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    Re: Weighing Beehives-Winter Weight

    Did you catch the MattDavey post; On the Youtube Video, click on the "CC" icon to turn on Close Captions (Subtitles). Then on the "Settings" icon go to: Subtitles -> Auto Translate -> English

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    Re: Small winter cluster

    No offense taken. If I was not clear then you should clarify and I should appreciate your efforts to clarify.
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    Re: Small winter cluster

    whole heartily not suggesting that
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    Re: Worm wood

    Will be fine. A dab of polyurethane glue or caulk will fill any holes that you don't want.
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    Re: Small winter cluster

    The advice you are getting is more of a nuance and preference than different. As much as from looking at photos not the hive. You say there are wet stores in the hive, then they have been taking...
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    Re: Small winter cluster

    Greg you are a masterful keeper as you have never had ants, big black spiders or beetles take up residence behind a follower.
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    Re: Small winter cluster

    Meanwhile - if create air pockets on both sides - you get a free bonus - extra insulation.

    As long as you do not create two unguarded houses. Question of strength.
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    Re: Small winter cluster

    OK my questions;
    They look like they are working off stores, not seeing any wet cells. (that may be just photos) When would you feed from beginnings of natural flow?

    Looking again, I would put...
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    Re: Small winter cluster

    Add a follower board for your comfort and add frames as they expand. They are working the foundation from the looks. Some capped brood in black plastic frame. If there is a frame of capped they will...
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    Re: Global Warming

    Amibusiness,
    It is not quite that simple. Machines are not responsible for slums. Isolation and it's poor health are not limited to the unemployed.
    Automation prevention in one locality preserves...
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    Re: Global Warming

    Never met a machine that didn't break.
    Getting parts, that's another story.
  12. Re: How you winter in 300x300 setup - a beauty.

    All of them?
    Is there a different purpose for each style or just to prove style does not matter?

    Very dark bee.

    Window in the shed struck me as a little odd. Screened vents to keep the bees...
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    Re: Low cost bee box construction

    Lose 1/16" bee space both top and bottom

    Unfortunately that does not leave a bee space. If you are going to just use on the bottom box just add onto your bottom board.

    All in all with the time...
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    Re: Global Warming

    Saw a piece on NBC; Orders of new jumbo jets to support next day delivery. Really? You can't think that far ahead to wait a week for a truck and train? Do not know the CO2 math but my gut says flying...
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    Re: Maximum Crop & Earthquake Proof Hive Stand

    You mean agree with him?
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    Re: Wintering Bees In Alaska

    We have almost lost cottontails. Snowshoes are way down as well to my observation. Glad to hear good news for you.
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    Re: Wintering Bees In Alaska

    Rabbit tracks? Hardly ever see those anymore.
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    Re: Global Warming

    And rust is still iron.
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    Re: Global Warming

    "Apparently the carbon leaving is dissolved into the oceans to become fish bones, clamshells, and limestone."
    Those are composed of calcium. Carbon dioxide forms carbonic acid which dissolves...
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    Re: Wintering Bees In Alaska

    https://www.bbhoneyfarms.com/store/p-486-colony-quilt-1--two-deep-colony

    Reminds me of sound dampening found in dishwashers.
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    Re: Global Warming

    The earth does warm and cool without man. That is simply the backdrop to the question of the effect our burning fossil fuels. It seems as if it is offered as proof that man does have any effect.
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    Re: Northern Midwest Winter Beekeeping Manifesto

    The bees will generate a surplus of heat and need to be cooled. There will be other buildings with a need for heat and sun. Greenhouse on the South side and bees on the North side of a common...
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    Re: Northern Midwest Winter Beekeeping Manifesto

    Ian is a name you need to learn. Cooling is the problem not heat. poke around his blog and Beesource threads for indoor wintering

    Clear descriptions are a total plus;...
  24. Re: Should I paint the outside of my reflectix hive wraps black?

    Hard to respond, not knowing location.
    Doubt it will make much difference. Heat the outside does not mean it will carry thru the bubbles , past the inner foil and to the hive. Good wind break...
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    Re: Maximum Crop & Earthquake Proof Hive Stand

    Charlie,
    How many stations do your bees get on their Satellite TV?

    Did odfrank tell you the bathroom vents make good swarm lures? Better than his logs?

    Does he think the house numbers cut down...
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