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  1. Re: How much honey could one expect from one hive? Spring

    If you have $9000 invested in your bee operation, that should tell you about one area in which money is to be made in beekeeping ! I doubt you spent $9000 buying honey - so there's no foundation...
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    Re: Power For A Vaporizer

    Which should tell you that this advice is directed at people who are exposed to Oxalic Acid INDOORS.
    LJ
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    Re: Bee-shed idea ...

    The situation I found myself in was one in which I could see no way such a micro-colony would survive in the sub-zero temperatures which were being forecast, and that they would simply have huddled...
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    Re: Two untreated hives in my bee yard

    Whole heartedly agree with Oldtimer - except that I'd use the term 'Horlicks' instead of 'custard'.

    https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Horlicks :)

    LJ
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    Re: Bee-shed idea ...

    FWIW, this certainly can be done - assuming there's a good-enough reason for doing it. My own motivation for doing just this was that my all-time favourite queen was over-wintering in one half of a...
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    Re: The right number of hives to keep it fun

    I agree - a really good thread - one of the best threads in ages, as work-load is not a subject often discussed. I particularly liked MP's post - for "having fun" is not something normally associated...
  7. Re: Video - long Ukrainan hives - English audio

    Here are a few quotes from 'Wedmore' - he's not an author I've ever studied, but at first sight the following quotes from his book do appear germane to this thread:





    That's something that I...
  8. Re: Compact vertial hives - wintering in Siberia

    Hi Greg - I had a ferret around the guys playlist and found several videos of how he cleverly makes nuc boxes from rigid foam sheet. Russian guys are so inventive ...
    There's also a video there...
  9. Re: Compact vertial hives - wintering in Siberia

    Good link, Greg. While watchinbg the video I had planned asking you to explain why he was pulling bottom boxes from the stacks during mid-winter - but that became self-evident right at the end - the...
  10. Re: Video - long Ukrainan hives - English audio

    I just love those micro mating-nucs as an example of what can be done (but perhaps not necessarily what ought to be done). :)

    I've just watched a couple of episodes of the 'Sam Comfort Show' - not...
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    Re: Mites zapped by laser frame

    As I see it, the problem lies not with killing mites already in the hive - that can be achieved well enough with chemicals - it's re-infestation which causes the Varroa problem to persist ...

    So -...
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    Re: Well this might change things!

    That's my story too. I used to raise natural queen cells on foundationless comb (still do) - the newer the comb the better - and on a couple of occasions I tried 'notching' a few cells (just for the...
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    Re: Well this might change things!

    Forgot to mention ...

    In that paper: https://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0199124 evidence is presented that workers select specific larvae (assuming that they have a choice in the matter,...
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    Re: Well this might change things!

    In this study, one colony registered evidence of 77: https://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0199124

    Maybe the lady in question was wearing too much Chanel No.5 ... LOL

    But many queens showed...
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    Re: Dead virgins in JZBZ cages

    Bummer. Two possible lines of enquiry : what were the virgins given to eat ? And - with the rig you made - were other bees able to gain access to the virgins between emergence and death ?
    LJ
  16. Sticky: Re: Hive designs and their advantages and disadvantages

    A misunderstanding then. Mitchell and I have crossed swords in the past about the premises upon which his theories are based. For a moment there I thought that he'd actually generated some hard...
  17. Sticky: Re: Hive designs and their advantages and disadvantages

    To save me reading that - what is the basis of that 'research' ? DM has only been beekeeping for a couple of years and afaik has very few colonies. His wife is an experienced beekeeper of course ......
  18. Sticky: Re: Hive designs and their advantages and disadvantages

    If you investigate near-Earth atmospheric electricity (a wikipedia-level investigation ...), you may begin to get some clues there. During flight a honeybee develops anywhere from 20 or 30 - up to a...
  19. Sticky: Re: Hive designs and their advantages and disadvantages

    "Trained physicist" - yes, 'trained' is an appropriate term to use - I couldn't improve on that.

    So - you're a physicist intent upon analysing the dynamic conditions within a beehive.
    Question:...
  20. Re: Maximum Crop & Earthquake Proof Hive Stand

    If anyone's interested - this is a link to a BBC article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-47103392 That dragon (the emblem of Wales) was carved from a felled oak using a chainsaw - the amount of...
  21. Re: Maximum Crop & Earthquake Proof Hive Stand

    ... or even a dragon ?

    https://images2.imgbox.com/ee/46/KPnkYuN7_o.jpg

    :) LJ
  22. Re: Video - long Ukrainan hives - English audio

    Me too. (Well done, Greg)
    At the moment I'm downloading a couple which I think are about making DIY embossed foundation and. although foundation isn't 'my thing', I love to see new methods of...
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    Re: A-Z Hives - ventilation ?

    Johno - Thanks - LJ
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    A-Z Hives - ventilation ?

    Yet another day of continuous rain, and so my thoughts have turned to the small-footprint tall-stack hives I'll be installing into a converted caravan (camper) next year ...

    These hives will...
  25. Sticky: Re: Hive designs and their advantages and disadvantages

    I think one needs to be very careful here when making comparisons. Honey-bees are not humans - they have different respiratory systems and, unlike humans, are individually poikilothermic - although...
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