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    Re: Top Bar Cell Calculation

    I have used 134 in the past based on a cad model , the one I just measured came to 136 :kn:
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    Re: Top Bar Bee Hive Plans

    There is a chance you are getting bad advice. If your friend is a successful topbar beekeeper (regularly keeps thier bees alive over winter and doesn't have to buy any/swarm catch come spring) ...
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    Re: Top Bar Cell Calculation

    Better yet use a rhombus! :lookout:
    for those that don't get the joke...
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    Re: Top Bar Cell Calculation

    I would argue cell size is unlikely worth the OPs time and effort, it a moving target http://www.elgon.es/naturalcellsize/image0o.JPG
    flip side is , yes knowing your comb volume vs a lang is handy
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    Re: Corona-19 China Beekeepers

    Maybe It will stop some of the dumping
  6. Thread: Cow urine and EFB

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    Re: Cow urine and EFB

    you can grow "organic" food in the other waist product cows produce :kn:
  7. Re: Splitting the hive up completely into new nucleus colonies

    It shouldn't, by all appearances you have done VERY well there are many who can't pull that kind of growth off in FL...
  8. Re: Splitting the hive up completely into new nucleus colonies

    K, the article is about a basic system Free flying QLS and a Free flying QRF, just scaled down more or less this http://doorgarden.com/2011/11/07/simple-honey-bee-queen-rearing-for-beginners/ used as...
  9. Thread: forced brood break

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    Re: forced brood break

    keep in mind it was a short study in a place with no winter, 100% survival over 60 days, the study didn't go any further
    In my location a Sept brood break would likly kill my hives, seems like its...
  10. Re: Swarm News: Swarm of nearly 40000 bees in California send 5 to Hospital with Stin

    The CNN footage and reporting https://www.cnn.com/2020/02/21/us/bee-sting-attacked-california-trnd/index.html
    suggests it was an established AHB colony that got triggered and went defensive, with...
  11. Thread: forced brood break

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    Re: forced brood break

    well, I find that study a bit convoluted and I draw a different conculdstion then you do
    https://academic.oup.com/jee/advance-article/doi/10.1093/jee/toz358/5697464
    "In general, colonies with...
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    Re: Medium Boxes Installing Packaged Bees

    I help out at our club teaching apiary @ the Littleton Cemetery. We often have 2 sessions a mounth out there starting in march, good way to get some hands on with beekeepers who have been at it a...
  13. Re: Splitting the hive up completely into new nucleus colonies

    https://www.beeculture.com/net-gain-cell-building-system/
  14. Thread: Cow urine and EFB

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    Re: Cow urine and EFB

    Wonder what it might feel like to get stung while peeing on a hive vs more normal locations..
    luckily Michael Smith of Cornell has done the testing for you Smith ML. 2014. Honey bee sting pain...
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    Re: Medium Boxes Installing Packaged Bees

    agreed, but as I haven't bought bees in the last 9 years, I turned to my old friend math..:D
    3500 bees per pound, 2500-2000 bees per deep "frame of bees"
    3x3500/2000= 5.25 deeps X1.36 gives us...
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    Re: North/South vs East/West TBH

    perhaps in your clime they don't
    I have a much colder winter temp, 50% more sunny days, and at my altitude I get 2x the solar heating hiting the box as sea level.

    For me hives put long way to...
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    Re: Cow urine and EFB

    Same author did a mite study as well (I wasn't aware of the EFB work till I saw it on bee l) 70%+ mite kill https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/eac1/33002430783ed1b514edb71ca250e7841cc2.pdf

    Must be...
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    Re: North/South vs East/West TBH

    "most" long hives have an entrance on the short end to keep the brood nest nest up front and honey in the back. Like any outer beekeeping equipment there are all ways some od balls (Gold star,...
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    Re: North/South vs East/West TBH

    on a "square" hive maby...

    but the dynamics of a long hive are different.. I think the op will be better off with thier plan putting a long side to the sun, I have had hives maintain there...
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    Re: Medium Boxes Installing Packaged Bees

    lol point was the area is massive and the OP could be the equivalent of a few east cost states away...


    given no experance with meadum brood chambers, I must ask, why is every one suggesting a...
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    Re: Medium Boxes Installing Packaged Bees

    The CO front range is 300 miles long and encompasses many massively different climes, my main yard is about 7 miles from shinbone and our bees act very difrently I brood up 2-3 weeks behind hime.....
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    Re: Top Bar Bee Hive Plans

    Corwin based the "backyard" hive off Marty Hardison's hive
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1hLGJYX3QKDU3dXS0JkeUNRWlU/view
    I have run a moded version for 10 years (1x10 sides in stead of 1x11...
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    Sticky: Re: Oxalic/glycerin on cellulose mite treatment

    I would expect contamination from foot traffic and bee to bee contact, same meckasim the gets it off the strip an on to the mites. The hive is a giant pump to the suppers.. with receiver bees running...
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    Re: Efficient Method of Queen rearing for Splits?

    for those wondering on the method


    I often put my frame of eggs out of the timeing box side to the starter/fnisher side 24 hours before I graft(same time I put the slide in to make them queen...
  25. Re: What hive design yields the most honey? Which yields the most bees?

    sure, but still waiting for something to show up to replace the lang in the CUS, the flow hive shure didn't

    but your correct location and management stye matters, those Aussie coffin hives have...
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