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  1. Re: Maximum Crop & Earthquake Proof Hive Stand

    What that thing needs is a hive cavity inside that head and neck. Bee breathing dragon.
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    Re: best way to 2:1 feed in-hive?

    Instead of giving up the frames to fit a frame feeder I'll put three double wide frame feeders in a super and put it on. They'll empty all three is as many days. I got two Ceracel hive top...
  3. Thread: Cover Foil

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    Re: Cover Foil

    I appears that in most cases where I've seen the plastic covers being used the hive top is very well insulated. I've seen that some beekeepers Europe are using flexible clear perspex covers. I...
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    Re: The right number of hives to keep it fun

    My grandfather was a commercial beekeeper and I learned under his tutorship what it took to do this as a profession, so I became and engineer and this is strictly a hobby, I intentionally work at...
  5. Re: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times- wisdom and folly from 2019

    2019 started with satisfactory results from a 2018 experiment. I converted three of my quilt boxes to Vivaldi boards. After the roller coaster spring we had I liked them so much I converted my...
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    Re: I need to move my hives. When is best?

    Just move it any convenient day. The foragers are dying off now. If any get lost they are bees that will be lost in the next couple of weeks as it is. Unless you live in zone 8 or higher then...
  7. Re: Down with Double Deeps! Fess up, you alternative hive-style followers!!!!

    All right who-ever you are, put down your beer, hand the keyboard back to Charlie, and go home and sleep it off. :no:
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    When I read this post it was 43. No bees flying....

    When I read this post it was 43. No bees flying. I looked again at 47. Still no bees flying or on the front porch. It’s 51 now and all of my hives have about a dozen bees on the porch and two to...
  9. Thread: Varroa 12%

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    Re: Varroa 12%

    Apivar kills about 40% of the mites in the first week and 99% kill over the full treatment period. I like using Apivar in the fall, I put it on at the September equinox and take it off after...
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    Re: Tung Oil Inside The Hive?

    Most of the products labeled "Tung Oil" in the paint aisle at most home centers are not pure tung oil. Tung oil is made from the Chinese tung nut and retail tung oil is as adulterated as Chinese...
  11. Re: Down with Double Deeps! Fess up, you alternative hive-style followers!!!!

    Fusion_Power, as the jumbo frame is 27% larger than the Langstroth-deep and you are running 7 frames in the winter then that is essentially the same as a single brood chamber Lang-deep 10 frame (7 x...
  12. Re: Down with Double Deeps! Fess up, you alternative hive-style followers!!!!

    That makes a lot more sense Trish. 12-3/4" is the logical size for a double medium stack with deep frames. I thought about trying that at one time, I can make my own frames but since two 8 frame...
  13. Re: Down with Double Deeps! Fess up, you alternative hive-style followers!!!!

    Dadant's original spec was 12-1/4 high for the 11-5/8" frame. Good luck finding a board to make that now. Advantech? Even making the more standard jumbo 11-5/8 box for the 11-1/4 frame is going to...
  14. Re: Down with Double Deeps! Fess up, you alternative hive-style followers!!!!

    Trish said her frames were 12-1/2″ high. So that was where I was wondering, because the jumbo is 11-1/4″, while according to pp36 and the drawing on pp38 of Dadant's book, he used 11-5/8″ frames....
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    Re: Best way to thin syrup

    At the risk of being snarky.


    Big batch: water + drill + paint stirrer.
    Little batch: water + spoon.


    If the syrup is already mixed no heat should be necessary.
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    Re: Late season issues...

    Some of my normally easy going hives are seriously grumpy right now, some are still gentle. They get very jealous of their food this time of year. Right now brood production can still be going but...
  17. Re: Can Palmer Style Double Nucs be used to produce Honey?

    Disclaimer first: I haven't ever used double nucs to overwinter as Palmer does. I've overwinter nucs using conventional 5 over 5 nucs instead of the double nucs. Palmer is so far beyond that in...
  18. Re: Down with Double Deeps! Fess up, you alternative hive-style followers!!!!

    I once toyed with that idea myself and when I pulled up the drawing I did I see I also came up with 12.75" as the proper frame depth for a medium two-stack. However I don't really want to deal with...
  19. Re: Down with Double Deeps! Fess up, you alternative hive-style followers!!!!

    Hold on a second Trish, will you clarify something for me? The Dadant Deep is 11-5/8" high (Dadant System of Beekeeping pp36). The modified jumbo, or what is commonly but incorrectly called the...
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    Re: Warre novice in need of help!

    Agree with JWP. Take off the bottom box with no comb. Do you have a hive top feeder or an internal feeder? I'd give them some 2:1 and see if you can get them to store some more food. I just took...
  21. Re: Down with Double Deeps! Fess up, you alternative hive-style followers!!!!

    I use 8 frame deeps. I went to 8 frame gear because geezer back, but after flirting briefly with using all 8 frame mediums I went back to deeps for brood because brood does not weigh as much as...
  22. Re: new attempt at passing mandatory bee registration in NY

    I believe I read somewhere that New York City has mandatory registration within the city. Is that correct?

    I live in a state with mandatory registration, but there isn't any penalty provided if...
  23. Re: new beehive designed to stop bees from dying over winter, and to have 24/7 monito

    The honeybee research center at UoG moves small hives inside during the winter. And then they turn on the refrigeration. They keep the small hives cold to keep the bees clustered and inactive so...
  24. Re: new beehive designed to stop bees from dying over winter, and to have 24/7 monito

    Oh snap. The Sweedes beat you to it.
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    Re: Foamboard cutting tip

    That depends on what you are bonding. PL8 foam board adhesive works decent for joints that don't see stress.

    Sometimes I use gorilla tape. Its strong enough to take some stress and it usually...
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