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  1. Re: Penn State "COMB" project posts Dec 2019 update

    No, my memory does not extend back to pre WWI, our records date back to at least the late 1930s. We departed from Demaree to our present brood management system. I highly doubt that Walt's methods...
  2. Re: Penn State "COMB" project posts Dec 2019 update

    Interesting. Four hives is a rather small number to do a competent study with. I wonder what a more competent beekeeper could have done to prevent swarming. Old methods from the pre WWI days when...
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    Re: A Changing Landscape

    As for the dissapearing bees, in school, we are trained to look for a bad thing that is there, and not trained to look for what is NOT there. Once you train yourself to look at the ratio of brood at...
  4. Re: Advice for sealing concrete floor extraction room

    If you can find an 2 part Epoxy coating where the aggregate is crushed epoxy, get it. It may be called "Monolithic" . When we tore down an old extracting room from the '60s, I could drop a cement...
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    Re: Help with Comb Honey

    Same as Killian.


    Crazy Roland
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    Re: Help with Comb Honey

    I believe the Killians used a method that involved killing the queen, knocking them down to a single deep, and striking all but one cell. The bees back fill the brood chamber without a laying queen....
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    Re: Help with Comb Honey

    Try to get the original, not a compilation. He was a family friend.

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: Help with Comb Honey

    Learn how to make populous hives first.The Killian book describes what to do to insure success.

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: Help with Comb Honey

    Read Killian's book.

    Run a single deep brood chamber.

    Are you making comb honey, or cut comb?

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: Frame rest protectors

    I believe the frame rest of the "P" shape also makes the hive easier to work, there is less area for the bees to propolis. The next step is to narrow the end of the top bar so that there is less for...
  11. Re: A series of interviews from commercial beekeepers

    How do they all keep their cloths so clean AND work the bees? And no smoke coming from the clean smoker? And they are SOOOOOO strong they can lift a full deep up over their head. Hmmmmm.....Maybe...
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    Re: Frame rest protectors

    We even have some supers from WWII with hard Maple frame rests, because steel was rationed.

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: Frame rest protectors

    The "L" shaped frame rests are harder to scrape than the "P"" shaped rests that we use. With the "P" style, the first tool used looks like a file sharpened in the shaped (in cross section) of a...
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    Re: Entrance reducer was pulled out of hive

    I vote skunk.

    Crazy Roland
  15. Re: Why the heck won't they gain weight (after ALOT of feeding).

    Another observation, I would guess that a spring pesticide synergizes with a fall oesticide. It appears best to rotate all comb that was present before the Solstice out before early September.
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  16. Re: Why the heck won't they gain weight (after ALOT of feeding).

    Old is anything more than one season in use.

    Ag area and urban the same. Shotgun brood in old comb both places. 2-4d seems to be the major culprit in urban areas.

    It is not one event that...
  17. Re: Why the heck won't they gain weight (after ALOT of feeding).

    We are seeing at least a factor of two difference in weight gain between hive on old comb, and hives on decontaminated comb. I would suspect pesticide build up in the beeswax.

    Crazy Roland
  18. Re: Basswood trees start blooming in northern Illinois

    No good flow, but enough to taint the clover flow that followed. We are WAY over due.

    Did get 30 lbs a hive in one yard of Touch-me-not honey.

    Crazy Roland
  19. Re: Do you clean and reuse plastic foundation or throw them away?

    Since it appears that pesticides build up in the wax, I would also assume that it build up in the plastic. Therefore we replace with new foundation, tested bt Dadant.

    Crazy Roland
  20. Re: Alabama IRS Denies Losses due to "Pre Production Phase"

    Would you ask an accountant for beekeeping advise?

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: Treating to Become Treatment Free

    GregV wrote:

    Show me the person who excels in ALL of the above and at once.
    Be honest too.

    be carefull - what is right next to insanity????

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: Treating to Become Treatment Free

    The applicability of Oldtimer's knowledge was questioned above due to it not being local. I disagree. It is the understanding of fundamental principles of chemistry, biology, physics, genetics,...
  23. Re: Bee Excluder with empty super below a good idea?

    Do you mean "innercover"???

    Crazy Roland
  24. Thread: Goldenrod Honey

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    Re: Goldenrod Honey

    Mr. Bush - just for reference - in this area, although the bloomings overlap for a short period like now, generally the Goldenrod starts to bloom 3 weeks before the Aster, and the Aster blooms for...
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    Re: Treating to Become Treatment Free

    StevenG, a poster from years ago, is ..to the best of my knowledge....still treatment free. The source of his genetics was one of the Weavers. It always helps to stand on someone else's shoulders.
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