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  1. Thread: SHB in Montana?

    by GregV
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    Re: SHB in Montana?

    I have put similar frames into the open, like stand them directly on grass, well apart, and in sun.
    Come back in 2-3 days - there will be nothing left of those WM larvae.
    Especially now as it is...
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    Re: How can I tell if the queen is gone?

    Don't even look for her (especially now and in NY).
    There could be still eggs - look for those - if see any, then good.
    Or she maybe already stopping for the season - this is entirely valid too....
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    Re: Replace feeding 2:1 with sugar block?

    It seems as if they will consume the resources from "outside" of the nest before they eat their "inside" resources.
    Whatever is "inside" is the last resort.
    Dry sugar is, of course, is the outside...
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    Re: Sugar Syrup Keeps Re- Crystalizing

    Exactly.
    Water can only take in so much material (including sugar, on top of what is already dissolved in this water).

    Good starter on solubility of the materials in solvents (which applies here...
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    Re: Sugar Syrup Keeps Re- Crystalizing

    Or HMF (the short handle of the same).
    Lots of material.
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    Re: Sugar Syrup Keeps Re- Crystalizing

    They do care of the burned stuff.
    They may not die on you so that you conclude they don't care.
    But on such diet they very well may live shorter.
    I would not give burned sugar to my bees - it is...
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    Re: Sugar Syrup Keeps Re- Crystalizing

    Entirely possible this has nothing to do with the sugar.
    What about water?

    Harder water dissolves less. The harder it is, the worse it is.
    And so it maybe that the water in the "funny" batch was...
  8. Re: Found A Large Hive With Comb On A Tree Above My Existing Hive...What Do We Do?

    +1
    Some questionable bees are not that valuable to down the entire tree just to get them (maybe!).
    But IF the tree is go to anyway, might as well do it now.
    Could be a lucky double-whammy.
  9. Thread: I was googling

    by GregV
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    Re: I was googling

    All these "high tech" solutions often are just lab-level inventions in the search of the appropriate applications in real life.
    People without the first-hand knowledge of the problem come up with a...
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    Re: The 'Gallup' Long Hive.

    Do post a pic or two of your production Gallup frames.
    Am interested to see the live Gallup combs and how the bees structure it.

    Now that I am almost finished with my experimental 300x300 CVH...
  11. Re: 6-framer - larger-scale, commercial grade, mobile operator

    One negative of the 6-framers vs. the square 300x300 setup - energy efficiency for stand alone units (typical for me).
    With exact same area of the cross section, the 300x300 has ~10% less perimeter...
  12. Re: 6-framer - larger-scale, commercial grade, mobile operator

    The 6-frame guy specifically addressed exactly this.
    Here, if I recall:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIre421dsFc

    He did try running the brood on small frames and backed out of it.
    With the...
  13. Re: 6-framer - larger-scale, commercial grade, mobile operator

    Here is a good review of the good strong unit mid-summer - he does a full brood nest demo - Jul 21, 2019.
    Watch as he flips through the frames - the whole six of them! LOL...
  14. Re: 6-framer - larger-scale, commercial grade, mobile operator

    This may take some time.

    Briefly reviewed this episode on "why the 6-framers do not swarm"
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIre421dsFc

    The basic premise is - with the 6-framer management, one...
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    Re: What are my bees doing now?

    They are practically never "genetically identical".
    That much is guarantied.
    The rest is obvious - they are different.
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    Re: Unmated virgin when requeening

    It is the queen thorax that does not go through the excluder (with very few exceptions).
    The excluder is meant to stop the queen's thorax, not the abdomen.

    The thorax size does not change with...
  17. Re: 6-framer - larger-scale, commercial grade, mobile operator

    LJ
    I will try to review some of his relevant vids where he might have talked about it.
    The 6-frame guy abruptly went off-line this spring.
    He said he was going to become more organized - but then...
  18. One reason to NOT buy plastic equipment (frames, foundation, etc)....

    ... OR any plastic for that matter.

    In case you did not already know - plastic does not really get recycled much.
    It's a myth, with maybe few exceptions.

    This is because "selling recycling...
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    Re: Honey Press - how good are they?

    Absolutely, you will get clear honey.
    It all depends on the source.
    I really like mincing/draining the old brood combs with some bee bread in them - after the honey cured few months (our favorite,...
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    Re: Honey Press - how good are they?

    Waste as in - "you don't get the honey" - but bees will get it back, and so this is not a waste at all.
    Waste would be IF you dump the honey down the drain; now that is waste.

    The press would get...
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    Re: Honey Press - how good are they?

    UNLESS, you crush what is to be melted due to age/flaws anyway.
    Everyone melts old wax, don't they.
    Might as well, C&S them first - then melt.
    But to do this, you'd need to practice different...
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    Re: Honey Press - how good are they?

    Recently I picked up something similar for $20 made from food-grade buckets (should I ever C&S on a bigger scale).
    It is used, but I just gotten a bit too lazy to make one myself anymore - $20 is...
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    Re: Honey Press - how good are they?

    dup
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    Re: Hive in the woods

    Thanks for the update, LB.
    Be fun to see how these bee do in spring.
    Just watching the feral bees in natural setup is fun and educational as it is.
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    Re: The 'Gallup' Long Hive.

    Thanks LJ.
    11 & 1/4 - will remember now.
    This is the depth dimension for the Lang Jumbo frame (which I have a full box of un-assembled - still unsure what to do with them).
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