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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    russ
    If the other bees will live with out the small hive, why not just try to winter them and see what happens? Might learn from it and would be no worse off if they die and the others live with...
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    Re: Dzierzon's Beehives

    Michael
    I don't disagree with you. I was just showing off that I had actually read some stuff.:) I do find different practices interesting and fun to think about. Things like abby promoted...
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    Re: Dzierzon's Beehives

    lj
    Abby warre also mentions that as the practice of his and others and the reason his hive and management was a better way.
    Cheers
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    Sticky: Re: Hive designs and their advantages and disadvantages

    Greg
    I have 3/8th inch gap on my bottom board. I have not had issues yet of mice getting in my hives during winter. Not saying it will never happen. I have traps with out bees in them that also...
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    Sticky: Re: Hive designs and their advantages and disadvantages

    LJ
    I don't know how moist it is here but probably not too bad. I hear moister is hard on mites. I have no upper ventilation and a reduced bottom entrance. Two inch foam on the hive top out side...
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    Sticky: Re: Riverderwent Survival Treatment Free 2017

    I also use the commercial food pans, they are great.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: The right number of hives to keep it fun

    dudelt

    My first year with three new hives and I had about 6 or 8 extra hives built and sitting there. It got warm in feb so that the bees could take advantage of the tree pollen and then cooled...
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    Re: The right number of hives to keep it fun

    I have 9 hives right now and ten extra hives built. I am so glad that those ten extra hives don't have bees in them. I live in fear of having a smarmy season and not having equipment to catch or...
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    Re: Intro as well as being treatment free

    Happy home
    I used this as a general ideal during my first year.
    https://extension2.missouri.edu/g7601

    It mentions 40 to 60 lbs.
    I have never had a swarm build up fast enough that I could...
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    Re: Speed of adaptation....

    I was just being a smart butt, hopefully in a comical way. That is why I made sure and put a smiley.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: Mid-Missouri Hello

    MO.......
    Welcome. Just a suggestion. You should add your location to your profile. Believe me when I say that it helps when people respond to you to have that info.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Re: Speed of adaptation....

    V.A.

    Tell that to the dinosaurs. :)
    Cheers
    gww
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    russ
    My guess on the comb drawing. I think this is more a time of the year type thing. If the box is put on early and if the hive needs the space because they have filled what they have, they...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Ar1
    I would maybe try no vinegar. I did have a few spoon fulls in most of mine but was scared of too much smell myself.
    I have mentioned the only experience I have so far and so can only say...
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    Re: What is treatment free?

    jnqp.....


    How can the link that riverderwent posted be considered vague and misused? It seemed to lay it out pretty clear to me when used in this forum format.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    ar1


    I do have a question for you? What did you put in the sugar blocks besides water and sugar?

    I put had put sugar blocks on every year before now on oct first. I even put a little vinegar...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Russ


    This is the reason I go more on feeling then knowledge. The knowledge is almost always above my head even when broken down into layman's terms.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Michael
    The guy who claimed credit, Arthur Eichengrun, for stabilizing aspirin when working for bayer ended up in a concentration camp with out any of the money.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    russ
    Truth be known, I got the ideal from michael bushe's web site. It mentioned about 30 frames or so. I only wanted to build medium frames and so made these medium size and around 34 frames or...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    Russ
    I don't have a data plan on my phone. I had to look the doctor up. He is a busy boy but doesn't feed and so I am one behind him.
    Cheers
    gww
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    russ

    When I first started, my goal was to get into bees for free. I used all the stuff I ever had that was left over from previous project or remodel jobs. Those long langs took less resources...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    russ

    One other problem I could see with the insulation on the inside is that it could interfere with decisions like feeding sugar water if needed. My inter covers do have the hole in the center...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015-2019 treatment free experience

    Juhani

    I have to admit that I would only burn for afb and would probably try to bull through everything else but have not lost half of my hives yet. I believe that will come someday and I will...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    russ

    I can't really say. My first year a mouse made a nest on top of one of the foams and right under the telescoping lid. I had read a couple of things that the bees might chew on the foam...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    russ
    My first year I did two inch above the inter cover. I then got lazy and just started incorporating the foam into my telescoping lids and leaving them on all the time.

    It is a mixed bag...
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