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  1. Thread: Shake bees?

    by GregV
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    Re: Shake bees?

    Then do it.
    What was the hang-up with shaking and all? Not really necessary.
  2. Thread: Shake bees?

    by GregV
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    Re: Shake bees?

    Instead - just shake into an empty pocket next to the target colony (separated by a dummy board or a newspaper with slits and a small passage).
    Or similarly - shake them into an empty box above the...
  3. Re: Customized Broodnest (Brother Adam, Hans Beer)

    psycain89-Germany,
    If anyone here is a proponent of dummy boards and variable nest sizes - this is me.
    In this regard, customized brood-nest and dummy boards - nothing new, but rather a routine as...
  4. Re: Management practices that lead to winter survival

    So Roland, how do you identify a colony that perished over the winter predominantly due to pesticide contaminated comb?
    I am ready to learn.
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    Re: CVH (Compact Vertical Hive) by GregV

    It is a shame I forgot to take a picture to demonstrate how stable the stack is.
    I would move it around and tilt it as I wished.
    One can easily lean the tower all way to 60-70 degrees and it holds...
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    Re: CVH (Compact Vertical Hive) by GregV

    There was a question/concern with the pegged design - it seems no way to slide the boxes (so to reduce the # of bees squashed).
    With the pegs facing down, you can slide the boxes - not a problem....
  7. Re: Customized Broodnest (Brother Adam, Hans Beer)

    The so-called standards are not the law to follow.
    Everyone does what they want and what they are able to.

    Sure - nothing wrong with 6-8-10 supers.
    As in here:...
  8. Re: Customized Broodnest (Brother Adam, Hans Beer)

    Of course, you are not.
    There are many ways to do this exact thing and achieve similar results.
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    Re: CVH (Compact Vertical Hive) by GregV

    A Mod fixed it.
    Thanks for the alert!
  10. Re: Customized Broodnest (Brother Adam, Hans Beer)

    This is exactly what many people say.
    Meanwhile the guy just smiles and keeps extracting the honey from his 100-hive trailer ALL summer long - May to August.
    Nothing wrong with the work IF you...
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    Re: Horizontal hive in hot climate

    Of course, Africa is the second largest continent in the World and you'd need to pay attention to the local details.
    Still, the top bars hives have been developed specifically with Africa in mind -...
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    Re: They keep taking syrup

    This time a year in Northern IL and WI the local bees need to be shutting down anyway.
    The September bees here ARE the winter bees.
    I would not worry of being honey bound - what they take, they...
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    Re: Is my first bee hive fine?

    This statement also is suggestive of Apis Cerana (a common local bee in Asia - so the local management would indeed mention the running away factor).
    They will take off and leave IF disturbed too...
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    Re: Is my first bee hive fine?

    Something tells me - these are Apis Cerana bees.
    Something about the abdomen rings and the small size of the colony (akin to what we call here - a mating nuc - but more normal for A. Cerana).
    ...
  15. Re: Management practices that lead to winter survival

    Below is the channel of the guy who runs (and sells) super-large horizontal hives.
    I also get daily spam from him.
    He does not treat (never has) - his claim.
    One of the mandatory management tools...
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    Re: Horizontal hive in hot climate

    Google about top bar hives in Africa.
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    Re: CVH (Compact Vertical Hive) by GregV

    LOL; would not let me fix now.
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    Re: Is this wax moth or yellow jacket larvae?

    Use them now or keep them as emergency feed for winter/spring.
    Scrape/liberally spray with water/serve (repeat the periodic spray as needed).
    If used now, you want this honey to be reprocessed by...
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    Re: Is this wax moth or yellow jacket larvae?

    Honey, like I said.
  20. Thread: Global Warming

    by GregV
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    Re: Global Warming

    Based on the discussions here, Salty, most people don't care.
    Decision makers don't care either - even worse.

    On the brighter side, dinosaurs used to live far up North (because there were warmer...
  21. Thread: Global Warming

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    Re: Global Warming

    It maybe too late to do much.

    Just relocate into more desirable areas now, if care and still can afford it (otherwise, your kids will be saying few choice words later about you; especially down...
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    Re: Is this wax moth or yellow jacket larvae?

    Yellow jackets will not lay into your frames - 100%.
    However, even wax moth will not lay eggs directly into honey - possible around the honey, but not directly into honey.
    Whatever you pictured -...
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    Re: CVH (Compact Vertical Hive) by GregV

    Not by default.
    I want to be able to populate my CVs from my deep long hives/deep swarm traps - hence the built-in compatibility.
    OR I also want to be able to populate from standard Lang frames -...
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    Re: CVH (Compact Vertical Hive) by GregV

    8-9 frame.

    However, it is compatible to 6-7 medium Lang frames (by the comb area).
    By box weight/comb area this is very similar to a 6-frame hive.
    Just different ergonomics/energy profile...
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    Re: CVH (Compact Vertical Hive) by GregV

    Thanks LJ.
    It is a nominal 300x300 square (exact +/- millimeters do not really matter, of course).
    8-9 frames.
    1.25/1.375 inch frames - will fit 9.
    1.5 inch frames - will fit 8.

    The square...
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