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  1. Re: How much honey could one expect from one hive? Spring

    But that isn't beekeeping - it's film-making.
    LJ
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    Re: Dead virgins in JZBZ cages

    Ah - thanks for that - I wondered what you'd meant by 'small hole' - I had no idea that they'd changed the design. Like yourself, can't see that as being the issue.
    LJ
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    Re: Dead virgins in JZBZ cages

    Found it on a second attempt ...

    The JZBZ has holes that are slightly larger (by being rectangular) then those of a Nicot cage - which are square, so that's unlikely to be a factor.

    The surface...
  4. Re: How much honey could one expect from one hive? Spring

    Absolutely right. One of the most enduring myths is that "there's money to be made in beekeeping". Well, maybe there is for full-time beekeepers who know their business well, but for hobbyists...
  5. Re: Will bees pollinate fruits an vegetables inside a.....

    Over a period of 2-3 years I ran an experimental 'watering-hole' which was formed from sphagnum moss on top of a large pan (upturned dustbin lid) of rain-water. It worked extremely well, except that...
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    Thermal with VOA ?

    The thermal treatment of mites is something which has intrigued me in the past, but not having thought about this for several months it came as a complete surprise to me this morning when I woke up...
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    Re: Dead virgins in JZBZ cages

    Now this is clutching at straws ...

    The plastic of these two types of cages certainly looks the same - but - if something is being added (either accidently or deliberately) to the plastic of JZBZ...
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    Re: Dead virgins in JZBZ cages

    So they should have been fed by worker bees as before (and after) ? Sounds like the problem is something specific to the JZBZ cage itself then ?

    I thought I had one of those cages squirreled away...
  9. Re: How much honey could one expect from one hive? Spring

    If you have $9000 invested in your bee operation, that should tell you about one area in which money is to be made in beekeeping ! I doubt you spent $9000 buying honey - so there's no foundation...
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    Re: Power For A Vaporizer

    Which should tell you that this advice is directed at people who are exposed to Oxalic Acid INDOORS.
    LJ
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    Re: Bee-shed idea ...

    The situation I found myself in was one in which I could see no way such a micro-colony would survive in the sub-zero temperatures which were being forecast, and that they would simply have huddled...
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    Re: Two untreated hives in my bee yard

    Whole heartedly agree with Oldtimer - except that I'd use the term 'Horlicks' instead of 'custard'.

    https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Horlicks :)

    LJ
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    Re: Bee-shed idea ...

    FWIW, this certainly can be done - assuming there's a good-enough reason for doing it. My own motivation for doing just this was that my all-time favourite queen was over-wintering in one half of a...
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    Re: The right number of hives to keep it fun

    I agree - a really good thread - one of the best threads in ages, as work-load is not a subject often discussed. I particularly liked MP's post - for "having fun" is not something normally associated...
  15. Re: Video - long Ukrainan hives - English audio

    Here are a few quotes from 'Wedmore' - he's not an author I've ever studied, but at first sight the following quotes from his book do appear germane to this thread:





    That's something that I...
  16. Re: Compact vertial hives - wintering in Siberia

    Hi Greg - I had a ferret around the guys playlist and found several videos of how he cleverly makes nuc boxes from rigid foam sheet. Russian guys are so inventive ...
    There's also a video there...
  17. Re: Compact vertial hives - wintering in Siberia

    Good link, Greg. While watchinbg the video I had planned asking you to explain why he was pulling bottom boxes from the stacks during mid-winter - but that became self-evident right at the end - the...
  18. Re: Video - long Ukrainan hives - English audio

    I just love those micro mating-nucs as an example of what can be done (but perhaps not necessarily what ought to be done). :)

    I've just watched a couple of episodes of the 'Sam Comfort Show' - not...
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    Re: Mites zapped by laser frame

    As I see it, the problem lies not with killing mites already in the hive - that can be achieved well enough with chemicals - it's re-infestation which causes the Varroa problem to persist ...

    So -...
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    Re: Well this might change things!

    That's my story too. I used to raise natural queen cells on foundationless comb (still do) - the newer the comb the better - and on a couple of occasions I tried 'notching' a few cells (just for the...
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    Re: Well this might change things!

    Forgot to mention ...

    In that paper: https://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0199124 evidence is presented that workers select specific larvae (assuming that they have a choice in the matter,...
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    Re: Well this might change things!

    In this study, one colony registered evidence of 77: https://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0199124

    Maybe the lady in question was wearing too much Chanel No.5 ... LOL

    But many queens showed...
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    Re: Dead virgins in JZBZ cages

    Bummer. Two possible lines of enquiry : what were the virgins given to eat ? And - with the rig you made - were other bees able to gain access to the virgins between emergence and death ?
    LJ
  24. Sticky: Re: Hive designs and their advantages and disadvantages

    A misunderstanding then. Mitchell and I have crossed swords in the past about the premises upon which his theories are based. For a moment there I thought that he'd actually generated some hard...
  25. Sticky: Re: Hive designs and their advantages and disadvantages

    To save me reading that - what is the basis of that 'research' ? DM has only been beekeeping for a couple of years and afaik has very few colonies. His wife is an experienced beekeeper of course ......
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