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    Re: Medium Boxes Installing Packaged Bees

    I help out at our club teaching apiary @ the Littleton Cemetery. We often have 2 sessions a mounth out there starting in march, good way to get some hands on with beekeepers who have been at it a...
  2. Re: Splitting the hive up completely into new nucleus colonies

    https://www.beeculture.com/net-gain-cell-building-system/
  3. Thread: Cow urine and EFB

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    Re: Cow urine and EFB

    Wonder what it might feel like to get stung while peeing on a hive vs more normal locations..
    luckily Michael Smith of Cornell has done the testing for you Smith ML. 2014. Honey bee sting pain...
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    Re: Medium Boxes Installing Packaged Bees

    agreed, but as I haven't bought bees in the last 9 years, I turned to my old friend math..:D
    3500 bees per pound, 2500-2000 bees per deep "frame of bees"
    3x3500/2000= 5.25 deeps X1.36 gives us...
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    Re: North/South vs East/West TBH

    perhaps in your clime they don't
    I have a much colder winter temp, 50% more sunny days, and at my altitude I get 2x the solar heating hiting the box as sea level.

    For me hives put long way to...
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    Re: Cow urine and EFB

    Same author did a mite study as well (I wasn't aware of the EFB work till I saw it on bee l) 70%+ mite kill https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/eac1/33002430783ed1b514edb71ca250e7841cc2.pdf

    Must be...
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    Re: North/South vs East/West TBH

    "most" long hives have an entrance on the short end to keep the brood nest nest up front and honey in the back. Like any outer beekeeping equipment there are all ways some od balls (Gold star,...
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    Re: North/South vs East/West TBH

    on a "square" hive maby...

    but the dynamics of a long hive are different.. I think the op will be better off with thier plan putting a long side to the sun, I have had hives maintain there...
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    Re: Medium Boxes Installing Packaged Bees

    lol point was the area is massive and the OP could be the equivalent of a few east cost states away...


    given no experance with meadum brood chambers, I must ask, why is every one suggesting a...
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    Re: Medium Boxes Installing Packaged Bees

    The CO front range is 300 miles long and encompasses many massively different climes, my main yard is about 7 miles from shinbone and our bees act very difrently I brood up 2-3 weeks behind hime.....
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    Re: Top Bar Bee Hive Plans

    Corwin based the "backyard" hive off Marty Hardison's hive
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1hLGJYX3QKDU3dXS0JkeUNRWlU/view
    I have run a moded version for 10 years (1x10 sides in stead of 1x11...
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    Re: Oxalic/glycerin on cellulose mite treatment

    I would expect contamination from foot traffic and bee to bee contact, same meckasim the gets it off the strip an on to the mites. The hive is a giant pump to the suppers.. with receiver bees running...
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    Re: Efficient Method of Queen rearing for Splits?

    for those wondering on the method


    I often put my frame of eggs out of the timeing box side to the starter/fnisher side 24 hours before I graft(same time I put the slide in to make them queen...
  14. Re: What hive design yields the most honey? Which yields the most bees?

    sure, but still waiting for something to show up to replace the lang in the CUS, the flow hive shure didn't

    but your correct location and management stye matters, those Aussie coffin hives have...
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    Re: had a cancerous tumor behind left eye

    I would have said New River my self.. one guy with 8 different lines, sold out as soon as sales opened jan 1st, etc,
    I am not saying he is a fraud he seems on the up and up and has the II rig to...
  16. Re: What hive design yields the most honey? Which yields the most bees?

    Reminds me of all the OA fogging threads and youtubes, all these people claiming great results, and all of a sudden it ends with people not able to replicate it and the OG poster now (if there still...
  17. Re: What hive design yields the most honey? Which yields the most bees?

    Most honey per hive? my guess would be 6 queen coffin hives 53659
    doolittle's management of extracting every 4 days isn't practical for most people, and his claim that the queens in the long hives...
  18. Re: Queen confinement cage for varroa controlling brood break

    yes, not sure I under stand your point.
  19. Re: Queen confinement cage for varroa controlling brood break

    If your going to break and treat or break and trap, you only need 12 days of caging, Notice the 66% mite knock down from the single traping alone
    here is Randy Oliver's brake down of the numbers...
  20. Thread: forced brood break

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    Re: forced brood break

    that's not what the science shows as Dr Büchler notes the Italians have done a LOT of work on it. many many studys, and they show a dramatic effect, far more impact then even a few brood on OAVs ...
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    Re: nuc sales agreement

    pull the nuc w/overwintered queen, add a bought queen to OG hive, requeen later in the summer ? makes $$ and cents
    "2 queen cages in the grass" damning indeed for a large operation, but yes I...
  22. Thread: forced brood break

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    Re: forced brood break

    sure, I manipulated the computer model just to pull the wool over your eyes:banana:
    Plenty of studys out there on brood breaks, haven't found one yet to support your view, please pass it on if you...
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    Re: forced brood break

    dup
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    Re: forced brood break

    what would make you say that??
    Of corce they are dieing, every day.. and every day they are not reproducing means a day the population is declining in stead of growing, and every day they are on...
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    Sticky: Re: Treatment-Free Bungling 2018 - ?

    I don't under stand your point?
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