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Acebird
Today 06:04 AM
 my hive inspection apprehensions
I think a newbie could just do nucs the first year to build up the straight comb that is needed to keep getting straight comb if they wanted to use all foundationless frames. Just keep splitting the... (408 views, 12 replies)
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Michael Bush
Today 06:02 AM
 Hives made out of cherry?
Cherry will certainly work. I prefer lighter and cheaper. If I had a lot of cherry I'd sell it for a premium and buy some white pine... (86 views, 4 replies)
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jim lyon
Today 06:02 AM
 minimizing robbing
Or from the bee yard across the road that got moved in. I look at removing lids ahead of you or leaving lids off behind you as more of a "last ditch" effort. Far better to plan how to minimize... (231 views, 8 replies)
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GaSteve
Today 06:00 AM
 Frame top bars popping off, seeking opinions from the group
In addition to the horizontal nails that go through the end bar under the ear of the top bar, you can also put horizontal nails through the edges of the "fork tines" of the end bar into the top bar. ... (159 views, 7 replies)
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Juhani Lunden
Today 05:58 AM
 Drone congregation Area
I have not seen matings in the apiary but have seen drones following a ripe queencell in my hand. (5,127 views, 76 replies)
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Michael Bush
Today 05:57 AM
 Bees, lies and evidence-based policy
I'm not sure I understand the term "test". I look for disease anytime I am in the hive. I have them inspected once a year so I can sell queens so the inspector looks specifically for diseases and... (7,903 views, 301 replies)
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Rader Sidetrack
Today 05:56 AM
 Natural Annual Brood Cycle
> Being in the top 5 for honey production worldwide our weak bees seem to be not near as weak as in other countries. That is simply not true! :eek: :lpf: The USA is the 4th largest country... (905 views, 34 replies)
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Michael Bush
Today 05:55 AM
 How Cold Before SHB Die?
Oddly enough some Northern states have issues with them. It seems to be a combination of clay soil and long hard winters that keep them in check around here. Places with sandy soil seem to have... (273 views, 9 replies)
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Michael Bush
Today 05:53 AM
 Slatted Racks.......
>Its almost time to get in the basement and start building woodenware and stock the wood stove. My question is, those of you that use slatted racks, have you seen a difference? Yes, they beard... (508 views, 17 replies)
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Daniel Y
Today 05:52 AM
 Need Trap-out Expert Wisdom
Adding brood to the trap out box may lure a queen out Simply to find out who is laying in her territory. I don't count on actually getting the queen from a trap out. I expect to starve her... (89 views, 7 replies)
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Michael Bush
Today 05:50 AM
 Help with yellow jackets - don't understand making hive entrance smaller
It is the wing muscles they are taking. Reducing the entrance will help some even if they are picking them off outside, it gives the guard bees a focused area and they may try to defend it. But the... (369 views, 14 replies)
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Michael Bush
Today 05:43 AM
 Excluder or Not
Try it with and without and see what you think. I don't use an excluder generally, but do use them when queen rearing. But also keep in mind that success and failure is all in the details. If your... (358 views, 8 replies)
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sqkcrk
Today 05:43 AM
 How to handle Interstate Bee Truck Overturns
And a verbal thanks. (345 views, 8 replies)
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sqkcrk
Today 05:42 AM
 BTU's of honey
Where are Brian Cardinal and Solomon Parker on this topic? They are engineers too. I'm no engineer, but it's better to have too much honey on a hive than not enough. So the bees can eat it at... (269 views, 10 replies)
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Michael Bush
Today 05:36 AM
 Ready Date Calendar
The nice thing about the ready date calendars is they are weather proof, last well even in sunlight for years... To keep my batches straight, I start with the date I expect the queen to be laying... (581 views, 13 replies)
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Michael Bush
Today 05:29 AM
 Suddenly High Varoa Count
>You have referred to this figure before but I question that perhaps it is out of date advice generally to run with this. It seems that Phil Craft may have changed his perspective in recent times;... (707 views, 28 replies)
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potgieter
Today 05:23 AM
 Increasing cell size
I'm crushed today!!!! Found the queen dead, I was going in to release her from the cage today. Actually crushed doesn't even come close to how I feel (491 views, 22 replies)
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Fishman43
Today 05:06 AM
 Name Change request
Jabba from "Austraia"... may need to fix your location as well :thumbsup: (234 views, 3 replies)
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Michael Palmer
Today 04:41 AM
 Master Beekeeping Course
In the UK, the BBKA (British Bee Keeping association) has the best master beekeeper program. Starts with a basic assessment test, and when you pass that one there are a series of tests based on... (561 views, 14 replies)
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papar
Today 03:48 AM
 Oxalic Acid Vaporizing vs. Dribbling
What is the mixture ratio using sugar syrup? (643 views, 16 replies)