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  Topic: Hole(s) drilled in follower boards
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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:40 am   Subject: Hole(s) drilled in follower boards
but there is another hole in the other follower board in the front, without plug of any kind.
  Topic: Hole(s) drilled in follower boards
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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:11 pm   Subject: Hole(s) drilled in follower boards
i mean here in that youtube video

https://youtu.be/yw1hPeYw-VY?t=559
  Topic: Hole(s) drilled in follower boards
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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:23 am   Subject: Hole(s) drilled in follower boards
I was looking Phil Chandler's youtube videos and discovered that he drilled one hole in the lower 1/3 part of his follower boards.
What is the purpose? Is it a practice according to Dartington and h ...
  Topic: See through follower
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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:00 am   Subject: See through follower
do you mean like this one ?

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/99/24/00/9924002a645c8a57c81c8836f80955f7.jpg
  Topic: smoker fuel
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PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:42 pm   Subject: smoker fuel
When I was in Capetown my friends used dried Everlasting Flower,

Helichrysum teretifolium, Asteraceae. Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa.

http://redlist.sanbi.org/imgs/photos/3240-425_161_2367 ...
  Topic: The Dartington Long Deep Hive
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PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:47 pm   Subject: The Dartington Long Deep Hive
some tuning !

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/6c/01/8e/6c018e929a8f8aad7f10d74a0985e27c.jpg

(a modified entrance board according to Evangelista, C., Kraft, P., Dacke, M., Reinhard, J. and Srinivasan, ...
  Topic: The Dartington Long Deep Hive
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PostForum: Conventional and miscellaneous hives   Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:23 am   Subject: The Dartington Long Deep Hive
There is a Dartington Long Deep Hive on Sketchup

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/76/16/43/7616439e0fd0ee60ed611dc3ea94c5c3.jpg
  Topic: How you treat Varoa in a HTBH?
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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:08 pm   Subject: How you treat Varoa in a HTBH?
Yes it would be my aim to be treatment free and I certainly have no intention of using synthetic chemical treatments.
Correction: year 2000 when Varroa arrived in the North Island New Zealand.


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  Topic: How you treat Varoa in a HTBH?
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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:11 pm   Subject: How you treat Varoa in a HTBH?
Yes it would be my aim to be treatment free and I certainly have no intention of using synthetic chemical treatments.
Correction: year 2000 when Varroa arrived in the North Island New Zealand.


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  Topic: The Russian Scion
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PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:50 am   Subject: The Russian Scion
As a newbee I have not yet caught a swarm, plan to put out some bait hives according to the recommendations based on the research of Thomas Seeley. Thank you for posting this design, I'll give it a tr ...
  Topic: The Russian Scion
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PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:46 am   Subject: The Russian Scion
I found a almost unknown device for us but which is of a common use in every russian apiary

the "Scion" - ()

it is a trap or a shelter to catch the swarm as early as possible without ...
  Topic: experiment: condensation quilt and roof
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PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 2:08 pm   Subject: Re: experiment: condensation quilt and roof
status: experimental.


or "Antique"

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7116/7615297270_47e5558275.jpg

in The British Bee Journal; April 1, 1880 - 238
  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:06 pm   Subject: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
taking a count of the converse issue :

how to get a 12000 cm2 condensing surface for an "ideal" 45000 cm3 hive volume

Do we need a more efficient condenser than the (handmade) hive its ...
  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:46 am   Subject: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
hello,

A lot of science here , but i'd like to ad some of my thought :

according to the good authors the mean feral nest dimensions are 22,7 cm diameter for 156 cm height, if we assume that it i ...
 
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