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by moebees
Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: Langstroth
Topic: Langstroth versatility
Replies: 40
Views: 3698

Re: Langstroth versatility

Tyson Kaiser wrote: Sometimes it seems that everyone wants to reinvent the wheel, and while competing designs are interesting and have different qualities it's difficult to compare to the ubiquity and versatility of the original Langstroth hive. As many others have responded already, the big advant...
by moebees
Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: Langstroth
Topic: Langstroth versatility
Replies: 40
Views: 3698

Re: Langstroth versatility

EkiPoPo wrote: Still don't get TB hives they sure don't seem to have any advantages except maybee if your building your own stuff. In nature seems like bee trees grow up and not sideways JGrizle wrote: Bees can be found in horizontal fallen trees/logs and bees often choose to make nests under house...
by moebees
Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:30 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New in North Central Texas
Replies: 5
Views: 358

Re: New in North Central Texas

Welcome Richard. Great to have your here to contribute to the discussion. That is fantastic that you had a colony move in like that. If you are mowing a few feet away from them I doubt they are too Africanized. If it were me and they are in a spot where they are not bothering anything I would set ou...
by moebees
Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Scientific Research
Topic: Natural Varroa mite-surviving Apis mellifera honeybee populations
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: Natural Varroa mite-surviving Apis mellifera honeybee populations

No. They insist that any bees not treated in three years are dead. They insist any colony that you claim survived more than three years, died out and was repopulated with a swarm. And that swarm came from someones treated bees... That is their model of the world. Exactly. I hear many of them claim ...
by moebees
Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Scientific Research
Topic: Natural Varroa mite-surviving Apis mellifera honeybee populations
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: Natural Varroa mite-surviving Apis mellifera honeybee populations

There are survivors all over, but it is nice to see the scientists acknowledge it at some level


But can you find a treatment Beek that will acknowledge it?
by moebees
Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:05 am
Forum: Advanced Beekeeping
Topic: Small hives, swarms, and varroa
Replies: 0
Views: 273

Small hives, swarms, and varroa

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/articl ... ne.0150362 This is an interesting study on the effect of small hive size on varroa in infestations.
by moebees
Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Cameron, from Georgia
Replies: 2
Views: 296

Re: Cameron, from Georgia

Hi Cameron,

Welcome to TF beekeeping forum. There are some really knowledgeable contributors here that can help with questions.
by moebees
Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Warre
Topic: Starting with Warre Hives and Colony Losses
Replies: 26
Views: 3508

Re: Starting with Warre Hives and Colony Losses

I would be honored if Michael Bush quoted me. :)
by moebees
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:14 pm
Forum: Warre
Topic: Starting with Warre Hives and Colony Losses
Replies: 26
Views: 3508

Re: Starting with Warre Hives and Colony Losses

Someone did a Warre and their bees died. Has anyone try a Langstroth hive and their bees died? Success and failure is all in the details. It is not in the broad general things like what kind of box the bees were in. Agreed. If I started and hive and it died I would not assume it was caused by the b...
by moebees
Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Advanced Beekeeping
Topic: Selecting and propagating Varroa resistant honey bees
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Re: Selecting and propagating Varroa resistant honey bees

Sorry about that. It works now.
by moebees
Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Warre
Topic: Starting with Warre Hives and Colony Losses
Replies: 26
Views: 3508

Re: Starting with Warre Hives and Colony Losses

Bees certainly live in all kinds of places and survive. The box you put them in is usually not the reason they die. But nonetheless thermo regulation is very important. And I don't just mean in overwintering. During spring summer and fall bees kept in well insulated hives will fly at lower outside t...
by moebees
Fri Sep 09, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: Frame width questions?
Replies: 8
Views: 597

Re: Frame width questions?

Hi Nordak,

Yes I considered it early on. Along with the rose hive. But I didn't like the putting boxes on the bottom bit but now that you mention it maybe I should rethink it again like you say with 1.5 stock. After awhile my head hurts! :?
by moebees
Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: Frame width questions?
Replies: 8
Views: 597

Re: Frame width questions?

Could I ask why your are going for very narrow frame width and are you making your own frames or using a custom built hive? Ingo This could get to be a very lengthy response so I will give the short answer first. Although I am not a super experienced beekeeper I am not a complete noob either. I have...
by moebees
Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Advanced Beekeeping
Topic: Selecting and propagating Varroa resistant honey bees
Replies: 3
Views: 394

Selecting and propagating Varroa resistant honey bees

Saw this the beesource forum and don't know if it has been published here or not. Talk by Daniel Weaver.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhbTJlCBpjc
by moebees
Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:42 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New in Illinois
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: New in Illinois

Thanks Ingo. Wish we had more TF Beeks here. The American solution to everything seems to be spray chemicals on it. I don't know if I will be able to find local nucs or not but I plan to put out some swarm traps in the spring. Do you have the black bees in Wales? They seem to be pretty good survivors.
by moebees
Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: Frame width questions?
Replies: 8
Views: 597

Re: Frame width questions?

Thanks for the response Michael. Do you think going that narrow would create any problems?
by moebees
Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Basic Beekeeping
Topic: Frame width questions?
Replies: 8
Views: 597

Frame width questions?

Is 1.25 the minimum width you can go on frame width? Would it be possible to cut down to like 1 and 3/16? Anyone know if that would work?
by moebees
Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New in Illinois
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: New in Illinois

Northeast in the La Grande, Baker City area. Long ways from Portland.
by moebees
Sun Sep 04, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New in Illinois
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: New in Illinois

Thanks Nordak. Yes it would be nice to have more discussion here but I can do without the treatment people honing in and hijacking the discussion. Anyway I am happy to discuss bees even if I don't have any right now. I just walk around the neighborhood seeing if I can spot any working. Oh and I mean...
by moebees
Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New in Illinois
Replies: 11
Views: 646

Re: New in Illinois

Thanks Dustmonkey.
by moebees
Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:46 pm
Forum: Identifying Pests & Diseases
Topic: Zika spraying killing bees.
Replies: 0
Views: 488

Zika spraying killing bees.

I thought this would be of interest and wasn't sure where to post it? I'm posting here under the "humans as pests theory"

https://www.theguardian.com/environment ... beekeepers

Anyone here from South Carolina?
by moebees
Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:34 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New in Illinois
Replies: 11
Views: 646

New in Illinois

Hello. I kept a couple of hives for a few years back in the 1970s in Minnesota. I now live in northern Illinois and after 40 years out of the game would like to try to get back in. I have been reading, watching youtube, and talking to locals to try and get caught up on the modern state of beekeeping...

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