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  Topic: Chandler style TBH with 3 Periscopes and Deep Floor
GarlyDog

Replies: 8
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PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 6:29 pm   Subject: Chandler style TBH with 3 Periscopes and Deep Floor
Nice work.
  Topic: Living in a bee house
GarlyDog

Replies: 381
Views: 373350

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:38 am   Subject: Living in a bee house
Excellent!
  Topic: the honey cow
GarlyDog

Replies: 23
Views: 27896

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:45 am   Subject: the honey cow
I guess that settles it. Nice work.
  Topic: the honey cow
GarlyDog

Replies: 23
Views: 27896

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:24 pm   Subject: the honey cow
Thanks for you followup velacreations. How many of these do you have in operation? How long?
  Topic: the honey cow
GarlyDog

Replies: 23
Views: 27896

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 1:27 am   Subject: the honey cow
I'm with Rupert on this one.

But to answer your question, I would bet the plastic has a higher R value than wood. Those containers are pretty thick.

Most of the heat is lost through the ...
  Topic: New portable TBH
GarlyDog

Replies: 44
Views: 88000

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Sun Apr 05, 2009 1:53 pm   Subject: New portable TBH
Very nice Phil, but I want to know more about your helper.
  Topic: Norm's TBH Sugar Powder Applicator
GarlyDog

Replies: 9
Views: 14667

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:30 pm   Subject: Norm's TBH Sugar Powder Applicator
I like this idea. I have been thinking about this too. I want a method that doesn't put sugar all over the place outside the the hive. This certainly fits that bill. Thanks
  Topic: Earwigs?
GarlyDog

Replies: 8
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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 4:22 pm   Subject: Earwigs?
Here is the article where I read about Earwigs raiding beehives from Department of Entomology, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station.

The reference is in the third paragraph.

http://vv ...
  Topic: Earwigs?
GarlyDog

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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 2:46 am   Subject: Earwigs?
I have read that earwigs will eat just about anything organic, which includes honey from hives. I doubt that one earwig is a problem. I have also read that diatomaceous earth will act as a barr ...
 
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