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  Topic: Living in a bee house
MObeek

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 11:20 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
Interesting gadget. Thanks for the link.
  Topic: Living in a bee house
MObeek

Replies: 381
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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 3:21 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
Impressive! Congratulations in catching your swarm.

How do you use a swarm sieve? Do you just pour the bees over it and let them crawl through from the top? And what is the spacing of your sieve ...
  Topic: Living in a bee house
MObeek

Replies: 381
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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:19 am   Subject: Living in a bee house
Hi Bernhard,

In a Warre hive, have you noticed how the bees consume their honey during winter to early Spring? Do they start at the very top of the comb in the very top box or do they start from t ...
  Topic: Nuc to Warré Hive
MObeek

Replies: 30
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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 5:05 am   Subject: Nuc to Warré Hive
Here are some links that might help you:

Chop and crop
http://www.biobees.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=54729

Attempting a chop and crop http://www.biobees.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7312


Issu ...
  Topic: Nuc to Warré Hive
MObeek

Replies: 30
Views: 55262

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 5:33 am   Subject: Nuc to Warré Hive
If all you can get is a nuc, then I highly recommend you follow Bernhard's suggestion on the chop and crop. A year or two ago, another beek in this forum tried the grow down method into his Warre hiv ...
  Topic: Nuc to Warré Hive
MObeek

Replies: 30
Views: 55262

PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:40 am   Subject: Nuc to Warré Hive
To Verge,

Why not just get a package so it's less messy and very easy to transfer? The bees will build their combs soon enough. That's what I did.
  Topic: What are some good bee plants???
MObeek

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Views: 23716

PostForum: Bee products, recipes, bee plants and apitherapy   Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:12 am   Subject: What are some good bee plants???
Brocolli has been recommended in another forum. Also, the rose of Sharon attracts lots of pollinators and the flowers continue to bloom in August.
  Topic: READ THIS FIRST
MObeek

Replies: 8
Views: 19061

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:16 pm   Subject: READ THIS FIRST
That works. Nice potteries, too. You're definitely a pro at it.
  Topic: READ THIS FIRST
MObeek

Replies: 8
Views: 19061

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 3:45 pm   Subject: READ THIS FIRST
To Sillypotter:

For some reason, this link didn't work. http://hugh.westcreations.eu/post/2012/08/18/Camping
But your regular link did.
  Topic: experiment: condensation quilt and roof
MObeek

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PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:50 am   Subject: experiment: condensation quilt and roof
The gooseberry jam looks yummy.
May I ask for the diameter of the hole? Thanks.
  Topic: Insulated Top Bar Hive
MObeek

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Views: 11661

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:09 pm   Subject: Insulated Top Bar Hive
That is big! Is the roof very heavy? And could you please tell me what the purpose is of the plastic sheets around the stand's legs and under the hive? Wouldn't the hive slide off when a strong sus ...
  Topic: Living in a bee house
MObeek

Replies: 381
Views: 390808

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:03 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
Interesting information about the bees storing water next to the brood. Good looking chooks and goose also. Do you get to eat the wild chooks?
  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
MObeek

Replies: 228
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PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:18 am   Subject: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
To Che: the article is very interesting indeed. Thanks for posting it.
  Topic: the honey cow
MObeek

Replies: 23
Views: 28662

PostForum: Horizontal top bar hives   Posted: Wed May 30, 2012 7:19 pm   Subject: the honey cow
I am so sorry for your loss, Velacreations. I hope this year is a better year in your area.
  Topic: Living in a bee house
MObeek

Replies: 381
Views: 390808

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Wed May 16, 2012 3:52 am   Subject: Living in a bee house
To Bernhard,

It sure is very interesting to follow the progress of the bees living in your attic. However, have you considered how heavy the beehive has gotten? I hope the floor holds. Smile
  Topic: Living in a bee house
MObeek

Replies: 381
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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Wed May 02, 2012 2:06 am   Subject: Living in a bee house
Really impressive pictures! Thanks for sharing.
  Topic: Living in a bee house
MObeek

Replies: 381
Views: 390808

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:50 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
To Bernhard,

Could you please write an ebook with tons of your past pictures and info on what you did, when you did it and how it turned out? It would really be a great step-by-step info for new b ...
  Topic: Living in a bee house
MObeek

Replies: 381
Views: 390808

PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:34 pm   Subject: Living in a bee house
To Bernhard,

Thanks for a good idea on making ladders for supers. Have you also tried moving a comb into the super? If so, did it work also?
  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
MObeek

Replies: 228
Views: 396494

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:59 pm   Subject: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
To Barry,

As I understand it, according to the experts (Zaunreiter, biobees, etc...), the prime swarm does the preparation of the selected spot including propolizing but the other swarms, nucs, pa ...
  Topic: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
MObeek

Replies: 228
Views: 396494

PostForum: Bee health: the treatment (or not) of bee pests and diseases   Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:24 pm   Subject: Condensation and varroa! Missing link to survivalists
I've been hunting for resin around my small acreage and has been very unlucky. I used to have an old cherry tree from which resin oozes profusely from but it died a while back. Wikipedia said varnis ...
 
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