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FARMING & COUNTRY LIFE / Re: How to boil a fresh egg - from your yard
« Last post by Sniper338 on Today at 12:29:39 AM »
A new egg told the pot of boiling water, "it aint gonna be easy to get me hard, i just got laid".
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TOP BAR HIVES - WARRE HIVES - LONG HIVES / Re: Warre Hives
« Last post by herbhome on Today at 12:08:14 AM »
Generally the inner cover on a Warre is a mat. It is just material that can breathe. I use a piece of burlap taped on the edge to a piece of 1/8 hardware cloth. The hardware cloth goes bee side down. This keeps the bees from gnawing at the material. It is placed over the top bars of the top box. Then the quilt box. Then the outer cover. From time to time throughout the winter one needs to lift the cover and feel around in the fill. If it is soggy, replace it.
I'm not sure that an actual quilt would serve this purpose.
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TOP BAR HIVES - WARRE HIVES - LONG HIVES / Re: Warre Hives
« Last post by paus on February 27, 2017, 11:11:49 PM »
Thanks that answers my question.  Harbor freight has movers quilts, at a very reasonable price, that could be cut up and used. I think I may use some of these in weaker hives and also in strong hives hmmm, maybe in all of them.  Is a top board normally used also?  Then the shavings can be used in smokers in the spring.
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HUMOR IS A FUNNY THING / Re: Swing
« Last post by herbhome on February 27, 2017, 10:57:41 PM »
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TOP BAR HIVES - WARRE HIVES - LONG HIVES / Re: Warre Hives
« Last post by herbhome on February 27, 2017, 10:56:42 PM »
I have asked this question before "What is a quilt box concerning a bee hive"?.

A quilt box is essentially a shallow super, though it can be shallower, with a permeable material attached to the bottom. I use burlap, but muslin and even hardware cloth work. In winter, the quilt is filled with straw, shavings, shredded paper, even sawdust. As moist warm air rises up it slows the transfer of heat and absorbs moisture keeping it from condensing and dripping down on the cluster. I use cedar chips in mine. I've heard paper and straw can make a moldy mess.
Hope that answers your question. :smile:
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Oops! Too cold?
« Last post by rookie2531 on February 27, 2017, 10:54:49 PM »
I'm in the boat of wondering if they may have made their brood nest too big, too soon. We had a week of warm weather and I inspected a hive and found eggs on the first frame. I didn't even see it until I pulled the second frame and found capped. I went back to the first and said, wow she may be on this frame. I put it back and next two nights, it froze.
 I was a little upset that I didn't get that medium off in time. That super is plum full of brood.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Missing queen evidence
« Last post by tjc1 on February 27, 2017, 10:51:08 PM »
Wow - that's a weird and confusing scenario... I wouldn't have thought of your queenless question, but it's an interesting thought.
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Coffee's Ready
« Last post by sawdstmakr on February 27, 2017, 10:47:31 PM »
You play the guitar, Jim?

Lone
Sorry, Can't play a single note. When I was a kid my dad had nice organ. I tried to learn how to play it but it was hopeless.
Jimmmy
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Well, that explains it!
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DOWN UNDER BEEKEEPING / Re: PLASTIC FRAME / FOUNDATION COMBO
« Last post by Anybrew2 on February 27, 2017, 10:43:36 PM »
Yo, I have been using Nuplas Frames for a few years and I can only fit 8 frames in an 8 frame box. All my gear is 8 frame full depth. To encouraged the bee's to use the frames I simply get a chunk of Bee's wax and rub in over the frames like a wash board. The Bee's then will draw it out fairly fast.

Cheers
Steve
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