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Agreed.. I make all my nucs in Mediums now. Overwinter mediums and maintain mediums.. it is easy to drop medium frames in a deep, but not so easy to drop the deeps in mediums.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Queen Excluder
« Last post by Maggiesdad on Today at 09:23:42 AM »
The invisible kind  :wink:

 :cheesy: I sternly admonish my queens not to lay in the honey combs... don't know yet whether it's working or not.
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It was the nucs in the OP... they are deep. Same problem I had finding nucs here in central VA, and I started looking last Nov.  At $220 for a 5 frame deep, somebody needs to be raising some bees here in CVA.  :tongue:

Oh well, I haz bees now... question is can I keep them going.  :grin:
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Just curious. you said a newbee with medium equipment. Or did you get some deeps and change your mind? Did I miss something. You are going to acquire a deep just to make the transition?
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Gilligan, that's possible.
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Yes. But theory  is not fact. Theory IS what you work from. You work to prove or disprove the theory. until you can prove it its not a fact.  I think we can all find ways to prove gravity.

Yes, there are two general definitions for Theory.

One is the common usage, as in, "Well, it will work in theory..."  This is the misunderstood concept.  Because the implication is the concept is workable but we aren't sure, but the inference is that it works, but anything is possible.  It's correct usage because it's common usage.

The second and original meaning of theory is it's intended usage.  Since logically one cannot determine something to be an absolute fact due to not having all the information, there is a theory behind everything.  "There's always something new."  I. E. there's no end to data.  Once something continuously shows itself as an immutable and recurring "thing," it's then described as a "law."

Theory is an abstract, not a speculation.  Theories are actually fact.  Saying things "aren't real," because it has the label theory added to it, is ignoring the measurable, observable truths that make it what it is.

Here's the history of Gravitational theory:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_gravitational_theory

This is more in the layman's terms.
http://thehappyscientist.com/science-experiment/gravity-theory-or-law

As for pesticides, I use organics, like BT.  Neonics are destructive in my estimation.  Chemicals have too much potential for abuse, like my new next door neighbor who blows Sevin dust all around, willy-nilly, to kill mosquitoes.  When I got him to turn off his leaf blower, or whatever that machine was, and pointed to the hive of bees going on about their business 10 feet from where he was standing, he declared, "I didn't even know they were there!"
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Candie, I think you have clipping the queen confused with a queen clip. Clipping the queen is sniping her wings. A queen clip is similar to a hair clip made to catch and confine the queen.


lol... no I meant the actual clip. I was just wondering, because they look like the hair clips (which I speak from experience are vicious...lol) I was just wondering how it doesn't hurt her.

Yea those real metal hair clips were vicious. Look at the picture of the queen clip, you can see the jaws rest on a flange area. Like Kathy said it just creates a compartment.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Queen Excluder
« Last post by sc-bee on Today at 07:34:25 AM »
The invisible kind  :wink:
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Queen Excluder
« Last post by GSF on Today at 07:31:22 AM »
I use the metal ones. The plastic one tend to get propolized to the inner cover. I mainly use them to keep the queen from getting smashed by the lid or inner cover.
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DISEASE & PEST CONTROL / Hive Clean on Swarms?
« Last post by EricConcE on Today at 04:57:22 AM »
Hi everyone,
I heard about the product "hive clean" a few months back, and was just wondering about it's uses in regard to swarms. (see http://www.beevital.com/#latestnews-bv). Can this product be used to good effect on swarms that have not yet been hived? Ty for input.
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