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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Top Bar Hive swarmed
« Last post by Carol on March 02, 2015, 08:48:53 PM »
I don't want or need anymore hives so am glad to help the population in the area. Neighbor didn't need them...nope dont feel bad at all...love watching them.  Nice big swarm up in the tree...just waiting for them to find a nice home.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Top Bar Hive swarmed
« Last post by gww on March 02, 2015, 07:57:07 PM »
Bummer, Your post doesn't make you out to be that upset and now I guess you have good pictures and a good story to tell.
Good luck
gww
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      Thank you for your input   little john     
   
      I think you need to actually read the 1940's Patent ...

    There are three pages of prints/illustration  with two pages of explanation what happens is the backside or the midrib (made from rubber with sufficient Shore hardness) of the foundation  lifts up and down and down (opening and closing the back of the cell) the honey drains out the back side of the cell and yes it's is metal aluminum or alloyed.


                 BEE HAPPY Jim 134  :smile:
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I think you need to actually read the 1940's Patent ...

Figure 6 clearly shows the comb when separated; Figure 3 shows a collection tube feeding into an external container; and so on. The Patent text discusses how the mechanism operates in some detail.

Relative to the Flow-Hive, the 1940's Patent is a far superior design. If the midrib were to be made from rubber with sufficient Shore hardness to prevent the bees from chewing it, yet soft enough to maintain a seal when synthetic combs were pressed against it, this would provide a reliable sealing mechanism which could maintain it's integrity over many years of use and, as a bonus, would also lend itself to cheap, non-precision mass manufacturing techniques.

LJ
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FARMING & COUNTRY LIFE / Re: Pecans?
« Last post by Joe D on March 02, 2015, 07:32:17 PM »
Never heard of a squirrel pie, Kathy.  But then if he ran over the razor blade a time or two it might be minced meat pie.



A home made pecan pie is hard to beat.



Joe

I haven't heard about Bud 7 yet, haven't got to be here as much the last several months.  Was thinking about giving Bud a holler.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Just caught my first swarm
« Last post by Joe D on March 02, 2015, 07:06:17 PM »
Good going.  Makes you feel good, proud and so excited.  May you catch many more.




Joe
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Just caught my first swarm
« Last post by D Coates on March 02, 2015, 06:54:57 PM »
Congrats on catching your first swarm.  One thing I do and I recommend to anyone who'll listen is to get a frame of open brood from another hive, and give it a quick rap to knock all the bees off.  Use that frame in whatever you're putting the swarm into.  They'll instantly lock onto those larva and it anchors them from leaving if they don't 100% like the accommodations.  Little is as depressing as going to review the landing board activity of a freshly hived swarm (that you spent time and money to get to) only to realize that they've left.
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GREETINGS/TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF / Greetings from Paducah, KY
« Last post by SteveKY on March 02, 2015, 06:46:23 PM »
I am a new BEE!  I have two nucs ordered for this spring.  Last fall, I amended 3 acres of soil on my property and planted red and ladino clover.  We are having a local beekeepers meeting tonight in Mayfield.  Looking forward to meeting new folks; learning and exploring!
Thanks,
Steve
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Your bees are likely to be in the top boxes right now..  with a medium on top, they may extend below that medium into the deep.  if you intend to split the brood to put another deep between, make sure its going to be WARM.
   As already stated, let them get the deep mostly drawn before adding  the next box of empty frames.. 
 
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Lol
It was meant in the most benign way. I think I am old enough to be his mother.

   No worries, My wife often thinks she has to be my mother too!!   :cheesy:
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