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Author Topic: It seems simple...unless you're a newbie.  (Read 2048 times)
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« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2011, 02:44:23 PM »

I use 10 frame mediums. The frames I purchased from Mann Lake (WAXED RITE-CELL FOUNDATION-NATURAL)

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« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2011, 02:47:33 PM »

Ed,
It really is simple.  The complexity comes in when you get on a forum and get 5000 people each with different ideas that may or may work for you.

My first couple of years I spent in a internet information haze.  Everything was so complicated, I tried to think everything out before I did it.  I read and read and read.
Then when I'd get out by the hives and a situation arose, I couldn't quite remember what to do or how to do it or if it was even the right thing to do. 

Now I just keep a bunch of bees in some boxes and they will put up with whatever I seem to throw at them.  Anything not necessary has fallen by the wayside and I just worry about boxes, frames, and something to cover the top and bottom (and that is often a chunk of plywood or the cover of the hive below it!).

Most of the stuff is nice and helpful for the beek, but the bees could care less.

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« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2011, 06:53:38 PM »

I use 10 frame mediums. The frames I purchased from Mann Lake (WAXED RITE-CELL FOUNDATION-NATURAL)
Thanks for the info Mike.  Ed
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« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2011, 07:01:31 PM »

You've got a good point about there being so many opinions to get confused about.  I guess I just want to give the bees the best odds of surviving my newbie caretaking.  I'm probably over-researching this and the "internet information haze" is a very appropriate term.  I guess if they can live in a tree knot or the wall in somebody's garage then they'll be in pretty good shape in a box designed for them.  Thanks for throwing the KISS principle at me, I needed that! Wink

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Ed,
It really is simple.  The complexity comes in when you get on a forum and get 5000 people each with different ideas that may or may work for you.

My first couple of years I spent in a internet information haze.  Everything was so complicated, I tried to think everything out before I did it.  I read and read and read.
Then when I'd get out by the hives and a situation arose, I couldn't quite remember what to do or how to do it or if it was even the right thing to do. 

Now I just keep a bunch of bees in some boxes and they will put up with whatever I seem to throw at them.  Anything not necessary has fallen by the wayside and I just worry about boxes, frames, and something to cover the top and bottom (and that is often a chunk of plywood or the cover of the hive below it!).

Most of the stuff is nice and helpful for the beek, but the bees could care less.

Rick
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« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2011, 09:49:07 PM »

What I used to do, and still do is take an average. If most beeks say to do something a particular way, I go with that, plus I always follow my gut feeling. My intuition!!

It has worked so far.

Good Luck

Annette
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