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Offline mikecva

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Re: It seems simple...unless you're a newbie.
« Reply #20 on: June 30, 2011, 03:44:23 PM »
I use 10 frame mediums. The frames I purchased from Mann Lake (WAXED RITE-CELL FOUNDATION-NATURAL)

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Re: It seems simple...unless you're a newbie.
« Reply #21 on: June 30, 2011, 03:47:33 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.

Rick
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Re: It seems simple...unless you're a newbie.
« Reply #22 on: June 30, 2011, 07:53:38 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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Re: It seems simple...unless you're a newbie.
« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2011, 08:01:31 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! ;)

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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
www.beeweather.com 
American blood spilled to protect the freedom and peace of people all over the world.  320,000 USA casualties in WWI, 1,076,000 USA casualties in WWII, 128,000 USA casualties in the Korean War, 211,000 casualties in the Vietnam "conflict", 57,000 USA casualties in "War on Terror".  Benghazi, Libya, 13 USA casualties. These figures don't include 70,000 MIA.  But, the leaders of one political party of the United States of America continue to make the statement..."What difference does it make?".

"We can't expect the American People to jump from Capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of Socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have Communism."..."The press is our chief ideological weapon." - Nikita Khrushchev

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Re: It seems simple...unless you're a newbie.
« Reply #24 on: June 30, 2011, 10:49:07 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