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Jim 134
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« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2012, 01:55:25 PM »


That is odd!

But what ever you do, you may shange it again. Nothing is final.




Finsky,I like your comments. I live 90 km's north of the 49th parallel,90 Kilometer east of the Rocky Mountains. We had minus 27 C here two days ago. And then we get a warm wind coming accross the mountains and the temp. shoots up 30C degrees. It is called a Chinook wind.
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Cor Van Pelt.

  In Pincher Creek, the temperature rose by 41°C (74°F), from -19 to 22°C (-2 to 72°F), in one hour in 1962. Trains have been known to be derailed by Chinook winds there.


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« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2012, 02:12:57 PM »

.  I have not tried a long hive yet.  Something I may build next summer.

My first hives were 3 long hives. After using them 2 years, I burned them

Long hive was most popular here 50 years ago but now no one use it.

The basic of my good yields is migrative beekeeping.  Long hive is impossible todo  that.


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« Reply #22 on: November 13, 2012, 03:37:17 PM »

Finski; Not all beeks keep bees for what they 'yield' in honey for the beek. 

For many beeks its perhaps the least important part of keeping bees. 

Oops, Did you just learn something?  grin

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« Reply #23 on: November 13, 2012, 03:46:38 PM »

If I had weight limitations, I would try a long hive like T Beek and Frameshift have used; but insulate the heck out of it.  As T Beek says, the bees seem to store more honey above their heads on the deep frames than the mediums and hence should be more likely to survive on a single layer of those frames in a cold climate.  I have not tried a long hive yet.  Something I may build next summer.

Actually in my experince they tend to place the majority of their honey on the back end of the hive w/ a frame or 3 at the front end w/ majority of brood smack in the middle.  By Spring they've moved all the way to the back end, sometimes ignoring what was stored at the front, so I have to feed syrup or sugar which is really the only pain I've found using LONGS.  Otherwise, all things considered they're a lot of fun for someone w/ back issues or other such limitations.
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« Reply #24 on: November 13, 2012, 04:01:43 PM »

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Finski; Not all beeks keep bees for what they 'yield' in honey for the beek.  

For many beeks its perhaps the least important part of keeping bees.  

Oops, Did you just learn something?  grin

Bark, bark...bark, bark, bark  grin


Yep. I gove a name to that "STYLE"  in British forum: CATCH AND RELEASE!

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Pig playd with them and they put different clothes onto the pig. Pig slept with them inside the house.

aaaaa...nnnnn----ddddd ......when Christhmas came, they ate their fried in Cristmash evening
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« Reply #25 on: November 13, 2012, 04:17:24 PM »

Looks kinda tasty to me....yum.

Catch and Release, I know fishermen who practice that method.  I practice "thump and chill" when I fish  Wink.
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« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2012, 11:45:07 AM »

there's an older beek near me who has gone to 5 & 6 frame nucs to save his back. the man's been working bees for 40 or more years & is a local legend.
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« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2012, 01:43:17 PM »

I prefer 8 frame mediums, but they will use shallows.  The queen will move easily between boxes.  Smaller frames make the decision easier.  Deeper frames are more tempting to stay in one box...
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« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2012, 04:12:59 PM »

I've converted my 10 frame mediums to 8 frame by adding follower boards on each end, which can be sized to fit less when making up NUCs.
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