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Wm. Epps
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  • Albuquerque, NM
  • United States
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Wm. Epps commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Sam, The pics look great! Your colony is establishing the new home in fine form! The bees have the ability to know the weather, with our recent rains they have waited until the last minute to get the hive ready for winter taking advantage of the…"
Oct 4
Wm. Epps commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
" Rhett, This is what I ended up with on the final design for a screened bottom board. "
Sep 12
Wm. Epps commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Rhett, Everyone nneeds a friend like you, TOTALLY AMAZING! The stands are awesome and your observations on the equipment is something special. The screened bottom board that I made ended up with a 3"x 1' screen horizontial across…"
Sep 11
Wm. Epps commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Jefferson, Thanks for answering Rhett on the weight issue I couldn't figure out how to clear it up. I talked to Daniel and he came out with the same numbers I did. Thanks again"
Sep 11
Wm. Epps commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Sam, To be clear, I didn't say that this was something you had to do, I threw out two suggestions. One; add the box, your choice as to where and number two; harvest a couple of frames and replace with blanks.  "
Sep 10
Wm. Epps commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Rhett, I was told by others that my production is in line with the other keepers that do not use frames. My bars have side guides so the bees use all available space down to the standard 1/8 inch of space between boxes and for some still unknown…"
Sep 10
Wm. Epps commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Rhett, No way am I offended, I even learn from the negative. Its not a Lang, you literally have to think outside the box on this one. Daniel Espalin is my bee teacher and he still can't get the concept of the Warre, the lack of a queen excluder…"
Sep 10
Wm. Epps commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Jefferson, That's the word! It also leads to other health problems for the hive. I'm not an expert at this by no means, I still fumble along trying differnt things, mostly from european advise where the Warre started. I've also did…"
Sep 10
Wm. Epps commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Rhett, You are correct, the box goes in the middle. The Warre system allows the queen free roaming around the hive, the bees herd her elsewhere they need her to (its scary and amazing to watch this) be. The box in the middle gambit allows the…"
Sep 10
Wm. Epps commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Sam, Part of the last comment should be that "the top entrance will not allow the queen to come up and lay". Sorry"
Sep 9
Wm. Epps commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Sam, Jefferson and Rhett are giving you their collective experience in beekeeping, do not panic, it is great advise. OK! Now.... On the Warre' beehive system it is possible to "super" the hive BUT if this situation calls for you to…"
Sep 9
Wm. Epps commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Rhett, Man you work fast! Make sure you keep under the hive clean from the debris that fall thru the bottom board it will attract predators like ants because it contains pollen dust and bits of wax. You are absolutely correct in your assumption…"
Sep 8
Wm. Epps commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"Sam, I haven't been on-line in awhile, catching up on the posts. When we did the initial inspection of your hive I explained that it didn't need the quilt until the weather changes for the worst(winter). Bees have the ability to withstand…"
Sep 8
Wm. Epps commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"M. & T. Stallard, Borage (Borrage), White Clover, Mint, & Camomile are  all good ground cover plants the bees love to get in to."
Aug 28
Wm. Epps commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"M. & T. Stallard, Way to go! It would seem that the Warre' crowd is also the DIY crowd. Did you check out what Rhett is doing with hive stands?"
Aug 28
Wm. Epps commented on Jefferson's group warre hive users
"M. & T. Stallard, Did you make your hive(s), how long have you been using the Warre'?"
Aug 28

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07-22-2012 started my first hive from a swarm.
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At 9:47am on July 30, 2014, Craig Noorlander said…
You can call the house at 281-7851 and my wife or son should pick up if you start leaving a message about bees or queens. They will give you my cell. I would give you my cell but don't like posting it because of all the non-business calls I would get.
At 9:39am on July 30, 2014, Craig Noorlander said…
I got in 30 queens on Wednesday. I still have about 15 left. Thanks for checking.
 
 
 

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