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I have, Separate Round veil that slips over helmet, with 360 degree vision. I dont like this, to cumbersome.

A crush and roll hat with mosquito netting attached- actually two of them, one for each truck, one has a silver color netting, not good for seeing thru, the other is black mesh, better. I have an Attached "Fencing veil" that flips back over top of head, that attaches to the jacket. The one that came with the ventilated jacket my wife bought for me I just cant see thru very well the mesh is thicker and the holes are smaller. So I switched out that one for one off an old jacket, finer with larger hole mesh.

My granddaughter has one that the face front zips to fold down, I like that being as I dont zip the hood around the neck so I can lift the hood to see when I need. I constantly have hitchhikers in there. Which to me isnt as big a deal as trying to zip and unzip. So ill probably try one of those next.

To me Its more about being able to see what I need to see through it, and not being bulky/cumbersome.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Where are DCA?s?
« Last post by BeeMaster2 on February 26, 2024, 08:12:14 am »
Michael,
Was the Ashley Mortensen that did that presitation?
Here is a picture of Ashley.
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I much prefer the fencing style veil.  I've only ever been stung through it once and I was looking straight up while doing a cutout.  I got stung on the nose where it was resting on it.  What I like most is that it all folds flat without any effort.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: 24 out of 24 hives ALL DEAD!
« Last post by Ben Framed on February 26, 2024, 06:23:44 am »
Thanks Beesnweeds, we never knew for certain it was chemicals 100 percent because the hinted to be update was not given with that proof. It was for this reason I agreed with you. "(I agree with you Beesnweeds as 'I do' on almost everything you post); Proof would be needed before such action should be taken in my opinion as well." I hope you can understand my intent of revamping this topic, as I have tried to explain the reason for it. I hope the of revamping this old topic was not lost in the debate. While I wish to thank you for your continued sharing of your extremely important beekeeping knowledge with each of us, which I hold in respect and admiration... I have learned much from you and your well rounded, good common sense beekeeping methods and ideas gained from your experience. When you speak, I listen!.. I sincerely thank you again.

Phillip
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TOP BAR HIVES - WARRE HIVES - LONG HIVES / Re: Long Langstroth plans
« Last post by Michael Bush on February 26, 2024, 06:01:30 am »
The recent measurements of lumber I've bought:

1x2 = 11/32 x 1-7/16
1x3 = 11/32 x 2-7/16
1x4 = 3/4 x 3-1/2
1x6 = 3/4 x 5-1/2
1x8 = 3/4 x 7-1/8
1x10 = 3/4 x 9-1/8
1x12 = 3/4 x 11-1/8

2x2 = 1-1/2 x 1-1/2
2x3 = 1-1/2 x 2-1/2
2x4 = 1-1/2 x 3-1/2
2x6 = 1-1/2 x 5-1/2
2x8 = 1-1/2 x 7-1/8
2x10 = 1-1/2 x 9-1/8
2x12 = 1-1/2 x 11-1/8

The one by 2s and one by 3s only recently shrunk.  Most of the rest of these have been fairly consistent since the 1970s.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: First swarm 2018
« Last post by Michael Bush on February 26, 2024, 05:52:31 am »
Left to their own most colonies swarm most years.  Some colonies swarm multiple times per year.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Where are DCA?s?
« Last post by Michael Bush on February 26, 2024, 05:50:49 am »
At a conference once we had a presentation by a graduate student on finding DCAs.  She had a fishing pole, a weather balloon and a queen cage with a cotton ball soaked in queen juice. (retired queen in alcohol)  We trolled for them and soon got a comet of drones following it.  The where was covered by the presentation which is they tend to be at the intersection of two or more lines.  Lines are roads, tree rows, etc.  Usually in an open area, like a meadow etc.
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>I probably asked this Michael bot to refresh my failing memory can I put these on a standard 10 frame?

Yes.  An eight frame box holds six.  A ten frame box holds seven.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: 24 out of 24 hives ALL DEAD!
« Last post by beesnweeds on February 25, 2024, 07:08:56 pm »
Sorry, just offering a different perspective.  Your right, Im wrong.  It was pesticides 100%.
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I have two veils which are very similar.  First, I have this over the shoulder veil from BetterBee.
https://www.betterbee.com/veils-and-helmets/shv1-shoulder-veil.asp?mkwid=&pcrid=&pkw=&pmt=&pdv=c&gad_source=1&gclid=Cj0KCQiA5-uuBhDzARIsAAa21T988uKnZGAB2vjtIdXOhsaNerNxnNcBt9_wCKz0m9QBcGUBivtk8DwaAua4EALw_wcB

I used this veil before I got a real bee suit (I used cotton coveralls for my first couple of years), and this is the still the veil I use if I just need to pop open a hive quick and don't want to suit up.  I have two.  I also have the veil that zips onto my full vented suit, which is of very similar style, round, front view (not 360 view), and with the fabric hat.  I really prefer the wide-brimmed hat for shade, and I like the fact that a fabric hat is cool and kind of moves with my head as I turn.   

I'm assuming that "Clear Vue" refers to the fact that the front of the veil is finer black mesh, which helps your brain to just cancel it out.  I'm pretty sure most veils are like this (all of mine are), and I honestly don't notice the mesh of my veil at all any more.  I've never felt like I wished that black mesh was all the way around my veils, so I don't see the need for a "360 degree" veil.

By the way, pro tip here: If you have long hair, you are likely going to want to pull your hair back or put it up when you are beekeeping.  I have very long hair, and I always put my hair in a bun and use one of those stretchy headbands to keep my flyaways back, since once I am zipped up in my suit, I won't be able to do anything about hair in my eyes.  Make sure that you think about how you are planning on wearing your hair and how that will work with the style of hat (or lack thereof) you choose.       
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