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    Re: Moving Hives Reorientation

    Did you rotate it after a move? Any other details would be appreciated.
    Here is the article that I was referencing concerning using the sun for orientation.
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    Re: Moving Hives Reorientation

    This is something that I could test. However, I live in Texas and there are days when I wouldn't want to lock a hive up for more than 10 minutes, let alone an entire day. I have a couple more hives...
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    Re: Moving Hives Reorientation

    It was referenced in several posts that I had read. The time concern was my next question if a number of bees had returned from the no trigger hives but did not return from the additional trigger...
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    Moving Hives Reorientation

    I wanted to perform a little experiment with moving hives under two miles.

    Question: After locking bees up for a 72 hour period, does adding an entrance blocker (branch) help in triggering bees to...
  5. Thread: PVC Soap Mold

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    Re: PVC Soap Mold

    Olive oil will saponify along with all the other oils and will make it harder to get the soap out. I use a plunger that I made out of a closet hanger rod to both add a light layer of Vaseline and to...
  6. Thread: PVC Soap Mold

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    PVC Soap Mold

    Thought I would share.

    3" toilet flange + 2" Rubber Cap + 2' x 2" PVC Pipe + 2 pieces 2" Pipe Insulation = Soap Mold

    http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d33/Ryngo_ksu/soapmold.jpg
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    Re: Business Card thoughts

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    Here is my card... still a work in progress.
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    Re: 10 frame deeps to 8 frame mediums

    I have 30 hives, 26 8 frame and 4 10 frame. I have 750 medium boxes in the barn. Trust me... I am looking forward to burning the four remaining 10 frame boxes I have remaining. If burning them brings...
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    Re: 10 frame deeps to 8 frame mediums

    Thank you all for the advice. Looking forward to adding those deeps to a burn pile. :)
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    10 frame deeps to 8 frame mediums

    I have four hives that are made up of 10 frame deep boxes that I want to switch over to 8 frame mediums. I have been advised to overwinter in the 10 frame deeps and then add the 8 frame mediums...
  11. Thread: Deep East Texas

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    Re: Deep East Texas

    Nice, but I do not want it! LOL Actually I am a social scientist and am/was interested in researching how beekeepers adapt to instability caused by CCD in the market. It was going to be the topic of...
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    Deep East Texas

    Howdy. I am new to beekeeping with half a year under my belt. I started out just wanting to research CCD and hive management, but as with all intentions in life... "things change". A local beekeeper...
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