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    Re: Blue Sky Bee Supply

    Thought I'd add a +1 for the compliments about the Blue Sky experience...I saw their booth at the ABF convention in January and ordered my Sundance II Pollen trap from them recently. Good price,...
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    Re: What is better -- Bees or Honey?

    As you point out, lots of variables....but I get the impression that there's more money in bees and that the honey is often viewed as a bonus byproduct but not the primary money maker.

    As someone...
  3. Thread: Painting boxes

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    Re: Painting boxes

    I just paint what's exposed to the elements and the top and bottom edges, neither the top or bottom of the actual cover.
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    Re: Painting boxes

    I do pretty much the same as laketrout, except, I do not paint the entire top surface of my bottom boards...I do paint the complete shim that the hive sits on and maybe 1/2" into the hive from the...
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    Re: Best glue for disk marking

    I don't mark, but do think the little disk looks pretty cool! :D

    According to this thread I found, Titebond Gel Superglue is recommended...http://www.beekeepingforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18525
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    Re: Smoking the hive...or not

    There was a recent thread on this same topic...
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?294379

    I'm of the opinion that a little smoke on a hive is always a good thing. It's been done and...
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    Re: Did you get honey your first year

    I'd say don't expect it, but you very well may get some. :D

    I started last year in January with 2 Nucs, one of which I actually ended up losing. However, through swarms and a couple of cutouts I...
  8. Thread: Bees and Music

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    Re: Bees and Music

    Hate to break from the witty theme here. :D But on a somewhat serious "note"...pun intended! :)

    I have heard/read that talking to your bees keeps them calm...I want to say maybe this is in some...
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    Re: Why not to visit the hive at night.

    Gilligan,
    I know you're new to beekeeping, but you must be new to marriage if you think your wife can take four stings, because of you, and still make a statement like, "I got off Scott...
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    Re: Early Spring Aggression

    Eric,
    I feel your pain. I just started last January and built up to about 10 hives...I would routinely walk right up to my hives and stand and watch them for extended periods of time, never with...
  11. Re: I'm having 2nd thoughts on using two types of frames

    Tommy,
    You're exactly right, that's exactly what I was thinking, unfortunately, it's not what I typed! :rolleyes: Good catch!

    Also, are you joking or series about cutting out the plastic...
  12. Re: I'm having 2nd thoughts on using two types of frames

    I really haven't tried foundationless, I've heard the benefits of using "drawn" comb to provide them a guide....maybe I'm mistaken, but I was under the impression that foundation wouldn't provide the...
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    Re: Small Cell Claims Debunked

    AstroBee,
    Understand, my post was made with tongue firmly implanted in cheek, whether 1 in 1.34 million, or 1 in a billion, I think we all got your point. :)

    But to clarify,
    Yes it is 1/(2^27),...
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    Re: Small Cell Claims Debunked

    Now Now AstroBee, let's not exaggerate, I think there's enough of that going on! :rolleyes:

    According to my math, the odds would be more like 1 in 134 MILLION, Two hundred Seventeen Thousand,...
  15. Thread: Screws or Nails?

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    Re: Screws or Nails?

    Well...I think screws are stronger than nails...But I think a good quality wood glue is stronger than either, and the most important component of assembly! :D

    I use Titebond III, a lot of folks...
  16. Re: do I really need to use all 8 holes in deep frames (bobby pins)

    Another option would be to simply wire them! :D

    Last year was my first year, and admittedly, wiring frames was my least favorite part of the process. However, now that I've settled into my...
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    Re: Newbee Trying Trapping

    One other word of caution....When you do "catch" a swarm, give them some time to settle in and make sure you actually "have them", I'd suggest at least a few days.
    Some times you will see lots of...
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    Re: How many frames to put in 8 frame box?

    Where did you get your boxes?

    Simply put, an eight frame box shouldn't hold more than 8 standard width frames....Of course, some folks will shave down their frames to allow 9 frames in an 8...
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    Re: waxing plastic foundation

    I'm just trying plastic for the first time this year and have only done this a couple times.

    I decided to go with this little baby and absolutely love it. It's worked...
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    Re: SundAnce top pollen trap ?

    I'm still a newbie, just a little over a year into beekeeping, and have never used a pollen trap of any kind. However, ...But I've been kicking the idea of giving it a try around in the back of my...
  21. Thread: deeps vs mediums

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    Re: deeps vs mediums

    No problem bluegrass,
    Concerning the OP's question...I think the "FACTS" are few and pretty straight forward.

    Absolutes:

    Using all mediums will provide a lighter more manageable box weight as...
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    Re: Capped brood problems! Something's not right!

    Yeah Pete, I can see where being in the garage has it's advantages there...My wife has been very understanding with the whole Observation Hive thing, but I'm pretty sure she would draw the line at...
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    Re: deeps vs mediums

    No, she's really not a runner! As a matter of fact, for the two weeks I've observed her, I've never seen her run or appear hurried in any way. And to clarify, the hive wasn't open, it's an...
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    Re: deeps vs mediums

    bluegrass,
    I've just had my OH for about two weeks now, it's 8 medium frames, single stacked. Watched my queen just the other day walk from the bottom of the fourth frame, across the third, and all...
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    Re: Pet or workhorse?

    ** emphasis added

    Good point Vance...As I've heard someone put it at our local bee meetings...."Hives don't make Honey, bees do!"
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