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  1. Re: What's the most useful ..table saw or router table

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    Re: do ten frame boxes increase starvation?

    I think you'll find very different answers to your last question depending on climate. If you have warm periods or it never really gets butt cold (days and days below freezing) then I think they'll...
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    Re: Kind of a funny story that ended well!

    Entirely possible it was just a training flight of young bees. If you aren't used to the various things bees do, it is easy to misinterpret behavior. If you have queen cells then it could have been...
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    Re: Comparing sugar cakes to "loose" sugar feeding

    If it was a problem of no moisture in the hive, how were they going to eat a sugar brick?

    I don't spray in layers. I haul a 5 gallon bucket of sugar from the truck to the hives. I place the...
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    Re: Texas Weather Swarm Prevention

    I worry more about a bunch of brood getting started (it was 75 here this weekend and maples are blooming) then an ice storm or heavy cold. They can go through stores in hurry. I check mine in...
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    Re: Types of hive stands - ideas

    Two landscape timbers laid on the ground about 18" apart is about as simple as it gets.
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    Re: Comparing sugar cakes to "loose" sugar feeding

    Mountain Camp works great for me and has for years. I suspect you are doing it wrong. Wet the newspaper well before pouring in the sugar, then wet the pile well on the outside. There will be no...
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    Re: do ten frame boxes increase starvation?

    Taping them up tight might be part of your problem. I have similar weather, a good bit of winter moisture, cold down to 20 overnight some weeks, highs to 75 this past weekend. My mentor and I have...
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    Re: Honey extractor- Dadant 20 Frame- Stripped Gears

    Some of the OWWM guys had a set made for Delta wedge bed planers. They were about $600 a set.
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    To be very clear, Flow Hive HAS NOT been granted a US patent. It has a patent application filed. A prior art claim has been filed against that application based on the 1940 patent. Here is the...
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    Re: Honey extractor- Dadant 20 Frame- Stripped Gears

    Boston Gear has just about anything you need. Another option is to convert it to the old Dadant belt drive with slip clutch. Pretty sure all the parts are still available. ...
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    Re: Shopsmith table saw

    As most have said, the Shopsmith is a compromise. My dad had a Mk VII from the mid 1960's, bought new with almost every accessory. The table saw is a tilting table, too small for handling plywood,...
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    Re: Spring is on it's way!

    maples are blooming in the river bottoms here.
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    Re: Changing Ultrabreeze zipper to plastic

    Plastic and nylon zippers will lock up solid with a little sweat dried in them. Ask any diver about plastic zippers on gear bags. I'll take brass thank you very much.
  15. Thread: No veil my foot

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    Re: No veil my foot

    Welcome to fall. I tell all the newbees that just because you could mow around them in May doesn't mean they won't kick your butt in July-October.
  16. Re: How much money can a beekeeper make in a year owning 100 hives?

    If every hive was broken down into 4 nucs and sold, you would have $40,000-50,000 at $100 to $125 per nuc. That's probably the easiest way to make money on them.
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    Re: Central Texas NewBee 1st Post/?

    It's pretty standard for the queen to shutdown brood rearing in 100 degrees with no flow. That's actually what you want them to do. If they just keep on rearing brood like in the spring they will...
  18. Thread: Ironweed

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    Re: Ironweed

    Mine will work it at times. I haven't really watched to see what times. The bumble bees love it.
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    Re: All Mediums: Was Brother Adam wrong?

    3 mediums may be shy of two deeps for laying space, but who says the queen should be limited to 3 mediums? My queens lay as much as they want. When the flow gets going, the bees backfill and push...
  20. Re: Re-queening at hot hive on a hot stormy day and then...

    Should have moved those boxes off of the hive stand to another location, and let the guards go back to an empty box. Always makes working the mean ones a little easier.

    If they won't accept the...
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    Re: Open feeding station methods

    Dog waterer. Put a sponge or some gravel in the bowl. When I tried this they emptied it (3 gallon I think) in about 30 minutes.

    http://www.myoldtools.com/Bees/beefeeder.jpg
  22. Thread: Queen marking

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    Re: Queen marking

    Paint pen and a marking tube.
  23. Thread: Buildin Stuff

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    Re: Buildin Stuff

    Take a class at a community college or woodworking supply. Then buy a tablesaw.
  24. Thread: old dadant

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    Re: old dadant

    Find an old treadmill. You should be able to salvage the motor and controls. They are vitually all DC motors.
  25. Re: Flow is over. What's happening in hive until Golden rod ! Oklahoma or close to

    In our area I seldom see a need to feed during the summer dearth. Only in extreme droughts do I find it necessary. There are always some horse mint or other wild flowers, gardens, etc to keep the...
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