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  1. Re: Making a Slatted Bottom Board for a Small Cell, 8 (9) frame hive.

    Thanks for your thoughts Gary. I assumed when I read about CC Miller's observations, that the slats were 2", but revisiting that it appears that the whole board is 2". My current bottom boards, if...
  2. Making a Slatted Bottom Board for a Small Cell, 8 (9) frame hive.

    I noticed in one of Michael Bush's pictures that he used a slatted bottom board (and a top entrance) instead of stacking a slatted board on top of a regular bottom board. I am planning to build some...
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    Re: switching to natural/ 4.9 cell size input?

    I used a table saw(regular blade) to cut the frame horizontally at the right depth. I just used a utility knife and scored it twice and on each side around the edges of the frame. Then bend the...
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    Re: switching to natural/ 4.9 cell size input?

    Thanks. I guess I left evidence of exactly how I messed it up, lol.
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    Re: switching to natural/ 4.9 cell size input?

    Yes, I'll be cutting them down to 1.25". I bought the deep PFs and cut them out of the frames with a knife and trimmed them down to fit like foundation in medium frames. It left me 3" strips which...
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    Re: switching to natural/ 4.9 cell size input?

    I've done that and melted some frames in the oven, and then made a big mess on the back deck, now I just spray them with syrup, lol.

    I'll take your advice on filling the box with permacomb only. ...
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    Re: switching to natural/ 4.9 cell size input?

    Yes. They sell 4.9 (pf117) in waxed plastic frames, I cut them up.
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    Re: switching to natural/ 4.9 cell size input?

    A timely thread for me, I've ordered 4 packages and want to raise them small cell. I also have a permacomb order coming which I intend to stick in wooden medium frames. I've also got black plastic...
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    Hi All, I purchased a couple of 5 frame deep...

    Hi All,

    I purchased a couple of 5 frame deep nucs from Brushy Mtn and some medium nuc boxes. I plan to use the nucs to have the bees draw medium frames so I can set up them up in 10 frame mediums...
  10. Thread: Permacomb

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    Hi Bill, My extractor holds 5 shallow frames....

    Hi Bill,

    My extractor holds 5 shallow frames. There are two circular sheets, one up and one down. The upper one has these 5 cutout slots that a shallow frame fits within 1/8th of an inch. The...
  11. Thread: Permacomb

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    Michael, In looking at the picture of the pc,...

    Michael,

    In looking at the picture of the pc, it looks to me like the alternating rows aren't as interlocked as naturally drawn comb, so you could reasonably get it flat.

    Walid
  12. Thread: Permacomb

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    Hi Michael, I talked with the guy that had the...

    Hi Michael,

    I talked with the guy that had the cut down pc. He said he put a fine-toothed blade in a table saw backwards and cut it slowly. He also said he just happened to find a spot where the...
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    Michael,

    Michael,

    <<So there were half cells on the bottom where the cells were cut?>>

    Ok, I see where you are coming from. The bottom was completely flat and smooth. I assumed it was cut. Maybe it was...
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    Michael, Thanks for your response. <

    Michael,

    Thanks for your response.

    &lt;&lt;The PC was cut down?&gt;&gt;

    It looked like someone took a radial saw blade to it and cut across the bottom to make it a shallow frame height.

    &lt;&lt;They will...
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    Hi Guys, I went to my beekeeping class last...

    Hi Guys,

    I went to my beekeeping class last night, and armed with the knowledge that the pc only come in mediums, I pointed that fact out to a fellow student as we were gathered at the exhibit...
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    Poll: Hi Mark, I appreciate your experience and...

    Hi Mark,

    I appreciate your experience and knowledge in the bee business, and the inspection business. I believe it is of great value to you however you wish to use it.

    You can look at the...
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    Hi Bjorn, If I followed my own advice, maybe I...

    Hi Bjorn,

    If I followed my own advice, maybe I should have pm'd you. Point taken. My gut reaction was that we are guests in someone else's enterprise and it doesn't seem right to raise the hairs...
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    Poll: Mark,

    Mark,

    &lt;&lt;Does it bother you then, to be part of a "regulated" discussion? The moderators are the regulators, the inspectors of our posts.&gt;&gt;

    The diference here being, if you choose not to...
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    Hi Guys, We are guests in someone's...

    Hi Guys,

    We are guests in someone's enterprise. There are no regulations to enforce except at the whim of the owner. And that is how it should be. The owners predicate the success of the site on...
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    Hi George,

    Hi George,

    &lt;&lt;Many laws "make sense" and by your argument, they shouldn't be necessary. However, that doesn't mean people won't willingly violate them. Take drunk driving for example. Against the...
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    Jim or Michael, Would you ever pull full honey...

    Jim or Michael,

    Would you ever pull full honey supers off while you are maintaining the one empty super? When you are maintaining one empty one, how empty does it need to be?

    When the brood...
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    &lt;&lt;sqcrk&gt;&gt;
    &lt;&lt;I believe that "price fixing" would be if we all decided to charge the same price, for a certain market advantage or to influence the market, not the exchange of ideas on what the price...
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    MB, I've been reading some of the material on...

    MB,

    I've been reading some of the material on checkerboarding and opening the brood area with some interest. I have a few questions.

    In the picture of the checkerboard hives with Mr. Wright,...
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    Poll: sqkcrk

    sqkcrk
    &lt;&lt;Is it amoral or unethical to knowingly sell AFB infected nucs?
    What about unknowingly? Amoral, unethical, wrong or just plain negligable?&gt;&gt;

    I believe WC Fields said, "You can't cheat an...
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    Hi Bjornbee, A very informative response,...

    Hi Bjornbee,

    A very informative response, thanks.

    It's very ironic that the only reason two or more auctioneers (or real estate agents, or gas stations, etc.) could get together and actually...
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