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    Re: First time assembly questions

    I'am a woodworker and a beekeeper. What I use is a squaring fixture to keep my hives square and flat. The fixture is a 2'x4' piece of plywood with 3/4x 2 boards screwed to its face along the edges....
  2. Thread: Bees Not allowed

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    Re: Bees Not allowed

    Sometimes its easier to ask for forgiveness than to get permission! Stay below the radar if its not too late for that.
  3. Thread: plus or minus?

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    plus or minus?

    I have three new hives on my property at home. the 40 acres behind me were plowed up. 20 acres of it will revert back to its original grassland state because no weed control was applied and nothing...
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    Re: best seed tobuy for bees

    khaas15, You live close to me I live in Inverness, Il. I see there's a prairie restoration group in Barringtion. I wonder if they do the work and supply the seeds? I bet the school board would love...
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    Re: best seed tobuy for bees

    The more I hear the more confused I get. if I had my way I would have just left the back field alone. All my bees were going straight there last year. I came home from vacation and found it all...
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    Re: best seed tobuy for bees

    This field has been basically weeds for the last 15 years. Every other property owner in the town has to mow once a year but the school board apparently does not have to follow the rules the average...
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    Re: best seed tobuy for bees

    The down side of the buckwheat is that its an annual and the field has to be reworked every year. I can't count on the school district wanting to do any more work on the field. i live in northern...
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    best seed tobuy for bees

    Right behind my bee hives I have a chance to buy seed for a 10 acre plot. What is the best seed to buy and plant for my bees? The local school board owns the land and they just want it to not be a...
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    do I need to feed

    I have a 3# package of bees with queen coming next week. I have 10 drawn comb frames 3 or 4 frames have honey. The weather is unusually warm for this time of the year. I'am thinking I do not have to...
  10. Re: anything wrong with building a hive out of 3/4 plywood?

    I made several hive bodies and supers out of 3/4" birch plywood. Its the kind thst has about 18 plys. My company has a lot of plywwod drops they do not use of this super high quality material. I just...
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    Russian spring buildup

    This is my first spring with one Russian Hybrid hive I got from Walter Kelly last spring. I opened the hive for the first time today and found the bees in the upper hive body with a lot of honey on...
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    Re: Releasing the queen

    Thats what I was thinking but I hear so much about the russians not accepting the queen easily I was concerned. I think I'll expose the queen (still in the cage)to the package bees after they are in...
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    Releasing the queen

    I'am a second year beekeeper and I'am getting two packages of Russians from Walter Kelly. My question is this. Kelly gets the bees from Georgia and ships on a Saturday. Lets say the bees are boxed...
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