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    Re: smooth foundation

    Here is an old thread on this subject
    www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?269794-Flat-smooth-foundation
    Bill
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    Re: Anybody know what these are?

    Two aluminum z-bars with a piece of aluminum flat riding in it? I doubt that you will find it in your local Home Depot, but a specialty metals house would be able to get it for you.
    Bill
  3. Re: Hives (unassembled) arrive tomorrow would like feedback/suggestions on my plan...

    Shellac and water don't do well together. Shellac is a nice finish but needs to stay indoors.
    have fun with your project.
    Bill
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    Re: -40 f windchill in central NY

    -1 F now, here in central Pa. Due to lose a couple more before dawn. Going all the way to +15 F or so tomorrow. Then a little warmer and a bit of snow.

    Enjoy the global warming folks-
    Bill
  5. Re: How do you start a new package of bees with no foundation?

    Only the strictest of purists would criticize you if you put foundation in that first box. Then when you have some drawn comb you can use it to suggest to the bees how further frames should be...
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    Re: Maintaining Copper Hive Top

    Something like automotive clear-coat might work to maintain the color after you polish it. Might be available in spray cans but I don't know. A good auto body shop might be the best place to ask....
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    Re: Just my Opinion

    If extracting is the only thing keeping you from langs, you can use foundationless frames in a lang, cut out the comb and crush and strain it. I agree though that there is an attraction to top bar...
  8. Thread: So excited

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    Re: So excited

    OK I'll be the up side. When your overwintered hive booms in the spring and you split it to avoid swarming you'll have six.
    Bill
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    Re: Getting the kids interested

    Yes buy the suit- it's a lot easier to be a brave knight if you believe in your armor. Don't press too much, let your children lead you to their interests.
    Bill
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    Re: foundation mill

    Here is a thread that involves making your own foundation press. It refers in turn to a video.
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?305193-wax-mold
    Bill
  11. Thread: Snow

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    Re: Snow

    Here in the Northeast I here that solar warming now exceeds radiative cooling so there is hope. Of course that also puts energy in the atmosphere and allows storms to form so it snows more.
    Bill
  12. Re: What is the big attraction of pine saw dust??

    If they are more interested in the used sawdust in the stalls than fresh sawdust, in whatever bin it may reside, they may be harvesting minerals from the animal urine in the used sawdust.
    Bill
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    Re: Feeding feral bees for a future trapout

    Try this thread
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?259430-Wanting-to-get-the-queen-from-a-trap-out-HOW
    Bill
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    Re: Smoker stuck closed - solution to avoid?

    Bar soap or liquid dish soap makes the bottom of the pot easier to clean when you cook over an open fire. Perhaps soap in the joint of the smoker will help.
    Bill
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    Re: Feeding feral bees for a future trapout

    Why wouldn't you connect the trap now? If the bees become accustomed to the trap enough that they move the guards to the entrance of the trap you could feed syrup in the trap without as much robbing...
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    Re: Cold weather removal?

    Tent, heater, cutout? But don't put a lot of stock in this, I've never done it.
    Bill
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    Re: Aronia berries

    Gurney's has them, $19.99 for each potted plant. Probably not the place to go if you want to plant an acre, but if you just want one or two... What I've bought from them has always been good.
    Bill
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    Re: Oh my!!! We have bees. Now what???

    Most frames are built to have foundation installed in them. Show one of your frames to whoever you buy your equipment from and ask if you can install foundation in it. You can buy just the...
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    Re: Spring is here !

    So, suppose one takes these oxalis plants or rhubarb leaves also come to mind, dries them, and uses them as smoker fuel. Any effect on mites? Bees? Beekeeper?
    Bill
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    Re: Oh my!!! We have bees. Now what???

    My usual disclaimer- what I know is a distillation of what I have read, no hands on experience.

    First take a deep breath and slowly exhale. That bit of white, new looking comb that the bees are...
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    Re: Oh my!!! We have bees🐝🌸🌺🐝🌺🌻😳😳😳Now what???

    To quote The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy, "don't panic". Bees have been bees for hundreds of thousands of years, you have been a beekeeper for a few days. The bees know better than you what to...
  22. Thread: Bad Honey

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    Re: Bad Honey

    I see a veil, and a smoker in your pictures. You speak of boxes, whatever construction was used to make them, if they are strong enough to stand up, they are strong enough to start out with. You...
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    Re: What to do with a tank full of bees?

    Before you go attacking this tank you should at least read Cleo Hogans stuff. If his method works as well as he claims, and I believe it does, you should be able to get several colony starts out of...
  24. Thread: Bucket-O-Bees

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    Re: Bucket-O-Bees

    Does anybody think it would be better to keep the bucket on its side since thats how it was when the bees built this or is it better to put the bucket on end so the bees will be convinced that their...
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    Re: Cutting Foam Board

    With a camera and some sort of downlink you two guys could bring a new dimension to bee lining.

    Nice work, build one a little bigger and take me for a ride.

    Bill
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