Type: Posts; User: Ross
For 48 hive bodies, buy 50 and get the price break on commercial quality from Dadant. If you can drive and pick them up from a Dadant location, it's just not worth cutting your own. Western Bee in...
You don't need anything to pick up a hanging swarm, only to remove them from a habitable structure. I move bees all the time without a permit. Not saying you're not supposed to have one, but there...
HarryVanderpool nailed it. It's also a good time to split them.
Watch craigslist. You can usually find contractor style saws by Delta, Powermatic, Jet, Craftsman, and others for sale from $200-$500 range. These are the ones where the motor hangs out the back. ...
From the looks of the trees, it had to be deep east Texas, maybe Nacogdoches. West of there could have been a lot more trouble.
With the humidity in Savannah and no chance of really cold weather, I would go with SBB.
I've done it with a 4 gallon dog waterer. I didn't experience any robbing about 100 yards away from the yard. I don't know if they all got their share or not, but they emptied it in an hour. I put...
I start mine slow and run a little longer, maybe 6-10 minutes. I run foundationless and try not to blow out comb. By midway through a run, it's humming pretty fast. Are the bearings on the drum...
I have taken wedge top bars and just broken the wedge out and thrown it away. The remaining step on the top bar is enough to get them started right.
You can feed syrup as long as the weather stays warm. It's a bit early here for that, even though this week is in the 70's. I'm keeping mine on dry sugar for a few more weeks.
You don't need to use beeswax at all. Those will work just fine.
A Maxant 20 holds 10 deep or 20 mediums. A Dadant 20 holds 20 deeps or 36 mediums. Both are fine products. That said, look for a used extractor. My old Dadant 20 is at least 30 years old and...
I've never bothered on a table saw, not enough ripping I guess, but I have two of the commercial power feeders for my shapers.
You can rest assured that the cedars in Texas produce prodigious amounts of pollen. Ask several million mountain cedar sufferers.
Clean out the bottom entrance or give them a top entrance.
Looks like a homemade version of a real power feeder. OSHA would have a field day.
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Yep, I can pickup at Dadant with a 50 mile trip. Saves shipping and taxes. I buy 50 at a time to get the price break, and just assemble as I need them.
Be careful of the carriage bearings on older RAS. On some models, if they fail the whole carriage drops onto the table. I sent the motor off of my dad's old Craftsman to Emerson for the $100...
Not really. It works for me. Several people on the board have produced modified versions over the years. One version I liked used 1" round dowels instead of slats. Then all you need to build it...
Bees and equipment are agriculture in Texas, so no tax. I buy 50 at a time to get the price break. I can't buy the wood around here for the price of pre-cut commercial grade.
Me too. I can pickup at Dadant, so no shipping, no taxes. But I can make a bunch of tops and bottoms for the cost of a bought one.
My comment on hundreds of frames was hundreds at a sitting. My jig has been in use for years. It took about 10 minutes to build.