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  1. Re: Extracting frames that the comb is not completely drawn out properly, but is capp

    Crush and strain sounds messy :)

    Heat gun, just melt the cappings then put in extractor immediately? That sounds like a good idea.

    Thanks,
    Bill
  2. Extracting frames that the comb is not completely drawn out properly, but is capped.

    Greetings!

    I have some frames both mediums and deeps that some of the capped honey is not filled out enough to easily use my electric cutter. I'm not overly concerned with damaging the comb,...
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    Re: Can't find the chat room button.

    But can you see the chat room link? I can't find it.
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    Can't find the chat room button.

    Am i missing something?
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    Re: Duragilt Foundation??

    I was googling duragilt fundation and ran across this thread. HAD to comment. I will agree, duragilt foundation is ABSOLUTELY TRASH. I hate to bash in public like this, but i got some this year, it...
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    duragilt foundation..

    i bought some this spring, have it in a some supers. Seems like none of my bees will touch the stuff. What gives? I have supers that are backed with 6 frames, and then 4 frames of duragilt that...
  7. i never have a problem with this on my hives. ...

    i never have a problem with this on my hives. they might build a little between boxes, but nothing i notice when pulling then apart.
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    single metal queen excluder

    do these go between boxes by themselves? seems like the box above would slip off. i've ordered 5 that are enclosed in wood, but wondering about this one i already have how to install it. thanks.
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    Can you do this same technique but add a frame of...

    Can you do this same technique but add a frame of eggs as well and let them make their own queen?
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    Some honey in supers.

    Hi,

    Ok, I checked all 3 hives yesterday, even found a queen for the first time, and noticed there's still some frames full off capped honey leftover from winter. Should I....

    1. Leave it.
    2....
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    I was speechless...

    Amazing!
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    Interesting. I had never heard that. After...

    Interesting. I had never heard that. After extracting with 10 frames per medium, i AM DEFINATELY going to 9 frames per box this year. :doh: What exactly does it look like if they draw 9 frames...
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    that's better than people getting killed for a...

    that's better than people getting killed for a pair of used sneakers. :scratch:
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    Beeks in Maine and New Hampshire..

    Any feeding? It's suppose to be in the high 40's-50 over the next week or so, i'm thinking about putting a gallon on each hive. Anyone feeding yet?

    Thanks,
    Bill w. --E. Baldwin, ME (next to...
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    I'm glad I found this thread. I am thinking...

    I'm glad I found this thread. I am thinking along the same lines. I am a very beginner beekeeper but really enjoy it. Am just now thinking where I'd like to be in 4-5 years.

    [QUOTE]I think...
  16. True, if I remember correctly, the last two years...

    True, if I remember correctly, the last two years it POURED all spring. :cry:
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    humble abodes

    i also buy all my woodenware there. great people and nothing but great experiences with them. it's nice i can drive there too. :D
  18. Well I'm in maine, and i did go down to see the...

    Well I'm in maine, and i did go down to see the hives last week (it's warming up some now) and found all 3 hives with bees in them and from lifting the end, i think there's enough honey to get them...
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    I had a good year also last year...my 3rd year (i...

    I had a good year also last year...my 3rd year (i think). I had 3 hives in the fall, and snowshoed to them yesterday, pounded on the hives, and bees came out of all 3. They still feel like they had...
  20. What is the best way to actually weigh a hive?

    I don't really want to take both deeps apart, set them on a scale, and do it again to put them back :)

    If i use a hook and pick up one half of the hive, how much of a % of it's weight does that...
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    OH please see if they are males...make sure you...

    OH please see if they are males...make sure you get it on video, and post it so we can watch. :D
  22. thanks everyone for the ideas. Looks like...

    thanks everyone for the ideas. Looks like yarmouth is where i'll shop. :)
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    I got my 1gallon paint cans at a paint shop. ...

    I got my 1gallon paint cans at a paint shop. Pretty cheap too. I just put them on yesterday as a matter of fact. Love the paint can feeders. I have to use 2 medium boxes or 1 deep to cover it.
  24. Any ideas on where i can get some bottles retail?

    I have like 9 frames to extract. I put everything else in 16oz bottles. I'd like to put these in 8oz ones if i can. But would just like to pick some up somewhere local if possible rather than wait...
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    Early this spring, it was hot. In my truck I had...

    Early this spring, it was hot. In my truck I had my old head gear. Figured I'd grab the new one..so walking back, I unzipped my suit for some fresh air. Well, after putting on the new hat and...
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