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  1. Thread: Hive boxes

    by PerryBee
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    Re: Hive boxes

    You should get together with other beeks in your area and bulk buy, reducing costs on shipping as well.
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    Re: Need Help in Equalizing

    Why not wait until just after noon and switch the locations of your two nuc boxes? The foragers from your strong nuc will enter the one in it's place giving it an instant boost of bees. No worries...
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    Re: An OH-Crap moment to try to avoid

    Hilarious, thanks for making my day. I thought I was the only one who had those kinda days. :D
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    Re: Dumb newbie question

    You can try to be as careful as possible but sadly there will almost always be an unfortunate one or two that manage to crawl into a bad spot and meet their untimely doom. Putting the lid on very...
  5. Re: Austin, TX - huge bee swarm on highway yesterday....question

    A lot of times the queen that is with the swarm hasn't flown since her mating flights as a virgin (this could be one up to two years). The bees will have stopped feeding her several days in advance...
  6. Thread: Help Needed

    by PerryBee
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    Re: Help Needed

    Biggest question is how big are you going to get?

    # 1 - You can't go wrong with Maxant!

    Extractor - go radial and electric (size depends on how big you get)
    Uncapping tank - nice to have (just...
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    Re: interesting scenario

    Perhaps I am missing something here. If the deep brood box that isn't being used (for whatever reason) is at the bottom of this setup, simply reverse your boxes. Put the deep directly over top of...
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    Re: telescopic cover top material

    Look up "bending jig for top covers" in this section. Check out Laferneys simple and almost cost free setup for bending sheet metal ( a 2x4 with an angled saw kerf, just that simple) there are...
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    Re: What are acceptable losses?

    Here in NS the normal used to be 10 -15%. Last 3 years or so have seen 30-35%.
    Lasy year I lost 8 of 19 :cry:
    This year (so far) lost 2 of 18 :)
    I hate losing even 1 but I am happy this year.
  10. Re: should i use a vent notch in the inner cover or not?

    I leave mine open year round. The only time I close it off is if I am transporting the hives. In winter you need the ventilation to get rid of the moisture and in summer I think it helps a little as...
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    Re: Not Touching Pollen Sub - normal?

    Hi Adam:

    Just put on my patties today. I saw some pollen coming in but like you, not much around just yet. I will let you know in a while if mine are taking any of it.
  12. Thread: solar melters

    by PerryBee
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    Re: solar melters

    Check the thread in this section near the bottom of the page under "solar melters".
    I posted a few pics of one that is about as cheap and easy as it gets.
    A bit of insulation, an old single pane...
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    Re: HELP! Queen got out of cage.......

    I can't remember where I first learned of "poking a nail" through the candy when releasing a queen but it is something I will no longer do.
    Here is why:
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    Re: Painting Supers

    I paint the outside, the top and bottom rims as well but do not paint the frame rest areas. The bees themselves will coat this area. Some do not bother painting the upper and lower rims due to the...
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    Re: Solar Wax Melters

    Just an inch of water to start with and maybe a tiny bit of honey by the time the wax melts. The cookie sheet tray can hold a deep frame if you want to melt wax in the frame itself. The picture shows...
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    Re: Solar Wax Melters

    Just convert your wife's cold frame, costs virtually nothing and works great!
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    Re: A look at the inside of the new hives

    I think I would be inclined to get myself a couple of deep supers and just set them on top of the existing hives. Let them work their way up during the summer and deal with the mess (rotten boxes and...
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    Re: Warm day in South East PA

    Jeez, that second photo with the fondant, at first I thought hey, someones taking pictures inside one of my hives! But I noticed a difference, I put my fondant over the inner cover hole surrounded by...
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    Re: Opinions on wax spinners

    kilocharlie:

    Jan. 14/11
    fatbeeman says: "I have several wax mills for sale. 1 for 1300.00 and 1 for 2000.00 I will teach you on the mill you buy. Mills pay for themselves in short time. Also you...
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    Re: beekeeper beginner from Slovenia

    Looks pretty comfortable, sitting in that chair working your hive! :D :thumbsup:
    Thanks for the pictures!
  21. Thread: Winter Sucks!

    by PerryBee
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    Re: Winter Sucks!

    Mtn.Bee says "The Annual Beeks Rendevous"

    I like the idea but doesn't that already exist? (something about Almonds, and California or some such thing)
    :D :lpf::lookout:
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    Re: Opinions on wax spinners

    Didn't Don the "fatbeeman" have a couple of sets of rollers for sale recently? I even think they were small cell.
    I thought I saw a posting of his about it.
  23. Thread: Winter Sucks!

    by PerryBee
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    Re: Winter Sucks!

    Hey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! No teaser days up here! :):D;)
  24. Re: How to badly teach a beekeeping class; or, things not to do:

    " 3rd grade class"

    My advice, keep it short. I remember doing one for a grade 1 class and the teacher said "keep it around 20 minutes or you'll start to lose them". Sure enough, after 20 minutes...
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    Poll: Re: Age of Beekeepers on this Site (POLL)

    Update - Brent Bean wrote "the average age of US Beekeepers is now 52 years old"

    That would be me, 52, except I'm Canadian. Age wise I'm betting we're no different up here either.

    Perry
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