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  1. Re: I've managed to get beeswax over multiple kitchen utensils

    I spent $20 at the local mission/used furniture store and bought all of the wax processing equipment that will ever need. There's a lot of good stuff at these stores and you won't have any kitchen...
  2. Thread: Feeder Question

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    Re: Feeder Question

    My girls have no interest whatsoever in a top feeder at this time of year; they are busy satisfying their needs from sources outside of the hive. You find that your bees may not want the feeder...
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    Re: Cutting deeps to medium or shallow?

    You can cut any size in half with a table saw but only one half will have the recess for the frames.
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    Re: Craig's list..a beekeepers best friend.

    Got my Kelley extractor at one third of list from Craigs; got the hot knife cheap too!
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    Re: Keeping Hives Under Solar Panels

    There's essentially no reflection off of solar panels; the function of the solar panel is to absorb as much sunlight as possible and minimize reflection. Rain will quickly wash off any bee residue...
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    Re: Would like info for 2 hives vs 1 for spring

    Thanks, Michael, for getting the post back on track. I was looking for the answer also.
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    5 gallon buckets- Home Depot or food grade?

    Where does everyone get their honey processing buckets and are they food grade or simply Home Depot grade?

    Us Plastics has food grade buckets but they aren't cheap.
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    Re: leak proofing tray feeders

    I simply buy plastic food containers at WalMart and cut them down to fit. Very cheap and will never lead.
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    Re: Mold inside cover...

    I swapped out my moldy covers with clean ones and gave the moldy covers a generous wash with bleach; once they are dry in my attic and there's no bleach odor, they will be ready for another...
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    Re: Double Walled Insulated Hive

    I simply strap/bungee cord pieces of 1" foam board on the outside of the boxes and it will be removed in a week or so. I do not want insulation once warm weather arrives. It may not look pretty but...
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

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    3/14/2014

    maple (unknown var)
    sumac
    pussy willow
  12. Thread: Deadout Autopsy

    by Pete O
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    Re: Deadout Autopsy

    You may be able to take a sample to your local county extension service or whatever it's called in your area; they would have a microscope that will tell whether it's just a form of sugar/honey...
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    Re: small hive beetles made it

    Maybe your extreme Tenn. cold wasn't cold enough!
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    Re: First Nuc Box Build

    Always keep some scraps very close by when using the table saw to use as push sticks; they are cheaper than fingers.
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    Re: What to ask "monsanto foundation rep"

    Just don't make it into a lynching; that will accomplish absolutely nothing. The Rep is just a Rep giving information and promoting Monsanto products; there's nothing he can do to change the...
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    Re: How about bleach?

    There's a video by FatBeeMan soaking his frames in strong bleach; he's been doing it for years. You need to search for it on YouTube.
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    Re: Microscopes? Useful? and what to buy?

    I use a common garden variety B&L stereo scope with 15x eyepieces and 0.7 to 3x zoom (10.5-45x), top lighted; it serves all of my needs very well. Since I haven't had a need to get to cellular...
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    Re: Killing the hive beetle systematically.

    It certainly seems to have potential but only time will tell. I'd be very curious about your results; I may just dust off my can of Freeze-Mist and experiment myself. It's always good to hear some...
  19. Re: Attempting to reduce # of bees flying into the snow

    I've been doing pretty much the same as BeeCurious except that I've been using a large tarp. It certainly helps in saving the snow-divers from themselves; I just wish I had started earlier.
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    Re: Sheet Metal for Telescoping Cover

    Stay with white for the entire year. Black will absorb heat and just as quickly it will radiate valuable heat in the winter; that means that your hive will be cooling off during winter nights or...
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    Re: My handhold cutter....

    "Russ" got it right at the beginning of the thread; it's just one of a stackable dado cutters. I've got a set also.
    Why are we dragging this thing out? Maybe you are using it to scrape frames; ...
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    Re: Bottom board a work in progress ????

    What size screen are you using? An adult SHB will be just a little over 0.125" (1/8) and may not be able to squeeze through. I really like your idea and will probably build some bases like it.
  23. Poll: Re: Do you believe that glued frames are stronger than non-glued?

    Kind of a silly question. Of course glue is better unless you are using a glue not meant for the purpose.
  24. Re: Selectively Zapping Small Hive Beetles for Hive Protection

    I've thought about using a high voltage on SHB's also. Now you've made think of an ideal zapping electrode- a printed circuit board extender like what HP used to make plug-in boards servicable. ...
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    Re: SHB's mode of travel into hive?

    Thanks all for the terrific info! The Clemson PDF covers everything including all of the info that I didn't want to hear. My hives at present are above a huge sheet of black rubber which will kill...
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