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  1. Thread: Guinea Hens

    by Frohnho
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    One farm that I keep about 20 hives at has 10 or...

    One farm that I keep about 20 hives at has 10 or 12 guinea hens. They are loud but they are no problem with my hives.
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    Favorite thing is being in a yard when there is a...

    Favorite thing is being in a yard when there is a strong flow on, bees flying everywhere making honey. Most people to scared to venture into the yard to bother me. Only sounds are happy humming bees...
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    Thanks for the compliments on the shop. I think...

    Thanks for the compliments on the shop. I think it's not as impressive as you think but it is very functional. I make all woodenware including frames in my small shop. Joel, Clifton Park is in...
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    My work in progress...

    My work in progress
    http://home.nycap.rr.com/doubler/
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    I'm in Saratoga NY and I store combs with no...

    I'm in Saratoga NY and I store combs with no problems this time of year till spring. We could get a hard frost any day now so I wouldn't worry about the moths. Even if you do get some moths they...
  6. Thread: Honey samples

    by Frohnho
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    We give samples of all our products on popsicle...

    We give samples of all our products on popsicle sticks : honey, bees wax lip balm, bees wax hand cream, bees wax body lotion, honey sugar scrub. Popsicle sticks come from a craft store and are pretty...
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    I use pine shavings from the plainer or jointer....

    I use pine shavings from the plainer or jointer. I roll them up in a sheet of news paper like a big cigar. Get a good hot fire going in bottom with small wood scraps and stuff the pine cigar on top....
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    I agree, use a queenless bait hive. The drones...

    I agree, use a queenless bait hive. The drones and field bees will go right into the queenless hive. I also spray both hives with sugar water with a drop or 2 of pepermint oil in it. That way both...
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    play dumb First encounter "Really ? ohhh my...

    play dumb
    First encounter "Really ? ohhh my roommate didn't tell me"
    Second encounter "Ohhh darn I forgot to move the bees"
    third encounter "I'm sorry, do I know you ?"
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    I allways find the queen on the last frame I look...

    I allways find the queen on the last frame I look at or on the cover that I dropped on the side in the deep grass.
  11. Thread: What's SMR?

    by Frohnho
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    SMR=supression of mite reproduction. Mites can't...

    SMR=supression of mite reproduction. Mites can't reproduce on brood from 100% pure SMR queens. The down side is pure smr queens are only good at having no mites they are not too good at any thing...
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    set your honey coated stuff out side in the fall...

    set your honey coated stuff out side in the fall and in 10 min you won't be able to see the equipment anymore it will coated with bees.
  13. Thread: Making Endbars

    by Frohnho
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    Sounds pretty close to what I do. Not sure what...

    Sounds pretty close to what I do. Not sure what step #6 is for. I also plane down wood to 1 3/8 as my first step. I use 2x6 or 8 or 10 or 12 anything I can scrap off of construction sites. Wider wood...
  14. Thread: Sting Standard

    by Frohnho
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    Sounds extreme to me. A sting for me swells up...

    Sounds extreme to me. A sting for me swells up slightly about as round as a pea and hurts for 45 seconds or 1 minute. Then itches for 5 minutes or so. In 15 minutes I can't tell where the sting was...
  15. Smoker in 1 hand, hive tool and frame grip in...

    Smoker in 1 hand, hive tool and frame grip in other hand. Thats all I carry with me. Nails hammer bee brush and other stuff is allways in the truck but I never need to go back for it.
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    If you fully suit up and work slow and carefully...

    If you fully suit up and work slow and carefully You could expect no stings.
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    I use the same rule as when they are ready for...

    I use the same rule as when they are ready for another box on top. If they are using about 80% of frame space they need more room. Did you buy the 5 frame nuc or did you make it yourself from 2 or 3...
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    Assuming there is no virgin queens or laying...

    Assuming there is no virgin queens or laying queens. What are other factors that can prevent queen cell formation ? Weather, number of nurse bees, number of total bees, nector/pollen flow ?
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    I took 2 frames of bees from a queenless hive...

    I took 2 frames of bees from a queenless hive that has queen cells, no queen cells on the frames I took, and combined them with a frame of capped brood and a frame of eggs from another hive. Seven...
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    I have a lot of cans of interior latex paint and...

    I have a lot of cans of interior latex paint and instead of tossing them out I thought I might use it on nuc boxes. Anybody know how well the interior latex will hold up outside.
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    I put packages in a hive as soon as I get them....

    I put packages in a hive as soon as I get them. Sometimes it is nice and in the 60s, sometimes it is snowing and in the 30s.
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    Really good hive with good flow...about 3-4 week...

    Really good hive with good flow...about 3-4 week to draw fill and cap. I normally expect it to take around 6-7 week for average hive.
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    no foil pans won't melt as long as you don't let...

    no foil pans won't melt as long as you don't let them dry out. The sap keeps the pans cool no matter how hot the fire is.
  24. Thread: building hives

    by Frohnho
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    Sundance, your paying $1.49 per boardfoot. What...

    Sundance, your paying $1.49 per boardfoot. What kinda sale is that ? I pay $0.97 per BF for 4SS KD #2 pine. Only pay $0.78 per BF for rough cut.
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    I'm in saratoga, NY. About half of my trees are...

    I'm in saratoga, NY. About half of my trees are running good today. Should be some good runs this weekend gonna be close to 40.
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