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    Re: Screws, staples and glue........

    My opinion is....When it comes to gluing, ingoring grain orientation and type of joint, the strength and quality of the glue joint is dependent on the Clamping force....however that is achieved. A...
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    Re: Definition of "Best Honey"

    Acacia is my favorite
  3. Thread: Dead Bees

    by burns375
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    Re: Dead Bees

    probably fine
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    Re: what would you do?

    if i needed to buy a nuc...I would buy medium nuc and put it in a medium or a deep if I had no mediums. Although i'de prefer a deep frame.

    I have a feeling deeps will be sticking around for...
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    Re: Creative Marketing

    I have a few boxes of cut-offs in the basement. The cut-outs do come in handy but I wouldn't pay for them. I buy 12 ft 3/4" boards for less than $7
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    Re: Hello from New Hampsire

    i feed pollen sub in fall and spring when they are actively brooding and not much natural stuff is available.
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    Re: The optimal cluster cavity???

    There is an older timer near my area. He knew Mr. Walter T Kelley very well. He swears by his double deep size frames. He puts 1-3 in the center of the brood nest, claims the winter better. He...
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    Re: telescoping vs migratory

    Migratory cover is basically an inner cover without a access hole and rim. Although i believe some folks do add holes to migratory covers for feeding. The migratory cover is painted to be water and...
  9. Re: NOT beautiful home made solar wax melters

    Florida summers r miserable
  10. Re: NOT beautiful home made solar wax melters

    I've started to put small and medium batches in the oven. Basically I hang a mesh filter bag from the top rack. And put a aluminum pan with water on the bottom rack. Set oven to convection bake at...
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    Re: How do you get outyard area?

    Ask around, speak with farmers, knock on doors. I found 2 other bee yards thru my bee club. For the past couple of years we have had a handful of folks contact our club looking for a beekeeper to...
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    Re: Ask This Old House now instructs beekeepers?

    I dvr this old house every week. Love the show. The best segment is "what is it". I watched both beekeepign episodes on tv. It was decent, the guy is just a beginner, you could tell he didn't...
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    Re: 50 degrees - bees are active

    They'll fly in the 40s on windless sunny days when the hive is located in a sunny spot. Conversely, on windy cloudy 50 degree day you may not see much. No wind and sun is key.
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    Re: bee yard location?

    The ability to drive right to the hives in a truck is high on my list along with proximity to my home. Of course forage is #1, stay away from mono-crop farm land, fields of mowed grass.
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    Poll: Re: Do you Build or Buy your Hive Bodies?

    I make deeps for about $3.50. I like making deeps, its pretty easy if you have the tools..... i don't like painting.
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    Re: Making Spring Splits

    It depends on timing, size of hive and flow. Typically you want to maintain brood next, so new frames to the outside. If the hive is strong and on a flow, throw a frame or two in the brood nest and...
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    Re: getting towns to ban polinators

    Those nucs may have not been so great to start. The foreign hives could very well be part of the problem but I would like at you're own hives before blaming something else. Its easy to blame the...
  18. Re: are you wondering if they are still alive inside?

    Like acebird says right now don't mean to much. In fall you should have a good idea if they will make it or not. Sometimes you are surprised or disappointed come spring.

    Give it a knock with...
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    Re: Why do bees leave the hive to n December?

    Seriously. Are they snow blinded. Sounds like a wise-tale to me.
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    Re: Why do bees leave the hive to n December?

    You'de be suprised what forage they find when "nothing" is available
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    Re: Bee Pro shelf life

    Freezing organic/natural usually extend its life. I put it in ziploc bags and store in the basement out of sunlight, I plan to use what I have left of a 50lb bag this coming spring. I like the...
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    Re: Honey Bees with nothing to do

    fun huh!
  23. Thread: Crazy Maples!

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    Re: Crazy Maples!

    Hmm that is crazy! When do they typically boom for you. Around here is march
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    Re: 10 frame double deep or single?

    As i expand the overwintered singles and nucs that are first year hives do very well. They made it thru last winter and the ones this year look really good too. Its something about the tight...
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    Re: Bee Suite recommendation

    this is how i operate most of the year. However for the times they are a little fussy a jacket is nice. If you plan on wearing it often go with a ultrabreeze style, if you plan to wear seldom grab...
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