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    Re: what would you do?

    I'd make the nucs on medium frames and also make some boxes that would occupy the space underneath when the nuc was installed in a deep. You could sell the box to those customers that don't want to...
  2. Re: Quick view of a portuguese beekeeper and portuguese bee

    Perfectly clear- Thank you.
    Bill
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    Re: pheromone removal

    Chlorine bleach destroys or at least changes many organic molecules. Perhaps a wash down with strong bleach solution will work.
    Bill
  4. Re: Quick view of a portuguese beekeeper and portuguese bee

    Referring back to extracting honey from a cork hive, post #13. Does the colony survive? If so how do they repair this?
    Bill
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    Re: Accidental Beehive

    Disclaimer- I have no experience with this except the distillation of what I have read.

    Presented with this situation I would build them an enclosed front porch, With luck they may see it as an...
  6. Thread: Syurp pump

    by whiskers
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    Re: Syurp pump

    If you asked me to build a rig to pump syrup with I would probably recommend a roller pump and either pto driven if you pull your feeding rig with a tractor or a gear reduction engine. There should...
  7. Re: One more reason to keep bees...... hair loss treatment?

    Well- if your hat is stuck on at least nobody can tell if you're bald or not.
    Bill
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    Re: Birds and bees

    You know there are all sorts of Halloween novelties that have motion or proximity sensors in them and respond by moving and making noises. That might be enough to deter the bird. Look in the...
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    Re: Can a noob take care of 60 hives?

    Complete guesswork here, but you mention that you are growing an almond orchard. One thus guesses that the trees aren't very big yet and won't require as much in the way of pollination as they may...
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    Re: How do I repair a Cowen frame sump?

    Don't know what a frame sump is, but if you have tig equipment available that's the way to go. If the material is too thin you can use a backing piece on the opposite side that you grind off later. ...
  11. Re: How to handle Interstate Bee Truck Overturns

    Keep records of the time and materials provided. You will want the ability to bill for your work. Aside from that it is likely that the only thing you will get out of this is experience.
    Bill
  12. Thread: Strange honey

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    Re: Strange honey

    I would label it "Ethiopian honey"and sell it. If your customers don't like it they will blame the Ethiopians. If they do like it they will ask you to get more in.
    Bill
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    Re: lure a hive out of a old tree

    Go look at "swarms, trapouts, and cutouts" section. Especially read posts by Cleo C Hogan. If you email him he will send you plans and instructions for doing this.
    Bill
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    Re: Vote for Google doodle!

    Ditto.
  15. Re: First year failure, long time listener. (Questions and comments)

    Boddah-
    I think he meant pine, not pin.
    Bill

    Sorry, I didn't see that this was in the post above.
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    Re: Making the cut for frame rest in bee box

    Grandpa would have used something like this-...
  17. Re: Firewood question: how can a cord stack 4' wide with 18" logs?

    Using data from the link in post 25- red oak (considered prime firewood around here) .00619 MBTU/pound, sugar maple .00620 MBTU/pound, poplar (American aspen, considered poor firewood here) .00620...
  18. Re: Firewood question: how can a cord stack 4' wide with 18" logs?

    By btu would be nice but the heat content of a pile of mixed species wood would be hard to determine. By the ton would even things out a bit and the wood would come with a scale ticket. I doubt...
  19. Re: Any other newbie getting frustrated with their new hive?

    If you need a nuc box. Look on the front page here for "build it yourself" and in there for D Coats 5 frame nuc. Find a construction site and ask if you can salvage scrap plywood from their...
  20. Thread: USPS dang IT!

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    Re: USPS dang IT!

    I don't have any idea how long they'll survive in transit, but if they really have found them in Puerto Rico it might be worth it to the insurance company which now is responsible to hurry them right...
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    Re: Honey extractor bearing

    Carve one out of a little block of maple, soak it overnight in vegetable oil. I bet it lasts until you get another and probably much longer.
    Bill
  22. Re: Paper combine swarm w/laying worker colony?

    Some on here have mentioned using a double screen board between the laying worker and the queen right hive for a while, then paper combine.
    Bill
  23. Re: 2 hives with no queen; can i i merge the two?

    I think the problem is geometry difference between the two hives. If you want two hives you could just move some of the queen cells to the observation hive. If there are no laying workers they...
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    Re: I need advice for transferring feral bees

    Putting the box over them will keep the rain off too.
    Bill
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    Re: I need advice for transferring feral bees

    Is there mortar (cement) between the blocks? You used the word stacked which implies held only by gravity to me but that may be a regional thing. If not you can just unstack the wall and recover...
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