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    Re: 8-frame loose fit

    Here's an older thread from 2011 where I put together some measurements of different vendors woodenware. All appear to be oversized... 8 frame super widths from different manufacturers

    Best...
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    Re: 8-frame loose fit

    Well, if the reason for the extra space is for installation of a frame feeder then Kelleys and Rossman are figuring on frame feeders, too. On some Rossman boxes I can get nine frames in them, on...
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    Re: 8-frame loose fit

    If it's a honey super spread them out evenly and the bees will draw deep cells for storing honey. If they're part of the brood area then trim down some frames and slip a 9th one in there. Just my...
  4. Re: Will the bees clean out this frass and web from the comb?

    Thanks everybody for the feedback. I salvaged some of the frames but some were beyond hope.<sigh>

    Ed
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    Re: wax melter help

    I've used paper towels as filters in solar wax melters...letting the wax filter through them and into a container with an inch or two of water in it...the wax comes out very nice. Pouring from a...
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    Re: Veil only...no suit. Thoughts?

    Mike, here's some hits I got on google about eye stings. Some of both permanent and non-permanent damage but the damage that isn't permanent appears to me to be something to definitely avoid if...
  7. Re: Gulf Coast Ants...coming to a hive near you. Crazy ants....

    I would think that if they can make it all the way from South America (even in stages) then they wouldn't have much problem making it out of a cornfield. As for the bug zapper...it appears that...
  8. Re: Gulf Coast Ants...coming to a hive near you. Crazy ants....

    If they're worse than fireants then we *are* in trouble!!! :pinch:

    http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/03/26/houston-braces-for-invasion-crazy-ants/
  9. Will the bees clean out this frass and web from the comb?

    Here's a couple of shots of some wax moth damaged comb. Will the bees clean the frass and webbing up and out of the tunnels?
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    Re: Swarm on ground

    If you have some #8 mesh screen cut a piece about 3" wide by ever how wide your entrance is. Fold it in half the long way and slip the folded edge into the entrance...the spring of the metal screen...
  11. Re: How can I eradicate honey bees from the recesses of a banyan tree trunk?

    JD, they appear to have a good reason and they appear to have tried to find an alternative. Every person is not a beekeeper. So, is that your pet bird with you?
  12. Re: How can I eradicate honey bees from the recesses of a banyan tree trunk?

    CH, for a standard cavity that might work, not so sure about a banyan tree...look at the picture of one on the previous page...
  13. Re: How can I eradicate honey bees from the recesses of a banyan tree trunk?

    Bottom line is that the people that own the tree will have to make the decision that is right for *them*. I don't want the bees to die, you (whoever "you" is) don't want the bees to die, and very...
  14. Re: How can I eradicate honey bees from the recesses of a banyan tree trunk?

    Now, this isn't the exact banyan tree that is being talked about (but if it is..what a wild shot!) But, if the bee tree is somewhat similar to this one...which opening would be left to set a trapout...
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    Graham, I agree with you on leaving the bees. I seriously don't think it'd be possible to seal that tree up (just looking at examples of that type of tree...not the exact one). But, yeah, if the...
  16. Re: How can I eradicate honey bees from the recesses of a banyan tree trunk?

    That is *your choice* of belief, my belief is that God of Abraham, Issac, and Jacob, the Father of Jesus Christ of Nazareth spoke creation into existence...that is *my* choice of belief. We all have...
  17. Re: How can I eradicate honey bees from the recesses of a banyan tree trunk?

    Probably better to get one of those trucks that does spray in/on insulation... :eek:
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    Graham, have you looked at a picture of a banyan tree? It shocked me when I looked...ain't no way to seal that sucker up unless you wrap the whole tree in screen!!! Looks like a nightmare to try...
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    Re: Should I smoke?

    What's the saying?..."Ask 10 beekeepers a question and get 11 answers (or is it 12?)"? :)

    TB, I agree with a lot of what you're saying and have a different opinion on some things. On down the...
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    Re: Should I smoke?

    I have only been at this for a few years (my third honey season) and consider myself a rank newbee. But, during inspections after smoking them, I have definitely observed many bees with their heads...
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    Re: Should I smoke?

    I believe TxBeek has hit on one of the great uses of smoke...and that's to hide the alarm pheromones. I use the smoker about equally on my hands as I do my hives...a puff or two in the front...
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    Re: Should I smoke?

    :lpf:
  23. Re: How can I eradicate honey bees from the recesses of a banyan tree trunk?

    My comments/questions would be...

    Are the bees posing a problem for man or beast? Are they up high in the tree or down low?...with many entrances I would think they're up high. Does anyone have...
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    Re: Western Bee Supply - outrageous shipping costs!

    One more thing, the OP might want to edit the title, being as the title makes it sounds like Western Bee is gouging people on freight...when basically they're inline with other vendors. I've never...
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    Re: Western Bee Supply - outrageous shipping costs!

    I've found that if you actually pick up a phone and call the suppliers, that sometimes the freight calculator is off and the actual freight is less than shown. Ordering for delivery to...
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