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    Re: Best Extractor for Hobbyist

    First let me heartily second the Maxant 3100H-2 radial recommendation. We only have three hives but sometimes they'll fill super after super. We've done (and still do) crush and strain and we've...
  2. Thread: BroodMinder

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    Re: BroodMinder

    The 100% RH* readings aren't accurate. Condensation in a hive is caused by warm air touching a cold surface. The boundary layer where condensation can happen can be very shallow. Think of an iced...
  3. Thread: BroodMinder

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    Re: BroodMinder

    Unless you've gotten the sensor in the cluster 88 seems high with an ambient temperature of 14. Unless of course your hive bodies are atypical.
  4. Thread: BroodMinder

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    Re: BroodMinder

    Ideally Rich will explain how it works so people can make informed decisions. The battery life issue can't be fixed without a code change so that's that but given a body of observations they might...
  5. Thread: BroodMinder

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    Re: BroodMinder

    According to the update from Broodminder they think it's caused by measuring reserves (probably by voltage) too close to the periodic LED flash.
  6. Re: in the market for a router and table and all the extras needed

    Well handholds are nice to mount the cleat over -- gives you that handy extra bit of finger space -- but I don't think they're nice enough to bother cutting them even on a table.
  7. Re: With Beepods, the bees don't get mad when you inspect the hive or extracting hone

    Perhaps your comment was sincere and free of malice but it doesn't sound like it to me.
  8. Thread: Winter feeding

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    Re: Winter feeding

    With the number of beekeepers posting various fondant recipes involving temperatures in the soft to firm ball stages (235-245F) you'd think they'd notice poisoning all their bees.

    By the way, if...
  9. Re: With Beepods, the bees don't get mad when you inspect the hive or extracting hone

    Free advice is often worth what you pay for it. Especially from "stay off my lawn" senior beekeepers.
    Or ... "ask 10 beekeepers a question, expect 11 different answers".

    E.g. I heard a very...
  10. Re: With Beepods, the bees don't get mad when you inspect the hive or extracting hone

    The presentation is a bit over the top but ...

    The fact that it's a modified KTBH is on their site.
    If a bee sting is going to kill you then you shouldn't keep bees.
    Their kit comes with a...
  11. Re: With Beepods, the bees don't get mad when you inspect the hive or extracting hone

    Like many other complaints about this product the answer to that is on their site.
  12. Re: in the market for a router and table and all the extras needed

    I'm not a woodworker but I do have a router table, table saw and a chop saws. I strongly suggest if you're going to get a router table you 1) have an idea of enough work to keep it busy and 2) buy...
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    Re: I love my crown stapler

    I use a brad nailer exclusively with TB III and have never had a frame come apart. However I put a horizontal brad at each end so pulling the top bar away would only happen if the wood developed...
  14. Thread: BroodMinder

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    Re: BroodMinder

    We have several Broodminder 42s (15) and so far one of eight tested has a "bad" moisture sensor. At least it's fairly off from the rest I've tested. I've also compared them to a couple of hand-held...
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    Have you seen many bees in the grease? We use water but the bees love to drink it so we're always losing a few to drowning.
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    Re: Something Wrong or Normal Behavior?

    Given a choice between a 2 sq. inch hole and a 4 sq. inch (or larger) hole "survey says" bees choose the smaller size, however since I can't resist giving them the extra ventilation in summer the...
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    Re: Something Wrong or Normal Behavior?

    Not so much. Our colonies are in our backyard so we watch them a lot.


    That was true in this case. This was the first time I've been followed all the way back to the house (twice for about...
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