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    Re: Make your own foundation without a mill

    Highly doubtful - as "Silicone Plastique® has the consistency of clay..." or "[is a] putty that has the consistency of cookie dough," the beeswax foundation used as an original will deform under the...
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    Re: Why not plywood for hives?

    Works great. and is cheap!
    I dont bother painting, except for the corners.
    And the corners are plain jane - no rabbets, no box joints, nothing fancy.
    But i use a box jig to get the corners square...
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    Re: Hive on a tree branch-

    Is that a Loquat tree?
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    "E.T. phone home" ??

    "E.T. phone home" ??
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    Try this one

    Here's a challenge !
    :D :scratch: :D
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/79/Paris_06_Eiffelturm_4828.jpg
  6. Thread: Hairy monster

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    I know

    Hillary Clinton :D
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    Funny Sting Story

    Had company over for lunch on Saturday. Of course, after the requisite libations, I figured I had to show off the hive on the balcony.:doh:

    Opened up, poked around, dug in with spoons for honey...
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    got it

    thanks for the answers

    i got the excluder with ups this morning

    i don't need it to last, just need to cut off a piece to sit underneath that one frame in the ulster obs.

    thx
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    Queen Excluder Size

    Does anyone know the height of the plastic queen excluder that Dadant sells?
    (Perhaps Michael at Hill's Hivery? I know you made a series not so long ago)

    I need to leave the right amount of space...
  10. Thread: Metal for Tops

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    Telescoping tops?

    Why do you want telescoping tops?
    Why not just use 3/4 inch plywood with some paint?
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    I would think twice about that... The Brazilian...

    I would think twice about that... The Brazilian Pepper Tree is aggressively invasive.

    I don't know what the rule is in NC or TX, but here in FL the dissemination of the Brazilian Pepper Tree is...
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    interesting

    Cool. But what do you want the extra 2 inches for?
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    12 lids !?

    I also used to think you can only get 12 lids out of a sheet.
    Then Ross showed how to get 14.
    But, it's actually 14 and 2/5ths if you work it out.
    So, 5 sheets can give you 72 lids.

    See,...
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    ha

    what an imbecile ! :(
  15. Thread: Honey and wax

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    melting point

    it depends on impurities.

    i have heard a range from 62 to 65 degrees celsius with most accounts converging at 64. (62=144, 65=149, and 64=147 - using F=C*9/5+32).

    you could probably get a...
  16. Thread: brass eyelets

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    Poll: brass eyelets

    how many of you insert those little brass eyelets in the sidebars of your frames before wiring?

    I just put together a batch of frames without, and it seems to work just fine !

    Any thoughts...?
  17. Thread: Slugs

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    slugs

    I was in Washington D.C. a few months ago and
    found a certain hill covered in a few hundred (540 to be exact) slimy slugs. :D
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    allergic

    They almost all say they're allergic.
    It's so tiresome. Now I just ask them if they carry an epipen.

    "an epi-what?" the response is almost always accompanied with a dumber look than usual.
    ...
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    nobody knows... :confused:

    nobody knows... :confused:
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    all humans LOVE honey those who do not love...

    all humans LOVE honey
    those who do not love honey are not human
    period . end of discussion .
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    frame size and bee space

    my understanding is that the average space between each side of a standard frame and the inside end of a standard box is 5/16 of an inch,
    and that it ranges from 1/4 to 3/8, depending on how the...
  22. Thread: Wax Moths

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    what about the polka?...

    what about the polka? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WCMzRLov58
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    i recently moved a frame of brood to a hive about...

    i recently moved a frame of brood to a hive about 10 minutes away after shaking and brushing all the bees off without any problems.
    but i live in south florida - dunno if i could say the same if i...
  24. Thread: Poison Ivy

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    eat it?

    i've heard that mountain folk in appalachia nibble on the very young leafs in the spring time to develop a resistance that lasts all season.
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    aha moment

    OH wow,
    i see how that is a beak... but it's so wiiiiide!
    i guess it could be a hillarybird looking for a third term :D
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