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    Re: Using All 7-5/8" Bodies?

    >I'm considering using 7-5/8" bodies for the entire hive to allow easier management of equipment.
    >For frames, I would be buying unassembled from Mann Lake, boxes I would build myself out of local...
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    Re: Western Bee Brood Chamber Special

    I got 200 budget 6.25 frames, some supers & misc from them last March: of the 200 Budget frames, 1 topbar was bowed, another was twisted a little, and 2 had a small knot all 4 worked just fine......
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    Re: Finger Joint vs. Rabbet?

    There is a good discussion of this topic at:
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?269644-Rabbet-Joint-Hive-box-quality

    I'm not a woodworker:
    From my totally ignorant perspective, what...
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    Re: Rabbet Joint Hive box quality?

    Appreciate this discussion!
    I'm a metal worker, never done much with wood. I decided a few months ago I wanted to start making my bee wood.

    A long time friend is a cabinet maker, one man shop,...
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    Re: Rabbet Joint Hive box quality?

    Just as a point of interest:
    About 3 years ago, the magazine Fine Wood Working, did a thorough test of various joints using modern adhesives.

    The strongest joint for joining wood at right...
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    Re: Keeping Bees on Shares??!

    Hope you're sittin' down Keith:
    People here are selling their mighty fine local honey for a low of $10/lb to $16 packed up pretty... (and mighty fine it is, too!)

    The problem w/leasing lower 48...
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    Re: Keeping Bees on Shares??!

    $165 per 4lb package w/2 queens. Best case, you're starting mid-late April/early May with a... package, not even a nuc, Good nectar flow starts approx June 15, between those dates there's some...
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    Re: Keeping Bees on Shares??!

    Nantom670 said:
    This person on utube shows 5 Nucs he kept inside during the winter. In Alaska maybe you could put your hives in a good shed with this idea. I believe Langstroth said that 40-45...
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    Re: Keeping Bees on Shares??!

    Nantom670 said:
    This person on utube shows 5 Nucs he kept inside during the winter. In Alaska maybe you could put your hives in a good shed with this idea. I believe Langstroth said that 40-45...
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    Re: Attracting bees to a new water source

    ... don't recall where exactly, but I remember reading a couple of places that "... bees don't like getting their feet wet..."

    also, Farrar researched water consumption and reported especially...
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    Re: Attracting bees to a new water source

    Here's some links to a good free apiculture newsletter from Harry H. Laidlaw Jr. Honey Bee Research Facility, (Eric Mussen)
    Lots of good stuff there......
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    Re: Keeping Bees on Shares??!

    Hey! Thank You!

    That's some really good advise!

    The situation is simpler here than what you all are used to because virtually everybody, (including my friend) get packages in spring and kill...
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    Keeping Bees on Shares??!

    What's fair "Shares"?

    I've never done shares before, would appreciate Advise!

    Here's the story:
    A friend of mine (I really do like the guy) got some bees about 5 years ago. I helped him some,...
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