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    Re: How to secure tar paper

    I didn't want to fill the box's with more holes every year so last year I used electrical tape , it worked fine , just make sure to overlap enough to get the tape to stick to itself for a foot or so .
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizer - Part II

    So your using a pipe tee with a cup inside to hold the acid . What stops the force of the heat gun from blowing the acid right out the nozzle . And how long does it take to heat the acid .
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizer - Part II

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcKyE...ature=youtu.be this thing is really trowing the vapor and very fast , I see the heat gun but is the metal part between the heat gun and nozzle homemade or...
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    Re: extractor plans

    Rader I think this extractor has some advantages to the other two listed in the how to section . I don't like the bigger one because its made out of wood , to hard to clean and the other one is very...
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    Re: extractor plans

    I agree its not 800.00 to 1400.00 worth of stainless steel but for 100.00 of materials at the most I bet it will extract honey , sure I'd rather have a name brand extractor but...
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    Re: extractor plans

    What don't you like about it Jake .
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    Re: extractor plans

    I emailed a few questions to the guy selling these plans and he said the speed can be controlled to some extent, he might be switching pulleys back and forth not sure , also he confirmed it is a...
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    Re: Acebirds one hive

    ( This hive has a solid bottom board on it can't get a mite fall from it. )


    Ace why not a typical sticky board with a screen on top, on solid bottom board .Buy them from any of the bee supply...
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    extractor plans

    I found plans for this extractor , but have a few questions before I buy them , doesn't look like it would be variable speed unless I'm missing something , looks like a normal A/C motor which is good...
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    Re: Winter Prep and Sugar Bricks

    I'm not seeing the epoxy lined cans at home depot or lowes , does anyone know where they can be purchased without ordering them online .
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    Re: Winter Prep and Sugar Bricks

    Thanks , I'll give it a try .
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    Re: Winter Prep and Sugar Bricks

    Michael , What kind of feeder are using that you can feed so much at one time .
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    Re: Sticky board glue

    I'm finding the vaseline is much easier to clean off , just wipe with clean dry rag , with the other glue's I had to use mineral spirits which took off the grid lines and soaked into the sticky board...
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    Counting mites

    I've been doing some natural mite drops to see where I stand and I'm seeing what looks like the shell of a mite , anyone seeing these .I'm not 100 % sure its a mite but it sure looks like it the...
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    Re: Wild swarm has no very few mites

    Well that almost disproves the brood break theory but I'm sure this case buy itself isn't a fair assessment . All of this is just starting to register as I'm only in my second year and now some of...
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    Re: Sticky board glue

    Does crisco attract any bugs like ants or SHB to the hive .

    One other thing I found with the dadant screen is it will hump up in places because the sticky glue isn't there to really hold it down...
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    Re: Wild swarm has no very few mites

    Is anyone having success with brood breaks stopping the mites to the point of not needing any treatment and not loosing any colonies , is this the answer buy itself .
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    Wild swarm has no very few mites

    I caught a big swarm this summer , the comb was 3 ft long in a huge tree limp . From the size of the cavity and the length of comb I think it was in the tree for quite awhile . I hadn't checked it...
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    Re: Sticky board glue

    I think the vaseline is going to work just fine with political sign material for the sticky board along with the black plastic sticky board covers from dadant which are reusable .The vaseline is easy...
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    Re: Sticky board glue

    Flower planter can you give me more info , have you used it for sticky boards , is it safe for bee's and if you have used it which product for the sticky boards .
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    Sorry for not being more clear , I don't plan on leaving any honey supers on, was wondering if most of you have done your extracting or are still waiting and taking advantage of the GR and asters . I...
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    So how are the PA beeks doing , looks like the GR is turning a little brown here but know frost yet, not sure how much more nectar the bee's are going to get . Have most of you taken off your honey ...
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    Re: Sticky board glue

    How about a non toxic spray adhesive that won't hurt the bee's anyone know of any , wish I new what dadant was using for there glue .

    Rader a screened bottom would work but having built all my...
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    Re: Sticky board glue

    Not sure if vaseline will hold down the screen nice and flat , it would be easy to clean off and re-use . The 3m adhesive and alot of other similar products scare me a little I don't know if they...
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    Sticky board glue

    I'm probably being cheap but I have been trying to make my own sticky boards . I like the ones from dadant they have a real strong sticky glue that holds down the black perforated screen unlike olive...
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