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    Re: Sad theft of beehives

    Who rights these stories. Someone needs to fact check them before printing. It said they lost 60,000 bees. Then it is said they were going to extract 30 pounds of honey, then it said they had $12k in...
  2. Re: Upset neighbors. Must part with or move my hives.

    I moved a hive last year with a whole bunch on the outside. Just picked it up and put it in the back of the truck (with cap) 45 minutes later only a few of the bees were flying in the back of the...
  3. Re: Wax foundations = wax coated paint stirrer?

    +1 on what Michael said. I'm a klutz, been known to but the wax out of a lang frame, so the simplicity of the a solid wooden guide is the way to go for me.
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    Re: Keeping Combe straight tricks

    I think that what Mala54 is saying that when harvesting he (or she) cuts the comb from that bar and puts it in a bucket or what not by cutting at the end of the combs or by sliding multiple bars. I...
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    Re: Can't find my (marked) queen!

    If the frames are packed with bees I will look first to see if I see her. If I don't see her I will lightly blow on the frame. If the hive is really big it can take some time. This is only necessary...
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    Re: Another typical foundationless disaster

    :)
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    Re: Another typical foundationless disaster

    Uh oh, I hope your wife doesn't see that photo! I saw one of those funny looking rulers on my wife's sewing machine. She told me to keep walkin'. :)
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    Re: Cutout in wall

    NO THANKS, but thanks for the photos!
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    Re: 8-19-2014 Swarm

    You could just give them nothing and let them draw comb for you. They may not draw much, but you have nothing in them so not much of a loss.
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    Re: Honey weight???

    trapezoid area is easy to figure. At the top and the bottom together length together (the sides parallel to each other), divide by 2, multiply by the height. Just slightly harder to calculate than a...
  11. Re: Gotta vent about customers' expectations of charges

    You should do one a year, free or otherwise. That way you remember how hard they are. :D
  12. Re: Queen Marking Fail -or- Can you spot the Queen?

    The inspector in VA uses white on all of his queens and clips the corner of the wing. Left on odd years and right on even. They may clean the paint off of her, but she isn't going to grow a new wing...
  13. Re: Queen Marking Fail -or- Can you spot the Queen?

    I know that some folks use Testor's model paint. There is a wide selection of colors. The only issue is that after the first use you end up getting paint on the rim and it works like locktight on the...
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    Re: Honey extractor?

    Ed, you could do crush in strain through a sausage press very quickly. You limitation would probably be the size, I think the big ones are 2 gallons. I've seen it done with a fruit press but it looks...
  15. Thread: HOT

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    Re: HOT

    Ha! Never heard of Dry Brow. She is rock'n them!
    http://www.northernsafety.com/Product/4851/DryBrow-Deluxe-Sweatbands-25-Bag
    I wouldn't look that good in them!
  16. Re: QUESTION for folks with Home Use Intended ONLY, TOP BAR HIVES only,please

    When we were kids we would dust the dogs (and everything else) with Sevin. It will probably be the death of me!
  17. Re: Queen Marking Fail -or- Can you spot the Queen?

    Looks like one of those Earl Scheib paint jobs!
  18. Re: QUESTION for folks with Home Use Intended ONLY, TOP BAR HIVES only,please

    I'm I sounding like a broken record! :D
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    Re: Top bar hive traps

    I have about 25 of them most are about 16 inches, but a few are as small as 12 inches (8 bars) and others are up to 30 inches. But the only swarms that have landed in my boxes have been in my...
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    Re: HOT

    Funny, I don't notice the sweat on my hands in the nitrile gloves until I take them off.
  21. Re: QUESTION for folks with Home Use Intended ONLY, TOP BAR HIVES only,please

    First year it is unlikely that you will get honey. A realistic goal the first year is to get them drawing straight comb and making it through the winter. In the spring on an overwintered TBH you can...
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    Re: DIY Crush and Strain equipment

    I really like the pans that go on top of 5 gallon buckets that Dadant and the others have. Very durable.

    I'm thinking about trying to pickup an antique two gallon sausage press. That would work...
  23. Re: Hummingbird checking out one of my hives!

    True, but I know that we have hummingbirgs.
  24. Re: Hummingbird checking out one of my hives!

    Looks like I'm in a blackhole on the map for them.
  25. Re: Hummingbird checking out one of my hives!

    That particular hive had a little bit of hummingbird feeder food in it. I wish I knew who was putting it out, I would see if I could get them to go to undyed and give them some honey!
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