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    Hi all I did a split and it worked great. To...

    Hi all
    I did a split and it worked great.
    To begin with I had two hives, one a standard 9" deep. And the second was a 12” deep brood box with 12” deep frames. This was my first hive and the queen...
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    Hi all, I did a split and had both halves make a...

    Hi all,
    I did a split and had both halves make a new queen. I was able to watch one of the queens emerge on the 5th of this month, I was wondering what is the timeline for her to go out mate then...
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    Ok, this is for a couple of other people, I have...

    Ok,
    this is for a couple of other people, I have two hives and ants do not seem to be bothering them.

    But right next to my hives the ants seem to be going wild.
    I know if the colony is strong...
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    My observations about your site are these. ...

    My observations about your site are these.

    First, change the color from that college website blue.
    I know this sounds crazy, but bees are yellow and black and variations there of. Brighter colors...
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    here are some of the harbour freight guns ...

    here are some of the harbour freight guns

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=40116

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=40073
    ...
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    I bought one of these ...

    I bought one of these

    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=40116

    It rocked; I put together some frames like fast.

    1" staples and the brads are interesting to use...
  7. I would not think you would need to weld. I...

    I would not think you would need to weld.

    I could go to a shop that sells bearing and rod and have the rod cut to the length I wanted.

    I think one might have to do some fabracating. But...
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    With my first hive I installed a swarm and I...

    With my first hive I installed a swarm and I waited while they drew natural comb and didn't show any eggs, I got empatient and I put a frame of brood in and then someone gave me a queen I installed...
  9. http://www.surpluscenter.com/item.asp?UID=20050621...

    http://www.surpluscenter.com/item.asp?UID=2005062111081446&item=5-1502&catname=electric

    http://www.surpluscenter.com/item.asp?UID=2005062111081446&item=5-1464-R&catname=electric

    at this point I...
  10. Plastic barrel The 6 frame medium radial I saw...

    Plastic barrel
    The 6 frame medium radial I saw used two Sundays ago wasn’t much bigger than one of those large grey Rubbermaid trashcans.
    Go to a restaurant supply place, they are great and they...
  11. As to the contest, I was visiting a beekeeper...

    As to the contest,

    I was visiting a beekeeper a week ago and watched him extract with a 6 frame radial extractor, and let me tell you it was not that fast, and it was a warm day. He spun the...
  12. Hey, I wanted to write and tell people to go to...

    Hey, I wanted to write and tell people to go to this site

    http://www.surpluscenter.com/

    They are located in Lincoln Nebraska, I do not work for them I am in Oakland California, I am a potter...
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    didn't someone say on one of the boards, people...

    didn't someone say on one of the boards, people have made their own grafting tool from a paper clip?
    is is a small clip or the larger?
  14. fat drone, how do you shave the comb down to get...

    fat drone,
    how do you shave the comb down to get to the larva.
  15. Hi, I am interested in seeing plans for topbar...

    Hi,
    I am interested in seeing plans for topbar hives to see the differences in what people use.

    Thank you,
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    Someone posted a version of HBH somewhere, does...

    Someone posted a version of HBH somewhere,
    does someone have the way to make it??
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    it's a bad translation but it would get better...

    it's a bad translation
    but it would get better if i worked on it

    There to be reasonable fear of bee moze, but bit of knowledge can ease (moderate) him (it) about bees. Perhaps, it will add state...
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    For what it worth, how I am dealing with the...

    For what it worth, how I am dealing with the bees.
    I take my spray bottle, I large one from the cleaning supply center at one of the home improvement places. I put in about one cup of 2-1 syrup in...
  19. Making starter strips out of paraffin? Ok, I...

    Making starter strips out of paraffin?

    Ok, I am new here and I don’t have any beeswax yet, unless someone wants to send me some that is.
    I was thinking, I have to build some new frames and I...
  20. I built frames for foundationless frames and the...

    I built frames for foundationless frames and the bees did not draw comb with the frame bar.
    After getting advice from Michael bush to cut it off and tie it back on I did just that. I cut the entire...
  21. Hi, I made a queen cage today to put a queen...

    Hi, I made a queen cage today to put a queen someone had given me.
    I was looking around at all the sites that offer plans and I have yet to see plans for a queen cage.
    Well I have found one, Dave...
  22. I am interested in the manufacturing of plastic...

    I am interested in the manufacturing of plastic beekeeping equipment.

    Who does the plastic injected frames.

    It seemes someone should make some injected frames with without the foundation but...
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    I was thinking about this problem today, the...

    I was thinking about this problem today, the separating of the queen cells.

    My original idea came with the idea of snapping on a hair roller cage and then letting the queen emerge then you have...
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    I mean a 5/16" dowel

    I mean a 5/16" dowel
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    I will remake the block with 3/8 inch holes and...

    I will remake the block with 3/8 inch holes and also use a rounded 3/8" dowel to enlarge the cell when I put the strip in.

    The other question is how far apart should the cells be from each other?
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