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    Re: What is chewing on my hive?

    opossum
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    Sticky: Re: staple gun for supers

    I will second this.....I used to build houses for a living, and I have had nail guns of all brands...and these cheap harbor freight guns will hang right with the expensive guns!
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    Re: Quick question help please

    looks normal to me, unless you saw some fighting I would say all is good
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    Re: Need to wash my ventilated jacket...

    the hand wash cycle barely even shakes the clothes....i wash mine in the front loader on delicate and medium spin...then lay it out to dry.
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    Re: Foundationless and Heat

    The braided line does not work well. They chew it and it fuzzes up bad....from experience.
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    Re: How long before disturbing new swarm?

    I add a feeder the late on the day after catching the swarm. I do a full inspection after a week
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    Re: Need some help learning

    wax production will slow until new younger bees begin to make the wax again
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    Re: Queen cell or not?

    drone
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    Re: Did research, and now I'm really confuzzled

    yes
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    Re: Did research, and now I'm really confuzzled

    mine cost $175,000.00
    That is why everything I use is 8 frame and everything above the bottom deep is shallows
  11. Thread: Swarm capture

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    Re: Swarm capture

    I have opened them the next day without issues
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    Re: Foundation pics

    bees will fix them right up
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    Re: What is your "Regular Hive" setup?

    that's my set up as well, all 8 frame boxes
  14. Re: How do you seal the entrance when relocation a swarm box?

    close them up and move them.....then reduce the entrance and loosely stuff some grass over the hole and lean a top cover against the front of the hive so the bees will have to crawl around it when...
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    Re: Using plywood to make things

    the cabinet grade plywood is normally interior and will de-laminate. I always use exterior grade... most of the time I use sheeting grade, and it holds up well. I now use only advantek. I make my top...
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    Re: Interior Dimensions

    inside of 5 frame nuc should be 7 1/2" x 18 3/8"
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    Re: Using plywood to make things

    I have been using plywood and advantek for all of my equipment for four years now....both hold up well so far
  18. Re: Blue and red stuff in cells and dark capped brood

    the various colors are pollen....the dark brood is brood that is getting ready to emerge...all normal
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    Re: What to do . ASAP

    All true, but it sounds as if you have set yourself up to be queenless. I guess if you are ordering new queens that will solve your problem, but it's much easier to get them to accept a new queen...
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    Re: What to do . ASAP

    sometimes the best thing to do is.....NOTHING. I truly think from your description...this would have been one of those times. But, now that you have acted on it, I hope everything turns out ok.
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    Re: What to do . ASAP

    are you talking a queen cup or a queen cell? if it's a cup......very normal and nothing to worry about. If it's a capped queen cell then they may have already swarmed. And if they are prepping to...
  22. Thread: Stapler

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    Re: Stapler

    I use the harbor freight stapler for everything...with 1 3/8 staples. And I used all rabbet joints for the boxes until this year....everything I have built this year is simple butt joints with...
  23. Thread: Most hives?

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    Re: Most hives?

    15....right now
  24. Thread: Worms in comb

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    Re: Worms in comb

    think its SHB larva
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    Re: Is this queen small ?

    one of my best is a little black looking one not much larger than a worker. I say if she lays a nice pattern she is perfect size!
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