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  1. Re: Trying to set up a Commercial NUC production

    Timing is everything... I just posted a thread on making 5 frame medium nucs from 4'x8' plywood. You can get 5 boxes from this design.
  2. 5 nuc boxes from 4'x8' plywood - cut layout

    A friend who is new to beekeeping, and very gung ho, did a new layout for a five frame medium nuc based upon the D. Coates original design. With this layout you can build five nuc boxes (rather than...
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    Re: Correct Identification

    Thanks both. I wanted to be sure when I got back to them.
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    Correct Identification

    I received a call to do a cutout this week and stopped by on the way home to check things out. The folks had called an exterminator and he told them these were honey bees and he could not kill them....
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    Re: What type of foundation

    I started out with wax foundation, but have moved to foundationless. It works well for me, it costs less (you are not buying anything), with only a little guidance the bees draw the comb "correct"...
  6. Thread: Honey Prices

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    Re: Honey Prices

    Can you share the link? I did a quick search and didn't see it.
  7. Crush and Strain Setup Using Free Walmart Frosting Buckets

    I created a video of my setup for crushing and straining honey (link below). It is made up of frosting buckets you can get for free from Walmart and a simple paint strainer (from Lowes). I...
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    Re: Cutout question - cable junction box

    I had not thought about all the wires. Hopefully there will not be much. I know the one in front of my house basically just has a cable wire in and a cable wire out to the home.
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    Cutout question - cable junction box

    I have a call to do a cutout from a cable box. They sent me the attached image. Has anyone done this before? Any advice or heads up in what to expect? I'm wondering how easy it will be to remove if...
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    Two swarms or single swarm?

    Yesterday I had a hive swarm. Im wondering if I actually had two swarms cast from this hive. In the first photo you can see the swarm(s) resting on an apple tree in my yard. I presumed it was a...
  11. Veil - directions step by step home made available anywhere?

    Does anyone have detailed step by step directions (maybe with photos) on making a veil for a hat? I've found some, but they have sewing terms that I don't understand. My daughter just wants to make...
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    Re: Table saws / dado blades

    Well, first off the user manual does not advise this. Read it here.

    This is what I did. First, remove the inner flang (pg 9 of manual). I put a thin washer in its place.

    Next, you need to...
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    Re: Table saws / dado blades

    Could have sworn I posted about this before on Beesource, but can't find the thread...

    I completed the construction of woodenware over Christmas. I built 20 boxes, 3 telescoping covers, 3 inner...
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    Re: what size hole for a mason jar feeder?

    Has anyone done this with Gatorade bottles? I'm wondering what size worked for them.
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    Re: 4 Nucs from 2 Hives over 2 weeks workable?

    I ordered the queens a while back, frankly before I had read and investigated this enough. On the other hand, I like the extra time gained dropping in queens provides. Next weekend we are having a...
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    Re: 4 Nucs from 2 Hives over 2 weeks workable?

    I am a member. We actually had our nuc meeting last night. We covered a lot and I learned a lot, but had to leave before asking this question (hence the beesource thread). I'm not seeing as much...
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    4 Nucs from 2 Hives over 2 weeks workable?

    I have two hives coming out quite strong from winter and want to increase. My plan is below - will this work OK? What I don't want to do is weaken the donor hives too much. Any suggestions or...
  18. Thread: Medium Nucs

    by Davacoles
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    Re: Medium Nucs

    Try here. http://richmondhoneybee.com. I think he is sold out, but you can put your name in the wait list.
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    Re: What is your loss percentage so far?

    0% for me. I have two hives. No treatment.
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    Prices of nucs - shockingly wide variation

    Folks in our area were discussing the price of nucs (basically what is locally being charged). I looked online to do some research and saw a lot of variation. What shocked me though is the prices...
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    Re: Bee Hive Plans

    Peter is correct about Craig's List. I searched, looked at pictures, and went to see four that were in my price range. However, they were pretty beat and I was not comfortable with buying them. I...
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    Re: Bee Hive Plans

    I started building my own equipment this winter. I have basic woodworking skills and found I could do this quite easily. I saved a ton of money and simply enjoyed building everything myself. You...
  23. Re: Where to buy lumber? Mill, store, etc? Please post

    84 Lumber has excellent prices here in Hampton Roads. Also, Home Depot will beat local prices by 10% if you bring them the ad or a quote. I buy from both - it depends how far I want to drive and am...
  24. Re: Solar Wax Extractor - Has anyone built this one?

    Interesting use. So no lemon grass or similar? Do you have a high success rate?
  25. Re: Expanding product base, need woodenware suggestions. Input here!

    An eastern distribution center to cut down on shipping costs would probably increase sales.
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