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    Re: Starting with foundationless frames

    I've been running foundationless on home-made frames in a Langstroth hive. All standard dimensions except I make the frame tops out of 5/4 cedar decking and cut a 45 degree bevel in each side of the...
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    Re: My first go at making foundationless frames

    [QUOTE=Duck1968;625207]I made my own foundationless frames last year. The bees did ok with them till they got within 2 inches of the end bars then they curved the comb off the top bar.

    I've been...
  3. Thread: TiteBond 2

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    Re: TiteBond 2

    My understanding is the Titebond III is water proof while Titebond II is water resistant. Think of the difference along the lines of a wrist watch. Water resistant means you can get it wet without...
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    Re: My first go at making foundationless frames

    Funny, I had seen sharp-edged bars like this, but when the 45 degree bit I was using on my router didn't quite reach enough I thought that perhaps the little bit on the bottom would give a bit more...
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    Re: My first go at making foundationless frames

    I'm attracted to it for several reasons, some more important than others.

    The first seems a bit silly because I'm taking the time to build my own equipment, but it seems simpler to go without...
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    Re: beekeeper beginner from Slovenia

    Thanks so much for posting more photos Bostek. I really appreciate the chance to see how another culture keeps bees.
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    Re: Frame Assembly Jig

    I found it much slower and harder to assemble them square when I tried by hand. The jig just holds everything together and square so your hands are free to run the nailer/stapler/hammer.
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    Re: new hive bodies / boxes rocking

    As another newbee, I'm glad to hear the reassurances. Especially because my home-made boxes are kinda like that. They're all within 1/16" of the spec I built them too, and wobble a little. Didn't...
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    Re: Frame Assembly Jig

    I'll also give a vote for Ross's frame jig. I'm a new beek, and have been cutting my own frame parts. I remembered seeing Ross's frame jig pictures online (the one's he posted here) and made the same...
  10. Re: Hobby Beekeeper and Building Your Own Equipment

    That's my main reason for building my own equipment. I'm just starting out, and I'd like to know that I built everything, including the frames.

    I'd also agree that getting the lumber at the...
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    Re: Hop guard varroa mite control

    If anyone's interested, here's the link to the list of approved mite-control products in Washington State.
    http://agr.wa.gov/PestFert/Pesticides/docs/StatusMiteControlProds.pdf
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    Re: NEWBEE From Washington State

    Welcome to the site and beekeeping roseric!

    I'm also a beginner getting going through a lot of help from users here, and from our local association.
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    Re: Hop guard varroa mite control

    Thanks for the clarification there. The bee pesticide guy here in Washington had only said that no one had applied yet. He didn't elaborate (nor did I ask..) how much work that was except that it was...
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    Re: Hop guard varroa mite control

    Don't get too excited. No one has even APPLIED for MAQS in Washington state yet. I'm hoping they're just applying in the southern states first, and working north with the spring.
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    Re: Hop guard varroa mite control

    I just got off the phone with Erik Johnson at WSDA.

    He said that yes, HopGuard has Federal approval, but there's still labeling issues to be worked out before it gets state approval. He did *knock...
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    Re: My first go at making foundationless frames

    @Mike Tuggle: If this was about getting the cheapest frames, then sure I would just buy them. But it's not.

    It's about me and the wood with some sharp objects turning at a few thousand RPM. It's...
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    Re: My first go at making foundationless frames

    Hmmm... hadn't heard that it taints the honey, but certainly something to consider, as the cedar I used is pretty aromatic when cut. Thankfully I've got a couple months to off-gas before putting bees...
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    Re: My first go at making foundationless frames

    I chose cedar because it was the only wood that came in 5/4 where I went. It wasn't expensive at $4 for a 5/4x4x8 to make 15 tops. If Lowes had 5/4 in pine for less I'd go that route. As for...
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    Re: My first go at making foundationless frames

    Thanks for the encouragement everyone! I've got about 100 frames worth of side bars cut, and half that of top bars so far. I've ordered two packages of bees for the Spring to put in all medium boxes,...
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    My first go at making foundationless frames

    So I've been slowly working out construction of my own frames from the plans I downloaded from this site. I'm planning on going foundationless, so I wanted to modify the design a little to provide...
  21. Thread: Crp maps

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    Re: Crp maps

    I'd be very surprised if a properly submitted FOIA request got turned down. I've been given the runaround from a few agencies that information wasn't available, couldn't released, etc.
    But fill out...
  22. Re: is CCD somewhat "contagious" to other hives in same yard?

    When people talk CCD there seems to be some confusion as to what is actually being discussed. I think it's been pretty well established that CCD refers to a as-yet-unknown problem or set of problems...
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    Re: Post Your Bloom Dates - 2010

    Barry: Could we start a new thread for 2011, and possibly move the current 2011 reports into it?
  24. Thread: TiteBond 2

    by hipifreq
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    Re: TiteBond 2

    The link that Ueli Hoffmann posted (Thanks!) shows that Titebond III has a chalk temperature* of 47 F. So you're use of it at 40 or below would produce a less-than-perfect bond. At 40 I wouldn't...
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    Re: formic acid questions

    WOAH! I know you're talking about starting with 50% formic acid solution, but
    NEVER :eek:
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    add water to acid!

    ALWAYS add acid to water, just a good habit to be in even...
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