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    Re: Passing of Walter W. Wright

    Condolences and piece to you all- Walt will be missed on this board.
    Bill
  2. Re: Can You Identify This Famous Person in the History of Beekeeping?

    Watching- Bill
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    Re: Inferior Drones?

    Pure conjecture here, but if a queen mates with laying worker's drones you may be selecting for the tendency for future generations to become laying workers.
    Bill
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    Re: re-placing bees in almonds?

    Many say that some sort of obstacle (branches or such) in front of the entrance will induce the bees to reorient as they leave.
    Bill
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    Re: Painting Bee Hives?

    I've read that bees have two different types of cells that may be able to detect magnetic fields and may use magnetism as a navigational aid.
    Bill
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    Re: Stainless Steel honey strainer

    Household ammonia soak might help. Oven cleaner might work.
    Bill
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    Re: Can wire foundation be cut?

    Dremel with an abrasive wheel could work.
    Bill
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    Re: Difficult apiary site

    I especially like the idea of the screened tub, it also avoids working in a pool of honey. This job is going to be a mess even then.
    Bill
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    Re: spline material...

    I'd do Woodwright Shop here, cut little blocks from the end of a piece of wood, thickness will determine the height of the guide. Use a heavy knife as a froe and a mallet and split off pieces as...
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    Re: Difficult apiary site

    Note that everything I say is only a distillation of what I have read.

    Lao Tsu says "a trip of a thousand miles begins with a single step", I'm old and somewhat creaky so, for me, the first step...
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    Re: First hive died. :(

    Was there an excluder above them?
    Bill
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    Re: spline material...

    To me a spline is a little piece you set in a groove to strengthen an edge joint. What is it in this discussion?
    Bill
  13. Re: How long is Oxalic Acid solution (dribble) viable?

    If you wanted to mix 100 ml of "weak" solution from here
    http://scientificbeekeeping.com/oxalic-acid-treatment-table/
    you would start with 60 ml of hot water (about 1/4 cup), 60 grams of sugar...
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    Re: So far one of my 2 swarms is still alive

    I can't imagine that any harm would come from a turn of tape around the joint.
    Bill
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    Re: Tips for starting a new bee club

    Another vote for 4-H. Less familiar with scouts and FFA but see if they can help.
    Bill
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    Re: double-wall construction?

    From #19
    "You'd be a lot warmer in a bee cluster."
    Just bring a couple of dogs on your camping trip, they'll happily provide the rest of the cluster.

    Although there isn't much overlap between...
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    Re: Solid bottom or screened?

    Leave a way to get an oxalic acid vaporiser between the screen and the tray in case you need to treat.
    Bill
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    Re: Observation Hive Plan

    If it comes out as nice as those drawings it will be nice indeed.
    Bill
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    Re: Maxant Bottling Tank

    You can reassure yourself as to the existence of a crevice with a dye check kit that you would obtain from your local welding supply. It is possible to put in the root pass from outside and not...
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    Re: Addressing Varroa with the IoT

    Image processing is at a state where detecting a mite should be reasonably easy. I suppose killing the mite with a laser then is also possible, probably without killing the bee, although even if you...
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    Re: Titebond II - what happened?

    Betcha that if you tell this story to the attendant at the customer service desk at the Lowes, they at least offer to exchange it for a new jug.
    Bill
  22. Thread: New SW Ohio

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    Re: New SW Ohio

    I'm sure that it's a comfort to their prior keepers that someone has been found to take care of their bees. Welcome.
    Bill
  23. Thread: old wax uses

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    Re: old wax uses

    Today, in this area, you can use it to coat your snow shovel so the snow doesn't stick.
    Bill
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    Re: Quick Deep Divider to Make 2 Nucs

    Just a guess but the foil from one of those throw-away baking pans might work.
    Bill
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    Re: bees are getting the blame again

    You're right, missed the joke. But one hears anecdotes about the aggressive defence of intellectual property mounted by these companies and worries. One also worries that if one of these products...
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