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    Re: plywood hive bodies

    Colino, I would love to see a close up of those tops you are using? I have a lot a plywood that is laying around. I wouldnt mind making a few of those tops. Did you use plans or just come up with it?
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    Re: Underground building

    I have been looking at doing this for a while, Here is one of the best videos I have found on youtube.
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    Re: Cutout from a tree

    Well I did the cut out yesterday. It took about 4 hours start to finish, but I got 10lbs of bees (I weighted them)

    Now the problem that I am having is that the bees are not going in the box. They...
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    Re: Cutout from a tree

    Yeah this is kind of what I was planning on doing. I am hoping that it work out like his. I am not sure if my bee vac is working correctly right now so I am going to be buying a new hose (clear).
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    Cutout from a tree

    So I just got a call about a hive in a tree. Turns out it is on middle school grounds and I don't think that a trp out is therapy to go since it takes a while and it give kids something to do.i...
  6. Thread: Mites....

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    Mites....

    I knew I had them, but I am not sure how bad. I was tearing off some burr comb while checking frames and saw a few of these little guys.
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  7. Re: Dry and hot as a bone but they sure made some comb!

    I was wondering about the soybeans as well. I have several hundred acres around me that are beans this year. Thanks
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    Re: Reusing frames

    I thought a out trying to dip them in a turkey fryer of boiling water. I didn't know if that mess them up if the whole thing was covered in wax. I guess it would make covering the new plastic...
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    Re: Reusing frames

    Well then.... To the fire they go
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    Re: Reusing frames

    http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj140/the-hines/Shawn/Honey%20Bees/image.jpg
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    Reusing frames

    So how do I go about reusing the frames that need to have the fountain replaced??
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    Re: New queen not laying?

    So I have heard, but this was going on a month, not that I was hoping to get honey, but she was doing nothing for me
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    Re: New queen not laying?

    Well today was the day... I pulled her out and added the frames of bees to other hives. She hasn't laid any eggs since I last checked her last weekend. I think that she will be in this mason jar...
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    Re: New queen not laying?

    I have been feeding a 1:1. Today I will be giving them a visit to see where I stand. I hate grabbing frames from the other hives but I guess I will try and give her a few more days...
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    Re: New queen not laying?

    I am not sure on the amount of days, but there wasn't a queen. I checked several times before I went and bought a queen. All my other queens are one that I made splits off of this year. She just...
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    New queen not laying?

    So I had a swarm that I caught with no queen. I went to Kelley bees and bought one about a month ago or so. Last week I did an inspection to find all bees were gone other than the queen. So I put two...
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    Re: Cheap extractor

    I really like the second option. Seems very simple and I could store easy in the shed.
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    Re: Cheap extractor

    I will be watching. Thanks
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    Re: Plastics foundation cleaning

    Waxed them last night and I put a few in tonight. How long do you think it takes for them to start to draw out the comb?
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    Re: Plastics foundation cleaning

    If I don't get all the cells cleaned out, can I still wax them?
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    Plastics foundation cleaning

    Omg how do you get these cleaned off? I am redoing the wood and wax on these but can't get these out of the cells.
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    Cheap extractor

    I am looking for a cheap extractor. I have seen some small one made of buckets. Do you know where to get one on the cheap side?
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    H.T. Krantz beekeeping supply

    I just ordered the Jacket/Veil Combo with free shipping. What do you know about them? Jacket and Company?

    I ordered it last night and I am hoping it got shipped out today... We shall see
  24. Re: Looking for Bee Suit for a 3.5 Yeay old

    I bought this one from Kelley Bees. My daughter is 4. I used a little duck tape to ensure nothing crawls up the sleeves. She was able to get out in the bee yard with me, it didnt last long but she...
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    Re: Queenless and cloudy out

    Well I found the queen, and I ended up making another split that I put the mated Queen into. Now how long are we talking until a queen starts laying? I found her but couldn't find any lava or eggs.
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