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    It has turned cool and wet this week, my bees are...

    It has turned cool and wet this week, my bees are staying inside still. Its been in the mid 30's at night, so thats not helping. I'm afraid to add too much space for the colonies to maintain.

    Last...
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    I wish I had that problem. Your due west of me on...

    I wish I had that problem. Your due west of me on the other side of the state if your in Hamilton. I'm near Jacksonville.
  3. Thread: Double brood

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    I've winterd hives in Alpharetta, GA and...

    I've winterd hives in Alpharetta, GA and Jacksonville, AL which means mild winters. I was told a single deep was best with feeding. A single deep won't do it for me without feeding though. I tried...
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    My hives are lighter than expected this year. I...

    My hives are lighter than expected this year. I saw my first half frame of capped honey last Saturday. That was on new plastic foundation. They have the new deep drawn about 60%, its over one deep...
  5. Thread: Nuc Boxes

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    I'm not using inner boards much either. My Father...

    I'm not using inner boards much either. My Father made some heavy nucs out of sign board and we built a PT "pallet" for them too. :D

    Way over built, but they should last a long time. The bees...
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    If you start to find too many dead bees, try the...

    If you start to find too many dead bees, try the rapid feeder from BeeWorks. I've never had good results from wood hive top feeders. I have a barn full of them. Some how, the girls always find a way...
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    Ask your local beekeepers about used extractors....

    Ask your local beekeepers about used extractors. Both of mine where used. My first one was a 30 frame stainless. Paid about a third of the new cost. We just picked up a Dadant 6 frame manual in new...
  8. Thread: Hive pallets

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    My pallet....

    My pallet.

    Commercial pallets are custom made from pressure treated lumber in two and four pack sizes. i've seen six and eight packs in pictures. We use the two pack size. I call them double...
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    TiteBond II Glue is what I use. The spiral hot...

    TiteBond II Glue is what I use. The spiral hot dipped 6d type nails work better than any other we've tried. 8ds are common and easy to find, but a little too big for my KD boxes. Those 6d spirals are...
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    Want to see some pictures? smile.gif ...

    Want to see some pictures? smile.gif

    Pallet Picture 2nd gen.

    Pallet Picture of 3rd gen. Added another 1x4 in middle and one wide center strip instead of two.
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    I figure he may not always use the tractor? We...

    I figure he may not always use the tractor? We use both tractors and a custom hand truck in these parts.

    Double pallets are used in smaller operations to allow the use of a custom built hand...
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    I added some thick foam weather stripping to seal...

    I added some thick foam weather stripping to seal up the gap between the inner board and feeder. I didn't like the idea of them flying out the top at me or building comb in there. So far, this set up...
  13. Thread: Thymol

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    Can some one direct me to the most popular...

    Can some one direct me to the most popular FGMO/THYMOL mixing instructions please? I want to start using it this year.
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    The Dewalt direct drive saw is not much for the...

    The Dewalt direct drive saw is not much for the money, it should cost less for what you get. It all depends on the performance you expect. I've never found Craftsman worth messing with IMO. They are...
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    I use double pallets to advoid the need of a...

    I use double pallets to advoid the need of a tractor, I have a L4330 Kubota with forks, but I would not want to haul it around to move hives. The quads are to heavy for a custom hand truck. I don't...
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    I paid $600US for mine in good condition from my...

    I paid $600US for mine in good condition from my bee club president.
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    Robbing is the biggie. SSBs are my prefered...

    Robbing is the biggie. SSBs are my prefered method. Plus, I rather work a hive that has a single entrance side. I work from the back like most people and reduce the entrance to advoid thieves.
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    Mine are bringing in loads of light green and...

    Mine are bringing in loads of light green and yellow pollen in Alabama.
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    Well, I liked the idea so much I made 10. All I...

    Well, I liked the idea so much I made 10. All I need is 10 covers or cups of some sort. I don't eat 3# butter. Thanks for the idea. smile.gif
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    I drove a rebar stake six foot long both sides of...

    I drove a rebar stake six foot long both sides of hives. Tied one across the top. They are about 2 feet in the ground. This bee yard is in North Central Alabama. Brother-in-law says trees are falling...
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    I would sell nucs, or you can give them away....

    I would sell nucs, or you can give them away. There is always someone looking for nucs around here. Just trade frames with some one. I would gladly take free brood frames. ...
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