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    Re: 2nd Swarm Trapped Today

    That's awesome, I also got two swarms today...

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  2. Thread: TBH Build Pics

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    Re: TBH Build Pics

    I've built 5 mangum and 1 chandler based top bar hives for this spring.
    I'm really enjoying building the mangum hives, they're super easy for folks who suck as much as I do at building things!
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    Re: Best top bar hive plan

    Getting a consensus about anything in beekeeping seems very rare.
    I've built up five mangum and one chandler based design.
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    Re: Arduino Bee Projects?

    I've been considering using an electric imp connected to a hacked scale. Just now getting solar and the temp sensing imp set up. I'd love to hear how your efforts on reading data from the walmart...
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    Re: Bee Yards, post a picture of your bee yards.

    http://i57.photobucket.com/albums/g236/mdavid01/HomeApiary_zpsf9c03508.jpg
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    Poll: Re: Screen BottomBoard on TBH..Opinions

    I've built a couple mangum type top bar hives for next year. His design has a screen bottom board above a solid board...hopefully the bees will like the enclosed feeling and I'll still get to...
  7. Re: Wifi Hive Scale Grant to Help Small Beekeeping Operations

    I don't think that accurate weight measurements are necessary for the users of your idea, specifically it doesn't matter that it shows 20 or 25 pounds, but rather an increase or decrease over time.
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    Re: Why knowingly catalyze a bee apocalypse?

    There are many articles pointing to ridiculous cross pollination between the EPA and big ag.

    Here's one, there are quite a few available online...
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    Re: Why knowingly catalyze a bee apocalypse?

    The EPA is more concerned with making sure that bayer/monsanto is happy than protecting the environment. I thought everyone already knew that...
  10. Re: Wifi Hive Scale Grant to Help Small Beekeeping Operations

    So I'm confused.
    If you want wifi why not just wire a pressure sensor into an electric imp and call it a day for under $30...if you need remote use xbee modules communicating to a base raspberry...
  11. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    Those are great prizes! I'm in
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    Re: beetle trap source?

    My entire lot is shaded and beetles started out giving me problems.
    I only have 3 hives so I went hog wild and installed Screened bottom boards with oil traps, 1 brood frame based beetle trap and...
  13. Thread: swarm trap size

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    Re: swarm trap size

    Made a swarm trap out of an 8 frame deep. Will also be making some from spare lumber...and now will have to try cardboard!

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  14. Thread: swarm trap size

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    Re: swarm trap size

    I just made up a few swarm traps from 8 frame deeps and mediums. I'm planning on putting medium frames in them all.

    Not sure where to cut entrance holes, if on the side I can't reuse the bodies...
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    Re: neat photo of mini frame

    That guy has some really cool pictures on his facebook
    How about these bee houses
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/882359_164061207137589_1997389465_o.jpg

    The mobile option...
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    Re: swarm catching odds

    wow, that's an impressive number of caught swarms.
    I'll be putting out 6-10 traps this year and hope for the best!
  17. Thread: Bee Shield

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    Re: Bee Shield

    Someone at beeSheild either has a marketing degree or is just excellent at product marketing activities.
    They have someone on forums spreading the word and a write up in this months Bee Culture...
  18. Thread: 19" top bar hives

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    19" top bar hives

    I want a top bar hive with bar sizes that allow for moving into my standard lang hives.
    Initially I'd like to start out the top bars in my medium boxes so when I introduce a package they have comb...
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    Re: Selling to Groeb ?

    good call following your instincts!
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    Re: Ventilated Bee Suit Breakdown Report

    Most cut outs are actually fine in a jacket, some folks in my club do it with no gear at all; however down here when approaching unknown bees it's better to be safe.
    I don't believe you have the...
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    Re: Ventilated Bee Suit Breakdown Report

    Before I had bees I thought for sure I'd need a full suit, purchased the jester for $150 and it's great. Super glad I didn't invest more in a full suit.

    After working the bees I realized I...
  22. Re: Winter is on its way, I need some books to read until spring. Any suggestions?

    Some great suggestions. I'd add Beekeepers Lamant
  23. Thread: epipen

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    Re: epipen

    I was told to use my epi ONLY if I had problems breathing. I figure that unless I'm looking at many hundreds of stings I shouldn't have a problem...but it's nice to have if that rare event happens.
  24. Thread: epipen

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    Re: epipen

    It depends on your insurance. I wanted to have several on hand and my doctor wrote the prescription. I think it was $20 for a two shot pack.
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    Re: Found a dark red spot on a bee. What is this?

    Looks like varroa to me, here is a pic from a few during my last inspection
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