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    Re: Educate me on foundationless

    I hear there was a lot more to the "old man" description than just "old man"
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    Re: Sturdy & Useful Hive Stand

    Don't listen to Ollie, he's a short little fella so ANY hive stand would be too tall. Also, not everyone has a five million dollar shop complete with a huge concrete pad to place their hives...
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    Re: removing bees from supers

    You forgot to mention Charlie B doing all the work!
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    Re: Bees bulid up faster in deeps

    Can't wait! :sleep:
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    Re: Aargh! My swarm flew off!

    That's more like it Rooster but you failed to mention the outstanding queen castle I hand made personally for you as well.

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    Re: Aargh! My swarm flew off!

    I use plastic Mann Lake frames and I've never had a swarm or a package abscond. Just because you imagine something doesn't make it true Ollie!
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    Re: My new beevac

    Harley,

    I use a 30' swimming pool hose for higher areas. I have a belt hook I stole from another tool attached to one end of the hose. This way I can hook it on my belt or a ladder rung and use my...
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    Re: Privett Bloom, Good Early Harvest

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    I think the privet here is about to bloom too!
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    It's normal for bees to sometimes accumulate at the entrance. You can also find videos of robbing on this forum as well as on line. I imagine the nectar flow may be down in your area or even over so...
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    Soar,

    First of all I would recommend you join the Sacramento Beekeepers Association. You'll learn much faster how to keep bees. From your photos it looks like you have black pipe holding up your...
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    Re: My new beevac

    Exactly. Usually cutouts involve huge colonies vs. swarms which are half a colony. You can stack two deeps to meet the capacity you need. If you're on a ladder, it's nice to have the vac stable on...
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    Re: My new beevac

    I usually use the bucket vac for swarms that I'm not able to tap and drop into a box. I use the Bushkill vac for cutouts.
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    I converted from 10's to 8's. Much easier to saw down the middle with a table saw and do biscuits with Titebond III. I have all pine boxes though. Why did you go with ply on your...
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    Re: My new beevac

    Here's the entire set up.
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    After vacing the bees, I place the ventilated lid(s) on the bucket(s) and transport them back to a beeyard. I then place the...
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    Re: Plastic jars for honey

    Dadant has these 16oz plastic bee embossed bottles with lids for around $14.00 for a case of 24.

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    Re: My new beevac

    Speaking of bucket vacs from Lowes, I found the sweet spot that's perfect for vacuuming bees. I drilled two 1 1/4 inch holes in the top of the vac, attached 8" hardware cloth. No more adjusting with...
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    Re: My new beevac

    I think you're referring to me snapper. If Harley says he used it and only had 4 dead bees, then I will take him at his word and admit I was wrong. I apologize for being harsh in my post as well. I'm...
  18. Re: OD Frank finally honors his agreement but with a catch

    Key word is "much" Rooster
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    The old fart made me do it Harley or else I would have never got my cheap tacos.
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    I ran out of my "Just for Men" beard color. I think I look distinguished with the gray though!:thumbsup:

    You have to admit, I look much younger the Ollie!

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    Re: My latest incredible invention - the BBWAB

    Mark and Harley,

    Your initial impressions were correct, odd is a perfect description.

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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    WBVC,

    Those could be scouts so I would keep your fingers crossed.
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    Talk about no such thing as a free lunch! Ollie finally buys me a taco lunch in exchange for all the mentoring I've done for him. So, before he takes me to lunch, he makes me pull honey supers for...
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    Re: There Is No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

    Wow, even after staining and sealing it warps like that? Was it made out of cardboard?
    You had it looking real nice with all the work you did to it. That's a shame.
  25. Re: What sliding compound miter saw should I buy?

    I finally decided on the DeWalt 12". I love it so far. Thanks for everyone's input.

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