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    Re: Hive cover with top entrances

    Personally, I have built migratory covers that are the same width as the hive body, but about 4" longer. In the back, I have cut 2 ea dado grooves that are 3/8" deep about 3" into the board. If I...
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    Re: Top feeder disapointment

    Of course we need pictures! Some of us are word-challenged but can read pictures like no one's business! ;)
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    Re: The Miracle of Going Foundationless!

    Not sure how the bees would return to the skep from which they were shaken... they are sealed up prior to knowcking the bees out, and the shaken bees are added to another colony to boost the total...
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    Re: The Miracle of Going Foundationless!

    That makes sense on SO MANY levels...
  5. Thread: olive oil

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    Re: olive oil

    I doubt it would bother them. I know folks who paint theirs with the bees in them...
  6. Thread: Trapout blues

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    Re: Trapout blues

    Got all of that. Was hoping to get the queen too, but haven't after a month.
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    Trapout blues

    So I set up a trap box much like Cleo Hogan's. Threw in a coupla frames of brood & stores. There are lots of bees in it, but the brood has come and gone, and now it seems just to be an entrance for...
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    Re: making a split with a purchased queen

    Not sure where the difference(s) come in. Have heard people having problems with introducing queens. But recently, I took some frames & bees from one hive, added them to another hive that only had...
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    Re: The 150 rule (heat plus humidity)

    97 today, but it was only 70% RH. Kinda cool, when I type it out. But $*$&#&&@@# HOT when I put on the bee suit...
  10. Thread: Lobee pump

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    Re: Lobee pump

    Well silly me, I thought it was a pic, but it's a video. Nice steal on the Lobee pump!! Looks like a great setup.
  11. Thread: Lobee pump

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    Re: Lobee pump

    Well, thanks, though I cannot, for the life of me, make heads not tails of that...
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    Re: Lobee pump

    Pics, or it never happened! :)
  13. Re: Looking for decent inexpensive extractor!!-- have only 2 hives...

    Round trash can from Wal Mart will work just fine.
  14. Re: Looking for decent inexpensive extractor!!-- have only 2 hives...

    Looks pretty simple, but I would make the square wooden blocks bigger so that the bottom bars of the frames will fit up against (or almost so) the PVC pipe. That way it becomes a radial extractor,...
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    Re: Mowing around hives

    Dusk does NOT work. 11 stings proves this is the troof. Using weed killer now. :)
  16. Re: Did you ever wonder how bees keep the brood nest warm?

    Way too cool. Thanks for sharing it!!
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    Re: Opinions/Options for ~18 frame extractor

    I wonder why they don't put wheels on them? I am pretty sure I would do that as soon as it arrived, if I were to ever buy one.
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    Re: bee pond a mosquito haven

    Have an aquarium? Net the larvae and feed them to your fish. Put a fine-mesh net or screen over the water. Bees can drink, mosquitoes can lay eggs, but mosquitoes that hatch cannot escape and will...
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    Re: Home Depot to Require Neonic Labelling.

    There are a LOT of things I wasn't aware of before I started keeping bees.
  20. Thread: Extractors

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    Re: Extractors

    Reeves drives. Thanks Ross, I was unaware of the name. Better to know proper name of the system! :)
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    Re: Bee-z Smoker ... Any reviews?

    You say stuff it full and light it... are you lighting the straw on top of the smoker?
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    Re: Extractors

    Yes, yes it is. Has been used for years. Makes me wonder if those little bits of belt will be caught and removed by the filter? :scratch:
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    Re: The 150 rule (heat plus humidity)

    Don't use water, use dawn liquid dish detergent. Makes a nice, cheap ice pack (I would double-bag it though!)
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    Re: Bee-z Smoker ... Any reviews?

    Don't see burlap as a ready source of fuel around here. Might hafta call the coop and ask if they have any torn up bags to use...
  25. Thread: Extractors

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    Re: Extractors

    A slip type pulley is one option, but a better one is a variable-diameter pulley. The two halves of the pulley are not fixed together, but the gap between them is allowed to widen (which decreases...
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