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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.
  5. Re: Converting 10 frame supers to 8 frame supers

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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...
  10. 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.
  12. Re: OD Frank finally honors his agreement but with a catch

    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.
  17. 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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    Re: I think I caught a swarm today!

    Thanks as always for sharing these precious nuggets of wisdom.:rolleyes:
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    Re: Does Comb = Mated Queen?

    At least packages come with newly mated queens and good brood patterns.
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  20. Re: This Thread Is To Annoy Charlie B Who Is Annoyed By My Bragging

    Barry,

    Can you please intervene on my behalf with this irreverent braggart who's ego has surpassed even Acebird's delusional grandiose? Is there no end to his constant "Look at me, I've caught 30...
  21. Re: This Thread Is To Annoy Charlie B Who Is Annoyed By My Bragging

    I think there maybe many members on this site that have hives that tall and they don't need a ladder! Here are just a few of mine.

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  22. Re: Selling crystallized honey in a container

    Most of my retail customers will not accept crystallized honey. They tell me it will just sit on the shelf and they can't sell it. I store my honey in 5gal. buckets until I get an order, then I warm...
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    Re: Swarm commander: Does It Really Work?

    I'm still at 13 Ollie, you braggart. Things are starting to look up here in SF trap wise. Time for a little Honey-B-Gone in San Mateo!
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    Re: Cheapest effective swarm trap?

    Don,

    I don't know about anyone else on this thread but Ollie and I do what you do in addition to traps. I take anywhere from 15 to 25 swarm calls per season from SFPD and SFFD here in the city. I...
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    Re: Cheapest effective swarm trap?

    Like Cleo said, get your hands on old crappy used deep boxes. They love that. If you don't know a commercial beekeeper, contact your local bee club and you may be able to snag a few old boxes from...
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