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    Re: Quick spacing question

    Thanks for the answers guys. I do not have the rests yet. Ordered them from dadant with other stuff and order status is "processing" since last Tuesday. I built my boxes (myself) using the plans...
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    Re: Quick spacing question

    The old style has a rib that holds the frame up about 1/8th inch vs the frame sitting flat against the metal. I guess it evens out, if you use them on all boxes. Raises bottom frames then next box up...
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    Quick spacing question

    Do old style rabbets/ frame rests vs plain make a negative difference in frame height? I.E. my supers are 9 5/8, can I use the old style? The top where the frame rests is 5/8 inch without any metal.
  4. Re: Watch out for green lumber at Lowes and other box stores.

    Big Box= Bad lumber. We had a builder use Home Depot for an apartment building. Every stud split and cracked as we nailed. Very twisty etc. It used to be a problem of too dry. Now it looks like the...
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    Re: Snow in the bottom entrance.

    Thats the answer I was hoping for. Thanks! I guess the main reason I asked because I was worried about trapping in moisture by blocking air flow, even with the upper entrance. It's freezing rain now....
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    Snow in the bottom entrance.

    OK, second guessing myself since I went against my leave em alone rule. The hive (2 deeps) is facing directly into 50 mph gusts. So, when I went out to do chores and decided to plop a handful of snow...
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    Re: wind power generator

    Well, the rule here is that they are to be 1400 feet from the house. I would bet one of them is exactly that. There are aprox. 10 within a half mile of our home.

    It's not on our land it's in the...
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    Re: wind power generator

    Also, for some intersted in wind power and it's effects on wildlife check....http://www.batcon.org/index.php/what-we-do/bats-and-wind-energy.html
    Batcon might have some useful info that could relate...
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    Re: wind power generator

    Ace, it's not a noise that you can record. The wind farm used that against us. It's more of a bunch of different sounds that are always there. It's really hard for people who live in town to...
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    Re: wind power generator

    You are a very lucky person!
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    Re: wind power generator

    I have multiple 400 ft tall windmills around me. The closest ones are 1400 ft to the house. Bees seem to be doing fine their 1st winter. They showed up as a swarm in July. PM me if you want to talk...
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    Re: A great video about the Bee Dance

    That was cool. The weird part is that it doesn't seem like the bees are all sitting around watching the guy give directions. So then, it is cool that they can gather all that info out of the corner...
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    Re: Spring super build started...:)

    Love the craftsmanship! Your bees will be living in style.
  14. Re: Ok, whats the oldest hive body you have and still functioning?

    Well, thanks to the throw away society that we live in today. Walmart, China, whoever you want to blame, it still sucks. I'm 36 yrs old and wish I lived back then. Compare me to my brother, they buy...
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    Re: very new to beekeeping, some questions

    My bees use my stock tank. They only seem to be there at certain times of the day. Don't have much choice in the matter they will use watever water they want. I'm on 3 acres so moving it or them...
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    New guy in Malta, IL

    Hey guys. Been reading here for a while and love this site! Had a swarm show up in our Lilac bushes this summer and a beekeeper friend helped me get them in a hive so now I'm a beekeeper. Hoping they...
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