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  1. Thread: Hive Lift?

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    Re: Hive Lift?

    Just saw this rig on Craig's list. It's only about 20 hours away from you. But it might give you an idea 13680 http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/grd/4668618523.html
  2. Re: do I really need to use all 8 holes in deep frames (bobby pins)

    Thimble or light mallet for installation? Never tried using Bobby pins but I would be tempted to try these methods for pushing them through the holes.
  3. Re: Best places in Central Oregon for Beekeeping?

    Tumalo has lots of horse properties and fields. Same with south west Bend (but is close to the city dump). As you go north the elivation gets lower and the growing season gets longer. Madras has the...
  4. Re: Best places in Central Oregon for Beekeeping?

    LaPine has harder winters than Bend and other areas in central oregon (-25f this year). I get ~20-30 lb of honey from my hives that are established on the south end of Bend and not on agriculture. ...
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    Re: Foundations plastic small cell

    Mann lake has PF-105, PF 120 small cell plastic one piece frames. Snap in foundation is not currently made.
  6. Thread: Uncapper?

    by bend or
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    Re: Uncapper?

    I use a hot knife with a foot switch so I can adjust the temperature by turning it on and off with my foot. Works well for me, I also do not need to think about unplugging it between batches. The...
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    Re: 20 year old honey bottles question

    I had some honey from 1990 that I had 3 years ago. It was crystalized solid. We had 6 quarts and did not have any problems.
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    Re: Swarm bees left behind

    Looks like it gets a little more interesting. I went back to the house and sure enough there are bees flying in and out of the porch post. Lots of bees. So I took a closer look and see that they...
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    Swarm bees left behind

    I removed a swarm from the front of a house. I do not know how long they had been there but there was some small specs of wax where it looked like they were starting to draw comb. I collected as...
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    Re: Frist time using my extractor.

    For the walking extractor, put it on a platform with wheels (casters) and make it big enough to put your bucket under the spout. I tie the bucket on with some rope but a bungee cord would work as...
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    Re: Hot Knife thermostat needed

    I use a foot "dead man" or momentary style switch with my knife and I can use it to help regulate the temperature and the power is removed if I stop or walk away. It also keeps the end of the cord...
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    4.9 snap in foundation

    I have been using small cell all plastic frames. However I have been looking for small cell snap in plastic foundation and have not found any. Does anyone know of a distributer for 4.9 snap in...
  13. Re: dsRNA ingested by bees is transferred to the Varroa mite and from mite on to a pa

    Mites are related to spiders, so could this defect affect a spider that happened to catch a bee in its web? Then a possible reduction in the populations of beneficial spiders.
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    Crush and strain press

    I have been thinking about a quicker way to process honey with the crush and strain method. Does anyone collecting the whole comb ever use a mechanical method to help separate the honey from the wax?...
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    Hot knife foot switch

    This is my first year uncapping with a hot knife and after reading about potentially burning the honey I thought I would try a foot switch. I had the switch for my router table so I put it inline...
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    Re: How to build a hive top feeder

    I make my own out of simple parts. My firs three were made from 1/2 gallon yogurt containers and 3/4" PVC pipe. I cut a X in the bottom of the container then trim the flaps back so the hole is not...
  17. Re: Have you made an "Ulster" observation hive, do you have photos?

    http://bees.libhart.com/?p=172

    This is not my site but it was on a different thread about a year ago.
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    Re: Hygenic test results on breeders

    Is there a reason to use liquid N2 vs a "freeze spray" like caned air turned upside down? It seems like it would have the same result and be more portable, and using a ring would still be able to...
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    Re: Mikes bees and honey ????

    Not yet. Looks like Mike updated his website today stating that orders will start shipping this week.
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    Re: Mikes bees and honey ????

    I have some on order and he has been responsive to email. My last communication was on 4/22.
  21. Re: Has anyone just placed the whole package (box) into the hive?

    Hiving my first two packages I used this method. I got the packages back home late and it was 32F outside and forecast to rain the next two days. So I put the queen between two frames. All ten frames...
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    Re: Dipping: Paraffin vs. rosin/paraffin mix?

    Has anyone ever used this process before assembling the hive boxes? Or does the process work better on the finished product?
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