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  1. Re: Maxant 3100-H (hand crank model)... Should I order?

    I would bite the bullet and buy one with a motor.
  2. Moving from mating nuc to full nuc? 1/2 frames

    My thought is this. Once mated move 4 of the half frames to the center of a 5 frame nuc. And let grow. With maybe a small shake of nurse bees to help out. Any negatives that you can see with this...
  3. Re: Wonky comb-why and what to do about it

    I agree with Lan. I hate dua-gill. IF they draw it out right it is ok.
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    Re: Wire Grid for Propolis Collection

    Look for some restaurant supply house for bar mat. Plastic about 5/16 holes in it as I remember.
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    Re: How much paint per hive?

    I buy mistint for between US $2.00-$5.00
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    Re: Boxes of drawn comb in car all day

    Keep the windows down and you should be good
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    Re: How much paint per hive?

    If they mix paint , add tint and match color their will be mistint. Humans make mistakes. The bigger ? Is how they sell them in your country. In my other post I was referring to a U.S. gallon per...
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    Re: How much paint per hive?

    You can figure 325 Square feet. To a gallon of paint. By my figures you should get about 56 boxs.
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    Re: U.S. Farm report show

    Thanks for the link I had just caught the end of it. They hadn't but up sat show when I looked.
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    U.S. Farm report show

    Had a great piece on honey bee in there show this week. What I cought of it.
    David
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    Re: Pollination Off a 16' trailer

    I hate little balls
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    Re: How Far From Apiary for Swarm Trap

    I catch swarms with spare equipment that is setting right next to hives.
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    Re: Pollination Off a 16' trailer

    Frank that was on the lines I was think about. How long is the long trailer? Ron I haven't been as good of beekeeper as you. I need to learn more from you. But I keep trying.
    David
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    Pollination Off a 16' trailer

    How many can I realistically put on it and work them off just the trailer. With no plan of not removing them from the trailer. I keep getting ask for about 20 hive and there is no way I want to move...
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    Pollination Off a 16' trailer

    How many can I realistically put on it and work them off just the trailer. With no plan of not removing them from the trailer. I keep getting ask for about 20 hive and there is no way I want to move...
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    Re: Comb from cutout, harvesting the wax

    I guess I melt down to much brood comb. I would need a extremely large crock pot.
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    Re: Using Thompsons waterseal

    Had a paint rep tell me years ago that all it was is mineral spirits and wax dissolved together. Linseed oil has very little UV protection so it wouldn't be high on my list. 30+ years a painting...
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    Re: Comb from cutout, harvesting the wax

    The problem with a solar melter is it can take forever with heavy amount of cocoons and junk. I could see doing the last one in a solar.
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    Re: Dead hive alive

    I hate it when I find one like that. Started to clean up what I thought was a died out and had a cup full of bee come up to visit me. Pull some frames and lord behold a very skinny queen on on frame.
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    Re: Converting package to russian

    I wouldn't pinch the Italian. But move her to a nuc box. And let her become a brood factory. Plus that way you have a spare queen if you need her. I veiw queens to be as valuable as drawen comb.
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    Re: Using Thompsons waterseal

    As a product it is a very poor one. If you are lucky it will last 6 month before. It needs to be re coated
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    Re: Comb from cutout, harvesting the wax

    If you have a wash tub and a fish fryer. You are in Business. Fill about half full of water put your comb in and melt it down. Let it cool scrape the bottom of the junk and repeat. If it is OLD...
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    Re: Bees have made a home in my house

    The bigger problem is the way you are trying to fix your problem. Sealing them in with calk is the same as boric acid.if they are up high most people wouldn't even know they where there.
    David
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    Re: lost and found queen

    Why was you trying to frost her? Leave the candy plug in and let them do the work. Come back in a couple of day and check on to see if she is out.
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    Re: 4 Frame NUC layout prints???

    For the four frame upper box of the nuc.
    It is simple take one rabbit side and cut it in half. Put new fingers in the unhinged sides. That match the 20" sides. And assemble..
    For the bottom box...
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