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  1. Re: Making a steel hive stand for multiple hives. How many?

    Thanks for the replies.
  2. Re: Making a steel hive stand for multiple hives. How many?

    Thanks for the replies. Cleo, when I said 3 legs I just mean 3 legs sticking straight down into concrete, not like legs on a saw horse. What size and thickness of pipe did you use on your stands? ...
  3. Re: My new nuc boxes. No a paint factory did not explode!

    I'd burn that UT one, but the rest of them look good. :)
  4. Re: Question on hand cranking a radial extractor

    A tangential is gonna take double the cranking.....
  5. Making a steel hive stand for multiple hives. How many?

    Any engineers in the house?

    I'm tired of my jumbled up mess of hives. I want to make a hive stand that will hold 6 hives each. Is that a bad idea due to drift? I can paint the fronts of each...
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    Re: A mystery in our OTS hives.

    That's what I would do if the cells came from a queen I wanted to use to expand my site.
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    Re: A mystery in our OTS hives.

    Why would the method of queen rearing cause any of the problems you described?

    How many frames of larvae and bees did you put in each split?
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    Re: Bullet and powder queen rearing?

    This method in the video is a lot different than OTS. I've used on occasion.
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    Re: "Permanent" wood coating

    I'm sure it will kill them dead as a hammer if they fly into it before it dries. Same as latex paint would. They'd get stuck to the wet coating.

    If I use it on the exterior of the tops I don't...
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    Re: "Permanent" wood coating

    Where did you find that information?

    According to the website:

    Manus-Bond 65-C is a one component neoprene sealer which demonstrates excellent adhesion, weather resistance and sealing...
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    Re: "Permanent" wood coating

    Fleetpride. They're a heavy duty truck parts store.
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    "Permanent" wood coating

    I was recently introduced to this product. We are now using it at our shop when we make roof repairs on 18 wheeler box trailers. This stuff is tough and it would last for a long, long time. It is...
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    Bullet and powder queen rearing?

    Anyone ever tried it. It's a variation of the Hopkins method and would eliminate having clusters of cells. It would certainly be easy and I don't see a downside to doing it. No grafting needed, no...
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    Re: First Time to Try OTS

    My early ones did great and my later ones didn't. I should have fed my later ones and didn't.
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    Re: What would you have done?

    I'd make 7 splits.
  16. Poll: Re: How long does it take you find your queen(s)?

    Something finally clicked in my eyes or my mind this year (my 3rd) and I have been able to find mine fairly quickly. Having said that I do have one double deep hive that I have only seen the queen...
  17. Thread: Priming cells

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    Re: Priming cells

    Thanks for all the replies!
  18. Thread: Storm Damage

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    Re: Storm Damage

    Sorry for your losses. Acebird must be a meteorologist in addition to a professional beekeeper. :rolleyes:
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    Re: Queens from walkaway split

    You can take them. Only one will ultimately make it anyway. If you use the other 2 and one of the queens fails to return from a mating flight or get properly mated, then you have 2 others to use. ...
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    Re: Spring OAV treatment in NorCal?

    How long have you been using it exclusively?
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    Re: SHB's aka Small Hive Beetles

    I went completely through 4, 10 frame hives yesterday. I tore them down to the bottom board. I saw ONE SHB all day. I don't know if my local source mutt bees don't tolerate them or if running...
  22. Poll: Re: If you could start again, what size would you standardise on?

    After going through Nucs again this weekend, I think if I was starting over again I'd go with all 5 frame deep nucs. They are a breeze to check, easy to find the queen in, and bees seem to thrive in...
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    Re: Reproductive swarm season cutoff date?

    jrb, I will certainly try to get a copy of that manuscript.

    Mike, we've got Locust blooming here now but I havent looked close enough to see if it's Black or Honey and Tulip Poplars are blooming. ...
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    Re: Packages Installed into 3 Frames - Okay?

    Me personally, I would add another deep nuc body with frames now. I'd rather them have too much space than be overly crowded.

    But I'm no expert. I don't even use buckets of water on top of my...
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    Re: First Time to Try OTS

    That's a nice cell in the 1st picture. The other one may be just as nice, but it's harder to see.

    I used OTS several times last year and it's a great way to get a few queens.

    The only thing...
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