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    Re: pollen trap questions

    Hi,
    I am considering using a pollen trap. What do I need to know about how to dry the pollen once collected?
    Thanks,
    Tim
  2. Thread: Va Bee Supply

    by TripleH
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    Re: Va Bee Supply

    Hi,
    I have a had very good experiences with VA Bee Supply. Jerry is most helpful, has good prices and equipment, plus I prefer spending with a small local VA business. I enjoy the hour drive and...
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    Prime and paint OR 2 coats paint ???

    IF you have chosen to paint new unfinished(raw pine) hives - which do you recommend:

    A: a coat of primer then a coat of paint
    OR
    B: two coats of paint

    The reason that I ask is...
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    Re: Air Staple Gun for Foundation Frames

    Hi,
    I use staples that are chisel tip which helps to lessen splitting, also coated with a bit of adhesive that softens from the impact of driving through the wood which adds a bit to bonding and...
  5. Re: Bee/Beekeeping T-shirt -What would you like to see?

    http://bss.sfsu.edu/holzman/courses/Fall01%20projects/SBEEFIG3.jpg
    with the words "The Pollinator"
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    Re: big winter losses

    Hi,
    Sorry to hear of all the bee losses and I can empathize. As a new beek (April, 2010) I lost my only 2 hives about 6 weeks ago. They had plenty of stores and good ventilation. Running all...
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    Re: Frame Assembly Jig

    HD
    I have read and understand your comments but my post #11 asks if anyone has a dimensional diagram for a "box/hive body jig". Thanks for your concern.
    Best,
    Tim
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    Re: Frame Assembly Jig

    Any updates would be appreciated.
    THANKS!
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    Re: Frame Assembly Jig

    I expect that by simply tweaking the dimensions a bit that Ross's My Old Tools jig can be adapted to create a hive body/box assembly jig. Since I am not real great at creating dimensional spec...
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    Re: Hive Tracks 2.0 is Available

    Again I just suggest that this program is worthy of your support,
    I have accessed it on my android based phone and it works.

    www.hivetracks.com

    Thanks

    PS. I have no interest in the company...
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    Hive Tracks 2.0 is Available

    Hi,
    What a great job the team at Hive Tracks is doing. Their software package is terrific and continually improving. It's FREE just download it at www.hivetracks.com It would be great if there...
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    Re: nis_sales on Ebay

    Hi,

    I do not have an answer for you and there may not be an inexpensive domestic source for refractometers. I applaud your support of Maxant. I fully respect you and your right to make any and...
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    Re: nis_sales on Ebay

    Hi,

    I fully support your freedom to buy what and wherever you feel is best for you all that I ask is that you consider supporting American manufacturing and keeping small family companies moving...
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    Re: Weird Ebay Seller - Anybody Else Noticed?

    Hi,
    I was bothered by the eBay listings you refer to as well. It lists the item location as in Ithaca, NY but if you read further down in the description the text says "...Shipping will be made...
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    Re: Beekeeping, there's an app for that?

    Hi,
    You might also look into http://www.hivetracks.com It is fairly new free software for tracking your hives. The developer is always looking for suggestions and is still in the creative...
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    Re: Official Launch of Hive Tracks

    What's new in the works?
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    Re: Official Launch of Hive Tracks

    Mark,
    The more I read the better HiveTracks gets. Thanks again to you for your devotion to the beekeeping community !!! No need to reply just keep at the keyboard !!!

    All The Best,
    Tim Hayes
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    Re: Simple Record Keeping in Hive Tracks

    Mark,
    Used HiveTracks again and like it better each time.
    Thanks,
    Tim
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    Re: Official Launch of Hive Tracks

    Mark,
    Just did a full inspection yesterday and found Hives Tracks a terrific help. Can't wait for the planned updates to the system. Thanks and keep up the great work on the program.
    Best,
    Tim...
  20. Thread: refractometers

    by TripleH
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    Re: refractometers

    With our current economic situation may I humbly suggest, if living in USA, that we all buy items made here in the USA if possible, even if they do cost more.
    Thanks,
    Tim
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    Re: Official Launch of Hive Tracks

    Hi,
    I think you have a terrific product in development and encourage you to continue...it's great! Thank you!

    During this beta period you must get swamped with all sorts of "input" as to what...
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    Hello from Falls Church, VA

    Hi All,
    I just started beekeeping this spring with two pkgs of Italians w/ marked queens from GA, which I installed 4/17/2010. I have 2 hives in my yard located in an older mature landscaped...
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    Re: What's So Bad About Swarming?

    Hello again,
    Thanks for all the replies. In posting (#9 on this thread) I was hoping to get replies offering specific techniques to help reduce the chances of my hives swarming. Thanks again !!...
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    Re: What's So Bad About Swarming?

    Hi All, (1 st post)
    I just started beekeeping this spring with two pkgs of Italians from GA, which I installed 4/17/2010. I have 2 hives in my yard located in an older mature...
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