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  1. Thread: Brad Nailer

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    sounds like good advice but have you drained your...

    sounds like good advice but have you drained your compressor lately? Moisture in the lines from condensation in the tank can make the nailer malfunction, this is the main reason to add oil to the...
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    saw & blades

    As far as blades go unless you are doing a lot of cutting on hard woods the highend name brand blades are to expensive, most big box stores carry a blade made to the same standards as the name brand...
  3. Thread: what is......

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    Moths that like wool and other natural fibres are...

    Moths that like wool and other natural fibres are kept at bay by cedar because of the closed nature of the chest or closet causing the aroma of cedar rosins to be concentrated. The open and...
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    Has anyone else with hive losses had large scale...

    Has anyone else with hive losses had large scale BT sprays done in their area. I hadn't thought BT a product thought safe would be the cause of such dieoffs but the spraying of BT for the control of...
  5. the interior dimensions of the hive body are the...

    the interior dimensions of the hive body are the same. The thicker wood makes for larger exterior dimensions. I make my own boxes and use the perico frames and foundation.
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    this has been discussed before but there seems to...

    this has been discussed before but there seems to be no real effect from the cedar, nice and light and rot resistant though. if you have a cheap supply go for it. if you search this site for cedar...
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    That Motel has a flat roof probably a rubber...

    That Motel has a flat roof probably a rubber membrane possible with ballast if the bees have built comb in there it will be a major repair unless you know a roofer who will do the patch for you. not...
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    My hives are on a platform 16' long and 4' wide...

    My hives are on a platform 16' long and 4' wide and spaced about 2' apart so I can stand between them on the platform to work them and still have room to stack off equimment during inspections.
    My...
  9. Thread: perma comb

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    The bees draw them out a little further with wax,...

    The bees draw them out a little further with wax, this will extend beyond the edges of the frame. the protruding wax & cappings are all that is removed.
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    using large measuring cup measure water & sugar...

    using large measuring cup measure water & sugar with same container one for one. Make as much as you need.
  11. Thread: Next season

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    empty drawn frames serve the same purpose, it's...

    empty drawn frames serve the same purpose, it's just that the undrawn foundation gives the house bees something to do for a longer period of time. The drawn frames give the queen a place
    to lay...
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    a spray of sugar water works well also, just...

    a spray of sugar water works well also, just a(light mist) so they spend their time cleaning up the mess from each other, by the time they are done they all smell the same and don't fight.
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    Dwight Just use your router & table to make...

    Dwight
    Just use your router & table to make lap joints and glue & screw, just make sure they are square before glue dries.
  14. Thread: bees or bust!

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    Hi Bill The extra space on the bottom should...

    Hi Bill
    The extra space on the bottom should not be a problem it just gives the bees more space to hang out and possibly raise more drones.
    as far as how long to wait on opening the nucs, if...
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    contact the state bee inspector steve parise...

    contact the state bee inspector steve parise
    Vermont Dept. of agriculture he will have good advise. Is your hive registered with the state? if it is there may be financial restitution for the...
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    All of my deeps have an upper hole just above the...

    All of my deeps have an upper hole just above the hand hold, this can be plugged for winter or just covered with hive wrap. an upper entrance ie shims reduces the traffic across capped honey, and...
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    there is a newer product made by grace the people...

    there is a newer product made by grace the people who gave us ice & water shield they call it triflex 1000 sq. ft. per roll and is flexible at sud freezing temps. it's more along the lines of tyvek...
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    The Life Of The Honey Bee an educative story in...

    The Life Of The Honey Bee
    an educative story in one image

    I got mine from Betterbee in NY

    WWW.Betterbee.com

    its kind of animated (cartoon like) but shows the life cycle of the honeybee...
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    if the weedeater is of the two cycle variety the...

    if the weedeater is of the two cycle variety the smoke generated at half choke probably kept them away.
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    The two swarms being about the same as a three...

    The two swarms being about the same as a three ponnd pkg I would put them both in a hive and see how they do. If you put them in with a previously started hive the new swarm queens may not survive...
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    IMHO with the splits making their own Queens make...

    IMHO with the splits making their own Queens make sure you have drones flying I take this to indicate ample breeding stock for succesful mateing flight. good luck.
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    Place the SBB on top of the solid bb turn the...

    Place the SBB on top of the solid bb turn the solid bb backwards and insert a spice of plexi or hard board coated with vegetable oil as a sticky bard to keep track of mite drop. no need to put holes...
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    Hi John if you are starting with a packege and...

    Hi John if you are starting with a packege and with undrawn foundation you will probably be able to get by without supers for the first year. Most starter kits will come with 2 deeps and 2 (supers)...
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    I work construction and have been using the rigid...

    I work construction and have been using the rigid portable saw that comes on a stand with wheels and it works well for just about anything and is light enough to be moved up and down stairs by one...
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    I use a wet towel for the cover when removing...

    I use a wet towel for the cover when removing supers for extraction easier to handle than a board and covers better.
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