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    Re: Will this work?

    hi
    if you are going to handle all the frames any way. what i do occasionally is to put an empty super on a piece of plywood with an old towel over it. i set that up 8- 10 ft away from the...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    hi good sized swarm april 17 20 12 rochester ny
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    Re: foundation doesn't fit

    jump shear works great . adjusted the hold down pressure with some paper and rubber and cleaned the table with alcohol before starting done in no time
    thanks for the ideas
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    Re: Very depressing News

    hello
    take a look at Tom Seeley's work from the university of Cornell in ny he has done a lot of work on swarms and swarm intelligence he wrote Honey bee democracy . I was at a lecture last...
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    Re: foundation doesn't fit

    thanks guys i have the better part of 60 frames to do and a box cutter and side cutters seems like a real pain i'm going to try a jump shear tomoro and see how that works . talked to dadant...
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    foundation doesn't fit

    hi

    i have a bunch of frames that i'm trying to fut natural foundation in

    the frames measures 8 3/8" the wired foundation measures 8 5/8" and doesn't fit I found some unwired...
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    price for assembling frames

    i have a young niebor who wants to make a little money assembling frames for me . I am looking for a fair piecework price for frame assembly . For both wired and unwired frames. i supply all the...
  8. Thread: storing comb?

    by locoskip
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    storing comb?

    hi
    in upstate ny I had perty bad losses this winter and need to store 8 hives worth of drawn comb. I do not have the freezer space to freeze it all and it has started to get a bit moldy :(

    any...
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    Re: Top Bar Designs (The Bar Itself)

    hi
    keeping all your fingers when working with power tools is a really good thing .:)
    I tried several styles of top bars and what worked best for me . was 1x1x3/8 in bar with a saw kirf about 1/4"...
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    Re: A Question of Ethics

    Hey guys

    I got a nuc form a local bee keeper here in upstate Ny It came heave with honey and Full of bees . But . limited brood and no queen. It was a week from pickup before I could inspect...
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    Re: trapout question, go lemmings go

    thanks honeyman

    higher than the original entrance is not an option i this case . as they are coming out of a light fixture in a soffit 28 ft in the air . i might be able to rig up something...
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    trapout question, go lemmings go

    is there a "magic" length to the screen cone? I have a trapout going with a 8" long cone that tapers from 6 in dia to 1/4 in in the past week i have had to dis-assemble it 2 times to pour out all...
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    need help with a trapout

    Hi

    I have a trapout going . there are a good 7-8 frames of bees brood and probably a queen by now in the 10 frame bait hive . the bait hive entrance is 6 inches from the end on the screen...
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    cutout niagra county NY

    bees in soffit of 2 story house. About 16 ft up. They have been there for several years and have been bearding badly the last week. Home owner is very allergic and wants them gone.

    please call...
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    Re: "cost" of crush and strain

    cost is an interesting idea .
    in my mind, it all depends. if you like working with your hands and have the time, then building an exrtactor isn't much of a cost. A small one can be run off a...
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    Re: Whoa! Now this was strange.

    one of the guys up near me in rochester ny had a hive with 3 laying queens in it for at least 2 months last fall. it was a really strong hive. but didn't make it through the winter. one of the...
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    Re: Need to kill grass around my hives

    we use old carpet both around the hives and on the job site to keep the mud down it last a long time and you can get it in bulk if you contact a floor refinishing buisness. of course you don't get...
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    Re: Central New York Weather.....

    hi all
    i'm in rochester my girls are going a bit slower than last year. mostly my falt I think. all the brood boxes are HEAVY with honey . I haven't had time to extract . The honey supers are...
  19. Thread: laying worker

    by locoskip
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    laying worker

    hi

    i have a top kbh with a laying worker. I have a nuc with a good queen. can I combine without moving the hive and shaking all the bees out ?:s
  20. Thread: Ant Nest!

    by locoskip
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    Re: Ant Nest!

    hi
    I have 3 top bars here in upstate ny and seem to have ant problems on all. black ants here. making a big nest on top of the top bars. it was fun to smush them. is ants on top a standard...
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    Re: solar melter too efficient?

    hi
    not filtering through anything but some #8 hardware cloth
    also haven't tried adding water
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    solar melter too efficient?

    hi all

    I built a solar melter last year . It works a little well. it melted the 2 in blue board insullation that was in side. When i use it during the summer to melt down leftovers from...
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    Re: foundationless frames - top bar only?

    I ran out of built frames earlyer this spring and re used some that i i had melted the wax out of . Some got built out just fine while a few had comb built at 45deg which kind of messed things up a...
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    hi i'm in upstate ny and having a similar...

    hi
    i'm in upstate ny
    and having a similar issue. feed em and move a couple of frames up to draw the bees up.. if you have drawn foundation you could spray it with some sugar syurp to get them...
  25. Thread: Bear!!!

    by locoskip
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    low tec

    tack strips work for skunks use a lager one for bears . take a couple of sheets of plywood . put a lot of nails through and leave them points up around the hive it should give you a 4 ft buffer zone...
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