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  1. Re: How long for new queen to start laying?

    You can generate a queen calendar using this tool ... Gives all the timings you need.

    http://www.thebeeyard.org/queen-rearing-calendar/

    Michael's site also provides good info:
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    Re: vented bee suit

    I got a Golden Bee Vented Jacket this year. They will sew them to your measurements. I really like it - Good construction and american made!
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    Re: Maxant 3100 Extractor

    That is the most I've worked out in the last year with that equipment :rolleyes:

    I got to thinking, I really should use the weights more ...

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Maxant 3100 Extractor

    Was doing more extracting today, so I thought I would share a pic of how I stabilized mine.

    That is two 35 lbs weight plates, and two 35 lbs dumbbells. you can see the pad I referred to above...
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    Re: Maxant 3100 Extractor

    I have the same extractor as you and had the same problem. This year I did as Ross suggested, I cut a piece of 3/4" plywood big enough to mount the extractor to and set the bucket on. I used 5/16"...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    19335 - 6/27 caught swarm in trap.
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    Re: Foundationless Brood Frames.........

    I have good success with FL frames as well. Every spring when I make my splits I feed lots of new FL frames into the NUCs made from splits. They draw out worker cell almost exclusively. Feeding...
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    Re: Ventilated Bee Jacket

    I decided to go with the vented Jacket from Golden Bee. Expect delivery on Monday/Tuesday this week. I like the fact that it is American made, and custom to my measurements. They make their...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    6/19 - 19335 noticed swarm had moved in one of my traps. The swarm was from 6/18 or 6/19.
  10. Re: Where do you get your 1.25" frame nails?

    I agree HF air tools are not high quality construction grade equipment, but I don't expect that for less than 15 bucks either. They are disposable for me. The newer models seem to jam far less than...
  11. Re: Where do you get your 1.25" frame nails?

    Build a jig. The time saved with the jig/stapler combo is way more than going from nails to the staple gun. 10 frames per 7 mins or so ...
  12. Re: Where do you get your 1.25" frame nails?

    I would go to a harbor freight if you have one, buy a Nailer/stapler (or two):

    http://www.harborfreight.com/18-gauge-2-in-1-nailerstapler-68019.html

    and ammo:

    1 1/8 or 1 1/2 inch staples ......
  13. Re: Who just ordered a MAXANT 3100 powered extractor?? This guy, thats who!!

    +1 Love mine.
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    Re: Forest Hill Woodworking

    Forest Hill now has an Online store ...

    http://foresthillbeesupply.com/
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    I got word from my family that I captured 3 swarms back home on a family farm this week in Western PA. I was home for Memorial Day and checked the 10 traps I set several weeks before and bees were...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught 3 Swarms in Indiana County, PA this week - 15701
  17. Re: Set me straight - is pulling queen good idea to stimulate workers to make honey

    I did cut down splits right before the flow got going. Two of my stronger hives are going to store 100+ pounds of honey for sure.
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    Re: Capping Tank Ideas?

    I made this one last season ...

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?286185-Hobby-Beekeeper-Uncapping-Tank-for-around-20-00&highlight=sams+club
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

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    Black Locust started
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    I've heard of a few on the SE side of the state. If I would not have done splits on my production hives, I think all nine would have swarmed this past week. I have about a dozen traps up in Western...
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    Re: Swarm traps - how do you attach them?

    Another vote for the french cleat. I made mounting brackets that I ratchet strap to the tree. Set the trap on the mount and go.

    Video on Cleat system ...

    http://youtu.be/szad36MmvQQ
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    Russian Olive is just starting to bloom the last couple days. Bees should be all over it. I'm in the process of doing cut-down splits on all my production hives. One I was in today probably would...
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    I'm seeing my stronger production hives building out queen cups. Nothing in them yet, but they are starting preparations. I'm going to be traveling next weekend, so I'm probably going to do...
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    Anyone seeing much nectar being brought in yet? I've had supers on for a week or so and as of last weekend they were not working the foundation yet. I'm sure that will change soon. I wonder how...
  25. Re: Swarm Traps How long before you hive them?

    You will know they have moved in when you see them carrying pollen back. I have left most of my caught swarms in the traps for a couple weeks or more. My traps have one bait comb and the rest...
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