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    Re: Mann Lake Pro Feeders

    how about floats for the cheaper mann lake medium feeders?
  2. Re: My homemade extractor - 4 frame radial for about $60

    Thanks! Ill get on this after vacation!
  3. Thread: extractors

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    Re: extractors

    Thanks for the info Rader!
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    Re: behr premium weather proofing wood finish

    LOL Mbeck!

    Thanks guys! I grabbed a gallon of the behr today while running around town.
  5. Thread: extractors

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    extractors

    Since we're talking extractors. I'm going to need one. I was thinking a 3 or 4 frame arraingement would be good enough size wise.

    Shipping is the main killer. Thought about building one if...
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    behr premium weather proofing wood finish

    I've gone through a bunch of previous posts and was wondering what the out come any who uses behr premium weather proofing wood finish has after a number of years of use?
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    Re: Perfect boxes (Fine woodworking article)

    great tip! thanks
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    Re: frames staples or brads

    Thanks for that link!

    I have a box of 1/4" Narrow crown staples 1 1/2 long.

    My one concern about running 2 through the top bar into the sides is shooting the one through the side and into...
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    frames staples or brads

    So I have access to a rigid air stapler. Should I bother with nails or just stick with staples?

    What size staples should I run for the top, side on top and the one on the bottom? I'm not sure...
  10. Re: Cutting handles in hive bodies with a dado blade and table saw

    Good stuff! Did the dados came out good. Looking forward to the skilsaw jig
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    Re: Medium lang dimension ?

    Thanks Barry! Exactly what I was looking for!
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    Re: Medium lang dimension ?

    Plan's to buy unassembled frames being I'm building for a few guys, someone caught wind that I've been tinkering with hives and requested a bunch a little later than I'd like. I was looking at mann...
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    Medium lang dimension ?

    building some mediums and have a question.

    If I rabbit the rail 5/8 down from the top on a 6 5/8 tall medium (following the dadent dimensions here), the frames from mann lake are 6 1/4, I'm...
  14. Thread: Uh oh

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    Re: Uh oh

    Well here's whats going on...this is what was the mean hive. I plugged the upper entrances in both and made these robber screens. Thanks for the tips Ray.

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  15. Thread: Uh oh

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    Re: Uh oh

    will do thanks OT.

    Went and fed today, we're getting close to kicking off but so far there's not much out there. Found out they were going crazy robbing. I'm not sure what hive is robbing...
  16. Thread: Uh oh

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    Re: Uh oh

    honestly I haven't had bear issues..though we have had bears in the back yard a few years ago, and a grizz just up the street nothings ventured into the hives. I guess the loud music and disco light...
  17. Thread: Uh oh

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    Re: Uh oh

    they don't make it quite this far south to find out thankfully but my understanding is they have more of a meat diet than greens and sweets ;).
  18. Thread: Uh oh

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    Uh oh

    The girls are pretty jacked! I released the queens yesterday, 2 of 3 were still in the cages after 5 days, so I did a direct release.

    now the one hive is pretty hot. Outstanding! Got whacked...
  19. Thread: deadhives update

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    Re: deadhives update

    I built some warre's and moved away from tbh's. I'm still around, but mostly on the chat, not the forums.

    I cant help with over wintering..my success rate is 0.
  20. Thread: warre build

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    Re: warre build

    interesting idear wb, you'll have to post pics/info sometime. I'm at some point planning on building a shed. Dunno if I'll keep bees this summer or not at this point. As much fun as it is, it's...
  21. Thread: warre build

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    Re: warre build

    I actually have warre plans with windows but opted out due to all the moisture I saw the first year in the tbh's.

    Thanks for the link. I think the main issue for overwintering for me is...
  22. Thread: warre build

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    Re: warre build

    Well I went in and looked a few days ago, we weren't much above freezing but I did want to see if they were at the top and needed feed. They were quite a ways down and I THINK dead...I'm not sure. ...
  23. Thread: moldy quilt

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    moldy quilt

    Ment to ask this sooner.

    Here a few weeks back before we got cool finally....I took the quilt off and replaced the woodshavings inside. I noticed on one hive the quilt had some mold on it. ...
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    Re: New feeder question

    having the access windows is nice, I really should have put them in mine but didn't.

    I think Doc mentioned the boxes with the jars inside, I had the FBM feeder. Try lifting the jar up and see...
  25. Thread: Is this normal?

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    Re: Is this normal?

    Here's a pic of my build, and the FBM style of feeder. You can see the ramps they get to the pans with. In Dons videos you should see how they access this through a hole in the bottom.
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