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    Re: Quilt Boxes

    google Honey Bee Suite
  2. Re: Hives (unassembled) arrive tomorrow would like feedback/suggestions on my plan...

    Titebond III is waterproof , used on boats. Titebond II is water resistant, used for outdoor applications. II is plenty good for bee hives unless you live in a flood prone area. For hive bodies, 3/4...
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    Re: Hi Y'all from Arkansas

    Welcome Tim and Pam, I'm your neighbor over in Drasco.
    Dave
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    Re: Swarm Trap

    These fiber pots are about $4 each. Fasten it to a piece of plywood.
    http://www.greenhousemegastore.com/product/western-pulp-round-pots/containers
  5. Thread: Boxes

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    Re: Boxes

    You will need about twice as many as you think you will need , or, one more than you have.
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    Re: utresept

    ? What mixture ?
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    Re: hive scale

    SCL Yes, this is it. You leave the scale under the hive. If you are worried about it tipping over, put blocks under the corners that Almost touch the hive. Then it could only tip a few degrees.
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    Re: hive scale

    Some one posted once an idea/plan to build a frame for a bathroom scale to fit under a beehive. It had two mirrors so you could read the scale , sort of like a periscope. I think the scale was...
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    Re: Swarm traps

    Do a search for Coates Nucs. His design has the lip built in instead of cut in. Very simple.
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    Re: quilt box

    I use shavings from my wood planer. I think pellets would be too heavy. A lot of woodworkers have a planer and would be glad to save you some shavings. They also make good smoker fuel. Feed...
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    Re: The bee drum and drumming the bees

    Bee Drums for sale. Large bass drum tuned to attract swarms. Walk around your neighborhood beating this drum and you'll soon be covered up with swarms. Be the envy of your bee club. Branch attached...
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    Re: DIY Crush and Strain equipment

    You can get a Honey Gate Valve from Maxant.Phone: (978) 772-0576 • (978) 772-BEES (2337) Less than ten dollars (2 years ago) and worth it ! A honey gate valve is different from a gate valve for...
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    Re: Comb Honey Knife

    Good article about cut comb honey.
    http://www.honeybeesuite.com/how-to-cut-comb-honey/
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    Re: observe bees is super slow motion

    The photography is great, but you jump around too much. Most beekeepers have more than a 2 second attention span.
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    Re: I can't see.

    A 3 inch magnifying glass works for me to see eggs. Also cheap reading glasses, one dollar at Dollar Tree.
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    Re: what size filter...

    Nylon stockings ( the knee high kind) are good for a small amount of honey. Be sure to wash them before putting them back in the wife's drawer. haha
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    Re: A Swarm denied...

    In some cases "Its easier to get forgiveness than permission".
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    Re: Would you send it back?

    Talk to Brushy Mountain people . Be nice, explain that you like this item but the workmanship doesn't meet your expectations. Is this their usual quality or did this box slip through quality control...
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    Re: A Swarm denied...

    This is when you need a 12 volt bee-vac , just stick the hose out the window, suck up the bees, and never get out of the truck !
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    Re: my first swarm catch

    From the photo it looks like you are trying to get them to go into an open top box. They like a dark cavity. Put a top and bottom on and let them find the entrance. If the queen is in there they...
  21. Re: You know your a new beekeeper when....

    Don't mow till the Dandelions are through blooming. http://www.honeybeesuite.com/the-dandelions-of-spring/
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    Re: Is Roundup as safe as we have been told?

    Is Roundup as safe as we have been told?
    NO
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    Re: Will lawn treatment harm my bees

    Read This ! Maintaining a perfect lawn is contrary to beekeeping thinking.
    http://www.honeybeesuite.com/where-have-all-the-flowers-gone/
  24. Re: What to use if you forgot or can't find your hive tool?

    On the opposite side, I keep a Hive Tool in my toolbox (I'm a Carpenter). It is really good for removing small trim and scraping old caulk and paint.
  25. Re: Compressor PSI for blowing bees out of supers

    487 PSI with a 3" nozzle should do it!
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