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    Re: Dadant Extractor

    Congratulations! I had one for years - they are a great little unit. I eventually sold it for ~ 2x what I paid for it.
  2. Re: Bear-proofing that is safe for children and pets?

    My back yard hives are surrounded by hot wire enclosures. No kennels, no chain link ( except the yard perimeter), no roofs, no platforms, no bacon. I don't have any overhanging trees, which might...
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    Re: Proof you dont always need a suit or smoker!

    I wish I had video of me working my hot hive last year. Hundreds and hundreds of bees bouncing off my (full suit) veil. A constant thumpity-thump- thump thump of bees hitting my head. The roar of...
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    Re: Upper/ top entrance design -- Korschgen

    Great ideas & approaches.

    I've found that slipping a super back 3/4", and laying an entrance reducer across the gap created in the front is the simplest, easiest & least "resource & effort"...
  5. Re: Multipurpose Hive Lid/Base with Top/Bottom entrance

    Beautiful work, and nice concept, Matt. & Thanks for the Imrie Shim synopsis, LT. :thumbsup:
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Went through the new queen units - all is well. Went through the production hives. 3 of the 4 "bare frame" supers (that I added last week) were drawn out (but not capped). That's 26 mediums so far,...
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    Re: Frame spacing tool question

    Starting with 9 frames of foundation, spaced evenly in a 10 frame box is almost a guarantee that you will get "wonky comb". If you only have 9 frames, squeeze them tight together in the center of the...
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    Re: Lost hive to skunks

    My bottom wire is about "eyeball high to a skunk', which requires me to weed-whip it several times a year. Regular access to an out yard would be mandatory. Mine are in the backyard.
  9. Re: Question about the colored marking on my queen.

    I've seen the mark fade in 2-3 weeks, or last 3 years. It's a mystery to me.
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    Re: Queens and genetics

    :applause: Well said!
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    Re: Bees are an infestation.

    :applause: Christina, That's likely to get the best info & quickest reliable results.
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    With all the recent bear activity in the neighborhood, I was beginning to be concerned that my electric fence might not be up to the challenge. Last night's extreme weather - heavy rains and violent...
  13. Re: Thoughts on Vivaldi Boards for overwintering?

    Many years ago, "drop ceiling" ceiling tiles were promoted as an efficient "moisture wick", in either ABJ or Gleanings. There may still be a stack of those, somewhere. They "drooped" too much, if I...
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    Re: Swarm - should I give up on it?

    You might see an extra month of bee season down there in Texas. Ours is likely about to wind down, sometime next month. I just gave up on one long struggling colony and combined them. It's always a...
  15. Re: Thoughts on Vivaldi Boards for overwintering?

    Interesting. I suspect it may be one of those devices that works well for some, in some regions, and not so well in others - kind of like screened bottom boards.

    Me, I might build one, and give...
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    Re: All Mediums: Was Brother Adam wrong?

    :scratch: Well, you're right about one thing - the elk hunting is great! Some struggle with bees more than others.
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    Re: All Mediums: Was Brother Adam wrong?

    Per suggestions here, I started painting the plastic frames with extra beeswax. I've had great results. I had about 5 gallons of beeswax, accumulated over the years. I bought a cheap, 3" short...
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    Re: Still a nectar flow?

    Maybe a bit of both?
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Ran out of supers. 'No more "replacement" extracting to fill the gap. Painted wax on 4 more cases of PF 120's (enough for 10 more supers, plus). This year is looking very good. :) 1 gallon of wax...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Out before sunrise this morning, and there was a chill in the air. The first taste of fall? The porch thermometer was reading mid-50's (F).

    'Combined the last (failed) package that refused to...
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    Re: Bees have gotten agreesive, Why?

    Queenlessness - another good point!
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    Re: Bees have gotten agreesive, Why?

    Flow stoppage, predators & pests, outside disturbances, and or queens mating with a drone or drones from an "aggressive" bloodline can all cause bees to become aggressive....
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    Re: All Mediums: Was Brother Adam wrong?

    Bernhard,

    I meant no offense - and I appreciate your post. As I said, I've been running all plastic 10 frame mediums for ~30 years. The fact that they are also small cell is something else that...
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    Re: All Mediums: Was Brother Adam wrong?

    So that we are comparing "apples to apples", consider that a plastic frame contains ~15% more cell space than it's wooden counterpart. This is mostly due to the thinner top & bottom bars, with a bit...
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    Re: All Mediums: Was Brother Adam wrong?

    The deep vs medium debate will likely outlive me, if not all of us. Having run all mediums for 30+ years, and having harvested nearly 300 lbs from one colony, once ( in all mediums), it appears that...
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