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    Swarm trap entrance & top cover Question

    I ordered a swarm trap from a local Amish guy that everyone around here goes to. He builds his swarm traps weird. They are the same size as a 5 frame medium nuc. The bottom is has a long slit 1in....
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    Telescoping cover, repair.

    There are some holes in my aluminum flashing and the coating has worn off, but the wood under it is solid. I have a spray can of that stuff "As seen on TV" for fixing leaks that is a light grey. Has...
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    Re: Newly assembled hive body not square.

    My boxes are OLD, or Shabby chic. You should see what I have done to them, not one was Square or level. I have scraped, scrubbed, bleached, cut, patched, glued, puttied, caulked, heated, dipped,...
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    Re: Hive stand questions?

    Yeah, I found the tack strips in a box marked donate. They're brand new, now I have a lifetime supply. I would never kill a skunk, we used to have an albino skunk as a pet, VERY smart and they really...
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    Re: Hive stand questions?

    I have a box of new tack strips in the attic that came with the house, I was going to donate them to the ReStore. I keep telling my self, "I will NOT turn into a hoarder." & "Skunks and moles eat...
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    Hive stand questions?

    How many inches does the hive have to be off the ground to prevent Skunks from bothering the hives? I'm asking because LePew was in the garage looking for cat food last night, it knows how to use the...
  7. Re: Top Bar Hives -- The red headed step child of beekeeping

    I was wondering why More folks north of the 49th don't do a hybrid AZ/ bee house type thing using TBBH w/side entrances? I would think that it would be easier to work than even the AZ hives that they...
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    Re: Another hand truck/lift design

    Oh sorry off topic, I nearly forgot. Nice Dart my brother sold a Polara that he had for 30 years recently. I have a cracked 440 block planted with hens & chicks and soon I'll have a #53 Cummins block...
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    Re: Another hand truck/lift design

    Great idea!!! Now I know what hubby is going to do w/ the old truck dolly that I'm going to drag out of his scrap pile tomorrow, I have a pulley, Garage door track & wheels and I just took apart a...
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    Re: 5 gallon buckets- Home Depot or food grade?

    I bought a stainless steel funnel with a screen for dairy use at an auction. I love it. I use it mainly for first step filtering of used vegetable oil that I use as fuel in my diesel VW Jetta (not...
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    Re: waxing hive boxes

    My friend owns a Tattoo Shop and dabbles w/Bees, she has an Autoclave that is big enough to put deeps into. She has "inherited" old woodenware also. She said that she read an abstract on AFB & EFB...
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    Re: Skunks digging holes, and scratching up hives.

    My Blue Heeler got sprayed last night, so he spent the night in his crate in the greenhouse. Went this morning and picked up supplies for cheap homemade skunk scent remover, This stuff works like a...
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    Re: waxing hive boxes

    Michael, have you ever had any warp or twist? I have never seen anyone mention it on other threads, so I was shocked when it happened to my boxes. When my mentor seen it he said "It's a common thing"...
  14. Re: do I really need to use all 8 holes in deep frames (bobby pins)

    Please expand on the hot glue method.
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    Re: Craig's list..a beekeepers best friend.

    50/50 for me and Craig's List, I've found some real deals both free and purchased. I've done well selling "certain items at certain times of the year", BUT I've also been scammed once and a guy cased...
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    Re: waxing hive boxes

    Are you dipping new or used boxes? I just had all of my old, used boxes hot paraffin wax dipped. Here is how the process went for me -- I scraped them before having them dipped, I painted a couple...
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    Re: Ok..Tell me what you think.....

    Looks real nice. Is your TB barrel hive a 35 or 55 gal barrel?
  18. Re: Hello from Ohio, I inherited my hives in November, no Bees yet.

    He called himself a Maverick because he did not belong to the local bee keepers club and, built most of his own equiptment. As far as the next step goes- that means he wants to see me put in the time...
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    Re: Would you use used drawn out frames?

    I sold all of my old brood frames and drawn comb to a guy that raises Wax worms for fishing bait. paid for half of my new ones.
  20. Re: Hello from Ohio, I inherited my hives in November, no Bees yet.

    I'm going to take your advice. I found a guy that wants all of my old wax and frames, he grows Wax worms and sells them as bait for fishing, he was also a beekeeper and Medina County Inspector once....
  21. Re: Hello from Ohio, I inherited my hives in November, no Bees yet.

    He told me that I would learn a lot just from this part of beekeeping and felt that I would "appreciate" it more if I were more personally invested.
  22. Re: Got Mann Lake's 2014 catalog today - it's getting cheaper to build your own!

    I go to Wooster/ Fredericksburg often. What county or township road is this Amish person located on? Are they Swartzentruber or High Order Amish?
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    Re: Hello from NE Ohio

    I grew up in Columbia Station, OH on a "small" farm. My Grandfather was a hobbyist beekeeper. All of my equipment came from a family friend in Columbia Sta. I currently live in the City of Lorain...
  24. Hello from Ohio, I inherited my hives in November, no Bees yet.

    As I stated, I inherited my Hives, the timing was perfect as I was laid-off recently. The gentleman that gave them to me is an 87yr old self proclaimed Maverick Beekeeper. Up to this point he has...
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