Type: Posts; User: WPG
I agree also, it's a homemade hillbilly 'boardman' feeder.
If all you have is some scrap wood, reclaimed nails, hammer, handsaw, and a pocket knife you can do a lot things sitting by the fire...
I don't suppose you have.
It must be a figment of my imagination since you don't know about them.
I didn't say a rusty nail, I said rusted.
It didn't pull out, it broke.
Right at the...
Living can be dangerous if you're stupid.
I do alot of remodeling of old work, add-on's etc.
I cut thru alot of framing nails with no problem.
I use a carbide toothed blade in my Milwaukee...
You'll find out about the local club that meets at the Coralville library every quarter.
Great bunch, and maybe some advice and help for you.
You most likely could get bees from one of them later...
Welcome to the forums.
What corner of the state?
Unless you own about 8,000 acres your bees will be flying to other sources no matter what you plant.
They won't bother the corn unless there...
If one were to put a frame or two of regular sized drone comb into a worker 'queen' hive would she lay in them and the resultant drones have higher viability?
One tenth the cost? !
$10, 000 for what you have nailed to your workbench? What did I miss?
Even if you had a finished, complete, working, tested prototype what percentage of beekeepers on here ...
You appear to do a very good job.
You do realize that you are attempting to reinvent the wheel.
Automated frame production was being done long ago, probably before you were born.
Lots of good info mixed in here.
SOME resistance to that knowledge.
Some tolerance of that resistance.
A-bird your handle should be 'Racoon'.
The female mite lives on instinct, does a series...
That's what I do.
Roll it into a large pea size with some fresh cut burr comb, wash it down with a beer, let the alcohol dissolve it.
Helps the joints relax at end of some tough days.
I was wrong about them making foundation for me out of my own wax.
They did it for my dad years ago, but no more.
But they do buy all wax and will give you a bonus for equal poundage if buying...
I find that most all burr comb in hives with only foundation based brood comb is drone comb.
If you add one or two foundationless frames to the brood nest you might find much less burr comb.
I can hardly believe I lucked out by being my usual (Day Late and a Dollar Short).
Sure loved the story of all that family bee business history.
Moonbeams aren't real huh?
I'm working on patterns for the legs that Warre mentioned that were two different heights, (100mm)4" and (150mm)6", and made out of cast iron.
There are pictures and sketches in his book, but not...
Tacos are good especially without residue.
I like those 'walking tacos' at auctions.
I have a pair of side-cutters, I can snip those hooks for you. Or maybe even if I can talk them into...
I wasn't very interested in the Duragilt, so didn't ask alot of questions about it. I'm not sure if the 25lb minimum applies to it also, nor what the count per pound would be.
It most likey is 25,...
Just happened to be talking with Arlyn at the main office in Hamilton this morning.
Remembered some of you were talking about the old square 12 frame Dadant Deep hive boxes etc
I think you're about right, and he would have been doing the HO a big favor, that tree is definitely too close to the sidewalk.
Over treating for pathegens produces resistent pathegens.
With your outlook anyone who has had sex or used a public toilet shoud be treated for STD's.
And we all should be given chemo...
It was the wrong color of course.
Now I wouldn't say that was puke green but which color would your wife choose for her house?
I'd beat you for that, but it sounds like too much work.
You can stack them on pallets outside away from any particular hive and let all the bees at them.
If I don't need them back on hives right away I stack them on bottom boards with a queen excluder...
Ah, the season's work is done and time for the deep thinking before gearing up for next year.
Me, I feel like I didn't get all the leaks fixed in the jon-boat and a tidal wave is about to break...
Did this hive have characteristics, before the decline, that you liked?
If so, those drones are carrying the genectics that were part of that.
Let them be and spread some of those genes around....