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    Re: Unplaned lumber for hives

    I have talked with Dr Spivak and have tremendous respect for her. She knows more about bees than I will ever hope to know. She does have very limited knowledge though on feral bees and bees living in...
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    Re: Unplaned lumber for hives

    Excessive propolis buildup is NEVER a problem. Propolis is there for a reason and smooth boards actually are not natural for bees. Propolis helps fight off diseases. Most beekeepers ( experienced and...
  3. What size water heater to use for cowen uncapper

    What is the best size water heater to use for a Cowen uncapper? I have looked at the 6 gallon and that seems to be about right. Also, does anyone have experience with what type of circulation pump...
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    Re: smoker fuel

    Cotton starts VERY easy and if you are just smoking a few hives, will be more than sufficient. If you have a few more, add saw dust or sumac
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    Re: old pallets to make tops and bottoms

    I don't break them down. Too much work. Cut the slats out with a chainsaw or circular saw. Burn the rest in your woodstove. Once you have the slats cut out, cut to length, rip for width, dado the...
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    Re: old pallets to make tops and bottoms

    I have made 2500 deep frames from old pallets. Its alot of work but I saved the cost of the frames. About $2300 dollars. My end bars, bottom bars, and top bars are thicker and sturdier than any you...
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