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  1. Re: What is the big attraction of pine saw dust??

    There hungry lol
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    Re: Mann Lake 5-frame nucs

    Glad I learnt to make my own finger joints .
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    Re: 10 Nuc Increase

    Most where with mated did do some with raise there on . Faster better results with using a breed queen.
    I pulled zero honey off them all so . Did move it around as needed . I was mainly seeing if I...
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    Re: 10 Nuc Increase

    Grow then in to nives and split and build nucs out of the strong .

    I started this year this 18 nucs that bought and made 35 full grown hives could have made a few more did make a few more but...
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    Re: Wooden ware uniformity

    You want have any problems using a brushy mountain cover with mann body's . I have both and no problem . I run all 8 frame I like the mann lake size gives more room when work the bees brushy body's...
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    Re: So I built a bee vac box....

    I would have to disagree that the bucket vac does not win. I would rather have a vac that will put the bees in the hive body there going to live in .
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    Re: Home made branding iron

    Here's my cattle brand and my logo for all of my businesses I haven't brand any hive body's but here's a pine box I done . It's about a 6"x6" brand
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    Re: Arkansas small bodied bees?

    Where are they suppose to be in arkansas never heard of them here.

    U can use small cell comb to get small body bees.
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    Re: Corregated plastic for hive beetles?

    I know a Commercial guy that use corrugated peices but uses soming else in them I want say what because its probley not legal . But it's his only he controls it and it works .
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    Re: 1st hive - frame by frame - 40 pics

    You got a lot of frames that don't need to be there . There not going to build comb this time of the year .
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    Re: Plastic or wax for a new hive?

    They do I have acorns they draw them out great
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    Re: Plastic or wax for a new hive?

    Just one of them deals ya have to choose your self both work .
  13. Re: Inner covers, Tel. covers do you use them?

    Both
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    Poll: Re: Poll: What is your favorite bee tool?

    I voted hive tool . It's pretty much the only tool that ya really need . Kind of hard to get in hive with out it .
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    Re: Which bee vac and why

    Thanks for post'n reminds my I need to build one or two of those .
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    Re: Best size super

    Run all deeps here !!!
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    Re: Frame to top of box distance

    My boxes are made from the Dimensions of a mann lake box . It's the pattern I use .
  18. Re: Inner covers, Tel. covers do you use them?

    Ya I know but I made a jig to run my rotozip around so its still pretty fast .
  19. Re: Inner covers, Tel. covers do you use them?

    Inner covers and telescoping tops building about 200 right now . Nice to have the upper Escape I feel there a little nicer in summer if needed ya can prop the top on a end to help cooling .
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    Re: Lessons learned as a newbie

    Well it's been a wild ride so far started with the 18 hives got up to 35 hives from the 18 that was doing good and lost 9 that I wouldn't have thought I would lose but still 25 that kicking along . ...
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    Re: How many hives did you start out with?

    Started with 18 grow to 35 first year .
  22. Thread: Flir one

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    Re: Flir one

    Seen a review of it and it said it want see through walls . So I'm sure it want work for bees in a box .
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    Re: Beelte Baffle? Have you tried it?

    I never took time to make them and install them but I guess I have a base line for next year when I install them the freeman beetle trap has really keep them knocked out . Just a pain to keep clean...
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    Re: Lessons learned as a newbie

    If you have screened bottoms have them blocked off and place at least 20 feet away from each other for at least 3 weeks . Then there's little to no chance of drift .
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    Re: What in the world?!?!?!?

    Cool I always wondered it that was Possible.
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