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    Re: Slatted rack - simple

    Very nice.
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    Re: Queen Castle Questions

    My "queen castle" is made from full width 1x8 lumber which is perfect for medium frames.

    I took this picture this afternoon. The two middle cleats are slightly thinner then the outer ones. The...
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    Re: Queen Castle Questions

    That's right.

    Since the queen castle doesn't get knocked around like other boxes I didn't hesitate to build mine with glued and screwed butt joints.
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    Re: Queen Castle Questions

    I only have a couple of photos for now...

    http://i275.photobucket.com/albums/jj305/js06807/Beesource/Homebuilt%20Queen%20Castle/84fd4dbe-1eac-460d-b5bf-fe1d7c565d03.jpg
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    Re: Separating honey from wax, best method?

    You should send a private message to eliminate any confusion...:)
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    Re: Separating honey from wax, best method?

    No, I understood from his first post that he was interested in a more timely solution.

    The obvious indications are quoted above...

    "Oven" and "overnight" are the clues.
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    Re: Separating honey from wax, best method?

    http://www.dvdclassicscorner.com/images/Ma_and_Pa_Kettle.jpg


    :scratch:


    :update:
    The original poster doesn't seem to be interested in a four month plan.
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    Re: Queen Castle Questions

    For feeding my queen castle sections I have 3/16" holes drilled into the inner cover sections and I use jar feeders with brass tubes. The jars are enclosed with a second box.

    It works very well. ...
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    Re: Separating honey from wax, best method?

    Yippee! You have stumbled upon half of the answer.

    How about never using a jar at all, just use a strainer like most people who are interested in separating honey from wax.

    Or if you...
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    Re: Do you reverse hive bodies?

    This must be a local phenomenon...
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    Re: Hello, from Missouri!

    Welcome to the forum, and congratulations on your choice of user name!
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    Re: Separating honey from wax, best method?

    The bottom of the jar seems to be the least convenient place to have the honey...

    :rolleyes:
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    Re: bees only heat the cluster?

    Thank you for your contributions to the forum Sqkcrk! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Queen Castle Questions

    I used the full width of a 1x8 for my medium castle. I would not be concerned with the bee space too much and I ddefinitely want the additional clearance under the queen cells hanging off a frame. ...
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    Re: Hi from France

    Bien Venu !

    Welcome to the forum...


    Where are you located in France? I lived in Grenoble for seven years.
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    Re: Remote Hives

    Place a posting on Craigslist. I found my first beesite that way. A local land trust is another option, and then you can ask gardening groups.

    A "Got Honeybees?" note pinned to the bulletin board...
  17. Re: burning fertalizer insmoker to stunn agressive bees ?

    I tried to use nitrous oxide cartridges in a small whipped cream maker to introduce virgin queens. I may try the gas again some day but during my initial attempts it didn't have any noticeable...
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    Re: The Monk and the Honeybee on youtube

    :eek:

    I hope he was wearing gloves!


    :p
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    [QUOTE=Acebird;1204831]never mind
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    Re: Who Is Using Small Cell Size?

    Be careful with the black frames in the sun. The comb can melt off of the plastic, and the frames can warp...

    I have only used small cell frames or foundation and make no claims about it.
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    :rolleyes:
  22. Re: Restrictions on selling homemade woodenware?

    Just curious, what liabilities are associated with selling woodenware?

    Splinters?
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    Re: How many medium's to start with

    Use just one.

    They usually say to add a second box when 80% of the foundation is drawn out.

    I have put a 3 lb package in a 5-frame medium nuc... for a short time.
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    Re: Spring prices

    You disagree with a question?

    :scratch:
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    Re: Spring prices

    At a minimum, it sounds like a major intervention!
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