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    I didn't make a big deal out of it, Bill. I just...

    I didn't make a big deal out of it, Bill. I just get my equipment together (about 20 minutes to put together some new frames/foundation) and called another beekeeper to help me. I also let them...
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    Code enforcement

    Its not the code enforcement official I need to educate, its the township board who will decide and if someone complains I sunk. If they allow me to keep hives they'll probably inform me I'll be...
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    Beware Killer Bees

    I just captured my first swarm! Unfortunately, they landed across the street in my neighbor’s tree. First they called me, I told them I could remove the swarm but they had to call the police. I...
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    Being cheap, I mean frugal and not very good...

    Being cheap, I mean frugal and not very good carpenter, I was able to find a local commercial beekeeper that sold deeps at $8.25 each and mediums at $5.25. The quality was average but with no tax...
  5. Thread: Plastic frames

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    Plastic frames

    What's the best way to wax plastic foundation?
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    From a Michael Bush post. I bought a 1/4"...

    From a Michael Bush post.

    I bought a 1/4" crown stapler from Walter T. Kelly, but you can buy them at any lumber yard.

    I use 1" staples for the frames. I also have them all the way from 1/4" to...
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    Confessions of a newbie with buckfast bees I...

    Confessions of a newbie with buckfast bees

    I purchased a buckfast and Italian hive with both on the same stand. And have made some mistakes.

    1) Buckfast hate it when I open the Italian hive....
  8. Thread: Bee Suits?

    by richski
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    I'm tall so the suits don't fit. ( 6'7" 250#) I...

    I'm tall so the suits don't fit. ( 6'7" 250#) I went with a jacket (inspector) which works very well.
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    Michael Bush, If I used a SBB and a top...

    Michael Bush,

    If I used a SBB and a top entrance in the summer, this would reduce the mites but during the winter months in you opinion (Near Philadelphia) would this cause too large a draft? Or...
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    Top hive entrance

    If using top hive entrance why would you use a slatted rack vs. a screened bottom board? Wouldn't a SBB with an entrance reducer allow the bees to easily remove any winter debris and still allow...
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    Newbee question? Has anyone tried to provide a...

    Newbee question? Has anyone tried to provide a hive heat during the winter? For example a hot rock for lizards. This would be hot enough to warm the bees but not melt the wax. The energy cost...
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    Chef Isaac Michael Bush Ian Steppler Thanks...

    Chef Isaac
    Michael Bush
    Ian Steppler

    Thanks for the help with my question.

    Rich
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    Nucs vs deeps for splits

    Why should you use a nuc vs a deep for splits? You still need to transfter the nuc frames into the hive body, so cost shouldn't be a factor. Placing the bees in a deep with an entrance reducer...
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