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    Re: calling all wood workers (NEED HELP)

    Don't bee afraid to make frames for your hives. This is how we learn to do things. I first started making frames and I should say that it was not pretty. It did not take long to get the hang of it....
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    Re: calling all wood workers (NEED HELP)

    A big ditto to JD's Bees.
    I use a table saw and dado blade to make thousands of frame pieces. I prefer to do it this way.
    I set up my saw to make the same cut over and over and over and over. Sorry...
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    Re: Purchased bees vs wild swarm?

    I just checked to see how many hives made it through the winter. I started out with 18 and now have 13 that made it. This is so much better than I ever done with queens put in swarms. As I believeby...
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    Re: Purchased bees vs wild swarm?

    I gave up on package bees three years ago. I wanted some bees so I caught a couple of swarms to keep me company. The swarms made it through the winter and built up good in the spring. Swarms are like...
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    Re: 100,000+ Cutout

    Sounds like a war battle.:eek: I do cutouts as part of my business. I made my own beevac. I did not like any on the market. My unit is self contained and I use extra boxes to hold bees. As anyone...
  6. Re: Questions about constructing IPM screened bottom board.

    Well McSpadden

    I really like that design. It is simple and straight forward. I believe that is the one that I will use. It's nice that you brought that site to the front, thank you for the...
  7. Re: Questions about constructing IPM screened bottom board.

    I make my sbb from whatever I can find. If I have 3/4 stock, I have size for that. If I have 2 bys, I cut them done to 1&1/2" and rabbit them out ot attach the screem. I use an entrance above the...
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    Re: Master Beek says Don't Use SBB

    I just love open minded people. The would seems to run so mush smoother. Like I said, most of us keep bees for the enjoyment. I may not know any better, but the bees are my best relaxation. I believe...
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    Re: Master Beek says Don't Use SBB

    To use or not to use? That is the question on the SBB. I used to use solid bottoms and lost bees. I started using SBB and my bee yard is growing.

    But I must say that I moved my bees from the...
  10. Re: How or why did you lose hives in the past two yrs. ?

    I lost all hives two years ago. They had stores, no mites that I could find and not many dead in the bottom. I have no idea where they went.:s
    I admit that I am one of those beeks that do not use...
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    Re: How Many Colonies are Lost to Winter?

    I started out 08 with all dead hives. I had picked up some swarms of which three made it thru the winter. This year I picked up more swarms and have eleven hives going into this winter.
    I have lost...
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    Re: Hi from Kansas

    Glad to have new beeks. I am south of you in Ottawa. Once you start, it will become a habit.
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    Re: How Dangerous are Bees?

    I had bees in my back yard. The problem was not with the people on either side, it was with my insurance co. They said if I continued to keep the hives that they would cancel my insurance. I got mad...
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    Re: Coating for hive top feeders

    Thanks guys. The feeders seem to fall apart from the inside out. Yes, I am trying to make them water proof so they will stop leaking. We are talking about a big mess when they are filled.
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    Coating for hive top feeders

    I need some help with the idea of a coating inside of my feeders. I have used candle wax which will crack and break loose. I have tried bees wax and the bees will take the wax out. I am thinking of...
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    New to forum, 8 yrs of beek

    I am happy to read all of the comments in this forum. I enjoy beek and love the wood working that goes along with it. I like to recycle used lumber to make my equipment. I hope to learn new ideas...
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