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    Cut out of two hives

    I am contracted to a business to remove swarms and bee colonies from their facility. Their outbuildings and storage yard take up at least a square mile, it is huge. I got a call last week about bees...
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    Best material for crash pad bee vacuum

    Does anyone have experience with the best material to use for a crash pad for a bee vacuum? I use a set of buckets with a screen at the bottom and have been using a cut up sponge which works but...
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    Re: Selling honey with another beekeeper

    I just did a trap out in Wilmington, IL. Elwood has not changed much but ever since they built the intermodal facility just West, it is nothing but truck traffic. We are thinking about moving...
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    Re: Selling honey with another beekeeper

    I was raised in Grayslake, IL not far from the big metropolis of Waukegan.
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    Re: Selling honey with another beekeeper

    Note to self - cancel vacation plans to Elizabethton, TN
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    Selling honey with another beekeeper

    I helped someone get started with bees a few years back. We have discussed off and on about selling honey from his place with a self service stand. He lives on a busy road so the traffic is there. I...
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    Introducing bees to an exisiting hive

    Is there a best way to introduce bees from a trap out to an existing hive. Let's say you vacuum up a bunch of bees from a trap out. Rather than wait to see if you can ever get the queen out of the...
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    Liability of trap out next to sidewalk

    I have a lady with a Catalpa tree where bees have moved in. The opening is about 4-1/2 feet off the ground and is a long oval, like the tree split. It faces the sidewalk. She wants me to remove the...
  9. Does temperature delay queen graft development

    I grafted about 20 queens on Thursday, 5/8 and according to the queen rearing calendar I need to transfer the individual cells to nucs on Saturday, 5/10, and the queens should emerge on Tuesday,...
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    Queenless hive rejects grafts

    I have a hive I have been through twice now and inspected all frames. It consist of two brood boxes and one super. There is some (very little) scattered drone brood, but no worker brood, or queen...
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    Re: How I cut box joints with a router

    Good point. I intend to use a rabbet bit with a bearing to router out the frame rest. just have not got around to it yet.
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    Re: How I cut box joints with a router

    I would like to do that but I am sure there are copyright issues that would get me into trouble. Maybe a library in your area would have a back issue or they could get it inter-library loan. I...
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    Re: How I cut box joints with a router

    Actually you route all the way through the board into a piece of 1/4" masonite so there are not round corners. Since you are routing from the end grain of the board it gives you a nice square cut.
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    How I cut box joints with a router

    This is how I cut box joints for my hive bodies using a router with a pattern bit (Freud bit number 50-102 purchased on Amazon) and a box joint pattern as shown in the July/August 2012 issue of...
  15. Interesting experiment - Megabee and Corn Meal

    I had two supers damaged due to wax moths so I set them out on the porch rail to freeze them overnight. Anyway they have been sitting outside for a few weeks and of course my bees find them and start...
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    Re: Homemade Honey Extractor

    I sterlized the new, never used before garbage can with bleach and water. The honey was not in the can very long as it drained out into a strainer/bucket. Originally I was going to put a PVC valve on...
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    Re: Homemade Honey Extractor

    I borrowed a detail from page 8 of the 20 frame extractor in the Build it yourself section of this website. I drilled a hole for a tension pin in the 1/2 vertical shaft. I then sawed a kerf in a...
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    Homemade Honey Extractor

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/81663205@N04/

    When I was first starting out in beekeeping, I did not have the money to invest in a honey extractor. I did not want to do crush and strain so I spent...
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    Integrating nuc into hive

    I have a two brood box hive that has gone queenless. There are no eggs or brood, lots of bee though. I do not believe there are any laying workers. There were some queen cells but they are all open...
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    Marking hive bodies for easy note taking

    Does anyone use a system to individually identify hive bodies for accurate note taking? Say you have five hives with two brood boxes each and you split these into ten hives how would you be able to...
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    Strange Drone Behavior at upper entrance

    Can anyone expain this drone behavior to me. I have a hive that has an upper entrance. Thought the hive was being robbed due to increased activity. I put an entrance reducer in the bottom entrance...
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    Re: queencell incubator

    Do you let the queens emerge in the incubator? If so how do you confine them before they damage the other cells? Or do you distribute the cells out to nucs? Thanks.
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    Re: Best way to place a ripe queen cell?

    How do you hang it between the top bars? I have queens being raised in the plastic cups that have the little pin on the back that pushes into the slotted bar. Do I just remove the cell and cup and...
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    Infra-red polyethyene sheets

    In the Jan 2011 issue of Bee Culture magazine, they had an article on thermoregulation of the hive using infra-red polyethyene sheets to wrap the hive. There is some benefits to over wintering the...
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    Help with honey fudge

    Can anyone provide some insight or secrets on to make honey fudge that actually comes out like honey fudge? The first batch I made came out prefect. The next batch came out dry as can be and the...
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