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  1. Re: How long should Painted hives be left to dry before using them

    Don't tell my bees what the Bee Taliban advises. It would just worry them unnecessarily.

    Do you intend to paint the inside of your boxes with some sort of volatile oil-based paint? I just use...
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    Re: Do other bees swarm?

    Honey bees swarm but are only a small percentage of the world's bees. The rest, including bumbles, reproduce through solitary queens.

    I've read of a type of wasp that does swarm.

    Wayne
  3. Re: How long should Painted hives be left to dry before using them

    I've painted supers, stacked them wet in the pickup and drove them to a beeyard and set them on hives to dry.


    Wayne
  4. Re: How can I make hive boxes that are perfectly stackable-a necessary requirement.

    There are a lot of people that can't get free wood (like me) or cheaply like others or have tools to use or the skills to use them or time or inclination or knowledge to make their own boxes. I think...
  5. Re: First report of Africanized Bee's in Finger Lakes Region brought from Florida ?

    Sqkcrk mentioned with apparent certainty that this occurred recently. I can't find the thread.

    Wayne
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    Re: The bear strikes again

    And if that man happens to kill a child to protect his hives? That's what a man in Texas did when he strung his yard with electric fence and tied it into a 20a, 110 house circuit. A 6 year old fell...
  7. Re: How can I make hive boxes that are perfectly stackable-a necessary requirement.

    Or can recycle clean lumber.

    Wayne
  8. Re: What woods are the best for making your own woodenware?

    Best for me is "free".

    Before I left Maine, I had a steady supply of free Windsor 1 wide trim board cutoffs and built a lot of my woodenware from that. Finger-jointed 3/4", finished with 4 coats...
  9. Re: How can I make hive boxes that are perfectly stackable-a necessary requirement.

    I've been making all my boxes for a few years using box joints. Most sit flush and the few that don't actually sit reasonable tight. A bee can't fit through the crack and the bees will propolize...
  10. Thread: Hello

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    Re: Hello

    Welcome to Beesource!

    Wayne
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    Re: Celebrity Beekeeper

    I don't do cutouts. I guess I don't mean business. But then, who cares? I'm guessing a huge percentage of beekeepers do not do cutouts or have a burning need to impress people.

    Wayne
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    Re: So.....how do you pronounce "Muth"?

    I've heard it pronounced as if it rhymed with "tooth" but I've heard people with that name pronounce it "Mewth" as if it rhymed with "youth." That's how I always pronounced it. The German...
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    Re: Celebrity Beekeeper

    Neil Young has a passion for Lionel trains, so much so that he developed controls for his disabled son to use to run them. This led to his part ownership of the company and 7 patents in his name for...
  14. Re: To take honey or not first year package

    Had a year off from the bees last year while recovering from deadouts and career changes resulting in a move to PA. Still have empty hives sitting in a field that was under 3 feet of snow when I left...
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    Re: hayforkquilter

    I've made horizontal frames with screening for the express purpose of collecting the propolis in the same way you did accidentally. I harvest it by removing the screen from the frame and putting it...
  16. Re: To take honey or not first year package

    What's normal for overwintering bees in your area? One or two deeps? Anything above what they need can be harvested. Not sure what your flows look like in your area for the rest of the year, but here...
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    Re: Celebrity Beekeeper

    I'm working on my resonation. Until I'm at one with the bees, it's a veil and gloves.

    Wayne
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    Re: Wichita Falls, TX bee attack...

    And when running from a bear, to always run down a steep hill because their short front legs and big butts make them go end over end..... Dang, now what was I supposed to do in an AHB attack? FBLP or...
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    Re: Celebrity Beekeeper

    "He might consider himself a bee keeper because he owns hives, but I'll bet someone else does the actual work with the bees while he may or may not watch." And we know this how?

    "He may watch and...
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    Re: Wichita Falls, TX bee attack...

    I guess I don't know what that means. Was this his fault?

    Wayne
  21. Thread: water

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    Re: water

    I take back everything I've said about Boardman feeders being useless.

    Wayne
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    Re: Celebrity Beekeeper

    Why not? Then he can get bashed and have his intentions questioned and belittled directly.

    Of course, I don't know his schedule, interest or ability as well as some here that seem to know him...
  23. Thread: water

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    Re: water

    The hives in the garden have a birdbath for a water source. Always surprises me to see a bird using it.

    Wayne
  24. Re: Honey comb everywhere, larvea everywhere, whats going on?!

    Some questions. When did you start this hive? How many boxes and what size did you have on the hive when you inspected? You said you think that you have queen cells. Do the queen cells have larvae...
  25. Re: Did I just encourage the great Hive Robbery?

    Yes, Boardman feeders are great for encouraging robbing. Not sure who uses them or why they are sold. Someone must like them them but bee supply companies should not be putting these things in every...
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