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  1. Poll: Re: If you could start again, what size would you standardise on?

    This should have been a 8 frame vs 10 frame debate. I am all in on 8 frames.
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    Re: Mowing the lawn

    I push mowed mine today like always, in full suit. I had many buzzing the face mask, bumping it like they were angry. They can get stirred.
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    Re: Look who wants to feed our bees!

    Nothing in life is free, if it is any good, that is....
  4. Thread: morels

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    Re: morels

    They are just starting around here. I hit the grand slam night before last, a few yellow morels, 2 black morels, 4 gray morels, and some half free morels. I fried them in butter with a nice...
  5. Re: Fed up with two hot hives moved both back home, one will die and the other requee

    Or, you could have just requeened them and waited for the new bees to hatch out with tamer genetics
  6. Thread: Wild Turkeys

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    Re: Wild Turkeys

    If anyone has a problem with turkeys, I can help. They taste better than honey and more fun to get.
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    Re: Hive Painting or Thompson Water Seal

    Flood CWF-UV on my cedar boxes and a few pine ones. The UV protection keeps the wood the same color as when you seal it for a couple of seasons. I figure I will have to retreat the cedar in a year...
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    Re: Funniest bee question ever asked

    This new neighbor may have seen some combat on his video game console. As he waddled over smoking his cigarette to introduce himself to me. All of 23 and full of it. I doubt if he what it takes to...
  9. Thread: Table Saw

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    Re: Table Saw

    Really? Did they have electricity in 1910? Dust collection, flesh detecting tech, plastic?

    The way you use a saw has not changed much, but saws have.
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    Re: Funniest bee question ever asked

    My new to me neighbor came across the line yesterday and introduced himself. He stated that he was going to put his chicken coop against my property line. He then asked "Do you make honey?". ...
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    Re: AG Burning and Other Control Burns

    I wonder what keepers do in outyards around fields that get burned off. Surely they don't move the hives out.

    My location is the start of hilly country a few miles from where river bottoms form...
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    AG Burning and Other Control Burns

    Driving home last night, the heavy dense air in pockets of the valleys was filled with a smoky smell. Driving home this afternoon, several large smoke plumes filled the air while driving out the...
  13. Thread: Table Saw

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    Re: Table Saw

    I just read that Bosch is coming out with one soon that uses the capacitive touch system that drops the blade if it makes contact with flesh. Unlike most current systems, this one is going to be...
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    Re: Rendering Beeswax from Brood Frames

    There is some wax in it, filter it thru a screen first to remove cocoons first. Then strain thru cloth. But is usually dark wax.

    Use the old brood comb in swarm traps, good scent for the box.
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    Re: Pine vs. Cedar Boxes

    That was for bandsaw cut red cedar. But it had been air dried and ready to go.

    I talked to him today, he has sold his mill. I was looking for some 2x10 cedar to make some Long Lang hives. I...
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    Re: Suicidal bees?

    Some say snow confuses their orientation. If you think about it, on a normal snowless day, light is up, dark is down. When you come barrelling out of a hive and see light colors both ways up and...
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    Re: Suicidal bees?

    They got chilled on the flight and just pooped out. Low 40's is pretty borderline for a flight. But they probably needed to fly and purge. And some of the dead ones were probably carried out of...
  18. Re: How to connect a furnace to a simple thermostat

    Gas or Electric makes a difference too. Consult a professional.
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    Re: Pine vs. Cedar Boxes

    I did cedar for the nicer hives around the house, and I make them myself with custom cut lumber that is only around $1 a board foot. I doubt if many can buy it that cheap without going to a sawmill....
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    Re: Worry wart neighbors!

    My house is in a subdivision divided into acre lots, I have to deal with those neighbors daily.

    Our farm is 235 acres and is bordered by family which is great, a 40 acre lot owned by a group from...
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    Re: cedar hives 90% done

    That nuc in the second row is treated with Flood and the lower portion is pine, upper is cedar.
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    Re: Worry wart neighbors!

    Put up a game cam and see what he is really up to when you are away, then pass judgement.
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    Re: cedar hives 90% done

    The Flood CWF-UV comes in clear or cedar tone. Clear is what I use and it will darken the Western Cedar you have somewhat, but makes the Eastern Red Cedar really pop.
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    Re: cedar hives 90% done

    Nice work.

    You might try something other than varnish. I treated the first Red Cedar Hive I built with spar varnish, and it did not last one season, the finish that is.

    I presently use a deck...
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    Re: Worry wart neighbors!

    I like the neighbor that denied that the weiner dog in my live trap I was carrying back to his house was his. He took ownership real quick as I walked down to his pond to toss the dog and trap in to...
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