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    Re: Great year for swarms

    I went to retrieve my trapped swarms over the holiday weekend. As expected, I had caught a few more between Monday and Saturday last week. Was up to ten trapped as of Monday evening. Two locations...
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    Re: Great year for swarms

    Seeing the same thing - My trapping happens in Indiana County PA.

    I've caught 7 so far this month in traps and several other traps were being heavily scouted. I went to retrieve 3 of my captures...
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    Re: Making candy for queen cages

    Here is a blog post I bookmarked.

    http://littlecreekbeeranch.blogspot.com/2010/02/how-to-make-easy-queen-candy.html

    PAHunter62
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    Re: A spray for wax moths

    Try here:

    http://www.amazon.com/Xentari-XenTari-BT/dp/B004CZ1MOM?ie=UTF8&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00
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    Re: Swarm traps and wax moths?

    Here is one source of BT online:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004CZ1MOM?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00


    A little goes a long way. Team up with other local beekeepers...
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    Re: Number of frames in a trap?

    I usually have at least two traps on my 1 acre property. I manage my hives to try and prevent swarming, but sometimes life gets in the way and it becomes hard to stop them. Having a trap gives you...
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    Re: Number of frames in a trap?

    Get some BT and mist the old brood frame for your traps with it - Wax moth will not be an issue ...

    Here is one source:
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    Re: Number of frames in a trap?

    I've done both - placing the brood frame at one side of the box as fatshark describes, and also near the center. I've never really compared the two approaches. I guess I lean towards a center...
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    Re: Number of frames in a trap?

    The answers to your questions depend on:



    how many frames you have to dedicate to your traps.
    How often you plan on checking your traps.
    How quickly you plan on moving a caught swarm.

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    Re: plywood tops and bottoms

    John Pluta posted a YouTube video on making combo top/bottom boards with pressure treated plywood ... I'm thinking of making up a bunch of these for my custom 6 frame medium NUCs.
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    Re: Favorite Incubator for Cell Finishing?

    Thanks for posting the honey run apiary link Michael. I already own a "Ranco ETC-11100-000 Digital Temperature controller" that I bought for temperature control of a cold smoker. I had not really...
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    Re: Alternative nuc boxes

    Lauri -

    I was looking for alternatives before too. Here is one reference to a custom cardboard box maker online ...
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    Re: Which bee jacket or suit for hot weather?

    I have the golden bee products ventilated jacket. I like it a lot. Susie was great to work with.

    JP did a youtube review of the jacket a few years ago.

    https://youtu.be/mLpchJ9bszg
  14. Re: What is the best and cheapest place to buy honey bottles?

    I deal with Gamber Container, but like Tenbears, they are close enough to drive and pickup. I get 364 inverted squeeze including lids for .45 each including tax.
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    Re: recommendation for a feeder

    I like the Mann Lake hive top feeders too. In the fall, you want to give lots of 2-1 all at once so light hives will store it. This feeder allows you to do that. I also use gallon paint cans
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    Re: Maxant vs Dadant extractor

    I bought the Maxant 1400PL this spring. great extractor. I see you are in NY, right around a 4 hour drive from the Maxant factory in Ayer, MA - contact Jake for a pickup price. I took a...
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    Re: Bt where to buy?

    this is where I got it last year.

    http://www.amazon.com/Xentari-XenTari-BT/dp/B004CZ1MOM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1434980574&sr=8-1&keywords=xentari
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    Yeah, Black Locust started in SE PA earlier in the week. The main flow is on!
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    Re: foundationless frames

    LOL, true rmaxwell. It's all operating expense that someone is paying for, and it's not going to be the supplier. Anyway, back to the thread subject.

    Here is what I have tried:

    - Foundation...
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    Re: foundationless frames

    It may be cheap, but we all pay in the end. Why is paint so expensive :scratch: Someone running all 10 frame equipment, foundationless, that could be 20 sticks per hive. 10 hives, 200 paint...
  21. Re: Small scale extraction set up? Up to 20 hives..

    I agree with Ron B - The Maxant 3100P is a great choice for a motorized extractor.
  22. Thread: Table Saw

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    Re: Table Saw

    Yep, the front leaf is great to help steady sheets of ply. I have another side table to the same height off to the left of the saw. The "surround" was well worth the time to build. I also made a...
  23. Thread: smoker fuel

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    Re: smoker fuel

    I mostly use Pine needles and sumac.
  24. Thread: Table Saw

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    Re: Table Saw

    I have this saw too, then did a project to extend the out-feed and side . Works well.

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    These were my reference pictures, but mine turned out the same. Got the project idea from...
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    Re: Need to wash my ventilated jacket...

    Tip for getting the Jacket pretty clean again. Pre-soak in oxi clean and some detergent for several hours. I usually will let mine soak for about 5-6 hours, or overnight. I spin out this dirty...
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