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    Re: Building frames with fir

    Fir is fine for frames. Winter before last I cut 4200 frames out of red fir and tamerack. Both worked fine but I like the tamerack better.
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    Re: Rabbet Joint Hive box quality?

    Rabbet boxes are the only ones I have. I cut over 400 deeps last winter. They are easier to assemble than box joints for me. My guru still cuts his own and has some that are over 30 years old and...
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    Re: best wax coated plastic foundation?

    Buy it direct from them. Just do a web search and you will get their number.
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    Re: best wax coated plastic foundation?

    All this talk about waxing foundation is confusing to me. I just use the waxed Perma-Dent and never have a problem. My guru turned me on to this stuff nine years ago and from my experiences with it I...
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    Re: Will this make a new hive?

    Looks like a good cell. I say it will work. Might give them a few more bees.
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    Re: Will street light efect honeybees

    Some of your bees will fly to the lights after dark. I have the same issue withe the hives I keep in my back yard and my porch light on the back porch. Seems to kill about ten bees a night in the...
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    Re: DIY bottling tank?

    We made ours out of a stainless steel beer keg after a party. Works great.
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    Re: any supply companies in Idaho?

    I don't believe they have a web site. I have used them several times and usually what you have to do is call and leave a message. They have always been good about getting back to me and filling...
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