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  1. Thread: smoking

    by Beeboy
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    I use burlap from a garden center,but make sure...

    I use burlap from a garden center,but make sure it hasn't been chemically treated. Also twine will work or wood shavings from un-treated wood.At the end of summer go out and gather yourself some...
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    I did a split this spring using a division board...

    I did a split this spring using a division board on top of another strong hive. It worked very well, the problem is now I have the bottom hive (three 9-1/8" boxes) & the new split (two 9-1/8"...
  3. Thread: Kelly SBBs

    by Beeboy
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    I first tried screened bottom boards this past...

    I first tried screened bottom boards this past summer and I'm thrilled at how well they worked. I made them myself, I had no bees on the outside of my hives on the hottest days,kept hives cooler and...
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    I've seen those hive tops w/peak roofs called...

    I've seen those hive tops w/peak roofs called "English Hive Cover". I would like to find plans to build my own, where could I find these plans?
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    Never paint the inside of your boxes,waste of...

    Never paint the inside of your boxes,waste of time and bees will not produce well, also never paint your hives "red", because bees can't see the color red and will have problems finding the right...
  6. Thread: Wrapping Hives

    by Beeboy
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    I live in Pittsburgh area of PA., and it gets...

    I live in Pittsburgh area of PA., and it gets pretty cold around here,I'm thinking about wrapping my hives this winter,is there any certain procedures I should follow or special wrap I should use, I...
  7. Thread: Lables

    by Beeboy
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    I'm bottling my honey for the first time and...

    I'm bottling my honey for the first time and would like to know if there is some type of computer software out there that I could use to make my own lables? Round or oval lables.
  8. Thread: Eglish Hive Top

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    Where can I find plans to build an "English Hive...

    Where can I find plans to build an "English Hive Top"? The type thats peaked
  9. Thread: Winter Surprise

    by Beeboy
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    I'm confused, its about 48 degrees outside today...

    I'm confused, its about 48 degrees outside today so I decided to take the lid off my hive and check things out. Surprise!! All my bee are dead, its as if they froze, there is no main cluster that I...
  10. Thread: Aistan strips

    by Beeboy
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    This is my first winter with my hive and using...

    This is my first winter with my hive and using chemical strips. What my problem is;
    I put the strips in the two hives as directed(4) total strips, in October 2002, and it got cold soon after. I was...
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