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    Re: Connecting plywood 90 angle joint

    Can you put a small 1x1 or .75 x.75 inch rod in the corners. This way you can nail or screw into solid wood while passing through the layers instead of between them. Or do the same from the outside...
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    Re: bee keeping in medium boxes

    I have been pondering going with All medium boxes for future purchases.

    The only negative I have found is this:

    Everyone in my area uses deep. This will make it more complicated to buy nucs...
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    Re: Anyone had AFB problem in Mid-Tenn

    You might look at the local beek association and state beek websites, or inquire with the ag. extention office.
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    Re: Tulip Poplar Honey in East Tn.

    In my area the spring was dismally rainy the past 2 years, this may have impacted the tulip poplar honey. Sourwood was great however.
  5. Re: Wax dipping, wood polarity, and hardening oils

    I just got finished painting some old boxes that had never been painted. First I had to clean them up a bit, and brace and screw them back into shape. The high grade paint I used soaked into all...
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    Re: Dadant vs MannLake

    I also have an Ultra breeze suit. I noticed a vented suit in catologs for less.

    I think that most use the same basic idea, a waffle foam center with mesh on each side. The waffle material...
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    Re: How to hold steady at a hive number...

    Stack them like condos put the bottom of one on the cover of another.

    Or. Sell some splits and give cash to wife, then ask how many you should have again.
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    Why foundationless? Newbie questions

    I have noticed that many keep bees or intend to keep bees with foundationless frames.

    I wonder do these beekeepers save the drawn comb when doing this. Do they only use foundationless for the...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again

    silly question perhaps, and a bit late as this thread has drifted somewhat.

    how did the OP check for tracheal mites to rule them out. it is my understanding that many times this disease will...
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    Newbee questions

    I checked the hives yesterday and saw some strange cells among the brood. They looked like normal cells with a little extension on them. The detention was at opening and narrows a bit, but was...
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    Who sells plastic bird baths?

    What stores still sell plastic bird baths. Lowes, Home Depot, and Walmart and Target in my area do not.

    I would like a couple of those old school plastic baths that have the hollow trunk that...
  12. Re: Gear for melting out honey directly from frames

    Why not a solar setup. I bet you could use a green house window opener to help control the temp.
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    Re: Plastic or wax?

    Its all new to me as well.

    I already have a combination of foundations in my hives. There are different products that will be best for various purposes. Even within the wax products there are...
  14. Re: Phrases I just wouldn't have expected to say till I started beekeeping

    Hobbies include: nuclear poliferation, smoking bees, operating a mating hotel, and dripless gates
  15. Starting to think beekeepers are cheap. lol

    after reading here a while, I think beekeepers just might be cheaper than average. Or perhaps they are impatient or getting a return on investment.

    Don't most folks sell honey from their hives? ...
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    Re: a little tip on sealing ply-wood boxes

    seems like it is possible to make up the difference in cost of materials, by spending on protecting the cheaper materials.

    what kind of joints do you use on the plywood bodies? seems like the...
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    Re: harvesting honey out of the deeps

    If you need honey for personal use, take a frame or two. if you think your deeps are honey bound take a frame or two from that colony. its not an all or nothing hobby. honey does not have to be...
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    Pollen Frames??

    I have seen the term pollen frames mentioned several times now and I am perhaps a bit worried.

    Are there suppose to be entire frames of pollen as there are of honey?

    I only see some pollen on...
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    Re: why wire frames?

    DoH..............Thanks for this. I want to wire as I have found it useful even though I am still crushing and straining. It would be so easy to "fish" (bad pun intended) the wire out if it was...
  20. Re: Considering all medium box hives, any reasons not to?

    Nice pics of the stained hive boxes. At first glance the knot patterns looked like bugs, one resembling a large roach another large flies.

    I have been reading these replies and considering the...
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    Re: transporting bees

    When I had to transport bees for the first time, I was fortunate that I called a local beekeeper supply guy and asked what I needed. I was clueless about moving them and what to watch for etc. ...
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    Re: Best Gloves

    after reading some of the horror stories on this website, I decided to be less brave and ordered gloves. I got white goatskin gloves with ventalation above the wrists. they are fairly flexible and...
  23. Considering all medium box hives, any reasons not to?

    I will be ordering woodenware and frames soon. I only have two hives so far, and am considering going with all medium boxes for brood and supers.

    I am considering this for several reasons:
    I...
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    extractor now or later?

    I dont have a unlimited bee budget, and am trying to settle on how to spend what i have available.

    i intend to purchase more bees this spring as well as doing splits of my two current hives. i...
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    Re: Queen moved up

    I am new at this, but would wonder if there is too much honey in the deeps.

    remember also that you do not have to harvest by the super full. you can re-arrange frames and or take a couple of...
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