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    Re: Western Washington Beekeepers 2014

    Thanks but I think you guys are commenting on a standard hive configuration rather than the Demaree method in the OP. I will raise a queen on the hives I want using this method without taking out the...
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    Demaree Swarm control

    My bees are filling up the deeps and the mediums with necter and pollen, how can I get them to free up laying space? I have a ton of honey deeps from dead outs from the weekend and I really do not...
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    Re: Western Washington Beekeepers 2014

    I started demaree swarm control system on my hives down here. They are booming way early. The dandelions are crazy this year. My problem is that the top deep on every one of my double deeps are...
  4. Thread: Screws or Nails?

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    Re: Screws or Nails?

    I made a squaring jig to build my boxes all the same and only have one side exposed so I use TB II and use the screws to hold it in place (two only in the sides, counter sunk). If I use screws I only...
  5. Thread: Hemlock

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    Re: Hemlock

    I got 1400 BF of it and have been using it for all my building. If it is good enough for barn siding it is good enough for hives. I paint and prime everything and figure it is the finish that will...
  6. Re: Spring Management: Put leftover honey below hive bodies?

    I have been digging in after a wet spring and have pulled a couple of deep frames of honey to give the queen space. I then went with the demaree method (drawn, open comb in the bottom)
    I have the...
  7. Thread: My blueberries

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    Re: My blueberries

    We just cleaned out our freezer. I think I had a 5 gallon bucket of blueberries for the compost pile. Some things we learned through the years are to wash the berries before storing them (because...
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    Re: Fleet Farm Beekeeping Supplies

    $139 for a nuc at coastal.
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    Re: Bending aluminum for telescoping covers?

    I use the edge of the table saw, clamps and a piece of angle. You need to over bend it slightly. Aluminum is a lot easier than the galvanized that I purchased because I could get an entire roll at...
  10. Thread: Skull Hive

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    Re: Skull Hive

    That Tardis is cool. It is going to be difficult to beat that masterpiece.
  11. Thread: planers

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    Re: planers

    So is pregnancy but they both seem to keep happening!:lpf:
  12. Thread: apple Pollination

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    Re: apple Pollination

    I had mine on a hobby orchard last year. He told me that if I leave them there too long he ends up with a bunch of tiny cider apples, or he has to thin. He was pretty excited about it so I showed...
  13. Thread: planers

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    Re: planers

    After I plane I cut to length. I then stack and clamp 6 or 8 sides together to push through the dato on the saw using my finger jig. If I have snipe on the ends the board wants to not fit flat on...
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    Re: Checkerboard, brood only in shallow

    I am familiar with Walt’s CB method and was posting an anomaly on what I have previously seen. Last year when I did the CB the top shallow super was at 80% capped honey, the second shallow super was...
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    Checkerboard, brood only in shallow

    Well we had a 55 degree day with 60s in the forecast so I figured I was about a week late to CB (by apple bloom). First super I was impressed with about 3 or 4 frames of honey, (figure they have...
  16. Thread: planers

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    Re: planers

    Cleo, do you mean width or length? If I get snipe after cutting to length then my joinery does not work out as well.
  17. Thread: planers

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    Re: planers

    I have the Dewalt 13. It was as fancy as my budget would allow. For the most part I go with the wood magazine or the Fine woodworking recommendations and both rated it as the best of the bench tops. ...
  18. Thread: Fruit Trees

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    Re: Fruit Trees

    I had a starling trap up last year but it rotted off the post (plywood). I was looking at the ones that they use at the airport. They kill them by the 100’s each day. Looks like a green house made...
  19. Thread: Fruit Trees

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    Re: Fruit Trees

    I did not notice the correlation between the chickens and the peach bore, now that you mention it I have not had a bore problem in a couple of years.
    I do have an issue with starlings moving into...
  20. Thread: Heather

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    Re: Heather

    Went to the plant nursery and took a look around. Turns out it is a Erica, the whites are a white sprine or wood white, the Mediterranean came in two types of red Myers Town Ruby and Spring wood...
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    Re: Fleet Farm Beekeeping Supplies

    I seen that at the Coastal hardware in Gresham. They claimed they were packages with hygienic queens. They were 2x the cost of the bees from the club, the gear was all built and also very expensive....
  22. Thread: Heather

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    Re: Heather

    I do not know the type, I may even be incorrect about the plant. It is currently one of the only things blooming except a couple of early Crocus. I had a flying day last week and the bees were...
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    Re: Camo Painted Swarm Traps?

    First they need to see it to mess with it. So if 1% of the people want to mess with it and they do not see it they are safe. Here is one bringing in pollen:...
  24. Re: Bee bringing in pollen, but what in the world is blooming?

    My bees were out at 45 from one hive real strong. I went and took a look and it was some red pollen coming in. Thanks Dawsong, I thought it was curious but Maple may make sense, I should have...
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    Re: Building a brood box

    You don’t want boards that wide, they cup too bad. Take a look at the end grain, all the lines shrink the same percentage so even if you found a board that wide it is a good move to cut it apart and...
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