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  1. Thread: Tomato Help

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    If the variety is not cherry or the one of the...

    If the variety is not cherry or the one of the smaller varieties, then you have too much nitrogen. With too much nitrogen the plant will appear healthy and green. Foilage will grow quickly. But it...
  2. I didn't have an option last year either. Bought...

    I didn't have an option last year either. Bought 2 3lb packages, made a split out of one. Lost all 3 to SHB in Sept. 2007. When I get some more, maybe next year, I will HAVE to come up with an option...
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    SHB = Small Hive Beetle SBB = Screened Bottom...

    SHB = Small Hive Beetle
    SBB = Screened Bottom Board
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    Ahhh... What's the white stuff on the ground....

    Ahhh... What's the white stuff on the ground. Kinda looks like a monster frost. :)
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    I use the plans posted here on Beesource. With a...

    I use the plans posted here on Beesource. With a 5/8 dado. Everything works just fine.
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    I built the one from the plans section here at...

    I built the one from the plans section here at Beesource. Sure makes it easier and quicker to assemble them.
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    That's like saying, "If there is no lock on the...

    That's like saying, "If there is no lock on the hen house, then take all the hens you want." Sounds like someone is trying to propagate theft.
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    Wedged bottom bar? Do you mean wedged top and...

    Wedged bottom bar? Do you mean wedged top and slotted bottom?
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    This could be done by packaging in a manner so...

    This could be done by packaging in a manner so individual component types could be shipped.
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    Agreed. How many pennies has yet to be...

    Agreed. How many pennies has yet to be determined. Buying wood at contractor prices the cost to produce each frame would be a few 10's of pennies each. Buying from a mill, which would be my intent,...
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    Price is most always the point. The production...

    Price is most always the point. The production line I have in mind building would allow for minor setup changes as per Michael and other posters. As well as integrating "special" cut stations that...
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    Michael, this sounds like a small cell frame and...

    Michael, this sounds like a small cell frame and would be rather easy to make on a commercial scale. Would require a minor setup change on a couple of saw stations and add a cut station for the...
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    I drill 1/8" inch holes, which I think is...

    I drill 1/8" inch holes, which I think is standard, for the wire. I ran into this problem initially also. Currently I use a backstop to hold the end bar in the proper position from the bit for...
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    For personal use, I use pine. Other species are...

    For personal use, I use pine. Other species are available in my area, with pine and cypress being the most available.

    The machines will be of my own design. I would expect, when the design of a...
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    Some of the things I am looking for are, what...

    Some of the things I am looking for are, what type of frames does everybody use? Such as wedge, solid, or grooved top bars? Grooved, solid, or split bottom bars? Bevels cut into the edge of one side...
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    What makes a good wooden frame?

    If you could have wooden frames made the way you would want them made, what characteristics would these frames have? I would like to know the details of what you consider an execellent frame. Do a...
  17. Started with 2 packages. Then split to 4. 1 of...

    Started with 2 packages. Then split to 4. 1 of the splits absconded. Then the remaining 3 absconded due to SHB infestation. Not a good first year start. Will start over next spring with 2 packages.
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    Let's make an imaginary order from Kelly. Since...

    Let's make an imaginary order from Kelly. Since Kelly is the closest to me. Not everybody lives near a bee store.
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    100 Frames (deep) from Kelly -...
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    Extra insulation will always help. On a small...

    Extra insulation will always help. On a small home freezer the savings may not justify the insulation cost. With an upright you will loss most of the cold air everytime you open the door, it falls to...
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    I agree. When you need another super or deep, you...

    I agree. When you need another super or deep, you usually need it right now, not a few days or a week later.
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    Your process is similar to mine on the end bars....

    Your process is similar to mine on the end bars. With the top bars, I start with a 1x8. Crosscut on a Radial Arm to 19". Then rip 1 1/16" from the 19" pieces on table saw. Grove the middle of...
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    Insulate it HEAVILY. If no 3 phase available, use...

    Insulate it HEAVILY. If no 3 phase available, use 220/240 single phase motor. If insulated enough, motor will only run a few minutes a few times a day, and probably almost everytime you open the door.
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    I made all of my equipment, frames included, from...

    I made all of my equipment, frames included, from the plans here on beesource. I can't imagine making only 20 to 30 frames at a time. Having to change the setups for all the different cuts wastes too...
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    Man ya let the best part evaporate off. What a...

    Man ya let the best part evaporate off. What a shame. lol
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    I had similar problems with the Miller Style...

    I had similar problems with the Miller Style feeders I built, with the addition of leaking. I designed and build some hive top feeders that eliminated these problems. It uses an inexpensive plastic...
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