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  1. Re: This year too successful...didn't expect that one!

    One way that I have seen is make a frame about 2" high. Screw a queen excluder to what will become the bottom. Drill a vent/ entrance hole in one end. Mix 16 lb of sugar to 3 cups of water. Put one...
  2. Re: cleaning out shed- found old wiring table and embedder

    ? What does the spool do at the ends. When wiring.
  3. Thread: Painting

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    Re: Painting

    I like the Wooster 4" roller. It has a little cages, so it is just like a normal roller. It is small enough that it is easy to use and manipulate. And move a box at the same time.
  4. Re: How to store queens different methods?

    A nuc is best. But when I was short of bees frames of eggs and so on. I placed a bunch above a queen excluder. On a couple of stripes of wood. And park a shorter frame above them. For a couple of...
  5. Re: Ooops, I cant be the first one to do this...

    But my scrap pile is saw dust. And at times that is used.
  6. Re: Been playing around with a label/t-shirt design...

    I love the last one. So when are you going to sell some shirts.
    David
  7. Re: First cut-out: some things went well, and others did not

    I normally run a 10' but when I need it longer a one I add one more length.
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    Re: Nail polish for marking?

    + 1 on the Testors
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    Re: New screened inner cover

    I made up something on the same lines. But out of old rotten boxes. I cut the rot out then used three fingers worth. Drilled four holes on the side and screen it all. Then I plan on using them for...
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    Re: Advice for scaling up

    No just adding frames of brood with or with out nurse bees
    David
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    Re: Skimming your clarifier

    Refulll the bottling tank and not worry about it, before I empty it.
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    Re: How many packages can fit on a truck

    I put 101 in the back end of my full size van. Floor space 4x8 4 high I figure that I should be able to put 150 I still had a foot of floor space and room on top for one more row. I have a...
  13. Re: going to try to remove bees off the supers with my handheld blower

    I have add a lazy Susan or turn table to put the box on.. That way it is easy to turn back and forth.. I blow both ways
    David
  14. Re: honey chemistry and refractometers….

    What about for beer , wine making? Can one use one for honey to. Made for honey. With out spending the farm.
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    Re: Cleaning Honey Room?

    Acebird the current exterior paint no longer are self cleaning. Witch was poplar in the 50-60 on aluminum sided. I have painted enough of them.
    David
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    Re: my honey press pictures

    McMaster would be your friend. But I would do it with acme thread. If it was my project I would get four nuts at the same time.. Weld two of them to a plate. With anchor holes drilled in them. Two...
  17. Re: Beek Visiting New England and need local beek advice....thanks!

    Out of nw Ohio there should be one on now
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    Re: from the U.P

    Pasty are easy to make. Mom like Jiffy pie dough. Cut up some meat, potatoes and onions mix together salt and pepper. I add some. Garlic. Roll out the dough put some mix on it a pat of butter fold...
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    Re: Glove alternatives

    Smoke your hand and try gloveless. The only time I break them out is for a mean hive. And yes I do get stong
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    Re: uncapping for 100 hives

    Jim it sounds like a great project for you. :-)
    David
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    Re: from the U.P

    Mother is from Ishpeming. If that counts.
    Now out of north west ohio
    David
  22. Re: going to try to remove bees off the supers with my handheld blower

    I use a aluminum platform or sawhorse. I set the box on edge and blow it out then turn it around and blow again. All toward the hive.
  23. Re: Congress has amendment to a transportation bill for pollinators

    Thank for linking it
    David
  24. Congress has amendment to a transportation bill for pollinators

    Just a heads up. H.R 4070 Their is a amendment to the transpiration bill that helps us. I don't normally push these bills but there is so much waste that as a kid I have question the waste of this...
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    Re: Moving hives on a 4x8 trailer

    Strap them tie together just like oldtimer said. That is how the big boys do it. Other wise if they all try to leave they will sufacate
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