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    Re: box/finger joints

    I made my own jig to cut them with a 1/2 router with a 1/2 bearing on top.(pattern router bit) I made the jig so that the cuts are symmetric. 9 spaces .736. I cut 2 boards at a time. much faster
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    Re: New swarm, old comb, adding supers...

    i wouldn't add a second box until there are enough bees to cover what they already have. since you will be adding drawn frames, you dont want to add them until all the frames are covered and several...
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    Re: Bees vary aggressive

    looks like its time to requeen.
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    Re: intermittent busy hives

    probably just orientation flights
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    is hive queen-rite?

    split my queen from a strong over wintered hive into a nuc on April 19. replaced 2 frames i removed with foundationless. checked on may 20 and there were eggs in the new comb on the foundationless...
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    Re: Check your old work Jeans for Holes!

    i had on my old jeans with large rips in both thighs saturday when i was working in the yard. when i got done i decided to check on the girls. got one sting on the thigh.
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    Re: How accurate is "bee math?"

    i did a split on april 18. i left the parent hive to make a new queen. i checked yesterday, the 20th and found eggs in the bottom box on new comb on foundationless frames. they were also starting to...
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    Re: went to look at a cutout

    not sure, if i do it i will cut a large square out in the metal directly under the hive, assuming the comb is attached to the wood roof. definetly not enough room to work in there with the ceiling...
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    Re: went to look at a cutout

    i didn't have my glasses on when i took the pics, i should have gotten a picture of the whole area. i'm not sure how thick the ceiling is , it used to be the roof before they built up a A frame roof...
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    went to look at a cutout

    10689from the outside they are entering between some voids in the block wall about 28' up. on the inside there is a steel flat roof that had a new A frame roof built over top. there is a second level...
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    Re: Bee vac hose - what works best for you?

    i'm making a shop vac with one of the bucket head vacs from home depot. it comes with a 1 1/4 inlet. would the 2 1/2" work for the hose coming out of the bucket to vacuum bees? i wonder if it would...
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    Re: cutout questions

    Mr. Beeman- if you take the the box as soon as your done, what about all the bees that are out foraging and still flying around the box, or do you try to vacuum most of them up as you go?
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    cutout questions

    do most of you wear a full suit or would a jacket with veil and jeans be ok to do a cutout? i don't have the funds to buy a good suit, i was going to buy an ultrabreeze jacket. do most of you use a...
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    anyone see swarms in Maryland yet?

    Just wondering if anyone has seen or heard of any swarms in MD yet. I think this warm week coming up will be a good week for them to start. I already got 2 calls for cutouts. the first wasn't...
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    Re: Fill me in on how to place a Swarm trap!

    i made my entrances 1". is that too small?
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    Re: anybody use hd bucket vac for bee vac?

    i want to use 2 buckets. the vac in one and the other is a catch bucket , the hose would come in the lid as well as the hose exiting going to the other bucket with the vac. the lid could be removed...
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    Re: anybody use hd bucket vac for bee vac?

    i was wondering if i had enough power, so i guess it does than, as long as your hose isn't too long. i want to make one that isn't too cumbersom to move around. i was going to go with two buckets and...
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    anybody use hd bucket vac for bee vac?

    anyone use the 1.75 hp home depot 5 gallon bucket wet/dry vac for a bee vac? saw one online and wondered if anyone here made one and how well it worked
    Tony
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    Re: When to inspect split off nucs?

    last saturday i split my queen into a nuc, leaving the hive to make a new queen . i was going to check tomorrow to make sure they made a queen cell. i don't want to wait 3 more weeks only to find out...
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    split question

    thought today would be a good day to do a split since my hive actually swarmed last year on april 17. my intention was to split the queen into a nuc and do a split with a swarm cell. starting pulling...
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    Re: bone-head split

    hi phil,
    from your description, you put the frame with eggs and the queen back in the original hive. does the split have any eggs? if so you may discover a queen cell started when you check on...
  22. Thread: Strange Hive

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    Re: Strange Hive

    it was probably drone comb
  23. Re: Lost My Swarm!!!!! Did i do something wrong??

    maybe they wanted more room. was it a 5 frame deep?
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    Re: Newly assembled hive body not square.

    real easy way to square up is to measure them diagonally and tap them to the diagonal measurements are equal. using a square can throw you off a little if the sides are bowed
  25. Re: Letting my hives swarm versus making splits - what's better for the bees?

    also, there is the chance they will end up in a cavity in yours or your neighbors home. then you will need to cut them out
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