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    Ah, I found one. ...

    Ah, I found one.

    http://www.justplainpolitics.com/picture.php?albumid=5&pictureid=82

    This is a bar without any comb built onto the strip of wood that I place into the groove.

    Sorry about the...
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    Instead of just cutting grooves, cut a groove and...

    Instead of just cutting grooves, cut a groove and add about 1/2" of thin wood glued into the groove. They'll start building the comb from the wood.

    I don't have a picture of it, but I cut a...
  3. Thread: High Swarm

    by Phaedrus
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    Yeah, I was going to suggest adding PVC to your...

    Yeah, I was going to suggest adding PVC to your vacuum, but it appears as if somebody else already thought of that one...

    :dunno:
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    Got a Swarm! (From my own hive).

    http://www.justplainpolitics.com/blog.php?b=24

    There are some pictures there. This was my first swarm and my youngest child took the pictures... I picked the best of them out and posted them on...
  5. Well, the queen is actively laying workers, I...

    Well, the queen is actively laying workers, I didn't even see one drone cell. And the aggression that I was experiencing upon first bringing them home is entirely gone. Peaceful and easy to...
  6. I can only hope that will happen. We've had a...

    I can only hope that will happen. We've had a dearth of rain though. The only thing blooming is the tall clover.
  7. I'm bringing my hive home today and setting it on...

    I'm bringing my hive home today and setting it on it's permanent home. Any ideas as to how long I should feed them before they settle in?
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    Heat Mitigation...

    It's getting very hot, my top is simply a flat top of wood. I've thought of adding a little roof so that there won't be heat transfer into the hive. What have you found to be the best?
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    I thought the hive wouldn't accept a queen in a...

    I thought the hive wouldn't accept a queen in a hive with laying workers...
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    According to the show on RFD TV the queen likes...

    According to the show on RFD TV the queen likes to build upward rather than horizontally and when given space will go upward. Hence the excluders used between the shallow supers on langstroth hives.
  11. We split a hive from two that were rocking...

    And I should be getting my hive back to my house next Sunday. Not the 6th but on the 13th...

    I'm looking forward to watching them work and getting to know them as I begin a hobby that will likely...
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    Very cool.

    Very cool.
  13. Thread: Ants...

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    This is what the guys in my area advised.

    This is what the guys in my area advised.
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    I would love to see this. If I love the hobby as...

    I would love to see this. If I love the hobby as much as I believe I will, then going commercial would be incredible, having some experience to tap and an easy place to find it would be invaluable.
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    That was very cool. I was able to recognize the...

    That was very cool. I was able to recognize the queen...

    :D
  16. Thread: Help

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    Wow, I'm sorry to hear that. If all the brood is...

    Wow, I'm sorry to hear that. If all the brood is gone they can't remake a queen. I am new so I'll let the others give better advice but my best guess is that you'll have to introduce a new queen...
  17. Crap.... :cool: I wanna go. But...

    Crap....

    :cool:

    I wanna go. But unfortunately have plans...
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    Massive Bonus! A friend of mine owns a rather...

    Massive Bonus!

    A friend of mine owns a rather large farm, he has some bee hives left over from a keeper who left and went to CA a while back. A couple are still living hives, well about 4 of 18...
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    Awesome, thank you. And yes, I do also have a...

    Awesome, thank you.

    And yes, I do also have a motorcycle.
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    He tells me rather than crushing the combs he...

    He tells me rather than crushing the combs he uses gravity. I'll have to see how he does it. He's basically trying to save me cash rather than purchasing all the equipment for the langstroth hives....
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    Most of the avoided cost in a top bar hive is...

    Most of the avoided cost in a top bar hive is from savings from extractor equipment, and other equipment that becomes less necessary. I have heard that the honey is also of higher quality while...
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    So, here I am contemplating some hives...

    Well, I will be a brand new virgin at beekeeping when, and I do mean when, I get my first hive going. I plan on working three on my property, that way I can have two to compare to the last if there...
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