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    Curious about triangle corners

    I know in the world of beekeeping, with all of the trials and tribulations we go through as beekeepers this question may be insignificant. Curiosity has gotten the best of me. Some major plastic...
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    Re: Painting Bee Hives?

    What colors are bees able to see? I have heard many colors appear as black to honeybees.
  3. Thread: Gunfire

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    Re: Gunfire

    It is my understanding that honeybees can not hear, although they can feel vibrations. So I don't talk to my bees I just humn.
  4. Thread: pollen?

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    Re: pollen?

    Could also be pussy willows.
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    Re: Maui beekeepers?

    Last March my wife and I took a vacation to the Big Island and had a chance to visit with the Big Island Beekeepers Association. All were very friendly and welcoming. While we were there we visited...
  6. Re: Transitioning from troll to participant in WA

    Keepin' bees in the soggy, sometimes dry PNW. Already looking forward to a great 2016. Missing messing with my bees. Putting woodenware together in prep for mo' bees. Welcome and the HAWKS...
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    Re: 9 mil nitrile gloves

    I use the darker blue gloves from HF. I can't remember the mil, they are in my beemobile and if it wasn't so cold out I'd get the box to see. I use these gloves over a thin pair of nylon...
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    Re: To Bee or Not

    As most beekeepers can attest, there is not such thing nowadays as "set and forget". Maybe it was so 50 years ago, it is work to keep bees alive, but not all gloom and doom. I started with 2 hives...
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    Re: Cleaning Uncapping Hot Knife

    I agree, I have a bench grinder with a S.Steel wire wheel on it. Use it at the end of the season to clean the blade. If your hot knife is adjustable I would not submerse it in water. During the...
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    Re: worse than a bear

    I was picking up a swarm one time in a supermarket parking lot. It was in a location that was not just a "shake and take". I left the hive body swarm box for the bees to work their way in and...
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    Re: Grafting tool thought

    This last spring was my first attempt at grafting, prior to this I used the Nicot system sold by Mann Lake. I learned a trick from a more seasoned beekeeper. He uses a 00 artist paint brush. This...
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    Re: Lyson Manual Uncapper

    I am not sure, but I did not see if the frames shown in the video have a built in bee space on the end bars. It appears that the end bars are straight. How would the "V" blades work with the...
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    Re: Bee inferno in Oklahoma

    It is also good to note that hives are loaded onto the Semi's at night. Usually the driver is taking an active part in securing the bees onto the trailer. Being up all night and then traveling down...
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    Re: Bee inferno in Oklahoma

    In response to e-spice, When a semi truck full of toilet paper, canned goods or other cargo wrecks it rarely makes the national news. Millions of honeybees spread across a major highway almost...
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    Re: Heating Honey in 5-Gal Bucket for Bottling

    The heating pads that are sold nowadays do not allow for continuous heating and turn off when the pad gets "to hot". I personally wired around the selector switch to keep the heating pad on whenever...
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    Seeking Uncapper and Tank

    Looking for a uncapper. Maxant chain uncapper or whatever you may have. Prefer west coast locations, WA, OR, ID, Northern CA. Let me know what may be available.:thumbsup:
  17. Re: Making a wax melter: : is 16NC thread tap equivalent to NPT?

    I believe NPT is National Pipe Thread and NC is a coarse thread and not tapered as a pipe thread is.
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    Re: Hives stolen looking for help

    Bee rustlers.....Get a rope!
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    Re: 1/2 Ton Capacity Pickup Truck Crane

    This looks like something I've adapted to two of my last pickups. The first was a old Dodge 3/4 ton which I sold because I got stuck in the raspberry fields to often. My current truck is Toyota...
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    Re: Queen catcher clips

    Is there still time to put me down for 10?

    Living the dream!
  21. Re: need ideas on how to attach removable bottoms on 5 frame nucs?

    I personally use perforated metal strap called plumbers tape, which is cut into 3-4 inch pieces and then one screw into the bottom board rail and one screw in to the hive body. I use four per hive. ...
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