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  1. Re: Anyone ever use Kreg Jig for there boxes?

    are you making a rabbet joint, or a butt joint? or a combination of both?

    I think using the Kreg jig screws would be a little more pricey than I would do. I can't imagine how it would be faster...
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    Re: Hello from western New York

    Greetings! I have been through Scio a time or three. Not enough New Yorkers @ this great site!
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    Re: Rearing queens for a small operation

    I think accepts failure as a "student" a stubbornly determined student is how I view myself.
    Most appreciative to the well intended counsel of everyone here.

    Pro 13:20
    He that walketh with wise...
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    Re: Rearing queens for a small operation

    Seems to me if grafting a certain age larvae needs to be tested that Old Timer, or Michael Palmers, or even a Jenter system method of containing the queen in a three frame containment cage & pulling...
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    Re: pwr ur bear fence w/redneck generator

    I spend a lot of time on youtube. Renewable energy has been my latest quest. It could be that being trapped inside, I am overly stir crazy trying to learn things that would help in my pursuits of...
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    Re: pwr ur bear fence w/redneck generator

    johno, I am not using anything. I posted this to see if anyone found this interesting & possibly augment their setup. I hope to take info & make one @ some point. I didn't expect to only be a...
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    Re: pwr ur bear fence w/redneck generator

    I'm glad you're waiting for the experts, cuz I ain't one. I too was hoping someone in the know would make suggestions on how to do something like this. I have a few bears in my neighborhood. I have a...
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    pwr ur bear fence w/redneck generator

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8J9_yv2grM#t=74

    This & my solar battery charger would be good idea to keep charger goin
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    Re: Running two queen colonies

    No stores overhead?

    Cluster moves better horizontally than verticly?
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    Re: Running two queen colonies

    Michael when do you pull Queen #2 for the winter & what do you do w/her? Overwinter nuc?
    Better yet what does your end of season management of 2 queen colony look like including winter stores?
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    Re: Thumbs up to Better Bee

    I left Betterbee a few years ago. Ordered some stuff there last year & am happy to report that I will be going back. Treated like a valued customer....wow!
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    Re: Hello, new from NY

    Welcome! You will love this site for sure. I read it like the newspaper....actually I read it way more.

    Where is Broome County?
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    Re: Running two queen colonies

    Thanks for the links. I had intended to try this with my 30 frame, now I may sister up a couple of my others. I like the access to drone frames.
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    Re: Running two queen colonies

    If one queen fails on a side, a frame of young larvae & they should make a new queen.

    Michael this side by that you haven't tried yet....the benefit is a stronger pheromone? Otherwise what's the...
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    Re: Running two queen colonies

    after the excluders are removed in fall.

    Both the vertical & the honey super excluders need to be removed or just the honey super excluder?
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    Re: Sideliner Profitability Study

    MBC:

    At this point I doubt anyone loves the bees a lot more than me, that is why I am glad he is helping me. I need to focus on profitable business until I can make the bee bizz more profitable....
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    Re: Cutting Foam Board

    sanding Dowboard? is this a piano? ;-)
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    Re: Sideliner Profitability Study

    "Unfortunately I didn't operate the bees as an independent business in years past, so I don't have P&L's or averages to work off of. I could probably go back and look at equipment costs, packages,...
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    Re: Sideliner Profitability Study

    My intentions were to maintain my current remodeling business & work my farm & bees part time to help my kids through college. I grew way too fast, had almost no cost effective help, & have put...
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    Re: Cutting Foam Board

    Tablesaw for sure. WEAR A MASK!!
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    Re: Sideliner Profitability Study

    Odfrank, I have enough equipment for 200+ hives, some is stacked on pallets outside. sorry I didn't mention that. I would expand my not being used inventory shed to a 16'x20'x10' if the profits would...
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    Re: Sideliner Profitability Study

    I have a dedicated area of 12'x24' extracting room + 10'x12'x10' tall shed for equipment. I think I could run 300 hives with that.
    What # of hives are you running now & what is your P&L averages...
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    Re: Sideliner Profitability Study

    Specialkayme. I started w/2 hives 09. did some math & thought I would go big or stay home. I have found that after getting to 80 hives there are a lot of variables that make "an average" elusive....
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    Re: mice out in winter?

    how about big brother removal?

    OT=off topic ;-)
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    Re: mice out in winter?

    Yes they are Tomcat bait blocks. I could make bait boxes in my shop. I elected for fast & convenient. I have had much success eradicating mice & rats around my feed areas w/these blocks.
    Mice take...
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