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    earwig problem

    I've been breeding queens this year and the mating nucs get packed with earwigs. I have them set an a 8x8x16 cement block.I run about 150 nucs so I can't really build stands this time of year, Some...
  2. Thread: Skunks

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    Re: Skunks

    I just shoot a bunch off 1/4" staples into a sheet of plywood and turn it over in front of the hive. Problem solved
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    Re: 3/8" crown better than 1/4" for frames?

    I've used 1/2" stapler for years I glue. no splits I put nothing in the sides. For the bottom I use2- 7/8 divergent staples. Never had one come apart ever. Thousands of frames
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    Re: pellet stove pellets for smoker

    You're right. The green grass is the key. I've used pellets ever since they came out and I love them. I've had a smoker full last all day. They are a little harder to lite.
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    Re: Newbie and Dadant experience

    It's been my experience with Dadant that they could give a crap less if they sell you anything. I live in northern Il and ir's really aggravating. It varies from dealer to dealer. I've heard that...
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    Re: Suppliers running deals?

    Just a brief note. If you order slotted top bars from ML you will get end bars with no holes because they assume you are going to use plastic foundation. I wire my frames and then bend the crimp...
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    Re: Intro from Iraq

    Hi Ken914, Again I say thanks for serving. No one knows the sacrifice it takes leaving friends and family. I agree with everyone read,read,read. There is no right or wrong way to keep bees. Try some...
  8. Thread: 8 vs 10

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    Re: 8 vs 10

    After listening to MB I decided to go to all 8 frame 6 5/8. I love it but I only have 50 hives and changing over that amount is an absolute nitemare. I wish I would have converted when I had 5 hives....
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    Re: Making nuc ends with a table saw

    I don't know Mike. I agree with all the concerns listed plus the blades would be moving at 2 different speeds. Sounds like a recipe for disaster. I don't know how many boards you've had come back at...
  10. Thread: MegaBee

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    Re: MegaBee

    do any bee supply houses sell nutra bee ?
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    Re: kelley woodenware

    [QUOTE=Roland;605132]. Can anyone post a picture of the Kelley box?


    I can't but maybe kelley could
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    Re: kelley woodenware

    Hi Cleo
    what did you nail the nails from the side into on top?
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    Re: kelley woodenware

    you win WTK. I give up. I guess time will tell. You are a great company and sell quality equipment. I hope this works for you. I have never had a complaint about anything I've purchased from you. I...
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    Re: kelley woodenware

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    I assume I'm " some people". I'm a cabinet maker and a woodworker and I DO know my joints. And I do know for sure.
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    Re: kelley woodenware

    I'm not saying WTK is not a good supplier. Everything I've bought has been top shelf compares to other suppliers. With this I guess we have to agree to disagree.
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    Re: kelley woodenware

    I would agree with you that Kelley will do anything to satisfy a customer. I've been doing business with them for awhile . There boxes were EXCELLENT. This however involves changing the whole set-up...
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    kelley woodenware

    Has anyone seen the new improved???? boxes from kelley? not good. They ended the rabbit for the frame rests at the side board. I tried this before and they break off when pried on. Very...
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    Re: Dadant shipping

    I didn't know Dadant had free shipping.
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    David Burns queens

    Has anyone bought queens from David Burns in Fairmount, IL ? If so, how were they?
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    Re: starter- finisher hives

    about 24hrs. in advance and place the queen below an excluder then in the second Hive body frome the outside on both sides I put ... honey, pollen, capped brood, then in the middle I put eggs and...
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    Re: Cell Builder Question

    I had the same experience this last week and it turned out that there was another queen in the cell builder above the excluder so I made another cell builder and put a graft in about an hour later...
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    Re: Charlie Harper

    I've dealt with Charlie for a few years now and he is Great. If he is overbooked he will tell you that he cannot fill your order. Boy, what a change
  23. Re: Dipping or painting pierco plastic foundation

    I took my wifes' crockpot 2 years ago and she hasn't missed it yet. What does that tell you?
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    Re: Interaction with Brushy Mountain

    OUCH! Your business stratagies and mine are different. No big deal.
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    Re: Disappointing interaction with Brushy Mountain

    I've owned several businesses all my life.I know how to treat customers right. I take care of them and they always come back. If it cost you a few bucks SO WHAT. The return customer is worth it. We...
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