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  1. Thread: hive dimensions

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    Re: hive dimensions

    I like building my own boxes & bottom boards. I buy regular shelf grade pine one by's. The sizes are all over the place. A 1x12 may be anywhere from 11 1/4 to 11 5/8 or so. Ya just never know. ...
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    Re: Best Manner in Which to Feed

    Good one Acebird....

    Me too....
  3. Thread: Beesmax products

    by Rob73
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    Re: Beesmax products

    I use their foam hive top feeders and telescoping outer covers. I like them both. The hive top feeders are best for winter feeding because you can keep it full all winter and dont have to disturb...
  4. Re: Are stings supposed to feel good, almost addictive

    Of all the stings that I have got, I did not recognize any of the feel-good chemicals. They hurt me from the time of the sting, until its gone......
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    Re: Hive Top feeder recomendation.

    I love the foam hive top feeders, I think beemax is the brand. They are light work well. The down fall of them is when you do an inspection. You have to pour out the syrup because you cant set it...
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    Re: Question about second hive body

    bjtmjc, do you have trouble with colonies dying off? It doesnt sound like they have to "over winter". That seems to be one of the most common times for a hive to dwindle away from starvation or...
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    Question about second hive body

    I am about ready to add my second hive body to two of my packages. I have traditionally used one deep and one medium, then mediums for supers. I talked to a local beek last week and he suggested...
  8. Thread: osb med. hive

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    Re: osb med. hive

    Yeah, I wouldnt use it. Those butt joints will not hold up. Even a box joint on osb wouldnt be much. It may work if you were to paint it up with some epoxy & never try to pry the boxes apart. ...
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    Re: Queen Raising Question.

    If one only has a few hives, what is the best way to increase their numbers? I have not had good luck with splits. This year I made two splits into nucs from two different hives and small hive...
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    Re: Who does Apitherapy on themselves?

    Any time I get a sting, it completely takes my mind off of any other pain that I am having! It makes every other pain seem like nothing. As a matter of fact, a good sting keeps my focus for several...
  11. Re: Adding supers and going foundationless question

    I put a super on a few weeks ago. I cut a piece of black plastic foundation, length wise into about 1" pieces. I used two pieces of that as starter strips on two new frames. I just stapled them...
  12. Thread: Audio Books?

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    Audio Books?

    I would love to read The Hive and The Honey Bee. If I bought it, I would never take the time to read the whole thing. Are books like this available anywhere as an audio book? A book & audio combo...
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    Re: box/finger joints

    I make mine the widest that my stacked dado will cut. I think it is close to 1" or so. I just put the whole stack on there and then built a box joint sled around it. The wider you cut them, the...
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    Re: Hive Box Manufacture

    If you build one of the box joint sleds, you will not be disappointed. Plenty of plans on the web & youtube to guide you along. I built a few when I started with rabbit and butt joints. You go...
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    Re: Russians - first impressions

    I have had a few colonies of Russians. I enjoy them. They do seem a bit more intolerable to what I have to do to them than the Italians that I have had. I did notice that they dont seem to respond...
  16. Thread: Uncapping Forks

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    Re: Uncapping Forks

    I will freeze them because it gives me time so I dont have to extract it right away. I will scratch the cappings while its still cold, let em thaw in the extractor & then spin it out. You are...
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    Re: Small hive beetle cure ?

    It would be nice if it works....
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    Re: Small hive beetle cure ?

    I have always wondered if there would be a type of entrance that would deter the small hive beetle. Kinda like a cattle guard across your pasture entrance to keep the cows in. The pvc pipe design...
  19. Thread: Uncapping Forks

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    Re: Uncapping Forks

    I am glad to hear that about the roller. I have been wanting one ever since I saw them in the catalogs. It looks like such a good idea, but I can imagine it would clog up like Michael said. I am...
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    Re: New to swarm trapping

    Yeah, I see what you are saying about the height being an issue. If I dont go high, do you think the ladder idea is ok, just giving me a place to hang boxes?


    Rob
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    Re: Alt. equipment idea?

    I wondered about making a hive from 2x's just because. Like everyone else, I think it would be very heavy. But, go to youtube and search for japaneese bee hive. It looks like they make theirs out...
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    New to swarm trapping

    I am new to swarm trapping. I think I may have a good location to put some out though. I have a grown up fence row, it is probably 6 hundred feet long or so. It has lots of old twisted up hedge...
  23. Thread: slatboards

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    Re: slatboards

    How does the slatted rack help with ventilation? I thought thats the purpose of the screened bottom board. I read the article on the build it yourself page about the slatted rack, but is this...
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    Re: Table saws / dado blades

    I think it will be hard to find a good saw to take the whole stack in a dado set. I have an old Craftsman saw that has plenty of room to hold the whole set and then some. I think it is from the...
  25. Re: Hives in the Sun--how many SHB stay vs leave until cooler?

    Respectfully, I did read your post. Also, I did say that I wasnt a scientist and that they would come up with much better solutions that I would. I wish you the best of luck with it, and I hope it...
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