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  1. Thread: bee tree

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    Re: bee tree

    well i belive all states have this law. it is no longer a stump due to the fact that it has been seperated from the roots and has been transported from its origional location. i belive there is no...
  2. Thread: bee tree

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    Re: bee tree

    i would love to leave them there and try to catch swarms from it. but it is against the law to have bees in a non removeable frame hive. i want to set my mating nucs beside this tree in hopes that...
  3. Thread: bee tree

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    bee tree

    i got a call from a guy today and he said the old bee tree behind his house had blown over. i cot the top out of the downed tree and barely got into the top of thier cavity. no bees up there just...
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    Re: I'm done with Top Bar Hives...

    the style of top bar hive you use has alot to do with the "babysitting". you chose the bio bees design. side entrances are a big part of your "babysitting" the deminsions of the hive also have alot...
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    Re: Top Bar Hives by kenny61

    nice looking hive. looks just like a custom wood kits hive. i checked out your ebay auction. 175$ for the hive sounds close but 91$ for shipping:eek::eek::eek: is that a mistake?
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    Re: .22 Rifle Suggestions

    i just was told the smell would run the coyotes off. what is the propper use for fly bait? how do you keep anything except flys out of it?
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    Re: .22 Rifle Suggestions

    my first step would be to contact your local dnr office about the nusiance animals. if they wont help you then you have to take matters into your own hands. i have herd that flybait put inside and...
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    Re: KTBH Mechanical Extractor ?

    yes the longer a comb is in the hive the more contaminats it gets exposed to. it gets absorbed by the wax. so by taking that comb out and crushing and straning it out i get the honey out of it and...
  9. Thread: Medium Nucs

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    Re: Medium Nucs

    here is a link with photos on the med plans for plywood
    http://s699.photobucket.com/albums/v.../hive%20plans/
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    Re: KTBH Mechanical Extractor ?

    not sure what the eyes roling sarcastic face ment but yes you prety much got it. i dont recal agreeing that bees mostly put honey in new comb. bees will put honey any wear there is room if they are...
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    Re: KTBH Mechanical Extractor ?

    well i have been doing so far and it is working out ok. slowly move the brood comb toward the back of the hive and insert empty bars in the brood area to be drawn." i use end entrance" . i leave the...
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    Re: KTBH Mechanical Extractor ?

    exactly, all kinds of contamanits "spelling" are absorbed by the comb. i am sure at some level it cant take up any more. it is a slow process to cycle all the comb out of a hive. it might take 3...
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    Re: KTBH Mechanical Extractor ?

    to me crush and strain has a good purpose. in my tbh i try to go as natural as possiable. part of the draw to tbh is the fact that i get to cycle out some "poluted" comb every year via the crush and...
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    Re: KTBH Mechanical Extractor ?

    it remonded me of something like the rack out of a food dehyderator. you know the round plastic shelves with all the holes in it. then it spun around the center axis. it was all enclosed but that is...
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    Re: building 5 frame nuc boxes

    here is a link with photos on the med plans for plywood
    http://s699.photobucket.com/albums/vv356/11x11x/hive%20plans/
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    Re: Problems with "Hive Tracks"

    i used it last night. it worked fine
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    Re: Screen Bottom Board

    go to your local true value mom and pop hardeware store. chances are they wont have it in stock. but if you ask them to order it for you they will. it runs 23$ for a 25' roll by 36" wide. my local...
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    Re: Shallows...foundation or not?

    not 100% true. i started 4 med supers last year with nothing but wired frames and 6 with 1" starter strips of thin foundation. the bees drew them fine. a few of them built from the bottem up and a...
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    Re: making hive bodies and supers

    i rabbet joint mine but i rabbet both boards 3/8 if an inch. it makes for a much better glue joint. i make the sides 19 7/8" and the ends 15 1/2" i think. then make a 3/8" rabbet on each end of each...
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    Re: Mite Screen for Tbh's

    if you are planing on instaling packages in this hive make sure you block the screen bottom for a while after you put the packages in. the light coming in the bottom of the hive leads to a higher...
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    got up to 48 deg here in ohio today

    was warm enough for the bees to bee out today. i love dark colored hives in the winter
    http://i699.photobucket.com/albums/vv356/11x11x/2.jpg
  22. Thread: building ttbh

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    Re: building ttbh

    why not put the braces on the outside??
  23. Thread: tbh combine

    by 11x
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    Re: tbh combine

    i run lang hives right now. there are advantages to a langstroth over a top bar hive for shure. i think the key to keeping healthy bees is to run your opperation with as low of a human induced stress...
  24. Re: How is a Warre functionally any different than a foundationless Lang?

    i run a quilt box on my foundationless lang. havent wintered with it yet but it does appear to help them cap honey faster wich would suggest moisture removal
  25. Thread: Breed of Bees

    by 11x
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    Re: Breed of Bees

    if you are looking for some good bees to start with in your neck off the country give these bees a try. http://www.honeybeegenetics.com/ mixed some of this stock into my breding program. thay are...
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