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    Re: Deer? Vandals? We shall see.

    Sounds like it is set up to be pretty stealth. Mine are several years old. One side of me thinks the manufacturer might be making them so they are less likely to be stolen. The other side of me...
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    Re: Deer? Vandals? We shall see.

    I have a few game cameras. They are basically digital cameras in a case so they make the same noise as a digital camera. Plus the ones with a flash flash the same as a digital camera. Some people...
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    Re: Swarm trap location spacing?

    Those look good. I am planning to build some traps this spring and might give some of these a try.
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    Re: Deer? Vandals? We shall see.

    Is your camera infra red or does it have a flash. Trail/game cameras are made with both. If it is humans they will destroy the cameras if they flash. Or if they are too close to the hive they will...
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    Re: painting hives

    Curious why you mention to stay away from flat paints? Is it a preference or is there a specific reason? I had a gallon of high quality exterior paint from Lowes that was a flat white. I put three...
  6. Re: Cutting handles in hive bodies with a dado blade and table saw

    I do mine the same way except I don't use the blocks on my table. I just have pencil marks on my fence, I drop them down, push them forward then lift them up. I have never had the dado try to rip or...
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    Re: hardware cloth

    If you go to a big box store make sure you ask the right person. Many of the "younger" kids working in these places have no idea what hardware cloth is. Just ask were their screen is that will get...
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    Anyone use Dadant's "economy" frames?

    Curios if any of you use Dadants economy frames? I plan on adding three hives this year so for my deeps I was buying about 50 frames.(8 frame equipment). I was going to order unassembled frames...
  9. Re: Shop tools for wood working & Building Tips/Tricks

    A lot of it also depends on your location. I have found that big box stores really jack up their lumber prices in big cities because they can. I live in a smaller market and my local Menards had 3...
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    Re: Mann Lake pre-assembled deep frames

    I wont be ordering that quantity but are their prices comparable? Their website does not show any prices. Just curios, thanks
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    Re: Best type of feeders..

    I built one of Fat Bee Mans feeders last year. It is a top feeder and has a ladder system built in that is covered in screen/mesh so there was no drowning.
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    Re: installing package bees

    I installed my first three pound package last year. I put it in an 8 frame deep. Then a couple weeks later I added the second deep. My frames had drawn comb on them so she started laying right away....
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    500-1000 hives would mean a whole bunch of boxes. You won't have time for anything else unless you plan on having someone build for you. I would be curious to see how many beeks with that many hives...
  14. Re: Shop tools for wood working & Building Tips/Tricks

    How many hives do you plan on ending up with? If you are in it as a hobby and only plan on like 10 hives you might as well buy the woodware if you don't already have the tools. You can buy an un...
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    Re: Is it worth it

    Heck yeah, you'll have time for three hives to die over the next three winters.
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    Re: How early to move a wild hive

    I probably wont wait too long, he doesn't want them in the log yard once they get active. I will check the info though. He said he finds tons of hives because he is in the woods all day all summer...
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    How early to move a wild hive

    A friend of mine owns a logging company and he told me today that he cut down a tree late last fall, early winter, that had a hive in it. He moved the log to the back of his property and left it. He...
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    Re: May 18th too late?

    I'm in Indiana and last year a local supplier picked up his 2nd order of packages on May 15, which is the day I installed mine. He sold 200 packages then and myself and another member bought from...
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    Re: Does anyone in the north use 3 deeps ??

    I have been reading this and as a newbie it got me thinking. Is it the depth of the hive/frames that make the bees decide how it will be used? Last year (first year 1 hive) I started 1 deep, then to...
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    Re: Flying at 22 degrees???

    I like those "shades" are the restrictive enough to act as a mouse guard as well?
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    Re: Equipment cost?

    My woodworking skills are limited but they are really simple. I cut all the lengths and widths. Then all the dados were the same ( the end joints and the "ledge" for the frames) 3/4 wide and 3/8...
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    Re: Equipment cost?

    If you are not buying a huge number you can save more money by building your own stuff. I bought enough wood today from Menards to build 3 deeps and 3 mediums. Total price came to $49.00. I priced...
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    Re: 2 dead hive with pics and questions

    As a newbie who is friends with the OP and lives close by I have a question. Approximately how old are those queen cells? Is that something that happened later last fall or is it something that...
  24. Re: Help getting through the remainder of winter.

    Hard to believe beekeepers have differing opinions. LOL.

    Anyway I went back over today and feel a lot better about things. I know it has only been 2 1/2 days since I added the sugar but it was...
  25. Re: Help getting through the remainder of winter.

    Well after reading all varying opinions I went back over yesterday since temps were near 40 degrees. I didn't look much into the hives because it was pretty windy out. It actually got up to almost...
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