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  1. Re: Growing degree days calculations for silver maple.

    Thought I would bring up this thread again as we approach spring and there is talk across the board of a early spring, certainly ahead of last year (the winter from hell) and possibly ahead of the...
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    Re: Mann Lake 5-frame nucs

    LOL---I think you have something there Risky!!
    But to get started on that project, I would have to implement Adrians aproach and lubricate both myself and the wife with wine untill SPRING...
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    Re: Mann Lake 5-frame nucs

    FONhoney, the external and internal dementions are the same on both versions of the box , and they stack perfectly yet...

    ==McBee7==
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    Re: when can I count my chickens?

    I think I'm going to count "1 chicken" "2 chicken" ect..when mine make it past the install date of last year....And have a bottle of wine to celebrate :)
    That's just me..

    ==McBee7==
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    Re: Box joint jig plans? Need to make a jig..

    Here's a link to a devise that almost looks to easy, but it certainly works....

    http://youtu.be/bTd81dlRQiE

    ==McBee7==

    Looks like my link is the video version of Mr, Greenwell's referance to...
  6. Thread: Hive Staples?

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    Re: Hive Staples?

    Thank you all for your input and advise on keeping the hive stack intact, with the infamous "hive staple".
    This conversation also proves what an intresting and colorful life beekeepers live, and...
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    Re: Mann Lake 5-frame nucs

    All the 10frame boxs still have the finger joints.Here are some budget boxs I got last week at ML....

    http://i44.photobucket.com/albums/f21/McBee7/IMG_20150125_162239834_HDR_zps71a8143f.jpg
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    Re: Re-hiving overwintered nuc - video link

    Very nice video Bison, I love the bees head bumping the camera. Wish I had a Go-Pro myself :)

    ==McBee7==
  9. Thread: A problem..

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    Re: A problem..

    If those bees want sawdust, give them sawdust...
    Go somewhere out of sight or in a tarped area thats open on top and give them sawdust,,,Its cheaper than Bee food...:) just my 2 cents....
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    Re: Do You Harvest More than Once Per Year?

    This year will be my first try at harvesting some early honey. I intend to have treatments of OAV done before the first flow, and then install my supers....Reason being , I'm almost out of honey :) I...
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    Re: Honey in brood comb

    Howdy VitaminBee.
    There are 2 reasons I can think of to not use that honey are 1) if its in a hive that was overwintered, it could be syrup which is ok (or not) for the bees, but not so much for...
  12. Thread: Hive Staples?

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    Re: Hive Staples?

    I know some people lay the bottom box over backwards to inspect for queen cells, and with the staples you have to lift out all the frames to do a complete inspection, but I think I still prefer the...
  13. Thread: Snow

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    Re: Snow

    I think I'll copy those pics and hang them in front of my hives to give the girls some HOPE :) and a note that says spring is only 90+ days away. LOL

    ==McBee7==
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    Re: Open mated Russians and trait loss?

    Welcome to BeeSource JC1..
    You won't be able to have pedigree russian bees but if you bring in some russian blood when possible and pick mother queens to head your hives that have the traits you...
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    Re: My Indoor Wintering Setup

    Glad to hear your bees are doing well...I want to look under the covers on mine but I just keep telling myself they were plenty heavy when I put them in and they're fine...Plus to look under the...
  16. Thread: Hive Staples?

    by McBee7
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    Hive Staples?

    Was just wondering if anyone else is using them? I use them to hold the bottom board to the bottom box....I've had bad expierence's with the bottom board missing or shifting while carrying to the...
  17. Thread: Paint Sprayer

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    Re: Paint Sprayer

    I'm thinking maybe I'll just ask my daughter to send over the grandson (11) in old cloths and pay him $1.50 for each box he paints with a brush and roller,,,lol,,,,
    And let him be "creative" :)
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    Re: Mann Lake 5-frame nucs

    I bought 5 of the new style nucs today just to try them out and 15 of the budget deeps. All the different deep grades have the finger joints yet and the prices were as in their paper catalog not the...
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    Re: Mann Lake 5-frame nucs

    Good eye Buckybee!
    I too am partial to the box joint version, but as you say the one in the picture is something else. Last year I bought about 60 of the nuc boxes and love them.
    I will be going...
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    Re: Caucasion genetics

    I also ordered 4 Caucasian queens from Strachan's today for June 10 shipment . This should be just right to make some nucs.
    Last year I made up 10 nucs from 20 frames of brood and bees and fresh...
  21. Thread: 10 Nuc Increase

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    Re: 10 Nuc Increase

    Wow Fordman that was a great expansion, especially in your first year!!
    I wonder if you let them raise their own queens, or if you supplied mated ones??

    ==McBee7==
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    Re: 2 13/16" Forstner Bit - For Feeder Lids??

    I hope you have a drill press to put that gator in. It will break your wrist if it catches, and will generate a pile of wood chips......I used a 2 inch fostner bit to make breather holes in some...
  23. Thread: 10 Nuc Increase

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    Re: 10 Nuc Increase

    Hello BoroBees...
    I hope to impliment a plan that is similar to yours but in a parrall vein for 2015...
    I currently have 22 hives, 7----10 frame hives 2 story
    and , 15 nucs 2 and 3 story...My...
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    Re: Best way to clean labels off glass Jars.

    Tomas, how on earth do you get honey into , or out of , a wine bottle?????? That has to be slower than ketchup :)
    You must have some dedicated customers....

    ==McBee7==
  25. Thread: Arctic blast

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    Re: Artic blast

    Rader is correct, It's just a brown paper sandwich bag, and here's a pic of everything you need minus the jar of honey which is just in the pic to give it some scale :)
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