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    Re: Feeding!

    Well here go my two cents worth. Late in the spring I lost three hives, all I had. I suspect that it was because of vandalism where someone removed the telescoping outer covers and rain entered the...
  2. Re: Is there a trick to this extractor?

    Hi sevenmmm, it looks as if the "pin" that you refer to is a square drive set screw. I would try to find out what size the set screw head is and find the right square drive socket and try to loosen...
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    Re: My Hive Stand

    Hi Rob.bees, the stand looks great and seems very solid. I would in your situation take the concrete cones and give them a good coating of something like latex paint or paint for concrete to seal as...
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    Re: Joints on hive bodies

    Well here I am again. Just looked at their site. They call them "LockMiter"
    Sorry about that. Take care and have fun
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    Re: Joints on hive bodies

    Hi Alblancher, here I go again. I built some supers with 3/4" plywood that was given to me and had been in a garage for some thirty years or so. Well I was and still am afraid of delamination....
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    Re: Hello from SERBIA

    Welcome! We would love to see the pictures as there is always something to learn.
  7. Re: Making a telescopic cover - tips please

    I have made several telescoping covers.
    Two things that I always do: 1. No matter what corner joints I use, or if I use insulation, I always kerf the bottom edges. I do this as the last step on the...
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    Re: Miter vs. Box Joints

    Hello Odfrank et al. I made about five so far with the Miter Lock joint, see MLCS and others.
    It all started with a friend giving me an old 4' x 8' x 3/4" hard wood piece of plywood. I did not want...
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    Re: Miter vs. Box Joints

    We have good results with the Miter Lock and will stay with and Tite Bond III. No nails no screws. Take care and have fun
  10. A thought about winter hygiene......

    The other day I visited our hives here in Kentucky and started to rake the snow from the landing boards. Of course, the morticians had done their job and so I raked all the dead bees out from under...
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    Re: crystallized honey problem

    Well, about this time of year you could make some Krupnik with the crystallized honey, I will. Recipes can be found in cooking sites or search engines. Happy holidays to all!!
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    Re: Newspaper as Insulation?

    Hello BeeTeach, I have to always remind myself that insulation does not insulate! What insulates is air. A bit confusing but when you think about it, air is the conduit for temperature and that is...
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    Re: beekeeper beginner from Slovenia

    These beehouses are beautiful and they teach what can be done. I would be interested in the way the bees are handled inside the house, what the frames look like, how the frames are supported and how...
  14. Re: Whats the best way to vent hive for winter?

    Adrian seems to be operating just like we do here with a few modifications. We use the upper vent boxes as suggestied by Honeyrunapiaries. However, now our sides are six inches high with a 1/4"...
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    Re: screened bottom board

    We have used SBB for years and we also use oiled white Formica boards under them to see what is coming from the top, Varroa, Small Hive Beetles, larva, cell caps etc.
    They work great but this year...
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    Re: Concentration of CERTAN

    Ola Guatebee, we have been using Certan with good success for several years. Sometimes it is hard to find but I just extracted some frames with the date of 08/05 on them. That means that we sprayed...
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    Re: Solid Black Bees

    Last year we had really black bees feeding on the hummingbird feeder together with some of our bees. At first our bees were chasing them but then they feed together. I always wanted to follow them...
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    Re: Wire Crimper

    We have one of those crimper pliers and initially were considering to do the same thing that Michael Bush did. However, with a little experimentation, the crimper as purchased, does fine now. I...
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    Re: What is most popular frames used

    Well, we use the wooden frames from Kelley that have the split out wedge on top and the two small bars on the bottom. We use brass or aluminum wire eyes, then we string SS wire from side to side...
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    Re: Light honey

    Well, we have taken some very nice light honey here in the Bluegrass. I think that the large amount of rain has encouraged a lot of white clover all around us. It also has discouraged a lot of home...
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    Re: Proud Papa!

    Great story and thanks for sharing! I think that this hobby will be better yet combined with some woodworking. More pride enhancement... Take care and have fun!
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    Re: Ventilated inner cover

    Hello Omie et al, my ventilated covers look very much like yours. At present I am planning to relocate the vent holes a little further down. All in all a good idea and the bees love it. Take care and...
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    Re: Wax

    Right now there is some extra wax melting in the solar melter and I hope that the sun keeps shining. I run some of that wax several times to get it as clean as possible. I might trade it for some...
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    Re: Ventilated inner cover

    Well I have built several of them as shown by Honeyrunapiaries and designed by Tim Arheit. It is a good idea and I believe in them. I have done some variations on them like increased the side height....
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    Re: Screened Bottom Boards

    I would do it and give them ventilation. I doubt that it would hurt as long as there is no chance of moisture entering the hive because of it. It is a reversible step. By the way, we love our SBBs...
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