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  1. Re: How winter bees move across the combs in TBH ?

    Sorry, just saw the reply. The temps are close within the AG zones. Beekeeping in Florida is a lot different than in Wyoming. But I use the AG zones to get an idea of the local weather. It isn't...
  2. Re: How winter bees move across the combs in TBH ?

    In my TBHs the bees always seem to cluster on the end where the entrances are, and workers must be moving stores as needed (bucket brigade? :)) In my double deep langs they move up during the winter....
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    Re: LGO or swarm commander

    I've used both, the jury is still out. But when I bring out my back with swarm commander in the side pocket I always get some bees on it. This past year I used it in conjunction of cutouts and swarm...
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    Re: plywood tops and bottoms

    If the hive is tilted it should have much puddling.
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    Re: plywood tops and bottoms

    I ran into the same thing with staples. I glued it though and I may have used some long finish nails
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    Re: plywood tops and bottoms

    I think that Johno is saying that he used plain laytex primer, whereas I used an oil based primer. It really isn't necessary, the stuff seems to shed water.

    I got a sheet at Lowes, I don't...
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    Re: plywood tops and bottoms

    I'm not having problems with the Advantech other then getting it to hold paint. I think I will try Kilz latex next time. The primer is what is pealing off, and taking the top coat.
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    Re: plywood tops and bottoms

    John, how did you prep the advantech? I read that it required an oil based primer. I used oil primer in a spray can (Kilz)
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    Re: plywood tops and bottoms

    I've been testing Advantec like JW mentioned in his post above, I even made some boxes out of it. It doesn't take paint very well, I primed it with an oil based primer. It started flaking off within...
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    Re: 9 mil nitrile gloves

    Thicksters:
    http://www.amazon.com/SAS-Safety-6603-Thickster-Textured/dp/B0002STTW0

    I've done cutouts and not have them rip.

    If you get stung you will feel it, but it isn't near as bad.
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    Re: New guy's first build of TBH

    What I do is this. I make the sides from 1x12s and the bottom from a 1x8. If you rip a wedge at the edges of the bottoms and sides and assemble tight against each other you end up with no spaces for...
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    Re: Can spaced top bars prevent cross cromb

    Basically. The better the comb guide the better the results. Some folks run 1 1/4, and I've seen mention that some folks run 1 1/2.
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    Re: Can spaced top bars prevent cross cromb

    I do that as much as I can, but with a bunch of hives and a heavy flow you can go in on one day and come back a week later and have 3 new fully drawn combs.This is when they can get crossed.
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    Re: Can spaced top bars prevent cross cromb

    If you spaced the bars you would need something over the top bars, so it wouldn't be a top bar hive. Comb guides do a good job of reducing cross comb in the brood nest. Things can get wonky fast in...
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    Re: Best top bar hive plan

    Do this. Along the edge of the board cut it at 60 degrees. When you join the sides to the bottom you will have your angle correct.
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    Re: Best top bar hive plan

    I don't like legs on my hives, I have one with legs and I curse the thing. I don't use screened bottoms, so plans with screens bottoms would be a negative for me. I started with something like Phil...
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    Re: Mountain Camp

    LOL!
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    Not in my house! My wife is always unloading on me about Propolis in the sink.
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    I've got a couple hives that are god awful for propolis, particularly on plastic. It's almost like peanut butter where they put it on thick, other bees not so much. You would think they would have...
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    Re: Extractor-less honey by Flow Hive

    You have to wonder in some places if they will be able to fill a super full of those frames. I wish the people that purchased them luck, but I've seen crazy posts on Facebook and from people that...
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    Re: Bottled Royal Jelly and Honey

    I was thinking Unicorn sweat!
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    Re: Newbee, thinking about TBH

    A little late to this thread, but I've been making my lids from a frame made from 1x2s (or something close to that if I have scrap) and then I cover it with old political signs, and I put in some 1/2...
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    Re: Frustrated ready to give it up

    Ha! I did something like that this year. I had a nuc getting robbed. They had just got queen right, so I was pretty miffed. I put it in the car and took it to another yard, robbers and all. I pushed...
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    Re: Bottled Royal Jelly and Honey

    I read a similar article as well. Sort of calls BS on the whole Royal Jelly health benefits thing.
  25. Thread: Nuc's

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    Re: Nuc's

    bw200314, what did you decide to do? You could put a five frame medium box on top, as well, but I'm not sure how much comb is going to be drawn this time of year. You are way south, so you may be...
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