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    Re: 12 frame dadant hive

    Just for information purposes, I found the photo I was referrring to of the man who had bees in an house F.J. Mongin near Green Bay Wisconsin had a round bee house. From 1923 American Bee Journal...
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    Re: 12 frame dadant hive

    I see what you are talking about. And the small hives. I was reading though an old American Bee Journal a couple of months ago...can't remember which one it was! Anyway they had a small story and...
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    Re: 12 frame dadant hive

    Grumpybeeman,

    What strains/breed of bee was the preferred choice with Dadants original large live?... "the Dadants swore"... What era are we talking about so we can narrow it down. Did any of the...
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    Re: Slatted Bottom Rack

    Eugene Killian and his Father used slatted racks on their bee hives for comb honey production.
    This was set in a deep 2 inch (if I remember right ) bottom board. I made some of them. Get their...
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    Re: 12 frame dadant hive

    I have made and am making some of these modified Dadant boxes and frames. I have done 3 different things on the frames at different time:
    1. Ordered them from Rossman bee supply. They don't show...
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    Re: No more wiring frames for me

    In 50 years among the Bees CC Miller used wood sticks also. He did not drill holes in the frames. He simply cut them just short the hight between the top and bottom bars, then to secure these by...
  7. Do any of you use or have an Alexander Bee Hive feeder?

    I would like to build an Alexander Bee hive feeder. I do not have one or know anyone with one. Do any of you have one and could measure some measurements for me?
    It is a bee hive feeder that sits...
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    Re: Roofing on Migratory Covers

    Has anyone used this roofing paint on lids??
    If so how durable is it?
    Is it posion ous to bees?
    Mike
  9. Re: semi automatic finger joint jig for bee hives.

    thanks for sharing ...that was neat.
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    Re: Handling Rust in an Extractor

    Walter T Kelley company used to sell some clear epoxy that you would paint the inside of the extractor with after you had the rust removed. Ck with them.
    kelleybees.com

    Mike
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    Re: Alexander Feeder

    Hi George,
    I want to build some of them.
    Can you tell me:
    1. How deep it is?
    2. How wide it is?
    3. How long it is?
    4. How thick are the little divider boards in there?
    5 . How...
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    Re: Coons..Do they present PROBLEMS?

    Racoons bothered my mason jar feeders this spring...they would take them out and even unscrewed a lid on one...they kept pulling the boardman feeders out of the hives.
  13. Thread: 3x Longhive

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    Re: 3x Longhive

    Even more on Mr Poppleton and how he worked his bees and extracted. Very interesting reading. It would of been quite the life to be motoring up and down the river on a launch to your bees! Mike ...
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    Re: 3x Longhive

    O. O. Poppleton
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    Re: Home made frames

    Rail,
    Are you getting your foundation for those frames from Dadant then? It sounds like a the old Modified Dadant brood chamber frame?
    Mike
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    Re: Treatment Free - How long does it take?

    Crazy Roland,
    I am curious about how you do this? And when are you installing the packages?
    Is this on foundation or on drawn combs?
    And 3 lb packages or 2 lb packages?
    Thanks!
    Mike
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    Re: Home made frames

    Crazy Roland,
    Do you guys make all your own frames then? That is alot of work. Maybe you can give us some more clues?
    Mike
  18. Thread: 3x Longhive

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    Re: 3x Longhive

    NICE JOB Matt!!! you can get some very big crops with one of those!!
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    Re: Dartinton hive questions

    I made one similar. It seemed to work fine. I made mine using Modified Dadant frames 11 in deep. It had legs so it was up to working height. I could put regular shallow langstroth supers on top...
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    Re: Comb Section Press

    A good book would be 50 Years Among the Bees by C.C. Miller. There are several places on the Internet you can download it including here:
    www.soilandhealth.org/03sov/0302hsted/.../030408miller.PDF...
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    Re: Modified Dadant 11.5 in deep brood chambers

    Bill,
    I really like your horizontal hives! How do they work now?
    Mike
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    Re: Jumbo dimensions

    I just got some modified dadant frames from Rossman beesupply. (htye were special order from http://www.gabees.com) These are the dadant depth and the length of a langstroth. These fit what used to...
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    maybe bad weather there

    Ck out this link:

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=225430

    Maybe just bad weather in KY.
    Pastor Mike
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    I hope they haven't folded

    I just got an order from them about 2 weeks ago. But you are right their website isn't working. If they close it will be a sad day for beekeeping. I will really miss them! I have purchase alot of...
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    Any good books on bees

    I especially like old bee books. Fifty Years Among the Bees by CC Miller is in a reprint, you can find it on Amazon and it is got a lot of bee wisdom in it. Another of my favorites is A Living From...
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