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  1. Thread: top feeders

    by Tom H
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    Nursebee is right on! I was surprised at how fast...

    Nursebee is right on! I was surprised at how fast the bees were emptying my top feeders last year and then almost immediately they stopped taking it.
    They obviously know what is is best for them, as...
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    Last year I built ten of the Miller feeders,...

    Last year I built ten of the Miller feeders, which uses screen wire for restricting the bees from getting out and into the sugar water.
    I had four of them that had a lot of dead bees in the syrup...
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    I recommend the Grizzly table saw with Left hand...

    I recommend the Grizzly table saw with Left hand tilt. You will find it is much safer to use when cutting stock at an angle. The small pieces don't get wedged between the sawblade and tablt top and...
  4. Thread: HELP WITH DADO

    by Tom H
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    I bought the Harbor Freight dado set that usually...

    I bought the Harbor Freight dado set that usually sells for $39.99 on one of their sales last May or June and paid $24.99 for it. I have made six hive bodies and six bottom boards using the dado set...
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    Poll: Well, I just installed my first three packages...

    Well, I just installed my first three packages this May, on my 64th birthday. My son is 42 and got started last summer with two hives; he now has 13 hives.
  6. Thread: Bee-Watching?

    by Tom H
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    Hey Branman: There is a great article in the new...

    Hey Branman:
    There is a great article in the new American Bee Journal regarding observation hives. There is also a plan to build one.
  7. Thread: Hive size

    by Tom H
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    Isn't the medium super also known as the...

    Isn't the medium super also known as the "Illinois" super too?
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    The brake you want is the 48" pan brake. I have...

    The brake you want is the 48" pan brake. I have been using a 48" pan brake for over 10 years that made by the Tennsmith company in Tennessee which sells for about $850.
    Harbor Freight carries a...
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    Harbor Freight is currently running a router...

    Harbor Freight is currently running a router speed control on sale that I believe would work on a shop vacuum.It is rated for 110VAC up to 15 amps. The regular price is $24.99 but is now $9.99.
    Item...
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    I was told that a good way to keep my Ross Rounds...

    I was told that a good way to keep my Ross Rounds until I sold them was to simply package them as usual, spread them out on a cookie sheet until frozen, and then pack them into cardboard boxes in the...
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    If you want a good companion dog, get a Golden...

    If you want a good companion dog, get a Golden Retriever. I have a 6 year-old female that I got as a 10 week-old puppy, and she is the smartest, most loving dog I have ever seen. She was raised...
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    Any decent sheetmetal shop can solder stainless...

    Any decent sheetmetal shop can solder stainless steel. They "cut" the muratic acid with zinc to make the solder stick. It's fast and easy, though not as strong as welding, it is much more durable...
  13. Thread: Hive carriers

    by Tom H
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    Has anyone built their own hive carrier? I see...

    Has anyone built their own hive carrier? I see that Dadant has one for $61.50, and Walter Kelly has one for $85.00.
    They both seem to be rather simple to make and over priced, especially after the...
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    Hey Bullseye: The does work! I just went to it...

    Hey Bullseye: The does work! I just went to it and read the article. Kinda scary!
  15. Thread: cordovan queens

    by Tom H
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    Thanks for the reply, Mark. I plan to purchase 3...

    Thanks for the reply, Mark. I plan to purchase 3 complete packages for three new hives and also to re-queen one of my present hives. I requeened one of my hives this past July, so I expect her to...
  16. Thread: cordovan queens

    by Tom H
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    Hello, all: I am new to the bee hobby and...

    Hello, all:
    I am new to the bee hobby and acquired a couple of hives last July. I was told that they are Italians. They are very gentle and seem to be good producers.
    However, I am interested in...
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