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  1. Re: Liability concerns for removing swarms and cutouts

    Does anyone work with a contractor hand in hand? What I'm thinking is, the contractor does any demolition and reconstruction - your role is limited to removing the bees and associated efforts (minor...
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    Re: Critique Please - Swarm Infographic

    I've updated the Swarm Information guide. Thanks to all who commented. For those that requested a copy please send me an email and I'll send you the editable files. >>Don
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    Re: Critique Please - Swarm Infographic

    I just updated the file with a wasp and yellow jacket. crazylocha, nice idea on the red slash, I've added that and the height.
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    Re: Critique Please - Swarm Infographic

    Jim, I pulled that out of clip art in MS Word (labeled Yellow Jacket) and agree with you, it actually does look more like a wasp. I'm going to change it.
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    Critique Please - Swarm Infographic

    Hello all. I'm thinking ahead to spring and wanted to put together a one page information sheet on swarms. The goal is to hand these out to people, but also share them with exterminators and others...
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    Re: Odd request for honey purchase

    Ditto on receiving the email. I figured it was a scam when I saw Finland (what can't get raw honey somewhere closer!). I did search the name and found similar posts as noted above. It seems...
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    Re: Russian Package, Richmond Area

    I'm not sure about a Russian package, but there are a number of local nuc providers.
  8. Re: Trying to set up a Commercial NUC production

    Timing is everything... I just posted a thread on making 5 frame medium nucs from 4'x8' plywood. You can get 5 boxes from this design.
  9. 5 nuc boxes from 4'x8' plywood - cut layout

    A friend who is new to beekeeping, and very gung ho, did a new layout for a five frame medium nuc based upon the D. Coates original design. With this layout you can build five nuc boxes (rather than...
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    Re: Correct Identification

    Thanks both. I wanted to be sure when I got back to them.
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    Correct Identification

    I received a call to do a cutout this week and stopped by on the way home to check things out. The folks had called an exterminator and he told them these were honey bees and he could not kill them....
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    Re: What type of foundation

    I started out with wax foundation, but have moved to foundationless. It works well for me, it costs less (you are not buying anything), with only a little guidance the bees draw the comb "correct"...
  13. Thread: Honey Prices

    by Davacoles
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    Re: Honey Prices

    Can you share the link? I did a quick search and didn't see it.
  14. Crush and Strain Setup Using Free Walmart Frosting Buckets

    I created a video of my setup for crushing and straining honey (link below). It is made up of frosting buckets you can get for free from Walmart and a simple paint strainer (from Lowes). I...
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    Re: Cutout question - cable junction box

    I had not thought about all the wires. Hopefully there will not be much. I know the one in front of my house basically just has a cable wire in and a cable wire out to the home.
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    Cutout question - cable junction box

    I have a call to do a cutout from a cable box. They sent me the attached image. Has anyone done this before? Any advice or heads up in what to expect? I'm wondering how easy it will be to remove if...
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    Two swarms or single swarm?

    Yesterday I had a hive swarm. Im wondering if I actually had two swarms cast from this hive. In the first photo you can see the swarm(s) resting on an apple tree in my yard. I presumed it was a...
  18. Veil - directions step by step home made available anywhere?

    Does anyone have detailed step by step directions (maybe with photos) on making a veil for a hat? I've found some, but they have sewing terms that I don't understand. My daughter just wants to make...
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    Re: Table saws / dado blades

    Well, first off the user manual does not advise this. Read it here.

    This is what I did. First, remove the inner flang (pg 9 of manual). I put a thin washer in its place.

    Next, you need to...
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    Re: Table saws / dado blades

    Could have sworn I posted about this before on Beesource, but can't find the thread...

    I completed the construction of woodenware over Christmas. I built 20 boxes, 3 telescoping covers, 3 inner...
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    Re: what size hole for a mason jar feeder?

    Has anyone done this with Gatorade bottles? I'm wondering what size worked for them.
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    Re: 4 Nucs from 2 Hives over 2 weeks workable?

    I ordered the queens a while back, frankly before I had read and investigated this enough. On the other hand, I like the extra time gained dropping in queens provides. Next weekend we are having a...
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    Re: 4 Nucs from 2 Hives over 2 weeks workable?

    I am a member. We actually had our nuc meeting last night. We covered a lot and I learned a lot, but had to leave before asking this question (hence the beesource thread). I'm not seeing as much...
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    4 Nucs from 2 Hives over 2 weeks workable?

    I have two hives coming out quite strong from winter and want to increase. My plan is below - will this work OK? What I don't want to do is weaken the donor hives too much. Any suggestions or...
  25. Thread: Medium Nucs

    by Davacoles
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    Re: Medium Nucs

    Try here. http://richmondhoneybee.com. I think he is sold out, but you can put your name in the wait list.
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