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  1. Re: Buying a complete Beehive with bees question

    Thanks for the input. I just called and talked to him again, just to make sure and it was $300 per hive. I think I'll just keep doing it on my own. I get more satisfaction that way too.

    Thanks...
  2. Buying a complete Beehive with bees question

    There is an older gentleman not to far from me that wants to scale down his operation. He has some complete hives for sale. One large deep and a honey super full of honey. He says they are healthy...
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    Re: A bee cut out question

    Thanks everyone,
    I just talked to the home owner. She has agreed to wait until early spring !
    She wants to save the bees not kill them. I want the bees so it will worj=k out great. Thanks for the...
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    Re: A bee cut out question

    Thanks. It was kind of knew the answer, it just feels better when you hear it from someone else.
    Thanks
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    A bee cut out question

    I just got a call from a local person that has bees in the side of their house. They would like them removed, however I live in Kentucky and it is cooling off quickly. The bees are in the corner of...
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    Re: A how to dip Beehives Video

    I did put a bung hole in the side of it at the bottom, just in case I need to drain it. You never know. When I did I can put 1 deep box all the way in. I stack a 2nd one on top of it and it will do...
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    Re: question about burner

    That's a good question Black Creek.
    I never really thought about it before. It's steel braided on the outside but I'm sure it's rubber underneath. It doesn't seem like a problem though. Once I get...
  8. Re: Lets talk about comb storage in the North

    Hi, Can I ask how you apply the BT ?

    Thanks
    Bruce
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    Re: A how to dip Beehives Video

    Maybe, but I would hate to say yes for sure. That's a tough one. If you put a hive body in only for a few minutes they will come out with a thicker coating, were as a ten minute bath is almost...
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    Re: A how to dip Beehives Video

    I think it would do just fine. I hve dipped a lot of other things also. It completely seals the wood up.
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    Re: A how to dip Beehives Video

    Thanks everyone. I thought the video would be easy for everyone to get a good understanding of exactly what it was all about.
    I really appreciate your positive comments. Thanks :)
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    Re: A how to dip Beehives Video

    I Can't answer that question. I have never tried it. I myself wouldn't just because I would not want take a chance of messing up my mixture. I like the nice clean boxes fresh out of the tank.

    Good...
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    Re: A how to dip Beehives Video

    I'm glad you brought that up. I use a brush to paint all the joints with Titebond III glue. I buy it buy the gallon and use a paint roller tray to really make sure I cover all the corners with the...
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    Re: A how to dip Beehives Video

    I had to go check to be sure. I bought the Brazilian Gum Rosin Grade WW

    I just called them on the phone and they had it to me with about 5 days by UPS or Fed X I can't remember. The price was...
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    Re: A how to dip Beehives Video

    I had a friend make the tank up for me. Nothing to special but it has to not leak or it will catch fire. The best price on the gum rosin I found was from a place called PDM chemicals. They were...
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    Re: A how to dip Beehives Video

    Thanks Cameron, It was a great time. The hive bodies came out great. Should last a long time. See you again sometime.

    Bruce
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    A how to dip Beehives Video

    Hi Everyone,
    I have been quiet lately. However yesterday I dipped a bunch of woodware and made a youtube video so it would be easy to understand the complete process. There is a part 1 video you can...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    May 13th Union Ky. 41091 ( Northern Ky. )

    How lucky can you be, another swarm call today. Left work early and got them. They had just left one tree went down the road about 200 yards and was able...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    May 12th at 41091 Union Ky. ( Northern Ky. )
    2nd swarm in 6 days. Got a call from a local hotel about a large swarm in a small tree. It was huge, the biggest one I have ever caught anyway.
    Started...
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    Re: Are Kelley and Dadant compatable?

    I can tell you that the Mann Lake stuff is different. If you measure the hive bodies from the lip where the frames sit on to the bottom they are different.
    Which messes up your spacing.
    I think...
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    Re: hive brander

    I found someone on EBay a while back that was making custom branding irons. You could get a few letters, etc. Of course I have to heat it in a fire or a propane torch to use it. It turned out ok, I...
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    Re: Titebond III versus Titebond II

    I have been dipping my hives in a mixter of paraffin wax and gum rosin also, using Titebond III with no problems what so ever.
    You can easily see that the corners are still glued. No runoff or loss...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates

    Union Ky. 41091 got a call for a swarm about 8 miles from the house. It was perfect on a branch about 6 feet up. Perfect ! About a 3 pounder. Got the call at 10am had them in a new hive that was...
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    Re: Left over Bee Packages. Empty boxes.

    I was really looking for an answer on what they could be used for. What would you use them for ?
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    Left over Bee Packages. Empty boxes.

    I was wondering what to do with these. I have collected a total of 14 of them over the past 2 years. They look to nice to just toss in the garbage. What do you guys do with yours ?
    Thanks
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