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    Re: high and low comb on plasticell

    Darn, but thanks for the info. I should have done more research last year. Maybe I'll give it a whirl again this year. If it is wired, how do you get cut comb?

    What are your thoughts for using wax...
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    Supers for hive bodies

    First off, are the "common" sized honey supers considered mediums or shallows?

    I will be installing some bees tomorrow into a super(medium/shallow) of 10 drawn frames from last year. I assume that...
  3. Re: Pottery wheel modifications for an extractor.

    The most simple way I have thought of yet is to just make a 1 frame extractor. Since I have 14 wheels, I think 14 frames at once is better than my 4 frame hand cranker.....maybe! Variable speeds and...
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    Re: high and low comb on plasticell

    Trimming it down to the 1 1/4" sounds good. As for the low comb (1/8"-1/4"), will bees continue to draw that out to the consistent depth?
    Brooks, my experience with wax foundation was either it...
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    high and low comb on plasticell

    A few of my frames from last year were drawn out in a way I had never seen. Instead of drawing out in a top to bottom, left to right even amount process, it was a bit high and low. One end of the...
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    Re: Pollen frames

    I agree, I sure am thinking to hard, sometimes this hobby I have to tell myself to try it and "just see what happens." I am starting up 2 hives using supers(10 frames, 3 boxes) for hive bodies and...
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    Re: Pollen frames

    I feel like I still have a dilemma. I took a closer look at some of these pollen frames to assess what might be best to do. ALL of the frames, 40 total, have been drawn out(very nicely). I would say...
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    Re: A little frustrated with Dadant

    That's a good idea. I "fixed" mine also(the wood was a bit warped) but I still have the question of why things are quickly sent out to make someone money(any company, not bashing Dadant), that in the...
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    Re: Food coloring to Spring syrup?

    Ha, now I am more eager to try it. Seems like quite an interest in the idea. Hopefully there are no negative side effects, or hear of them before I try it. I love the idea of rotating colors to see...
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    Re: Adding a second hive body

    It seems to be personal preference, so far. Some do the 7-8 frames of drawn and then add, some do the 7-8 frames of filled(honey, pollen, eggs) and then add. I was planning since all of the frames...
  11. Pottery wheel modifications for an extractor.

    As I was teaching my ceramics class, I started thinking about how/if it would be possible to use an electric pottery wheel in a way that I could extract honey. I have 13 wheels that spin both...
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    Re: A little frustrated with Dadant

    I feel for you, I had a few frames from them that were "torqued" a bit like a parallagram when I assembled them.(due to crooked cut joints) I only assembled 10 like that and I was mad just about...
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    Adding a second hive body

    I have a hive that died over the winter and will be re-hiving it in a week. Both of the deeps I plan to use have drawn frames in them. For the life of me, I can't remember when I should add the...
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    Re: Food coloring to Spring syrup?

    :scratch: Okay.....could you tell me where???
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    Food coloring to Spring syrup?

    I searched for this as a previous topic, but to my surprise I didn't find it being asked yet. Out of learning, I am thinking about adding food coloring to my Spring syrup. I think it would be fun to...
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    Re: Pollen frames

    Whew... those responses are what I was hoping for, GOOD NEWS once! The reason I needed to ask was that I had heard from a few that bees don't move pollen, they will just store and consume...
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    Re: Pollen frames

    Late in the season didn't seem like a good time to remove frames of pollen with some honey stored and replace them with undrawn frames of foundation. Plus, this happened in the hive bodies and I...
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    Pollen frames

    A few weeks ago I cleaned out the hives that didn't make it through the winter. I noticed that there are quite a few frames that are packed full of pollen and some frames are scattered with pollen...
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    Re: Getting Dead Bees out of Cells

    I used my uncapping scraper carefully over the bees that stuck out past the comb and then left the rest for the bees to remove. As far as using a tweezers, that's ridiculous.....me, I was using a...
  20. Packages of bees available for southern Wisconsin area????

    I know this is common right now, but I have to ask anyway. Does anyone know of anyway/anywhere I can still order packages of bees for the southern Wisconsin area? Delivered preferred, but if it...
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    Re: Nuc install on a drawn out hive.

    Edymnion- When you say "put it all in the hive", do you mean the box that they come in as well? If so, how do they get out of the nuc box and into the hive? The videos that I watched on youtube just...
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    Causes of hive losses(nature wise)

    I know that this forum is meant to do exactly what I am asking but if anyone is willing to add, I would appreciate it. I am looking for a simple listing to reference to of the reasons why...
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    Re: Nuc install on a drawn out hive.

    Okay thanks both of you. So if the drawn frames are okay to use, I will fill the remaining frame spots with existing drawn comb. I just wasn't sure if I needed to let them "fill out" the nuc frames...
  24. Re: The ancient tradition of honey hunting in Nepal

    That is probably to coolest bee "thing" I have ever seen. I would love to see it in person to actually grasp how amazing it really is! What a wonderful visual to show others to explain the brood, and...
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    Nuc install on a drawn out hive.

    4 of my 5 hives kicked the bucket here in cold Wisconsin. I am planning on restarting those hives with 2 packages and trying 2 nucs. I assume the nucs come on drawn out deep frames???

    When I...
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