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    Re: homemade extractor in progress

    Links to the one I made.

    http://doorgarden.com/extractor/
    http://doorgarden.com/extractor/extract.pdf

    Link to the thread:...
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    Re: A cold night tonight--should I install?

    Why not just remove the feeder can and put the whole package in the top bar and put the lid on it? If they are still in the package when it warms up then shake em out.
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    Re: Where to put super?

    Put it on top. if you put it between the deeps and the existing super, you will split the broodnest. After the capped brood emerge, they will likely fill those frames with honey.
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    Re: SHB Larvae question

    Should not be hard to prove or disprove. Catch a couple, put them in a jar with a vented lid and an apple or pear, see what happens. Should take less than a week to see larva is the temps are above...
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    Swedish Beekeepers

    I am heading to Sweden in the near future for a week or two and would really like to visit a local beekeeper. If there are any out there that might be willing to have me over for an afternoon That...
  6. Re: Bee photo wanted for business card, earn a hundred bucks

    Oldtimer,

    Dalantech is your man. his photos are beyond nice. Don't knwo what he would charge you for rights, but search him on beesource or try:
    ...
  7. Re: This is why I don't have a mouse problem at my hives

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  8. Re: My homebrew observation hive and some questions

    Teht,

    What I do is once the OB hive is overcrowded I move all the frames from the OB hive into a single (my ob is 6 medium frames). Add two frames of foundation on each side of the 6 from the ob...
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    Re: how often to extract honey?

    They love wet comb. I have seen them start filling it in preference to finishing what they have already started. The will move post haste into wet comb when they would ignore foundation. Also if...
  10. Thread: SHB Trap?

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    Re: SHB Trap?

    Use DE (Diatomaceous earth) instead of Oil. It dries the SHB up instead of letting them accumulate and smell.
  11. Re: The billion little things that make a beekeeper's life easier

    Dip it in honey, great idea.
  12. Re: The billion little things that make a beekeeper's life easier

    Great tips. I use paper towens to stuff the entrances of my hives when moving, if they are not going to be closed up long (or it's nighttime and I feel ventilation is not an issue.

    I tend to use...
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    Re: Harvesting a single frame

    A spoon.
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    Re: Bees won't go in hive

    I took all my screened bottom boards out of use two years ago. Did not see anything they helped and plenty that I felt hampered the bees.

    So yeah, gotta love the sbb
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    Re: How old is your oldest brood comb?

    This has quickly become one of my favorite all time threads.

    I know, it doesn't take much
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    As you place a frame back into its slor. Scrub the edge of the end bars against the frame you are placing it against. Think about it this way, if you place the frame all the way down on the frame...
  17. Re: The billion little things that make a beekeeper's life easier

    I won't argue please post em. I need to learn how to make my life easier.

    So no number.
  18. Re: The billion little things that make a beekeeper's life easier

    Hmmm I put mine in forwards under the ventilated hat and veil, it helps keep the front tilted up.
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    Well, ok then The 300. Wait wasn't that a movie.
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    Re: Beesource - What's it good for?

    Roland.... I don't mean to minimize your inventions or innovations. However, we all data collect, and hopefully all try to improve on the status quo. Some are better at it than others. I am still...
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    Re: Beesource - What's it good for?

    I actually started this one as a counterpoint to the "No Apologies". Evidentally it was taken as an afront to seasoned beekeepers, which it was decidedly not meant to do. What I was really trying...
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    Just bumping this up to see if some of the veterans will chime in with some more of the little things that make a big difference. Because right now it only looks like there are 24 not...
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    If that is the case, then once you have the 9 in there (which will be in the original orientation and placements in relation to each other, use your hive tool in a twisting motion between the side of...
  24. The billion little things that make a beekeeper's life easier

    There are a billion little secrets the old timers use that make beekeeing easier. This thread is to give them a chance to share that secret knowledge. Its the things they do without even thinking...
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    Re: Beesource - What's it good for?

    Sure, No problems there, by that time I will be the 60 year old futzer myself.

    I said "new inventions" The old futzers, as you call them, are responsible for about a billion useful timesaving...
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