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  1. Re: Feeding pollen patties to encourage early brood up in overwintered colonies

    I tried putting pollen on them this year to get a jump (sounds like the Maritime Northwest is similar to many of the posters on this thread). I wanted to get the brood going for all of our spring...
  2. Re: alternative covering for telescoping outer cover.

    Exterior plywood is not meant for extended exterior application. The X is for the glue type but it will come apart. The siding like T1-11 is designed for exterior application....
  3. Re: Pertaining to the Pacific North West..nectar and pollen dates

    Not really certain what to do here.
    Where the bees have eaten the pollen they are 200% of bees that have not. In locations where they have eaten the dry sugar they have put burr comb and started...
  4. Re: Pertaining to the Pacific North West..nectar and pollen dates

    It crazy down here! Our Crocus are almost done (not supposed to bloom until Mar 4), grandma’s plum, daffodils, sunset maples (March 12 last year). One of the peaches hit pink stage this weekend...
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    Re: Advice on trying PermaComb...one more time...

    My experience is that the ones I paint with wax are drawn and fantastic. The ones, or areas with out new wax were not used. I picked up another 50 this year and had to buy wax to get enough to recoat...
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    Re: Last flying weather

    We are on the opposite end of the spectrum here in the PNW. Setting record high temperatures, all blooms and growing degree days are 30 days ahead of schedule. Bees have been bringing in heavy...
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    Flashing for two queen tower?

    How do you keep the rain from running right down the center of the two side by side hives? I know I am missing something but the plan was to put two double deeps side by side on a half pallet and...
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    Re: Perfect boxes (Fine woodworking article)

    Note that it is a 50% cut with water. The way it was explained is that the end grain is like a bundle of straws and you want the glue to seal them up.
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    Re: Can I put fish in a water source?

    Fantastic idea! They do not sell minnows here since they always get into the high mountain lakes and ruin everything. We go to the local park where the vector control stocks the mosquito fish by the...
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    Re: Perfect boxes (Fine woodworking article)

    I found it interesting in two ways: how to get the end grain glue joint to be stronger and Why the end grain glue joint fails. I have always been of the camp that you cannot starve a glue joint with...
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    Perfect boxes (Fine woodworking article)

    The April fine woodworking Magazine was talking about how to increase the strength of end grain glue ups. They said to mix the yellow glue to a 1:1 mix with water and paint the end grain. After 2...
  12. Re: Pertaining to the Pacific North West..nectar and pollen dates

    First crocus opened here. I seen a daffodil along the road but it did not look 100% open.
  13. Re: alternative covering for telescoping outer cover.

    T111 siding without the groves.
    I also have done tin and it was a pain until I made a little brake out of two pieces of steel with cut washers between them. yeah and sometimes that looks like crap...
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    Re: Latex Enamel paint not drying?

    yeah, when I looked it up I was pretty pissed at myself. I think that I read what I wanted rather than what it said. The paint is pretty dry and shinny, the house still stinks.
    How can I tell if...
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    Re: Latex Enamel paint not drying?

    Fan is working pretty good. House is starting to stink but the boxes are not sticky this evening.
    Picture is worth a thousand laughs:...
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    Re: Kregg Rip Cut circular saw guide?

    Circular saw will work just fine. Look at the blade, if it does not have teeth welded on and it is the cheap blade that came with it, spend the $8 and go get a carbide bit. If you are cutting plywood...
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    Re: What's the max number of hives for 5acers

    I always envied the Goldenrod and Milkweed fall flows that we do not have here. How about black berries and other ditch weeds? You start looking for flowers and it is pretty amazing.
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    Re: Latex Enamel paint not drying?

    Rodda Porasa lite low gloss exterior / interior Alkyd enamel, white base. Weather is 50 degrees and 87% RH and it has been raining an inch a day for 3 days until today.
    We rarely get more than a...
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    Re: Latex Enamel paint not drying?

    No, not a barn/fence paint, Oops paint is a mis-tint paint that the contractor did not want or was the wrong color. This one was labeled for ‘metal flashing sample on timber building’ or something...
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    Latex Enamel paint not drying?

    Got some mis Tint paint on some hives bodies and did a full body Latex stain for primer and a Latex Enamel for the top coat. Stain dried overnight as expected (50 degrees in the garage). Evening...
  21. Re: Pertaining to the Pacific North West..nectar and pollen dates

    Degree day calculator has us 39 days ahead of the 30 year normal, 31 days ahead of 2014 and 33 days ahead of 2013. I put pollen sub on last weekend for the first time ever and am really going have to...
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    Sticky: Re: squarepeg 2015

    So you do not leave and empty ‘pollen box’ under the hive as per WW’s CB method?
  23. Re: Cutting handles in hive bodies with a dado blade and table saw

    Nice video, waterfall noise was distracting (louder than the vacuum). You do nice video work, the inner cover video played after the handle one, very professional you must have been a teacher. I...
  24. Thread: Table Saw Score!

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    Re: Table Saw Score!

    Live here in Portland OR where (we are getting an inch of rain a day and are expecting it to stay that way through the weekend). I read all the wood magazines and the top for the protection of the...
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    Poll: Re: Do you Build or Buy your Hive Bodies?

    I am not really building against any goal, just out there building. I am now messing around with a piece of acrylic and making my ‘brand’ that is really a router template of two nested ‘M’s. it...
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