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    Re: End bar router blowout

    HexOrz, I make my own frames and when it comes to end bars I first get my wood to the right thickness for me (1 3/8 inches) then I cut into blocks to lenght of frame i want then using a shaper I have...
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    Re: Another Option for jar feeder holes

    Michael B cap plugs 1 800 227 5847 web address www.caplugs.com Thomas Peavey Dos Palos, Ca.
  3. Thread: Hard Sugar

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    Re: Hard Sugar

    Adrian, Sorry misunderstood your question. I used to get totes or barrels of left over sugar from the canneries out here in Calif. and it would get crystallized easily and have to be liquified most...
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    Re: Hard Sugar

    Adrian, All you would need to do is call Mann Lake and I did that so I could give you the info. The shielded Immersion Heater is $55.95 and the barrel or drum heater is $409.00 find both in Mann...
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    Re: Hard Sugar

    Michael Palmer, Try using a immersion heater you can buy them from Mann lake or Dadant if sugar is in a tote then you can open the top filler hole and dig down into the hard sugar to make space for...
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    Re: Home made frames

    Colino, The California Hive Plans were what was put out by UC Davis Division of Agricultural Sciences. Basically a person makes there hives using Rabbit jionts that is all there is to it. Thomas...
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    Re: Home made frames

    Daniel Y Would you explain further why it will cost $171. to make five medium nuc boxes and $181. to buy them. I would think it should cost less, the materials can not cost that much? I make my own...
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    Re: Home made frames

    psfred, You are right having 3 phase power is good but buying the machines to use it will cost. When I bought this place my warehouse had the 3 phase power here already. This place was built by a...
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    Re: Home made frames

    Kevin R If all you have is a table saw that will work are you sure you wasnt to make you end bars 11/4 wide at shoulder most end bars are 1 3/8 wide that is what mine are. Also look around for an...
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    Re: Home made frames

    Crazy Roland, Yes I think that could work if you had the right HP and kept the RPM's up and maybe used a power feed system. I am fortunate to have a Company close by where they will help design and...
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    Re: Home made frames

    Ok here is how I make my end bars. First I locate good clean 2by material with very few knots. I either Plane or use Joiner to get the desired width of 1 3/8 inch. then I block out for the desired...
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    Re: Bee candy

    I don't have the recipe handy but if you look in the Hive and the Honey Bee from Dadant Press it will give you some answers. I make mine from their book. Make sure it is not to hard. Tom
  13. Thread: Skunks

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    Re: Skunks

    I myself have tried using traps and Poison mixed with cat food but what works best is find where they dig a small hole to get there bellies into while they feed on your hive and sprinkle around in...
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    Re: Have you used mason jar feeders this way?

    David, If I am making splits I use a metal can feeder on top and also throw in a patty this way they have a good shot in the arm so to speak and moves them along. But for the past few years having...
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    Re: Have you used mason jar feeders this way?

    David LaFerney I have never had that as a problem around here. but I can see what you mean. Feeding 3 gallons at one time how long does it last? Do you feed the syrup full strength or do you cut it...
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    Re: Have you used mason jar feeders this way?

    FlowerPlanter I don't see that as problem here where I live never that cold we do not have extreme shifts. Tom
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    Re: Have you used mason jar feeders this way?

    MJuric, I have always fed my Bees thru holes in my covers no matter what size they be either full hives or Nuc's when I use cans I can tell if they are empty when they blow over and with 2little...
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    Re: Have you used mason jar feeders this way?

    Beregondo, I use both Gallon Metal Cans for my hives and Quart Mason Jars are mostly used on Queen Rearing Mini Nucs the Half Gallon Mason Jars are used on Full frame nucs. Feeding thru my tops I can...
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    Re: Have you used mason jar feeders this way?

    I use both Quart and Half Gallon Mason Jars on some hives and nuc's but I just feeed thur 1 1/2 inch holes in my tops the bees seal around edges so I don't fear robbing or rain getting in. Another...
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    Re: automatic uncappers

    If you are seriously looking for a used uncapper I have an older one in very good shape with a water Jacketted tank so if you want to talk about it here is my cell number. 1 831 801 5385. Tom
  21. Thread: branding iron

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    Re: branding iron

    I had my brand made by a Company in San Diego, Ca. Brand New is the name I know they make regular bee brands with numbers and letters you might look them up they have web site you might talk with...
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    Re: Swinger Trailer

    EastSideBuzz Try the one I told you about I know he knows how to build them. Tom
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    Re: Swinger Trailer

    EastSideBuzz here are pictures of my trailer, starting from the front two views one standing back the other up close so you can see the tongue is adjustable then moving around the left side you can...
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    Re: Swinger Trailer

    no trailer only hold forklift, if someone wants to have a trailer which they carry behind a truck like fifth wheel and also carry hives I have seen them but those are special order. Or home built.
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    Re: Swinger Trailer

    Eastside I had a trailer made in Los Banos Ca. a shop their makes them they are mostly 2 axles and built to you swinger. I had mine built there and have been pleased with it it tows easily and backs...
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