Thank you! Very good tip!
Type: Posts; User: ralittlefield
Thank you! Very good tip!
These hives have shown up at several building supply and farm supply stores in my area. This is the first year that I have seen them, and it seems that they are all over the place up here.
Probably in most cases, but I once had some one ask for medium boxes, and when she got here, I found out that by medium she meant 8 frame. You have to be very careful when dealing with people that...
Kinda defeats the purpose of going to 8 frame boxes, doesn't it?
I think this is it in a nutshell. But I will not be surprised if we have this same conversation next year.
Every year, I have people calling me looking for equipment TODAY, because they have bees...
Around here, the ground is typically still covered by snow, so no flowers are blooming in March.
In Kuwait, I do not know.
Are they crawling out and dying or dragging dead bees out? Can't tell real well, but it looks like some of the bees may be dragging a dead bee.
I assume you are adjusting dimensions to assure that you are keeping the correct bee space.
I know this falls outside your $200. limit, but Maxant has a two frame unit (model 3100h-2) that sells for $300. It can be upgraded later to the 9 frame basket and/or the motor driven model. You...
The US Department of Agriculture has a program that makes fencing available. It allows you to pay for the equipment over a 3 year period.
You probably can find info online. The have an office in...
I would be careful to keep all the boxes with brood together. Do not have a box with no brood between two boxes with brood.
If you want to avoid this situation in the future, you could put the...
Who do you buy your frames and wax from?
This is what I was wondering about. I thought that this might work. If the wax is not cold, it can be flexed into place just like plastic, right?
Not sure I understand your question. When you say upper wires do you mean hooks?
I use wired foundation without hooks, bees attach the comb to the frame (just like they do foundationless).
Anyone use groove top and bottom? Is it really necessary to mess with the wedge top? I know wedge is recommended, but necessary....?
Frame top and bottom bars are available in multiple types. Wedge or groove for top bars, and groove or split for bottom bars.
For those of you who use wax foundation what combination of top and...
If you have the equipment, and if you can get another queen, you could start a third hive. Otherwise the only option I see is to add them to the queen right packages.
I would leave the queens in...
Well done! You should have some very happy bees!
Should come close enough shouldn't it? 7 X 13/16" = 5 11/16" (perfect for shallow). 6 5/8" - 5 11/16" = 15/16" or approx. 1/2" to 7/16" on each end. Use a 3/4" dado and the end fingers would...
Other than aesthetics, it really does not matter. 6 5/8" divides (nearly) evenly by 15/16" , so the joint looks nicer. 13/16" will leave a narrow finger top and/or bottom.
Since this thread is about Mann Lake, and my experience is that Mann Lake would not respond that way, I do not see the relevance of your comment. Sure, there are companies that treat people poorly....
Nice looking joint. Like others have said, no exposed end grain is a plus.
It seems unwise to stop doing business with a company that has so many satisfied customers just because of one bad experience. I've never understood why people do that.
I use a dovetail jig. I cut 2 boards at a time.
I use dry sugar and make syrup out of the left overs. Can't you make syrup from candy? I would think that you could just put the candy boards in plastic bags and top them off next year.