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    a quick question

    My hives are set up as a deep and a medium for brood boxes. Just looked today and we have a hive with the medium just about capped and no brood in it. We do have brood in the deep and some stores...
  2. Thread: First swarm

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    Re: First swarm

    When I get swarms the homeowner wants all bees taken with me. So I have made two trips when the swarm is close to me. One to shake it into a hive and the second trip to get them about dark when they...
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    Wooden Ware Patented

    What woodenware is currently patented?
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    Re: Painting a pinstripe, help

    In the good ole days before the vynil sign system got so popular, and we painted signs by hand, you used a pin striper. It is a small bottle with a wheel on it. The wheel would make the stripe. It...
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    Re: Bees and nonselective herbicides

    I bet that if you are going to native grasses they will treat the field with round up. From pasture to native grasses? I know you go from row crop to native grasses in CRP. I have done that here on...
  6. Thread: red cedar

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    Re: red cedar

    The going price here in KY is about 75 cents a board foot. Red cedar is pretty knotty and such you may have to cut out some knot holes that seem loose. That will drive up your cost per hive. Consider...
  7. Thread: help with wax

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    Re: help with wax

    Thanks guys!!

    I have learned form your answers greatly. One thing I learned is I wish I hadnt bought a cappings melter! I had the wrong idea about waht is does.

    The most important thing,...
  8. Thread: help with wax

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    help with wax

    In the past we kind of let our wax go, honey was more important. But now I am trying to render wax for my better half to make candles and also to take advantage of the wax working done by suppliers. ...
  9. Thread: SBB Question

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    Re: SBB Question

    yes the Kelley SBB has both a removable bottom and a removable screen.
  10. Thread: Inner covers

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    Inner covers

    I have seen inner covers made two diffrent ways- which is better, or does it matter? One the board is in a dado centered of frame (like beesource plans) and the second way the main board is offset in...
  11. Thread: SBB Question

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    SBB Question

    Screen Bottom Boards from Kelley's have a removable screen. how important is that? If I make some SBB why can't I just staple the mesh to the bottom and make it non-removable? (oh bty i am using...
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    Wood burners- opinons advice etc

    Hidy beemen,

    Anyone have any advice on heating a shop with wood? A store by me has a "Hotblast 1500" furnace on sale for $1K and it seems like it should do the job but I never heated with wood...
  13. Thread: burr comb

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    burr comb

    I need some advice. I just gained 2 new hives from a guy who started them this spring and found out he is allergic (epi-pen allergic) so he gave me the lot. I just moved them here. They were pkgs and...
  14. Thread: Pictures

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    Pictures

    Anyone have pics of life cyle stages, mites, etc they are willing to share for a slide show I am putting together for a class?
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    I use a 3 1/2 inch clock makers drill bit and a...

    I use a 3 1/2 inch clock makers drill bit and a homemade jig on my drill press. It tales about 10 seconds to make a hand hold. My jig is simple, a wooden L with a 3/8 cleat on the top of the L to...
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    Teaching Materials

    Anyone have powerpoints or anyother material they are willing to share for a startup beek class?

    Thanks
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    screen divider boards for splits

    Anyone using these for making splits? Secondly, I may make one to try but I don't know how 'thick' to make it- meaning the distance between the screens. Can anyone share this with me- Thanks
  18. Thread: Clustering

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    I still have the exculder on because I have one...

    I still have the exculder on because I have one super that is full but only 10% capped.
  19. Thread: Clustering

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    Clustering

    At what temp do bees start to cluster? I still have an excluder on and we are expecting temps in the low 60's at night soon.
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    1 package and 2 queens

    I am planning my needs for next spring. I want to gain 10 new hives for the coming year, excluding swarms captured.

    We are all about being frugal here so...... can I extend my packages by buying a...
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    I used plastic escapes that pop in the inner...

    I used plastic escapes that pop in the inner cover hole-I like them. When I pulled my supers I only had one bee in one super. I like them! If I was pulling supers from an outyard I might not like the...
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    try a group like freecycle.org to get paint and...

    try a group like freecycle.org to get paint and even scrap wood. but the best way save money is to be happy with what you have and want what you have not what someone else has.
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    I have loads of this stuff on a farm in CRP and...

    I have loads of this stuff on a farm in CRP and it has recently bloomed. I have yet to see a bee on it. I was happy to see your post with it in the title- I thought you were going to have the answer!...
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    I would also suggest you are a little cheap. Here...

    I would also suggest you are a little cheap. Here we must include net wt.; you might check on your state labeling laws. Also, I include a product warning "do not feed to children under one year of...
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    Is silicone ok in a Miller top feeder?

    I was going to make me some top feeders like is on the plans section. Can I use silicone on the joints? Any sujestions or tips on these feeders?
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