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  1. Box joint jig plans? Need to make a jig..

    Trying to make a jig on my table saw for box joints... Don't want anything with gears, levers, pullys, or whatever... Just something simple for beehives...

    Anyone have plans or pics? Want...
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    cedar vs pine box

    was at the hardware store yesterday… gotta build about 20 supers this month… usually try to hand pick the pine boards..

    but they were all knotty… so i wandered over to their milled cedar 1x8's...
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    Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas from Texas...
  4. Re: what to spray on a cutout to make bees go away after removal?

    no..doesnt have a queen.. i spread em out and looked..

    and i need something the pest control guy can go get at walmart…
  5. what to spray on a cutout to make bees go away after removal?

    did two cutouts in the past two days for a land developer guy who is demolishing two houses that are side by side… both had huge hives…

    but the one i did yesterday still has a cluster of bees the...
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    speaking of liability...

    and rememeber to always ask for proof of ownership of home…

    had someone call for removal…. didnt speak english at all.. she had to have her daughter call me…

    but when i went to get the bees…...
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    rat peed on comb… sigh

    found a dead hive… rat had just started living in it… wasn't much of a nest in there… but it did pee on the brood comb… no sealed comb, no stores.. hive left and all cells empty..

    queen excluder...
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    wired foundation for drones?

    does anyone sell wired drone foundation for deeps?

    my bees refuse to use plastic.. and i've tried every method there is for 5 years to try… so i am now looking for just plain wired foundation for...
  9. Re: Attention night owls.. Chat tonight…. mini nuc discussion… 11pm central

    yeah… well… i tried..

    I'm even on now at 9pm central and no one is on but me and jed..
  10. Attention night owls.. Chat tonight…. mini nuc discussion… 11pm central

    Attention night owls.. Chat tonight…. mini nuc discussion… 11pm central

    apparently chat is dead…. and im trying to liven it up a bit..

    i have a few pics of mini nuc frames i want discussed…....
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    raising queens next to abh..

    so when queens are out mating, what are the % of drones in the air that might come from a neighboring hive? I have queecells from calm hives and i want to keep them calm..

    but i have a very angry...
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    cheapest hex 1.5 oz jar?

    i've checked specialtybottle.com, mannlake, dadant, and a few others.. but just wondering if anyone knew of a good place?
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    white eyed drone

    betcha you won't see this often..

    http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e76/darrinthephotographer/zombee-2_zps4bad25ce.jpg
  14. Re: any reason NOT to use black comb?

    That brought up something we were talking about in beechat the other day... The apivar strips.. I leave them on for 45 days... But do you think the strips could be reusable a time or two? The rep I...
  15. Re: any reason NOT to use black comb?

    so does anyone know which mite treatments are residual?
  16. Re: any reason NOT to use black comb?

    and exactly why i hate the internet..

    i can never find anything… thanks.
  17. any reason NOT to use black comb?

    i've read people say chemicals and pesticides build up over time inside comb, but i have seen no written papers or documentation to prove it, so that's hearsay..

    but as the pupae shed their...
  18. honey chemistry and refractometers….

    anyone know much about refractometers in general?

    was wondering if i could somehow translate the scale on my saltwater fish tank refractometer and figure out how to translate it into honey...
  19. Re: would redecorating your back yard make your bees mad?

    hand held impact drill..

    and the bees didn't bother anyone till it was almost all over…

    and we mow and my neighbors mow weekly… and the hives are 5-7 feet from the fence to my neighbor..
  20. would redecorating your back yard make your bees mad?

    i've got a half acre property… 1900sq ft house…half the property in back.. same size in front… sides bout twenty feet wide to neighbor… back yard is fenced with privacy fence.. bees are on one side...
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    Re: pollen traps

    central texas…

    already have frames of pollen… i think we pretty much have pollen year round… cause i see frames of it all the time..

    already have capped drone cells..

    we don't really have...
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    Re: pollen traps

    this one..
    http://www.dadant.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=718

    they're going in and out.. so...
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    pollen traps

    how often should they be emptied? daily, every other day, ? does the temperature affect spoilage? its averaging 50-60.. and i noticed they were bringing in pollen, so i stuck a new trap on yesterday...
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    apivar question

    from what i understand, bees just have to wander around the apivar strips for it to work. Does it have to be a certain temperature for the chemicals to work or does physical contact work? i.e. is it...
  25. Re: How to get wood filler out of teeth of a rasp

    Not only am i a beekeeper, but I'm a heavy woodturner…. my rasps, files, burs and such.. you can either dip in water or lacquer thinner.. will soften up wood and u can remove with wire brush… or a...
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