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  1. Re: Urgent help with ants - following nuc installation

    Well, 20 nucs is a lot, but you could put them a few of them in a small pool (like for little kids), raised up with a brick or two, and add a couple inches of water. This would immediately solve...
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    Re: pre made Bench as a hive stand? see pics

    I started out painting mine the same color as the hives - they match and look pretty good. Now, not so much...
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    Re: pre made Bench as a hive stand? see pics

    I simply use cinder blocks. You could also build this for about $15 each = $45.
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    Re: My wax dipping tank setup

    How do you regulate the temperature? Do you have a simple valve installed? Also, curious to see your setup for doing actual dip if you don't mind sharing that too. >>Don
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    Re: Inside covers

    It is that size for a porter bee escape. I would recommend you size the hole for a jar of whatever width works for you for feeding or just cut it the size you want.
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    Re: Linseed Oil as hive dip/preservative?

    This came up on Google+ recently. Someone had a solution called Swedish Paint (also called Flour Paint). This site has a good overview of it and if you Google either name you'll find a lot of...
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    Re: inner cover hole question

    I would not make a porter escape hole unless you are actually planning on using it. Rather, make the hole in the shape of a mason jar top or similar in case you want to feed from the inner cover...
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    Re: explain these honey/wax filters to me

    I do it the same as Jamneff. You can see a video of the setup here.
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    Re: D Coates Nuc ventilation

    At $8.50, plus shipping, no they are not expensive if you buy 100 and I can understand commercial folks buying them. But, I don't need 100 and they are $11.95 plus shipping on Dadant. ...
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    Re: D Coates Nuc ventilation

    I'm in Virginia and I have not had a problem with them overheating. I do have a hole drilled in the top for a bottle to feed and could add #8 cloth to provide ventilation I suppose. When it is not...
  11. Re: My excel Queen Rearing Calender. Identifies which nuc needs attention.

    Looks like you took down the file.
  12. Re: Outer Cover - Experience with LeakSeal or similar in lieu of alulminum

    "I've used EDPM roofing membrane to make some before."

    I'll look into this, thanks.
  13. Re: Outer Cover - Experience with LeakSeal or similar in lieu of alulminum

    I'll admit, I've been buying the aluminum sheeting at the big box stores, so not the cheapest. But, I did find it for the same price online, plus shipping, so I figured not too much off on best...
  14. Outer Cover - Experience with LeakSeal or similar in lieu of aluminum

    The aluminum on outer covers is expensive and a bit of a pain to me. I found some old threads on using alternative sealants, but nothing recent or comments on long term success.

    So, any...
  15. Re: maple pollen is being collected in Hampton, Virginia

    I'm in Williamsburg and I sat and watched my bees for 15 minutes today hoping to see some pollen. Unfortunately, none to be seen. Was hoping for some for a very small nuc I'm overwintering that is...
  16. Re: Liability concerns for removing swarms and cutouts

    Does anyone work with a contractor hand in hand? What I'm thinking is, the contractor does any demolition and reconstruction - your role is limited to removing the bees and associated efforts (minor...
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    Re: Critique Please - Swarm Infographic

    I've updated the Swarm Information guide. Thanks to all who commented. For those that requested a copy please send me an email and I'll send you the editable files. >>Don
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    Re: Critique Please - Swarm Infographic

    I just updated the file with a wasp and yellow jacket. crazylocha, nice idea on the red slash, I've added that and the height.
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    Re: Critique Please - Swarm Infographic

    Jim, I pulled that out of clip art in MS Word (labeled Yellow Jacket) and agree with you, it actually does look more like a wasp. I'm going to change it.
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    Critique Please - Swarm Infographic

    Hello all. I'm thinking ahead to spring and wanted to put together a one page information sheet on swarms. The goal is to hand these out to people, but also share them with exterminators and others...
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    Re: Odd request for honey purchase

    Ditto on receiving the email. I figured it was a scam when I saw Finland (what can't get raw honey somewhere closer!). I did search the name and found similar posts as noted above. It seems...
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    Re: Russian Package, Richmond Area

    I'm not sure about a Russian package, but there are a number of local nuc providers.
  23. Re: Trying to set up a Commercial NUC production

    Timing is everything... I just posted a thread on making 5 frame medium nucs from 4'x8' plywood. You can get 5 boxes from this design.
  24. 5 nuc boxes from 4'x8' plywood - cut layout

    A friend who is new to beekeeping, and very gung ho, did a new layout for a five frame medium nuc based upon the D. Coates original design. With this layout you can build five nuc boxes (rather than...
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    Re: Correct Identification

    Thanks both. I wanted to be sure when I got back to them.
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