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    Re: Would you use rough sawn?

    Ok, so I totally missed the joke! No problem. As I say in indoor soccer "no blood, no foul"'.

    I was aware of Marla Spivak's observations regarding rough cut faces when I made my boxes... This...
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    Re: Would you use rough sawn?

    One-sided planer, better side of a mill cut board down, away from the knives... One side planed smooth to bring the board to a uniform thickness, opposite face still mill cut.

    Where is the...
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    Re: Would you use rough sawn?

    I've made a few hive boxes with rough cut lumber. In the end, it was easier once I planed one side to a uniform thicknesses. I still used an unfinished face on the inside only. I was going to...
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    Re: Trying to keep my first hive SMALL

    When I first starting looking into getting back into bees, I started by talking to my neighbors and asking them if they would object. All of them, including one directly behind my yard with one...
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    Re: Does More Aggressive Mean More Productive?

    As the bees doing the robbing are not spending their time foraging, yes, you are loosing out in terms of productivity.

    You are also loosing some numbers from both hives due to fighting and...
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    Re: Possible EFB, please help!

    First off, take a deep breath... ... relax. It is not healthy for you to immediately assume the worst case scenario!
    (I keep trying to convince my wife of this. Many years on, it still hasn't...
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    Re: Recognize this black bug with orange spots?

    It is an assassin bug. Not a significant enough predator to be of any concern.

    Sincerely,
    Paul E. Turley
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    Re: Hive Beetle reservoir

    I have been tinkering with ideas to control SHB for some time now. The plan I have in the works now is based on two concepts.

    One, bees can step across a gap that SHB adults and larvae cannot....
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    Re: Pre-made wax comb, why not?

    OK, one more post:
    I went ahead and modeled up and extrusion die plate for a section 3" x 5" of honeycomb profile (5mm width) so that I could generate some accurate numbers for our conversation. ...
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    Re: Pre-made wax comb, why not?

    The web plate/profile extrusion die face would be 17" x 9" in size??? I think you would still have a very significant tooling cost issue (yes, I've worked in profile extrusion before as well). You...
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    Re: Pre-made wax comb, why not?

    But the question still remains...

    "Re: Pre-made wax comb, why???
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    Re: Pre-made wax comb, why not?

    Nope, wouldn't work. The green tensile strength of the materials (wax OR ceramic) would not be strong enough to allow the thin walls of the comb to demold on pins.

    Also if you look at the...
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    Re: Pre-made wax comb, why?

    Regardless, I still don't see where you have a product... I don't think you have thought this out very well.

    The main advantages to plastics are that the materials are extremely durable. This is...
  14. Re: Is this normal or should I try and requeen?

    Not a problem at all, we are ALL there at times... (worried, anxious, questions our judgement and second guessing at times... That is part of what makes life interesting!)


    But now your...
  15. Re: Is this normal or should I try and requeen?

    So I take it you didn't like the answers given the first time?

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?260709-Is-it-too-late-to-requeen

    In order to determine if everything is in order. ...
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    Re: Is it too late to requeen ?

    Are you sure your queen isn't just slowing down due to the season? The queen will stop laying in the fall in preparation for winter. The last full pattern of bees you see will become your winter...
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    Re: Recombine hives? or kill off swarm?

    The thing investigate first in order to make the correct decision is if the new queen is mated and laying. At the time of the swarm (and a week or so after), were there still enough drones flying in...
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    Re: PA bee law and the warre hive

    Lorenzo must have had one heck of a good lobbiest to get this into law in so many states. :lpf:

    I think most of the surrounding states are worded somewhat similar, though the wording in the link...
  19. Re: How to exterminate bees in a hive without destroying the comb

    All the various hydrocarbons from the exhaust would infiltrate the comb, rendering it useless at best, toxic or carcinogenic at worst!!! This is a VERY BAD IDEA!

    Sincerely,
    Paul E. Turley
  20. Re: How to exterminate bees in a hive without destroying the comb

    You could bag up the hive in plastic then toss in a small block of dry ice (1-2lbs should be more than enough). As the ice evaporates, the carbon dioxide would kill them.

    Older texts would...
  21. Re: Advice on removing bees from home in September in NY

    The results of a trap-out is not brood, pollen and honey being left in the cavity. During the process, the bees will continue to raise brood until the pollen stores are depleted. Also they will...
  22. Re: Advice on removing bees from home in September in NY

    Your quotes could encourage her (strongly) to wait until spring.

    Unless she is willing to wait until spring OR a very short trap-out into you weak hives, you aren't likely to receive any benefit...
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    Re: A present from Irene - Carlisle MA

    Either an owl or wood-duck box. Either way, nice present Irene!

    Unless you NEED to pull them, I wouldn't do a cut out this time of year. You are not likely to be able to transfer the honey...
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    Re: Japanese Hornet

    Here is a link:

    http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/ent/notes/Urban/eurohornet.htm
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    Re: Japanese Hornet

    Nah... More likely a Cicada Killer....
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