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    pole barn/ shop construction

    We've got a number of long timbers and were thinking of making a pole barn/shop with them. NO, We're Not thinking of timber framing.
    I don't want to set the timbers into the ground or the concrete...
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    Re: Moving to the "country"??????

    I'm trying to catch up on this one. There's a lot to read.
    I wanted to make a point regarding "socializing kids." You're kids will be socialized no matter where they are... they will be socialized...
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    Re: Bowyers/ bow makers

    We did that, too. A few months ago, I took a 1/2" PVC pipe about 2.5ft long and made a bow with it using some cane as the arrows. I was surprised at the strength it took to draw. He's a great student...
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    Bowyers/ bow makers

    Anyone fashion bows for hobby? I want to get my 5 year old into shooting and learn to carve out simple bows. Youtube makes it look easy, so I'm planning on buying a book if anyone can recommend one.
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    Re: Lets talk "business": business licenses

    Bumping this up. My wife has gotten into a few value added products and spoke with the Small Business Development office. So far we're thinking of doing separate LLC's for honey/ nucs and value added...
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    Re: White/Yellow Sweet Clover

    how do you collect and treat the seed for replanting?
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    Re: Bee Escapes, anyone use these?

    thanks for replying. I couldn't find this thread and thought that I forgot to hit "post" so I started a second one.... then I couldn't find it, but did find this one. I'll do a search for my own...
  8. Thread: Bee Escapes

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    Bee Escapes

    I know a lot of you use fume boards, but I'm wondering about the different styles of bee escape boards and their effectiveness. I don't mind the work, IF they work.
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    Bee Escapes, anyone use these?

    I built a triangle one years ago and have misplaced it. I like Bee Quick very well. Yes, I know that escapes require a lot more work....

    I want to know what kind of bee escapes are being used and...
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    Re: computer cooling fans and gadgets

    I had an idea today. I wonder if I can use my solar panel trickle charger to power one. I'm going to try it.
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    Thanks, everyone. I'll give it a try

    Thanks, everyone. I'll give it a try
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    I have a Sundance II as well. Yes, the pollen is...

    I have a Sundance II as well. Yes, the pollen is very clean, except for the invading ants and occassional SHB which end up in the mix and the freezer.

    So, yes, I do like the Sundance II and the...
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    Suggestion: Read up on Bolling Bee by using the...

    Suggestion: Read up on Bolling Bee by using the search on this page.
  14. Like you said, DE isn't selective. When I redid...

    Like you said, DE isn't selective. When I redid my mom's flowerbed, I sprinkled DE on the soil, covered it all with newspaper and topped it with pine straw. Her slug problem disappeared.
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    Thanks guys, I'll give it a try and see if it...

    Thanks guys,
    I'll give it a try and see if it will work. If not, i've learned something.
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    computer cooling fans and gadgets

    I've got a few old computers to be recycled and now my wife is trapping pollen. I thought I'd use one to winnow her pollen. How do I power such a fan. I know I can't just plug it into a 110v wall...
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    Using a small "wind tunnel?"

    How would I turn one of my dozens of junk computer fans to clean the pollen. i've seen those wired into a 4" square air duct. I just don't know how to do the wiring first of all. Would I have to use...
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    Need Bee Races origin map

    I know that I've got a map of the original ranges of the various bee races. But I can't find it anywhere. Does anyone have one they could email me or can anyone tell me what book, magazine, that it...
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    I feel the same way about the Nicot system (I...

    I feel the same way about the Nicot system (I think that's what I had). I found that the plugs weren't reusable (without much hassel). I traded for a Jenter and think that the plugs are much more...
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    I agree that mine didn't set centered (front to...

    I agree that mine didn't set centered (front to back) in the frame. I recall that it sits too far forward. Putting it in a 9-frame body works fine. Putting it in a 10-frame body, it was too close to...
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    Dave, It is a cute video. I was thinking when I...

    Dave,
    It is a cute video. I was thinking when I first started watching that it might work great for a semi-formal presentation I'll be doing all summer about honeybees and pollinators. It would make...
  22. Thread: B. Weaver

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    They are brothers, I think. Benford Weaver's son...

    They are brothers, I think. Benford Weaver's son Danny brings a lot to the business, too.
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    I think it is called Bombiculture.

    I think it is called Bombiculture.
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    Same charger My deer feeder uses a PowerStar...

    Same charger

    My deer feeder uses a PowerStar DE650-S 6Volt 5Ah battery
    My fence charger uses a X-Power Tank SB-604BC 6Volt 4Ah battery
    These are small batteries (not the type used on...
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    Put the frames in the mediums as Jesse said,...

    Put the frames in the mediums as Jesse said, until the brood has hatched and then cut the frames as Michael said. And then... buy medium nucs next time. We like our mediums and are glad when...
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