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  1. Re: What sliding compound miter saw should I buy?

    I bought the bosch 12 axial glide miter saw. I like it a lot. repetitive cuts are a breeze.
    But i think any of the miter saws will work just great. the most important thing i have found is the need...
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    Re: Want to make just a few queens

    OTS Queen rearing, easy peasy. i notch at the egg stage.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIYz65Vquxg
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    Re: New fresh cut lumber

    No it was Cypress.
    I am however considering using cypress instead of pine if i can find some 12"+ wide and 12' long

    G>_
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    Re: New fresh cut lumber

    Yup, i bought fresh cut lumber last year for siding on a chicken shed. I stickered the lumber for at least 6 months and one important thing to do is paint the ends so the dry equally and do not...
  5. Re: alternative covering for telescoping outer cover.

    I just use the 24" x 50' aluminum flashing from home depot. cut 20" x 24" i get 30 lids to a roll. $67 a roll = $2.24 each
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    Re: Stand question

    i did this

    http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc421/musclesonvacation/IMG_3908.jpg

    http://i1211.photobucket.com/albums/cc421/musclesonvacation/IMG_3907.jpg
  7. Thread: Swarm

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    Re: Swarm

    last year i had good success with Mel Disselkoen OTS methods.
  8. Re: Help me pick my type of bee for my location | Italian or Carniolan

    ain't that the truth.
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    Re: D Coates Nuc ventilation

    Since Hot air rises, holes on the side of a box would be redundant until the hot air mass built up enough, depending on the vertical location of course.

    Even if the hole on the side was 1" down, I...
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    Re: How to hold steady at a hive number...

    Yep, I just compare my hives to the Hilton Chicken house i built my wife and the $1.50 eggs they produce.
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    Re: D Coates Nuc ventilation

    I live in Missouri and the humidity is generally pretty high. I lost all my bees one year and i attribute the lose to condensation in those type of nucs.
  12. Re: How Much "Breeding Progress" Can Really Be Expected?

    I think mother nature has and does a wonderful job of keeping everything in balance. Human intervention is a recipe for disaster.
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    Re: New from Denver

    Swarms would give you a good start at TF. provided you know the bee tree they came from and a little history.
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    Re: An opportunity

    Are russians feral bees?
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    Re: Acebirds one hive

    actually sqkcrk, i may have jumped on the tailgate of something; i did not read all the comments.

    BUT; It amazes me; the reverse of your comment is the very first step everyone needs to learn. and...
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    Re: Acebirds one hive

    Yip, 2 years ago i went home. To the country i thought would remain natural and green. first time in 10 years.

    Seems the almighty power of the dollar has far reaches and everyone is chasing it;...
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    Re: Need a Bee keeper to check my hives?

    I watched a documentary on some tribe in the Himalayan mountains. Within their tribe there was an occupation, climbing cliffs to retrieve honey. I guess the bees there have adapted and build colonies...
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    Re: Adding room to NUCs

    I asked the same question less than 2 weeks ago. my two level nuc was filling the second level with nectar. i wanted to know if i should put a third level between the first and second levels. I...
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    Re: Incredible Double Story Nuc

    Well, that extra box i put between the brood and the honey frames is being drawn out. so i did a good thing.

    G.
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    Re: Incredible Double Story Nuc

    hey grasshopper you attend the meeting in bluff?
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    Re: Incredible Double Story Nuc

    I guess i can probably answer my own question. I will try putting the box in the middle. if it works; good i will know to do it another time. If it do not work. I will chalk it up to experience.

    G.
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    Re: Incredible Double Story Nuc

    Well this morning i went out to check on my cells. So far 4 out of 6 have hatched into queens. I am pretty happy with that, but i am sure the other two will emerge today or tomorrow.

    So i checked...
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    Re: Incredible Double Story Nuc

    Michael Palmer I have a quick question about these 4 over 4 nucs. I have watched a lot of your videos advocating how good they are as brood factories. One thing i did not quite understand was what to...
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    Incredible Double Story Nuc

    Yesterday i made up some more nucs from my existing nucs. One in particular i took two frames of brood out of the top box. these are 4 over 4 nucs.
    Today i thought i might check on the splits to see...
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    Re: Bees in a tree .. when , and how to trap

    You gotta love free bees.

    I too have a bee tree in town, actually the tree has two colonies.

    I set up swarm traps every spring and catch multiple swarms. so i would wait until the spring time,...
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