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    Re: Screws or Nails?

    I use screws exclusively. But I only have seven hives so the extra cost and extra time are of no concern to me.

    Why? I have a large wood deck and have grown tired of fighting the nails that keep...
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    Re: Thoughts Upon the New Shizel Hive Tool

    …and I would like to see pictures of it being used on a hive. Better yet, show us a video of it being used on a hive. Show me why it is better than what I currently use.
  3. Poll: Re: Are nails/staples enough for frames or do they also need glue as well.

    :thumbsup:
  4. Re: Question for Michael Bush - Top Entrance on Top Bar Hive

    A question for those using plexiglass instead of glass ….. what do you find (or estimate) the life of your plexiglass to be? I would think when you need to cut and scrape any attached comb you would...
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    Re: new in wisconsin

    Welcome to the site of endless information!
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    Re: Getting started in South Carolina

    Welcome. You can find a ton of information to help you on this site. Hope you are attending the South Carolina Bee Association Spring Bee show in Columbia this Saturday. And then there is the North...
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    Re: Insulated top cover- plans

    Here is a link to a company making the insulated top cover http://www.greenbeehives.com/ttrintetop.html
    I bought one and then made more based on their concept.
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    Re: painting new hive boxes

    If you ever think that in the future you might want to get your apiary to be "certified" using the Certified Naturally Grown guidelines found here:...
  9. Re: Viktor Zhdamirov guilty after jury trial in 2012 Hive theft

    Give the bees a six-shooter so they can sting more than once:D
  10. Poll: Re: Is painting the inside of hive bodies generally recommended?

    Don't do it if you ever want to get your apiary certified under the Certified Naturally Grown standards found here http://www.naturallygrown.org/programs/apiary-standards

    As a novice, I painted...
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    Re: Sycamore smoke to control varroa mite

    [QUOTE=kkcattle;1064148]Thanks for the reply Woodchip,

    You're welcome. My forestry background told me something was fishy when I compared the quoted scientific name in the article against my...
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    Re: Sycamore smoke to control varroa mite

    Too good to be true for me. The Sycamore trees in my area are in the Platanaceae family and the ones in my yard are Platanus occidentals L. The tree referred to in this study appears to be from a fig...
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    Re: Where to Buy Mineral Oil

    I purchase my mineral oil (on the laxative shelf) from Wal-mart at $1.48 per pint which translates to $11.48 per gallon. The local farm supply store wants $18.99 per gallon. Some drug stores are...
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    Re: How to stop robbing with top entrance.

    Just an upside down and simplified version of this:
    http://www.bushfarms.com/images/RobberScreenHiveSide.JPG

    The picture is of the back side of the robber screen.[/QUOTE]

    Michael -do you...
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    Re: Russians, pros & cons

    What is a Hugo?
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    Re: Requeening with Russians

    Thanks for the info and links BeeCurious. It is most helpful. Dan Conlin will be speaking at the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association in July and I plan on attending his presentations.
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    Re: Moldy Inner Cover

    I had the same problem last year. I replaced the inner cover with a "Ventilated Inner Cover" from Brushy Mountain. I bought one and have since made my own. It is simply a screen device between my top...
  18. Re: Dumbest thing you ever bought for beekeeping?

    A full body bee suit with gloves turned out to be a waste of a couple good C notes. Don't wear anything any more while visiting the girls, except for street clothes.
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    Requeening with Russians

    I just joined and here is my first post: I started beekeeping a year ago this month with one hive of a mixed genetics of Italians and Russians. Managed to keep them alive for 12 months so happy...
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