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    Re: How Far From Apiary for Swarm Trap

    I catch swarms with spare equipment that is setting right next to hives.
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    Re: Pollination Off a 16' trailer

    Frank that was on the lines I was think about. How long is the long trailer? Ron I haven't been as good of beekeeper as you. I need to learn more from you. But I keep trying.
    David
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    Pollination Off a 16' trailer

    How many can I realistically put on it and work them off just the trailer. With no plan of not removing them from the trailer. I keep getting ask for about 20 hive and there is no way I want to move...
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    Pollination Off a 16' trailer

    How many can I realistically put on it and work them off just the trailer. With no plan of not removing them from the trailer. I keep getting ask for about 20 hive and there is no way I want to move...
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    Re: Comb from cutout, harvesting the wax

    I guess I melt down to much brood comb. I would need a extremely large crock pot.
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    Re: Using Thompsons waterseal

    Had a paint rep tell me years ago that all it was is mineral spirits and wax dissolved together. Linseed oil has very little UV protection so it wouldn't be high on my list. 30+ years a painting...
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    Re: Comb from cutout, harvesting the wax

    The problem with a solar melter is it can take forever with heavy amount of cocoons and junk. I could see doing the last one in a solar.
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    Re: Dead hive alive

    I hate it when I find one like that. Started to clean up what I thought was a died out and had a cup full of bee come up to visit me. Pull some frames and lord behold a very skinny queen on on frame.
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    Re: Converting package to russian

    I wouldn't pinch the Italian. But move her to a nuc box. And let her become a brood factory. Plus that way you have a spare queen if you need her. I veiw queens to be as valuable as drawen comb.
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    Re: Using Thompsons waterseal

    As a product it is a very poor one. If you are lucky it will last 6 month before. It needs to be re coated
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    Re: Comb from cutout, harvesting the wax

    If you have a wash tub and a fish fryer. You are in Business. Fill about half full of water put your comb in and melt it down. Let it cool scrape the bottom of the junk and repeat. If it is OLD...
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    Re: Bees have made a home in my house

    The bigger problem is the way you are trying to fix your problem. Sealing them in with calk is the same as boric acid.if they are up high most people wouldn't even know they where there.
    David
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    Re: lost and found queen

    Why was you trying to frost her? Leave the candy plug in and let them do the work. Come back in a couple of day and check on to see if she is out.
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    Re: 4 Frame NUC layout prints???

    For the four frame upper box of the nuc.
    It is simple take one rabbit side and cut it in half. Put new fingers in the unhinged sides. That match the 20" sides. And assemble..
    For the bottom box...
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    Re: 4 over 4 nuc design question

    On Plamer double Nucs I like two bottom. One for each side. I fasten them on the box with plumbers tape. That way if I have to shake out one side I can undo two screws and pull the bottom off
    David
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    Re: First Beesource Product Review

    Barry wow GREAT JOB. I love how who ever did the work up didn't pull any punches. To many company's are afaid to tell it as it is. I see it all the time with painting magazines tell you everything...
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    Re: Any idea what this is?

    Home made Bottling tank I would guess. With friends I built one for under $150.00
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    Re: Foundation Pins

    I think it is a timing issue. If they draw it out right a way you are ok. But if they sit around you will have problems over time, and heat.
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    They can live for a long time in a cage. But a it is hard on them. B: if there is a queen in the hive that you plan on keeping they need to be keep separate. Like a queen exstder and a couple...
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    Re: Viable method to keep spare queens

    I would make up some half frames deeps and go two high once they fill the first box. That way you could start out with a cup of bees. You could take two half frames place in the middle of laying...
  21. Re: FITTING QUEEN REARING INTO A WEEKEND SCHEDULE?

    Something I copy from Ray
    Queen making by RayMarler


    In a 5 frame two story nuc hive, I make sure there is one frame of mostly eggs in the center of the bottom box, with a frame of mostly...
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    Re: Equipment & Lack Thereof

    For installs all you need is a vail.
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    Re: Queen Excluder to Prevent Swarming

    The queen slims down thin enough to get through from all my reading.
    David
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    Re: Unbelievable! Acebird got lucky again

    I have gotten my best results when I split mid to late June. Just a frame of brood and a ready to hatch queen cell. In a Plamer type double nuc box set two high. So what I would say is pull a frame...
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    Re: Mark queen method?

    + 3 on Testors on the way
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