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    Re: 5 frame deep nucs -> medium nucs

    My solution is the same as Hfrysinger's. Just put the medium frames in the deep body. Don't bother with any false bottoms. If the box is forgotten for a while and the bees draw out comb on the...
  2. Thread: new wooden ware

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    Re: new wooden ware

    Pittsburgh paints "Sun*Proof" latex primer is what they should have sold you. If the salesperson knew the application and sold you the masonary paint I'd see if they would swap what's left for some...
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    Re: wooden ware treatment

    Lowes and ace hardware both sell a product called ter-min-8, I think it's the same stuff and is in 1 gal cans. Active ingredient is copper napthanate
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    It just doesn't make sense to me- Wear &tear on...

    It just doesn't make sense to me- Wear &tear on the bandsaw and blade, electricity is burned, and time is spent. I buy 1x's or plywood or get scrap materials from construction sites to make my...
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    I'll be darned if I'm paying for a skillsaw or...

    I'll be darned if I'm paying for a skillsaw or sawzall, catchy names but there are better reciprocating saws and circular saws out there to be had. As far as cordless: Lithium ion batteries aren't...
  6. Thread: chainsaw chains

    by BenC
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    I also use the woodsman pro from bailey's, great...

    I also use the woodsman pro from bailey's, great chain and an excellent company to deal with.
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    What about using a UV light like the type for...

    What about using a UV light like the type for making water safe?
  8. Thread: Garlic

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    Zane, 600-700 cloves is only 300-350 ft of row,...

    Zane, 600-700 cloves is only 300-350 ft of row, not a large amount. If you're looking to do this much, planting can be done without too much bending over. Dry ground, hook a log chain to a tractor...
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    Picking through a dead-out colony in the spring...

    Picking through a dead-out colony in the spring can be depressing.
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    :doh: Next time don't get in a big hurry :D If...

    :doh: Next time don't get in a big hurry :D
    If there is no place to put the boxes could you hang them (frames)? String something up in basement, attic, garage, shed, somewhere. Make it like a...
  11. Thread: Tincture of Lazy

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    Yeah, not much meat on a cat

    Yeah, not much meat on a cat
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    If they are on comb it's not a swarm, it's a...

    If they are on comb it's not a swarm, it's a colony. Basketball size? I would cut the branch(es) out of the tree, prune it down to the wax, and stuff it in a box putting a box of stores on top. ...
  13. Thread: wriggling abdomen

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    If it's not the "get it off me!" move that...

    If it's not the "get it off me!" move that happens with mites here's another possibility: I see it when I do bulk feeding and some bees get sticky. They'll be on the sides of the drum doing this, ...
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    Arvin, those are some great pictures. Yes when...

    Arvin, those are some great pictures. Yes when they bite it hurts like the dickens. No swelling just intense pain. I'm seeing more and more on my hives every year as well. The side of a beehive...
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    If you just set the colony "nearby", the bees...

    If you just set the colony "nearby", the bees will cluster on the branch where there nest was. Either 1.) get the box up there so the entrance is right there and leave it for the 2 days or 2.) Do...
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    http://gear.sherrilltree.com/pdf/Log_WeightChart.p...

    http://gear.sherrilltree.com/pdf/Log_WeightChart.pdf

    Hopefully this chart will convince you to leave it to the tree removal guys. Loan them veils and smokers, get them to screen the colony in and...
  17. Thread: FGMO source

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    What are you doing, spraying a solution right on...

    What are you doing, spraying a solution right on them on the plants? Baiting them into a pool of it? Like BEES4U says, sounds like you might have luck looking for horticultural spray oil. Get a...
  18. Thread: Pollen capped?

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    Is it possible your honey started to granulate in...

    Is it possible your honey started to granulate in the comb, the resulting sugar crystals creating a "sandy" experience? Granulation can be quite coarse. I've never had pollen that I perceived as...
  19. Thread: JZBZ Candy Caps

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    Is the plastic cage sold by Dadant (Jz's?) the...

    Is the plastic cage sold by Dadant (Jz's?) the same as the one sold by Brushy Mt? If different (other than the price I'm seeing), how? Is one preferred over other?
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    Well if you can't return them and you think it...

    Well if you can't return them and you think it will be a problem using them as is, perhaps you could rack them by tensioning a wire from the upper left to lower right corner. Use the holes where...
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    get two hive tools, you will lose one. I like...

    get two hive tools, you will lose one. I like smokers with wire shields, it's quicker to hold the smoker between knees than bend and put it down or locate a stable platform for it. No shield= ouch!...
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    I may have missed something obvious on this one...

    I may have missed something obvious on this one but you wrote:

    "low and behold the forth hive was very active with lots of bees in the two supper", and "So much for the mites did not see any at...
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    I had a message on my phone when I got home from...

    I had a message on my phone when I got home from work so I called him (5pm), he said someone was taking care of it.
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