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  1. Re: Bee vac hose - what works best for you?

    how big is your input nozzle? My setup works fine (but a bit slow) with a 1 1/4 " vacuum hose and a 3/4" PVC input nozzle. So the input cross sectional area is about 1/3 that of the hose and the...
  2. Re: End Bars: parallel sides vs non-parallel sides

    I've always thought that the narrow part was to allow the bees a shortened path to get around the end to the other side of the frame. With foundationless frames the bees normally leave themselves...
  3. Re: Why don't feral bees have to follow the rules?

    Sounds to me that based on your learning from this observation you did the wrong thing. You should have taken all of your existing hives and transferred them to Wood Duck nesting boxes eight feet...
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    Re: Big swarm in the rain - testy

    Sounds like a good idea. Might be hard to make it light weight. Or somebody mentioned a more waterproof cardboard box. We usually don't get much rain during "swarm season" so I never had this...
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    Re: Big swarm in the rain - testy

    I've used the bee vac only if needed to get the bees out of tough spots. This swarm seemed so easy, in 10 seconds I had them in the box using the bee brush. But then they were quite upset. Maybe I...
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    Re: Big swarm in the rain - testy

    The swarm was not from my hives. I'm on the swarm capture call list of our local bee guild and I got a call. The homeowner took the photo.

    Thanks for the kind comment. I really like the...
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    Re: Big swarm in the rain - testy

    The link should work, it always did before, it's set to public.
    I don't think Africanized, they didn't attack en mass. Just rainy cold weather I think.
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    Big swarm in the rain - testy

    I've captured a lot of swarms but this is the first one in the rain and it was big and unappreciative.
    https://picasaweb.google.com/MichaelJShantz/BeeHive4302010#5985874171491871170
    My ventilated...
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    Re: Ventilation

    I screwed 4 little screws into the 4 corners of the inside of the telescoping cover so that the telescoping cover sits on the heads of those four screws whose heads rest on the inner cover. That...
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    Re: Countdown to the ban on incandescent

    I made a hot plate out of a bimetal thermostat and the heating element from an old iron. That works for small stuff like a gallon jug. I use a little space heater and a bimetal thermostat for...
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    Re: Countdown to the ban on incandescent

    In the longer nights of fall-winter-spring, when we use our lights the most, our incandescent bulbs are 100% efficient because we need both heat and light. :)
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    Re: new devise

    Well, that's a dangerous request :) Economics in one lesson by Henry Haslett, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte, Les Miserables by Victor Hugo, The long ships by Frans Bengtsson, Lost to the west by...
  13. Re: keeping bees alive in a jar for bee sting therapy

    You could use a simple bee sucker like this http://picasaweb.google.com/MichaelJShantz/BeeHive4302010#5716216212584044674
    Then you wouldn't need to bother with the attractant. It works very well.
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    Re: Screened Bottoms

    I use the build it yourself plans except instead of routing the grooves for the slide in board, I glue in 1/4" aluminum channel (roughed with sandpaper, glued with Titebond III) on each side. Used...
  15. Re: Greenpeace, and friends, urge pollinator protection language in Farm Bill.

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    Re: Sources for DIY extractor barrel

    Not to me. You'll end up with a mess. Cork it when the bucket gets too full?
    I use this one: http://www.dadant.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=381
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    Re: Sources for DIY extractor barrel

    Honey gate works fine on plastic 55gal barrels also.
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    Re: Sources for DIY extractor barrel

    I paid $25 for a used foodsafe barrel from craig's list, to make an extractor.
    http://picasaweb.google.com/MichaelJShantz/BeeHive4302010#5871339800159611954

    Also, at winemaking supply shops, they...
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    Re: Adding motor to hand crank extractor

    I would think that 10 amps times 110 volts, ie. 1000 watts is over 10 times the power needed to spin up some frames. My 2 amp drill motor is plenty of power since fast acceleration is not important....
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    Re: Early morning orientation flight?

    Do you see any fighting? Could it be robbing?
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    Re: Adding motor to hand crank extractor

    You can pay $25 for an AC motor speed control or you can pay $5 for a dimmer switch at Home Depot. Here is what I use. Since the electronics clips the AC sine wave, it controls the voltage a little...
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    Re: Adding motor to hand crank extractor

    I'm facing the same problem so I was hoping you would get some responses. I've been using an AC electric drill with a dimmer switch for speed control and it works but not so great. What is needed...
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    Re: ross rounds

    Yes, I think that's right. We almost always keep them frozen.
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    Re: ross rounds

    We freeze our comb honey to kill the odd wax moth egg and then either keep them frozen or refrigerated.
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    Re: Do oleander bushes make good honey?

    I have the same experience as RayMarler. We have oleander and I never see the bees visit them.
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