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    Re: Removing bees from honey supers

    will shoot for that!
    Mike
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    Re: Removing bees from honey supers

    Ok. When do things slow down for you Roland?
    Thanks
    Mike
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    Re: Removing bees from honey supers

    I will try to do that Rolland. It has been a while since I have seen your Museum there too.
    Thanks
    Mike Townsley
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    Re: Removing bees from honey supers

    I would like to build one! Or find a used one Roland.
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    Re: Removing bees from honey supers

    Crazy Roland,
    Do you still use a bee blower to get bees out of supers?
    Mike
  6. Thread: Bee Blower

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    Re: Bee Blower

    Roland it would be neat to see a video of those old Dadant blowers! Are you talking a squirrel type fan?
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    Re: Alexander Bee Hive Feeders I Made

    I have found these hive feeders work great! I have a 2x4 hive stand that holds two hives. And it is possible to just slip my design feeder under the 2 in (Killian bottom boards) and the bees are...
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    Re: Queen Excluder

    Get the book titled Honey in the Comb by Eugene Killian and read it. It may help you .
  9. Re: Assembling brood boxes with 1/4"X1-1/2 staples and no glue

    Roland, I think that 1940's wood was from the old big trees and the wood was better than what we get today! Mine sure don't last that long!
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    Re: Where have all the hive tools gone?

    Roland you are pretty good! You must not have "old person's disease" like I do. I am always putting things down and not knowing when or where I did it!
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    Re: Spehar Frames

    Very interesting. Looks like it could work. Now if they could get the price down in about 1/2 I might buy some!
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    Poll: Re: Do you Build or Buy your Hive Bodies?

    Here is a video on some Modified Dadant bee boxes I made. I used basswood. Basswood is n ot great. You need to keep them painted.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6g5IGoogHi4

    I make most of my...
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    Re: Easier way to feed...suggestions?

    I am starting to use Alexander feeders that I made. I feed at night, no stings and I don't have to open the hive. I use 5 gallon buckets with a honey gate on the bottom side. I put that on my pickup...
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    Re: Radial Extractors - Best bang for the buck?

    If you get a radial extractor, make sure you get a motorized one! I bought a 8 frame, I think it was hand crank radial. You had to crank for a long time compared to a Kelley two frame hand crank !!!...
  15. Re: From a 1905 bee journal: How many colonies...in one location

    Yes things have changed in Iowa. Now there is more acres in corn and soybeans. Many farmers no longer have livestock....some areas of Iowa you see hardly any pasture or hay fields anymore. In 1900...
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    Re: Mann Lake Stapler

    Graham,
    I may have used Maze nails then without knowing it. I buy nails at Menards in Cedar Rapids! Thanks.
    Mike
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    Re: Mann Lake Stapler

    Thanks for the pump on Maze nails. I had not heard of them before. I will have to try and find some here in Iowa.
    I hand nail my boxes with galvanized nails. I think some people use a pneumatic...
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    Re: Mann Lake Stapler

    What size pneumatic stapler/nailer do you use to assemble the bee boxes? Do you see any difference with different brands of staplers/nailers in having nails bend?
  19. Re: Ideal configuration within wintering hives in a very cold climate

    No, I was just curious. Thank you for the reply.
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    Re: Alexander Bee Hive Feeders I Made

    I sealed them by brushing parifin in them, then I put the fins in. It sits under the hive and you slide the box next to the back of the hive, then slide the bottom board up to the feeder. Then slide...
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    Alexander Bee Hive Feeders I Made

    Well I was reading old bee books again. I found a bee hive feeder that as far as I know you can not get any more. It is called the Alexander Bee hive feeder. I really like them so far. Quick and...
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    Re: Will AC2 treated lumber hurt bees?

    Thanks Brian, I am in Iowa. But good to know for others. Wish I could afford to do concrete instead of wood.
    Mike
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    Re: Will AC2 treated lumber hurt bees?

    I had planned to put tar paper or some sort of barrier on the dirt side.

    Mike
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    Will AC2 treated lumber hurt bees?

    I am thinking of making a bee cellar for my bees. I was doing some reading in old bee books and they made them out of wood. I was wondering if AC2 treated lumber you buy at Menards would hurt the...
  25. Re: Ideal configuration within wintering hives in a very cold climate

    Roland...when you look at a 1 deep hive that is ready for winter, do you have any frames in the middle that are empty or partially empty for the bees to cluster on?
    Or is that box clear full of...
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