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  1. Re: 7D nails for supers and hive bodies (Galvanized vs hot dipped, vs electro-galvani

    Common nails are not made (at least not readily available) in 7d, but box nails are. I use 7d galvanized box nails in my boxes.
  2. Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

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    Re: possible queen?

    The queen will be substantially longer than the worker bees.
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    Re: Foundation Thickness

    Mann Lake does list the approximate number of sheets in 25 LBS box.
  5. Re: Using a Block plane to reduce top bar width

    A block plane will work to reduce the top bar width.
  6. Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    Hey! Any of those old Fords for sale? I need something to cut up and make a trailer out of! (Just Kidding, I am a f150 owner myself.)
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    Re: I can't see.

    If your goal is to see eggs, I find that having good light behind me and holding the frame at the right angle to let the light into the cells (the cells slope slightly upward) helps.
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    Re: 4 frame carboard

    Brushy Mountain has them in 5 frame. I don't know about 4 frame.

    http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/Waxed-Cardboard-Nuc/productinfo/191/
  9. Re: Varying dimensions from different suppliers?

    I make my own, so I have no experience with different suppliers, but I think that they will be compatable. There may be small (fractions of an inch) differences, but nothing that cause a problem for...
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    Re: My handhold cutter....

    Is the cutter custom made?
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    Re: Winter Fondant Feeding question

    If having it on the inner cover works for you, then it does not matter what others do, right?

    My preference is to place winter feed on the top of the frames, but that's just me.
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    Re: First check

    Gotta love it!
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    Re: How to move bees from here?

    This appears to be the answer to me. I bet the comb is attached to the pot, not the ground, and can eazily be removed if the pot is turned over.
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    Re: Dry sugar failure

    Not sure why it did not work for you this year.

    Given your success in past years, I would suspect something other than a food issue. Mites or other health issues?
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    Re: Dry sugar failure

    Perhaps it would be better to say that we should try to avoid it.

    In the real world, there are times when bees in cold climates would starve if not fed sugar. Perhaps it is many times the...
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    Re: feeding question

    I have never been a fan of open feeding for fear of robbing. Would it be a problem to put the feed in the hive? If you do decide to open feed, I suggest that you keep the feed source some distance...
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    Re: Where do you Guys buy your hives from?

    I make my equipment, so I have no experience with the items that you have shown. A couple of thoughts occurred though.

    The outer cover may be light and more apt to be blown off the hive, is it...
  18. Re: Building 4 frame nucs from ply. What I did with pics.

    I like it! Nice to be able to work outside in the sunshine too! Good job!
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    Re: Building a brood box

    Why?
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    Re: Sticking Hives next to someone else's...

    As was stated earlier, given the small scale, I don't think it is a problem. After all, the State of California is shared by beekeepers from all over the US during almond bloom. :) Maybe the...
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    Re: First Cleansing Flight 2014

    I had the same thing happening here. Very good to see!
  22. Re: Overwintering singles (when and where to add the second brood box)

    I add a second box when the first one is about 80% occupied.
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    Re: Frame jig for scratch building ....

    As was mentioned earlier, a jointer works really well for that.
  24. Poll: Re: Do you believe that glued frames are stronger than non-glued?

    Yes
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    Re: Building a brood box

    You will be much better off using a 1x12. a 1x10 is only 9 1/4 inches wide. A deep is 9 5/8 inched deep. That is a 3/8" difference and taking 3/8" from the bee space between the hive bodies would...
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