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  1. Thread: Trap out

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    Re: Trap out

    This is good advice. That's how I would do it as well.
  2. Thread: Using cutout comb

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    Using cutout comb

    All,

    Friday, I went to a cutout call that turned out to be a deadout that didn't make it through the winter. Is it worth cutting and banding this empty comb into frames for later use? Is it an...
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    Re: My (alternative) theory of the Bush Miracle

    Ok, I'm going to bash MB a bit, but on a lighter note, in an effort to close out this endless and pointless thread. On the keeping of bees, he is certainly a master.

    But dang, those hives are...
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    Re: Ferral bees in old water heater

    I would break out the sawzall and start banding comb into frames.
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    Poll: Re: Do you build back after demo on a cut out?

    Well said. Same here.
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    Re: Newly build hex hive

    Plans and measurements attached. Let me know if there is any additional information needed.

    Notes: This could easily be all deeps or a combo of medium and deep, just by changing the height of the...
  7. Thread: Swarm Trap Deadout

    by Cub
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    Re: Swarm Trap Deadout

    There is about 25 pounds of honey that I will be harvesting and plenty of pollen. I did put the box back up. Robber bees were all over the honey combs before I placed them in a container, so I might...
  8. Thread: Swarmbox

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    Re: Swarmbox

    When using drawn comb, do you have problems with wax moths or other insects?
  9. Thread: Swarm Trap Deadout

    by Cub
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    Swarm Trap Deadout

    All,

    The two photos show the combs of a deadout I cleaned out of a swarm trap yesterday evening. I can't really find a cause of death, but there was a lot of moisture in the box. My intentions...
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    Re: Why doesn't everybody make their own equipment?

    I have built 26 mediums for around $1 each, because of a nice batch of free lumber. After seeing the prices of 1x8s, it's hard to justify buying low quality lumber for $8.50 each when Valley Bee...
  11. Re: How Can I Best Staple Bottoms of Walter T. Kelley Frames?

    I put about 50 of them together last night, with 1/4" crown staples 1" long. There were 4 that had a small spilt in them, and all 4 of them were still too stout to pull apart by hand. I put the...
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    Re: Observation Hive Shut-off

    Take a look at google images for "camper sewer gate valve." I doubt it could get much more efficient than using two of these back to back.
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    Re: Foundationless Frame Preferences?

    Mine all came from cutouts, so the one side preference might have been attributed to crooked combs banded in that led to others offset in sequence.
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    Re: Foundationless Frame Preferences?

    I have one season of experience, but here is what I have observed: With normal frames that have the wedge nailed in sideways, they tend to build off center on the side of the wedge that is exposed...
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    Re: First Cut-Out this year

    I am jealous. It snowed 3" here last night, so I watched about ten JPthebeeman youtube videos to keep me amped up.
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    Re: Any one use a 6 frame deep trap.

    This is good advice. I built ONE swarm trap last year from scrap plywood, and a swarm actually moved in late season, so that's my first spring cutout coming up. It would have been so much better to...
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    Re: Swarm Trap etiquete?

    Our state bee inspector sets up hives all over the area around my farm, and has given me an open invitation to set up traps and collect his swarms whenever possible. He has also referred folks to me...
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    Re: Hello from the Appalachian Mts. of W.Va.

    Welcome. I am up on top of Pifer Mountain, between Parsons and Nestorville. Great state, born and raised!
  19. Thread: Cost of pine?

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    Re: Cost of pine?

    Rader>>>I collect unwanted wood year-round and use it to build woodenware in the winter. The price that I pay is not cash, but an investment of time.

    This is the method I use as well. I just...
  20. Thread: Post-mortem

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    Re: Post-mortem

    Beeman,

    5 of my 6 were cutouts, and 1 was a swarm. To be honest, 2 of the cutouts were too late in the season, but the property owners were going to spray them if they were not removed. Neither of...
  21. Thread: Post-mortem

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    Re: Post-mortem

    I have lost 4 of 6 hives this winter, and it appears that all of them had a small amount of brood that they wouldn't leave and starved. Is there a technique to combat this?
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    Re: Using up wood scraps

    'Cheap' is now called 'green.' Nearly everthing in my beekeeping arsenal is made from freebies and project lrftovers.
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    Re: Good off season project...

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    Re: Trapping Experts, Will this Work?

    I plan on doing the exact same thing as the op this spring. There are some freebie deeps laying around my basement that have been sanded up and painted, that I will put medium frames in for swarm...
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    Re: Trying to decide between Top Bar and Langstroth

    I have built a couple of top bar hives that now have bees in them, and a few dozen Lang boxes and nucs. The top bar setups are much nicer to look at, in my opinion, but not as practical (check out...
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