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    Re: Cleaning Bee Suits & Veils....

    after a cut-out, my gloves go in the washing machine along with anything else honey covered. i set them out on patio furniture to airdry.
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    Re: Hello from West Michigan

    welcome to beesource! there are a few folks here from the GR area, and quite a few in west Michigan.
  3. Re: So should queenless small split just be left to dwindle out?

    i recently has similar experience with a 1st year beek. one hive went queenless and laying worker, the other hive they have was very full of bees and brood...etc. we did a split on the strong hive...
  4. Re: Leftover drawn supers from deadouts with some honey and pollen

    I jsut brush off whatever dead bee parts i easily can and let the bees do the rest. they are quite remarkable in cleaning up combs.
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    Re: power conversion kit for extractor

    any V-belt motor will work. get appropriate pulley and v-belt from local tractor supply company and you're good to go. Assuming you don't have a capacitor start motor, you can get a router speed...
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    Re: Mosquito Control is a Killer!!

    My county has a pretty comprehensive Mosquito controll program and i called them when i was getting into bees. turns out that the department director is a beek. they only fog during daylight i nthe...
  7. Re: First cut-out: some things went well, and others did not

    thanks for the picture and advice. I think things will go a bit more smoothly on my second cut-out.
  8. First cut-out: some things went well, and others did not

    Yesterday was my first cut-out. At the end of the day the bee vacuum almost worked, I almost had enough buckets, and generally, things went almost like I wanted them to. Most of the trouble I had...
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    Re: Testing a Electric Bear Fence.

    it's not as hard to get shockled by a welder as you might think. When welding in the rain or on wet ground, it's not uncommon to get a little tickle now and again. with a wiring set up to promote a...
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    Re: Inner cover for mason jar feeding

    I have fed soe with this method and also like the screen on the hive side of the cover. as for holes, i poked about a dozen or so using nothing more than a small hammer and a brad nail. it seemd to...
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    Re: New hive or new location first?

    i agree that moving them and installing at the new location would be best. certainy some bees will be flying around as you wonrk. this way, they can either find their same old queen by scent, or...
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    Re: adding a queen

    on my queenless hives, I put the queen cage right in there and let them eat away at the candy plug to release her.
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    Re: Have extra queen. what to do with her?

    you can make a small split with a frame of honey/necter, a frame of brood/bees, and a frame with pollen/brood and toss them into a 5-frame nuc with two empty frames. lert them sit there queenless...
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    Re: Wd-40

    up until summer dearth, i can run a weed eater without trouble. in the summer dearth, a full suit is appropriate when running weed wacker.
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    Re: Nuc for a Trap

    I've grabbed swarms in both 10-frame and 5-frame deeps.
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    Re: Moving from TBH Nuc to Lang Boxes

    The only thing i have had to worry about with foundationless frames is that the hive must be quite level side to side. without leveling, sometimes the bees draw the comb from the top of one frame to...
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    Re: Gunfire in Proximity to Beeyard

    i shoot a few boxes on a monthly basis about 50 yards from the hives and i have not seen them take notice in even the slightest degree.
  18. Re: Which hive would you put a honey super on?

    all things being equal, and assuming the bees live up to their reputations, the Carnies will need less honey for the winter, so i'd super them. That's a lot of "ifs" though.
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    Re: Solar wax melter not melting brood comb

    Similar to Ravenseye, i find the solar melter will melt the wax in brood comb, but the dang caccoons soak it up. so when I'm bored in winter, i tie it up in cheesecloth and let it boil in a crock...
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    Re: Expected Hive Growth

    I've had good luck with taking one or two brood frames from the bottom box and pulling them up into the next box. This gets the bees up there to take care of teh brood and the are pretty quick to...
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    Re: Moving Bees in Heat?

    I've moved bees a couple hours in boxes with onle a screen covered bottom entrance, but i kept them in the cab with the A/C on.
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    Re: Does anyone use this anymore?

    i havent been i nthere in a while (too many summer chores to do) but it usually picks up in the evenings and at night. if you havent checked it out at those times, I'm not shocked to see you've...
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    Re: Putting hives in a swamp

    Hows about this.. . Set a pole firmly in the ground with about 10' extending above the water. Situated around this pole would be a foam bottomed deck capable of displacing enough water to float the...
  24. Re: Small hole in side of hive body from outside hive

    I have not seen anything like ehat you're describing, but i don;t think the bees are the culprits. I have yet to see them make any manipulations to wood.
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    Re: Foundationless frames Drone Problem?

    bees will build drone comb as needed. some folks don't care. I just let the bees do as they see ift. they will end up filling those large cells with honey when they are done raising drones. I...
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