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    Hi All, I purchased a couple of 5 frame deep...

    Hi All,

    I purchased a couple of 5 frame deep nucs from Brushy Mtn and some medium nuc boxes. I plan to use the nucs to have the bees draw medium frames so I can set up them up in 10 frame mediums...
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    Hi Bill, My extractor holds 5 shallow frames....

    Hi Bill,

    My extractor holds 5 shallow frames. There are two circular sheets, one up and one down. The upper one has these 5 cutout slots that a shallow frame fits within 1/8th of an inch. The...
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    Michael, In looking at the picture of the pc,...

    Michael,

    In looking at the picture of the pc, it looks to me like the alternating rows aren't as interlocked as naturally drawn comb, so you could reasonably get it flat.

    Walid
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    Hi Michael, I talked with the guy that had the...

    Hi Michael,

    I talked with the guy that had the cut down pc. He said he put a fine-toothed blade in a table saw backwards and cut it slowly. He also said he just happened to find a spot where the...
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    Michael,

    Michael,

    <<So there were half cells on the bottom where the cells were cut?>>

    Ok, I see where you are coming from. The bottom was completely flat and smooth. I assumed it was cut. Maybe it was...
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    Michael, Thanks for your response. <

    Michael,

    Thanks for your response.

    &lt;&lt;The PC was cut down?&gt;&gt;

    It looked like someone took a radial saw blade to it and cut across the bottom to make it a shallow frame height.

    &lt;&lt;They will...
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    Hi Guys, I went to my beekeeping class last...

    Hi Guys,

    I went to my beekeeping class last night, and armed with the knowledge that the pc only come in mediums, I pointed that fact out to a fellow student as we were gathered at the exhibit...
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    Poll: Hi Mark, I appreciate your experience and...

    Hi Mark,

    I appreciate your experience and knowledge in the bee business, and the inspection business. I believe it is of great value to you however you wish to use it.

    You can look at the...
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    Hi Bjorn, If I followed my own advice, maybe I...

    Hi Bjorn,

    If I followed my own advice, maybe I should have pm'd you. Point taken. My gut reaction was that we are guests in someone else's enterprise and it doesn't seem right to raise the hairs...
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    Poll: Mark,

    Mark,

    &lt;&lt;Does it bother you then, to be part of a "regulated" discussion? The moderators are the regulators, the inspectors of our posts.&gt;&gt;

    The diference here being, if you choose not to...
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    Hi Guys, We are guests in someone's...

    Hi Guys,

    We are guests in someone's enterprise. There are no regulations to enforce except at the whim of the owner. And that is how it should be. The owners predicate the success of the site on...
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    Hi George,

    Hi George,

    &lt;&lt;Many laws "make sense" and by your argument, they shouldn't be necessary. However, that doesn't mean people won't willingly violate them. Take drunk driving for example. Against the...
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    Jim or Michael, Would you ever pull full honey...

    Jim or Michael,

    Would you ever pull full honey supers off while you are maintaining the one empty super? When you are maintaining one empty one, how empty does it need to be?

    When the brood...
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    &lt;&lt;sqcrk&gt;&gt;
    &lt;&lt;I believe that "price fixing" would be if we all decided to charge the same price, for a certain market advantage or to influence the market, not the exchange of ideas on what the price...
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    MB, I've been reading some of the material on...

    MB,

    I've been reading some of the material on checkerboarding and opening the brood area with some interest. I have a few questions.

    In the picture of the checkerboard hives with Mr. Wright,...
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    Poll: sqkcrk

    sqkcrk
    &lt;&lt;Is it amoral or unethical to knowingly sell AFB infected nucs?
    What about unknowingly? Amoral, unethical, wrong or just plain negligable?&gt;&gt;

    I believe WC Fields said, "You can't cheat an...
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    Hi Bjornbee, A very informative response,...

    Hi Bjornbee,

    A very informative response, thanks.

    It's very ironic that the only reason two or more auctioneers (or real estate agents, or gas stations, etc.) could get together and actually...
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    Hi Isaac,

    Hi Isaac,

    &lt;&lt;So you would rather someone find a price and shoot in the dark rather than doing some research and finding out what a respectable price is???&gt;&gt;

    No.

    Silly me! I wrote something...
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    Hi Guys and Gals, I'm not sure that what you...

    Hi Guys and Gals,

    I'm not sure that what you are discussing might be construed by some regulatory types as price-fixing. As in antitrust law violations. Now, I am in favor of free speech, but...
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    Kieck, What if some guy in a suit comes up to...

    Kieck,

    What if some guy in a suit comes up to your store and says "pay me money" because I will protect you, if you don't pay me, bad things will happen".

    Now this mafia character is clean and...
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    Hi Kieck, Just because the inspector shows up...

    Hi Kieck,

    Just because the inspector shows up with out a gun it is completely understood that he does so with the backing of force. When he shows up, just say "I'll take care of things myself,...
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    Hi Kieck (and others), May I jump back in...

    Hi Kieck (and others),

    May I jump back in here? It seems to me that we, who want the ability to peacefully engage in a satisfying hobby or profession, should demand of you, the details in the...
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    Poll: I keep typing ikkybear Probably has...

    &lt;JohnF&gt;
    I keep typing ikkybear

    Probably has something to do with honey and winnie the pooh, lol. I could resemble a big bear, maybe I should change my moniker to sticky bear.

    Walid
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    Poll: Hi John, Thanks for the compliments. I kinda...

    Hi John,

    Thanks for the compliments. I kinda like this bee crowd.

    Walid
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    Poll: Hi Kieck, <

    Hi Kieck,

    &lt;&lt;Like all Americans, I have a right to freedom of speech. I also have a right to freedom of movement. If I am freely moving across someone else's property, I could be charged with...
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