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  1. Thread: Raising queens

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    Re: Raising queens

    I've raised swarm queen cell with some pretty good success. This year I'm going to use the Jenner box and try to raise more queens. Carnies do really well in this area so VSH Carnies and NWC will be...
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    Re: 3/8" x 1 1/2" Resin Coated Staples

    I take it that's good" ��
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    Re: Box Assembly Jig

    Thanks for the info Phil. Good to hear. I plan on build one. By chance do you happen to have s parts list? Wotsee says hello.
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    Re: Box Assembly Jig

    Thanks you guys... Stingy has the one I'm looking for
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    Box Assembly Jig

    Maybe last year if not earlier there was a video of a guy assembling boxes with with a jig that was on a stand that was set up side ways so it could be spun while the box was being stapled or nailed....
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    3/8" x 1 1/2" Resin Coated Staples

    Where does Mann Lake get their 3/8" x 1 1/2" Resin Coated Staples? I can't seem to find them on the Internet and don't pay that high of a price. If there is some staple close, that will work too.
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    Re: 3/8" of 7/16" staples for frames

    So is anyone using 7/16" crown staples for frames? I see that Mann Lake sells then 3/8" staple gun so maybe the way to go.
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    3/8" of 7/16" staples for frames

    Anyone use 7/16" crown staples for assembling frames? I was thinking about using that size or 3/8". What about for assembling hive bodies 7/16" or something larger? Any advantages of using 7/16" or...
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    Open feeding dry brewer's yeast

    Can I open feed dry brewer's yeast? I've searched Beesource and it appears it is mostly put into patties.
  10. Thread: I need a Queen

    by bhfury
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    I need a Queen

    Queen gone. I need another one. Anyone have one this late in the year?
  11. Re: First day harvesting pollen. Is this massive bearding normal?

    I have lots of dead drones on the ground out front when I put my traps on. I don't think they could get back into the hive.
  12. Thread: Pollen trap

    by bhfury
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    Pollen trap

    When do you close up the trap because of a low pollen flow? Is it something like only seeing less than 10 pollen forgers coming into the hive in less than a minute? There has to be some way of...
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    Re: Commercial Pollen Traps

    http://www.beesource.com/build-it-yourself/pollen-trap-hosterman-style/ anyone ever built and used this one or any other one in the build it ourself section?
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    Re: Lauri no longer a moderator

    Hoyt Carbon Spyders..... Got to love them!
  15. Thread: Happy New Year

    by bhfury
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    Re: Happy New Year

    Same to y'all
  16. Thread: My Dad

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    Re: My Dad

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sorry for your loss.
  17. Thread: Beeswax prices?

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    Re: Beeswax prices?

    There is a health food store here that sells their 1 lbers for $28.00. I really don't think they sell all that much.
  18. Thread: Beeswax Melter

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    Beeswax Melter

    I've used my crockpot wax melter several times using it to make lavender, frankincense, and unscented candles. The last time I used it I made cinnamon scented candles. After cleaning it, the...
  19. Thread: A Blessing

    by bhfury
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    A Blessing

    A friend of mine sent this blessing to me along with her birthday wish.... The blessing she borrowed from catholic.org.

    I thought I would share it with you...

    Lord God, Almighty, who didst...
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    Re: Queen mating video

    Very cool video!!
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    Re: 2 good hives, 1 weak.........Solution ?

    If the hives are beside each other and since one sounds like it has really taken off, you can swap the location of the hives this will allow more foraging bees to go into the weeker hive. That just...
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    Re: Hived swarms KEEP leaving??

    Put a queen excluder between the bottom board and the hive body...that will keep the queen there. If you are just putting them on foundation, try feed some sugar water and pollen patties. Just my...
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    Re: Boxes won't fit.....help please...

    ratchet staps work too.
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    Re: Bee hive on pond dam

    Dragonflies will eat bees... chase and eat queens on mating flights...
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    Re: Do I need a bottom board?

    I still make my bb's removable on my nucs so that I can use the box without the bottom. I like to start my splits, swarms, etc in 5 frame nuc boxes and when they are building up nicely, I like to...
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