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    foundationless frames

    When starting with a foundationless in a brood box, what is the best way to make, or put in a starter strip? I guess I am trying to find a way to get drawn comb without having to put a whole sheet of...
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    Re: swarm trap placement

    PAHunter62, are the boards you made the cleat on 2x4, or 1x4 ? What kind of lid do you have, I am going to try and build a few of these, but thinking a lid like a tele. cover would hold the box out...
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    Re: swarm trap placement

    I like the French cleat idea, but do they ever fall off from wind or anything ?
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    Re: Screwed up year not sure what to do

    Do you have an observation hive, you could put your queen with the 2 cups bees in it, in your house or warm garage with the exit tube extending outside so they could go out if wanted to, and see what...
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    carbolineum vs eco wood

    Looks like the majority doesn't like eco wood, how about carbolineum, it states it is a wood preserve and is for bee boxes, anyone use this ?
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    eco wood treatment

    I received my Kelley bee supply today, and found this wood treatment called eco, and it says it is exclusive to kelleys. My question is, is there a wood treatment that I can buy from a local paint...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    You lost 4 out of 9, almost 50% and winter is only half over, I totally agree with you local queens are best.
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    Re: winter wrap test

    I am only doing this experiment for my own good, I have never wrapped any hives in the past, and I did oav mite treatment in early sept. and again at thanksgiving, all hives have a shim box with a...
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    winter wrap test

    I am doing a test of diff. winter wrappings, have a few bee cozies, a few with the silver bubble wrap, and a couple with no winter wrap. So far all are still alive, we went thru a very cold and windy...
  10. Thread: diy plans

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    Re: diy plans

    Beemoose, I still don't see it there, I see forum, chat room, whats new,i spy, bee removal,private mess, faq, calendar, didn't it say diy plans or something like that, can't find the right place.
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    by beefarmer
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    Re: diy plans

    Yes laketrout, that is what I seen, thank you
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    Re: diy plans

    I thought it was a link on the forum page? it had a couple diff. nuc box plans, and other hive components you could make.
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    diy plans

    I am thinking there was a post on diy plans, but I can't remember where the click on this button is, or how I found the diy projects, help?
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    Re: buying anything from poor valley bee farm

    I have just received my oa vaporizer from poor valley, my apology to john at poor valley, the shipping date was dec 6 on the package, as he said. I guess our wonderful govt ran postal system leaves...
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    Re: buying anything from poor valley bee farm

    Just got an order # from poor valley, not a tracking # from a shipping co. can't get ahold of anyone there to get a freight co. shipping #. Hopefully it is the fault of the shipping co. and poor...
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    Re: buying anything from poor valley bee farm

    Tried calling them before xmas, and found a post that they were closed thru the holidays, found a post today that anything ordered will be sent after jan 10, which shouldn't matter in my case, as I...
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    Re: Plastic or wax for a new hive?

    Not a fan of the plastic foundation
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    buying anything from poor valley bee farm

    I ordered an oa vaporizer from poor valley bee farm on Dec 4, order confirm on email, shipping confirm on Dec 6, still as of today, 12-29, have not yet received my order. Has anyone bought anything...
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    Re: Salt Blocks for Bee's?

    I think I saw it on fat beeman video, he sets a cinder block out in the bee yard and puts the small 4 lb salt block in the cinder block hole to protect it a little from rain. going to try this next...
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    Re: make your own nicot setup?

    check out the fatbeeman videos, he makes his own wax cups, or check the Hopkins method of queen raising of which I can't wait to try this summer.
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizer For Sale

    I ordered 1 on dec 4, order shipped conf. on dec 6 and still haven't got it ?
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    custom honey extracting

    Does anyone do honey extracting for neighbors, or people with a couple hives and no extracting equipment? If so how is it handled? Or what is fair rate for this if there is such a thing?
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    winter patty question

    I found a box of dadant winter pattys that I did not use last year, would they still be good to put on the bees? I did not find an expiration date, opened them and smelled them, thought they smelled...
  24. Thread: maxant 1700

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    Re: maxant 1700

    Anybody heard anything on the maxant 1700?
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    maxant 1700

    Is the maxant 1700 a good uncapping machine, how many use this machine? Is it easy to get parts if needed, what to look for in a used machine?
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