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    Re: My wax dipping tank setup

    How do you regulate the temperature? Do you have a simple valve installed? Also, curious to see your setup for doing actual dip if you don't mind sharing that too. >>Don
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    Re: Inside covers

    It is that size for a porter bee escape. I would recommend you size the hole for a jar of whatever width works for you for feeding or just cut it the size you want.
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    Re: Linseed Oil as hive dip/preservative?

    This came up on Google+ recently. Someone had a solution called Swedish Paint (also called Flour Paint). This site has a good overview of it and if you Google either name you'll find a lot of...
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    Re: inner cover hole question

    I would not make a porter escape hole unless you are actually planning on using it. Rather, make the hole in the shape of a mason jar top or similar in case you want to feed from the inner cover...
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    Re: explain these honey/wax filters to me

    I do it the same as Jamneff. You can see a video of the setup here.
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    Re: D Coates Nuc ventilation

    At $8.50, plus shipping, no they are not expensive if you buy 100 and I can understand commercial folks buying them. But, I don't need 100 and they are $11.95 plus shipping on Dadant. ...
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    Re: D Coates Nuc ventilation

    I'm in Virginia and I have not had a problem with them overheating. I do have a hole drilled in the top for a bottle to feed and could add #8 cloth to provide ventilation I suppose. When it is not...
  8. Re: My excel Queen Rearing Calender. Identifies which nuc needs attention.

    Looks like you took down the file.
  9. Re: Outer Cover - Experience with LeakSeal or similar in lieu of alulminum

    "I've used EDPM roofing membrane to make some before."

    I'll look into this, thanks.
  10. Re: Outer Cover - Experience with LeakSeal or similar in lieu of alulminum

    I'll admit, I've been buying the aluminum sheeting at the big box stores, so not the cheapest. But, I did find it for the same price online, plus shipping, so I figured not too much off on best...
  11. Outer Cover - Experience with LeakSeal or similar in lieu of aluminum

    The aluminum on outer covers is expensive and a bit of a pain to me. I found some old threads on using alternative sealants, but nothing recent or comments on long term success.

    So, any...
  12. Re: maple pollen is being collected in Hampton, Virginia

    I'm in Williamsburg and I sat and watched my bees for 15 minutes today hoping to see some pollen. Unfortunately, none to be seen. Was hoping for some for a very small nuc I'm overwintering that is...
  13. Re: Liability concerns for removing swarms and cutouts

    Does anyone work with a contractor hand in hand? What I'm thinking is, the contractor does any demolition and reconstruction - your role is limited to removing the bees and associated efforts (minor...
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    Re: Critique Please - Swarm Infographic

    I've updated the Swarm Information guide. Thanks to all who commented. For those that requested a copy please send me an email and I'll send you the editable files. >>Don
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    Re: Critique Please - Swarm Infographic

    I just updated the file with a wasp and yellow jacket. crazylocha, nice idea on the red slash, I've added that and the height.
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    Re: Critique Please - Swarm Infographic

    Jim, I pulled that out of clip art in MS Word (labeled Yellow Jacket) and agree with you, it actually does look more like a wasp. I'm going to change it.
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    Critique Please - Swarm Infographic

    Hello all. I'm thinking ahead to spring and wanted to put together a one page information sheet on swarms. The goal is to hand these out to people, but also share them with exterminators and others...
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    Re: Odd request for honey purchase

    Ditto on receiving the email. I figured it was a scam when I saw Finland (what can't get raw honey somewhere closer!). I did search the name and found similar posts as noted above. It seems...
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    Re: Russian Package, Richmond Area

    I'm not sure about a Russian package, but there are a number of local nuc providers.
  20. Re: Trying to set up a Commercial NUC production

    Timing is everything... I just posted a thread on making 5 frame medium nucs from 4'x8' plywood. You can get 5 boxes from this design.
  21. 5 nuc boxes from 4'x8' plywood - cut layout

    A friend who is new to beekeeping, and very gung ho, did a new layout for a five frame medium nuc based upon the D. Coates original design. With this layout you can build five nuc boxes (rather than...
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    Re: Correct Identification

    Thanks both. I wanted to be sure when I got back to them.
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    Correct Identification

    I received a call to do a cutout this week and stopped by on the way home to check things out. The folks had called an exterminator and he told them these were honey bees and he could not kill them....
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    Re: What type of foundation

    I started out with wax foundation, but have moved to foundationless. It works well for me, it costs less (you are not buying anything), with only a little guidance the bees draw the comb "correct"...
  25. Thread: Honey Prices

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    Re: Honey Prices

    Can you share the link? I did a quick search and didn't see it.
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