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    Re: kubota tractor

    If you want something smooth DO NOT buy the L3800 HST, in fact DO NOT buy anything with a hydrostatic transmission :no: they shift so herky jerky the exact opposite of smooth. The last farm I worked...
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    Re: "Quick" end bar question

    Are those deeps?
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    Re: "Quick" end bar question

    As are my frames, I really like to be able to fit 9 frames (8 frame equip) in my brood boxes. My question was more along the lines of how far down the 1 1/4" goes before the end bar narrows.

    Sys
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    "Quick" end bar question

    I am getting ready to make some progress on my first larger (250) batch of medium frames from scratch, simple question.

    How far should the wider portion of the end bar go before it narrows? In my...
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    Re: OSB for telescoping covers?

    I would think it is as safe as any plywood...which is what everyone uses for telescoping covers. I would use the smooth side to the inside of the hive and paint all of the OSB before I assembled...
  6. Re: SHB being confined to empty comb....should I remove it?

    It is probable that they laid eggs, I would freeze it again.

    Sys
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    Re: Where are the Brazilian Pepper!?!?

    Oh my :D the fact that tomorrow is Sept 1 not Oct 1 would definitely explain it! [deep sigh] I guess I just figured as fast as time is flying it surely must be Oct by now.

    Poor September...I STILL...
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    Re: cutting sheet fiberglass

    I cut thinner fiberglass sheet all the time here at work, I use a diamond blade for cutting porcelain tile. That with a wet tile saw may be the perfect combination, although may be a little rough on...
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    Where are the Brazilian Pepper!?!?

    What gives with the pepper bloom this year?:scratch: First year with bees and have been building up for this legendary fall flow everyone talks about! Isn't it usually in full swing by Oct? I'm...
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    Re: Bee Murderer! Help!

    But he didn't; he used a "special spray" that came in an aerosol can! Sounds like Willie isn't the sharpest uncapping knife in the drawer.

    Nick
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    Re: how to start your own "small business"?

    Just get a DBA, It is all you need to open a business account at a bank. You are still personally liable, and can be sued personally until you incorporate; shielding you personally from the liability...
  12. Re: How do you lightning proof an electric fence?

    Radar has you on this one, install a lightning arresting device and make sure to drop a second ground rod, don't use the same rod as the fence charger. Remember to check it regularly, sometimes they...
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    Re: staple gun staple size

    I have the same staple/brad gun. It uses 1/4" wide staples that are 5/8"-1 5/8" long, and 18ga brads from 5/8"-2" long. The only thing that stinks about this gun is that you cannot set fastener...
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    Metal or Wood Bound Queen Excluders?

    I am looking to start using some queen excluders on my 8 frame hives. What are the advantages/disadvantages of both? I'd be open to purchasing used excluders, am I more likely to find one than the...
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    Re: Tiny swarm with queen, nuub needs help.

    Some of the brood has begun to hatch, I can tell because the previously capped brood cells are now open, and have small larvae in them. They are going through about a pint of 1:1 a day. Any...
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    Re: Tiny swarm with queen, nuub needs help.

    A follower board has been installed to limited them to 3 frames, and the entrance has been reduced to slightly larger than a bee space square. Crappy weather has kept them in this week.

    Nick
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    Re: Tiny swarm with queen, nuub needs help.

    Quick update on our little hive here in Florida. I've moved them to 2:1 based on a suggestion from Broodhead and I ended up purchasing 5lbs of MegaBee from Dadant. They have been taking anywhere from...
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    Re: Tiny swarm with queen, nuub needs help.

    Duplicate
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    Re: box joint separating

    I agree they are ALMOST as good as the Torx head! But I have never found Torx in Stainless.

    Nick
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    Re: Tiny swarm with queen, nuub needs help.

    Tomorrow I will swap out the honey for sugar water. The honey that I fed was honey that neither my wife nor I enjoyed the flavor of and was happy to be rid of it. I did have concerns about...
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    Re: Tiny swarm with queen, nuub needs help.

    I put the feeder on the far right side of the hive (where the cluster is located), and I had reduced the entrance to 1" x 3/8" b y the end of the day Sunday. Can I make a protein patty or do I need...
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    Re: Tiny swarm with queen, nuub needs help.

    They were active with some of the honey water that I dripped on the hive rack. What is the best way to open feed? Should the follower board go all the way from the inner cover to the bottom board?
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    Tiny swarm with queen, nuub needs help.

    I built 2 hives from scratch this summer, planning on getting bees this coming spring. I've been taking my time and trying to collect everything I need to do it right, being very patient! While at...
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