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  1. Re: Small scale extraction set up? Up to 20 hives..

    I agree with Ron B - The Maxant 3100P is a great choice for a motorized extractor.
  2. Thread: Table Saw

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    Re: Table Saw

    Yep, the front leaf is great to help steady sheets of ply. I have another side table to the same height off to the left of the saw. The "surround" was well worth the time to build. I also made a...
  3. Thread: smoker fuel

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    Re: smoker fuel

    I mostly use Pine needles and sumac.
  4. Thread: Table Saw

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    Re: Table Saw

    I have this saw too, then did a project to extend the out-feed and side . Works well.

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    These were my reference pictures, but mine turned out the same. Got the project idea from...
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    Re: Need to wash my ventilated jacket...

    Tip for getting the Jacket pretty clean again. Pre-soak in oxi clean and some detergent for several hours. I usually will let mine soak for about 5-6 hours, or overnight. I spin out this dirty...
  6. Re: Swarm traps - how do you hang / install

    Information\Pictures in this thread about how I hang mine ...

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?307139-swarm-trap-placement
  7. Re: Sundance Pollen Trap | Kelly's / BM / BetterBee

    Sundance makes two models for bottom mount. Drawer in the side (can be switched from one side to the other), and rear drawer. I would suggest the rear drawer - not as limiting if you place your...
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    Re: Catching a Swarm

    I treat my dark brood comb with BT (Bacillus thuringiensis) aizawai by spraying them and letting them dry before deploying the traps. Never a problem, all summer.
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    Re: Thinking of making my own hives

    Mediums are 6 5/8. I wait and cut my boxes to depth after they are assembled and the glue dries also. You end up with shims that will come in handy down the road. Just be careful about placement...
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    Re: Pseudo Name on Bee Source

    In PA, like to hunt, born in 62.
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    Re: swarm trap placement

    The french cleat idea I picked up from this forum a while back.

    I had a one of my new hangers on the back porch, so I took a couple pictures.

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    The vertical pieces I get from my...
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    Re: swarm trap placement

    The hanger can be made out of most any scrap material you have lying around. I used 3/4 plywood for the cleat itself. Ripped to 45%. I put several coats of thinned down titebond III on the exposed...
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    During the recent warm-up I checked the 26 hives that were alive in Mid January. Lost 2 more, 4 total for the winter so far. 24 hives still living. I have 2 or 3 more that could look better, but...
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    Re: New member from Western Pennsylvania

    Welcome msnoll!

    There is an ongoing PA thread here on beesource. Check it out and contribute/ask local questions there.
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    Re: swarm trap placement

    I have not had them fall from wind, but a black bear knocked two down last year. I left them up too long and they built out some stores. I won't make that mistake again.
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    Re: homemade frames...

    Agree. It only takes a fraction of a second to have a bad day. I cannot recommend this bush block system enough on the table saw.

    http://www.microjig.com/products/grr-ripper/

    There are many...
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    Poll: Re: Do you Build or Buy your Hive Bodies?

    You are correct, it is listed as 100% fir and spruce wood, not pine. I'm not planning on making hive bodies out of it, just some slatted racks and cloake boards. I'll prime and paint it, so it...
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    Re: swarm trap placement

    I started hanging my traps with french cleat hangers. The ratchet strap is used to strap the hanger to the tree, no nails. Here is an example...

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    The swarm was building comb off...
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    Re: swarm trap placement

    I agree with the other posts above. I place mine along farm field edges, and along edges of gas lines, etc. where I have permission to access.

    I back my truck up to the tree and place where I can...
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    Poll: Re: Do you Build or Buy your Hive Bodies?

    I was in my local Home Depot this evening. They had a "new" item marked in their pine board section.

    1x8x8 Fir/Spruce Utility Boards for $3.48 each

    They are rough cut on one side. They did...
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    Re: 8 frame or 10 frame deep hive body?

    If you are not a member of your local beekeeping association, seek it out and join. You may be able to get a member to swap a few old brood combs with you for new frames/foundation. As Charlie B...
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    Re: 8 frame or 10 frame deep hive body?

    You indicated that you did not want to alter the box itself. Design #1 you are drilling a hole in the box. Design #2, the entrance is made by cutting a dado slot in the floor of the trap. Either...
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    Re: 8 frame or 10 frame deep hive body?

    Yes, check out ODFrank's posts in the swarms, trap outs, and cutouts section of the forum.
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    Re: Slatted rack - simple

    Very nice. I may get around to making these for my production hives. I have a couple I bought. I like the idea of limiting dado cuts to not provide SHB places to hide. I'll be interested in your...
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    Re: 2015's Queen marking color easier to see

    That's funny right there, I don't care who you are! :lpf:
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