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  1. Re: Proof you dont always need a suit or smoker!

    Say after me..."this is my smoker. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My smoker is my best friend..."
  2. Re: Has anyone ever got stung trying to mark a queen that looks like this?!

    ...cover the heel of my boot with the paint , then mark away!!!
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    Re: shb or wax moth or something else?

    The urine smell most likely is mouse urine. Ground pedestals are notorious breeding spots for mice, and the mixture of urine and cable waterproofing makes for a odiferous encounter.
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    Re: Bees drawing out foundationless frame

    ..not yet..
  5. Re: Installed my first hive. It could have gone better......

    Are they better off now than when you got them?...see!
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    Re: Is it just me?

    I don't know what happened, but all is well in my world again for the last day or two...thanks.
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    Is it just me?

    The last couple of days I noticed I must sign in every time I visit the site...it was never like that before. Other forum sites I belong to I stay signed in...any help?
  8. Re: screws instead of nails or staples for frame assembly?

    You go...but I'll give up my staple gun when they peel my cold, er..uh..you know.
  9. Re: dadant smoker poor quality control! see pics attached

    That's exactly like mine..only mine is stainless!!!
  10. Re: dadant smoker poor quality control! see pics attached

    Yep...same here. I got mine yesterday, I guess that's what they all look like. Seems to work just fine.
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    Re: Hive dimension changes

    That metric thing didn't fly so well here a few years back...I don't expect any changes any time soon.
  12. Re: Shop tools for wood working & Building Tips/Tricks

    Not including any salvaged (free) lumber, I am building boxes-deeps and mediums-for an average $7.50 each...with free labor. Frames (without foundation) under a quarter each. I find the tablesaw to...
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    Re: Newbie question about building frames

    Cut them on a router table...you can stack them and cut two at a time...make a 1 3/8 wide "push block" milled down to 3/4 wide to fit in the bottom slot. Works great. Michiganbees.org has a real...
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    Re: Thinking of making my own hives

    Stacked dado for sure, make sure your saw will accommodate the stack...frames are easy with a router table and dado blade. Once you set up, cut lots of extras to assemble later.
  15. Re: 3/8" vs. 1/4" Staples for Frame Assembly

    Get the compressor...narrow crown staplers don't require big compressors.
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    Re: Box joint jig plans? Need to make a jig..

    Take your time making the jig, you will find it very accurate (make sure you use a hard wood for the pin)
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    Re: homemade frames...

    Rather than reinventing the wheel, focus on producing a piece as close to accepted standards. If you lack the tools to achieve that goal, focus on acquiring those tools. It will pay in the long run.
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    Re: homemade frames...

    Are you working with a table saw?
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    Re: cedar vs pine box

    I like knots...knot holes, not so much. A can of bondo can make holes tolerable as well. Twice the price no good, no good.
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    Re: box/finger joints

    7/8" works best for me...
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    Re: Hive Box Construction

    I would let your background trump the option.
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    Re: Horizontal Hive w/ Modified Frames

    I think she's looking for 16 inch deep frames...
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    Re: First Ever Swarm Trap Success

    CessnaGirl-are your traps in the same locations this year? Are they near water this year?
  24. Re: aggressive racoon, or fox?, climbs 12 feet, flips heavy lids, eats comb, trap set

    Coon, for sure...google coon cuffs.
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    Re: Bending aluminum for telescoping covers?

    I've had good success bending over the edge of my cast iron tablesaw top...it took some temporary disassembly for the nuc tops, but for the most part, not bad. Using a rubber mallet.
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