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  1. 2nd Graft 4 days later w/ Palmer method?

    Would it be possible to set up a cell builder as Michael Palmer describes (with the additional box of sealed brood), and do the initial graft. Prior to putting the queen-right portion back together...
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    Re: Wanted Mating Nuc plans And Frames.

    Hi Mike,
    I've made similar feeders out of water resistant 1/8" masonite, assembled with poly construction adhesive. The masonite became moist, swollen and moldy. It looks as though yours are...
  3. Re: Taking honey supers off for Fall - hive too crowded?

    I, too had a similar situation in Mass. opening up the hive, I found 15 or so swarm cells, all capped. I'm unsure what to do now, as it's so late in the season. Any ideas?
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    Swarm cells in September

    After harvesting honey, I've left the hive with 2 deeps and one medium. A week later, checking to see how much capped honey they have for the winter, I noticed 15-20 nice swarm cells, capped, on...
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    Re: Shook Swarm/Re-Queening

    Thanks. It works even if installing on bare foundation?
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    Shook Swarm/Re-Queening

    Hi, I was wondering if it's at all possible to do a shook swarm for comb honey, as described by Richard Taylor, and add a new Queen at the same time. I neglected to re-queen this past summer, and...
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    Belmont, Mass. beekeeper

    Hi, 2nd year beekeeper, but 2nd generation, also. Carpentry background, so I'm mostly building my own equipment. Enjoying all the info.
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    Re: Making Recessed Handles

    Actually, the sawblade provided with with the copemaster is intended for lateral force, and for cutting sideways.The skillsaw trick seems dangerous and time consuming, and that blade won't stand up...
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    Re: Making Recessed Handles

    I should add your sliding along a perpendicular fence to the regular fence.The sawblade hits sideways, giving you the scoop. The ramp provides the graduated entrance of the sawblade, so you get the...
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    Re: Making Recessed Handles

    Another way is to build a ramp at 37 degrees, set the super side on it, and slide towards the fence. The blade should be tipped at 17 degrees to create a square shoulder on the top. A copemaster...
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