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    Re: bad cover design on my part.

    Optimal bee space ~3/8"
    1/4" or less= Propolis
    more than 3/8"= comb
    Langstroth's Hive is 1/2" between top bars and inner cover.
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    Re: Do bees utilize reed canary grass pollen?

    A lot? I've heard otherwise...
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    Re: Do bees utilize reed canary grass pollen?

    Short answer no, reed canarygrass is wind pollinated.
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    Re: Anyone have a hive from BrushyMountain?

    You will always pay a premium for cedar woodenware over pine. How much is shipping from Brushy Mountain? I think they make a decent hive body, just not a fancy wood like Beethinking. The...
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    Re: Hive box problem

    Is that box from Bee Thinking cedar?
    http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k261/dynemd/c5da77f4-d26e-463d-b619-b292e3dcd8ba.jpg
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    Re: wax dipping tank design

    That roaster is only 5 inches deep...
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    Re: French frame buidling jig

    I notice they're using 3/8" crown staples, not 1/4" narrow crown staples.
  8. Thread: Swarm Lure

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    Re: Swarm Lure

    I have had luck with NOW also, plus it's cheap CLICK LINK AMAZON
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    Re: When to do what.

    Does this 48" hive have a follower board to adjust the size?
  10. Re: Has anyone used www.fastbees.net to order bees?

    A bit pricey, but if you gotta have it...
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    Re: Colossal mistake

    Devil dog-
    The perfect lesson then, patience...
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    Re: Colossal mistake

    Per Michael Bush' website:
    "There are a few rules of thumb that are useful guides. One is that when you are confronted with some problem in the apiary and you do not know what to do, then do...
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    Re: screened bottom in observation hive

    I would use some clear vinyl tubing from home depot. Comes in long rolls. http://www.homedepot.com/p/Watts-1-7-8-in-O-D-x-1-1-2-in-I-D-x-2-ft-Clear-Vinyl-Tubing-HSVUR2/204407882
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    Re: Any Plastic Foundation Preferences?

    Triple waxing- thicker layer of wax, bees more likely to accept.
    Here's a message I got from an inquiry from Acornbee for double waxed plastic foundation 3 weeks ago:
    Thank you for contacting...
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    Re: 3/8" vs. 1/4" Staples for Frame Assembly

    Yes, the 3/8" staplers are much more expensive. The Senco SLS25XP-M is $200. I'm just wondering why all the assembled frames I purchase have 3/8" staples and is it worth using on my small scale. I...
  16. Re: alternative covering for telescoping outer cover.

    EDPM roofing membrane, black or white. Contact cement it to the wood. Pretty much indestructible. LINK CLICK HERE SECOND LINK
    http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k261/dynemd/EDPM.jpg
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    Re: Help with strange yellow stuff

    Looks a lot like melted wax to me...
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    3/8" vs. 1/4" Staples for Frame Assembly

    Does anyone use 3/8" standard crown staples for assembling wood frames, specifically down through the top bar into the side bar and up through the bottom bar into the side bar. I've bought some...
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    Re: Hardware cloth size for SHB's

    #8 is perfect...
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    Re: This is a robber screen, right?

    Moving Screen, robber screen has holes for the bees to get in and out.
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    Re: Looking for Solutions

    I've kept them alive for a couple weeks feeding honey and water. Keep her warm, but good luck!
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    Re: General question for US beekeepers

    9-1/8" and 6-1/4" depth frames have 4 and 2 holes respectively (on each side). Most people use the 9-1/8" for bottom box or brood chamber and the 6-1/4" above for supers (honey). Since the upper...
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    Re: What Bee Makes This?

    15903 15904
    Does it have a bunch of these hanging around?
    Bald Faced Hornet, is actually a large yellow jacket, and not a true hornet.
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    Re: Mann Lake 5-frame nucs

    The measurements are close but not the same as Mann Lake's old finger joint nucs. I think they're a little smaller...
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    Re: Hard work during winter

    Close the entrance down before they rob everything out of this hive!
    "bees can work so intensively that some of them fall down to the ground"
    I would call that defending the hive...
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