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  1. Understanding swarm cells and timing for doing different things

    Day or two old cell I realize I can use it to make Nucs and need to do something to stop the swarm if I can. But where does it become hope less and they still will swarm. Trying to understand more...
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    Re: cross wire or pinning deeps

    As a note bobby pins are cheap and work.
  3. Re: What type of glue for assembling telescoping top?

    I wouldn't worry about gluing the metal to the wood. Your nails are just fine
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    Re: Can I put syrup in empty comb?

    My comment was more for the group in general. I have been playing with this idea for the last couple of years. Yesterday I had a new though and way that we haven't talk about.
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    Re: Can I put syrup in empty comb?

    Do you own a small pressure pot for sand blasting? A little modifications and you are golden.
  6. Re: A spray bar device to fill frames that I came across on youtube

    To get the feed to them in the spring. Easyier for them to get to it for build up.
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    Re: 3/8" of 7/16" staples for frames

    With my 7/16 stapler I would hate to do frames with it due to its weight. I never had any problems with my 1/4 stapler. Though a 3/8 would be nice at times.
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    Poll: Re: Do you Build or Buy your Hive Bodies?

    I was making all of my boxes. Started out with rabbit. Joint and over time I have seen loose couners. Move to fingers and started to pull my hair out. I have a amish person. That is just a cople of...
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    Re: Am I on the right track (bee candy)

    In my book to much work. I love Laura way. I can make the same basely formula in 10 min for 25 lb of sugar and in spacers.
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    Re: inner cover question

    The hole on top in the center is for a bee exsape or for a feeder. The oval type is for Porter bee exsapes. Most people just drill a 70 mm hole to use a qt jar to feed.
    David
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    Re: food grade grease

    In a pinch you could use shorting.
  12. Re: Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding by Harry Laidlaw & Robert Page Jr - Books for sale

    Put me down for one of the good ones.
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    Re: Mann Lake Stapler

    Both will work. The 1/4 is a lot more common to buy. And is cheaper. I don't care witch brand you buy. The Senco is a good tool in genrail.
    David
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    Re: Step by step tips on extracting

    Keep a mop handle to keep the floor clean. I like to keep a tray under my bucket to catch any drips.
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    Re: Frame spacing

    The nurse bees will move up and keep them warm. A lot of people will do a spilt with this step. AND NO I AM NOT SAYING TO SPLIT THEM.
    David
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    Re: Who makes the best vented bee jacket

    The only thing I don't like about my ultra bee is that there is no flap over the pocket and I lose things out of them.
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    Re: Palmerized hive

    That is why I have move to a feeder and three frames in the lower box. Because of the bur comb
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    Re: Bottling Tank

    I turn mine off till a day or to before I bottle. You need to keep a eye on the valve it can be stiff on closing till you run a few bottle through it. Wipe the bottom of the valve when done. To keep...
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    Re: Palmerized hive

    I make up separate bottom boards. And use plumber tape to hold them on. Center board is 3/4 . I use Mann lake frame feeders in the bottom brood box. I get less bur comb with this feeder separate...
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    Re: plastic vs wax foundation

    Ya Wooster 4" roller is great for that. I have heard good thing about Acorn. Haven't tried them.
  21. Re: Dadant full plastic deep frames, close up pics anyone, or 5/8 if you have them

    I Don't use plastic.
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    .?on clarifiers

    What is the advantage with using one? When I bought out a keeper it was part of the equipment, with the pump. Mentally I am having trouble putting it to uses. Due to the Penchel loss of honey to it....
  23. Re: Radial Extractors - Best bang for the buck?

    Most have a 1/3-1/4 motor of a common type. So replacement isn't hard. Motor don't wear out more bearing and clutches, belts. Straight Materials will run you $300-400 before you get done depending on...
  24. Re: Beige Carpet Stained With Yellow Dog Vomit from eating beeswax etc

    I would be calling the very best company that clean carpets. My fear is with the steam cleaner. That is you have started to melt the wax and that is what you are seeing. I know as a painting...
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    Re: Who makes the best vented bee jacket

    I to have a ultra breeze. Have had it for four year or so. Two burn holes in and have replaced the screen on the vail with wire screen. Is it the best I can't say their are a few things I would...
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