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  1. alternative foundation for Kelley D frame with split bottoms

    Hello, I think I just got a pretty good deal on some deep WT Kelley D frame type-split bottoms using the wedge type top bars. They are unassembled, 15 years old and in great condition. Is anyone...
  2. Re: Framing made simple for 2014? NEW 18ga .25" up 1.5" stapler without compressor!?

    Ray, any experience with the HR stapler and other staple suppliers? Do they work well with main stream supply? thanks
  3. Re: Building 4 frame nucs from ply. What I did with pics.

    Cool- i ditto the sunshine observation. tried catching up on some hive building up here last week and it is just not working yet. another month maybe!
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    Re: Packages vs Nucs vs Prime Swarms

    Hey SS1, what has been successful as far as trapping swarms? Are you using a standard type box or special configuration and lures? what location works best for you and how far are your traps from...
  5. Re: For those who build your own, which table saw?

    dawg, you probably need to look in the 10" size saw range. make sure that your design can accommodate the width of the dado and the extra HP the dado requires. just took a look at a Makita 8.5" job...
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    Re: Another week of minus temps.

    snow and cold doesn't seem to bother them so far. popped the top last weekend when we got close to 50 here in southern maine. they were doing fine but in one hive they were already hitting the candy...
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    Re: Land Managment for your bees

    Broglea,

    nice problem to have. I cleared 10+ acres of 100 year old wood in Maine 6 years ago, way before bees, then hurricane Irene helped out some more and then I planted what I liked -...
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    Re: No Honey in Hive

    You never can tell. That's what I am learning. I was in the same situation in Southern Maine. Had a nice hive build going on with 2 hives, with decent honey right up to early August . checked in 2...
  9. Thread: food plot

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    Re: food plot

    go with a clover mix for a guarantee and make it a true mix- stick with perennials. some will start fast other last longer and some really trigger the deer bite after the first frost. I have...
  10. Re: Any other newbie getting frustrated with their new hive?

    I am with New Joe, as they say, ...' he or she that hesitates....". the problem has persisted now for months and I can relate to your frustration. it seems I have been playing a tennis match all...
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    Re: Stocks Pollinator Mix

    I cant speak about their pollinator mix but I have used with great success their wildlife, wildflower and legume mixes for 5 years or more. Even though they are in the mid west and I am in Maine I...
  12. Thread: planting

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    Re: planting

    it all depends
  13. Re: Mystery Plant - seed must have been in with Borage

    Hey Bt- looks alien all right- how long did it take to grow that size?
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    Re: birdsfoot trefoil for bees?

    The stuff is gold! It takes a full season to establish so if you plant now you will see the best effects starting next spring and every spring and summer after that. you can grow this on a brick and...
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    Re: Quick Crimson Clover question?

    Not for nothing- but some crimson clover is an annual plant and some are biannual so you might want to check out the perennial legumes for the bee meadow and soil improvement. I have had really good...
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    Re: Attracting bees to fruit trees

    All you can do is do your best. I am having a similar issue with a 20 tree orchard, mostly apples and pears, the trees that bloomed are mobbed with fruit. The young 5 year old trees no flowers yet...
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    Re: Newbee From Maine

    Welcome WIB. Just up the road a ways from you and learning a lot myself. This is the good info here with many helpful and experienced beekeepers.
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    Re: Whats a guy to do?

    Hey bill, have dealt with this situation a few times in various businesses. An indecisive boss/ business seller is exactly that- indecisive. the best thing I think you can do for him and you is to...
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    Re: crop duster coming tomorrow!

    off topic think but is permethrin the stuff they also sell for spraying on your clothes to repel ticks. send the pilot here to maine -the little meat eaters are killing us this year. you cant walk...
  20. Re: Ticks-can't take it any longer. What to do/

    We have similar problem in NE with ticks. If you can't bring in the guinea fowl and would like to defoliate a path or area around the hives without poison or fire try this. find some old scrap metal...
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    Re: No more white hives for me

    OK-but I went completely scientific and chose Green Monta Fenway Park Green for my boxes. I even went so far and am experimenting with simple graphics to see if it makes a difference. Maybe the bees...
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    Mason Bee condo experiment

    Hello, everyone. I am experimenting with some designs using a variety of material to attract and get the local Masons to stick orchard. I have also started a new hive of honeybees from a package, ...
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    Re: Newbee in Maine

    How does the flower bloom look like? Your timing I think will be good this year- a nice steady spring warm up. What general region in Maine are you located?
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    hanger tubes for mason bee nests

    Hello and good day. new member here. has anyone used the hanger tubes that come on clothes hangers for the mason bee nest tube material? the ones i have are 5/16 and numerous. i was thinking of...
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