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    >Does small cell have to be used through the...

    >Does small cell have to be used through the >entire hive or can it just be used in the brood >boxes and regular cell else where?

    I would only maintain one type of foundation so there can never...
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    I had 50+ hives all mostly on pierco, it isn't...

    I had 50+ hives all mostly on pierco, it isn't enough to control varroa for sure. I have since done away with tons of the plastic stuff. Invested in a 4.9mm mill and would go back to pierco for...
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    Both strips and full sheets work well. From what...

    Both strips and full sheets work well. From what I see in my bees they tend to get a better start with full sheets and the combs tend to be a bit straighter and get the bees up and running a little...
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    I used to spray them with blaze orange. Now I...

    I used to spray them with blaze orange. Now I just keep several in the glove box of my truck.
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    Hmmmm. You guys are making me nervous. I order 5...

    Hmmmm. You guys are making me nervous. I order 5 packages last season from bolling bee and only recieved 2 of the 5 and they were real late around the end of june. I told him that i would like the...
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    Hi all, To get a more pliable foundation when...

    Hi all,

    To get a more pliable foundation when hand dipping and milling you should try adding a small quantitiy of cleaned propolis. You will have to play around with the amount to see what works...
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    I would take some time for them to regress. But...

    I would take some time for them to regress. But eventually over the course of 2 to 5 years depending how you went about it. The best time to add the 4.9 is in the spring when bees do there best...
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    I read that for comb honey producing it is a good...

    I read that for comb honey producing it is a good idea to put your brood box above your super with the stores in it.

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    I am assuming you mean reversing here. The second story box should...
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    Yes. the 1/4 hardware is good and cheap (lol)I...

    Yes. the 1/4 hardware is good and cheap (lol)I have used it for many year using a stapler to fasten it. I bend the hardware cloth into and L shape and staple to the hive and to the BB. I tried the...
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    Yes. the 1/4 hardware is good and cheap (lol)I...

    Yes. the 1/4 hardware is good and cheap (lol)I have used it for many year using a stapler to fasten it. I bend the hardware cloth into and L shape and staple to the hive and to the BB. I tried the...
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    I have tried buckfast from r weavers this year. ...

    I have tried buckfast from r weavers this year. I haven't had buckies in years, i am finding they are quite nice and gentle, draw 4.9 foundation real well for those that are inclined to this. They...
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    I used to mark queens. I don't anymore except for...

    I used to mark queens. I don't anymore except for queens i wish to breed from. I like testors brand modeling paint, the pens are my favorite with the little jars as a second if wally marts is out.
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    I have two colonies of bees from bolling bees at...

    I have two colonies of bees from bolling bees at present. One is quite gentle the other is a bit more hotter but handles fine with smoke. I wouldn't be afraid to get more bees from them. They...
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    I prefer to dado rabbits these days as it is...

    I prefer to dado rabbits these days as it is faster. I also had the power tool accident on first two fingers on left hand while using router. Shatter middle finger into 13 pieces and pointer into...
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    Well I just got a new to me, 70" 40@ 28 flatbow. ...

    Well I just got a new to me, 70" 40@ 28 flatbow. The bow has a "Bloodwood" grip, Osage belly, Chatke-Kok lamination then a Hickory back. Its a real nice reflex/ deflex all wood laminated bow and...
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    OK guys I have been looking at your different...

    OK guys I have been looking at your different designs and a few questions arise?
    What is the bees preference front or side entrance? How do you set up for winter in your tbh's? The look pretty...
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    Well you should check and see if they have queen...

    Well you should check and see if they have queen cells. I have seen crowded hives take off into the air similar to a swarm for a cooling flight. If you have cells I'd divide the hive placing the...
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    I set the entire super down off set so (things...

    I set the entire super down off set so (things aren't square) to minimize the points of contact. Using bee brush or smoke I simply twist the super till all the walls are flush. For covers and...
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    MB I tried a few full sheets of unembossed...

    MB I tried a few full sheets of unembossed foundations. They were terribly drawn. The starter strips were much better. But if you try it let me know how it goes.
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    I use a pizza cutter. I like one inch strips or...

    I use a pizza cutter. I like one inch strips or so. Keeping the pizza cutter in hot water between each cut helps with wax sticking to it and speeds things along.
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    I buy galanized or aluminum metal flashing at...

    I buy galanized or aluminum metal flashing at hardware store.
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    Hi all, I am thinking of building a few tbh's...

    Hi all,

    I am thinking of building a few tbh's for next year.

    Which design to choose though? I am rather liking this design:
    http://www.ccdemo.info/GardenBees/KTBH.html

    I will simplify...
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    Hi MB, > understand why we want the brood comb...

    Hi MB,

    > understand why we want the brood comb the >natural size of brood comb but why the >honey storage? Not to mention the >trasition cells that are usually used on >occasion for brood. In my...
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    We have a very small swarm season here about june...

    We have a very small swarm season here about june 1st till mid june. I am in contact with some of the local bug exterminators who inform me of swarms. They just aren't seeing any anymore. If there...
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    Hey Keith, Never used those smokers. Hows the...

    Hey Keith,

    Never used those smokers. Hows the bees doin down is SC? Small cell drawing and such? You try the plastic 4.9 again?

    Clay
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