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    Post a sign, that says "BEWARE BEAR TRAPS ARE...

    Post a sign, that says "BEWARE BEAR TRAPS ARE SET!"


    who knows, there may actually be one...
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    In NC (I am assuming that is where you are) April...

    In NC (I am assuming that is where you are) April will be a good month to put in a new hive.

    Keep feeding them for at least a month or till the first honey flow.
  3. Thread: Honey Bears

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    here's the site. ...

    here's the site.

    http://www.danielsscientific.com/about_daniels.html

    call the number below and ask for a sales rep, they will be able to send you pics of the available products.

    Here is what...
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    good deal! How does it compare to a screened...

    good deal!

    How does it compare to a screened in bottom board?
  5. Thread: Honey Bears

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    daniels scientific carries the small bears and...

    daniels scientific carries the small bears and lids.

    may want to give them a call as the website doesn't show what they have.
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    daniels scientific has a large assortment of...

    daniels scientific has a large assortment of bottles and jars, plasting and glass.

    You may want to check them out.
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    Bee Vac is queen safe!

    OK, in my previous thread a while back I had shown a bee vac that I made.

    Well last week I had a call for a bee removal.

    Long story short, the last cluster of bees that were escaping on the...
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    how do they work?

    how do they work?
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    Nice!

    Nice!
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    1 pound block of beeswax

    How big, dimensionally in inches, is a one pound block of beeswax?
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    Here's an odd question about bee escapes. If I...

    Here's an odd question about bee escapes.

    If I have a honey house and have bees clustering at the window to get out.

    could I put one of these escape boards "vertical" like a window and have it...
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    Oh how well I know!

    Oh how well I know!
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    Outstanding! Got any pics of the vac and the...

    Outstanding!

    Got any pics of the vac and the job to share?
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    Welcome! I have family in Mebane, and I'm in...

    Welcome!

    I have family in Mebane, and I'm in Asheville, NC.
  15. Thread: A rip off!?

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    He's an idiot. I just tell them that's the...

    He's an idiot.

    I just tell them that's the price take it or leave it.

    I usually charge idioits like that an extra dollar then claim it's 'tax'.

    I charge NORMALLY, $7 for a one pound jar of...
  16. Thread: Dead drones

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    all drones have been removed from my hives. I...

    all drones have been removed from my hives.

    I suspect the lousy fall honey flow is the reason.

    Bees are conserving the most they can as they expect not to get too much more!
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    Here is a link to a video of me using the bee vac...

    Here is a link to a video of me using the bee vac on my last job.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOh-1iaYgSo
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    Here are some more pics (per request) of the...

    Here are some more pics (per request) of the inner tube of the beevac.

    This is a pic of the inner tube upsidedown.

    http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g81/blammer8mm/Beekeeping/DSCN7038.jpg
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    the vac/blower I got was an old Bissel Green...

    the vac/blower I got was an old Bissel Green Clean machine. I took it apart and took the motor out of it.

    The other motor I have came out of an upright vacuum cleaner, don't know the brand sorry....
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    Ross-there is more than one way to skin a cat....

    Ross-there is more than one way to skin a cat. Got any pics to share?
  21. Thread: Honey supering

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    I'd add one now.

    I'd add one now.
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    The sizes of the "sono" tubes or 'concrete'...

    The sizes of the "sono" tubes or 'concrete' tubes.. hmmm

    there is no industry standard, an 8" tube will come in 3 different sizes....

    I'd get one that is the biggest probably 12" and then an 8"...
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    Here are some more pics and some better...

    Here are some more pics and some better descriptions I hope.

    This pic was taken at a job I just completed Sat (yesterday)

    The tan painted area was where the hive was. It was pretty big!...
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    The LENGTH of the inner tube where the bees are...

    The LENGTH of the inner tube where the bees are trapped is LONGER.

    and the air flow area is larger.

    When you take a given volume of air flow and you spread it out you have a gentle breeze....
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    If you're on a ladder a small stand next to you...

    If you're on a ladder a small stand next to you or someone holding it up works.
    Small crawl spaces? I use a longer tube.



    I cut out the brood, and put in frames and put in hive. At the job...
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