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    If you don't go with the top bar hive, I would...

    If you don't go with the top bar hive, I would not recommend jumping into beekeeping. The simple fact is beekeeping can be very time consuming and expensive. I think your scare resources might be...
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    Check out Gene's site if your interested in...

    Check out Gene's site if your interested in making your own bows!
    www.winterbowshoppe.com
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    Coil, yes, that's what it is...not sheeting. I...

    Coil, yes, that's what it is...not sheeting. I got the unpainted version, the places i looked wanted much more for the painted coil.
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    I used the aluminum sheeting from the hardware...

    I used the aluminum sheeting from the hardware store. I think it was around $30.00 for 50 feet. Depending on how picky you are with your tops, you might find you don't like how they look without...
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    Yep, drone cells. Nothing to worry about. Don't...

    Yep, drone cells. Nothing to worry about. Don't worry about the queen, just find good laying patterns...
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    I paint the whole bottom board. I don't always...

    I paint the whole bottom board. I don't always have bees on every bottom board and like to leave them on end in the beeyard.
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    Try putting the gloves somewhere really hot...

    Try putting the gloves somewhere really hot (solar wax melter?) to get them a little more pliable to work with.

    As far as the oil goes, I would prefer sno-seal since the main ingredient is...
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    Depends on the carrier... Ours will never touch...

    Depends on the carrier... Ours will never touch them. The good news is however that they generally call really fast to have you come get them! You'll want to pick them up soon, we usually find ours...
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    Ok meadmakers, I've heard from a couple of...

    Ok meadmakers,

    I've heard from a couple of individuals who make mead that dark honey is better. Is this personal preference?

    Either way I have about a drums worth in 5 gallon pails that is...
  10. Thread: supering

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    I think there have been a few studies supporting...

    I think there have been a few studies supporting this. The best known probably being done by the USDA. They reccommend putting on many supers at once. As mentioned earlier they should be drawn out...
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    Ok, what do you guys think about the brood...

    Ok, what do you guys think about the brood remaining in the frames from a dead hive? I have one frame from a dead hive with a small amount of brood in the center on both sides. The cells are not...
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    There really isn't much stalking involved. Just...

    There really isn't much stalking involved. Just don't start yelling and throwing rocks in the water, that might hurt the cause. You want to get them in the summer when they are laid up in the...
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    I will be attending the University of Minnesota...

    I will be attending the University of Minnesota Beekeeping Short Course March 19-21. If anyone is interested in riding with, let me know.
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    You should not store your honey in the garage at...

    You should not store your honey in the garage at that tempature. It should either be kept frozen or stored in a warmer area, unless you don't mind your honey crystalizing at an accelerated rate.
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  15. Thread: Bee hive

    by Brandon Shaw
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    On page 116 of this months ABJ there is an add...

    On page 116 of this months ABJ there is an add advertising woodenware located in Greencastle, PA from Beeline Apiaries. Deeps are advertised at $ 6.33, bottom boards $ 4.72. This would be worth...
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    Ok dickm, here's a questino for you, or anyone...

    Ok dickm, here's a questino for you, or anyone that can tell me...

    I finally bought the coil yesterday. I looked at four different stores and ended up buying the unpainted aluminum coil 20"x50'...
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    Ok, I finally read the article mentioned. I...

    Ok, I finally read the article mentioned.
    I love how the super that was treated with parrafin looks! I know the other photos are not in color, and the boxes don't look as pretty. Does anyone...
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    The comb honey option is a very valid one,...

    The comb honey option is a very valid one, something to think about especially if space is at a premium.

    However, if space is not an issue and you really want to produce extracted honey. I think...
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    If you choose to use the first method (placing...

    If you choose to use the first method (placing old super above excluder and inner cover, yes you would still need to have a top / outer cover or covering. You would not want to use the feeder at the...
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    I think once the brood emerged and the queen was...

    I think once the brood emerged and the queen was excluded I would take the super and place it above the mediums over a queen excluder and top cover and let the bees clean it out. If you are just...
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    Are you using deeps for the brood chamber? If so...

    Are you using deeps for the brood chamber? If so I think the 8 and 9 frame options are great. If you plan on using only mediums, I would not recommend starting off with 8 or 9 frames, as the frames...
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    Breaking the bees up in the cold weather will...

    Breaking the bees up in the cold weather will break their cluster and be very stressful on them. What about building a box to place comb as it is and bees into until it gets a little warmer and then...
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    Jason, I think 12 oz bears are probably the...

    Jason,

    I think 12 oz bears are probably the best. I prefer the semi-clear bears as opposed to the clear ones, the plastic is a little hard on the clear bears. Also I and most of my customers...
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    This was (is for a few more days) my fourth...

    This was (is for a few more days) my fourth season with the longbow. No world records yet, but they are a very effective hunting weapon.
    I started with a Dave Paxton Talon longbow, 63# @ 28 very...
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    Hillbilly, If you can't find a cheap used...

    Hillbilly,

    If you can't find a cheap used table saw you could probably just make one with a circular saw to get by with. I've seen this done and they actually work nicely. I'm not positive, but...
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