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    Re: Time to grow.. but where?

    50s my goal, 75 is the stretch goal. The big goal involves my brother deciding if this family business is going to include him or not :)

    Thanks for the info folks. I have been looking at google...
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    Time to grow.. but where?

    I have about 15 hives this year and I am looking to expand somewhat drastically next year. I hope to start the spring with ~ 75 hives. I am looking for advice on finding locations for bee yards....
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    Re: hive is starting to really do well, BUT...

    I'm a rather new beek as well but I would think it a bit late to get them to draw out much if any. I might consider putting a deep with drawn frames on a really active hive to give them more room for...
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    Re: DIY Honey Extractor

    I plan to replace the Plastic Barrel with a 200qt (50 gallon) aluminium stock pot. This will give me a good bit more clearance in the diameter department. I'll dig up my exact measurements. The...
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    Re: Combining hives with screen

    I found a hive with a laying worker yesterday. Lots of cells with multiple eggs and or eggs on the sides of cells. Anyway, I have a couple nucs with capped queen cells which and I hope to have mated...
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    Re: Bees massing at night...uh-oh or ok?

    I'm still some what of a neubeek but I would like to add that it could be pests as well. One of my hives last year had beetles bad and I wrote off the bearding to heat when they didnt return to the...
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    Re: 1 capped queen sell in hive with eggs?

    I wouldn't have expected them to do that she looks to be laying well.

    This hive is a swarm I grabbed a few weeks ago.
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    1 capped queen sell in hive with eggs?

    Why would I see something like this?
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    Re: Hello from South Park, Colorado!

    I'm interested to see how it goes. I live in Tulsa Oklahoma and raise bees here but we have a cabin up in Valley of the Sun (up off CR14). We get up there for a few weeks in the late July-August each...
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    Re: DIY Honey Extractor

    The wood is coated with the food safe butcher-block oil, clean up was a snap. The lower bearing is mounted to a stand under the 22.5" spinning wood disk. The stand is raised 8 inches off the bottom...
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    Re: DIY Honey Extractor

    Worked like a charm.

    1 deep super extracted!

    6925
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    Re: DIY Honey Extractor

    nice :) I spun 10 frames through mine today. Yield was about 3 gallons of honey. :)
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    Re: first attempt at queenrearing

    I picked up a frame the other day that had a queen cell on it, she hatched in front of my face flew across my bee yard and into another open hive.
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    Re: first attempt at queenrearing

    Is there a specific post on your FB with the info? When I clicked on the link it just took me to your main fb page.
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    Re: DIY Honey Extractor

    I would have preferred a stainless steal cage, I just don't have the means to construct one.
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    Re: DIY Honey Extractor

    Sounds like a good build. Mine is quite similar, rather than bike rims I made the cage to hold my frames out of wood and Aluminum. Its also made from a 55gal plastic barrel and will hold 10 deep...
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    Re: DIY Honey Extractor

    I didnt have any plans. I used these 2 as visual guides.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/81663205@N04/
    http://www.littlehouseonthebighill.c...php?detail=125

    I wouldn't worry about it moving...
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    Re: DIY Honey Extractor

    double post oops
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    Re: DIY Honey Extractor

    The shaft is 1/2" all thread. It moves with the bin that holds the frames. It has a bearing at it s base and near the top. I used the all thread so I could easily attach a bearing.
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    DIY Honey Extractor

    After many hours at Lowe's and in my garage, I have a spinning Frankenstein in a barrel almost ready to throw some honey!
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