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    Re: beekeeper beginner from Slovenia

    Some of these pics are professional quality, you have a very good eye and know how to use your camera. Thanks for sending me the link to these pics, I enjoy them very much.
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    Re: beekeeper beginner from Slovenia

    some of these images don't seem to open but the links mostly do and have great pics, thanks. I like the rain/snow melt water recovery system, simple and elegant and keeps the bees well watered.
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    Re: Craig's list..a beekeepers best friend.

    glue saws planes and a nail puller can turn pallets into hive boxes, cutting boards, kayaks and a lot of other cool stuff, but it takes time not money so much. If Craig's list gets you to the...
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    Re: Saw Stop table saw

    I advise you use a 7" hand held (skill) saw and a straight edge clamped in place to cut 4'x8' sheets of plywood. Use a plywood blade for thin mat'l and place 4 each 2x4 or 4x4 under the sheet to...
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    Re: buying foundation

    Just want to extend the conversation a little. One, what are the cost differences between plastic and wax foundation? Two, I have it on good authority that a light coat of wax on plastic foundation...
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    Re: painting new hive boxes

    One coat of tb3 on the edges, and two coats of paint on the outside and all edges. now hard at work on building frames. thanks everyone for very good advice.
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    Re: Table saws / dado blades

    I have a Central Machinery 10" table saw. It is not a cabinet makers saw by any means, but I give it about a 7 1/2 on a scale of 10. Very little run out or wobble, easy to clean, fence is accurate...
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    Re: Inner cover vent opening.

    Seems to me that if you make the vent bee space size or larger, you invite robbing, if you make it smaller, the bees will tend to seal it up. If you want ventilation, and are a hobby bee keeper, not...
  9. Thread: slatboards

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    Re: slatboards

    I have finished building my supers, and am now working on frames, but will definitely build a slatted rack too. That will complete the basic hive. My bottom board is not screened, so I may make one...
  10. Thread: planers

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    Re: planers

    Hey everybody thanks for all the talk. I want to go to a portable because I get snipe with my hand power plane, and I don't have much room in my shop. I didn't know about spiral blades either, I...
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    Re: painting new hive boxes

    yes,I painted all exposed edges with TB3 glue to seal them up.
  12. Thread: planers

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    planers

    I can see how a planer in my wood shop would be a great tool. but they ain't cheep, and there are many brands and sizes. I think 13 inches is about right, as it will handle up to a 12 by. If...
  13. Thread: slatboards

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    slatboards

    just read the idiots guide to bee keeping. guy recommends a slatboard placed between the bottom board and the hive body. says it helps with ventilation and hive security. anybody know much about...
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    Re: painting new hive boxes

    thanks to some of you, i got a gallon of acrylic latex exterior oops for 7 bucks and am now happily painting the outsides only.
  15. Thread: Dado Blades

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    Re: Dado Blades

    I have a wobble blade and I use it for dados but not for rabbets, and it is satisfactory, but you have to bear down on the work piece a bit to keep it from floating on the blade. I suppose you need...
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    Re: painting new hive boxes

    Well there are pros and cons of plywood. It is a little harder on tools in my opinion, but about 1/4 the cost of say hickory boards. I take the hint of using TB3 on the edges, its good advice. I...
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    Re: installing foundation

    Thanks everyone for the links esp. My frame plan calls for 1/8 in grooves (like dados) in the center of the inside surfaces of the top and bottom bars. I don't know what wedge or slotted bars are. ...
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    Re: Dado Blades

    I use a router to cut my rabbets. It takes longer, but it gives a good clean rabbet. I think if you stack and clamp your frame sides, then you could use the dado there maybe to cut ten or so at a...
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    installing foundation

    Hi, I'm newbeeguy and glad for this site which is great. I am only interested in building hives one at a time, as a hobby woodworker. I have run a search under the term installing foundation, but...
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    Re: My crude Frame Fixture

    I can see how this feed based jig would be just the thing for a guy who was making a thousand or so frames at a time. For someone with ten or twelve hives say. And the box jig is great too, but...
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    Re: painting new hive boxes

    Alrighty then, I'll paint the outside, and the bees can paint the inside. I have to paint the edges, because it is 3/4 ply wood. It will have a few months to dry out doors before it is put to use. ...
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    painting new hive boxes

    I am building a new Langstroth hive. I need to know if I should paint both inside and out, or just outside? Also, what is the best paint to use, Urethane, Latex, oil based enamel or something else?
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    Re: What is the obsession with WHITE???

    Does anyone have a good answer to the question, what kind of paint is best for a hive, aside from color? I have seen bees pulling bits of outdoor latex apparently to use like propolis. Oh, and some...
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