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  1. Re: Making accurate compound miter bevel cuts

    Tilt the head to 30 degrees. Nail a board that is the same size you are using for the hive to the table top. Cut the board. Move the saw head out of the way. Hook your measuring tape on the end of...
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    Re: How do *you* move hives?

    I move my bee hives by putting a strap around them (under bottom board and over cover), screw on the entrance cover (something I make), tilt it forward, slide the dolly under it, tilt back and pull...
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    Re: "Keyboard Beekeepers" ?

    Thanks Jim. This website is a good thing for both the commercial beeks and the hobby folks. Its been my best source of info and help since I've been keeping bees.

    Also, thanks for the queen cells...
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    Re: How to best use a 40x60 building

    Crabo, thanks for posting the question. I'm also trying to figure out what floor plan design would work best for a honey house / storage facility / workshop together. My wife is ready for me to move...
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    Re: Painting

    Use MDO plywood for your lids and the plies will not separate over time. I won't use plywood for the box
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    Re: I'm a newbie in central east Texas

    Stay in touch with Mr. Talbert. He's a good source of info.
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    Re: New Forum Idea: Sideliners

    I like it.
  8. What can I treat my peach trees with that is bee friendly?

    I have a couple of hives that are near the land owner's peach trees and they want to treat their peach trees with something organic that will not affect my bees. They want to treat them to keep the...
  9. Re: Advice: Bug Net or Bee Veil - Beekeeping on a Budget

    What kind of hive do you plan to use? Will you extract using the traditional method you mentioned in the earlier post?
  10. Re: Advice: Bug Net or Bee Veil - Beekeeping on a Budget

    What crops are being grown in the area around you? Are there cotton crops?

    What type of lumber do you have access to?

    Do you have access to electricity?

    How is the honey currently being...
  11. Re: Advice: Bug Net or Bee Veil - Beekeeping on a Budget

    Doug,

    Where are you at in Sudan?
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    Re: Hives stolen looking for help

    Charlie.........I am glad that you posted this.

    I am a hobby beek transitioning to a sideliner who, after reading this thread, will be branding all my equipment (frames and boxes) as I grow. I now...
  13. Re: Advice: Bug Net or Bee Veil - Beekeeping on a Budget

    Doug, this is interesting that you are out there doing this and helping these folks. Thank you.

    How about this idea? Pool the resources of your group and have 5 people share 1 good quality veil...
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    Early splits

    If I have a lot of drone brood and the hives are doing really well can I do walkaway splits this early?

    I keep double deep brood boxes and I was just planning on splitting the hive bodies and...
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    Re: How much honey?

    If you are starting with a nuc and you have a good flow of nectar you could possibly harvest some surplus honey. But, don't be tempted to take what you should be leaving for the bees.

    Most of my...
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    Re: What Have You Learned This Season?

    I learned that when the old salts of beekeeping tell me to open up my hives and inspect them regularly that I had better do it. And if they are loaded with v.mites then I better treat.

    I've also...
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    Queen mating

    If I graft so early in the year that there aren't sufficient drones for the queens to mate with, what are the dangers? Will they just mate when drones are available or what happens to them?
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    Re: looking to move to Texas

    If you are looking for country that is more open and not so heavily forested then this suggestion is correct. The commercial beek I do business with winters his hives just east of Madisonville (edge...
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    Hauling bees with gooseneck trailer

    Does anyone here have any pros and cons on hauling bees with a flatbed gooseneck trailer?

    If I'm successful with my spring splits this year I'm going to need to be able to move those hives to a...
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    Re: Hives stolen looking for help

    I was online this morning and noticed the thread shown in the link below:...
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    Re: What must I do or not do?

    Plan on buying more bees. I'm serious.

    You need to treat.
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    Re: startup cost???

    Olivia, I agree with Chevy.

    Another reason to buy your woodenware at first is to actually see how it should be made if you do decide to make it own your own (which eventually you will if you like...
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    Re: looking to move to Texas

    Hopefully we can meet up some day and my info can get me a free home brew beer!

    If you are visiting the state and just checking it out then go down around Fredricksburg and on to San Antonio....
  24. Re: looking to buy my first extractor with a motor.

    I have the 20 frame Dadant and love it. And when I say 20 frame I am talking about 20 frames from deeps.
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    Re: looking to move to Texas

    You can find what you want in the Tyler area. Its not largely covered with National Forests which in east TX are primarily used as pine plantations and not natural vegetation as you would think....
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