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    Re: Beetle Baffle Review

    Boy you have that right. Amazing isn't it? Beekeeping attracts a seems very attractive to certain personality type. I can't tell you how many beeks I've met but I can spot a rookie within 2...
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    Re: Using a Steinkraus-Morse Swarm Catcher

    Very nice swarm tool.
    I love it when I read that some beeks proclaim that they are "natural" beekeepers. So letting your bees swarm is "natural" but retrieving them with a bag on a pole isn't? ...
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    Re: First tree trap out

    Excellent knowledge being shared. Nice job by you. I don't have any scheduled trap outs but I have one, "in the works". I was able to use open brood so different situation but I'll keep your advice...
  4. Re: Lost My Swarm!!!!! Did i do something wrong??

    Well today was a little different in that I caught one of my hives as it was just about to swarm. I just happened to get an inclination to walk over to my hives. I saw one hive with a lot more...
  5. Re: Lost My Swarm!!!!! Did i do something wrong??

    Great advice. I caught a nice swarm last Thursday. Put it into a 10 frame deep with a medium above an excluder. I put in 9 frames drawn comb and a frame of open & capped brood. They stayed through...
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    Re: Another hand truck/lift design

    Interesting-I thought of using an Acme screw/nut with a crank and did a small test. I was thinking hand crank so it wouldn't be the same as using a Drill motor. I think I had a 8 pitch rod and it...
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    Re: Another hand truck/lift design

    Yes it's a 65. It's about a 50 footer. Pictures make everything look sooooo much better than they are. Unless it is a picture of my homely puss. even a camera can't improve that.
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    Re: Another hand truck/lift design

    The boxes are not empty but are not working hives . They just have frames of comb. I may have to add an extension on the bottom but I wanted to wait because a longer bottom may prevent being able to...
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    Another hand truck/lift design

    For anyone interested I have some pics of a recent hand truck/lift that I fabricated from a used aluminum hand truck and some scrap I had laying around. Feel free to ask questions about the details...
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    Re: Two man hive lifter

    I saw this one while looking here for some ideas. It is a nice unit he made but I did mine from a light weight hand truck I had laying around and made most of the brackets etc. from aluminum. I used...
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    Re: Two man hive lifter

    Do you use a regular hand truck? What I'm making is based on an aluminum hand truck that I've modified. I have a cleet at the bottom of a lifting mechanism. I can adjust the height and grab the hive...
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    Re: Two man hive lifter

    I agree with you. I made a unit as well. I used what I had laying around to some degree. I had electrical conduit that I bent in the same manner as the others except I used some roller chain as a...
  13. Re: How can I eradicate honey bees from the recesses of a banyan tree trunk?

    Just another shot in the dark. I don't know how many entrances they are using so this idea is somewhat dependent on this. If they are using 2-3 entrances a bee vacuum could perhaps gather enough...
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    Re: Frame filling "machine" update

    Good luck with the machine. I didn't know that Kelleys still sold this unit.
    I used it this year already as well as in the Fall. I put filled frames next to the brood comb in the fall figuring the...
  15. ultrasonic crystallized honey liquification

    I've read some literature online about this. I was wondering if anyone else has used an ultrasonic cleaner to liquify bottled honey.
    I have some bottles that have started to crystallize and thought...
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    Re: 2:1 sugar syrup-preventing fermentation

    Has anyone recently purchased syrup from these people? I may be looking to get some soon and I want to make sure I can do so.
    Thanks
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    Re: Is getting stung pretty common

    Google does indeed rule. It rules the lives of too many people myself included. This just goes to show how prevalent it is to find conflicting information about bees and beekeeping. I suspect this...
  18. Re: Looking for the best reviews for swarm box lures

    Ditto on all the above. I use LGO mixed in hot wax. It seems to make the smell last a long time.
    Swarm box is my favorite way to get bees. I put out 12 last year and got 12 swarms. Not all got...
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    Re: Worst place you been stung.

    Getting stung on the leg isn't a painful site unless it is not the right or left leg-3rd IYKWIM
    I sort of enjoy most stings because I feel there is a benefit from them but not 100% of the time.
    How...
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    Re: Is getting stung pretty common

    I understand many beeks will take a hot hive and requeen it without a second thought. I am not so quick to do so because I've had hot hives calm down without requeening and sometimes the hot hives...
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    Re: Swarm prevention idea???

    Bee don't leave with a new queen they leave with the original queen. After swarms generally have one or more virgin queens.
    I have supplied the hives that seem as if they will be too crowded once...
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    Re: Is getting stung pretty common

    Really??? I'm astonished this question has the legs it does. IMO if you have to ask this question you might want to think about finding another hobby. Posing the question suggests there are concerns...
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    Swarm prevention idea???

    I'm sure someone else has thought of this but I've looked here and elsewhere for information but I can't find anything. Keywords for searching this is likely why I cannot find anything about what I'd...
  24. Re: Rigid foam follower board advice please.

    So this is indeed stretch wrap yes? Not needing a heat source for shrinking yes? Packing wrap is perhaps another name for this clear stretch roll dispensed material?
  25. Re: Rigid foam follower board advice please.

    Are you talking about stretch wrap? I call this shrink wrap all the time by mistake. I've got plenty of that as well. I wrap my frame filling tank with it. I can run it a little faster this way and...
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