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  1. Thread: Checker boarding

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    Re: Checker boarding

    Swarm king here is the site to determine bug hatch by degree days:
    http://pnwpest.org/
    Go to quick start, this has been around a while to determine what times the bugs hatch and attack the fruit. ...
  2. Re: Dado sets. Comparison Freud SD208 and Oshlun SDS 0842

    I purchased the Oshlun set described and the first run I through a tooth on a chipper blade on pine. I sent them and email and had a new chipper in the mail within the week. Excellent customer...
  3. Re: Swarm control - Demaree preferred over Checkerboarding?

    Sorry Walt, I figured first year I did not have a pollen box on the bottom, second year they swarmed, and this year looks like the queen liked the shallows too much to move down to the deeps. Queen...
  4. Re: Swarm control - Demaree preferred over Checkerboarding?

    I find that after a couple of times of doing the demaree method that there is no way to move 80% of the bees above the excluder. I was finding that I was moving the oldest of the capped brood back...
  5. Thread: Oops Paint

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    Re: Oops Paint

    Back to UV, the more that gets reflected the less that the paint has to handle.
  6. Thread: Oops Paint

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    Re: Oops Paint

    I have a habitat for Humanity here also and went in one day and the entire place was full of paint and Stain. Fred Meyer donated a truck load of it. I have been trying to not buy paint until I use...
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    Re: Painting hives with Tite bond III

    It is not about the adhesion but about the UV properties. The same way a marine varnish breaks down in the sun in a few years but lasts for 30 years on a interior project.
  8. Thread: Oops Paint

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    Re: Oops Paint

    Lowes and HD are great since I am in there picking up materials but you will find a better selection at an actual paint stores (Miller or SW). The nice thing about the paint store is that a 5 gallon...
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    Re: hives on someone else's property?

    Horse trading is all about both of you walking away feeling good about it. I do small yards all over and this last year I started clearing brush on other peoples land for setting up out yards. I...
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    Re: Newbe, planning a hive build

    I built one for the brother in law. I would recommend going to Mike Bush’s site and looking at his plans. It would have saved me a bunch of time since I was not used to the construction on TBH....
  11. Re: What are your thoughts on using medium supers exclusively?

    My recommendation on cutting down boxes is to cut the opposite sides of the box. Stop put in a shim, tape it up with masking tape. Run the other two sides. The cut off piece will stay neatly attached...
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    Re: Oliver Drone Trap frame

    A couple of years ago I had a queen move up into my shallow supers, I put her back down with the drawn frames and extracted the remainder of the box. When I pulled the shallow frame on the next...
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    Re: wood filler/wood puddy

    I have used Elmer’s exterior wood putty on the used boxes that got me started. For the bad parts I just cut them out and glued on new strips of wood. For holes and bad loose knots (in lawn chairs I...
  14. Thread: squarepeg 2015

    by minz
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    Re: squarepeg 2015

    Again along Ian’s line of thought:
    So you also have no blooms after June and no rain in the summer? (my intellicast for zip 98709 shows my monthly average to be 0.65” and 0.72” July August...
  15. Thread: squarepeg 2015

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    Re: squarepeg 2015

    I said it before on the 2015 goal page that you were about the same size as I am and I think about the same climate. I hope to follow your model.
    Since you are just starting the thread could you...
  16. Re: Oxalic Acid ... soon approved for use in beehives

    does that alow you an open container when you drive?
  17. Re: Oxalic Acid ... soon approved for use in beehives

    I picked up a bag from Amazon, it had no label. :ws:
  18. Thread: Algae in my Syrup

    by minz
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    Re: Algae in my Syrup

    Must be two of these running the same time but sorry in advance if this just turns out to be a double post.
    I tried a search on the randy oliver web site (since that was where I read it) but here is...
  19. Thread: Corn Syrup/Bleach

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    Re: Corn Syrup/Bleach

    I tried a search on the randy oliver web site (since that was where I read it) but here is one of the links that came up. 5 ml/ gallon:...
  20. Thread: 2015 plans

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    Re: 2015 plans

    All the same color wood it is like a secret entrance to your office. You could make the door handle go away on the outside and just do a spring and a coat rack (too hard to retro in a fireplace at...
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    Re: Home made branding iron

    Nice advanced box Jig, can take wood up to 7” with one pass and 14” with two passes’ you can purchase the 13 pages of detailed plans to build it! Again, patience of a saint, beautiful work. I am...
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    Re: Say hi to our new friend...

    We ran into a porky on the high desert, hunting quail in the sage. Never thought they would be there. Partners pointer was of the ‘could not learn’ type. What a mess, ruined a perfectly good day....
  23. Thread: 2015 plans

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    Re: 2015 plans

    I think I am just going to follow squarepeg, it sounds good and he has about the same size operation that I have. Unfortunately I have no clue where I am going, most of it seems to based on what the...
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    Re: Home made branding iron

    Wow that guy has the patience of a saint! Awesome wood shop, it has nice editing on the video to make a one week project actually watchable. He did a lot of hand file and hacksaw work. I had to...
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    Re: Formic Acid Flash Treatment

    I have used it (only running 12 hives, not commercial). First time I did it I had my concentration too strong, the bees bearded bad and I had a bad kill. After I got my solutions correct it does...
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