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    Re: 5 gallon buckets- Home Depot or food grade?

    Try your local BBQ joint. They get sauce and spices in 5 gal buckets. My favorite one sets them outside for anyone to take for free. I have picked up a couple hundred for various uses.
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    Re: Where have all the butterflies gone?

    I see many fewer insects of all varieties in central Missouri. I have not seen a single June bug or even a Japanese beetle (which I do not miss!) this year so far. Lightning bugs are out but not...
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    Re: Day 2 Sting Swelling

    Another example of using a battery per my technique above. This one from the daughter of a beekeeper.

    "I have 5 holes in my arm where that yellow-jacket stung me!
    That battery (9V that dad stuck...
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    Re: Day 2 Sting Swelling

    For many years I have used electricity on bee, hornet, and wasp stings.

    You get a 9-volt battery (fire alarm style), wet the area around the sting, and apply both battery poles to the sting for...
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    Re: finger joints ?

    Mark,

    Here is a link to my box joint jig that I advertise on BeeSource

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?281541-Box-Joint-Jig-by-Carl-Korschgen&highlight=korschgen
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    Re: Top entrance questions

    Your best bet is to rip a board with a table saw to the height dimension that you want. I usually use the scrap that comes off ripping boards for boxes. Check out what "bee space" is and make your...
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    Re: Top entrance questions

    Hive ventilation is important. If you close the bottom entrance entirely then I believe the hive must be on a screened bottom board. I make SBB with a 3/8” (bee space) gap (mouse eliminator) and...
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    Re: Top entrance questions

    ARGluck,

    Here is a 60 second video of my hive configuration with upper entrance frames as shown above. I use screened bottom boards, upper entrances, and vent boxes year round. Video taken in...
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    Re: Top entrance questions

    I have used upper entrances for several years. You do get a small amount of burr comb but that is not a big problem. In the last two years I have pulled 200+ frames of honey above the entrances and...
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    Re: Box Joint Jig by Carl Korschgen

    Beekeepers,

    Here is a video that I made last spring in one of my customer's shop. They are making 1 1/2" box joints eight boards at a time. I provide text to explain the process.
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    Re: Feeders for lots of hives?

    Here is a BeeSource link to my feeder that I have used during the last two drought periods with great success.
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    Re: Hive Box Manufacture

    Making beehive components is a matter of safety, scale, and efficiency.

    The type of joint that is used is personal preference but the preference of business customers is often mediated by the...
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    Re: Hive Box Manufacture

    Folks,

    I have developed a new box joint jig that is ideal for beekeepers who want to make their own boxes. Please open this link to the BeeSource For Sale Forum.
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    Box Joint Jig by Carl Korschgen

    I have a developed (and provisionally patented) a box joint jig for a table saw or router table around a totally new concept for indexing the work pieces. My jig is safer, faster, more efficient,...
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    Re: Upper/ top entrance design -- Korschgen

    Davo
    Yes, I put my entrances in the middle of the hives (between my upper deep brood box and the lower super) during nectar flow. That way the bees have fast access to the entire hive. I keep a...
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    Re: neighbors humming bird feeders

    My neighbor feeds hundreds of hummingbirds on her deck during the summer. I bought her a better bird feeder but there was still a problem since she had over a dozen feeders. She now sprays the...
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    Re: Sugar syrup feeder

    Here is my feeder.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?273852-Korschgen-super-feeder&highlight=korschgen+super+feeder

    I have since modified it by roughing up the inside of the box so...
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    Korschgen super feeder

    I have found an effective way to feed my bees during this extreme drought using an open feeding station on my deck which is about 400’ from my 10 hives.

    I designed a floating board that fits as...
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    Re: 1/8" Hardware Cloth

    My two local Ace Hardware stores give a very nice discount if you buy an entire 50' roll -- you might have to ask the store manager to get the discount.
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    Re: Preventing an extractor from walking?

    Castors work great on my extractor. I have Dadant M00411 6-12 FRAME RADIAL EXTRACTOR with the Stainless steel stand (M00415). I bought castors with bolt heads and bolted them directly into the...
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    Re: Mann Lake Screened Bottom Board with Drawer

    I also was frustrated by worthless drawers in purchased SBB. A panel that slides in a saw groove or dado groove is worthless because moisture will eventually tighten up the groove to the point that...
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    Re: Upper/ top entrance design -- Korschgen

    Folks,

    Thanks for the comments. I put the back support on so that I can reduce the shims to 3/8". It is hard to fasten the intersection of pieces of wood that thin.

    My observation is that...
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    Upper/ top entrance design -- Korschgen

    Frequently there is discussion about upper/top hive entrances and their benefits on this forum (and now detailed in Michael Bush’s book on page 329). Last summer I converted my nine hives to upper...
  24. Re: Nail gun or wide crown stapler to assemble supers?

    Titebond glue and 2" thin style TORX head deck screws. The TORX head screws practically drive themselves. I have a box assembly frame that pushes the long sides into the short sides. The screws...
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    Re: Frame Assembly Stand

    Joe,

    I like the feet idea to quickly add height to the jig when switching from medium super to deep frames. It is always best to confine the top parts of the side bars.
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