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  1. Thread: Oregon

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    Re: Oregon

    Sweet box (Sarcocca) for about a week
    Filberts (Barcelona and Willamette) about a week both male (catkins) and female (very small like maple)
    Primroses
    Warm / wet: West side of the mountains (Zone...
  2. Thread: Making equitment

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    Re: Making equitment

    A fellow furniture builder and I were just discussing this, I think in a small shop you would need a lot of dust to blow the place up. I did however, turn on the propane and went in the house and...
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    Re: Starting 4th year, finally joined forum

    Thanks to Americas’ since I must have missed this thread first time around.
    Do you belong to PUB or Portland Metro Bee keepers? I am just east of you in Boring.
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    Re: LGO or swarm commander

    I have had great luck with LGO and not so good of luck with Swarm Commander. Unfortunately I did not do a side by side. My SC swarms were also very small and very late compared to LGO.
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    Re: Titebond II - what happened?

    I buy it by the gallon and have had good luck doing it that way. When the glue goes bad it gets stringy and it is junk. You did not mention stringy. If you are using it too cold it gets 'chalky'
    I...
  6. Thread: Building Boxes

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    Re: Building Boxes

    or push the blocks through a jointer with a stop block on the end. For this operation I like to leave my frames 2x long and then do the sides, chop saw them apart and then do the top dato.
    JM2C
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    Re: Dipping and titebond (or any/most?) glue

    Send the glue company an email. Most are very responsive. I know Titebond III is fully submersible but they want a clean, porous area to bond so I would think 'no' on most yellow wood glues. I would...
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    Re: Coates Nucs..how long do they last?

    I used exterior siding (T1-11) primer, base coat of good exterior + camo paint. Not lost one yet. Mine are only about 4 years but it is wet here.
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    Re: Hello from the PNW

    Welcome from Boring (East of you and West of Secret). Good luck with your hive, the swarm would have worked wonders on that Warre.
  10. Thread: Building Boxes

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    Re: Building Boxes

    You need to add a shim inside your dato stack (most sets come with them). I am talking a small shim, not another blade. It will make your fingers that much narrower and your groves that much wider so...
  11. Thread: Building Boxes

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    Re: Building Boxes

    So if you have a dato blade set for your saw and you purchased a 1x12 you cut a dato in the bottom the thickness of plywood (scrap works well). You put the plywood in the grove when you glue it up...
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    Re: Purity of Oxalic Acid

    These are a lot more pure than I thought they would be (for Savogran)I noted Randy Oliver has a different mixing ratios for lab pure OA if you are not using wood bleach. I wonder how pure it has to...
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    Re: Using Mann lake candle flex molds

    My wife is mad at me and it is all tenbears fault! I spent most of yesterday morning researching making molds and it really sounds fun. She knows I am on a new OCD project.
    I was thinking of going...
  14. Thread: Plastic frames

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    Re: Plastic frames

    Our guys were down at Acorn last year for a Vacuum system and told me they had bee frames. I gave Nick a call but with shipping I could not make it work (so he does do small quantities but the...
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    Re: Using Mann lake candle flex molds

    How about a quick how to on making a mold 10 bears? I get about 5 lbs left over per year (that does not get painted onto new plastic frames) so I do not need a mold that will last for 1000 pours. I...
  16. Re: Queen Excluder... I'd like to try them and have questions.

    The brood finally leaves and then you are stuck with partial frames of pollen. Do you extract the pollen with the honey? Curious because I was thinking next spring to extract two deep frames per...
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    Re: wire vs fishing line

    I was certain it was SS but I just looked up the Mann lake catalog and found it is tinned steel. Item HD-135 $9 for 1400 feet (1 lb). I can pop the wire if there is even a nick in it, SS is pretty...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    We also had first snow of the year followed by a nice soft rain (at about 30 degrees) to make the place a nice shinny mess.
    I have to come clean on my backing abilities: I stacked up a bunch of...
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    Re: wire vs fishing line

    No, I start standard use every hole, use nails, use guides then I read something here and jump in to try a few boxes. I am right back to wired wax foundation, SS wire, guides and nails. Its annoying...
  20. Thread: Happy Kid

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    Re: Happy Kid

    Cool, we have been having problems getting tags out here in Oregon. There is all this talk of tags for youth but so far we have only got one doe tag (filled).
    I could not figure out WTF was up with...
  21. Re: Queen Excluder... I'd like to try them and have questions.

    I like the plastic ones and I would not operate without one. I like knowing the queen is in the bottom box when I am tearing into the hive. I like taking my time and finding her and checking her...
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    Re: wire vs fishing line

    I used heavy line but had the problem of the bees chewing the foundation, actually dropping out the bottom of the foundation. When the foundation was drawn they would build QC all the route along the...
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    Re: Electricity and the Hive

    The graph posted shows mV, which is mili volts not amps. This is a very small number that is generally seen any time you have two test leads held out to open air and not shorted (touching each...
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    Re: What Beekeeping Goodies did Santa Drop Off?

    Keep in mind that the greater the temperature gradient the better the image (regardless of the cost of the device). So if it were a normal winter and you opened up the door overnight and got that...
  25. Thread: Lid weight

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    Re: Lid weight

    Its all about location, do not place them by a mobile home park! :lookout:Although the news make it look like a T4 did not discriminate between the structure type.
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