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    Re: DIY Crush and Strain equipment

    You can get a Honey Gate Valve from Maxant.Phone: (978) 772-0576 • (978) 772-BEES (2337) Less than ten dollars (2 years ago) and worth it ! A honey gate valve is different from a gate valve for...
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    Re: Comb Honey Knife

    Good article about cut comb honey.
    http://www.honeybeesuite.com/how-to-cut-comb-honey/
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    Re: observe bees is super slow motion

    The photography is great, but you jump around too much. Most beekeepers have more than a 2 second attention span.
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    Re: I can't see.

    A 3 inch magnifying glass works for me to see eggs. Also cheap reading glasses, one dollar at Dollar Tree.
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    Re: what size filter...

    Nylon stockings ( the knee high kind) are good for a small amount of honey. Be sure to wash them before putting them back in the wife's drawer. haha
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    Re: A Swarm denied...

    In some cases "Its easier to get forgiveness than permission".
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    Re: Would you send it back?

    Talk to Brushy Mountain people . Be nice, explain that you like this item but the workmanship doesn't meet your expectations. Is this their usual quality or did this box slip through quality control...
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    Re: A Swarm denied...

    This is when you need a 12 volt bee-vac , just stick the hose out the window, suck up the bees, and never get out of the truck !
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    Re: my first swarm catch

    From the photo it looks like you are trying to get them to go into an open top box. They like a dark cavity. Put a top and bottom on and let them find the entrance. If the queen is in there they...
  10. Re: You know your a new beekeeper when....

    Don't mow till the Dandelions are through blooming. http://www.honeybeesuite.com/the-dandelions-of-spring/
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    Re: Is Roundup as safe as we have been told?

    Is Roundup as safe as we have been told?
    NO
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    Re: Will lawn treatment harm my bees

    Read This ! Maintaining a perfect lawn is contrary to beekeeping thinking.
    http://www.honeybeesuite.com/where-have-all-the-flowers-gone/
  13. Re: What to use if you forgot or can't find your hive tool?

    On the opposite side, I keep a Hive Tool in my toolbox (I'm a Carpenter). It is really good for removing small trim and scraping old caulk and paint.
  14. Re: Compressor PSI for blowing bees out of supers

    487 PSI with a 3" nozzle should do it!
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    Re: Screened or Solid Bottom

    I use screened BB but I also have slotted racks above them. This reduces the open bottom area by about half. Six hives.
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    Trapout cone diminsions

    On a hogan style trapout, what is the size of the exit hole of the cone? Also what is the suggested diameter and length of the cone?
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    Re: Hello from Arkansas

    Welcome to BeeSource and beekeeping !
    My parents had 5 acres close to Mabelvale. My sister owns it now and is getting bees. I live in North Central Arkansas , Greers Ferry Lake area, and have 6...
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    Re: Adkins Bee Removal

    Thanks for the replies. I'm sending the E-Mail to the Spam bucket.
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    Adkins Bee Removal

    I got a e-mail from Adkins Bee Removal. They claim to be a National Network for Bee Removal. Anybody had any dealings with them?
  20. Re: Can you split a new package with an extra queen?

    Yes you can. You can also buy a cup of coffee and an extra cup, divide it into two cups, fill both cups with water, and have two cups of coffee for the price of one plus the extra cup. In my...
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    Re: Bee leveling set up - Ideas welcomed

    Float them. Water stays level. Build a barge or raft and float it in a pond or swimming pool. No ants or mice. I don't know if skunks will swim or not. Have openings under the hives so mites and...
  22. Re: What happens when you ask your 11 year old daughter to "paint" hive bodies

    Definitely keepers. UV resistant clear coat and front row display in the bee yard.
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    Re: Wood hive VS polystyrene hive

    Wood is best.
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    Re: Frame Nailing Device?

    After you get it assembled, sand it smooth and apply a good coat of wax (bee's wax of course). This will make cleaning the glue off a lot easier.
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    Re: Insulating hives

    I don't insulate but I use quilt boxes on top. I leave my quilt boxes on year round.
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