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    Re: Harvesting a single frame

    my mom does this:

    uncap with a fork and put the frame upside down in one of the gray plastic "bus boxes" like this: http://www.amazon.com/Bus-Box-Grey-17-22/dp/B007NZTLVO
    she then covers it with...
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    Re: What air compressor do you have?

    why do you want oil-free?
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    Re: How do you spot eggs?

    for some reason, the color of light put out by the cheap $1.99 LED flashlights make the eggs "glow" and easy to see. I started using one on a day that it was overcast and it made a huge difference. ...
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    Re: Reversing Brood Boxes

    MB

    For your area, when (approximately) would you start moving the frames around using this method?

    Thanks!
    Matt
  5. Re: I won't be in town when my bee package arrives

    if you punch a hole in the top of the can, all of the syrup will run out the bottom since there is not longer a "vacuum" holding it in there...
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    Re: Can I put fish in a water source?

    if you use a fountain, put it on a timer to only come on at night. That will put air in the water and cool it, but not bother the bees.

    also, i found that using a short section of copper tubing...
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    Re: swarm trap placement

    What is your preferred method for shimming/adjusting the french cleat or boxes to make them level?

    Thanks!
  8. Re: Extractor Made from 201 Stainless vs 304 Stainless

    If you have minor rust at the welds, that can be fixed pretty easily

    First, take a product like CLR, apply it to the rusty areas and let it sit for a few minutes, then scrub it off with one of the...
  9. Hive on the shoulder of I-65 between Indy and Louisville

    I'm not sure where to post this, so feel free to move this to the appropriate place:

    I was headed South on I-65 out of Indy yesterday and around noon saw a white single Deep 10 frame hive body and...
  10. Re: What to do with partial frames of nectar/syrup

    I ended up doing a modified #5 on Saturday and did not flip the frames upside down.

    The temps were in the low 40's. when i opened the hive, there were bees up in this deep box. So, i took the...
  11. Re: What to do with partial frames of nectar/syrup

    so by "inverted frames" you mean actually put them in upside down?

    I will do this by putting the inner cover on the deep box, and then flipping it over.

    What is the reason?

    Thanks!
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    Another great idea, thanks!

    What should i do with the wet frames after extracting? I don't have enough freezer space for them.
  13. Re: What to do with partial frames of nectar/syrup

    Thanks for the ideas!

    Any other opinions or idea?

    I'm pretty close to option 5 right now, i just need to put an inner cover between the medium and the deep that is on top of it.

    Thanks!...
  14. What to do with partial frames of nectar/syrup

    I had a weak hive that was robbed by yellow jackets until it absonded. More on that here: http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?304768-Yellow-Jackets-robbing-hive-%96-how-to-stop

    Now, i...
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    Re: Yellow Jackets robbing hive how to stop

    Or, should i take the deep box with 8 frames, and put it under the deep and medium...?
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    Re: Yellow Jackets robbing hive how to stop

    Here is my update:

    Friday evening i removed the frame feeder. Saturday i checked the hive a few times, and noticed that the yellow jacket traffic had not changed much. Sunday I looked at it a...
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    Re: Yellow Jackets robbing hive how to stop

    I can pull the feeder this evening and see what happens tomorrow during the day. That would give me Sunday to do something else if i need to.

    I could also put a YJ trap next to the hive and try...
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    Yellow Jackets robbing hive how to stop

    I have a small and weak hive that continues to get robbed by yellow jackets. I have a frame feeder in this hive and have been feeding 5:3 syrup with NO HBH. Until recently, the entrance on this...
  19. Re: Uncapping with an electric carving knife

    How long of a blade are you using?

    Do they work on deep frames?

    Any tips, tricks, or special techniques?

    I have one that gets used once a year for turkey...might have to sneak it out of the...
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    Re: Gas Tank Bees

    Thats an old Jeep gas tank http://www.quadratec.com/products/51306_01_07.htm and weighs less than 20lbs when empty.

    Might be easiest to just set a brood box on top of it with frames and seal up...
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    Re: First Split of the year.

    Glock,

    Does turning the split so that the opening is facing the opposite direction work OK? I don't have many options for moving my hive over 2 miles away, and your method is easy...

    Does...
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    Re: Box's sticking together

    I've been told to wipe Lemon Pledge on the edges to keep them from sticking. Something about the Pledge helps to harden the paint and make it un-sticky. And the Lemon Pledge smells good too!

    I'm...
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    Re: The Miracle of Going Foundationless!

    Rob,

    I have heard of this method but haven't seen any photos...do you have any that you can share with comb in the frame?

    Thanks!
    Matt
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    Re: Talking with Grade School Kids

    I'm a little late with this info, but maybe it can be used in the future:)

    My 5 year old has learn quite a bit about honeybees from a couple of Curious George episodes. One is called "Bee is for...
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    Re: Adding motor to hand crank extractor

    http://www.harborfreight.com/7-inch-variable-speed-polisher-sander-92623.html

    This is what I will be using on my extractor. the drive system will be via a 1/2" wide flat belt (similar to what...
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