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  1. Re: Japanese Super Hornets: Die! Die! Die!

    Cool
    That would be something to see!
    Were is the link?
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    Re: Post pic of queen

    This is a photo of 2 Queens. They are in the OB hive on our sun porch back in June.
    The mother Queen is just above my wife's finger nail and the virgin is to the left of the pencil.

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    Re: Share your Beekeeping Inventions!

    I got tired of wet/damp gloves this summer. I have been supplying 3 teenagers with equipment while teaching them how to keep bee's and having 6-8 pairs of wet gloves got old real fast. I made this...
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    Re: Buying a hive?

    It looks like this person has already moved so you may do better on the price.
    Also he has 2 hives for sale.
    I bought 3 strong hives 2 deeps 9 frames each full of bee's for $200 each and they have...
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    Re: How do you follow a "bee line" ?

    Use a compass and take a reading.
    Follow that direction for about 100 yards and watch for bees.
    Take another reading and follow.

    If you cant follow them that way set a bucket full of the water...
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    Re: 40" Nylon Spatula alternative

    Shipping is $2.00 more than the spatula for me.
    I will stick with home rigged for now.
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    Re: Insulating box idea

    Here is a link to were I get it.
    http://www.farmtek.com/farm/supplies/cat1a;ft_tekfoil_insulation.html
    We used it on the farm years ago and I used it to wrap our home.
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    Re: The Price of Honey

    Prices very by location!
    Were in the USA are you?

    Put the suppers back on and let them fill it.
    If you have undrawn frames place a few of them in and they should fill the drawn frames first.
    ...
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    Re: $$ dollar value of hive

    I just bought 3 hives consisting of bottom board, 2 deeps, 18 frames, inner cover and top.
    Full of bee's and the bottom frames full of brood top frames full of honey and some brood.
    The queen's...
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    Minnesota Hygienic / VSH ?

    This may seem obvious to some but I could not find an answer?:scratch:
    What is the difference between Minnesota Hygienic & VSH Queens:s

    I have 5 VSH queens in Nuc's right now and an older member...
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    Re: Will this feeder work?

    I that a Tucker it's leaning on?
    I have several like that other than the large opening.
    It should be fine.
  12. Re: How many deeps are used to over winter ?

    doodlebug
    I am a little west of you and I over winter in 2 deeps.
    Just be sure they are full of stores.
    It is better to have extra for them rather than not enough.
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    Re: Doing a cutout this weekend

    If you have one or can borrow a ladder stand that will work.
    I used one of mine on a trap-out last year it worked great.
    Tell the wife you need one and you can use it for bee's and HUNTING.
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    Re: Doing a cutout this weekend

    JW
    Do they have a loader they could raise up for you to work from?
    If so set the ladder up beside it so you could get down when finished.
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    Re: Doing a cutout this weekend

    Can you kill the POWER in those electric lines?
    If not it may not be worth the risk.
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    Re: tankless water heater

    Just for (* comparison *) I checked our local Lowe's price's.
    30 gal gas water heater $401.24
    Gas Tankless water heater $848.00
    For even 2 week's use that is half price.
    Use your 20 lb. tank and...
  17. Re: 5 NUCS ready and NO QUEENS (HELP)

    Thank You Pine Ridge Farms
    I had not thought of that.
    This is the first time I have bought Queens that needed to go through the mail!!!

    Buy the way the Church at the end of my drive/lane is...
  18. 5 NUCS ready and NO QUEENS (HELP)

    I have 5 nucs ready for Queens that were shipped on Monday and no one knows were they are???
    The USPS tracking # states they left Pa. Monday 1:36 am.
    Our local P.O. cant even find out were they...
  19. Re: 5 gallon buckets- Home Depot or food grade?

    A jar of Honey goes a long way when asking for buckets at your local bakery.
    Have them place it in the break room.
    I was given over 200 icing buckets since Jan. 1 and they were even calling me when...
  20. Re: I definitely understand now why the hive stands work side to side, not front to b

    It looks to me like someone slid the hive to the right as your bottom block look close to level.
    If so just slide it back to the left and the block will set down level.
    Or just lift that side of...
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    Re: Lancaster Pa. area suppliers?

    Lazy shooter
    I Cary a hive body with me all the time in season.
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    Re: Lancaster Pa. area suppliers?

    Thank You all for the information.
    I went by Forest Hill and he does have some very nice equipment and we talked for about 1/2 hr.
    I picked up some moisture boards to try this winter as I build...
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    Re: Lancaster Pa. area suppliers?

    Thanks pahammer

    They are about 15 minuets away.:applause:
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    Re: Lancaster Pa. area suppliers?

    I thought about that but I have driven 1500 miles since last Friday and have to do it again this Friday/Saturday.
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    Lancaster Pa. area suppliers?

    I am visiting family in the Lancaster Pa. area and was wondering if there are any local bee suppliers in the area?
    I'm not getting any local hits on line but do remember reading about an Amish shop...
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