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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    9/16/14: Swarm caught in trap today

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    Getting late for swarms around here - hope it is not from one of mine, but prob is. Will investigate this week.
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    Re: quilt box

    This page, Boris Suggest wool. I have used wool on a few hives and compared to wood chips. The wood chip hives retained more moisture in the wood chips than the wool does. It does breathe and wick...
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    Re: Yess or No on Honey suppers

    I normally place an empty super on top of the inner cover, then stack wet supers on top of that. The bees have easy access and do not treat the wet supers as part of the hive. It's best to place...
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    That smell arrived this week at all my hive sites. Goldenrod is coming in. Hoping for a good flow so I don't need to feed much. I did give most all my larger colonies about a gallon of 5:3 syrup...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    8/29/14: 19382, West Chester - Caught a swarm today in a trap - checked the trap yesterday and it was empty.

    I'll probably make use of these late swarms to strengthen weaker hives that I would...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    8/28/14: 19382, West Chester - 6pm small swarm, easy catch.
  7. Re: How long for new queen to start laying?

    You can generate a queen calendar using this tool ... Gives all the timings you need.

    http://www.thebeeyard.org/queen-rearing-calendar/

    Michael's site also provides good info:
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    Re: vented bee suit

    I got a Golden Bee Vented Jacket this year. They will sew them to your measurements. I really like it - Good construction and american made!
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    Re: Maxant 3100 Extractor

    That is the most I've worked out in the last year with that equipment :rolleyes:

    I got to thinking, I really should use the weights more ...

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Maxant 3100 Extractor

    Was doing more extracting today, so I thought I would share a pic of how I stabilized mine.

    That is two 35 lbs weight plates, and two 35 lbs dumbbells. you can see the pad I referred to above...
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    Re: Maxant 3100 Extractor

    I have the same extractor as you and had the same problem. This year I did as Ross suggested, I cut a piece of 3/4" plywood big enough to mount the extractor to and set the bucket on. I used 5/16"...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    19335 - 6/27 caught swarm in trap.
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    Re: Foundationless Brood Frames.........

    I have good success with FL frames as well. Every spring when I make my splits I feed lots of new FL frames into the NUCs made from splits. They draw out worker cell almost exclusively. Feeding...
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    Re: Ventilated Bee Jacket

    I decided to go with the vented Jacket from Golden Bee. Expect delivery on Monday/Tuesday this week. I like the fact that it is American made, and custom to my measurements. They make their...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    6/19 - 19335 noticed swarm had moved in one of my traps. The swarm was from 6/18 or 6/19.
  16. Re: Where do you get your 1.25" frame nails?

    I agree HF air tools are not high quality construction grade equipment, but I don't expect that for less than 15 bucks either. They are disposable for me. The newer models seem to jam far less than...
  17. Re: Where do you get your 1.25" frame nails?

    Build a jig. The time saved with the jig/stapler combo is way more than going from nails to the staple gun. 10 frames per 7 mins or so ...
  18. Re: Where do you get your 1.25" frame nails?

    I would go to a harbor freight if you have one, buy a Nailer/stapler (or two):

    http://www.harborfreight.com/18-gauge-2-in-1-nailerstapler-68019.html

    and ammo:

    1 1/8 or 1 1/2 inch staples ......
  19. Re: Who just ordered a MAXANT 3100 powered extractor?? This guy, thats who!!

    +1 Love mine.
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    Re: Forest Hill Woodworking

    Forest Hill now has an Online store ...

    http://foresthillbeesupply.com/
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    I got word from my family that I captured 3 swarms back home on a family farm this week in Western PA. I was home for Memorial Day and checked the 10 traps I set several weeks before and bees were...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Caught 3 Swarms in Indiana County, PA this week - 15701
  23. Re: Set me straight - is pulling queen good idea to stimulate workers to make honey

    I did cut down splits right before the flow got going. Two of my stronger hives are going to store 100+ pounds of honey for sure.
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    Re: Capping Tank Ideas?

    I made this one last season ...

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?286185-Hobby-Beekeeper-Uncapping-Tank-for-around-20-00&highlight=sams+club
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    Sticky: Re: Post your bloom dates 2014!

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    Black Locust started
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