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    Queenless hive rejects grafts

    I have a hive I have been through twice now and inspected all frames. It consist of two brood boxes and one super. There is some (very little) scattered drone brood, but no worker brood, or queen...
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    Re: How I cut box joints with a router

    Good point. I intend to use a rabbet bit with a bearing to router out the frame rest. just have not got around to it yet.
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    Re: How I cut box joints with a router

    I would like to do that but I am sure there are copyright issues that would get me into trouble. Maybe a library in your area would have a back issue or they could get it inter-library loan. I...
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    Re: How I cut box joints with a router

    Actually you route all the way through the board into a piece of 1/4" masonite so there are not round corners. Since you are routing from the end grain of the board it gives you a nice square cut.
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    How I cut box joints with a router

    This is how I cut box joints for my hive bodies using a router with a pattern bit (Freud bit number 50-102 purchased on Amazon) and a box joint pattern as shown in the July/August 2012 issue of...
  6. Interesting experiment - Megabee and Corn Meal

    I had two supers damaged due to wax moths so I set them out on the porch rail to freeze them overnight. Anyway they have been sitting outside for a few weeks and of course my bees find them and start...
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    Re: Homemade Honey Extractor

    I sterlized the new, never used before garbage can with bleach and water. The honey was not in the can very long as it drained out into a strainer/bucket. Originally I was going to put a PVC valve on...
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    Re: Homemade Honey Extractor

    I borrowed a detail from page 8 of the 20 frame extractor in the Build it yourself section of this website. I drilled a hole for a tension pin in the 1/2 vertical shaft. I then sawed a kerf in a...
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    Homemade Honey Extractor

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/81663205@N04/

    When I was first starting out in beekeeping, I did not have the money to invest in a honey extractor. I did not want to do crush and strain so I spent...
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    Integrating nuc into hive

    I have a two brood box hive that has gone queenless. There are no eggs or brood, lots of bee though. I do not believe there are any laying workers. There were some queen cells but they are all open...
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    Marking hive bodies for easy note taking

    Does anyone use a system to individually identify hive bodies for accurate note taking? Say you have five hives with two brood boxes each and you split these into ten hives how would you be able to...
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    Strange Drone Behavior at upper entrance

    Can anyone expain this drone behavior to me. I have a hive that has an upper entrance. Thought the hive was being robbed due to increased activity. I put an entrance reducer in the bottom entrance...
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    Re: queencell incubator

    Do you let the queens emerge in the incubator? If so how do you confine them before they damage the other cells? Or do you distribute the cells out to nucs? Thanks.
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    Re: Best way to place a ripe queen cell?

    How do you hang it between the top bars? I have queens being raised in the plastic cups that have the little pin on the back that pushes into the slotted bar. Do I just remove the cell and cup and...
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    Infra-red polyethyene sheets

    In the Jan 2011 issue of Bee Culture magazine, they had an article on thermoregulation of the hive using infra-red polyethyene sheets to wrap the hive. There is some benefits to over wintering the...
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    Help with honey fudge

    Can anyone provide some insight or secrets on to make honey fudge that actually comes out like honey fudge? The first batch I made came out prefect. The next batch came out dry as can be and the...
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    Motorized honey extractor

    I have a manual honey extractor 18/9 frame. Has anyone economically (cheaply) motorized an extractor? If so how did you do it? I have been looking on ebay for a gear driven motor to mount on the...
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    Hiving a swarm from a trap

    I caught a swarm in one of my swarm traps and now I need to put it in a hive. The swarm trap is in a tree. Do I just take the frames out of the swarm trap and put it in a nuc box and move it to where...
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    Supers with nectar

    I extracted five supers on Labor day and put the supers back on the hives to clean-up. Unfortunately I was not able to get them back off the hives for 5 days and some of the supers have nectar in...
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    Two Questions: Queen Cells and Supers

    I bought two nucs back on May 4th, 2008 and immediately transferred them to regular hives. They are NWC and did well in May. One of the hives has filled two brood boxes and a super. There is a lot of...
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    Wax moth question

    I have one hive with a removable bottom board that I check every so often and empty. I have notice the last few times that the board had wax moth droppings on it which concerns be greatly. Can any...
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    Washing honey bottles

    I just received my shipment of plastic honey bottles and was wondering how to clean them. Or do I even need to worry about this?

    Does anyone run them through the dishwasher or hand wash them...
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    Question on Supers

    Quick background - Two hives - alpha and Beta. Started in May of 06. Harvested 5 gallons Sept of 06 most due to Beta, the Alpha hive produced maybe half of Beta's amount.

    Went through winter...
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    Gowth (?) in jar of Honey

    I harvested about 60 Lbs of honey on Labor day of 2006. I bottled it in plastic bottles and stored it in the basement. Just recently I notice that the remaining bottles have some kind of white growth...
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    Filling hive with comb

    I stated my bees last May 2nd and it took 4 weeks to fill a deep section about 70 to 80% and 4 weeks for the next deep. I was feeding them during this time and took off the feeders when I put on my...
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