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    Re: Normal reaction to a sting?

    I've had the same results with hand bee stings
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    Re: some rank beginner questions.

    I live over in Rome, I only run single deeps and the rest mediums. I'm in my third year, so I'm still learning myself. I have some screened bb and some solid, in time I'll decide what works best...
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    Hiving an over wintered Nuc

    I'm in NW Ga, and I have an over wintered nuc in a 5 frame deep & 5 frame med on top. The stores look good and the population looks really good (but not busting at the seams) with lots of activity...
  4. Thread: Loans

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    Re: Loans

    I am currently using our small bee operation as a business teaching tool for my kids. When my kids realized we weren't gonna keep any of the money we made this year and use it to buy more equipment,...
  5. Thread: A Close Call!

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    Re: A Close Call!

    I don't have a similar story, but I recently read about a similar process with a safty catch. Temporarily put a queen excluder on top of the hive that is receiveng the bees, then place an empty...
  6. Thread: Where's spring?!

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    Re: Where's spring?!

    I agree, I was sweating up a storm in my bee jacket yesterday.
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    Re: Spring...ready or not, here it comes!

    I've seen a lot of activity with my hives too, the populations look strong. I'm gonna take a good look this weekend.
  8. Re: Another beek needing extractor advice (Millers 18 Frame?)

    When I was in the market for an extractor last year, I learned that one of the key differences in the lower priced extractors was the gauge steel used in the sidewalls. A thicker gauge steel is much...
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    Re: We will build our hive bodies...

    I recently picked up a nice used table saw on Craigslist just for that reason. The trick is to find the wood.
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    Re: crystallization of different honeys?

    I'm still learning about what local plants produce what kind of honey in my area. My early June harvest is Very light and golden looking and will crystalize within a month or two, but my main harvest...
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    Re: Bottom board a work in progress ????

    I like it!! I recently bought an old table saw and some equipment to build hive parts. Looks like I may have my first project! :)

    I hope you don't mind somebody copying your design :rolleyes:
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    Re: Sustainable beekeeping

    My goal is to not buy any bees this year. I still don't have a grasp on queen rearing yet. But self sustaining is the direction I'm trying to head for.
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    Re: Melting wax cappings in the winter.

    On the croc pot thing, what is your setup for filtering and melting the wax? Do you just put it in cheese cloth and stick it in water in the crock pot? Or do you some how suspend the cappings above...
  14. Thread: Self Taught

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    Re: Self Taught

    I am self taught also. I have read several books and the forums have been very helpful. My big moment was when I figured out to start trusting my instincts. To handle situations the best I can based...
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    Melting wax cappings in the winter.

    This summer I built a great little solar wax melter out of a styrofoam cooler, and it did a great job with my wax cappings. But you need a few hours and a sunny 85 deg day.
    I'm out of my rendered...
  16. Thread: Dado Blades

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    Re: Dado Blades

    Right now I'm on a budget and only looking to use dados for bee boxes. So when I saw the 25% off coupon for Harbor Freight in the paper, I went and bought the 42 teeth carbide set (normally $59). ...
  17. Thread: Table Saw

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    Re: Table Saw

    I'm right there with you rusty.. I just bought an old Cman Table saw for $65 Friday. I'm tring to get a handle on the box joint jigs too.

    DD
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    Re: installing a package (newbee)

    I was in your shoes a couple years ago... I remember watching all the videos. Don't worry it's not to hard, and I think everyone has a different method.



    This is how I've installed all my...
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    Re: For those who build your own, which table saw?

    I never even considered that!! Yes I am only making equipment for my personal use.

    Thanks
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    Re: For those who build your own, which table saw?

    Thanks for everyone's Help! I went looked at the saw today. It definitely needs a little TLC, but it runs quiet, straight and true and the blade felt solid as a rock. The fence was straight and...
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    Re: For those who build your own, which table saw?

    Is there a source or plans for these sleds and jigs?
    I'm not a rookie to woodworking, but I am a total newbie to table saws. Luckily I have an uncle with many years experience only an hour a way. I...
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    Re: For those who build your own, which table saw?

    Thanks for your help, I'm trying to get my ducks in a row before I go look at the saw.
    Several people have recommended the old 113 saws, would the arbor on this one be different? The owner did not...
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    Re: For those who build your own, which table saw?

    The Model # is 113-240421. The owner went out and measured the arbor past the blade. He said it was a little over 1 inch. He said the saw is in good working order.
    So for $75 and a 30 min. Drive I...
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    Re: For those who build your own, which table saw?

    http://nwga.craigslist.org/tls/4251363472.html

    Here's a link to the saw
    Thanks
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    Re: For those who build your own, which table saw?

    Stay tuned.. I have a guy gonna call me back with specifics on an older sears craftsman table saw for $75.00 on Craig's list
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