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    Re: pine vs cypress boxes

    BTW, here are two sites I used (in addition to frequent visits to Michael Bush's site). I don't use the spline as shown in the Michigan article, just a normal butt joint for the reasons discussed in...
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    Re: pine vs cypress boxes

    Yeah, I like to cut wood and nail boxes as much as tending the bees so I don't count my time. I can get a 1x8x8 for $4.80, six of these gets me five medium boxes. So a medium box costs me less than...
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    Re: pine vs cypress boxes

    I'm blessed. I have a saw mill near me that does mostly cypress...I can get the cypress for a couple dollars cheaper per board than I can get good pine at Lowes. Made my decision pretty easy.
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    Re: Hello from the Florida Panhandle

    Welcome from your neighbor in Okaloosa County. Looking forward to the new season.
  5. Thread: Hi! I'm Kim

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    Re: Hi! I'm Kim

    Welcome Kim, I became a bee addict three years ago. This is a great site for advice and tapping experience of others.
  6. Thread: Bucket-O-Bees

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    Re: Bucket-O-Bees

    Gives new meaning to the term "Honey Bucket" Good luck, sounds like a fun project to play with
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    Re: Merry Christmas Everyone

    I'm pretty sure purple is a color bees can see...they'll bee impressed!
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    Re: Merry Christmas Everyone

    were you naughty or nice?

    I got a nailer too. just in time, i have 20 cypress boxes to put together.
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    Re: Merry Christmas Everyone

    Merry Christmas from the Florida Panhandle. Sunny, mid-50s...bees are brining in pollen.
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    Re: removed wild hive, need help

    dang.
  11. Thread: Medium Nuc Build

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    Re: Medium Nuc Build

    I have bees partly because I like bees...and partly because I like to tinker with & slap together boxes!
  12. Re: Best way to mix drawn and un-drawn foundation in honey supers?

    The Tigers do have a steeped heritage. I've spent the last couple decades here in the south...but I grew up just east of Mayfield in Chardon and graduated from U of Akron. Have a Merry Christmas,...
  13. Re: Best way to mix drawn and un-drawn foundation in honey supers?

    I have one deep box and a medium super above for all seven hives, mix of 10 and 8 frame. I have two additional medium supers ready for on top of each. I currently have about 60 drawn frames stored....
  14. Re: Best way to mix drawn and un-drawn foundation in honey supers?

    Thanks All, a lot of good info and food for thought.
  15. Best way to mix drawn and un-drawn foundation in honey supers?

    Hello everyone,
    Entering my third year keeping bees, this is the first year I'll have substantial drawn foundation to put back on the hives, but not enough to cover my needs. Is there a...
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    Re: removed wild hive, need help

    its great when you can salvage a hive.
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    Re: removed wild hive, need help

    I picked up a small swarm 10 days ago up here in the FL panhandle. I had the luxury of being able to add some brood frames with honey and pollen to their nuc. Weather is a little colder up here...
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    Re: Deciding where to purchase first bees

    I agree. Contact a local beekeeper club, someone might sell nuc hives. You'll get local bees and support getting started. I'm indebted to the local "old heads" who got me set up and challenges of...
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    Re: Queenless hive...what's next?

    I started the same way last year...two nucs that limped along after one went queenless and I used the second to feed frames of brood. I continued for about 5 weeks and then bought a queen to...
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    Re: You people are outa your minds!

    Be cautious, its a sickness. Hives arel like potato chips...can't with one
  21. Re: Checkerboarding causing supersedure?...Should I save the queen?

    Saltybee, thanks for the response. I only know the nuc "was" queenless at the split, the nuc "may" be in the process of re-queening...but I thought maybe knowing I put a laying queen into the nuc...
  22. Checkerboarding causing supersedure?...Should I save the queen?

    Hello, I'm a second season keep looking for advice on what to do about a hive that appears to be superseding what seems to be a good queen.

    The background: I have two overwintered deeps that...
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    Drake Elms - bees working pollen

    I have several Drake Elms on the property...noticed this evening that the bees were really working the trees for pollen. I researched the web but did not see any discussions connecting bees with...
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    Re: good idea for laying worker hive?

    I guess according to the "bee math" I may have had a queen from the first frame.
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    Re: good idea for laying worker hive?

    Michael,

    I put a frame of brood into the hive with the laying worker last Saturday (7/6). I went into the hive today intending to add another frame of brood. But as I went through the hive I...
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