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  1. Re: Where Do You Buy Gallon Jugs of Mineral Oil?

    I pay 1.99 a pint at krogers grocery store. CVS,Walgreens is also around that price.
    If my hives are level and tray is clean I only use about 1/16 to 1/8" of oil. If the beetles fall in they wont...
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    Re: Just don't know what to buy

    I've had bees for 50years plus. I use nothing now but 8 frame mediums with migratory covers, screened bottom boards with oil trays, all sitting on 8" concrete blocks 2 high with 4x4 cross members to...
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    Re: Texas Cottage Bill

    Tx's!!
    I sent this on to the proposal Team!!
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    Re: Texas Cottage Bill

    Texas Beekeepers Association and a Legislative Council in Austin will present it.
    It has my backing and at our next County association meeting we will be discussing the exemption proposal.
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    Texas Cottage Bill

    This proposal will be presented to Texas Legislature concerning small Beeks packaging honey.
    You Beeks in other states may have a comment to make on any issues or problems.
    Let us know.

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  6. Re: FYI: Had a Neighbor Visit the Bee Yard Last Night

    That's a lay up shot for sure! Supposedly every area in the US has them. But seeing one in daylight is a big plus!
    I call all snakes "King Cobra's" and all wild cats "Panthers". Don't care for...
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    Re: MDA Splitter Technique

    I bought his book also a few weeks ago. I read and reread and and every time I get some tip or advice that I overlooked in earlier reads.
    Lots and lots of great info.
    I'm gonna quit looking for the...
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    Re: New Dadant Smoker.....inlet tube issue??

    Here is the design of a 45 year old Kelly. Non Stainless, non galvanized.
    Compare the quality. The nozzle is rolled tight with no gap and crimped on the fuel pot.
    I bought a new one off Amazon....
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    Re: New Dadant Smoker.....inlet tube issue??

    No way that outlet tube is the best to create smoke. part of the reason for the outlet tube to extend and be flow tight is to create a jet as it enters the smoker body to bring in more air and...
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    Re: Help with strange yellow stuff

    Egg Yolks!! Scrambled Eggs and Honey!!
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    Re: Hardware cloth size for SHB's

    8 works for me
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    Re: What bottom board should I run?

    I also have hives in SHB territory and they are bad. I made screened bottom boards but with a solid floor underneath the tray to hold it and also strength. I also block off the back entrance for the...
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    Re: brood, brood, brood

    I inspected today and was shocked also. Lots of brood and nectar and pollen coming in. Its real early but I'll go back in a week or so and add frames and manipulate to get even more brood.
    I smell...
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    Re: Supers Made out of 2x8 lumber

    A good band saw with narrow resaw kerf blade and a good guide is a thought also. I have a 6" bandsaw but can purchase a riser extention for it and a good resaw blade. The final 2 pieces would be just...
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    Re: Vaporizer made with pic and info

    I've used a Heilyser several times and the amp draw on a battery is way to high. I am now using a homemade rig with an electronic heater that maintains a temp of between 320 to 340degf and is only...
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    Re: Howdy from Texas

    Howdy Murf!!
    You and me are close neighbors as I live in the Alvin area. There are several bee association clubs here in our area. I attend the Brazoria county club but Harris and Fort Bend and...
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    Re: Maintaining Copper Hive Top

    Ketchup
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    Re: Anyone ever use Kreg Jig for there boxes?

    Do you Bondo the holes or fill them with a wood plug ?
    Great place for SHB to hide but its got to be extremely robust and stronger than a butt or rabbet and maybe even a box joint.
    I like the idea...
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    Praying and Wondering!!

    Watching the news programs just now, I am praying for sure for everyone up New England way!! I cannot fathom what ya'll are going through up that way and how the bees will even make it. Everyone best...
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    Sticky: Re: diy oxalic acid vaporizer

    whats that ol saying in the union shop ?
    Give the nastiest, sorriest, hardest, most difficult that the brightest and best employee has tried to do to the sorriest, laziest, no count employee, and...
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    Sticky: Re: diy oxalic acid vaporizer

    Compounder working on it now for 1/2, 1 and 2 g pills. The pill manufacturers want to use a lubricant for their machines to spit em out cause the OA crystals are I guess different, and I have refused...
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    Sticky: Re: diy oxalic acid vaporizer

    Testing one now without a PID controller but simply using the burn cup mass to keep temp below 350degF and the heating device below a 5 amp current draw @ 12vdc and only pulling 50 watts.(2g burnoff...
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    Re: Would you treat with OAV now?

    Could be a mass problem also with not enough aluminum surrounding the heat source.
    im working on one now that has a 50 watt source that limits the heat to 350degF max using a 3/4" sliced down copper...
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    Re: Would you treat with OAV now?

    Sounds like it gets way to hot too fast. what is the wattage of your heating source ?
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    Re: Thrown into the Fray!

    Well worth going after them. If you decide to peel the asbestos shingles off 1st wet em down real good and best thing is to use a water sprayer or a hose if available and keep em wet the whole time....
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