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  1. Re: How can I make hive boxes that are perfectly stackable-a necessary requirement.

    Make sure the pieces are square.
    Assemble based on the outside of the wood and not based on a tight rabbit joint. The rabbit cuts are often sloppy. The gap on the rabbit cuts can be filled with glue...
  2. Petition to the Beesource Website Moderator.

    Petition to the Beesource Website Moderator.

    My apologies in advance for hijacking this thread.

    There are those who are interested in intellectual discussion of small cell theory including...
  3. Thread: Hop Guard II

    by ToeOfDog
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    Re: Hop Guard II

    Hopguard works on what principle? My assumption is that it is made of beer hops and it is the smell. If that is the case, why not go down to the home brew shop and buy hops by the ounce more...
  4. Re: Is it worth testing to determine if they are Africanized Honey Bees?

    "They have tried to requeen the hive but those attempts have failed."

    Consider calling your State bee inspector. You can call the Dept of Ag in Montgomery to find out the one in north Ala. The...
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    Re: Question about 1-1/4 inch sidebars

    Have you considered shaving the top bars?
  6. Thread: Swarm size

    by ToeOfDog
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    Swarm size

    Its has been a bee-less spring due to loosing all colonies this winter and a hectic personal life. Then this swarm introduced itself. After hived it is covering 17 deep frames.

    Posters have...
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    Re: Ethanol problems

    Ethanol causes delamination of fiberglass gas tanks in pleasure boats which has been subject of much litigation. There is ethanol free gas locally located close to marinas and the paths to them.
    ...
  8. Thread: Frustrations

    by ToeOfDog
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    Re: Frustrations

    Are you a member of the Jefferson County's Beekeepers Association?

    jeffcobees.org
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    Re: Bees favorite plant

    Is Milkweed an invasive type of plant?
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    Re: A break for us in dealing with SHB?

    They fly. I speculate they spend most of the day outside the hive. I will work in the yard all day and sit down close to a hive at late sunset and watch all the hive beetles return from a busy day...
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    Re: Great.....10 more days of freezing !

    BMAC,
    All weather is local. The maples do not have a red cast to them and its late February. Good Friday comes late. This means I'm going to have a late winter so you are too.
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    Re: Great.....10 more days of freezing !

    And to be the bearer of bad news Good Friday comes late this year, April 18. The old folks wisdom is that you don't plant your garden til Good Friday because a late frost will get it.
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    Re: Seeking Ideas for a New Lid Design

    HardieBoard??
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    Re: Hive Beetle and Temperature Question

    It got into the lower 20*F's last year. We are in the heart of hive beetle territory.
    It got down to 1*F this winter. That's the coldest in over 60 years. Lets see what summer brings.
  15. Thread: Ithaca, NY

    by ToeOfDog
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    Ithaca, NY

    An acquaintance of mine lives near Ithaca, NY and is interested in starting Treatment Free Beekeeping. She needs a mentor and a source of TF bees. Also any Beekeeping associations that are TF...
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    Re: Countdown to the ban on incandescent

    "We can do better than something that was invented in 1879"

    When was foundation invented? <GG>

    Just think, it improved from 4.x mm wide cells to something like 5.8mm cells then back to 5.4mm.
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    Used Peanut Oil

    Someone has offered me 10 gallons of used, turkey frying, peanut oil that is about 2 years old. What is your opinion as to the advisability of using it in my SBB oil pans? Any special treatment?
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    Re: foundationless

    rhaldridge:
    Reference your posting labelled #15.

    "On Michael's advice, I used triangular cross section comb guides and no wax. The bees drew beautiful comb."

    It appears that rather than using...
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    Re: Are these nuc's going to be a problem

    "I have seen where some guys are using 11 frames in a 10 frame lang, so I know it is possible to tighten up some of the dimensions. "

    You can if you use shaved frames. The standard frame is based...
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    Re: Question about replacing winter losses

    "Since most packages (can't buy nucs in Alabama[) sell out by feb/march and that's the time of the biggest losses, "


    My understanding of the State Law is that you can not bring comb into the...
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