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  1. Re: alternative covering for telescoping outer cover.

    This is probably off of Beesource: (no pirating intended)

    http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t7/odfrank/Misc%20Beestuff/aluminum%20bender_zpsmhtynujm.jpg
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    Re: How would you have responded?

    I would like to have seen a video of them dividing the bulk bees.
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    Re: Who's got drones

    Had drones all winter in natural comb hives and plenty of good weather and very little rain.
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    Re: TRUCKS post a picture of your rig!

    [QUOTE=Charlie B;1223688]I'm just a poor retired cop who's spent his life protecting life and liberty. I live on a meager pension and could never afford a truck like Ollie's but I make do.
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  5. Re: Has anyone used www.fastbees.net to order bees?

    Doesn't every bee supplier in California have bees available 5/14? Maybe they are sold out by then? Set your hive up as a bait hive...swarming in San Diego probably starts next week? Or weeks ago?...
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    Re: Ross Round Plans

    They go into section depth box, about 4 1/2". I made a bunch decades ago, double walled with a built in follower board on the sides. I can take pics and measurments if you need them. But unless you...
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    Re: TRUCKS post a picture of your rig!

    My treasured Subaru Baja Bee Truck will probably be declared totaled on Monday. A lady decided it was time for me to get a new one, she pulled in front of me as I drove 35 mph with the right of way. ...
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    Re: New gas NMC 1K loader

    I am only able to keep two of my old landscape diesel trucks on the road, 1993 and 2000, if I prove to the ARB that they drive less than 5000 miles a year.
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    Re: Seized $2.5 Million Chinese Honey

    I don't understand the destroying it part. Why not sell it out of the country? Or feed the homeless? Or pigs? Chickens?
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    Re: Entrance Reducer - Yes - No?

    I use 3/8" high openings and only reduce during a robbing incident, so almost never.
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    Re: what is your guys opinion on these hives.

    I'm with Jim. But I would call it large rebuild/cleanup/painting project. I would offer $6.00 a box/top/ bottom and start new frames.
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    Re: How much to charge for drone brood?

    Now I know what to ask for, for Christmas.
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    Re: Can I put fish in a water source?

    My problem: Keeping raccoons out of my bee fountain. Fish add to that problem.
  14. Re: Is there a consensus on Screened bottom boards ?

    >I switched to SBBs because I got tired of cleaning the solid boards which for me was no easy task to even inspect when you have 3-4 boxes on top of it.

    I switched AWAY from SBB for the same...
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    Re: Swarm or bait trap help for newbie

    Put no honey, sugar or dead brood in the bait hives.
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    Re: cheap swarm lure

    What is a better value? Buying packages of drug crutched commercial bees most of whom do not survive the first winter?

    Or spending your lonely, rainy winters building bait hives out of free lumber...
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    Re: Swarm or bait trap help for newbie

    Charlie, if you ever get the insight that I have gotten in my 45 years of swarm catching, you might catch swarms like these:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3zB61HDtXs
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    Re: Swarm or bait trap help for newbie

    A small swarm will go into a large trap but a large swarm will not fit into small trap. I tried eight frame wine boxes for a few years but felt they were less successful than larger traps.
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  19. Thread: Dadant hive

    by odfrank
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    Re: Dadant hive

    I have a old 20 frame Dadant that will fit four frames, one in the middle of each bay, with no room to spare. I try to draw out a few boxes of Jumbo frames each year as honey frames, as those give me...
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    Re: cheap swarm lure

    >I am not having much luck with lemongrass oil and old comb.

    I would suspect that you are not in range of a lot of swarms.
  21. You Know Its Time To Buy a Hivetool Holder...

    When everything in your pockets is covered with Propolis.

    My wallet:
    http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t7/odfrank/2015/2015-02-12%2008.26.39_zpstdlnrvzy.jpg

    My smartphone stylus:
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    SHB under quilts

    I found a lot of SHB hiding between the topbars and the quilt, hiding in little propolis tunnels. Any good solutions for this problem?
  23. Thread: Dadant hive

    by odfrank
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    Re: Dadant hive

    I run 11 1/4" frames in both ten and twelve frame boxes, but I am far from commercial.


    http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t7/odfrank/2014/2014-05-24224728_zps0d0fbbb3.jpg
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    These bees wanted an entrance reducer.

    http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t7/odfrank/2015/2015-02-11%2011.22.43_zpsopgsr50n.jpg
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    Re: Newly build hex hive

    Lookin good.

    I am impressed with my self, that my work was inspiring to someone. My Hex hive is booming. Post pics of the whole finished hive.
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