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    Re: Frame Assembly Jig

    The bungee cord keeps the ends standing up. Where with the bars they can fall over. Plus I was all is loosing the bars. When I am done bungee stays on the jig.
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    Re: Frame Assembly Jig

    I like the type that has a bunge cord going around the outside. Better. Got tired of the end bars falling down before I get the top bar on.
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    Re: 8 or 10 frame

    You could allis add a couple follower board or insulation board And turn that 10 into a 8 framer
  4. Re: Making a nuc from existing hives. Timing?

    If it was me I would buy two queens. And try for just after dandelion blooms. If you haven't made your nuc boxes yet I would make two normal ones then two open bottom ones so you can go two story...
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    Re: Best way to build up a lot of comb?

    The way Ray wrote about is how I do it.
  6. Re: Beeline Apiaries & Woodenware - Has anybody had experience with them?

    I don't like there sec or budget boxes. Due to libel concerns that is all I will say.
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    Re: No compete clauses

    In my veiw it called respect . I amight I am serious sideliner. There is about five Beekeepers that are my area that is as big as I or bigger than me. I have a talking /working relationship with all...
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    Re: Critters attacking my hives

    Just got my third skunk for the year.
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    Re: Mouse guards

    I like it.
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    Re: Tips for starting a new bee club

    Be Prepared To be the President For a very long time. And do 90% of the work. Our founding president stayed president till all most to his death. The next on has had it for about 4 years with no...
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    Re: Eyelets For Wiring Frames - Necessary?

    Done with eye lets to staples for me.
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    Re: Field trips to the apiary

    Our club is using a school for meeting. A Environmental school. Partly because they want a bee hive. I live about 1 mile from it. Worked out a deal with them. They register the bee yard and I would...
  13. Re: Queen excluders & lower entrance colonies

    Will not speak on that, but one a smaller commercial Beekeeper doesn't use one but way before the flow puts on a super of undrawen frames then drawn. He claims the box of undrawen will work like a...
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    Re: Any good breeding methods for Zone 5A?

    I would build a couple of nuc boxes and a couple open bottom nuc boxes. They work great for building comb. In fact thinking of doing some of my cut comb that way.
  15. Re: Who puts swarm traps in or near their apiary in case thier own hives swarm?

    I just store my empty boxes at my yards with drawen comb and get swarms.
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    Re: Frame Perch

    I to use a empty box. Or nuc box.
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    Re: Time is on my side?

    I have. Couple of tim's Controllers And use them for lots of things. From moveing queen cell, warming box, with my wax melter to recover homey before I melt the wax down.
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    Re: Nuc box as tool box?

    I made mine like a nuc box but used 1/4 plywood for the sides to help with the weight. That and it might be a little wider than a five frame. Screwed the sides on with. What looks like washer. But...
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    Re: How many packages

    I have placed 100 in the back of my work van. Could have gotten 150. I did have ac and and a fan blow back. The rear doors where keep open. The bed of the van has a 4x8 sheet of plywood for a size...
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    Re: Going to 9 Frames?

    Do nine frames and a follower board. Helps with bee spaces for brood. Honey supers With drawen comb I run 8 frames. yes more wax. But a lot faster in uncapping frames.
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    Re: An opinion on a fair trade.

    I have a deal with a friend and local beekeeper. In the past I have bought some hard to get queens. We have place them at his yard at his house. And he grafted the cells from her. When they where...
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    Re: Small Honey Pump

    This year honey that I new was going to be headed to the bottling tank I just short filled my fives gallon buckets.
  23. Re: Swarm control by destroying queen cells...

    Swarm cells become Nucs in my world. Cutting cells most time for me would mean a potential queenless hive.
  24. Re: jumbo or extra-large hive bodies - source?

    Svtkpr where in Ann Arbor? Very interesting List of supply's. Seeing I am only 45 mins from Ann Arbor.
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    Re: Feeder Shim Designs?

    Old all mosts rotten boxes. Cut the rot off. Then cut about three fingers with. And screen. Drill a 3/4 hole. Done.
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