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    Re: Value of Woodman 30 frame extractor

    There is one on e-flea.
  2. Re: Built new swarm traps, opinions and ideas welcome.

    A good junk deep box with frames a lid and a bottom board is all you need.
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    Re: How far can the comb go?

    I did one like that with a cedar shake roof. They went to the top of the ridge board. Due to the lay of the land. I removed them through the roof. A 40' Valley of the end of the roof but a porch...
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    Re: French frame buidling jig

    Glad I don't have to move it all day long. To big and heavy for me. For the ? On glueing glue top. then put top bar on staple flip and do over on the bottom.
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    Re: Anybody know what these are?

    A lot of things would work.. FRB board would work. Used in commercial walls in the restrooms. A dumpers dive.
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    Re: Anybody know what these are?

    The metal strip from weather stripping. With the rubber removed. Or the j track or starter track for siding.
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    Re: Need Help! Just Inherited 50 hives

    One way for the water that works well is water in a big drum and water plants that float. Or any thing else that floats but gives small openings. Maybe even just Palm leaves floating.
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    Re: Steam wax rendering

    I have used a steel garbage can. And my commercial wallpaper steamer. Work fine if they are good frames for junk frames I found it faster to use a wash tub with my fish fryer. Pour a few gallons of...
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    Re: DIY hive lifter

    I have a easyer one to make, but it takes two people to use it. Cut a 8' 2-4 in half. 1/2" holes drill so the hive will sit in between the rods. An a couple small peice of metal screwed to the bottom...
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    Re: Dadant hive

    I think he is referring to a jumbo.
  11. Re: Ordering Dadant Frames and Wax Foundation

    I have moved to using a stape gun instead of the eyelets. The one part of putting wax on frames that I hated. A little air stape gun like for upholstery
  12. Re: Construction Adhesive okay with Bees?

    Most likely no. But why use it for wooden wear. Tie bond glue is cheaper easyier to use, stronger and I have seen construction glue fail.
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    Re: Maintaining Copper Hive Top

    I find them a PAIN the first thing I do is put my first box on the lips of a lid. So I dont crush bees
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    Re: Bees Flying Today

    Mine where to at one yard.
    David
  15. Thread: Moving

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    Re: Moving

    Or a thought if you really like your genetics. If you have time pull a frame or two in the spring make a nuc. And keep it. Then sell the over winter hives. The best of both worlds.
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    Re: Record keeping??

    A note book works for me. A tab page for each yard. Thinking about adding a bricks to help keep me straight.
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    Re: D Coates Nuc ventilation

    On a lot of plans their is a second hole just put some screen across it. Window or number 8
    David
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    Re: How do you Northern beeks do it?

    Give me time to build equipment. Got 500 deep frames to do and 70 boxes to make and paint. 100 frames done and about 15 boxes done.
  19. Re: How many if you place a swarm trap or two in your bee yard?

    All my surplus drawl equipment become a swarm trap. I leave it all in the field.
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    Re: Modified Queen Excluder

    I use my friends power shear. It cut 3/8 plate steel all day long. I trim them as I want.
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    Re: Buckfast Queen source

    Kalamazoo club buys a bunch as I understand it. But I don't know if they re ship. I plan on visiting my mom's went they come in.
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    Re: Hindsight is 20/20

    I run two deeps and then med supers with some shallows. The shollows for on top of tall hives or cut comb. Doing palmer type nuc. Plus a bunch of other nuc boxes. Nw Ohio .
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    Re: wiring frames

    Tried and went back to wire. I couldn't get the line tight enough when I was tying the knot.
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    Re: Angies List question

    As a contractor it is all most a joke. A way for them to make money. To get good listing or more exposure with them I have to pay them. Now that a couple of customers have given me favorable rating....
  25. Re: Re-hiving overwintered nuc - video link

    I agree with ycitybz. And may pulled a frame up.
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