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    Thanks for the tips on making hand holds. I...

    Thanks for the tips on making hand holds. I installed the dado blade on my table saw today, and will try it with the stop blocks clamped on tomorrow.
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    What is the best way to make hand holds on a hive...

    What is the best way to make hand holds on a hive body?
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    I use an inch and 1/8th drill bit for upper...

    I use an inch and 1/8th drill bit for upper entrances, and use pop bottle caps to close the hole when not in use.
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    Hi Ross. I'm in Lucas(west of Lake Lavon).

    Hi Ross. I'm in Lucas(west of Lake Lavon).
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    Has anyone tried two queen colonies in the South?...

    Has anyone tried two queen colonies in the South?
    I have been told that our honey flows are too short. The main flow here lasts about 3 to 4 weeks starting about May 15th.
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    dcross, My uncle was a queen bee breeder for the...

    dcross, My uncle was a queen bee breeder for the Madison USDA lab. His two-queen colonies were medium depth 20" square hives that were up to 15 supers tall. He trained under C.L. Farrar.
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    Has anyone used 20 by 20 inch hives? My uncle in...

    Has anyone used 20 by 20 inch hives? My uncle in Wisconsin used to run two-queen colonies in medium depth bodies that were square. He used 12 frames in the brood nest and 11 frames in the supers...
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    Clint, here's the way I set up a swarm trap. I...

    Clint, here's the way I set up a swarm trap. I take an empty hive body and atttach the bottom board with hive staples. Then put in frames with drawn comb or foundation. If I don't have enough...
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    Any advise on installing russian queens? I...

    Any advise on installing russian queens? I bought four queens last year and only two were accepted. I was thinking about using a push-in cage from better bee. I have four more russian queens coming...
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