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  1. Re: Are landing boards simply just a waste of wood? ( and paint? )

    Queen Excluder or Honey Excluder?
    http://www.beesource.com/point-of-view/jerry-hayes/queen-excluder-or-honey-excluder/
  2. Thread: Plastic Frames

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    Re: Plastic Frames

    Slather on some melted beeswax with a brush or a small roller, problem solved!
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    Re: Beesmart Top Covers

    Lburou-
    Did you ever find your chair? Yikes!!
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    Re: Beesmart Top Covers

    Mr. Hogan-
    How are those migratory covers attached? I have one and mine just sit on top and would be off if the hive toppled.
    I have Bee Smart "Ultimate" hive covers which I've filled the hollow...
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    Re: Summer heat and screened bottom

    The weather has been hot here in southern California and I use Ultimate Hive Covers that allow ventilation underneath. I thought I would increase to hive ventilation by drilling nine 2 inch holes and...
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    Re: Feeding supplements?

    Here's a great section on Scientific Beekeeping http://scientificbeekeeping.com/fat-bees-part-2/
    and here's the excellent study Fat Bees Skinny Bees ...
  7. Re: Three 8-frame meds filling up: should I just keep adding boxes?

    Stop feeding, they'll eat some reserves and make some room for brood. Your bees are bearding, hanging out on the front porch to keep the hive cool. Mine are doing the same thing. Don't mind the cross...
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    Re: Feeding supplements?

    What's wrong with the bees gathering nectar and pollen, that's what bees do. If you feel they need syrup the honey-b healthy will only promote robbing. If I have to feed I put in a little apple...
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    Re: What Size Hole for Beetle Trap?

    Per Michael Bush: For wire cloth, extrapolate to holes?
    #8 - no bee can pass. pollen gets stuck.
    #7 - as long as there are no bent wires, no bee can pass. Pollen falls through. Good for the bottom...
  10. Thread: Canola picture

    by dynemd
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    Re: Canola picture

    CANada Oil Low Acid- Rapeseed oil with less than 2% erucic acid
  11. Thread: Mean Bees

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    Re: Mean Bees

    I have noticed with my own bees that any sort of tinkering with the entrance or entrance reducer really brings an aggressive response. If the hive was being robbed that may explain aggressive...
  12. Re: Can you usually keep more hives in a more urban area?

    Zeus- If you really like bees get some books or go to Michael Bush's website LINK, join a beekeeping club then start a couple hives to see if you like it and feel you could make a profit. I've got 5...
  13. Re: Signs of Robbing (through an observation window) with video

    Good question, they do seem to be rather excited both inside and at the entrance. Lot's of drone activity at the entrance also. Fuzzy bees may be just orienting (youngsters). I've never seen inside...
  14. Thread: Painting

    by dynemd
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    Re: Painting

    I use the Behr Marquee and even after a week of drying it will still stick together (It would make a fine glue). I rub both top and bottom edges with a pound block of beeswax, works great.
  15. Re: 7D nails for supers and hive bodies (Galvanized vs hot dipped, vs electro-galvani

    So umchuck at least a 5D nail (1-3/4")

    Box nail - like a common nail but with a thinner shank and head
  16. Thread: Painting

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    Re: Painting

    Behr Marquee $220 for 5 gallons. I use it in semi-gloss ultra white on my boxes.

    http://i90.photobucket.com/albums/k261/dynemd/BehrMarquee2.png
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    Re: Cleaning the hive? (Video)

    They are scratching the surface with their front tarsal claws. I believe it's some kind of cleaning action. Sometime my hives will get dirty and the bees leave little scratching marks in the dirt and...
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    Re: Black Honey Bees ??

    I see a smaller black bee there without antennae.
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  19. Re: 7D nails for supers and hive bodies (Galvanized vs hot dipped, vs electro-galvani

    I use Kreg 2" pan head screws with coarse threads in stainless, I'd bet they hold better than smooth wire nails. Look at the teeth on these!

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    Overkill? Probably...
  20. Thread: Painting

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    Re: Painting

    By "electric" are we referring to an airless paint sprayer? Also what does everyone prefer gloss, semi-gloss or flat paint?
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    Re: Fever following multiple stings

    TrvVn5- How high was the fever exactly?
  22. Re: 7D nails for supers and hive bodies (Galvanized vs hot dipped, vs electro-galvani

    Sizes of nails, for US
    The size of a nail is determined by its length. In some types a definite relationship exists between the length and the diameter of the shank. To illustrate this point,...
  23. Thread: Dark Queen

    by dynemd
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    Re: Dark Queen

    Beautiful!
  24. Re: Any ideas on what I saw going on in the beeyard this morning?

    Perhaps some lemongrass oil and used brood comb would work better than "drew them over to a swarm box banging a tire iron on a hub cap". But I've never tried the hubcap so I don't really know...
  25. Thread: Bearding status

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    Re: Bearding status

    Is that water or syrup in your feeders?
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