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  1. #1
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    Michael: I have a friend building me some stuff and I wanted him to build me a floor without a floor. I copied and pasted the little thing you mentioned on how to make it but he would like more of an explination and maybe a picture. Could you help us out?

    Thanks!
    Chef Isaac..Culinary Arts and Honey are a sweet mix! http://www.sweetascanbeehoneyfarm.com & http://www.adoptahive.info

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    I know this one! Michael's got nice pictures on his site, I was just looking at them:

    http://www.bushfarms.com/images/FWOF1.jpg
    http://www.bushfarms.com/images/FWOF2.jpg
    http://www.bushfarms.com/images/FWOFFrame3.jpg

    [size="1"][ December 10, 2005, 08:20 AM: Message edited by: George Fergusson ][/size]
    Dulcius ex asperis

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    first two links do not work
    Chef Isaac..Culinary Arts and Honey are a sweet mix! http://www.sweetascanbeehoneyfarm.com & http://www.adoptahive.info

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    My bad, failed to properly anticipate Michael's file naming convention. I'll edit the original.

    You've browsed his site haven't you? Lots of good information there.

    George-
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    Chef:
    Looking at the pictures posted by George, I would say you are trying to make a cell door and use the H. Cloake system to rear queens. If you can find a copy of the December 1993 Bee Culture there is an article by Vincent Doyle from Cowichan Bay, British Columbia. In the article he has drawings with dimensions and a bill of materials. Also included is a step by step procedure for rearing queens using the system.

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    >Looking at the pictures posted by George

    Doh!! They're Michael's pictures! Wish they were mine, but they're his! Last time I answer a post addressed to someone else I tell yah, the last time...

    George-
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    The pictures links seem to work, so I assume George fixed those.

    I think it's the same as a Cloake board. It's a simple piece of equipment. Three sides are just a 3/4" by 3/4" piece of pine with a 3/8" by 3/8" rabbet cut in them. The plywood is resting on the box underneath. The one by two across the front is just there to hold the frame together and leave an entrance. It is also a landing board, but I think landing boards are superfulous, but something needs to hold it together [img]smile.gif[/img] . The plywood is just 1/4" luan cut 15 1/2" wide and 21 inches or so long.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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