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Today 03:38 PM
 Am I expecting too much (re: beeks "sharing" swarms or provding excess drawn frames)?
Correct I don't think it would work. Those few people I do mentor are taught and encouraged to do stuff themselves. If they wanted a swarm trap I would show them how to make it. They end up... (4,255 views, 63 replies)
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Today 03:37 PM
 Advantech vs pressure treated plywood
Probably not much of a concern with just using Advantech for a cover, but I would not use it for a box. This is a OSB with formaldehyde and other chemical components which made up the adhesive which... (6,631 views, 41 replies)
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Today 03:18 PM
 This week's project: Convert Rounds supers to 4 1/2" frames supers
Good point. I used plastic because the endbars had no wire holes and after 46 years of using wax and wiring frames I am venturing in to the new age of plastics. (186 views, 5 replies)
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Today 03:18 PM
 Have you tried not using smoke when working bee's?
I dropped a frame of bees on the open hive; my reputedly very docile bees became,........ well, not so much! I was glad to have the smoker but the momentary inclination was to run. I also once came... (1,500 views, 46 replies)
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Today 02:56 PM
 Minimum OA Dribble Temperature
thanks jwcarlson for this posting this thread, and to all who have contributed. it is very helpful information although I'm gun shy to try again even in light of everyone's responses. Still... (719 views, 21 replies)
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Today 02:49 PM
 Had to sign a release of liability form to buy bees...
Been reading Beesource for around 10 years now (lurked before I joined). In all that time there has been complaining about the claimed dreadful state of packages. What beats me is how everybody hates... (443 views, 8 replies)
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Today 02:47 PM
 Feeding Honey
I recently mixed some granulated sugar and honey to the consistency of wet sand and put it in some nucs that are light. Last I checked, it looked like they had licked the sugar clean of honey. Seemed... (182 views, 1 replies)
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Girl Next Door Honey
Today 02:42 PM
 Beekeeper Gift Guide 2016
Hey, I wrote a gift guide for beekeepers for Keeping Backyard Bees. Thought I'd share here. :) http://www.keepingbackyardb (71 views, 0 replies)
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Today 02:33 PM
 Newbie from Florida
Great to know !! Newbee here as well and gathering equipment before purchasing nucs. I'll be adding this book to my reading list. (834 views, 7 replies)
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Today 02:29 PM
 Today in the Apiary
Cleaned dead bees from entrances. I Haven't lost any in a few weeks. Still have one super to extract, but being lazy, I might just save it to feed back early spring. (207,776 views, 1,312 replies)
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Today 02:26 PM
 Sugar Block Melting
Glad you are working it out. I used aluminum screening for my boxes. We'll see if the bees propolize it. I have one hive that propolizes everything. I make my sugar brick with 8 pounds sugar,... (867 views, 22 replies)
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Today 12:51 PM
 200 Hives
Do you still want to sale the bees advertised,serious. (3,575 views, 5 replies)
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Today 12:48 PM
 OAV for a mouse?
I would smoke the before vaporizing to loosen the cluster. Shouldn't hurt the bees at all. (357 views, 8 replies)
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Today 12:12 PM
 ANTIQUE UNUSED Early 1970's Woodman bee smoker.......
Here is a Woodman Smoker from a collection displayed at the Illinois State Beekeeper Meeting in Nov. 2016. I went back and tried to find the gentleman's name, but they have changed their website. ... (534 views, 8 replies)
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Today 11:49 AM
 Fall preps
Yes they are easy enough to build. But I am reasonably equipped with saws, air staplers, nailers etc. They need to be bee tight or you set off robbing problems. I lost a couple of nucs this... (2,138 views, 8 replies)
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Today 11:24 AM
 Mis manufactured top bar
ops:gh:. Cheers gww (333 views, 1 replies)
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Delta 21
Today 11:24 AM
 Flow Hive Knockoffs
I havent tried them but have been rattling the idea around in my head about afixing some sort of Flow module to the back or side of my top bar hives. I am still brand new at this so I havent... (1,369 views, 13 replies)
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Today 10:49 AM
 Over-Wintering small colonies
Here is an extension article that came out last year at Oregon State University: https://catalog.extension.or (619 views, 7 replies)
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Today 10:08 AM
 The Pros and Cons of the AHB (Africanized Honey Bee)
Alright i cant keep commenting here but I'll wade in one more time. First Kudos to your friend who apparently purchases and re-queens 1500 hives from out of state sources. I would love to talk to him... (7,000 views, 111 replies)
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Today 09:45 AM
 wintering with a top entrance only
I've found that tilting my hives forward causes water to pool in my feeders. I have mine tilted backwards, and i've drilled some 3/8" holes in the backs of my bottom boards for drainage. I'm... (3,060 views, 20 replies)