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    Re: Steaming old combs

    do you know for sure that it doesn't damage the boxes or frames?
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    Re: Aggression after mite treatment

    if you had just been poisoned and still alive to tell about it, you would proly be aggressive too.
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    Re: Absconded hive and mysterious stains

    I think the op has been forthright in that he does not do full inspections very often which is o.k. by me and I think the correct answer to this has been given which is that it had been empty for...
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    Re: Looking for Long Hive Tool

    more searching with above suggestions and I did find some good options. long bread knife seems quickest and least expensive. I have some thin but sturdy strips of inch wide metal that I am going to...
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    Re: Looking for Long Hive Tool

    it's when your pulling frames for inspection and the bottom frames are stuck together ever bit as much as the top and just because you break the top doesn't mean the bottoms break loose, so you need...
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    Looking for Long Hive Tool

    What are some suggestions for a long hive tool to break apart the bottom deep lang frame when you are using them zip tied together. I searched but couldn't find anything. Thanks
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    Re: What to Plant in 1/4 Acre

    I had the same concern and it has caused me to take up a whole new hobby along with my beeking. Turns out Native Plants is extremely important to our entire environment and our bees. I am learning...
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    Wall Beekeeping

    I searched and didn't find this so I'm posting it here.....
    https://www.familyhandyman.com/smart-homeowner/beehive-built-into-a-wall/
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    Need New Roofing Plan

    Asphalt rolled roofing applied to plywood with roofing sealant does not work for me. even when I am careful to applied the sealant close to the edges of the plywood the rain seems to feed back and...
  10. Re: We had it figured out until we didn't have it figured out

    I love the doctor comment. Too funny.
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    Re: Trouble w/double deep horizontal

    The cutting the wide top part of the side bars down to match the narrow is about the only thing I have thought could be done. Too late on 4 hives full of bees until harvest next year and till then I...
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    Re: Trouble w/double deep horizontal

    That is correct. I have seen some use metal U hooks to attach the two frames together and other like me just use zip ties. The hooks or zip ties is what hold the top frame to the bottom making a...
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    Re: Trouble w/double deep horizontal

    That's not it at all. It's the wide part of the side bars of the bottom frame are being propolized just like the upper frame. I am using zip ties and when I prise the top frame loose that doesn't...
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    Trouble w/double deep horizontal

    I never expected this as no one mentioned it as I was reading a lot leading up to switching from langs to long langs and then from LL to double deep long langs. The lower deep lang frames get...
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    Volume Of Honey Harvest 2019

    I am trying to find out what others experience as far as a dearth (I'm in N. Ga). It seemed to me the dearth started early and the fall flow didn't happen. I saw almost no golden rod this year. As...
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    Re: Costco 100% Raw unfiltered honey for $2.98 lb

    I bought about 3 jars last year and it was as good as mine. It was from Ga same as me. It wasn't Costco honey though.
  17. Re: Clover in central Illinois-What type to plant

    I have had the different clovers as well as buckwheat and the sweet (yellow) clover was what the bees seemed to get the most out of.
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    Re: Split in Horizontal Hive

    I converted a 31 frame horizontal to a double deep and started 2 colonies in it from swarms. They have both exploded with bees and I got worried the 31 frames would not be enough and removed the...
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    Re: the "eco floor"

    I jumped into the eco floor idea and tried using peat moss and I won't be doing that again. The wax moths absolutely thrive in it. So now I have to come up with some way to raise the bottom in a...
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    Re: Horizontal deep hives

    I can't believe it but I never scrolled down and saw that Dr Leo put two together. But if you never intended to use Layens frames would you use this method or make mods to the depth and whatever...
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    Re: Horizontal deep hives

    The horizontal deeps have become an obsession to me and your idea of using 2 lang meds makes all the sense in the world. anything you can share on making a build?
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    Re: 2+ Yrs of Beeking in N. Ga.

    Here's the long lang I managed to get finished in time to transfer one of my colonies into. I had a local guy build it but while he was working on it I bought equipment and I'm trying to learn to...
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    2+ Yrs of Beeking in N. Ga.

    and right smack in the middle of trying to convert to horizontal as my Old back won't be able to handle it the other way. 4 active hives, one of which is in my first long lang, not sure about the...
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