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    Re: honey packaging question

    Thanks everybody!
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    honey packaging question

    This will be our first year to harvest any honey from our bees. I'm running 8 frame mediums, and I should be able to harvest one entire box. We're planning on giving some of the honey away for...
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    Re: what size rubber bands do I need

    Thanks. How tight do they need to be?
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    what size rubber bands do I need

    to rubber band comb into medium frames?
  5. Re: Sometimes when you wake up in the night, odd questions come to mind...

    I'll do that, lol.
  6. Re: Sometimes when you wake up in the night, odd questions come to mind...

    Now that makes sense. Thanks Gumpy!
  7. Sometimes when you wake up in the night, odd questions come to mind...

    Odd questions like, what is the purpose of an inner cover? Sure I'm using one, and they are a part of all Langstroth "kits" that I've seen advertised, but what is the reason for having them in the...
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    Re: 8 frame queen excluder

    Well, I can't get an answer from south Florida bee supply, and I can't check out my cart. Maybe they're closed right now?

    Anyway, Does anybody know of where I can find an 8 frame metal excluder?...
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    Re: 8 frame queen excluder

    Steve, is this the one you ordered?
    http://sflbeesupplies.com/uploads/Products/ca46c1b9512a7a8315fa3c5a946e8265/1368188282-queen-ex-wood-8f.jpg

    I was leaning more toward a metal excluder. Do the...
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    8 frame queen excluder

    Who makes an eight frame queen excluder that's 13-3/4" wide? Mann Lake's all metal one is 14", Brushy Mountain's wood frame one is 13-1/2". I'd like to have something that matches up with my 13-3/4...
  11. Thread: handgrip location

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    Re: handgrip location

    Thanks for all of the followup recommendations. I'm using Cleo Hogan's jig, and figured that I'd double-check before doing mine.
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    Re: handgrip location

    Thanks!
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    handgrip location

    I'm building my own hive boxes (medium 8 frame), and I'm ready to cut the handholds. Is there a standard vertical location for the cutouts in medium boxes?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Ohio Bee Box Company - Free Shipping!

    I just got some frames in from them, PM me if you'd like to come by and take a look at them. Seem pretty well made to me.
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    Re: A better way to keep weeds down by the hives?

    The grocery store should have extra strength white vinegar. It's about 9% and will work. You can get stronger at some of the nurseries. I've used 20% before. Pretty potent stuff, but it's high. ...
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    Re: A better way to keep weeds down by the hives?

    Try this:

    from dirtdoctor.com

    Mix in a pump up sprayer and spray the plants you want gone early in the morning on a warm or hot sunny day. The sun will react with the orange oil, vinegar and...
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    Re: How critical is hive placement?

    Lburou, north is at the top of the picture. Guess I should have made a note of that, instead of assuming that everyone would see it the same way. There's about 25 feet between the two out buildings,...
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    Re: How critical is hive placement?

    Thanks! Will do.
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    Re: starting with a feral colony?

    Well, I hope you're right, but I'll plan on it taking longer. :D I'm starting on my hive boxes this weekend.
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    Re: starting with a feral colony?

    Sorry to have taken so long to get back to this, and thanks for all of the advice. I'm going ahead with it, provided that nothing has happened to them by the time I can get back up there (Labor day)...
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    Re: How critical is hive placement?

    Got it. Thanks Aunt.
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    How critical is hive placement?

    I realize that this is starting to be late in the year to start a new hive, but it is what it is. Labor day weekend, I'll be taking a colony of bees off of my mother's house (see here for that...
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    Re: BEEKool ventilated suit from Blue Sky

    One more question... does anybody have any idea about sizes on these suits? I'm about 5-9 and weigh right at 200.

    Thanks!
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    Re: BEEKool ventilated suit from Blue Sky

    Thanks Martin! Great to know.
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    Re: BEEKool ventilated suit from Blue Sky

    Thanks again Martin. Any problem with the bees tagging you through the top of the hat?
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