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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...
Thanks. How tight do they need to be?
to rubber band comb into medium frames?
I'll do that, lol.
Now that makes sense. Thanks Gumpy!
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...
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?...
Steve, is this the one you ordered?
I was leaning more toward a metal excluder. Do the...
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...
Thanks for all of the followup recommendations. I'm using Cleo Hogan's jig, and figured that I'd double-check before doing mine.
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?
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.
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. ...
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...
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,...
Thanks! Will do.
Well, I hope you're right, but I'll plan on it taking longer. :D I'm starting on my hive boxes this weekend.
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)...
Got it. Thanks Aunt.
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...
One more question... does anybody have any idea about sizes on these suits? I'm about 5-9 and weigh right at 200.
Thanks Martin! Great to know.
Thanks again Martin. Any problem with the bees tagging you through the top of the hat?