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    Re: $2 foam mini mating nuc

    Nice. I especially love the simplicity of the feeder. I've got two questions:

    1. That looks like a pretty hard foam. What foam are you using?

    2. Are you not worried about comb being attached...
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    Re: Add salt to your bees water supply

    I don't add anything to the water. Lawn sprinklers fill it, grass glippings get blown in, water grows scum, bees love it. I read a tip to add duckweed to the water so I'm going to give that a try.
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    Re: sugar sold out?

    All I could ever find was 4 lb bags. I bought two/day (limit) at Walmart by my office and wife bought 2/day at Walmart by her office until I had enough to feed 8 hives. A larger scale beekeeper...
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    Re: Building Jar Top Hive Feeder

    The sell them at Walmart. Sand the rim ridge off when you drill your holes. https://www.walmart.com/ip/8-Pcs-Plastic-Mason-Jar-Lids-Regular-Mouth-Mason-Canning-Jars-Lid-Top-Food-Storage/509081569
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    Re: UPS Lost my bees

    It's too late now, but in the future, order your bees from Olivarez or one of the other northern CA bee suppliers. They are just seven hours to the south. I have been very happy with Olivarez...
  6. Re: Do you need to rewax plastic foundation if you pressure wash the frames?

    I use an old electric slow cooker that my wife was about to throw out. Keep the wax between 160F and 175F. If the wax gets over 180*F it will start to darken. You'll need to exercise the...
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    Re: Established hives vs. Packages???

    What kind of feeders are you using?

    Are you going to give them comb from the deadouts or make them start from scratch?
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    Re: Lifting hives into a truck

    I have teenage sons, so forced labor is the answer.
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    Re: Forcing them down to the bottom box?

    It would help to have one brood frame in the bottom box.
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    Re: Good source for #10 hardware cloth?

    Really? I bought 6' my first order to try it out before committing to a larger order. The first time I ordered it from them my initial order was 5' and it appeared to take the order fine, but just...
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    Re: Ceracell hive top feeders

    I've only had that problem with the nuc feeder. The feeder trays tended to slide too much and would open up a channel for bees to get through. I think its made that way so that you can adapt it to...
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    Re: Ceracell hive top feeders

    I've had ladder comb in the central chimney, but that's the only place I've had it. They built it to climb into the feeder.
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    I got mine from Blythewood bee company. Amazon...

    I got mine from Blythewood bee company. Amazon also has them but I suggest you carefully compare the prices and shipping.
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    Re: Good source for #10 hardware cloth?

    McMaster Carr. Part number 9217T43

    You can purchase it by the foot. Pay attention to the price breaks at certain quantities. Six feet of it will cost you less than five feet of it. There is...
  15. Speaking of PPE, Harbor Freight nitrile gloves

    Stopped by Harbor Freight to pick up some nitrile gloves. They are cleaned out. Signs posted say limit 2. According to the news station Utah is the worst state for hoarding, sales are up 250%. ...
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    I have two Ceracell feeders and a nuc feeder. I...

    I have two Ceracell feeders and a nuc feeder. I love those feeders. I will be getting more.
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    Re: Need New Roofing Plan

    I made the hive roof for my Warre out of a piece of PVC soffit trim.


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    Since I didn't use it all up on the Warre, I also made a flat telescoping cover for one of my Langstroths.

    I...
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    Re: How to inspect with less protective gear

    Jacket and veil, yes, but do you still wear shorts and flip flops? If so then we might have seen you on Youtube. :lpf:
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    Re: How to inspect with less protective gear

    I always wear some kind of PPE when I am working in the apiary. Sometimes it is as minimal as just a pair of safety glasses, I do not do well with stings near my eyes but other stings are not so...
  20. Re: Outside Feeding using Porous Air Bubbling Hoses

    I have a cat. It isn't a stray. I got it from a lady with a box of kittens out front of Walmart. I see it once or twice a week. It meows at the door until I let it in. It eats, sleeps for a...
  21. Re: Are there rules for placing caught swarms?

    If I catch a swarm from own apiary then I leave the bait hive or the hive I dropped them into right where it was until night fall and they've settled in. Then I move it into my apiary. Its a swarm,...
  22. Re: Transparent PVC boards instead of Wood for Bee Hive

    OK, then listen to the advice you've been given and ask more questions instead of arguing with the advice.

    I started using transparent perspex as an inner cover last year on one hive. There is...
  23. Re: Outside Feeding using Porous Air Bubbling Hoses

    Wow, what a terrible idea in that video. Its a bad idea made even worse by placing the hose right in front of the hives. He may as well put up a flshing billboard that says "I've got lots of...
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    Re: Weak Hive Coming out of Winter

    If your daytimes are staying mostly above 60 then switch the locations of the hives in the middle of the afternoon. Returning bees will boost the weaker colony. That is my go to method for...
  25. Re: Stapler for hardware cloth- not frames or boxes, etc

    I use the same stapler I use for my boxes. I switch to 1/2" staples and adjust the depth stop. I haven't had any trouble with 1/2" staples and Advantech.
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