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    Re: To Glue Frames or not

    VERY little if junky frame, if it's honey I extract if brood let hatch out on outside then melt either.
    My goal is quality frames or boxes for efficient production.
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    Re: 3D printed beekeeping tools

    Will it print hundred dollar bills to help pay for itself??:scratch:
  3. Re: Best way to re-wax molded plastic foundation

    Video Re Waxing Frames
    Original many years ago

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pyB64oaHWk

    Updated Version Questions Answered
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqtfLKwtOjY

    :D
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    Re: Hello from Southern Maine

    WELCOME
    Very smart back to lang, Good Luck watch out for the bears in blueberries
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    Re: Making Comb honey to sell ?

    Like Michael if selling by pound it wouldn't matter but it depends on containers for visual appeal.
    If plastic square cut comb boxes fat pieces won't fit and to thin pieces look bad.
    Chunk honey...
  6. Re: Conventional Beekeepers Bashing on Treatment Free Beekeepers

    I know quite a few queen Breeders and mite resistance has been a top priority. The resulting genetic MUTTS produced are nearly brood less wimpy dinks.
    Less brood = Less mites not good for...
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    Re: Deer? Vandals? We shall see.

    I think it's Mites:
    Evil little Devils are blamed for everything else
    They all run to one side at the same time and over goes the hive

    Or it's "UGA" thinking Georgia Tech Yellow Jacket Hive in...
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    Re: Pollen Traps- Side Opening

    I run 120 Sundance 100 back opening 20 side open on pallets very happy with clean pollen
    Bottom Traps only Sundance Top traps worthless

    Tried 3 of the ML sides for 2 years and were a joke lots...
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    Re: nuc bottom boards

    The smaller drilled entrance holes are to prevent robbing of weaker Nuc populations compared to full blown hives in same yards.
    See picture below with screen bottom boards placed on boxes built 3/4...
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    Re: How would you have responded?

    TREATMENT FREE are my favorite customers, They come back every year sometimes twice.
    My red flag concern is when they ask can I split them weekly or monthly? Here's your sign
  11. Thread: Bush ID?

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    Re: Bush ID?

    Ask Michael, Could be family. Sorry couldn't resist:scratch:
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    Re: How To Go Fulltime?

    I've seen many hobbyist beekeepers get to 50 hives and are simply overwhelmed by micro managing making it full time.

    TIME MANAGEMENT and multi tasking is critical as you can't manage hives the...
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    Re: Pollen Pricing

    Wholesale
    5 Gallon bucket 30 lbs. $300 $10 lb

    Retail
    Bears 6 oz. $8
    1/2 Lb. $11
    1 Lb. $16

    Pollen generally weighs 1/2 the weight of honey when dry.
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    Re: Who's got drones

    Lot's of early drones mid and south Georgia yards from heavy winter feeding for large expansion split plans.
    Weather not good for queens rearing thou,
    Three story deeps very strong with Apivar...
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    Re: Ross Round Plans

    You REALLY need to buy 1 complete setup as a guide as plans would not be very helpful. I built a pile of boxes and bought the plastic frames but stored them many years ago.
    A very expensive way to...
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    Re: Beekeeper Smell

    My Bees hate gas oil smell
    Fill any GAS Bee blowers or syrup pump motors before leaving shop and clean up good.
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    Re: Migratory covers

    Never seen Advantech at Home Depot only Lowe's
    $26 sheet here, Get 10 full tops and 4 Nuc Tops per sheet

    Cutting feeder holes is smooth and quick not the ripping chunks like regular plywood
    I'm...
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    Re: Best Price for New Frames

    Another consideration is how tolerant are you on quality?
    Cost savings can be had if you aren't picky and will use economy budget grade instead of top quality.
    Some suppliers are firm on pricing...
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    Re: What's the max number of hives for 5acers

    YEAH But then you have to fence them in so they won't "Bee Free"

    Bee fencing is a "Beetch" to keep up

    5 acres in the middle of Almonds or Oranges or Cotton or Desert vary massively

    John...
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    Re: finally made it on board

    Welcome to my hard working apprentice trainee
    A couple years to get your numbers way up and I'll have to find another.
    Just trim the very long bushy beard so they don't keep trying to kill you.
    ...
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    Re: Pricing of NUCs

    MottBee website lists 4 frame Nucs at $120 5 frame $135
    When did you order?


    John Pluta httpGeorgiaBees.blogspot.com
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    Re: Diesel soaked plywood.

    We have used Diesel Copper Nap 9 years now but PermE8 is now unavailable which required a solvent type mixer.
    New brands Canapsol are WATER based for mixers.
    I have never had a scent smell if aired...
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    Re: homemade frames...

    WHY?
    Not very productive use of time compared to cost.
    The taper is for Bee space travel around ends, violate Bee space and Hell to pay with burr comb.

    John Pluta http://GeorgiaBees.blogspot.com
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    Re: Chinese Honey

    Here's the link
    http://modernfarmer.com/2015/02/feds-seize-2-million-worth-illegal-chinese-honey/

    First picture shows standard Chinese green barrels but second pic a new blue color to try and...
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    Re: The do nots in beekeeping

    Try to warm up a crystallized 5 gallon plastic honey bucket in home oven even on "low" over night.

    Try to open stuck PLASTIC valve gate on 55 gallon heated syrup drum with rather large pipe...
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