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    Re: Putting a shallow supper below deep?

    Thanks for the suggestions. I’m assuming you did a newspaper combine when swapping boxes between hives as mentioned at the end of your post?
  2. Re: Free shipping on 5 gallon buckets - maybe more items!

    Have a middle eastern diner nearby; gyro joint. He gets tahini in 5 gal buckets, with lids, gaskets. Gives me as many as I need; I buy a gyro or bring him a pint of honey from time to time.
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    Re: Putting a shallow supper below deep?

    Have a couple hives, from splits, that just now are getting packed in single 8 frame deeps. Plan is to add a medium below, let brood nest expand downward in August/September, backfill up above....
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    Re: Beginner Question (Emergency...maybe?)

    Get some #8 hardware cloth, cut a 4” strip long enough to span the width of the hive entrance, then cut 4 slits in one long side about halfway through. Staple it along the upper(uncut) side so it...
  5. Re: Bees Drop Dead After California Earthquake, Leaving Netizens Clueless

    Video was originally posted by so-called «*internet influencer*»; nuf sed.
  6. Re: Queenless hive with supersedure cells - best approach at this point?

    Great idea. Never thought of that.
  7. Re: replacing inner cover with a fabric or plastic

    #8duck canvas. Can purchase at chicagocanvas.com in 6 foot width. I bought 3 foot length, cut to size, melted paraffin on stovetop, heated canvas in oven to about 250F, brushed each til completely...
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    Re: Lost hives: Robbing Screen issue?

    Can’t see any way the screens were an issue. Neighbor or nearby farmer using insecticides?
  9. Thread: box storage

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    Re: box storage

    [QUOTE=Jadeguppy;1689345]I need a way to store my extra nucs and hive bodies other than my shed.

    Stack on 2x4s or stone, cover with a tarp, weight tarp down. Some nucs will fit end-on inside...
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    Re: varroa heat treatment?

    Reminds me of that YouTube video with IR photography of a bee colony defending against a giant asian hornet. They clustered around it, built up the internal temp of the cluster to around 110 (if I...
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