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    Re: Nuc Hives for Aching Backs

    That is a beautiful hive, so well thought out. I love that you use standard equipment. I hear of so many people having several Long Hives and not being able to interchange.
    Looking forward to...
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    Re: Nuc Hives for Aching Backs

    Thank you, that is a great idea, I love follower boards and we use them in our 10-frame hives.
    Right now we are trying not to use plastic in the hive.
    We used to use insulation foam boards...
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    Re: Nuc Hives for Aching Backs

    Yes, we were talking about making a version of a top bar with square bottoms so we could use our frames. Sort of a coffin hive. I like the idea that you can easily change frames with all of our...
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    Nuc Hives for Aching Backs

    My back is toast. Even 8-frame equipment is tough for me. Last year we started a Nuc hive, adding deep and medium Nuc boxes on as needed. That hive made it through the winter and this year we...
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    Re: Randy Oliver's 8 second powdered sugar method

    I'm still having great sucess with plain powdered sugar. I've spoke with people who used garlic powder and felt it works better, but I have never tried it. I dusted 4 hives, (3 are really nuc...
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    Re: Distribution method for powdered sugar.

    We only use powdered sugar since 2005 with great success. Started out using a flour sifter. Now we use window screen in a frame. They are easy to make. We sell them with stainless steel window...
  7. Re: Small Hive Beetles discovered in Pollen Patties in California/Nevada

    Our club member opened the brand new box that was just shipped and found them. We keep ours in our root cellar and the ones that we put in the hives, only saw bees on them when we opened them up,...
  8. Small Hive Beetles discovered in Pollen Patties in California/Nevada

    FYI. Last year beekeepers in Northern California we’re starting to notice Small Hive Beetles in their hives. The feelings were they were coming in with the migratory beekeepers and we are still...
  9. 15% off Conference Special good till February 1, 2016

    Hello Beekeepers,
    We just got back from the American Beekeeping Federation Conference where we were selling our products at a 15% discount, plus extending the offer with a coupon good until...
  10. Re: New!! Combo Nuc Screened Bottom Boards and 5-Frame Equipment!!

    Thanks for the question.
    We went with the MDO lids because Randy Oliver has been using them for years. We learned to weatherproof by using Randy's dip tank. Since we have had no experience...
  11. New!! Combo Nuc Screened Bottom Boards and 5-Frame Equipment!!

    We are excited to announce that we are carrying our new Combo Nuc Screened Bottom Boards with all the features and accessories of our Combo Deep Screened Bottom Boards.

    Check out the 5-frame...
  12. Randy Oliver speakintg at the Nevada County Beekeepers(California) May 5, 2014 7pm

    Our speaker at the next NCBA meeting on May 5th, is Randy Oliver. Randy has been keeping bees in Nevada County for over 30 years. Most bee people in Nevada County know Randy as a source of both...
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    Great YouTube Video on using the Beetle Baffle

    This is a must see video if you are having a problem with Small Hive Beetles
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhXlJPNAi1k&feature=youtu.be
    Jesse Davis put beetle baffles on all of his hives. The...
  14. Free Shipping on Beetle Baffles and exact shipping on everything else.

    Hello Beekeepers,
    We are offering free shippng on both our Mounted and Unmounted Beetle Baffles. You just pay $1.25 for the box.
    And since our Shopping Cart has been acting up, if your shipping...
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    End of year Sale until 1/2/14

    Happy Holidays Beesource.com Beekeepers!

    10% off Small Hive Beetle Kits (any amount) and automatic $10.00 off on orders over $100.00 until 1/2/14.
    http://store.countryrubes.com/

    Will be at...
  16. Re: EAS Preview of the new Beetle Baffle for Small Hive Beetles.

    We are getting great reports back from the Beetle Baffle. We are now mounting the Beetle Baffle on weatherproof spacers so you can just put the assembly on your screened bottom boards and then put...
  17. Re: EAS Preview of the new Beetle Baffle for Small Hive Beetles.

    Good to know. Thanks.
    The way it was explained to me was, SHB's move and fly at night. There eyes don't handle sunlight. Bees come and go from the bright sunlight to the dark hive and eyes...
  18. Re: EAS Preview of the new Beetle Baffle for Small Hive Beetles.

    The patent has just been applied and more and more pictures are being put up. I got some protoypes yesterday, but now we have another correction before the final version.
    I am sending one set...
  19. Re: EAS Preview of the new Beetle Baffle for Small Hive Beetles.

    Pictures are posted here. http://www.beetlebaffle.com/the-beetle-baffle-1/product-info/
    It's pretty interesting. The angle of the metal prevents the beetles from climbing up the walls of the...
  20. Re: EAS Preview of the new Beetle Baffle for Small Hive Beetles.

    All that is true, except, I do know what it looks like and I've seen the prototypes, but I can't publish that info until the owner is ready.
    I cannot even sell you one right now if you wanted...
  21. Re: EAS Preview of the new Beetle Baffle for Small Hive Beetles.

    They just put up the website and will have pictures soon.
    After I saw the originals, I asked for some adjustments so they fit our equipment better and they went back to the shop. I don't even...
  22. EAS Preview of the new Beetle Baffle for Small Hive Beetles.

    I have been chosen to be one of the two distributors for the Beetle Baffle and it's going to go on sale at our booth at EAS, August 5th. You can read about it at www.beetlebaffle.com. ...
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    Bundled kits - 3 specials

    Check out our website http://store.countryrubes.com/
    For a limited time, we are selling kits and discounting them $20.00!
    And, we have 3 specials, an order that someone didn't complete and these...
  24. ABF North American Beekeeping Conference 1/8 to 1/12

    Please come by our booth to say Hi and mentioned you see this on Beesource for a free entrance reducer.
    We will have our new Combo Deep Screened Bottom Boards and new deep small hive beetle trays...
  25. 8-Frame Deep & Mediums Hive Bodies. 10% discount!

    We just got them in, have to assemble and weather proof them, and we are taking orders now. Available to ship out in less than two weeks.
    Check them out on our shopping cart
    Medium 8 frames...
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