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    Re: 5 frame nuc box width

    I personally like them a little bite on the wide side. So I don’t roll so many bees when they get full. But I run 9 frames in 10 frame box’s.
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    Re: Preparing honey bottles

    I am with grizzlies. The only jars I have ever wash, are the ones people bring back.
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    Re: Permanently fixing bottom to nucs?

    My doubles I use Plumler tape. So if I want to pull a bottom I can.
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    Re: Honey moisture question

    Their could be all types of thing making it cloudy. From air to Micro amounts of wax. A little bite of heat should take care of it. About 105 temp. Or after jar set it up on some warm concrete in the...
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    Re: Reducing bee stings

    All is where at lease a vail. It’s not worth getting stung in the face.
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    Re: SPLIT TOP FRAMES FOR COMB HONEY

    Sorry to here that they quit making them
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    Re: Nuc Box design

    I like the cleat type. I make them for my nuc sales. One I prefer solid wood for the sides and bottoms. They can be made fast, And cheap. I hate OBS for nuc boxes. It flakes. And don’t like to staple...
  8. Re: Maxant - No return calls or emails for weeks

    When i was emailing Jake a couple months ago. He said they where slammed because of half their employees where off due to 19
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    Re: Double nuc entrances

    I do opposite ends if I am doing as a mate it nuc. Otherwise the same end.
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    Re: What size jars of honey sell most?

    I do every thing from 8oz to 5 gallon buckets. It all depends on the person and market. Some plastic a lot of glass.
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    Re: 18 month plan - is it realistic?

    For the over wintering game. I feel its partly a numbers game. The biggest part of your plan has to be keeping up with the mites.
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    Re: Tool bucket replacement ideas

    My bee truck.
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    Re: Shellac and bees

    Beekeepinggood shellac are all basically the same. Yes different grades, or cuts. But it all is mix with alcohol. You can buy flakes or premade shellac. Like from Zinners Witch would come in clear...
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    Re: Shellac and bees

    As a painting contractor. White Pigment shellac. right on the can says for spot priming only. Totally The wrong product for exterior.
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    Re: Honey warmer temperature

    110 at the most
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    Re: Super building clamps

    Build a jig. I do all my stapling at once. Then check for square. If bad a clamp to pull it to where it needs to be. I use the steel one that rotates with a air cylinder to hold it in place.
  17. Re: There were two things I swore I'd never make again, then this happened yesterday…

    JConnolly I like the ones from Home Depot. Better. 4’ long and the legs fold into the frame. By gorilla.
  18. Re: Super Stack Heater for a Handy Hobbyist

    BoBo Very nice write up. You might add some links to the controller. Did it have a built in temperature probe? One of my bottling tanks I don’t like the temperature controller. I use it for...
  19. Re: Super Stack Heater for a Handy Hobbyist

    BoBo Very nice write up. You might add some links to the controller. Did it have a built in temperature probe?
  20. Re: Is Mann Lake and Betterbee woodenware compatible?

    On frames I like to make frame that where made at that time. Have had a hundred made one year and the next years where a little different. But i do buy from the Amish.
  21. Re: Securing (especially tall) hives for wind - here’s how we did it

    I have done two post and ratchet strap
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    Re: Hive Stand Idea

    I have been using a a ladder at one yard for years. You need to support it about every 4/5 feet. I have gotten to the point I don’t like hive stands over a 16” off the ground. More like a 12”.
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    Sticky: Re: staple gun for supers

    It’s easy to make one. Make a box that will fit easily inside a frame. When you go to make frames use a bungee cord to hold the ends in place. By wrapping around the box.
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    Sticky: Re: staple gun for supers

    Sure 2 will work fine. Harbor freight staple gun, with a coupon are around $20
  25. Re: Removing and then returning queen to stop swarm....

    Thoughts. Good queen but want to swarm. As you did pull her and brood. Let them raise a new queen. After she start to lay combine it back. New queen, brood break and you didn’t loose a queen. If you...
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