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    Pretty narrow working space inside I would have...

    Pretty narrow working space inside
    I would have lower row down on the deck. That would give you more height to super up. Will the back be open for ventilation?


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  2. Thread: No harvesting?

    by odfrank
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    Re: No harvesting?

    I would think Apivar to be enough. If it was applied early enough.
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    Re: Beekeeping Trailer

    Having towed trailers for close to 50 years, I have found that when a single axle trailer hits a pot hole or bump it really bounces. Whereas a two axle trailer more bridges these obstacles reducing...
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    Re: Beekeeping Trailer

    I would think a dual axle trailer makes for a less bumpy ride than a single axle trailer.
  5. Re: Small hive beetle attracted to unused equipment?

    Here are the California Dept of Ag rules on hive sanitation. Exposed dead hives with pests are illegal:



    Article 12. Sanitation (29170-29181) (7692)(1-click HTML)

    29170. No person shall...
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    Hex jar technical question

    Could someone tell me the diameter of the sunken depression on the Mann Lake 58 MM gold lid of a 6 ounce hex jar?
  7. Re: Double deckers and triple deckers completely filled...what are our options?

    Our born 8/3 batch are doing spectacular, with brood patches like this by 8/27. We have this lineup (23 total) born yesterday (9/7) with beautiful mating weather slated for next week. We had...
  8. Re: Attaching comb to top bar (or anything for that matter)

    Patbeek has not been around long enough to have come up with that hanger. I have been using it for 20 years.

    https://i.postimg.cc/KYqMLz53/wire-comb-support.png
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    Re: Beekeeping Trailer

    Mine is a 16' car hauler with plywood stake sides and hives facing inward spaced with pallet clips. I made mine so that i do not have to climb up into it, almost ever. I can work the bees standing on...
  10. Re: Double deckers and triple deckers completely filled...what are our options?

    I see the eucalyptus budding up down here. You should be good unless there is a hellish winter. Don't get greedy. Make your divides strong enough to build up. Three frames of brood and two of honey....
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    Re: Why use a FUME "board"?

    I used a fume board this week for the first time, a Mann Lake solar model, with Honey Bee Gone. In the sun it worked well. Only a few bees left for the blower. Probably using two would be good so...
  12. Re: Maxant Bottling Tank: 16 gallon v. 25 gallon

    I got a Dadant nine gallon tank for $150 a few years ago but this week we are having to add to it five times with five gallon buckets because we need that much heated honey. I really need a 25 gallon...
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    Re: Solar Melter Failing

    It is important that the sun's rays hit the wax directly. A good melter is sloped into the direction of the sun. The slope also allows the melted wax to run down into a pan, that should also be in...
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    Re: Solar Melter Failing

    Post pictures of your setup.
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    Re: Need help on brood above queen excluder

    Shake bees in honey supers off into the brood chamber watching for queen as you go. Inspect excluder for flaws and return shaken supers above excluder. Return in three weeks and harvest.
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    Re: Are these Ground Bees or Wasps?

    A bucket of soapy water down that hole at night might take care of them.
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    Re: Trapping 2019 - success rate?

    We are not doing it at hundreds of sites or even hundreds of traps. Nor do we do it full time. The only reason we catch a lot is that we are Piss Poor Beekeepers and have a lot of black comb from...
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    Re: Parts for Dadant Junior Bench extractor

    Try Penny at Dadant Metal Manufacturing. 217 852-3324
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    Re: Trapping 2019 - success rate?

    Charlie should not be so modest. He did manage to Tom Sawyer me into allowing him to set traps at my sites where he caught one at two sites. This of course lowers my annual count as his catches could...
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    Re: Trapping 2019 - success rate?

    Brood from bait hive catch in foggy weather area.

    https://i.postimg.cc/RFMFt7yR/IMG-07801.jpg
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    Killing each other is usually a good sign. They...

    Killing each other is usually a good sign. They almost always arrive after those bloodbaths, but I had one rumble after which they didn't.
    I had this nice one fly in yesterday after weeks of...
  22. Thread: Custom Labels

    by odfrank
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    I should send the County Weights and Measure...

    I should send the County Weights and Measure inspector out to check your label and you will be singing a different song.
    The label requirements are different everywhere and under several agencies...
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    Re: selling full frames for consumption

    I think full frames of comb are the easiest money I make. I just slip foundationless medium frames between drawn combs in the honey supers. Put on a good hive in a good flow. Sort as they come into...
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    Re: selling full frames for consumption

    I sell newly drawn and filled foundationless comb honey primarily to other beekeepers to cut/package themselves and sell at Farmers Markets. I sell about two a year to retail customers. Not a big...
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    I rescued (paid job, of course) this colony in an...

    I rescued (paid job, of course) this colony in an oak tree this winter and mounted it on a pallet. These survivors have expanded so much that they have excavated thru their EcoFloor material and...
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