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    Re: What to Plant in 1/4 Acre

    But I like the neighbor freaking out that I am running the mower over trees taller than I am. :-)
  2. Re: Placing swarm traps when you don't have access to old drawn frames

    If you have hives, you have burr comb that you remove from time to time off the top bars. Why not put some of that in there and skip the foundation as that swarm will draw comb fast enough. Just...
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    Re: Hive Configuration

    If you only have a couple hives, go all one sized frame. I would go with all mediums if you are concerned about weight (I use all deeps personally, but don't care about weight). But having just ONE...
  4. Re: Anyone use (modified) dcoats plans for full size boxes?

    There is a southern gentleman that makes his boxes out of plywood, but if you watch his videos you will see that quite a bit of it warps/twists and can open holes here and there as they don't sit...
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    Re: Reusing hive

    Brittle is not a problem, that's just the cold. If that hive was warmed up by a colony of bees it would be just perfect. Just throwing out an alternative though if you are worried, put 5 frames of...
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    Re: Easy cell builder help

    For easy, I like this vid.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z62UwOLfdMo
  7. Re: Thank God thatís over- kids are flying

    We got somewhere around 8" in this last storm, made it up to 28F today and after I cleared the snow I look out and find that God has been taking his pepper shaker to the snowbanks. Haven't detected...
  8. Re: It appears that Mann Lake Cyber Monday has been extended. You haven't missed yet

    Ahudd, wish I had read that in time, would have ordered several pallets of them. Ended up ordering half a pallet of foundation instead and they decided in their infinite wisdom to ship half of it...
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    Re: What are the bees doing all over my house?

    I wouldn't want to put more impurities in the syrup to make the bees have to defecate in the winter. Also, depending on the kind of Koolaid it might have artificial sweeteners in it rather than the...
  10. Thread: Easy Vap

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    Re: Easy Vap

    Really depends on where you buy stuff. Some places really mark the price up.
  11. Re: What Pollen Are They Gathering Now In NE?

    We have had some frosts (down to the low 20's) but it seems some plants have survived and now that it's up in the low 60's, 4-5 days ago I was out observing the bees on flowers. Dark Orange pollen...
  12. Re: Orange pollen in Early october, Northeast US?

    My neighbor has some giant sunflowers that have somehow survived the frosts at night. Was out watching the girls collecting pollen, it was a dark orange on their legs. The variety I had in my yard...
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    Re: BeeCheck Opinion

    I read the 'About' couldn't see anywhere why they only were in certain states before I asked.
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    Re: BeeCheck Opinion

    Dumb question, but why is it limited to certain states?
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    Re: Mann Lake's mill run hiveware

    Unfortunately I wish I had bought a few more pallets the last sale. The boxes I got on the mill run were actually quite good with a lot of 'perfect/clear' ones. Trick I found was making sure that I...
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    Re: Mann Lake's mill run hiveware

    Nah, that can't be right as the mill run sale usually happened before the black Friday one. I guess they aren't doing it this year, so winter project for the Amish guys it is.
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    Re: Sugar $0.39 / lb at walmart.com

    Up here the online price is cheaper than what they have on the shelf. Have to order it online and then pick it up to get the price. Seems weird, but haven't seen anything 'local' enough to get that...
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    Re: Mann Lake's mill run hiveware

    Just curious if I missed the sale this year, or they just didn't have it?
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    Re: #8 Duck Cloth Inner Cover

    I really wouldn't have drilled a hole in the box, it's unnecessary. There are usually enough holes in the boxes after a few years to try to keep em sealed up.
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    Re: Bee-shed idea ...

    Size of frame is irrelevant. DESIGN of frame is different. AZ frames don't have tabs to hold them up and rest on rails with a radius cut on the top and bottom bars to disuade the bees from...
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    Re: Bee-shed idea ...

    Not an AZ style, it uses standard Lang frames. There are a lot of people using that system but most of the videos you see will be in Russian and it's advantages are that you don't have to pull off...
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    Re: Regarding honey stores for winter...

    If winter is longer/colder than you expect or spring is cold and long, think how sad you will be in the spring to find the colony dead with absolutely NO food left in the hive. Better to have more...
  23. Re: need a hand from those who have a maxant bottling tank

    Maxant has been more than helpful with me. They might not always have accurate records on the really old stuff though (yes, I keep an eye out for bargains).
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    Re: my new hive lifter

    There's a guy in Canada making similar units, can't remember his website though.
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    Re: Bees seen collecting wax

    Look at the landing board, I bet that wax ends up going outside just like capping wax does when they cut it open. (well first to the floor, then cleaned out)
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