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  1. Re: What are the best size/gauge of staples and nails to use when building boxes/fram

    If you prefer staples, I use a Senco 3/8 crown stapler with 1 1/2 inch adhesive coated staples, this stapler is really nice for build frames with the same staple too. If you prefer nails I use a Max...
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    Re: Small Hive Beetles Ravaging New Colony

    Beat me to it. Great minds think alike. :)

    Treating with the Mighty Mite Killer is especially effective with respect to killing SHB's if you place a plastic queen excluder under the insualtion...
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    Re: Mites Won't Stop! Using OAV.

    Totally agree. If you want to risk shutting down or killing your queen or even killing large numbers of bees and brood or force them to abscond try MAQS or other formic acid products. Formic acid...
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    Re: Trying to source wax for woos dipping...

    Aztec is where I buy my wax.

    https://www.candlemaking.com/

    I use a mix of 50% 154 - 160 degree melt point paraffin https://www.candlemaking.com/igi-1260-votive-molded-candle-wax-60lb-case.html...
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    Re: Proper way to switch hive stands?

    I have a couple of Kaptar Lifts. They are great for lifting boxes for hive inspections, moving hives, changing boxes, bottom boards, and hive stands. They are a bit pricey but if you have an injury...
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    Re: OA and reduced honey yields

    Well said johno. :thumbsup:
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    Re: perfectbee.com

    A great company and a fantastic alternative to buying from Mann Lake/Kelley who in my opinion have adopted a non-customer friendly policy, outrageously raising prices, and have sold products near...
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    Re: Hello from Auburntown, TN

    Welcome to Beesource neighbor! Have you gotten hooked up with the Columbia Area Beekeepers yet?
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    Re: Foam filled tires

    You might try TRC Tire Seal. The Coop uses it to prevent flats on tractor tires they mount in our area. I got tired of flats on brand new ATV tires so I treated all of our ATV, tractor, and my...
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    Re: Check out this FLIR

    I like using my FLIR ONE PRO for this and at night looking for mice & rats around my hives. Alas, I can no long support nor recommend FLIR as they have gone over to the dark side:
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    Re: Hello, from North mid TN!!

    Welcome back neighbor!
  12. Thread: Mowing rows

    by Live Oak
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    Re: Mowing rows

    I use a Bad Boy AOSD 7200 to mow in between my rows. It will throw grass over 20 feet and makes a huge mess IF I don't use the Advanced Chute System. This allows me to close the ACS when the grass...
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    Re: Hello from Braden, TN

    Welcome to Bee Source neighbor! At least from a Middle Tennessee beekeeper to a West Tennessee Beekeeper. :thumbsup:
  14. Re: Advice for sealing concrete floor extraction room

    Hi Kamon,

    We are getting ready to build a barndominium slab on grade followed later by a honey processing facility/shop. Here are some really good ideas on sealing concrete floors:
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    Re: Still too many mites

    In my opinion, you are playing Russian Roulette with your bees using MAQS or Formic Pro. In my experience, formic acid is extremely toxic to honey bees. There are too many variables with respect to...
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    Re: Treat Package Before Installation?

    Totally agree. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Chalk brood and thyme

    Pro DFM or Super DFM is pretty good with treating chalkbrood. It is not a magic silver bullet but it does help.

    https://www.mannlakeltd.com/pro-dfm-3-5-oz-100-g
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  18. Thread: Fondant

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    Re: Fondant

    It DOES include free shipping. The best price I have found on fondant so far is around $30.

    https://www.webstaurantstore.com/golden-barrel-90-10-creme-fondant-50-lb/725FON9010.html
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    Re: OAV or Apivar?

    I wish to change my recommendation after a second season using MAQS. I treated about 50 of my hives with MAQS and the next day observed a disaster in which large numbers of bees and brood were...
  20. Thread: MAQS failure

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    Re: MAQS failure

    I don't have any experience using it.
  21. Thread: MAQS failure

    by Live Oak
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    Re: MAQS failure

    I have tried MAQS twice. I followed the directions to the LETTER and applied them in low 70 to upper 60 degree temperatures. The entrance reducers were removed and an upper entrance opening for more...
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    Re: Crystallized honey

    Hex,

    Have you tried either of these?

    https://www.mannlakeltd.com/shop-all-categories/extraction-bottling/honey-bottling/heaters/blanket-heater
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    Re: Superior Bee poly vs. Bee Box poly hives

    I have been looking at Lyson high density polystyrene Hives and Nucs. Are there any here that have extensive experience with these? From what I have observed and read, they seem to be a much better...
  24. Thread: Fondant

    by Live Oak
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    Re: Fondant

    Unless you can find a more local source like a bakery or food processor. Mann Lake sells it in 50 lb. blocks. Not the cheapest source but at least available. Make sure you either use it or...
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    Re: Global Warming

    A perfectly understandable statement from one who has apparently fallen into their own rabbit hole. Eventually facts and science will bring you around:

    Why the dishonesty if climate change is...
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