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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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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...
  9. 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?
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  15. 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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    Re: Northern Indiana

    North west ohio we had a report of a hive with purple eye drones a couple days ago
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    Re: Questions Concerning Candy

    What fivej said. I bet you made them with to much wet. If you did a no heat one.
  18. Re: Another hobbyist building question, improved box-box sealing with silicone bead?

    All i see are headaches from the silicone. If any thing use some caulk on the end grain of the finger joints. And good glue when you make them.
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    Re: What size jars of honey sell most?

    It depends on the market. Whole sale pints for me. Out of the house qts. At shows every thing from 8 oz jars to qts. I manly do glass. But when customers as for something you need to be able to...
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    Re: Lifting hives into a truck

    A strong lift here. But with two but people, with my home pallbearer style mover. Two 2x4s clamping the bottom box’s. With a ratchet strap holding it together.
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    Re: Cut Out Question From a Noob

    It would have been nice if he had head you some more photos. I like a couple more far away from where the entrance is. From this one photo it doesn’t give enough info as it is.
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    Re: "Camoflage" hive bodies, ideas?

    I a lot of time paint boxes in brown and green tones. A privacy fence worked to shield the hives.
  23. Re: Double nuc entrance locations? One on either side, or opposite entrances?

    I started to make split bottom boards. I use Plumler tape to hold them on to the bottom deep box. That way I can have both worlds.
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    Re: Electric Leaf Blower

    Not a problem. The only time the wife gets in trouble is. When she wants to mow one small square. Instead of doing a circle and letting them settling down.
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    Re: Moving hives

    Never had a problem with angry bees at lights. At night they will stay in. But then I am moving on country roads. No traffic lights 😁😁
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