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    Re: Screws or staples for advantech nucs?

    Best to pre-drill and countersink for your screws, too. You want to snug them up flush but not crush the material.
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    Re: Screws or staples for advantech nucs?

    I used screws and glue and I believe that was a good choice for this material.
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    Re: Is Acrylic paint okay to use?

    100% acrylic (water borne) is almost always better product than typical "latex", but honestly, for bee boxes, whatever is available and priced right is just fine.
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    Re: Alternatives to Wooden Beehives?

    Don't overlook the knocked down boxes available from Mann Lake and others. They cost less than I can buy the material for and I have a professional shop with pro suppliers; I'm not buying at retail....
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    Re: Honey extractor choices

    We have the manual Lyson 4 frame (we use mediums only) and it works fine for us, but I can see it "getting old fast" if we went above the approximately 6 colonies we currently try to maintain. I'm...
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    Re: Help me find a suit for my wife

    Here, I'm the assistant and as such, just use a generously sized jacket. A full suit held no appeal to me. Honestly, Alison rarely uses her full suit, too. She's more comfortable with several layers...
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    Re: Low cost bee box construction

    No, I have not...I don't make frames. TB-III isn't supposed to be used in situations where something is immersed in water, however, so perhaps what you describe gets close to that kind of scenario.,...
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    Re: Help. Need my Bees to move on

    Find the local beekeeper's association/club for your area and see if they have a removal list...many times, existing beekeepers will cheerfully help with something like this, especially since...
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    Re: Low cost bee box construction

    There's no way that Titebond III is "dissolving" in the weather. It's incredibly difficult to soften it even chemically once it's cured. The wood will pull apart before the adhesive will fail which...
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    Re: Low cost bee box construction

    As a very long time woodworker, both as an avocation and now professionally, I have to respectfully disagree with your friend's statement. Finger joints that are cut properly and completely glued are...
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    Re: Low cost bee box construction

    In order to pull this off with commonly available 2x stock, you'd need to go to 2x12 for deep boxes. Bee space matters. The extra thickness doesn't make for much utility, IMHO, and even if I used the...
  12. Thread: Cover Foil

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    Re: Cover Foil

    Perhaps there is a translation/wording difference at play here, too. "Foil" for many of us located in North America refers to a thin metal, such as aluminum. When I saw the thread title, I thought...
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    Re: Cover Foil

    In your photo, there clearly is condensation on that clear "cover"...that's not something desirable in winter conditions, to the best of my knowledge. Ventilation is very important even in the cold...
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    Re: How to clean harvest equipment?

    Jim, we use a large foil baking tray for uncapping...the whole frame fits inside so (in general) no mess gets on the work surface, for the most part.
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    Re: Entrance reducer was pulled out of hive

    Solution...a small piece of thin wood or metal screwed to the face of the bottom box will disallow the reducer to be pulled...or pushed...out.
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    Re: How to clean harvest equipment?

    We don't put down plastic (we extract in our kitchen which has a brick floor)...we use a very large cardboard box opened up and laid flat on the floor under the extractor and brown paper (two layers)...
  17. Thread: Honey labels

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    Re: Honey labels

    Alison started getting hers from Sticker Giant last year...great service and the labels are completely water proof. They took her artwork and the process was very easy.
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    Re: Refractometer Sample question

    Alison has a refractometer and we actually rejected some frames of un-capped because of it while letting a few slide that were borderline, knowing things would get mixed up pretty well by the time...
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    Re: Harvesting Uncapped Frames?

    Of course, your box configuration is going to contribute to your decision as to what you leave and what you take. We don't use deeps (all mediums here) so we typically have three boxes for...
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    Re: Harvesting Uncapped Frames?

    You cannot assume that uncapped honey isn't usable. You need to test it to determine moisture level. We have a number of uncapped frames and apparently the bees just decided to work on something else...
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    Re: Cooling Vests

    I don't know anything about "best", but my other half does have a cooling vest as she minds the heat.
  22. Re: Costco 100% Raw unfiltered honey for $2.98 lb

    One thing that doesn't seem to have been said is how Costco's business model works...they don't aim to make much or even any profit on the actual product in most cases. Nearly all of their profit...
  23. Re: Free shipping on 5 gallon buckets - maybe more items!

    And at Home Depot. We bought two a week or so ago as we are going to need more for this year's honey harvest...the bees were very busy!
  24. Thread: Insurance

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    Re: Insurance

    Please keep in mind that insurance is state-specific and state-regulated. What's available/included in one state on a given policy type may be different in another state. If you have a business, you...
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    Re: Probably over thinking this.

    We do not use RoundUp on our property except occasionally for poison ivy. But I do mix up a vinegar based solution to handle the same general tasks....one gallon white vinegar, 1.5 cups epsom salts...
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