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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...
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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)...
  9. 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.
  14. 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...
  15. 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!
  16. 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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    Re: squaring box corners

    This.

    Using parallel clamps can help but measurement is still required. There are also right-angle clamping aids that can help with this alignment. Fortunately, for bee boxes, "really close" is...
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    Alison uses one every time she puts on her bee suit, even in cooler weather...
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    Re: Koi fish and bee carcasses

    Agree....they are basically Comets and will grow to the size that your pond can support as I noted above. We started with the feeder fish in 2005 and their descendants are still going strong! They...
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    Re: Bees and moss. Well I never...

    Our bees very much like the moss that covers a good part of the "falls" for our patio fish pond, especially in early spring.
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    Re: Coates 3/4" Nuc Plans?

    Most plywood is manufactured in metric dimensions which accounts for the "nominal" sizing, but even so, thickness continues to shrink, veneers get thinner and so forth. Thickness isn't consistent...
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    Re: Koi fish and bee carcasses

    They are often very dark when young and "generally" they lose most of the black in favor of the orange within a year or so. We do have one, however, who has decided to be a "black" fish into...
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    Re: 5 frame nuc entrance?

    I make separate bases even for NUCs which gives some flexibility relative to entrances and bee-space. Separate bases also make cleanup easier as well as make the NUC boxes "universal". Alison treats...
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    Re: Koi fish and bee carcasses

    Koi are much harder to keep than Comets and other goldfish varieties...Koi have some specific environmental needs and the pond has to be deeper, too, if there is any kind of winter where one lives....
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