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    Re: Buckets or Jars?

    See if one of the local breweries would like to take it off your hands. They'll prefer to buy it in the buckets. Problem solved + sold.
  2. Anybody use sunflower beehive entrance reducers? Good? Junk?

    Looking to hear experience with these before I order. They are only in 8 frame size, but I run 8 frame.

    https://www.amazon.com/Sunflower-Beehive-Plastic-Entrance-Anti-Escape/dp/B07QJY7C7D/
  3. Re: Advice for sealing concrete floor extraction room

    If you DIY you can do that for about $1 per square foot. You can spread the work and expense out over a couple of months.
  4. Re: How you winter in 300x300 setup - a beauty.

    Those look to be just like a Warre except the box height. I judge the comb to be about 80mm x 260mm. Do you know the actual frame size?
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    Re: Low cost bee box construction

    I have used 2x12s for deeps and 2x10s for mediums because it is sometimes cheaper than the 1x lumber, but I have a bandsaw and planer to mill them to 3/4". But the least expensive is to use...
  6. Re: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times- wisdom and folly from 2019

    Out of respect. Beekeeper mistake. She deserved a memorial.
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    All of my queens go into a small vial of alcohol. The alcohol will absorb her pheremones. I use it for swarm lure. Even...
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    Re: Whats your definition of feral bees?

    If they don't come when I whistle and call "here girl" then they are feral. Where they live or how often I disturb their living quarters isn't really a factor.
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    Re: Mouse invades hive. Watch it happen!

    That's what I do. I shoot a few brad nails into the entrance reducer, then nip them off flush.
  9. It appears that Mann Lake Cyber Monday has been extended. You haven't missed yet.

    I thought I missed it. But when I went there I see that it has been extended until the 4th.
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    Re: Community Apiary

    I think a community apiary is a good idea but it will require some ground rules and you should definitely consult your county apiary inspector about that. The very last thing you want in a community...
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    Re: Maximum Crop & Earthquake Proof Hive Stand

    What that thing needs is a hive cavity inside that head and neck. Bee breathing dragon.
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    Re: best way to 2:1 feed in-hive?

    Instead of giving up the frames to fit a frame feeder I'll put three double wide frame feeders in a super and put it on. They'll empty all three is as many days. I got two Ceracel hive top...
  13. Thread: Cover Foil

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    Re: Cover Foil

    I appears that in most cases where I've seen the plastic covers being used the hive top is very well insulated. I've seen that some beekeepers Europe are using flexible clear perspex covers. I...
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    Re: The right number of hives to keep it fun

    My grandfather was a commercial beekeeper and I learned under his tutorship what it took to do this as a profession, so I became and engineer and this is strictly a hobby, I intentionally work at...
  15. Re: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times- wisdom and folly from 2019

    2019 started with satisfactory results from a 2018 experiment. I converted three of my quilt boxes to Vivaldi boards. After the roller coaster spring we had I liked them so much I converted my...
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    Re: I need to move my hives. When is best?

    Just move it any convenient day. The foragers are dying off now. If any get lost they are bees that will be lost in the next couple of weeks as it is. Unless you live in zone 8 or higher then...
  17. Re: Down with Double Deeps! Fess up, you alternative hive-style followers!!!!

    All right who-ever you are, put down your beer, hand the keyboard back to Charlie, and go home and sleep it off. :no:
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    When I read this post it was 43. No bees flying....

    When I read this post it was 43. No bees flying. I looked again at 47. Still no bees flying or on the front porch. It’s 51 now and all of my hives have about a dozen bees on the porch and two to...
  19. Thread: Varroa 12%

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    Re: Varroa 12%

    Apivar kills about 40% of the mites in the first week and 99% kill over the full treatment period. I like using Apivar in the fall, I put it on at the September equinox and take it off after...
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    Re: Tung Oil Inside The Hive?

    Most of the products labeled "Tung Oil" in the paint aisle at most home centers are not pure tung oil. Tung oil is made from the Chinese tung nut and retail tung oil is as adulterated as Chinese...
  21. Re: Down with Double Deeps! Fess up, you alternative hive-style followers!!!!

    Fusion_Power, as the jumbo frame is 27% larger than the Langstroth-deep and you are running 7 frames in the winter then that is essentially the same as a single brood chamber Lang-deep 10 frame (7 x...
  22. Re: Down with Double Deeps! Fess up, you alternative hive-style followers!!!!

    That makes a lot more sense Trish. 12-3/4" is the logical size for a double medium stack with deep frames. I thought about trying that at one time, I can make my own frames but since two 8 frame...
  23. Re: Down with Double Deeps! Fess up, you alternative hive-style followers!!!!

    Dadant's original spec was 12-1/4 high for the 11-5/8" frame. Good luck finding a board to make that now. Advantech? Even making the more standard jumbo 11-5/8 box for the 11-1/4 frame is going to...
  24. Re: Down with Double Deeps! Fess up, you alternative hive-style followers!!!!

    Trish said her frames were 12-1/2″ high. So that was where I was wondering, because the jumbo is 11-1/4″, while according to pp36 and the drawing on pp38 of Dadant's book, he used 11-5/8″ frames....
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    Re: Best way to thin syrup

    At the risk of being snarky.


    Big batch: water + drill + paint stirrer.
    Little batch: water + spoon.


    If the syrup is already mixed no heat should be necessary.
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