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  1. Re: Home Made Swarm Traps: Any recommendations?

    A old deep box. Some old foundation frames. Lid and a bottom board. With a small entrance. About as cheep as you can get. It should be equipment that you already own.
  2. Re: Anyone use (modified) dcoats plans for full size boxes?

    I donít like the plans in general. The idea yes. I use for the ends and and bottom real wood. And 3/8 or 1/2 plywood for the sides. Thinking of doing some lids out of cement board. This year.
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    Re: Painting Supers

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    I loved it when it first came out. Havenít used it in years. I have been using PPG Gripper. A lot heavier body product. 123 likes to runs for me when I spray it.
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    Re: Helping small winter cluster

    I have three late made nucs September. That I put in a customer apple cooler. An are doing great. About 30degrees since he turned it off. I will be looking to doing more next year.
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    Re: Price for honeycomb

    Shallow for me.this year $1.25 per. Oz
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    Re: Painting Supers

    Ifixoldhouses
    With the way the EPA has treated oil base paint in the last twenty years I donít know how good it is anymore. I all most never see it in paint spec for Commercial painting. Their are...
  7. Thread: USGS

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    Re: USGS

    I keep a eye on the Ohio University one. But more for Curiosity of how things are progressing.
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    Re: Building vs. Buying

    My problem with pre-assemble wooden ware is a lot of time the poor Quality of Assembly. We have seen new stuff all most fall apart after one season. Where with glued, stapled end grain filled with...
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    Re: Building vs. Buying

    Boxes and frames I buy from the Amish unassembled. Lids and bottom and so on I make. A down and dirty nuc box I make. But as a painting contractor/ tool hoarder I have most tools that one would want.
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    Re: Heating pad to re-liquify honey

    Depend on how hard that they are Crystallized. 24-48 in most cases. The edges sometimes are slower. I just go in and start pulling bottles till I see stuff that I donít like.
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    Re: XXXL gloves

    Have you called Buckgo directly?
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    Re: Looking for suggestions.

    AA Was all is a good start for my father. Start removing your self from places that give you the desired to drink. My father biggest tripping hazard Has cough surup.
  13. Re: What to use to get the natural wood look

    Good luck high maintenance. As a painting contractor the only thing that have given my customers time. Is Sikens. At $90 per gallon. Most spar varnish these days are junk. If you get lucky maybe a...
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    Re: Heating pad to re-liquify honey

    I do use a heating pad to decrystallize honey. I use a a styrofoam box with a hole cut in it for the cord. Itís big enough so I can do a dozen jars at a time. Be sides I use it as a warming box when...
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    Re: Ebay Extractors?

    One thing to remember one of the main manufacturer they hold their value.
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    Re: Ebay Extractors?

    I have a friend that bought one. Had a bunch of headaches to start with. Stick with one of the main manufacture. Like Danant Mann or Maxant. Do your self a favor and get it with a motor.
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    Re: Can I use honey?

    But it would be a pain to extract. I would use it for new hives. Besides how did you treat for mites? The number one killer of hives
  18. Re: what to do with comb exposed to mothball treatment?

    Only use moth balls with paradichlorobenzene as a ingredient. You can just air them out. I set them in my stacks of boxes in the fall and by spring they are gone. By the time moth get to laying again...
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    Re: Resources on Nectar Flow Timing?

    Ohio State University has a bloom chart based on the season. That work with our zip code. https://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/gdd/CalendarView.asp
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    Re: Does anybody reverse/flip bottom boards?

    I to am the 3/8 camp. But have a bunch of 3/4 still
  21. Re: Anyone Have Experience With MDO Sheathing?

    We have a specialty Plywood company here in Toledo. That when I drive by I swing in and look in. Seeing itís out side and take 30 seconds.
  22. Re: Anyone Have Experience With MDO Sheathing?

    Great stuff. When I can pick it up in the close out bin. I buy it. I like it for making nuc boxes. Other wise at about $70 per sheet
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    Re: Keeping bees out of a swimming pool

    As a water source I know some people that have had good luck with a half whiskey barrel. Under a down spout. Put some water plane in it for them to land on. And a couple feeder goldfish. To eat any...
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    Re: What to do with old, dark brood comb

    I melt it down and sell it to blacksmiths or turn it in for new fountain. It is almost more work than itís worth.
  25. Thread: Skunks

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    Re: Skunks

    I have t had any luck with carpet strips. But live trap, lead and 220 conabar (sp) trap has done wonders
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