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  1. Re: Free shipping on 5 gallon buckets - maybe more items!

    They were purchased just before he extracted honey. The bottom split while they were being filled from the extractor. I purchased some from tractor supply and the handles ripped out with the weight...
  2. Re: Free shipping on 5 gallon buckets - maybe more items!

    A friend of mine had 3 of those split from the weight of the honey.
  3. Thread: Honey flow

    by OkieRob
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    Re: Honey flow

    when a super if filled in a week means it's a good flow.
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    Re: Bee keeping suit reviews

    Guardian bee apparel
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    Re: Over wintering in mediums

    I have a single 8 frame medium over wintering right now. I have had singles, doubles and triple 8 frame mediums for the last 5 years. You just have to condense them for the size of the clusters. I...
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    Re: Notching Top Cover OK?

    no ventilation
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    Re: Notching Top Cover OK?

    Or some #8 hardware cloth.
  8. Re: When getting 1st hives they should come with a warning label

    Your lucky, I started with 2 hives and by year 4 i was up to 30 hives. Finally got in the groove my 5th year and was able to hold it down to 20 going into winter. Reversing hive bodies in the spring...
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    Re: Bee suit poll. Best bee suit?

    I get a bee in my veil every time i wear mine. There are no holes that i can find . I try and make sure the zipper is snugged up but with just the small velcro to close the gap under the zipper it is...
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    Re: Medium equipment

    If you have a unassembled 10 frame medium you just need to make 2 dado cuts on the end boards for some 1/8" hardboard sheets to separate into thirds. Leave the hardboard above the sides 3/4" to use...
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    Re: Worlds Largest Bee Smoker!

    Be sure to turn your volume down or risk getting your ear drums ruptured if you wear ear buds.
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    Re: Replace zippered Veil question

    [QUOTE=Olyviewbees;1686567]Hi everyone

    My current jacket has a common style inverted U shaped zippered veil. It's a great veil when you are looking down, but when catching swarms up in tree the...
  13. Re: Subscribe For A Chance To Win A $500 Deluxe Beginner Beekeeping Kit.

    #197
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    Re: Converting to Mediums

    Use a old blade, cut one end off the hive, rabbit the side piece, glue, screw the side back on to correct dimensions. Little extra work but can be done in the slow winter months should you decide to...
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    Re: Converting to Mediums

    I ran all 8 frame mediums for 4 years. My number one negative is doing a full inspection. Lots of frames, more chances to kill bees stacking the boxes back together.
    It is time consuming going...
  16. Re: Maxant extractor with motor - how to remove the shaft to clean

    I can tell you the gear that spins the shaft is your problem. It is a plastic gear that is pressed onto the shaft and tiny plastic splines are the only thing that holds the gear to the shaft. The new...
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    Re: Weird mites/bugs in supercedure cell?

    The split will let you keep a queen till a new one has emerged and mated. Should the virgin queen fail to make it back from her mating flight you still have a queen that will have new eggs to make...
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    Re: What is the best ventilated bee jacket?

    You might check out guardian bee apparel.
  19. Re: snellgrove board to cure laying worker hive ?

    I had a laying worker hive coming out of winter. I removed all the frames full of drone brood, didn't have a snelgrove board so just used a piece of #8 hardware cloth to separate queenrite hive....
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    Re: Where is 628 dirt rooster?

    He was busy all summer doing his day job, sometimes out of state. I'm sure he is trying to get back to the videos, but sometimes life gets in the way.
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    Re: Building supers

    when did they start making a deep 9-1/2" deep. I always cut it 9-5/8".
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    Re: The Swarm that didn't stay...twice...why?

    What I've done is make a press in cage out of hardware cloth and put the queen under it. I made the cage at least half of a medium frame size. This gives the queen more room to lay in. Leave her in...
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    Re: Lesson I learned today . . .

    Shoot, this lady inspects hives in a skirt. What's your problem.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1Cueivze78&list=WL&index=41
  24. Thread: What is it?

    by OkieRob
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    Re: What is it?

    Looks a little like cockle burr. Can't see the leaves real good.
  25. Re: "Novices pose biggest threat to honeybees, local keepers say"?!!

    If you just casually look on youtube, you will find that some folks don't need to be giving advise. Want to know what and when to feed?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gu44ufmIDok

    After 2...
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