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    Default Re: So, what did you scrounge today? Braggin encouraged

    You must be very proud Ollie
    My opinions are based on a decade of beekeeping, book learning and watching YouTube videos.

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    A near lifetime supply of smoker fuel. Coffee roasters are wonderful folks!!
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    Mike
    You should probly sell your smoker fuel and buy some cheeper stuff to use. My uncles mother inlaw died and when they held an auction of her estate, gunny sacks were selling for high dollar.
    Cheers
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    Yeah, but I love burlap smoker fuel, have used it since the 80s....burns cool and stays lit. 🙂

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    Nice Ollie! I nailed some 2x4 to the tops of two saw horses and I have 300+ frames stored on top of them. Ikea "trestles" sounds better than "saw horses" any day of the week
    Zone 5 @ 4700 ft. High Desert

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    Picked up a bunch of metal for pennies. Just finished making and then priming Stands 3.jpgnew beehive stands...Stands 3.jpg

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    Cool find. Did you weld them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NasalSponge View Post
    A near lifetime supply of smoker fuel. Coffee roasters are wonderful folks!!
    Love to use burlap as smoker fuel. Good find. Also, soarwitheagles...I’m not much of a metal worker, but you are. Nice hive stands.
    “My child, eat honey, for it is good, and the drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste.” (Proverbs 24:13)

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    A honey flow in a eucalyptus forest can make for some tall hives. I would have made those stands a foot and more lower.

    QUOTE=soarwitheagles;1634575]Picked up a bunch of metal for pennies. QUOTE]
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    Default Re: So, what did you scrounge today? Braggin encouraged

    Scored a nice batch of jumbo frames (not Dadants, but jumbo Langs mb?) - 11 1/4 deep.
    60+ frames.
    FREE.
    20181223_185343.jpg
    20181223_185420.jpg

    I think I will attach a medium Lang frame to the bottom of this puppy and have actual Lazutin frame going.
    Already have some equipment for these made up too - drop in and go.
    Excited!
    Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.

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    greg
    nice find
    gww
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    Default Re: So, what did you scrounge today? Braggin encouraged

    nice find greg post some pictures after the bees have drawn them out.
    Splitting a first year hive successfully https://youtu.be/ZfRTreQ-S9c

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    Sugar warehouse has been bugging me to pick up their waste sugar. Figured they had a couple broken totes. Wrong. Brought home 10,000 lb. so far, and 6000 more to go. Swamped! 2019 sugar needs in the house!

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    Sweet!

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    Default Re: So, what did you scrounge today? Braggin encouraged

    wow 16000lb of sugar!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Palmer View Post
    Brought home 10,000 lb. so far, and 6000 more to go.
    Strewth ...

    I was about to post about my full-time scrounging activity over a nine-week period between the middle of September and the middle of November - 1800 good quality wooden pallets, thousands of 10mm and 15mm thick battens, and a whole lot more - it was like scrounging on steroids ... but even my bonanza can't compete with that !

    Nice one MP.
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    Flag on the play!

    Is it even scrounging if they call you?

    More like manna.
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    They can learn them, they just can't do them.

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    Good one salty.
    Michael
    Here I was bragging earlier in this thread about getting 400 to 600 lbs of free sugar. Your post put me in my place (though I was still happy).
    At least you have a place to go with all that sugar.
    Very nice.

    Lj
    That is a lot of pallets. Impressive in its own right.
    Cool
    gww
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    Quote Originally Posted by gww View Post
    ...
    Here I was bragging earlier in this thread about getting 400 to 600 lbs of free sugar. ...gww
    Hey, if you only running 10-20 hives - you got yourself a plenty!
    A great deal anyway.
    Of course, 16000lb of sugar - that is some scale there.

    I got myself trivial 50-60 pounds of free sugar last spring (a free give away from a warehouse - thanks to a good employee of theirs for saving the resource - was going to get tossed)

    All in all - think this "scrounging" activity is a very good public service that we do here.
    Resources must not be wasted!

    PS:
    hard to believe what people toss - last year pulled excellent cooking ware from metal recycling (heavy stainless steel pots and stuff).
    I happened to have my spouse along - she was excited!
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    Last edited by GregV; 12-24-2018 at 10:39 AM.
    Former "smoker boy". Classic, square 12 frame Dadants >> Long hive/Short frame/chemical-free experimentations.

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    greg
    Having nice pots is a nice thing. Good thing you were around at the right time. I always liked this topic thread.
    Cheers
    gww
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