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  1. Bee Forum
    I currently have several 5-frame double nucs with this configuration: screened bottom, slatted rack, 2 5-frame double deeps, vivaldi/quilt box, painted pine migratory cover. Last year, I grouped the nucs in pairs and replaced the migratory covers with a single double-nuc telescoping cover that...
  2. Equipment/Hardware
    I bought aluminum sheet metal that is used for making gutters/siding to put on top of my telescoping covers. It was very cheap compared to other sheet metals but it's painted. One side is black and the other is white. Which side should I expose? Thanks
  3. Bee Forum
    I made some screened bottom boards today I used Cedar wood ($0.25 a foot for the 1x4's) Here are some pics: and here are some telescoping covers (minus the metal)
  4. Beekeeping 101
    I've got a hot hive in a hot state. I'm mega paranoid because the girls love to cover every square inch of me they can, so I suit up, sometimes with triple layers (suit counts as one). Is this necessary? I feel that once I'm stung once, I'm vulnerable and prone to get stung many more, and trust...
  5. Beekeeping 101
    Here is a pic of a homemade nuc cover using flashing material that I bought at Home Depot. I sprayed 3-M adhesive onto the wooden cover and pressed it onto the flashing. Then I scored the flashing with a cutter along the edges to make the bends easier. I believe that some aggressive 2-sided...
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