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  1. For Sale
    This is a machine that cuts your beehive boxes safe and easily. This runs on a 3 HP 220 V single phase Leeson motor. The cutters are carbide inserts that you just unbolt and replace. This cuts your deeps and mediums without having to adjusting anything. The cost of machine is $4200/local pickup...
  2. For Sale
    Hobby quantities available for pickup only. Soon available for order on our website! If I do not immediately reply on Beesource, please contact me at [email protected] or text (530) 526-5504, I cant hear my phone when the machines are running in the shop but I can answer texts and...
  3. For Sale
    Bennett Apiaries- New manufactured Hive Equipment -summer 17 Hobby quantities available for pickup only. Soon available for order on our website! If I do not immediately reply on Beesource, please contact me at [email protected] or text (530) 526-5504, I cant hear my phone when the...
  4. Photo/Video Gallery
    New gal - I was able to post pictures once - but have not been able to figure out how to get pictures off my cell phone and post here on beesource. You would think that it worked once it would again - not. OK, yes, must be operator error and new windows 10 on new computer that I hate both...
  5. Equipment/Hardware
    Greetings, while looking at buying some established hives of a 92 year old beekeeper in poor health, found his hives are HUGE. Apparently Dadant 12 frames, but used with11 inside. Many of the boxes are in poor shape and deteriorating. Bees are healthy and ready for winter. What kind of options...
  6. Equipment/Hardware
    Hello, I've done searches on this subject and read so many posts on the subject of hive box assembly that my head is spinning. I've been using the hammer and 7d nail system up to now because it seems like all the hive bodies I've been buying from Brushy Mountain come with pre-drilled holes and...
  7. Beekeeping 101
    Hello! I brought a 4 frame nuc back to Brooklyn on May 9th. And ~2 weeks ago I added a second 8-frame hive body. When I checked the hive this past weekend, the frames in the second hive body appeared to have been drawn out and almost entirely laid very quickly (pictures attached), so I added...
  8. Bee Forum
    I have a question, When I first started out with beek last year. I started out with 2- 8 Frame Medium hives. I guess they are more of the garden type hives. All my Frames in each box wether they be the 2 Medium Supers or the other 3 shallow supers have the 6 5/8" Frames in them, Should I...
  9. Equipment/Hardware
    Hello all - I became a beek about 3 years ago and plan to be in this for awhile longer. I've purchased and made my equipment up to this point but was wondering if the costs of going to cypress hives is worth it. I surmise that people will say 1 of the 2 following statements - "if you're...
  10. Beekeeping 101
    Hello, I am researching how to keep bees in Arizona (Phoenix area) and need a few questions answered before I start: 1) Hive Configuration - I am considering using only medium hive bodies and suppers as this would standardize my equipment and make frame exchanges easier between boxes. Is there...
  11. Equipment/Hardware
    The other day I was cleaning a hive body that had mildew on the inside walls and had a thought. Even though having both bottom and top entrances has helped in reducing condensation and the related issues of mildew, mold, algae and even rot. It is still there in the hive. Also, the bottom of...
  12. Equipment/Hardware
    As a cabinetmaker/woodworker, I've made a lot of my own equipment. I have dovetail and fingerjoint jigs, but was thinking about why we use fingerjoints or box joints in the hive bodies. I think it comes down to the glue and tradition. Since the Langstroth hive is mostly unchanged for over 100...
  13. Country Rubes
    Check out our new products, Deep and Mediums, all dipped in a boiling solution of Paraffin and Tree Rosin. And our new Dusting Screen with stainless steel screen in stapled and glued and screwed corners. http://store.countryrubes.com/beekeepingequipement.aspx
  14. Equipment/Hardware
    I was able to pick up some beautiful cypress for less money than what I've been paying for pine. It is smooth on one side and rough on the other. I was wondering which would be the best side to put the rough cut side on - the outside or inside (for hive bodies). I will be painting the hive...
  15. Beekeeping 101
    Hey all, I overwintered with 1 deep and 2 mediums. Did my spring inspection last week and realized that I had lost a lot of bees overwinter (one medium still has alot of honey in it, so starvation doesn't seem to be the culprit) and hardly have any brood (also noticed 2 queens!!) Considering...
  16. Equipment/Hardware
    hey again guys and gals, this is a follow-up post to my box rocking problem. now, i want to see what you guys think of the joint quality. it definitely doesn't look like the pictures advertised in the catalog. here is the background: i purchased new 8-frame medium hive bodies from walter t...
  17. Equipment/Hardware
    hey guys and gals, as a new beekeeper, i have a question: i purchased new 8-frame medium hive bodies from walter t. kelley in november (11/10) when they had free shipping. i kept the woodenware stored in the shipping boxes in my house - at a constant, controlled temperature....however i was...
  18. Bee Forum
    What is everyone doing this winter to get ready for spring? We've been cutting down 10 frame equipment to 8 frame, repairing and painting. We've also ordered our queens. Here is a sample of what we've done so far.....
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