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  1. Beekeeping 101
    This is the best thread to use for "When do you add a second box?" because its the oldest most "on topic" one I found. I can't add a poll to it. How does your box adding advice differ when adding box 2 versus >2 boxes?
  2. For Sale
    I have a lot of ponderosa pine lumber stockpiled. A good amount (3,000BF) is finished on both sides to 3/4" thickness, but needs to be edged on both sides. All are wide enough to make deep boxes. Also have some rough lumber (1" nominal), about 2,000BF that needs to be planed and edged...
  3. Country Rubes
    We just got them in, have to assemble and weather proof them, and we are taking orders now. Available to ship out in less than two weeks. Check them out on our shopping cart Medium 8 frames http://store.countryrubes.com/hivebody-deep-weatherproofedandassembled-2-1.aspx Deep 8 Frames...
  4. 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...
  5. Bee Forum
    I know 8 frame lang equipment has gotten rather popular lately, but how about using 5 frame nucs for hive components? Does anybody here do this? Here is an interesting link I found about some people advocating it. The concept seems to be somewhat valid... smaller hive, taller space to build...
  6. Bee Forum
    when do you recommend adding a second hive body?
  7. 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...
  8. Beekeeping 101
    I'm building my first lang hive and am wondering how much of a gap is too much between hive bodies? Is 1/8" to much? Are they supposed to be perfectly flush when stacked? https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/hfLOl6yj7hzgXZR6XiK6Up-UizlS_FSQooLvaLUyekE?feat=directlink Thanks for any advice...
  9. Equipment/Hardware
    We've built an inital prototype of a fancy garden hive. This is a medium super. We're thinking of having a deep hive body with a banner in the center for a name or farm name. What do you think of the design?
  10. Bee Forum
    moved to equipment....had in wrong forum.
  11. Equipment/Hardware
    Looking through my collection of catalogs, I noticed that every single company states that their hives are the 'best-made' and the 'strongest'. They can't all be the best, right? I'd like to know where all of you get your hive bodies, who you think makes the best hive furniture, and why! I...
  12. Beekeeping 101
    hello all. I have 2 hives going strong right now. I live in Northern California where it gets to be subzero in the winter. I have been reading up on how to best overwinter them and have read that good stores is the most important thing. If I add another hive body, will the bees be able to fill...
  13. Beekeeping 101
    Hello All, I am building my first hive bodies and supers. The plans on beesource say that you can use 1X12 boards for the deep body, but do I need to rip the boards to 9 5/8 or will the bees tolerate the actual depth of 11 1/4 inches. dkbee
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