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  1. Equipment/Hardware
    I have some questions and would like to see some pics of a few different things I haven't been able to find in the threads. For those that paint first and then dip or dip already painted equipment: Does the dipping seal the paint in, or does paint still flake after dipping? Does painted and...
  2. Swarms, Trap-outs, and Cut-outs
    I got a swarm yesterday at about 7am. They had been there for about 16 hours and I was happy that they did not leave before I got there. I sprayed them with suger water (1:1) so they would clump and fall directly into the nuc box I had. I had 4.5 frames of drawn comb (one frame had one side...
  3. Top Bar & Horizontal Hive Forum
    Some of you may have caught my first post mention of getting a boroscope (endoscope) to inspect my hive production. I'm lucky to live in Texas where I can start early and get a lot of honey between now and October. I'm still looking for a swarm and in two weeks I should bee ready to go and get...
  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. Beekeeping 101
    The other day I posted some hive equipment that I had built and a couple of beeks asked how they might build their own frame perch. I promised that I would provide a few pictures and a hardware list for them. I thought others might be interested in it too, so I thought I'd just put it all on...
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