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  1. Beekeeping 101
    Hello. My wife and I have wanted to keep bees for a while now. We've never jumped in for various reasons. We are seriously considering getting started in 2022 and want to make sure we've done our homework now. My first question/concern is whether our property will be adequate for keeping...
  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. Splits/Combines
    For those of you successful with using the Snelgrove board for vertical splits, swarm management, or queen rearing, what's your "Go-To" type of queen excluder for your setup and why? Wood vs plastic vs metal....which should I choose for success? Thank you
  4. Equipment/Hardware
    Hello, I'm new to beekeeping. I have 2 hives and over this winter would like to build my own boxes. Can anyone in the Dfw area suggest on where they get pine or any other lumber not expensive? I've called many lumber yard and they only have crazy pricing on 1x8 and 1x12. Thanks for your...
  5. Equipment/Hardware
    I am getting 1 x 12 boards at 12' for 6$. They are spruce. Is the wood any good for the rainy weather we have here on the wet coast?
  6. Alternative Pollinators
    I have extensively read this forum searching for which plants would be best to use for nesting material for leafcutter/mason bees but have only come across a reference to giant parsely and reeds. Which plants are used for this nesting material as I would like to acquire some. I have noticed...
  7. Beekeeping 101
    Which material do you prefer for your frames and why? Thanks in advance for your comments. :)
  8. Bee Forum
    I ordered some frames from W.T. Kelly for my brood hives. The wood came unpolished fuzzy. I will have to sand it. And I am not looking forward to it. I do not know should I call them and complain. Last time I ordered I received nice, polished, wood. Also, I had other small problems with this...
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