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Today 03:19 PM
 3d printing comb
I had positives printed and cast them in a 2 part silicone to make the actual mold. I can always make a new mold if it doesn't hold up. (100 views, 5 replies)
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Today 03:17 PM
 Is 5.0mm foundation to big to use as small cell?
I was not talking about you in particular Michael, more these discussions in general. "Core Broodnest" measurements are mentioned over and over. Emphasis may be. Who would really know? ... (510 views, 37 replies)
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Today 03:16 PM
 Is this a problem?
Thanks, all. Lots to think about here. Sounds like it can't really hurt to reverse the 2 bottom boxes. Once it stops raining here, I'll give it a go! (310 views, 7 replies)
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Today 03:05 PM
 New Member from PNW interior
Welcome, I hope you enjoy going all Mediums, I do. The ONLY drawback to using all mediums is purchased nucs come in deeps.... but thats whats swarms and splits are for! Huge fan of your work in the... (48 views, 2 replies)
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Today 03:02 PM
 CAPA Report: 58% overwinter colony mortality in Ontario.
They're having a hard time in Ontario. In fact, they're considering regulating the use of neonicotinoid pesticides to further reduce mortality. (301 views, 18 replies)
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Santa Caras
Today 02:41 PM
 SHB Help
@Learning...well my hive SEEMS to be doin okay. Theres some activity in and out, bringin in pollen and the bees are doing a better job of protecting the hive. The Gaurd bees are checking any that... (525 views, 15 replies)
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Michael Bush
Today 02:33 PM
 What is this? (greasy? stuff on ground in front of hive)
>It looks like some large critter has a new potty spot I can't see it real well and I have no experience with a hive slimed with SHB, but my first instinct was some kind of scat... (291 views, 8 replies)
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Today 02:29 PM
 Tried to stop robbing for seven days, but the robbers come back
MB has said to use Vicks. I also think you need to move it a few miles away untill they make a queen. Robbers know a hive is queenless and will not stop. (375 views, 7 replies)
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D Coates
Today 02:28 PM
 Bulk Honey dippers 3-4 inch source
This is where I bought mine. But, I only got 100. They were exactly as advertised and I'll do business with them again. Not sure if... (53 views, 1 replies)
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Today 02:27 PM
 Mowing around the hives
My bees like to attack the mower. I put on my bee suite to mow in front of them. Yep, the neighbors and passers-by are amused. I always mow there LAST, so I can go inside while they're calming... (285 views, 13 replies)
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Today 02:22 PM
 Signs of Robbing (through an observation window) with video
There is nothing in the first two videos that looks like robbing, the bees running inside the hive would have been attacked if they did not belong. They may just be trying to get through the glass... (367 views, 9 replies)
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Today 02:18 PM
 Moving bees up from deep to mediums
I vote for option 4. In Spring, they will probably have moved up out of the deep and you can just pull it. (77 views, 4 replies)
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Today 02:15 PM
 What size opening for beetle trap?
Thanks, everyone. That is the information I needed. Now it is off to the shop! (93 views, 4 replies)
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Today 02:05 PM
 Comb Honey Knife
I use a filleting knife. The blade is very thin and sharp, and it slides through the comb with a minimum of crushed cells. (150 views, 8 replies)
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Today 01:47 PM
 Cordovan Italians
Good to hear!! Thanks for ordering again this year! (67 views, 3 replies)
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Today 01:03 PM
 OTS Queen Rearing - book review?
I have purchased it and think it is good information. I have raised 5 queens so far this year using his method. Easy and works great. I intend to double that next year. There is some (not... (175 views, 5 replies)
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Today 01:02 PM
 Considering Cotton
Historically, I've gotten big yields off cotton. Last year was a terrible year for cotton and now again this year the cotton simply isn't producing as expected. I'm still hopeful that this year will... (313 views, 6 replies)
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Today 12:58 PM
 Very light honey-marketing?
Send me a free sample and I'll gladly eat it, oops, I mean see if I can find a market for it :D (213 views, 5 replies)
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Today 12:48 PM
 No food taste better than your own
we finish off a few hogs every year. doesn't take up much room and they are market size in about 3 months. We sell one at fair with the 4H and one to a friend or two so we about break even on the... (269 views, 13 replies)
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Today 12:43 PM
 Hive placement
I don't know if it will matter but you might try lining them up in a staggered fashion so as to give the bees in the rear hives somewhat of a clear flightpath in front of the hives... Ed (185 views, 4 replies)