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REQUEENING & RAISING NEW QUEENS / Re: Cell Punch
« Last post by sc-bee on March 26, 2017, 04:58:14 PM »
Any thin walled tubing could be sharpened to cut wax.  Why go to the trouble to make a handle?

https://microgroup.com/store/fractional-stainless-tubing.html

Cause you can.... :wink:
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REQUEENING & RAISING NEW QUEENS / Re: Cell Punch
« Last post by Acebird on March 26, 2017, 04:09:29 PM »
Blow on the tube.  If the tube is ground from the outside the plug wouldn't stick much.  If you grind it from the inside it will stick quite a bit so depending on what you want you could sharpen one end different then the other.
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FARMING & COUNTRY LIFE / Re: Disappointment in the orchard
« Last post by divemaster1963 on March 26, 2017, 03:39:25 PM »
My out yard is on a fruit tree orchard and with the middle winter we had they all buded out then we had four nights of hard freezing in begining of march and killed all the buds. It's going to be  a ruff harvest. the only saving grace is that the clover he has in the field is blooming and did not get hurt.

john
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Very new to bee keeping....HELP
« Last post by Acebird on March 26, 2017, 03:07:55 PM »
Please give me your thoughts.

I started off very much the same LOL.  However my wife set the ground rules so it was easy for me.  There were to be no chemicals put in the hive.  The problem with LJ's advice is that if you go to another beekeeper to buy honey you will have no proof what was put in the hive.
My advice to you is that you could very easily get hooked on bees.  It has happened before.

Let's say you are going to think of this endeavor as a hobby and spend 300 for the initial equipment.  Figure that as money spent ... it's a hobby.  So if you have to buy bees every year that costs around 150 bucks a season.  That is only 15 jars of honey which is about what we eat directly every year.  So the worse thing that could happen is that you have to buy a package each year but it really doesn't cost you anything because you are going to get at least 15 jars a year.
Good luck.
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REQUEENING & RAISING NEW QUEENS / Re: Cell Punch
« Last post by Jim 134 on March 26, 2017, 03:04:33 PM »
Any thin walled tubing could be sharpened to cut wax.  Why go to the trouble to make a handle
 
Just curious how you going to unload the punch..


        BEE HAPPY Jim 134  :smile:
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REQUEENING & RAISING NEW QUEENS / Re: Cell Punch
« Last post by Acebird on March 26, 2017, 02:22:57 PM »
Any thin walled tubing could be sharpened to cut wax.  Why go to the trouble to make a handle?

https://microgroup.com/store/fractional-stainless-tubing.html
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Hive swarmed after I split
« Last post by gww on March 26, 2017, 01:18:41 PM »
matt
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Well, I guess if this one had 2 queens and one went to each hive, then good deal.
Untill the ones that went back to the hive leave again.  If they left once, it might not be over yet.  I am new enough that more experiance comments should be made other then just mine.
gww
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Obahmacare
« Last post by gww on March 26, 2017, 01:13:48 PM »
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If you can do something to improve your health and you chose not to then maybe you should pay a tax or a penalty to encourage you to do something on your own.

That is a bit too open ended for me cause everything causes cancer and all things are bad for you (like red meat and big gulps and bacon and and and)

I do think people would be more innovating in the work force if the healthcare was not such a big thing that stops many from trying risky endevers.  It would give more freedom to persue untested careers with out the worry of one misfortion taking all that they have built up or own.

It would be a differrent kind of freedom then the ones who think we are not free cause we have a health care system for everyone.
Cheers
gww
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Obahmacare
« Last post by Acebird on March 26, 2017, 12:55:17 PM »
I'm for a Public Health Service that is free to all citizens.

Nothing is ever free.  Someone has to pay but the cost of basic health care and preventative medicine should be spread across the whole population.  If you can do something to improve your health and you chose not to then maybe you should pay a tax or a penalty to encourage you to do something on your own.  I think this would eliminate some of the cost.  Especially the ridiculous amount of pills this country consumes.
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REQUEENING & RAISING NEW QUEENS / Re: Cell Punch
« Last post by sc-bee on March 26, 2017, 12:41:23 PM »
   

     This is a compression ring for copper tubing.

Yep, I called it a ferrule in the opening post. I was looking for the optimum size of ferrule that would fit a JZBZ good without much smashing. I believe I read in the original post this picture came from, that the rod is from an old windshield wiper blade.
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