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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bee Fail, gloves
« Last post by divemaster1963 on August 22, 2016, 02:23:35 PM »
Check the site I linked to. They sold online everywhere. I get mine from my snap-on tool guy. Just because he keeps them in stock for me. I use them at work to. It cost me a little more but it's a convince charge.
 Even Walmart sells them ( seen online but have not seen them at my local one).


John
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bee Fail, gloves
« Last post by Dallasbeek on August 22, 2016, 02:21:26 PM »
bwallace, use slow movement, don't crush bees, nor make loud noises like with the inner cover coming off.

Do bees hear?  I wonder about the queens piping.  Does the other queen actually hear the piping, or just feel the vibration? 
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bee Fail, gloves
« Last post by bwallace23350 on August 22, 2016, 02:18:50 PM »
Where do you buy those gloves Divemaster?
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bee Fail, gloves
« Last post by divemaster1963 on August 22, 2016, 02:00:31 PM »
All my hives are feral genetics. I'm use to the genetics of bees from fourty years ago. Then they were defensive of hive . I prefer them . yes if I'm just pulling frames from top box I can do it with no gloves. But  having the nthick nitrile gloves on if I see something that makes me need to go deeper I don't have to stop and reset my self to do that. The flocking n the inside is great because it allows for removal and reapplying like regular gloves . it also allows a air space between hands and glove to cut down on sweating plus that little extra space helps in reducing the chance of stings.

John
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: I8 inch frames
« Last post by divemaster1963 on August 22, 2016, 01:35:18 PM »
I know what you mean by long comb one of the last cutouts of this year before I got hurt had comb in ceiling that was over five feet and when they got to the Attic floor they built side ways and flat like wasps and hornet's . it was six levels of comb deep perfectly flat with little support risers hold up each section off each other. I have never seen that before ever.

John

The longest comb hive I have cutout had comb 8 foot long by 4 foot wide with no joists.  Solid comb  three deep. Had been there for 6 years.
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DISEASE & PEST CONTROL / Re: OAV under the SBB ?
« Last post by sawdstmakr on August 22, 2016, 01:10:15 PM »
My second year, my father in law recommended that I use Mitaway II to kill SHB that that year were out of control. (I killed thousands of them in the oil trays in every hive every month.) I set up one empty hive away from my hives with the perscribed amount and left it as directed. When I opened it up, I had a large hole in the SBB and the STB. I never used it again.
As a matter of fact, if anyone wants the rest of it and is in the area, it is yours.
Jim
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DISEASE & PEST CONTROL / Re: OAV under the SBB ?
« Last post by Dabbler on August 22, 2016, 12:34:35 PM »
Thanks. I appreciate your inputs.


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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: I8 inch frames
« Last post by Blacksheep on August 22, 2016, 12:07:10 PM »
I ment to add : I have done cut outs in walls and the combs were at least 3 to 4 foot long!
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: I8 inch frames
« Last post by Blacksheep on August 22, 2016, 12:05:17 PM »
Those wires will support a lot and the bees will build across them I hope.Here is the situation!As you know in a 2 box deep setup it is 18inches, however all the space between the bottom of the top box and the top of the first box is a lot and the 18 inch deep frames provide a solid  comb which keeps the bees warmer and I hope will allow them to have a bigger population without swarming>It is said that the bees will swarm less.
I recently was at a Bee keepers and he had a observation hive in his shop!It was like a china cabinet and had glass doors and the combs were built down several inches below the frames in the hive.He said he put the bees in it in the spring and they had a great bunch of combs and lots of bees!That will be my next project!
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Bee Fail, gloves
« Last post by GSF on August 22, 2016, 11:57:06 AM »
bwallace, use slow movement, don't crush bees, nor make loud noises like with the inner cover coming off.
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