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« on: August 15, 2010, 02:27:15 PM »

I got wood frames this spring great price from a fellow that was quiting. Another story. I have only used plastic and am very happy. Well I needed more boxes with frames (warm weather Upstate NY?) Well I tried cking them today. No more wood frames, plastic comes out a lot better(easy) Bees don't like it when you use a hammer on their hive. Good wiff of bananas. My joints don't hurt. Looks like a good year for honey.  It is still fun.  Tony 
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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2010, 03:53:56 PM »

why would you use a hammer on a box full of bees?
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2010, 04:19:55 PM »

hmmm.
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2010, 05:24:55 PM »

mudlakee, did you grow up in rochester or half drown in lake ontario?  WHY did you hit your hives with a hammer? whip
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2010, 09:07:30 PM »

A j hook bee tool and just pry each frame out.  No hammer needed.
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2010, 10:15:28 PM »

>>>>mudlakee, did you grow up in rochester or half drown in lake ontario?  WHY did you hit your hives with a hammer? whip <<<<

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Wood frames are better, 3 to 1.
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« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2010, 12:37:56 AM »

 shocked Hammer??  I'm so glad you are here talking to us now instead of laid up looking like the Michellin Man.

What do wood frames have to do with a hammer??
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2010, 03:25:13 PM »

Most people use a hammer to nail the frames together, or back together.  That is all I could think of using a hammer on them for.
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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2010, 04:25:08 PM »

But not while they're *in* the hive!
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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2010, 10:24:04 PM »

It certainly makes working on them more fun.  evil
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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2010, 07:08:27 AM »

"If it don't fit, don't force it...just use a bigger hammer"

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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2010, 07:53:54 AM »

Are you married? grin
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« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2010, 06:18:28 PM »

If your problem is getting the frames out of the box because the bees glued them in there too good,  then you can always use a blow torch to warm up and melt the glue to free them.   evil
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« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2010, 07:59:24 PM »

looks like he is pleading the 5th?
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