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« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2012, 04:20:26 PM »

I have two morris chairs on the bench that I have not touched in over a year.  I can not seem to get the assembled sides to the legs.  I thought I had everything labeled better than that.  Got them out and on the saw but seeing them on the bench drives me back to the house.
I have two piles (about 4’ tall) of wood planed and cut to length.  I need to finish my box joint jig (since I bought a new saw the old one does not work and I got all fancy).
If I build all them new boxes I need to make some more frames.  Start buying anything by the 100’s and it begins to get expensive. 
I have some more traps I am going to build, camo and hang for expanding. 
I don’t know if I want to keep building screen bottom boards or solid.  I will see what the hardware store is asking for #8 wire first. 
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« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2012, 06:30:45 PM »

So what did you forge
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here is the post on the forged tools.
http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,37611.0.html

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« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2012, 06:27:41 PM »



John,
Do you sell them and if so how much?
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« Reply #23 on: December 30, 2012, 08:52:06 PM »



I haven't yet I made a set and gave them to David Mcloud in Hampton .I have not heard if he liked them and if they were useful? I have used them on several cutouts and liked them very much . just had to add a piece of wood for the handle. I can make you a set for the cost of the rods  and postage. just PM me and let me know what leaght you want so I can find out what the postage will be to you home.

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« Reply #24 on: January 05, 2013, 01:41:35 AM »

As it's my 2nd year, i'm putting 20 deeps, 20 shallows and lots of frames together. then on to bottom boards, and lids. i hope to add several new hives this year.
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« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2013, 01:59:51 AM »

Think I have final design for 4'X18" frames. window screen pulled through hot wax, framed with 1/2" oak quarter round both sides. Now for the box  Smiley
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« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2013, 10:50:56 AM »

Hey, I really like that idea of pulling a window screen through wax for foundation!  I might give that a try too.  For frames as big as yours I might get out the welder and attempt to make them out of steel.
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« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2013, 02:41:54 PM »

think the box itself will have to be of steel as I want all sides glass, also would prefer same gauge wire in 1/2" mesh, could do standard hardware cloth but it is so heavy, tried deer netting - could be done
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« Reply #28 on: January 06, 2013, 04:06:12 PM »

I want to come up with a plan and build beevac lid that will fit a 5 frame nuc.   Everyyear pounds of bee's die in my honey house windows during harvest.   I want to vac them into a nuc and combine them.     
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« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2013, 05:47:16 PM »

super w/mesh bottom/weatherstrip bottom edge/sealed top w/vac hole - plug sucking hose in entrance  ?
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« Reply #30 on: January 06, 2013, 06:17:30 PM »

I build one up around a package box and work great for that type of thing
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« Reply #31 on: January 06, 2013, 06:35:06 PM »

The reason I am thinking Nuc is I want a few frames in it but it will still be small enough to move from window to window.  I figure at the end of the day vac them up and leave them sealed up until the next day.  Then haul the nuc to the yard of my choise and either shake them in or just drop frames in the combine colony
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« Reply #32 on: January 06, 2013, 09:50:20 PM »

Everyyear pounds of bee's die in my honey house windows during harvest.

you could hang a queen in a cage and the bees will seek her out, then shake into a hive.

mvh edward  tongue
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« Reply #33 on: January 08, 2013, 06:09:07 AM »

Recently secured permission to do some swarm trapping in several different areas and have also secured my first out-yard. So this week I'm securing material for swarm trap building, going to be building a dozen of them. Going with the Robo's Bushkill swarm trap plans for this.

Second building project is queen castle building. The plan is to bring in some other local queen cells for stock and mate them for re-queening and heading nuc splits that I'll be making in July. Again, going with Bushkill plans for the queen castle. Luckily I spent this past election cycle stocking up on signs the night of the vote...yes, after the polls had already closed.

BTW: thanks Robo for your files on various builds
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« Reply #34 on: January 09, 2013, 10:22:47 AM »

Building and painting nucs for spring production.  Next is assembling frames for nucs.   Then purple Martin gourds.  Then fine tuning my soft shell crab tank to eliminate some of the flaws that became apparent after the first years use.  After that making swarm trap lures and deploying traps. 

Lots of work with too little time.
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« Reply #35 on: January 11, 2013, 06:12:37 AM »

10 swarm traps built. Did first hive inspections of 2013, it was 86 F yesterday and drones are already being produced in my one hive. Swarm trap deployment will be first week in February, Spring is a week away!

Queen castle is next!
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« Reply #36 on: January 11, 2013, 04:57:23 PM »

Building a self-service honey stand.
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« Reply #37 on: January 16, 2013, 06:57:02 PM »

Recently secured permission to do some swarm trapping in several different areas and have also secured my first out-yard.

North of you or south if you don't mind me asking.


I built 15 bottom boards, started the lids and painted a few more Nucs.
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« Reply #38 on: January 16, 2013, 08:16:06 PM »

50 supers,  400 med frames,   300 brood frames, 1/2 doz  4-way pallets,  2 doz all season vent covers,  about 2 doz hive top feeders,  3 doz migratory tops, finish the plumbing and  new sinks in the honey house.   Not sure what I'll do come Feb.   

Rest before the flow hits maybe? Lol. Good lord that's a lot of nailing and gluing.
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« Reply #39 on: January 16, 2013, 11:35:31 PM »

Lets see I have built 15 Deeps. 7 Hive top feeders. 10 Screen beetle trap bottom boards. Going to build some tops and do some repair on some of my boxes showing ware.
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