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Offline bailey

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Re: what not to forget when starting out in beekeeping
« Reply #40 on: February 17, 2013, 12:20:54 PM »
Woodenware and space.  The two big limiting factors! 
Boxes and frames when extra time is available. 
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Re: what not to forget when starting out in beekeeping
« Reply #41 on: February 17, 2013, 03:43:35 PM »
The second hive tool is a good idea. So is painting them a bright color that does not blend into the grass or dirt when you drop them and forget about them.
Black and red do not show well in the grass.

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Re: what not to forget when starting out in beekeeping
« Reply #42 on: February 17, 2013, 09:34:09 PM »
Started building some boxes today bailey... Made a jig/sled for my table saw to cut out the hand holds. Actually spent more time figuring out my jig and working out my dado blades for my saw than i did actually building boxes, but i think i have a little better system now... As far as space is concerned i'm guessing your referring to land to put the bees...?... I have three acres and a friend that has 10 real close to me...hopefully the girls will have everything they need... Thanks to everyone for the advice as i know i need it... ;)   
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