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I suspect so also, Cao. My 2X10s with a solid bottom board screwed underneath is not warping at all. It's only the 3/4 plywood and solid pine. And they are only bowing at the top. I plan on using 2X boards again in the near furure.
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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / The Real Colonel Sanders
« Last post by Ben Framed on Today at 01:34:46 pm »
No doubt most of us caught a glimpse of Colonel Sanders in the movie, The Water Boy! lol
Meet the real Colonel Sanders.

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THE COFFEE HOUSE ((( SOCIAL - ROOM ))) / Re: Big Lies
« Last post by Kathyp on Today at 12:34:40 pm »
Had this conversation the other day with someone who was insisting the kids need to learn about social issues in school.  In our case, we were talking about a local school spending 100s of 1000s of dollars to accommodate one child with a medical condition. 

I pointed out the above and suggested that if we had our kids testing at something that was not 3rd world level we could then consider adding social issues to the curriculum. 
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I have not noticed any bowing in any of my long hives(5 of them).  All made of 2x lumber.  One even got slimed by Shb's with honey running out the front a couple years ago and when I cleaned it up, it was basically filled with water and soaking wet for the whole day.  If you have a good solid bottom fastened to the 2x sides, it will take a lot for the boards to warp.  It  also depends on the quality of the lumber used.
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Good video Capn. Thanks. This thread is indicative of why I value my membership here more than my hands on experience with a mentor. I could never learn this much from one person. Thanks everyone.

Agreed
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: Making nucs for sale.
« Last post by Oldbeavo on Today at 07:18:11 am »
Bob
I think your idea of a nuc is correct, brood, bees with a laying queen. Our are sold as the new queen has enough brood to assess her laying ability.
If the nucs are getting too strong then take a frame of brood and bees out of each and make another nuc. Just don't take a queen.
Our clients expect a full 5 frame nuc that they can put into their box straight away.
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: swarm being robbed?
« Last post by Ben Framed on Today at 07:06:46 am »
Your Welcome Phill I hope this is all it is.  :shocked: :grin:
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GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. / Re: swarm being robbed?
« Last post by phill on Today at 06:36:00 am »
Thanks, Ben. I guess that's what I've been seeing. Odd that I've never seen this level of activity in previous years.
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Yep, I have 2 long langstroth hives in Queensland Australia.  This year has been harder for me.
1) No queen twice.
2) Queen getting through when I took excluder out to clean it and setting up in honey frames.
3) Only a few frames fully capped most 3/4 capped. Jugggling frames around to get them capped.
4) Moving brood frames and honey frames so each type is together.

Love not having to lift boxes. Like having hives higher off the ground.
3rd Autumn/winter now have learned a heap and so mmuch more to learn.
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The things I am still working on are...
1. How to better open the broodnest in spring to prevent swarming.
2. How to keep the broodnest from backfilling and managing a long, French loaf bread shaped brood nest, stretching through 15 or more frames.
3. Whether 32 frames are enough for honey to cure, rather than having an entire 4 foot long hive full of uncapped nectar, and backfilling beginning again.
What about you other long hive/topbar/layens beeks?
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