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Offline FatherMichael

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15 Minutes
« on: January 14, 2020, 08:54:02 pm »
Hives painted (two of them) and all parts in place to receive the nucs I bought.  Stands built and legs are treated with preservative.  The cross members just below the hives will be painted the same color as the hives (Valspar exterior latex State of Mind) and I need 15 minutes to add one more coat of paint to them later this evening.  72 in January?  Am taking advantage of it!

Hive stands are unique.  Two legs of each one go into the ground a foot for stability.  Will tamp them in hard with a pinch point bar.

The stands are 18" tall.  The bottom board plus single deep of the Paradise polystyrene hive system amounts to 13", which puts the top of the brood chamber 31" high, nice for not having to stoop over too much.

Another warm day tomorrow means I can install the stands in the new apiary.

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Re: 15 Minutes
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 10:29:25 pm »
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Re: 15 Minutes
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2020, 10:33:01 pm »
Been warm here too :smile:

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Re: 15 Minutes
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2020, 11:47:31 pm »
Glad some folks are warm.  Soon to be high 38F, low in the teens for 3 consecutive days, that is Arkansas for ya.  Glad for your warmth!!!!!!  Mine coming in March.
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Re: 15 Minutes
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2020, 07:55:11 pm »
Glad some folks are warm.  Soon to be high 38F, low in the teens for 3 consecutive days, that is Arkansas for ya.  Glad for your warmth!!!!!!  Mine coming in March.
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Got my stands installed at the new apiary today before winter starts here tonight.

On the way out saw a couple dozen turkey!

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Re: 15 Minutes
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2020, 08:10:52 pm »
Wild turkey and honeybees, sounds like an interesting combination: natures finest.  Must be beautiful to watch.  Honeybees buzzing and turkeys gobbling would be a calming, very pleasing, peaceful effect to me.
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Re: 15 Minutes
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2020, 11:05:17 pm »
FatherMichael. Post a picture if you have one.

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Re: 15 Minutes
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2020, 03:28:13 am »
Glad some folks are warm.  Soon to be high 38F, low in the teens for 3 consecutive days, that is Arkansas for ya.  Glad for your warmth!!!!!!  Mine coming in March.
Blessings

Got my stands installed at the new apiary today before winter starts here tonight.

On the way out saw a couple dozen turkey!

Mmm - turkeys! Absolutely wonderful - 2.5 mins/lb deep fried (in peanut oil), my favorite recipe. Mmmmm ... delicious!!!!
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Re: 15 Minutes
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2020, 08:25:56 am »
FatherMichael. Post a picture if you have one.

Yes, please.
The edge . . . there is no honest way to explain it, because the only people who really know where it is, are the ones who have gone over.

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Re: 15 Minutes
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2020, 08:29:07 am »
I caught a red snapper yesterday 30 seconds a pound in olive oil  :tongue: 80 degrees down here.
I met a neighbor who wants bees removed from under a shed. My first trap out!!!
God bless all y?all
And I think to myself, what a wonderful world

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Re: 15 Minutes
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2020, 09:39:30 am »
How do I post a photograph?

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Re: 15 Minutes
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2020, 11:11:44 am »
when you click on reply, look below the box you are typing in, and see/click on: +Attachments and other options

The edge . . . there is no honest way to explain it, because the only people who really know where it is, are the ones who have gone over.

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Re: 15 Minutes
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2020, 01:24:28 pm »
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There are also deer, armadillos, porcupines, and no telling what else in these woods.  That is a cotton patch in the background.  It is owned by the city and my nephew farms it for them.

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Re: 15 Minutes
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2020, 04:16:53 pm »
I made my first hive stands 18" high, got the no stooping thing whipped.  Then these hives were 3 and 4 deeps tall.  Now I had to stand on a step ladder to remove the frames and then the boxes.  All of my stands are no more than 12" now.  I am fortunate to have two friends that like to work bees that are 6'3" and built like a NFL tight end.  I am also blessed to have hives 3 and 4 high. I am going to get a fold up work stand that is adj. to 19 inches high.

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Re: 15 Minutes
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2020, 04:28:35 pm »
I made my first hive stands 18" high, got the no stooping thing whipped.  Then these hives were 3 and 4 deeps tall.  Now I had to stand on a step ladder to remove the frames and then the boxes.  All of my stands are no more than 12" now.  I am fortunate to have two friends that like to work bees that are 6'3" and built like a NFL tight end.  I am also blessed to have hives 3 and 4 high. I am going to get a fold up work stand that is adj. to 19 inches high.

Going to try small hive management (one deep body for the brood chamber) and use top bars in the one super on top.

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Re: 15 Minutes
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2020, 05:03:36 pm »
FatherMichael.
1. Thanks for the picture. Interesting and well made.
2. If you want to go to a single broodbox, check the YouTube videos of Devan Rawn. He explains things very well, and is easy to follow.

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Re: 15 Minutes
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2020, 05:15:46 pm »
FatherMichael.
1. Thanks for the picture. Interesting and well made.
2. If you want to go to a single broodbox, check the YouTube videos of Devan Rawn. He explains things very well, and is easy to follow.

Yes, I have one of his videos on my FB page, Deep Creek Honey Farm.

Offline Ben Framed

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Re: 15 Minutes
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2020, 06:57:53 pm »
Devan Rawn has some good commonsense videos.

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Re: 15 Minutes
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2020, 07:32:10 pm »
Oh, that does look good!  Thanks for sharing with us
The edge . . . there is no honest way to explain it, because the only people who really know where it is, are the ones who have gone over.

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Re: 15 Minutes
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2020, 09:11:05 pm »
Oh, that does look good!  Thanks for sharing with us

Thanks.

Bought the treated 4x4s fresh (and treated it more, especially the cut ends) but the rest is scrap from other projects and some boards my friend, knife maker Thomas Bullard, gave me.

The stands have cantilevered 2x2 beams out the back for a little shelf to hold my smoker and whatever.

Hoping the preservative will keep ants out.