Last of the hive work for the year

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by R Dewhurst, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. R Dewhurst

    R Dewhurst New Member

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    Put the last sugar board on today. Hive was very aggressive so they had to be smoked.
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    Also been building hive bodies and supers for next year. The table saw and dado blade has been getting a real workout.
     
  2. ApisBees

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    Hives and wooden ware looks good, are you planing on splitting the hives to to fill the new equipment?
     

  3. PerryBee

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    Nothing like being prepared, something that most of us as beeks regularly discover we're not. :thumbsup:
     
  4. brooksbeefarm

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    I see your frames are flush with the hive top and i'm guessing you leave a 3/8 gap on the bottom. With the hives and supers i've bought boxes from different bee supplies, (not built the same) i now make my own and make them with a 3/8 gap top and bottom to keep from killing bees when exchanging boxes.:roll: Yes, i do have alot of burr comb built up and have to scrape off in some hives ( lunch if it doesn't have drone brood in it:lol:) but i don't smash bees when working them.:thumbsup: Jack
     
  5. PerryBee

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    I've taken to splitting the difference top and bottom.
     
  6. efmesch

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    I never get over the pleasure of seeing new equipment. There's something special about seeing all that white wood in a hive before it gets darkened from use.
    What's the function of that top crossboard in picture #5?
     
  7. R Dewhurst

    R Dewhurst New Member

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    spacer on top of the frames for the sugar board.

    Brooksbeefarm..... The frames set down into the boxes so the 3/8 gap ison top of the box, and the frames are flush with the bottom of teh box. Plans used from beesource as my blue prints.
     
  8. R Dewhurst

    R Dewhurst New Member

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    Ordering Russian packages from kelly.
     
  9. brooksbeefarm

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    R Dewhurst, i took another look of the frames with the spacer on them. At first glance i thought i was looking at the bottom of the frames. I've never used those split top bars, do you like them? Jack