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Beek since 2009. Collect bees in the South Bay

Dennis

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  • in reply to: Have Burlap & Smoker Packets #11503

    Dennis
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    Where are you located?

    in reply to: Bees wanted in Valley Village #11231

    Dennis
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    There may be some individuals on this list who can help you but HoneyLove does
    not do bee rescues.
    Requests are referred to Bee Allies. You might contact them.

    in reply to: Source for organic beeswax? #11224

    Dennis
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    Welcome to swarm watch, it can be a long wait. . I have never had one show up and others have virtual parade of them.
    For the wax, you can show up to one of the meetings at Barlow and ask there. This month there is no meeting, instead we will be hive building at Dunn-Edwards on the West side.

    When I started I used wax from Church candles. I did not have anything else and if it was good enough for God it was good enough for my bees.
    No idea how clean it was but it worked fine for me. You will be using very little on any single frame. I would not worry about contaminating your hive. You can keep the amount so small it would be insignificant in the long run.

    Dennis

    in reply to: Cutout needs some helpers. #10990

    Dennis
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    I will be at the Barlow meeting on Sunday 10/29, look me up if you are interested.

    in reply to: Urban Beekeeping ZIne #10922

    Dennis
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    If you can show up at the Rediscover Center, 12958 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles?, we will be having a class/meeting. There will be plenty beeks there, new & old. Meeting is at 11:30 Sunday July 30

    in reply to: Looking for this specific frame style. Have you seen it? #10799

    Dennis
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    You cam adapt your standard frames to be like that. Go to a good lumber yard (not Lowe’s or Home Depot) and ask if they have chamfer strips. Learned Lumber in Hermosa Beach has them in the perfect width to fit a frame. They came in very long pieces but the yard will cut them to size Request them to cut to 16 7/8 inches and they will fit just right. (17 in is too long). Attach to your frames and you ar good to go.

    in reply to: Bee Vac Reccomendation #7653

    Dennis
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    I have the small shop vac and also the big one. This wooden nuc vac system works with both.

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    • This reply was modified 5 years, 1 month ago by  Dennis.
    in reply to: Bee Vac Reccomendation #7631

    Dennis
    Participant

    Check here, http://tinyurl.com/mjdulpa
    He may have something you can use.

    I have a friend who can make one using a wooden nuc, you supply the vac.
    Costco has a small shop vac for $30 that works well with it.

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 1 month ago by  Dennis.
    in reply to: Where can I buy some spats? Or anything equivalent. #7509

    Dennis
    Participant

    Check sporting goods stores. They are usually called gaiters.

    (I may be one of the few on this list familiar with the term “spats”, it is not something the younger generation has heard.)

    in reply to: Hives and Apiaries #7439

    Dennis
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    Looks good but how big a ladder will you need when the Langs hive has three more supers on it?. I suppose that by the time you would have that many supers you would have switched to one method or the other instead of this mixture.

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