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  Topic: Two Rabbets Go Into a Bar
jfeist1968

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Fri May 09, 2014 11:32 am   Subject: Two Rabbets Go Into a Bar
Thank you, Steve! I was in grave danger of spending far too much time retrofitting my subject line with a suitable joke. I appreciate the assist.

--Jonathan
  Topic: Two Rabbets Go Into a Bar
jfeist1968

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 4:43 pm   Subject: Two Rabbets Go Into a Bar
Hi Barbara,

Oh, "distorted across the pond," is it?

Rabbet, from Middle English "rabet," which was derived from Old French "rabattre," i.e., to beat down.

Rebate ...
  Topic: Two Rabbets Go Into a Bar
jfeist1968

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PostForum: Photo gallery   Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 1:27 pm   Subject: Two Rabbets Go Into a Bar
Any thoughts about why bars like this wouldn't work? Seems simpler/sturdier than messing about with Popsicle sticks.

Best,

Jonathan

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  Topic: Unused hives as swarm traps?
jfeist1968

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PostForum: Bright ideas, experiments and projects   Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 1:27 pm   Subject: Unused hives as swarm traps?
Is there a reason not to set up unused gear in the apiary with swarm lures in them?

I'm nearly done constructing a top bar hive, and have set out the first of several swarm traps I plan for this sp ...
  Topic: how tightly fitting should my roof be?
jfeist1968

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 1:22 pm   Subject: how tightly fitting should my roof be?
It's not that I "want" such a gap, it's just that's how my cover wound up being, as I muddled through constructing it. I'll close it in a bit, just to make sure. It looked suspicious to me. ...
  Topic: The Beekeeper's Handbook
jfeist1968

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PostForum: Beekeeping Book and Product Reviews   Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 2:10 am   Subject: The Beekeeper's Handbook
Focus is on Landstroth hives, but it is my favorite of its kind.

The Beekeeper's Handbook by Diana Sammataro and Alphonse Avitabile.
  Topic: Wax seals
jfeist1968

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PostForum: Bee products, recipes, bee plants and apitherapy   Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 2:07 am   Subject: Wax seals
I'm interested in creating a customized wax seal stamp, and then of course would use my own wax. Has anyone done this? There seem to be a lot of companies from around Asia that offer to do this for ar ...
  Topic: how tightly fitting should my roof be?
jfeist1968

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PostForum: Beginners start here   Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 2:04 am   Subject: mind the gap
How much of a gap is okay between the roof gables and the bar ends? Is a few inches a problem?

--Jonathan
 
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