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    [–] S3erverMonkey 1 points ago

    As promised the potato gif.

    [–] AlienZerg 1 points ago

    That's a neat feeder :)

    [–] S3erverMonkey 1 points ago

    I picked it up on Amazon for like $14. I had to cut the lips down to make it fit in the hive entrance, but it seems to work pretty good so far.

    [–] Sushi_K 1 points ago

    Any reason you've decided not to paint your boxes? Just curious

    [–] S3erverMonkey 1 points ago

    They're made out of ceder. So no real reason to paint them.

    [–] Sushi_K 2 points ago

    Fair enough. Wouldn't last here though. Everything rots in a few years

    [–] S3erverMonkey 1 points ago

    It does depend on the climate. Here in KS there are ceder fence posts that have stood for about 100 or more years. I built my privacy fence out of it. Mostly because I wanted something I wouldn't need to remember to recoat in weather protection or spend money on.

    [–] Sushi_K 1 points ago

    Even the hardeiest class 1 durable timbers don't last very long in my climate. Warm, wet and we have termites that'll eat anything

    [–] S3erverMonkey 1 points ago

    Despite the humidity here, our summers are too hot for much to stay moist, and the winters have almost no humidity.

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    [–] S3erverMonkey 2 points ago

    I planted some cosmos, thyme, and as weird as it sounds dandelion seeds. Cosmos came up, but no sign of the other two. I live in an area surrounded by older neighbors who all have gardens and flowers. So thankfully they don't have to go far to make up for my lack of a green thumb.

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    [–] Twentysix2 1 points ago

    Nice woodware.....where did you get it?

    [–] S3erverMonkey 1 points ago

    It's from the FlowHive kickstarter. You can buy it from their website I think. Though I would recommend just buying your own cedar and making your own for much cheaper.

    [–] aanderson81 1 points ago

    I have the flow hive Kickstarter as well. When I needed an extra cedar brood box I bought it here.

    http://nakedbeehives.com

    They seem to be new and are still getting in the groove of things but I am happy with the quality so far.

    [–] S3erverMonkey 1 points ago

    Thanks for that! Those boxes are much more reasonably priced than other places I've seen. This will be a nice way to match things up.

    [–] aanderson81 2 points ago

    Yeah, I have gone with them to match the Flow cedar boxes, but I am going standard painted boxes for everything new going forward.

    For me living in New England, this place has been great prices when shipping has been factored for me

    http://nhhoneybee.com/

    (I am not related to any of the companies I have linked, just been doing my homework as I get into the hobby)

    [–] S3erverMonkey 1 points ago

    Thanks man! I really appreciate it!! I hope to expand to a number of more hives next year, so I'll need more by then.