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    Re: Pollination Off a 16' trailer

    There is a good reason why bees have wings.
    :)
  2. Re: Safe to do a direct release of the queen?

    There will be those that tell you to just peal back the screen and pitch the queen into the cluster.
    But will they buy you a new queen when that procedure fails?
    Why take chances?
    What's the...
  3. Re: OA still has to be approved in every state !

    The next step is to actually have a product on the market for bees, labeled for bees.
    Then, after EPA registration of the product each state will have it's own label.
    Is there a company pursuing...
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    Re: bulk sugar

    Not being one to come on Beesource and encourage off site links, but I checked Google for "sugar Prices 2015"
    What I found was that Bob Brinker's Money Talk is right:
    Sugar prices ARE at an all...
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    Re: bulk sugar

    I was listening to Money Talk today on the radio and heard some great news:
    Sugar prices are down; WAY DOWN like 20 -30 percent.
    Lets hope this holds through fall.
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    Re: Beekeeping in 20 years?

    I think you are right on #2.
    Hopefully by then we will inoculate new hives with some kind of pathogen that wipes out varroa and self-sustains in that hive forever.
    We just have to identify the...
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    Re: Beekeeping in 20 years?

    I disagree.
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    Re: My hive must be too hot

    Do you have maple trees in the area?
    Are they in bloom?
    If so, they are drying maple nectar.
    All of ours are doing the same thing.
    Nothing to complain about!
  9. Re: Yellow Jackets are out in the Pac NW

    The Onslaught seems expensive but if you read the instructions, it takes very little per bait station.
    The bottle should last you many years. What's wrong with buying ahead? Just one more thing not...
  10. Re: Yellow Jackets are out in the Pac NW

    Just do a Google search for yellow jacket poison and you'll go right to it.
  11. Re: Yellow Jackets are out in the Pac NW

    We are not going to put up with it this year, or ever again.
    Not sure about Washington, but Oregon has a pesticide registered, that the yellowjackets take back to the hive and it kills the entire...
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    Re: Best Bottling tank?

    I think you will be much happier if you come out of the tan into a 1" stainless steel ball valve and then into your bottling valve.
    Especially with the Dadant valve that needs serviced once in a...
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    Re: To use or not to use a QUEEN EXLCUDER

    Is this what you want to see when you check on your honey production?

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/Shallotman/DSC00326.jpg

    How about this ? :
    ...
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    Re: Too much rain

    When I went into almonds this year, I had one nice day and then it rained 2 inches in 3 days in Butte county.
    Stuck in my apartment, I decided to attend church.
    They had a potluck and social that...
  15. Re: Do NOT start another "Honey Flow" thread!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bump for reminder.....
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    Re: USDA Honey House

    Roland, you are correct and you are not crazy.

    However, my comment was about how "efficient" 3 phase power is.
    3 phase power is the farthest thing from efficient.
    Fortunately over the last 20 -...
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    Re: USDA Honey House

    In a purely resistive AC circuit, voltage and current waveforms are in step (or in phase), changing polarity at the same instant in each cycle. All the power entering the load is consumed (or...
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    Re: USDA Honey House

    UUUUUUUUMMM,,nope.
    120 degree phases incur "phase loss" thus the power factor calculation.
    3 phase is used mainly due to greater ampacity availability in most locations.
  19. Re: Best Forklift for all around Apiary usage?

    If you have 10 or 20 hives; not much.
    If you are in commercial business; as much as you can muster!
    ;)
  20. Re: Best Forklift for all around Apiary usage?

    Oh, did I forget to mention one of the most important aspects of the Grabber?
    NO TRAILER!!!
    That's no laughing matter! ;)
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/Shallotman/DSC00981.jpg
  21. Re: Best Forklift for all around Apiary usage?

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/Shallotman/GrabberLoadin2.jpg

    250 hp, 380 LB-Ft torque, 60 mph max.

    And if that is not fast enough for you, here is what we use to load and unload semis...
  22. Re: Do NOT start another "Honey Flow" thread!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bump
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    Re: Making Splits with a purchased queens

    No, you are not mistaken.
    You have a very sound, proven, procedure.
    We have a 98% acceptance rate year after year following a very simple, straight forward procedure that mirrors yours:

    1) DO...
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    Re: Minnesota Hygienic Queens

    Any queens that I have purchased that were bred for mite resistance were junk.
    Don't want to be a Debbie Downer, but that is the truth.
    And the more intensely they were managed for mite issues the...
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    Re: Copper Naphthenate Questions

    Now THAT was funny!!
    :)
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