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    Re: Queenless need help

    I was able to get three queens from the supplier I purchased my packages from, I plan to install one in the new package that is queenless, wait a day or two and see if there are any changes in the...
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    Re: Queenless need help

    One of the overwintered hives has one swarm cell, the other had a couple that got damaged when I seperated the deeps. Thats it.
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    Queenless need help

    My first year was easy, this year has turned into something else. I have two hives that overwintered, and I started a nuc from one of them. I ordered two packages and installed them on the 12th of...
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    Re: Swarm cell questions

    There were only two that I saw intact, I think I may have destroyed a couple when I opened the hive. This hive was very crowded and had stores in the brood chamber.
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    Swarm cell questions

    I installed two packages today, I already have two hives that survived the winter, I decided to take a couple of frames of brood from each hive to get the packages started. I removed three frames...
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    Re: Advantech, again

    Advantec has a limited lifetime warranty when used in residential construction. I started building my house in Feb, I had a hald sheet that laid outside on the ground until I finished construction...
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    Re: Advice please.

    I kept mine in my garage last year and sprayed them 3 to 4 times a day with sugar syrup until the temps broke. Kept them there for 5 days prior to putting them in the hive and they were fine. Wife...
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    Re: Attempt at DIY Vaporizer

    With all the vapor coming from the pan the hottest it read was 300, im sure it was a little hotter than that. I wanted to make sure it did not get to 375.
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    Re: Attempt at DIY Vaporizer

    I used 5/8 x2" aluminum bar stock. I created the part in CAD using mm because it was much easier. The final for size of the block is 60mmx 50mm, the pan is 30mm x 25mm x 9.5mm.
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    Re: Attempt at DIY Vaporizer

    Finished the wiring and tested to see how long it took to vaporize. 2 minutes 45 seconds to completely vaporize 2 grams, temp measured 300 degrees in the pan. Im satisfied with the results and the...
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    Re: Attempt at DIY Vaporizer

    I was able to drill and tap the holes for theflow plugs today, if everything works well I will find out tomorrow if I need one or two glow plugs, after I finish wiring and attaching the handle.
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    Re: Attempt at DIY Vaporizer

    We just finished a CNC mill build, this was the test project. I may try to start with one plug and add the other if it takes to long. I plan to build this one and one for a friend. It doesnt take...
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    Re: Attempt at DIY Vaporizer

    I still have the option of going with one plug as I havent drilled and tapped yet. Thanks for the info, I may go with just one plug in this one to see how well it works and make changes to it if I...
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    Re: Attempt at DIY Vaporizer

    Ive seen DIY models both ways, I thought with glow plugs having a short heat cycle, using two plugs would cause a shorter time to vaprize the powder therefore cause the plugs to last longer. I know...
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    Re: Attempt at DIY Vaporizer

    I used the Autolite 1104, I wasnt able to locate the Bosch glow plugs.
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    Attempt at DIY Vaporizer

    Here is my attempt to make a OXA Vaporizer before the spring, all I have left to do is drill and tap the holes for the glow plugs and and the handle.
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    Re: Best Way To Expand In Year Two?

    I went in to winter this past year with three hives, i lost one of them early on. It appears that the other two are going to make it through. I plan on expanding to six hives this year and here is...
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    Re: May 18th too late?

    Not sure how far you are willing to drive, but there are several people advertising craigslist and NC Agriculture site with packages for sale with march and april delivery dates.
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    Re: anybody used valley bee supply?

    I have purchased from them on several occassions, I like all of thier products. Nucs, hive bodies and mediums, all of the joints fit together nice and tight. It also helps that they are really nice...
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    Re: Bullet holes for Christmas

    Cops, most hated group of people on the earth. You call them when you have a problem or need someone to protect you or want to complain about someone else, but talk about them when you dont get...
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    Re: Bullet holes for Christmas

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    Re: Newb...My hive is dying.

    I noticed the same sort of thing in one of my three hives a short time ago, about three to four weeks later the hive was dead. I scoop up a cup of the bees and found out they were infested with...
  23. Thread: Varroa mites

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    Re: Varroa mites

    All three hives were Italian packages and came from Georgia. I live in eastern NC approximately 1 hr from the coast, the county I live in has a good number of bee keepers. There are probably three...
  24. Thread: Varroa mites

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    Varroa mites

    I had not seen a significant number of Varroa mites this year and did not treat my hives, a big mistake. I noticed that one of my hives had a large number of dead bees laying out front on the ground...
  25. Thread: Bee Vac

    by Colby828
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    Bee Vac

    Dound this at Tractor Supply over the weekend, thinking about using it to make a bee vac.
    http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/store/power-pailtrade%3B-wet-dry-vac-powerhead-1-3-4-peak-hp?cm_vc=-10005...
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