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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!
  2. 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...
  3. 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.
  4. 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...
  8. 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.
  12. 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!
    ;)
  13. 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
  14. 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...
  15. 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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    Re: "Fringe Genetics"

    Yes. Assuming bee characteristics follow a "normal" distribution is out on the VERY FRINGE.
    Beekeeping is not process control.

    Why not apply Ohm's law to our hives?
    Yes, how much force can a...
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    Re: New gas NMC 1K loader

    Yeah, more torch!
    That is something we all need in our new machines!
    :D
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    Re: Bees plugged out in the almonds

    So, who's hives did a better job this year pollinating almonds?
    Did the beekeepers that signed an 8 frame average contract and delivered just that do well?
    Or, did the guys that delivered double...
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    Re: Bees plugged out in the almonds

    I have been pollinating for the same grower for 11 years in Butte and Glenn county.
    Every year I watch carefully for the first bloom that I see and note the date.
    Last year was the earliest;...
  23. Re: Almond Pollination: Would you say there is a legitimate shortage of bees?

    That's one hive more than YOU, Keith.
    Not us.....
    .....and don't forget the opinion part.

    :D
  24. Re: Dead hive, I will never understand

    When a colony dies, there is one more valuable thing that it provides the beekeeper; an education.
    We suggest that you invite the most knowledgeable and experienced beekeeper that you can find, to...
  25. Re: Almond Pollination: Would you say there is a legitimate shortage of bees?

    This may be rude to say, but when varroa first showed up in the US, some viewed it a blessing because it immediatly ended "marginal" beekeeping operations.
    Are we in a second wave of that?
    Are we...
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