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    Re: 6.7 psd Scorpion

    I have a 14 F450 with about 12k on it. No issues. Mileage is about 12 hauling bees/trailer but gets 18+ unloaded at 60. I got the 4:10 rear end. Truck suits my needs great
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    Re: Winter hives in Texas

    I was curious because I've heard that yellow jasmine has been overly abundant in the pine woods the past few years. Have any beekeepers had problems with that plant in your area?
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    Re: Winter hives in Texas

    Is the property in the coastal plain or in the trees?
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    Re: Oxallic acid vapor treatment

    Anybody have experience with this equipment?
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    Re: Cleaning queen excluders

    I have a couple of solar wax melters that will hold about 20 excluders each. I pull them out when they are hot, lay them on the top of a barrel and lightly swipe them with a wire brush. Propolis...
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    Thanks. I have the blue plastics and they work fine but are pretty expensive and the gophers use them for a free meal. Hadn't thought about a super in a tipped barrel but may give it a try while I'm...
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    Ian. Do you make your own feeders for dry sub? I have plastic ones I bought from Mann Lake but thought I might make a few extras out of wood
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    Joe, how difficult would it be to get a highly desirable scent (e.g. honey) in a nutritious sub for dry feed applications? I remain concerned about nutrient quality inside the hive and would like to...
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    So you got me thinking.... Another possibility is that certain plants will emit an attractant to help ensure their flowers are pollinated. Don't know if that is the situation for alfalfa but we do...
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    Interesting food for thought but probably has less to do with nutritional differences and more to of with what the bees perceive as available. A natural flower, and especially one that provides...
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    Good question and one for which I have no explanation. Particle size may have to do with it but I really don't know. I buy bags of dry feed and dump it in 2 feeders. When I yard up 800 or so hives...
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    I agree with Joe that bees bring in junk pollen, probably an adaptive strategy of an animal that is a generalized pollinator. We see (and smell) pollen from worm wood, dust from cracked corn, etc in...
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    Yes sir!!
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    I'm actually thinking mostly the amino acid composition of specific plant pollens. Some are poor (like buckwheat), others are really poor (like corn and other wind-pollinated plants) and some are...
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    I understand and support the concept and agree that supplemental feeding is important now and that it will become increasingly important over time. That said, knowledge of the quantity and quality...
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    I used to rarely see bees on corn but now they commonly work corn here except in locations where other floral sources exist. We've lost so much good forage area that 'choices' of where and what to...
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    Me too but the ability to improve the nutritional quality of stored reserves within the hive would be beneficial, especially in geographic areas where the nutritional quality of incoming pollen is...
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    I've seen them store dry sub too. Problem with bees is that they are opportunistic and gather and store pollen that can be nutritionally poor. Bees here gather pollen that is nutritionally poor from...
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    Joe, by overly nutritious I mean pollen or a sub that has specific amino acids, vitamins, etc that exceed the nutritional requirements of the bees for any given time period of need. Since pollen is...
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    Seems like a major challenge in that you'd need to know the nutritional value of the incoming pollen which varies and often at fairly small spatial scales; variation in land use, landform and others...
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    Re: Wax Melter for dipping frames

    Waxmelters. Haven't noticed any damage to the plastic and it's set at 212F. Any cooler and it's pretty thick and wasteful of wax. I've done a couple thousand frames and the bees draw it out well...
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    Re: Wax Melter for dipping frames

    Thanks. I'll look into that. What I bought was designed to melt beeswax and it works great when it's not in the repair shop. Probably the most unreliable machine I've ever bought!
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    Wax Melter for dipping frames

    I have a lot of old plastic frames (unwaxed) that the bees don't like to draw out. I pressure washed them to get off any residue but the bees still won't draw them unless I dip them in beeswax. I...
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    Re: Requeening annually

    It's more work but you can increase acceptance by splitting the hive and placing the 2 halves a hundred feet apart. After a day of good flying conditions, the queen less hive will mostly bee just...
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    I also use screws so I can replace the untreated plywood when it is no longer serviceable. I buy 2 inch deck screws and reuse them too. Nails hold great but are time consuming to remove. I have...
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