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    Humm...Where to start? My state health dept...

    Humm...Where to start? My state health dept drops by about once a year to check on my operation. I only have 20 hives. They don't care if you have 1 or 10,000 hives, you still have the same...
  2. Thread: syrup pumps

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    I posted here before on this topic and got no...

    I posted here before on this topic and got no answer. This last Fall I got a small Sureflow diaphram pump from a travel trailer store. I think it is rated a little less than 3 GPM. Pumping 2:1...
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    From LSA Anaconda, Iraq: It warms my heart to...

    From LSA Anaconda, Iraq:
    It warms my heart to see the pics of your bees working the feeder and bringing in pollen. I'm deployed right now in Iraq with the Army. I hope to be back in my home by the...
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    Lost 5 out of 20 hives (25% loses) so far. Two...

    Lost 5 out of 20 hives (25% loses) so far. Two of the five had decent size clusters still in the hives but dead in a big mass. Still don't know why other than mites.
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    Does anyone have experience using a diaphram pump...

    Does anyone have experience using a diaphram pump for pumping 2:1 sugar syrup from a barrel to the feeders?
  6. Thread: Co-op Prices

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    I hear about different honey co-ops around the...

    I hear about different honey co-ops around the country such as Sue Bee. What kind of prices are folks getting for bulk now?
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    Has anyone used the Cowen Handyman Uncapper? Is...

    Has anyone used the Cowen Handyman Uncapper? Is it working out well and how many frames/min can you do. I contacted Cowen about 3 months ago for information - none received.
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    Thanks Magnet-man. I'm still impressed with how...

    Thanks Magnet-man. I'm still impressed with how the thing just grabs the handholds on a box and lifts it up like it was born to do it. To tell you the truth it took lots of sandblasting to get it...
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    The orange cover is actually a net manufactured...

    The orange cover is actually a net manufactured by A.H. Myers in South Dakota to transport bees. They custom make each one. They make some large enough to cover semi trucks. If I were moving only...
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    I've now finished my restoration project of an...

    I've now finished my restoration project of an old Kelley Bee Hive Loader. I found it on an Ebay auction last Fall. It's now restored, and I just completed a 600 mile move with my 20 hives. ...
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    I'm in the process of moving my hives from Little...

    I'm in the process of moving my hives from Little Rock, AR to Quincy, IL where I see a tremendous number of black locust trees. They are almost like weeds here! They are very near bloom (virtually...
  12. Thread: Drone Layer

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    I've always heard shaking out is the only real...

    I've always heard shaking out is the only real option. The method is just as you say. Take the hive 300-400 yards, shake out all the bees, return it to the original location and place 3-4 frames...
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    What type of electric pump? I have seen one at a...

    What type of electric pump? I have seen one at a farm suppy store which is 12 volt with garden hose attachements to it.
  14. Thread: "Piping" Queen

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    Last Thurs my bee inspector, Betty, was checking...

    Last Thurs my bee inspector, Betty, was checking one of my hives and found a queen piping. We watched her for a little while. She was very thin appearing and was going bee to bee beging for food. ...
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    I have the division board feeder from Mann Lake...

    I have the division board feeder from Mann Lake on my 22 hives. I've always read bad things about them but tried anyway. I have cursed their very existance, but continue to use them. The ridges on...
  16. Thread: trailer - loader

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    That's my loader. I have finally finished it and...

    That's my loader. I have finally finished it and will post more pictures soon. I'll move my bees on May 13th (yes, Friday the 13th) at which time I'll post the new pics of the move.
  17. Thread: Syrup Mold

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    I've always been told to not use WHITE vinegar...

    I've always been told to not use WHITE vinegar but APPLE CIDER vinegar instead. I've read somewhere to use 1tbs/gal. I've used it once but my bees go through the syrup faster than mold can grow!
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    I live in Little Rock and have already started...

    I live in Little Rock and have already started getting swarm calls. If you can just find a swarm you can just add it and you're done! Otherwise, Michael is right.
  19. Thread: Selling Honey?

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    In the past I've overwintered 4 hives and had...

    In the past I've overwintered 4 hives and had lots of honey for friends/family, but now I'm ready to super my 22 overwintered hives. As I think of how the supers will be overflowing with honey I...
  20. Thread: Bee Trailer

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    I'm moving to Quincy, IL in May. I bought the...

    I'm moving to Quincy, IL in May. I bought the loader while in Iraq serving in the Army as a field surgeon. You know, tax-free combat zone money burning a hole in my pocket. I found it on ebay...
  21. Thread: Bee Trailer

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    I have an old Kelley Beehive Loader now mounted...

    I have an old Kelley Beehive Loader now mounted on a 20ft 12,000lb capacity trailer. I don't have an updated picture but this is it prior to being mounted on the trailer. It's 16 ft long and is...
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    I have a beam scale 0-500lb manufactured by...

    I have a beam scale 0-500lb manufactured by Fairbanks prior to 1974 (I only know this because that was the certification date on it). It is extremely acurate. I have one hive sitting on it. It's...
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    Well, east_stingray, I will finish my...

    Well, east_stingray, I will finish my Rheumatology Fellowship in May. My dad kept a few bees when I was a kid (1980s), and I alway wanted to try it myself. After I finished medicial school and...
  24. Thread: super lift

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    I bought a Kelley Bee Hive Loader (made sometime...

    I bought a Kelley Bee Hive Loader (made sometime in the 1960s I believe) off ebay for $450. It is a 16ft long boom crane with 4 12v winch motors and is no longer manufactured. One motor to winch...
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    When given the HUGE price of a new Ezi-Loader I...

    When given the HUGE price of a new Ezi-Loader I had little choice but bid "whatever it takes" to get that loader - sorry. I'm going to try to mount it on the front of a gooseneck trailer and attach...
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