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  1. Thread: Southbound 2012

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    Re: Southbound 2012

    Marine grade non-treated plywood will stay flat. It is used to build boats. NOT available at the box stores like Home Depot. Most of the folks at the box stores (and some lumber yards) will have no...
  2. Thread: Southbound 2012

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    Re: Southbound 2012

    In regards to more hive losses than usual here is what we have seen in southeastern NC. 2011/2012 winter was extremely mild. Mite levels were way higher by late June/early July than normal. Those...
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    Open feeding pollen substitute

    Has anyone had experience open feeding powdered pollen substitute? We feed patties in late fall and the winter but put powdered pollen sub on top of the frames in the hot weather because of the hive...
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    Re: Southbound 2012

    Done (at least for a little while). We finished the last round through the last beeyard for 2012 today. We were already in the South so we didn't have to go Soutbound. We run for honey from fixed...
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    Re: Maxant Honey Pump

    Supply side is always level with pump in an extraction situation because the honey is being pumped from a sump where the outlet is about the same height as the supply side of the pump. Cavitation is...
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    Re: Maxant Honey Pump

    Yes.
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    Re: How often do you check production hives?

    This post is for J. Atkins - they guy with five hives who started the thread.

    Never go in a hive without a reason. "Seeing how they are doing" or "plain old curiousity" is not a reason. All...
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    Re: How often do you check production hives?

    "Inspect 10 frames". Roland, are you running singles?
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    Re: How often do you check production hives?

    Production hives - we don't do frame by frame inspections or look through hives just to see how they are doing at any point in the year. We are in the hives often enough doing things we have to do -...
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    Re: Maxant Honey Pump

    Thanks for the reply THALL. That's more than I (or Maxant) thought it would do. I'm wondering about the following specifics:

    1) Are you running 1" lines all the way or close nippling on both sides...
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    Re: NYS Standard of Identity (SOI)

    800,000 lbs. of Chinese honey laden with pesticides was seized in just one seizure at our port this year. That honey all goes up the river about 35 miles to a forwarding plant where it is either...
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    Re: Maxant Honey Pump

    I am a dealer for Maxant and talked to them. Bottom line, they don't know. No flies on Maxant. They are really good about standing behind their products. They say the pump will only pump 1 GPM. That...
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    Re: Question on Candy Boards

    Vinegar or cream of tartar is in the recipes to invert the sucrose (which bees can NOT assimilate) into fructose and dextrose (which bees can assimilate).
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    Re: NYS Standard of Identity (SOI)

    It all depends on how regulations are actually enforced. Usually by design or default its by the Keystone cops. North Carolina has given authority for initial investigative and enforcement actions to...
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    Maxant Honey Pump

    Does anyone have personal experience with the flow rate (GPM) on the 1" Maxant Honey Pump?
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    Re: NYS Standard of Identity (SOI)

    The break down product from exposure of Fumagilin-B to UV is still efficacious for Nosema so it must still be an antibiotic in some form. The big problem we have in North Carolina is not adulteration...
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    Re: Water and syrup question.

    Said the guy with enough colonies to feed a tanker in a single pass.
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    Re: Water and syrup question.

    There are other advantages to the sucrose. The HFCS is all monosaccharides (fructose and dextrose) and can be immediately used by the bees for nutrition without inversion. Inversion is energy...
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    Re: Water and syrup question.

    I'm assuming your trying to store Type 55 HFCS. Type 55 has 41% dextrose. Ideally, you need to get the dextrose down to 25% to be sure of not having crystallization. You can only dilute 55 by about...
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    Re: Honey pump flow rates

    All three are 1" gear pumps. Each company only makes one 1" gear pump model. Kelley is a 6:1 ratio and their rating of 2.5 GPM is probably accurate although I would like to hear from someone who is...
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    Honey pump flow rates

    I am getting ready to buy a new honey pump to move 80 degree + honey from my sump to holding tanks. Can anyone share actual personal experience with flow rates for Maxant, Kelley, and Mann Lake pumps?
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    Re: Honey pump flow rates

    Minimal lift and distance. Honey is going less than a foot from sump to pump then up six feet and over three feet into holding tanks. Sump is not heated but our honey is pulled in 95-100 degree temp...
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    Honey pump flow rates

    I am getting ready to buy a new honey pump to move 80 degree + honey from my sump to holding tanks. Can anyone share personal experience with flow rates for Maxant, Kelley, and Mann Lake pumps?
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