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    Re: Motor size for a Dadant 33 frame?

    I think the machine is fairly new. It seems to run pretty fast. I wouldn't know how to "clock" the rpm's. I am certain that the original motor was replaced. The honey is a bit crystalized. Not happy...
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    Re: Essentail oils

    Thanks Michael. that was it.
  3. Re: How big a problem are mice in the winter?

    I chased (tried to kill) 3 mice out of a deadout yesterday. All 3 went into live hive next to it..DOH! :-( GOING W/TOP ENTRANCES THIS SEASON.
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    Re: Essentail oils

    Michael, I have read posts by you concerning e.o's I don't see them on your page. would you post the best link to your position on E.O's thx.
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    Motor size for a Dadant 33 frame?

    What size motor comes w/Dadant 33 frame extractor?

    I bought a used extractor & it literally takes hours to spin off frames. What is a typical time to spin of your frames?

    Anyone know a good...
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    Re: Frame feeders

    I have a lot of them (Mann Lake division board feeders). 80+. I like them fine w/a piece of lathe floater to minimize drowning. I am thinking I may drill a couple of 1" holes in a piece of luaun &...
  7. Re: Something needs to change - looking for suggestions

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIYz65Vquxg

    This is how I recovered from 46 deadouts(60% loss). I do not treat for anything. so far hives appear to be doing ok. I hope to be moving all my yards...
  8. Michael Palmer sustainable apiary Youtube/queen rearing

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nznzpiWEI8A The Sustainable Apiary by Mike Palmer

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7tinVIuBJ8 Queen Rearing in the Sustainable Apiary
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    Re: My Cell Building Methods

    your gonna love this!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7tinVIuBJ8


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nznzpiWEI8A
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    Lauri, would you mix & spritz litely the HBH on top of brick?

    HIVe+, you are saying, no H2O, only ACV?
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    Maine Lawmaker's Proposed Pesticide Ban

    http://www.mpbn.net/News/NewsArchive/tabid/1095/ctl/ViewItem/mid/3512/ItemId/31379/Default.aspx
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    Lauri, where did you get the electrolytes, & how much do you use? V-C?

    Made four of your screened I.C.'s Great Idea. need to make 60 full size. I put planer shavings for moisture, & Hi-R inside...
  13. Thread: Hive checks

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    Re: Hive checks

    I have 1.5/ 55 gallon drums of sugar & I buy ACV from a local farmer that buys it bulk. I just ordered the HBH, & Betterbee's Winter Patties to feed them NOW, (Most of my hives are @ the top of the...
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    Thanks Betterbee!

    I would like to give a shout out of thanks to Betterbee for their customer service. Good to have local options. Thank you. LB
  15. Thread: Hive checks

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    Re: Hive checks

    Mayday, I would like to see pics of your bear fence.


    I have most of the ingredients, it's the drying down of enough to do 70 hives that I can't seem to strategize for: Love some ideas!
  16. Re: Beesource Hall of Fame - Who would you nominate?

    Michael Palmer
    Oldtimer
    Michael Bush
    Jim Lyon
    Mark Berninghausen
    Lauri Miller
    Joseph Clemens
    Fatbeeman
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    Re: going from hobby to schedule C??

    I have Quickbooks for my remodeling bizz. My accountant is not Schedule F savvy. I hate to change because she's been my accountant for a while. BUT I do run a small farm & it is necessary.

    Can...
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    Re: going from hobby to schedule C??

    I do work a small farm & I have not attempted to use assets for tax burden reduction.

    A large portion of my bee stuff is made or bought w/out receipts. I have a significant amount invested, not...
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    going from hobby to schedule C??

    How would you go about itemizing & putting a value on honey producing assets (hives, extracting, carpentry eq. etc.)?? Do I have to hire an appraiser or just an itemization index of sorts?

    I have...
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    Re: Bee Weaver bees....worth the price?

    Multiple places, my mentor (buckfast) lots of swarms, I bought 32 hives near Pa. border most of these I lost last winter on edge of corn field. really hard to say. I split most my hives last year b/c...
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    Wicks sell 55 gallon drums of ACV. I put it in drinking water for cows, chickens, goats, etc. & in me too. (braggs raw vinegar)

    I didn't see that anyone mentioned that RAW not pasturized ACV is...
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    Re: Bee Weaver bees....worth the price?

    I bought 10 queens. I thought that they should have been @ least taped together, they were bouncing around in the envelop. I did get them when they said I would. I have no complaints about their...
  23. Re: First Winter, not sure if they have enough honey

    Lauri Millers method. I plan to feed mine like this w/screened inner covers first chance I get. we have a foot & counting of snow. You may find her recipe here on beesource.
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  24. Bayer CropScience claims its pesticides arenít involved in colony collapse, blames mi

    http://www.planetnatural.com/bees-neonicotinoid/
  25. Scientists discover another cause of bee deaths

    http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/scientists-discover-another-cause-bee-deaths-and-its-really-bad-news.html
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