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    Nectar question

    Do bees make honey from okra, i have someone who wants a hive on an acre of okra, just wondering if there will be any honey from it.
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    Re: Hardin Extractor

    My maxant 3100H-2 cost me $330 shipped to the door, I built a stand for it, I had used a friends extractor that had legs on it, it was not a Maxant. I didnt want to spend the money on the legs and...
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    Re: Hardin Extractor

    I have and highly recomend the Maxant 3100H-2, it is a very well made two frame hand operated extractor that is easily upgraded as you grow. I purchased mine last year when I had two hives that were...
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    Re: Home made Vaporizer design;

    I did use a CNC to make the pan, I used two autolite 1104 glow plugs, i am not sure what temp it reaches, but it takes about 2 1/2 minutes to vaporize two grams of OA. I made a couple and sold them...
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    Re: Home made Vaporizer design;

    Here is the one I made
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    Strange colored bee

    I saw a strange colored be go into one of the hives this morning, i took the hive apart until I found it so I could take pictures to share. Not very often you see something like this.
    I have also...
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    Re: Differee in bees

    i finally got into the swarm hive today to see how things were going, below Is a picture of the swarm prior to me capturing it and some pictures of a frame from the inspection. There were four frames...
  8. Re: Maxant 3100-H (hand crank model)... Should I order?

    I own the Maxant 3100 hand cranck model, I like it and used it last year to extract 25 gallons of honey, I plan to purchase the motor kit for it this year. If you can spare the funds go ahead and...
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    Differee in bees

    I caught a swarm yesterday, today I was looking at them and noticed they were a lot diarker in color compared to my other hives. The first pic is the swarm pic, the seond is one of my Italian hives....
  10. Thread: Trapout help

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    Re: Trapout help

    93 views and only one response. No one has any suggestions.
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    Re: Trapout help

    Not going to be as easy as I thought, the 1st pic below is where the mostof the bees are coming and going, the second pick is the hole above, a lot of this siding is rotten. The is a second hive of...
  12. Thread: Trapout help

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    Trapout help

    I have a friend that has asked me to trap out some bees from his mothers house. The hard part is he does not want me to remove any of the siding. So here are my plans and need any other options you...
  13. Thread: Swarm capture

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    Re: Swarm capture

    No, i went to where they were and put them into my box. I have since moved them to a 10 frame deep and put a queen excluder under them hopefully they will stay. Rain drops on the lense in the...
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    Swarm capture

    I was fortunate enough to catch a swarm this morning, it is raining here and is 55 degrees, i have them in a Coats 5 frame box, my question is how long can I keep them in this box prior to opening...
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    Re: Queenless need help

    I was able to get three queens from the supplier I purchased my packages from, I plan to install one in the new package that is queenless, wait a day or two and see if there are any changes in the...
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    Re: Queenless need help

    One of the overwintered hives has one swarm cell, the other had a couple that got damaged when I seperated the deeps. Thats it.
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    Queenless need help

    My first year was easy, this year has turned into something else. I have two hives that overwintered, and I started a nuc from one of them. I ordered two packages and installed them on the 12th of...
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    Re: Swarm cell questions

    There were only two that I saw intact, I think I may have destroyed a couple when I opened the hive. This hive was very crowded and had stores in the brood chamber.
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    Swarm cell questions

    I installed two packages today, I already have two hives that survived the winter, I decided to take a couple of frames of brood from each hive to get the packages started. I removed three frames...
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    Re: Advantech, again

    Advantec has a limited lifetime warranty when used in residential construction. I started building my house in Feb, I had a hald sheet that laid outside on the ground until I finished construction...
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    Re: Advice please.

    I kept mine in my garage last year and sprayed them 3 to 4 times a day with sugar syrup until the temps broke. Kept them there for 5 days prior to putting them in the hive and they were fine. Wife...
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    Re: Attempt at DIY Vaporizer

    With all the vapor coming from the pan the hottest it read was 300, im sure it was a little hotter than that. I wanted to make sure it did not get to 375.
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    Re: Attempt at DIY Vaporizer

    I used 5/8 x2" aluminum bar stock. I created the part in CAD using mm because it was much easier. The final for size of the block is 60mmx 50mm, the pan is 30mm x 25mm x 9.5mm.
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    Re: Attempt at DIY Vaporizer

    Finished the wiring and tested to see how long it took to vaporize. 2 minutes 45 seconds to completely vaporize 2 grams, temp measured 300 degrees in the pan. Im satisfied with the results and the...
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    Re: Attempt at DIY Vaporizer

    I was able to drill and tap the holes for theflow plugs today, if everything works well I will find out tomorrow if I need one or two glow plugs, after I finish wiring and attaching the handle.
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