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  1. Re: Conventional Beekeepers Bashing on Treatment Free Beekeepers

    Naaaaa. I'm finally learning to lay off the high fast ball. :D
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    Re: Dueling bee smokers

    Not sure Mark. First I remember was in the 2014 catalog. At first glance the bellows appear identical but another fact I should have mentioned is that the blow hole on the ML bellows is slightly...
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    Re: Dueling bee smokers

    Dadant's is for sure. Not sure about ML. The fact that ML raised the price on theirs by $10 in the past year, to match Dadants, makes me guess that they probably are.
    Good point Barry and one I...
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    Dueling bee smokers

    Who makes the better 7" SS smoker? Dadant or Mann Lake?
    According to Jim......
    http://youtu.be/G-glym5K23g
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    Re: Any known problems with apivar

    I think you mean Apiguard
  6. Thread: Cell Builder

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    Re: Cell Builder

    Your area no doubt has plenty of drones available now.
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    Re: Stolen

    How does the trail camera transmit?
  8. Re: Cowen 60 Sump In floor or On floor Opinions needed

    If you are using a C&B separator you don't want baffles.
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    Re: Anyone use Dadant's "economy" frames?

    Well economy frames are supposed to all be usable. I've bought them before, I don't anymore. My experience is that economy frames are like the proverbial box of chocolates. You never know what...
  10. Re: Extractor-less honey by- "Honey Flow"

    Ok, I swore this thread off a couple days ago but in perusing the testimonials I do have one question that probably only Mr. Bush could answer (perhaps he is done with it as well) and then, again,...
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    Re: Splits -Tips for Finding the Queen

    I just spent the first of many days, yesterday, searching through some huge doubles looking for queens while setting up cell builders. Don't get overwhelmed, just be systematic. My method is...
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    Re: Out yard problems u can face

    In South Dakota landowner/leasee forms must be signed for the location to get registered. I really hate pulling those things out but I always point out to them the paragraph stating that it takes...
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    Re: Value of Woodman 30 frame extractor

    That because it is funny. I assume they are referring to temps. 90 degree plus is pretty common most anywhere in the US in the months of July and August when most extraction is done.
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    Nice. With 4 tool boxes you may need a filing system. :)
  15. Re: Cowen 60 Sump In floor or On floor Opinions needed

    http://s470.photobucket.com/user/jimlyon/media/Mobile%20Uploads/1417281611_zps81356151.jpg.html
    Yes, expensive for sure. The piping shown, from our sump up to the heat exchanger then down to the...
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    Re: Terrible Problem /.=)

    Yes, off topic but a couple of points.
    Splits with new queens DO have much, much lower swarming rates, give them room and swarming is a rarity.
    Of course splits are weaker....for awhile. The...
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    Re: Building Strong Frames

    Great test Allen! The results speak for themselves. What was your curing time on the glue?
  18. Re: Cowen 60 Sump In floor or On floor Opinions needed

    We run (about a 1,000 lb.) infloor sump as well. Yes, it does allow you to montor what goes in and pull out the occasional large piece of wood that finds its way in. Also gives you a little buffer...
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    Re: Oxalic acid. To dribble or vaporize?

    I agree with Sasha. Dribbling is fast, cheap, safe and effective. Ideally I like a 50 degree or so day in the fall when the bees are loosely clustered. A minute a hive will usually do a double,...
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    Re: Spin Float Drum Puller

    I like to turn on the moyno for about a minute and allow the warmed honey to saturate the wax for a few minutes before resuming normal operation. I've learned that running your spinner at day's end...
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    Re: Spin Float Drum Puller

    Then does he melt the scrapings or just run them back through the next day?
    Yes, Allens idea is a good one and a way it could probably be done alone
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    Re: Spin Float Drum Puller

    We just use the small looped strap held in place by a couple of bolts that C&B included with the machine. Lifting is done with a forklift. We did it once mid season, only because we had shut down...
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    Re: Terrible Problem /.=)

    Now that you put it that way it does seem pretty incredible. I would concur with what you have seen though. I've been through countless broody doubles through the years and they do seem to max out...
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    Re: Terrible Problem /.=)

    Ha, ha. Nice problem JWC. I'm seeing a similar thing setting up builders in east Texas. Let us know if you come up with a solution to your "problem".
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    Re: Spin Float Seperators

    [QUOTE=Brian Suchan;1226923]

    I used a refrigerator unit as well. Worked perfectly this past year, I don't know why there would be a longevity issue with them.
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