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    Re: what % of colonies are productive?

    I am near you in NC and our problem is we have an early honey flow, just like Georgia. I run Russians and like them but they can scare you coming out of winter with small clusters (rules them out...
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    Re: uncapping for 100 hives

    Astro;

    I am just south of you and run 200 hives. I have had a Maxant chain uncapper for 15+ years and it works fine. I have 4 large 'totes' that I put a wooden frame in the bottom of (2" high_...
  3. Thread: Sourwood

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    Re: Sourwood

    I have 36 hives at 3000 feet and have made big sourwood crops the last 3 years. Everything looks good right now. I just took off the spring honey which as usual is very dark, mostly poplar. My...
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    honey processing line

    I am setting up a honey processing line and have a couple of questions: We are putting in a Kelley sump and pump and filtering though a Mann Lake sourced filter. At what pressure should I change...
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    Re: Running Singles in the South East

    I am north of you just a bit. I would be very careful of singles, and it would depend on what kind of bees you run. Russians might work as they overwinter and start with a small cluster. I would...
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    Re: Using Ezy loaders from Aust.

    I own a 125 kg model just up the road from you in NC. Mine was north of 15K after shipping from Aus. I don't think you would have any problem lifting two hives. The weak link might be the cable,...
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    Re: Managing swarm season commercially

    Emanuel;

    My bees are really strong this spring and I caught my first swarm Saturday, unfortunately. The honey flow is 2 weeks away so what I am doing is this: When I find swarm cells on my 2...
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    Ethanol problems

    I run a gas powered pump to feed bees. I seem to have continual problems with ethanol causing rust and weird deposits in my gas tank and carburetor. I have tried using high test and various...
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    Re: My bee hive trailer is completed!

    Having had a home made boom and now an Ezy Loader I can tell you the real issue will be having to load on flat land. The Ezy Loader has an auto level feature wherein you hit a button and the boom...
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    Re: My bee hive trailer is completed!

    Looks great! I have an Ezy Loader mounted on my truck that I am thinking about mounting on a trailer so I don't haul it around all the time. Do you think you w94499449ill need outriggers when the...
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    managing carniolians for honey

    I am interested in members thoughts on managing carniolians and Russian bees for honey. I run 2 deeps and seem to leave a lot of honey in the hive bodies. I saw a related post from a member in...
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    Re: Hi fromMozambique

    Hello Hein;

    I worked on a beekeeping development project next door in Malawi for a couple of years recently. My advice is to harvest your honey in daylight and only harvest capped honey. Clean...
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    Re: Priming Queen Cell Cups w/ Royal Jelly

    Just use a drop of water. Get the water warmed up so you don't shock the larvae. I use a small artist's paint brush and dip it in the cap of a water bottle. One cap full of water primes 3 bars of...
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    Dadant free shipping???

    Has anyone heard if Dadant is going to do free shipping this year? I see where Kelley is free Thanksgiving week.
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    Re: Heating a five gallon bucket

    Forget about water and immersion heaters and stoves and pots - messy and dangerous and require close monitoring. Get a broken upright freezer. Order a thermostatic control from Walter T Kelley -...
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    Re: sourwood vs basswood

    Shane, but this guys says his tree in blooming on June 28, and I know the one I see at my driveway in NC is in fruit now at the first of August.
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    sourwood vs basswood

    I have bees in the N.C. mountains and just read the thread about sourwood blooming in the southern NC mnts. I saw sourwood in full bloom 2 weeks ago at 3200 ft in the northern NC mnts and I know my...
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    Re: SHB are out of control

    Take infested frames out and freeze them overnight. Rinse the frames off and put them back in a strong hive. Works like a charm.
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    Turkish beekeeping suppliers

    I am looking for beekeeping supply companies in Turkey, specifically in or near Istanbul. Does anyone have any contacts?
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    Re: DIY Honey Extractor

    If you guys want to see a good set of plans Google 'Bush mechanic' for an excellent extractor. It uses a 55 gal plastic food grade barrel, a threaded rod set in 2 bearings set into wooden cross bars...
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    Re: plastic frames ?

    Go with wood frames and plastic foundation. Wood is sturdier, plastic frames flex, and worse, when separating boxes the plastic frames stick together are are much harder to break apart with a hive...
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    white plastic 1 pound containers

    I am looking for a source of upright one pound white (opaque) honey containers for creamed honey. I just got a shipment of Dadant's 1 pound creamed honey containers and they are o.k. but low and...
  23. Thread: nuc contracts

    by wglord
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    nuc contracts

    I am comtemplating selling nucs and and am curious if anyone has a bill-of-sale/contract they use when selling nucs? I want to sell the nuc 'as is' with no guarantee or follow-up support supplied. ...
  24. Thread: Caulk?

    by wglord
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    Re: Caulk?

    I use the cheapest latex caulk to close up odd holes - no problems
  25. Re: What kind of syrup pump used on a truck mounted feeder tank

    I have been using a Duro Max pump like this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000MX9RQI/sr=8-7/qid=1352323154/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&qid=1352323154&seller=&sr=8-7 I got mine for $199...
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