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    Re: GMC Duramax Diesel Engines

    Working and keeping very busy.

    I was at work yesterday for a local PD and one of the guys there for a ball game has the same truck / engine with 124,000 miles and said he just notice "a fuel leak...
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    Re: GMC Duramax Diesel Engines

    1) Let people know about the Duramax injector issue and 2) GM's outstanding backing of their products and treatment of their customers......
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    GMC Duramax Diesel Engines

    This post has (2) purposes. I want to let anyone know who has a GMC / Chevy 6.6L Duramax Diesel engine that there is a Service Notice (attached at bottom concerning injector failures. If you have a...
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    wait till tomorrow when they are flying and...

    wait till tomorrow when they are flying and active. Not too late in the morning, but as soon as they are flying and active.
    If you try and do it while it is dark, they will crawl and find all kinds...
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    Ok, let’s take a look at the situation: ...

    Ok, let’s take a look at the situation:

    April 26th to today is – about 13 days. If they used a 3 day old larva, that would give you a queen that is about 2 or 3 days old. Not likely that she...
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    Whether you buy a queen or rear your own is your...

    Whether you buy a queen or rear your own is your option and choice based on your objectives and resources.

    Buying a queen does not guarantee success nor does rearing your own guarantee failure.
    ...
  7. It's all in the math: Workers: Eggs - 3 days...

    It's all in the math:
    Workers: Eggs - 3 days Larva - 6 days, then sealling
    Queens: Egss - 3 days, Larva - 5 days, then sealling
    Drones: Eggs - 3 days, larva - 7 days, then sealling

    If the bear...
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    Why use a bear fence and motion light and all of...

    Why use a bear fence and motion light and all of the other bells and whistles if a Gritter Getter works so well?

    What happens when the Gritter Getter goes off and you’re not there to get off...
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    The easy answer is NO. Trying to build a "bear...

    The easy answer is NO.

    Trying to build a "bear proof" barrier that will work simply by "integrity" that will withstand the forces exerted on it by a bear, requires very heavy duty design features...
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    Baiting Fences vs. Gritter Getters

    I can tell you from personal experience that baiting a fence does not make the yard more attractive. The smell of the hive, is what draws a bear into to it. If I can smell the golden rod curing from...
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    In NYS you can kill the bear that has damaged...

    In NYS you can kill the bear that has damaged your hives, if you have a for profit operation only!!! As a hobby beekeeper you are out of luck.

    You can also only kill the bear that has damaged your...
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    The timely should work out. They should emerge on...

    The timely should work out. They should emerge on the first, then up to 10 days to mature sexually and physically to fly. Then another 10 days or so where she can mate.
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    The real issue is what will the drone population...

    The real issue is what will the drone population in the area be like when she is ready to mate.

    If this falls sometime in the second or third week of May, you should be ok.
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    Baiting a fence does not fall under the...

    Baiting a fence does not fall under the regulations for "Baiting" in reference to taking of bears or other game.

    When baiting a fence your intention is NOT to attract the bear, it is in fact to...
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    Make sure you bait the fence. A bear is as likely...

    Make sure you bait the fence. A bear is as likely to walk through the fence as not.
    Baiting get him to stop for the treat and get schooled as to the ways of shock therapy.

    There is a group that...
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    Looks like they did a nice job on the granular...

    Looks like they did a nice job on the granular sugar.
    Looks like the sugar caked up from the hive's moisture.
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    A bear fence does not have to be build to...

    A bear fence does not have to be build to physically keep the bear out. Trying to build the fence to be bear proof is almost impossible and very costly.

    To keep bears out of your bees, a simple...
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    When did you notice the queen cells? As you were...

    When did you notice the queen cells? As you were rebuilding the hive or during an inspection a few days later?

    If the queen was killed by the bear, and they had eggs / larva, they will try and...
  19. What are you irradiating/sterilizing for?

    What are you irradiating/sterilizing for?
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    Sticky: A picture from my part time job. I am on the...

    A picture from my part time job. I am on the left.
    http://www.mountaincampfarm.com/wst_page4.php?ID2=JlnW6d&RowIdx=&idx=22&file=images/Picture_153.jpg

    My youngest helper:
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    In your method, do you seal off the top...

    In your method, do you seal off the top completely?
    No, I make no effort to completely close down all upper ventilation. I also do not make any effort to increase or provide upper ventilation...
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    The weather this time of year can cause colonies...

    The weather this time of year can cause colonies that are expanding to have some chilled brood after a deep cold.

    The weather a few days ago may very well have chilled some of the brood.
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    My winter temps and loses do not lend themselves...

    My winter temps and loses do not lend themselves to the added work and expense of indoor wintering, but I have read some on the subject.
    Thank you for your info.
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    I think that this is a location issue. I have...

    I think that this is a location issue.
    I have some hives that are painted dark and other painted white. My hives also all sit in full sun during the summer and winter.
    I wrap all of my hives for...
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    Ian, I have read a number of articles / manuals...

    Ian, I have read a number of articles / manuals on indoor wintering. I have read it a few times that one of the issues is the timing of taking the colonies out. They talk of "shocking" them from the...
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