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    Re: Microbes in Nutrition

    I remember being told that corn pollen is high in 24 methylene cholesterol. They remarked that it was all that corn pollen was good for.
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    Re: How long to run radial extractor

    I am placing them the right way- top bar to the outside. Maybe I need to keep them warmer (100F). My extractor (Maxant) can run 6 frames radially or 3 tangentially so that is how I can try the two...
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    How long to run radial extractor

    Mine seems to take a long time to get most of the honey. When I run frames tangentially after the radial for 15 min. I get a surprising amount of honey out. The supers are stored at 90 before...
  4. Thread: Cloake Board ?

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    Re: Cloake Board ?

    I put a slice of queen excluder over the upper entrance to keep virgins out.
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    Re: Honey from Tree of Heaven

    I believe it is the tree used for silk production. They have removed much of the salt cedar here but it is quickly being replaced by this tree. No one has made any honey from it or noticed pine...
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    Honey from Tree of Heaven

    My honey has taken on a strong smell/ aftertaste similar to pine. The honey room smelled almost skunky this morning. I'm suspecting the Tree of Heaven as this is just finishing flowering. I read...
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    Yeah I'm looking to use it for hand trucking...

    Yeah I'm looking to use it for hand trucking stacks of supers in and out of honey house not for moving the bees themselves. Which do you guys use in Canada?
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    Eagle lift gate vs. Tommy gate

    I'm choosing which to get. Both are similar in price. Does anyone have anything they like/ don't like about the two gates?
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    Eagle lift vs. tommy gate??

    I'm trying to decide which lift gate to get. They are pretty close in price. Does anyone have any preferences or things they like/ dislike about either of these? Thanks...
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    I've run a "castle" which was a deep divided into...

    I've run a "castle" which was a deep divided into four chambers (two frames each) with removable mason board dividers and an entrance on each of the four sides. I pull two of the dividers to make...
  11. Thread: Incubator

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    Incubator

    I'm building an incubator and want to know how much of an opening I should have for air exchange. I need to keep the temp up and the humidity so I wouldn't think much of a space but they do need...
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    I would like the longer write off as my profits...

    I would like the longer write off as my profits were not large this year. Is 5 years the depreciation fro bee equipment? Am I correct in understanding that I need to do either C or F but not both? ...
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    Can't it also be deducted out over five years? ...

    Can't it also be deducted out over five years? Also, when talking to someone they said that I need to file a schedule F and C. I thought everything would be on the schedule F??
  14. Thread: Queen Castle

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    I built several of these taking the time and $ to...

    I built several of these taking the time and $ to build the slats on the bottom and they were propolized right away like winevines were leaving me with solid BBs. This year I'm incorporating...
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    I thought about using a nail gun but always read...

    I thought about using a nail gun but always read about people using staples. Are you using a pneumatic nail gun? What length of nails?
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    1/4" vs. 1/2|" crown staples for boxes

    I'm looking to start using my pneumatic setup to assembling my boxes. Doing a search I noticed some using 1/4" crown for their boxes which I have for assembling frames. I was thinking of getting a...
  17. I used the Sun. II last year. I didn't let them...

    I used the Sun. II last year. I didn't let them start using a top entrance first and would do this in the future. Instead I put on the trap and then closed the bottom entrance in the night. The...
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    I've wondered about that as well. My mother in...

    I've wondered about that as well. My mother in law does research on plastic exposure on humans and finds it has a big effect especially on male's prostrates. Apparently the leachates (sp.?) from...
  19. Thread: BLM/Forestry

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    I encountered the same thing with the FS. My...

    I encountered the same thing with the FS. My question was how could they allow grazing by cows but not bees. The cows are not native species and they occupy space on the landscape. Somehow that...
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    Waxed vs. unwaxed plastic foundation

    I'm ordering supplies for the year and want to know if others have used unwaxed plastic foundation. These will be the plastic sheets in a wooden frame. I've only used the waxed ones but see unwaxed...
  21. Thread: Maxant extractor

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    I'm looking at that extractor but can't add up...

    I'm looking at that extractor but can't add up the slots to get nine frames. I see it is divided into thirds with what looks like a holder to keep a frame against each side of the divider. Does the...
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    I made my cut comb with the cut comb size frames...

    I made my cut comb with the cut comb size frames and the "cookie cutter" to cut out sections. This worked well for me. I friend tried the bee-pacs and didn't like them.
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    Very cool photos! My father-in-law's dad had...

    Very cool photos! My father-in-law's dad had bees on his farm in Kansas. He always remembered him only having his tobacco pipe when he worked the bees- no other smoker or veil. But he would always...
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    The packages will be from Olivarez bees in CA. ...

    The packages will be from Olivarez bees in CA. Anyone gotten their packages in the past?
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    3lbs. vs. 4 lbs. packages

    What have people's experiences been between the two? I will be putting these into a hive with 1-2 drawn frames and the rest in foundation. Thanks
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