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  1. Re: High Volume OA Vaporizer for under $70 and it kicks butt! Make your own, it's eas

    Dudley if I only had a couple of hives I would do just like you're doing. But someone who has 30 hives in 3 different yards might want a faster way
  2. Re: Hot Weather and Inspections - How Hot is too Hot?

    I thought 97* was normal. You guys get cooler weather sometimes?
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    Re: OAV and time of day

    I've thought about this also, not sure if it's that important. Say you go out in the middle of the day when a lot of foragers are out, so you miss them. A forager is only going to live 2 weeks. If...
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    Re: OAV with a heat gun

    I wanted to buy the Lega unit but at the time they were out. After doing some research on the web I made my own. It's made all out of copper fittings. It holds enough OAV to do about 8 hives at a...
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    Re: capping spinner

    Nothing about the spinner but I too am glad to see you on here again. Wish you would write another book.
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    Am I getting lazy or smart?

    When I only had a couple of hives and ended up with a laying worker hive I would rob frames from my other hives to save it. Usually that was a detriment to those hives. Now that I have 30+ hives...
  7. Thread: Glycerol

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    Re: Glycerol

    Randy Oliver's article that you mentioned really got me excited also. But after reading several studies done in Europe I don't think it has been proven yet. The studies done in Europe actually found...
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    Poll: Re: average income per hive

    Hiwire $9 per pd? That's pretty good. How much do your bottles/jars cost and labeling? How much do you sell your honey for?
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    Re: Storing supers of drawn comb

    Rusty do you have any problem with mold using Bt
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    Re: Inferior Drones?

    The reason I Started this thread is I had a hive that went queenless and became a drone layer. Last year I wanted to make splits but had to wait until there was enough drones flying. I was thinking...
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    Inferior Drones?

    Are drones from a drone layer inferior than a drone produced from a queen right hive?
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    Re: Help finding a bee outyard

    Sqkcrk what I guess I should have said, to let the landowner know your going to be on his property more often than a few times a year. I have a farmer that asked me to put bees on his property, he...
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    Re: Help finding a bee outyard

    Couple of other things to ask once you find someplace you like. Can you get access to them once a week, do they do controlled burns, and any pesticides used. I usually offer free honey for their...
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    OAV with a heat gun

    Has anyone made their own using a heat gun? Just looking for something faster without spending in the thousands. I currently use 3 vaporizers at a time but its still time consuming if you have very...
  15. Thread: Trivia Night

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    Re: Trivia Night

    How many times is the word honey mentioned in the Bible?
    A. 23
    B. 37
    C. 61
    D. 78

    answer C. 61 reference is NIV bible
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    Re: storing G1S 12"x1" boards

    I've used cracked cypress boards before. What I do, where they are split I pull them apart, glue and clamp together. I use titebond III.
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    Re: Sideliner feeder question

    Yes I use bleach now and yes that does help some. But still after 3 or 4 weeks I start getting that black algae in my jars. I make the syrup fresh every week. If the algae doesn't bother the bees...
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    Sideliner feeder question

    I use migratory covers with hole in the top and use half gallon glass bottles to feed sugar syrup. After about 3-4 weeks I start getting a lot of algae in the jars. You people with out yards that are...
  19. Thread: Woods burn off

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    Re: Woods burn off

    He has a whole crew of neighbors that all get together. I'm going to be the new guy on the crew this year. He has been doing this for many years. In Georgia you have to have a burn permit from the...
  20. Thread: Woods burn off

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    Re: Woods burn off

    Really not sure why they do it. I think it's a controlled burn so it doesn't end up burning down all the trees by never letting too much accumulate on the ground. I think this farmer also likes the...
  21. Thread: Woods burn off

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    Re: Woods burn off

    Sorry everyone that I haven't replied sooner. I've decided to move my hives. It is planted pine, this is my first year at this location, I found out after I moved them there that he burns off about...
  22. Thread: Woods burn off

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    Woods burn off

    Was informed today by land owner that he is going to burn the undergrowth off this year. He said he would harrow around my hives for me. This yard is situated on the edge of a power lines right of...
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    Re: Bottled Royal Jelly and Honey

    ORDY28 you were right about the AG expo.
    sqkcrk the honey did not look cloudy it was about a medium amber. He probably had 20 jars of it he was selling. That's over 40oz of Royal Jelly
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    Bottled Royal Jelly and Honey

    I was at an Ag Expo on Tuesday and was looking at a vendors honey. He had a 16oz bottled Royal Jelly and Honey. He said there was 13% Royal Jelly and he was selling it for $20. That's over 2oz of...
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    Re: BT and Queen hatching

    Thanks for the help everyone. I guess BT doesn't bother Bees at all then?
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