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    Re: speed controller for a 1/2 hp Dayton ???

    I don't know if you are looking for an original replacement or a generic.
    I have ordered several things from;
    SURPLUS CENTER
    1-800-488-3407
    surpluscenter.com
    They also have a catalog....
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    Re: Time to start thinking about winter.

    My plan for this winter;
    -last month I treated with oav three times, 5 days apart.
    -will finish extracting honey first or second week in August. In past years, I extracted during the last week...
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    Re: SHB populations low this year?

    We extracted 8 frames of honey yesterday. So far this year, I have not even seen one shb.
    Charlie
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    Re: Honey extractor?

    A truck just delivered our new extractor from Mann Lake. It holds 9 full frames or 18 mediums. Yes, the electric is a little expensive- but well worth it. We have used an older 4 frame hand crank...
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    Re: Sugar Water Spray?

    I sometimes use a sugar spray for minor inspections. Never in cold weather. If I need to do a deep inspection, smoke is the best tool.
    Actually, smoke is allows the best tool.
    Charlie
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    Re: Timing for Summer Splits

    I live north of Columbia, Missouri - the flow here is still going on. Not sure what flowers the bees are working ; I have lots of white clover in full bloom as well as yellow and white sweet...
  7. Thread: I need advice

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    Re: I need advice

    You installed a vsh queen- I assume she was painted. Do you still see her?
    Charlie
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    Re: Extraction equipment question

    We use a stainless steel kitchen strainer from Walmart. It is about the same hole size as window screen. Works great on 5 gallon bucket.
    Charlie
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    Re: Honey extractor?

    Ask at your bee club. Someone will have one that you can use.
    Charlie
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    Re: Do I need a jig?

    I have a piece of 1/2 inch plywood cut to just fit inside a box (super or hive body). They always get glued and nailed square.
    Charlie
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    Re: Checking hives without gloves?

    I wear the nitrile gloves. "Nitrile gloves get HOT" -but their cool
    Charlie
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    Re: Lets talk Burlap

    I agree with Bees in Miami..
    cut cardboard boxes into 3 inch strips; then roll into a cylinder just the size to fit into your smoker. Burns a long time. I put a piece of frame wire around the...
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    Re: fumigating supers

    Dry Ice works in the bottom of a 5 gallon bucket of food grains - for long term storage.
    Charlie
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    Re: why are the building comb like this?

    Springrain- This is what makes beekeeping so much fun! If you are using 10 frame boxes, do you have 10 frames in them and pushed tightly together: leaving any extra room on each side?
    - Or 8...
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    Re: West-Central Missouri White Clover

    I also have more white clover than I have had in years, but I do not see many bees on it. My 14 hives are just 50 feet from a pasture of white clover. I also have lots of yellow sweet clover, but...
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    Re: How to REMOVE the hood?

    I love my vented bee suit from Mann Lake - but the three zippers drive me crazy! I finally added longer "pulls" - so now I can manage them.
    Charlie
  17. Thread: Nuc Start

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    Re: Nuc Start

    Wolfer - I have had the same experience as you. I thought that the problem was me doing something wrong.
    Charlie
  18. Thread: Bees and rain?

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    Re: Bees and rain?

    Not enough to worry about.
    Charlie
  19. Thread: small bees

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    Re: small bees

    I like a queen that lays well and has lots of baby bees.
    Charlie
  20. Re: Start OH on foundation or with established comb/brood?

    I usually transfer a frame of brood and bees , with or without a queen into my ob, hive. I also will have one or more frames in the ob. hive that are foundationless. It is very educational to have...
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    Re: Old Electric Knife overheating

    That light bulb socket trick that Radar (#2) mentioned is a very neat trick for reducing electrical power. I have used it many times during my 35 years as an electrician. Great for testing without...
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    Re: Queen right hive going nowhere

    treat her like a purchased Queen. I use marshmallow.
    Charlie
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    Re: The Great Dandelion Conspiracy?

    My yard is always full of dandelions. For the past four years I have been watching them to see when the bees gather nectar or pollen. I hardly ever find a bee on the dandelions - until this year...
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    Re: DIY Smoker Rolls (Australia)

    Yep. That is the way I do it. Except that I use cardboard. Mann Lake keeps sending me all those big cardboard boxes when I order things. Charlie
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    Re: Just lost two thirds.

    Most of the bees that have died in this area (that I know about) died from starvation. Last fall was a tough time for bees and they went into winter very light on honey. Then If they made it...
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