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    Re: laying workers, combine or shake out?

    I have combined in the past by putting a sheet of news paper over the top of a strong hive I wish to combine them with and then put a queen excluder over the news paper and put the laying worker...
  2. Thread: Extractor

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    Re: Extractor

    Make sure you look at the Maxant extractor, very heavy duty equipment.
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    Re: Open feeding station methods

    I know some people that use these with success, i have not used them so I can not speak from experience.

    http://t.tractorsupply.com/en/store/farm-tuff-top-fill-poultry-waterer-5-gal
  4. Re: I am in search of some bee bee tree seeds

    I am looking for seedlings, but seeds will work also.
  5. Re: how to shrink a newspaper combine down to 2 again?

    I would do an even split with half of the resources in one hive and half in the other hive, then introduce a new queen to the new have after they have been queenless for 24 hours. I did this with...
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    Nectar question

    Do bees make honey from okra, i have someone who wants a hive on an acre of okra, just wondering if there will be any honey from it.
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    Re: Hardin Extractor

    My maxant 3100H-2 cost me $330 shipped to the door, I built a stand for it, I had used a friends extractor that had legs on it, it was not a Maxant. I didnt want to spend the money on the legs and...
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    Re: Hardin Extractor

    I have and highly recomend the Maxant 3100H-2, it is a very well made two frame hand operated extractor that is easily upgraded as you grow. I purchased mine last year when I had two hives that were...
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    Re: Home made Vaporizer design;

    I did use a CNC to make the pan, I used two autolite 1104 glow plugs, i am not sure what temp it reaches, but it takes about 2 1/2 minutes to vaporize two grams of OA. I made a couple and sold them...
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    Re: Home made Vaporizer design;

    Here is the one I made
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    Strange colored bee

    I saw a strange colored be go into one of the hives this morning, i took the hive apart until I found it so I could take pictures to share. Not very often you see something like this.
    I have also...
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    Re: Differee in bees

    i finally got into the swarm hive today to see how things were going, below Is a picture of the swarm prior to me capturing it and some pictures of a frame from the inspection. There were four frames...
  13. Re: Maxant 3100-H (hand crank model)... Should I order?

    I own the Maxant 3100 hand cranck model, I like it and used it last year to extract 25 gallons of honey, I plan to purchase the motor kit for it this year. If you can spare the funds go ahead and...
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    Differee in bees

    I caught a swarm yesterday, today I was looking at them and noticed they were a lot diarker in color compared to my other hives. The first pic is the swarm pic, the seond is one of my Italian hives....
  15. Thread: Trapout help

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    Re: Trapout help

    93 views and only one response. No one has any suggestions.
  16. Thread: Trapout help

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    Re: Trapout help

    Not going to be as easy as I thought, the 1st pic below is where the mostof the bees are coming and going, the second pick is the hole above, a lot of this siding is rotten. The is a second hive of...
  17. Thread: Trapout help

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    Trapout help

    I have a friend that has asked me to trap out some bees from his mothers house. The hard part is he does not want me to remove any of the siding. So here are my plans and need any other options you...
  18. Thread: Swarm capture

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    Re: Swarm capture

    No, i went to where they were and put them into my box. I have since moved them to a 10 frame deep and put a queen excluder under them hopefully they will stay. Rain drops on the lense in the...
  19. Thread: Swarm capture

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    Swarm capture

    I was fortunate enough to catch a swarm this morning, it is raining here and is 55 degrees, i have them in a Coats 5 frame box, my question is how long can I keep them in this box prior to opening...
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    Re: Queenless need help

    I was able to get three queens from the supplier I purchased my packages from, I plan to install one in the new package that is queenless, wait a day or two and see if there are any changes in the...
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    Re: Queenless need help

    One of the overwintered hives has one swarm cell, the other had a couple that got damaged when I seperated the deeps. Thats it.
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    Queenless need help

    My first year was easy, this year has turned into something else. I have two hives that overwintered, and I started a nuc from one of them. I ordered two packages and installed them on the 12th of...
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    Re: Swarm cell questions

    There were only two that I saw intact, I think I may have destroyed a couple when I opened the hive. This hive was very crowded and had stores in the brood chamber.
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    Swarm cell questions

    I installed two packages today, I already have two hives that survived the winter, I decided to take a couple of frames of brood from each hive to get the packages started. I removed three frames...
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    Re: Advantech, again

    Advantec has a limited lifetime warranty when used in residential construction. I started building my house in Feb, I had a hald sheet that laid outside on the ground until I finished construction...
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