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    Re: Can you do the math?

    I didn't see you accout for cell wall thickness, perhaps I missed it?
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    Maxant 7000 continous wax seperator

    I have seen Maxants version of the spin float discussed here occationally, but never by someone who has actually purchased one and used one. I have a line on a one of these spinners, but its quite a...
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    Re: Gas powered super cart

    I built it, taking some cues from the rogers cart above.
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    Re: Gas powered super cart

    Here is my cart, 5hp honda would be perfect.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XsBGOrpEQXg
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    Re: Gas powered super cart

    I have thought long and hard about converting to electric, but havent taken the time to mess around with it. I think eventually I will run it on Batteries.
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    Re: Gas powered super cart

    I priced out a "rogers" cart, then built my own. It is very similar mechanically, but has a few optiins that make it worth the fabrication time. Jodietoadie is not far off on materials costs, if I...
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    Re: Maxant extractor issues yet again

    Sounds to me you are missing a key (square metal bar) from the keyway in the shaft. This bar would link the shaft to the basket eliminating slippage. I dont have a maxxant extractor so im not...
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    Re: Belief in Beekeeping

    I like your style Sqkcrk! "Beer, not just for breakfast anymore!" - funny t-shirt.
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    Re: Belief in Beekeeping

    It is quite a different looking brood colour, but after scanning the shadows, the greenery,the hive box, and the holes in the wax in the corners of the frame, I believe that is the same frame on the...
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    Re: Belief in Beekeeping

    +1
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    Re: Belief in Beekeeping

    >At one time, many people believed that man was never destined to fly. The Wright brothers were not among them. The Wright brothers would never have tried if they did not believe it was possible....
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    Re: Belief in Beekeeping

    Michael, I agree with your belief that mite tolarant treatment free bees are possible. I believe that they exist. And as people like you select from the successful survivors, we are impacting the...
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    Re: Ratchet Strap Lengths

    We stock up on the 2" 27' at costco canada. Best price ive found. $27/2 straps.
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    Re: BIP 2015 Survey - OA = 70% Survival, TF = 52% Survival

    :scratch:

    Reminds me of this simpsons episode.....
    - Homer: You see, Lisa, your mother has this crazy idea that gambling is wrong, Even though they say it's okay in the Bible.. Lisa: It does? ...
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    Re: BIP 2015 survey - Mite Control results in better over-winter survival

    Tf= typically fail.
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    Re: Have You Smelled It Yet?

    Does golden rod smell like Bee Go? We have had a mystery odour that comes and goes around our home yard, and we are always trying to figure out how BeeGo could have got spilled.
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    Re: Honey Calculator

    Seems close to my results. I Extracted 280 boxes for a 12000 lbs result, but many were not full. Similar.
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    Re: odor in honey

    I would not feed anyone else's honey to my bees, even if it smelled ok.
  19. Alfalfa nectar temperature and tolerance to frost.

    We received a light frost last night. 31F or -1C for 2 hours last night. The grass was white in the morning.

    My questions are: How much frost can the fall flowers take and still produce...
  20. Re: Make 15 year old help with sideline business?

    Matt903 I can identify with you 100%. I have boys, 16, 14.5, and 12. I have been working very hard to grow our operation towards commercial. My boys and I have gone through alot of stages in our...
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    Re: When to stop supering?

    Awesome!
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    Re: Centripetal force in extractors.

    Astro, thanks for running the numbers. I suspect the difference is rounding. Its interesting that the difference between the 2 suggested rpms from cowen is a difference of around 7 g's as well. ...
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    Centripetal force in extractors.

    I friend of mine sparked a question about how fast extractors should be spinning. He just purchased a new cowen 120 frame this year. Cowen told him his machine should turn at 260-280 rpm.

    I...
  24. Re: Putting a Queen into a hive with queen cells in it

    If you make a colony queenless for 24-48 hours they will begin emergency cells. I have had great success introducing a queen into this situation. Who tears down the cells, im not sure, but my...
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    Re: Queen cell dying

    Are you sure your dates are correct?
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