Are you sure?
Type: Posts; User: HarryVanderpool
Are you sure?
Anyone pushing a ban on a chemical should have an ACCEPTABLE, PROVEN SUBSTITUTION to suggest, to even have a voice at the table, in my opinion.
And "nothing" does not qualify.
I have not actually compared the PH but I am quite sure that Coke a cola, or a bite out of an orange or lemon is WAY MORE acetic than 3.4% oxalic / syrup solution.
That is one of the things that I...
Mike, I'm glad to give you my answer to your question, but remember that beekeeping is local so the Oregon dates that give you may be of no value in Ohio.
Here in the Willamette Valley we aim to...
Randy will be talking about Oxalic acid at the Oregon State Beekeepers Association Fall Conference 2015.
personally, I totally agree with Randy's points.
We have been doing a "fall cleanup" dribble...
Seems like most of us out yonder have 4:88 final drive.
My new rig will as well.
I'm wondering about folks around the country; What ratio do you run and why?
Out here, we do a lot of...
Several years ago, I decided that I would take a couple of pallets of bees, place them behind my barn and then feed them nothing but peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.
I mentioned this at several...
How close does an F-350 come to 19,500 lbs? :scratch:
Can't argue about the ride however! ;)
The new truck will be outfitted EXACTLY as the one pictured in the snow, minus the boom.
It will have a 16' Intercontenental Truck Body aluminum bed.
Same boxes. hitch, options, (all) etc....
It looked QUITE challanging to my 5 year old grandson.
At this point in the year, the answer is always YES.
Testing throughout the year is important and gives good information about keeping ahead of things before they get out of control.
But in the...
Four wheel drive is a must.
This picture is the morning after I returned home after spending a couple of weeks in...
Oh, nobody in particular:
Your truck loaded with 96 hives IS NOT under 16000 lbs unless your hives are NOT hives , but rather BOXES!
Almond growers do not rent "boxes" for $180.00.
I am growing weary of this thread as it...
If you don't have a DOT# in WA you can load any amount on your truck? Really?
If I were you, I would load 408 hives on your F-350 and save the trucking expense.
Seriously, here's the problem:...
I don't think so.
How much does your truck weigh empty?
What is the GVWR?
How much does your truck weigh with 96 hives smashing it into the ground?
Maybe a misprint? Did you mean to say F-550?...
Yes. What JRG13 said!
Count your blessings; you have a strong hive.
Get your mites under control, keep the nutritional level high, and you are in good shape.
I would weigh the machine and pay no more than what the scrap metal, recycling center will pay you, minus your fuel and time to take it there.
Then I would turn my attention to buying the highest...
Every year I try to overwinter as many single story, 5 frame nucs as possible.
By the time the honey flow begins, you CANNOT tell the difference in strength between them and the monster overwintered...
The O.S.B.A. Fall Conference will be held on November 6, 7 &8 at the Oregon Garden Resort, in Silverton, Oregon.
This year's theme is "Products of the Hive", with a heavy emphasis on honey.
The switch on the motor allows you to clean the slide without the flail running.
Sometimes a bit of wax or dried honey will cause the slide to bind where it goes through the bushings.
You can turn...
If you are dead set on folding up the hives for winter, here is my suggestion:
Roll a wheelbarrow across the yard from the hives.
Dump two buckets of soapy water in the wheelbarrow.
Take one box...
Call the Small Business Administration.
Ask them if them if there is a S.C.O.R.E. chapter in your area. (Senior Corp of Retired Executives)
If so, they will have you fill out a questionnaire that...
Ben, You're going to love it!
It takes a little practice and familiarity for the new operator, but soon you will be FLYING through the frames.
First, check out how freely the carriage moves up...