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    other (vegetable) waxes

    Has anyone any experience with other non-toxic, non-petroleum based waxes (besides beeswax) in preserving woodenware?
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    Corner = "fold-over" (the corner transition from...

    Corner = "fold-over" (the corner transition from ramp to bed). If the angle is too much the vehicle could bottom-out on the edge. I imagine the swinger/hummerbee (& 4x4 vehicles) with their larger...
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    Any kind of ramp would be sufficient? I was...

    Any kind of ramp would be sufficient? I was concerned about the width-spacing of track ramps, incline and "fold-over" (the corner transition from ramp to bed).
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    Are the hives singles, doubles?

    Are the hives singles, doubles?
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    loading swinger on flatbed trailer

    I've got one contribution and one question for this thread.

    Gooseneck hitch taking up truck bed: The best (but probably MOST expensive) solution I've found for this is the Pull-Rite SuperRails...
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    Thanks peggjam, I think the dimensions you...

    Thanks peggjam,

    I think the dimensions you gave me will be good for my estimations (I will err on the side of excess trailer, of course).

    Stacking was part of my question ~ with DDs two pallets...
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    What size trailer for 8 pallets

    Greetings all,

    I'm trying to determine how much trailer I'll require for (one-time) transport of 8 4-way clip pallets of double deeps (4 DD hives/pallet).
    What are the dimensions of a pallet...
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    I'm seeing more and more YJs too! I've got 10...

    I'm seeing more and more YJs too!

    I've got 10 hives, 5 to a bench, on a deck above some wetlands. The yellowjackets are aggressively performing "vulture duty" on any dead bees and any crawlers...
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    giving this one the 3-yr old bump ;) I've same...

    giving this one the 3-yr old bump ;)

    I've same question as I believe we have Heracleum lanatum (cow's parsnip) growing all over here (been in bloom for last few weeks).
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    Mine is "9/18" (I can load 18 of my med super...

    Mine is "9/18" (I can load 18 of my med super frames). I'll have to look for the actual model number on it (if there is one, lol). It's been working great so far... getting more of a work out than...
  11. Jasmine is coming on strong now too, add to that...

    Jasmine is coming on strong now too, add to that butterfly bush, Mimosa (silk tree), and loads of dandelions in reserve to all that purple loosestrife and it's a veritable nectar feast atm here.
  12. after the blackberry.... my flow accelerated, ...

    after the blackberry.... my flow accelerated, purple loosestrife being the main nectar flow now, though there are just loads of flowering plants here in the wetlands, etc.,. (hoping it keeps up as...
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    Bingo - I've been searching for confirmation on...

    Bingo - I've been searching for confirmation on what I've been collecting recently (see here and here). It transitioned from the gray (blackberry) to the Purple Loosestrife, as you described. Very...
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    Mine are working it...

    Mine are working it (see upper right, best I could capture as the tree is 30+ feet high)
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    Thanks kindly for the replies. :) Very clean,...

    Thanks kindly for the replies. :)

    Very clean, 100% functional upon inspection. I decided to pick this one up. $800 for a barely used model was deemed acceptable. My first supers of the season...
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    saf natura extractors

    Does anyone have any experience with these extractors?
    I have a line on a 9/18 stainless, motorized radial model but am not finding many reports of hands-on experience. www.safnatura.com
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    the battle for the government teat... always...

    the battle for the government teat... always entertaining.
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    I can report good success in my (limited)...

    I can report good success in my (limited) experience with this method also. I've always moved 2 frames of brood from center up when adding an additional brood chamber. I keep them adjacent in the...
  19. law of unintended consequences

    My opinion is that, even if a bee-feed was developed that reportedly improved production in every empirically measurable manner - I'd still opt for 100% natural whenever possible. Thankfully,...
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    True that Church. No harm at all in learning all...

    True that Church. No harm at all in learning all one can regarding most any relevant topic. No need to justify the discussion as those who are uninterested can simply move on as opposed to shutting...
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    collect surplus pollen

    The safest, probably best, and most obvious solution would be to collect surplus pollen from your hives during the flow, store in such a manner as to ensure maximum freshness/efficacy (e.g....
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    foundation

    Raki eh? I haven't had of that since Istanbul (now I'm feeling nostalgic). Do you mix it with water there? (sorry, I digress)

    Well, if the original frames have good brood, egg, etc., it should...
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    Greece eh? I imagine those bees feel right at...

    Greece eh? I imagine those bees feel right at home with that climate!

    Five weeks is a long time for such little newly drawn comb. How do the existing frames look? (good brood pattern, eggs,...
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    essential oils

    Here's one possibility I'd personally like to know more about:
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    Blackberry 97124

    Blackberry 97124
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