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    Re: 6.7 psd Scorpion

    2011 F350 118,000 miles-one bad sensor, 2012 65,000 miles no problems. Both always have trailers with 7-12000 lbs weight. Love that motor, quiet-strong- good milage. 1999 7.3 348,000 miles. Still...
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    Re: Should I give up or try again?

    Perhaps 10 years ago they were, we currently have 50 hives headed by BeeWeaver Queens and couldnt be happier, low varroa count about 1%, and no aggression issues at all. I have Carnies and Italians...
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    Re: Thymol & mites

    <I tend to think the real "sweet spot" for Hopguard usage is in the spring in a nuc of 4 comb size once a new queen is up and running after a brood break. Much less chance of queen issues with it.>
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    Re: Winter Prep

    Michael, could you expand on the relationship between cluster size and the correct amount of stores in your area?
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    Re: Bee Vacuum Please

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    This system works great.
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    Re: Flir one

    No it is designed to work the 5 and 5s
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    Re: Flir one

    Based on the info provided in the Q&A section of their website I would say they don't have plans to adapt to the iphone6. I called Flir and while they wouldn't say for sure that the device would work...
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    Flir one

    Has anyone used the new Flir One infrared camera for IPhone yet? I was wondering if it can "see" the cluster through the hive body wall. Seems like a good way to check cluster size and location...
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    Re: Strange honey

    I stand corrected : )
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    Re: Strange honey

    The op never said it was 25% moisture content. Looks like just crystallized honey to me, especially since it's been setting for quite awhile. Either tell the customers that it is crystallized or...
  11. Re: Have skunks- can't use imidacloprid a neonicotinoid

    They especially like honey bees, so get rid of the skunk :scratch:
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    Re: Robbing results or pesticide kill?

    How did they get into the oil pan? If you are talking about a shb oil tray under a screen BB, they shouldn't be able get there. The oil will drown them.
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    Re: RoboVac Air Sealing

    >Do I just need to use a stronger vac? <
    Yep, the 6.5 hp vac is the ticket.
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    Re: Two way pallets

    Could you post some pictures of your set up, especially the pallets?

    Thanks Jim
  15. Re: Is the last week of June too early to start nucs in NE Ohio?

    We just made up 20 nucs with 2 frames of brood, one honey and pollen, and one empty yesterday. Gave them mated queens today. Plan to do at least one more round of them maybe 2 if we get rain to keep...
  16. Re: What price to charge for strong beehives I have to sell?

    Noticed the OP started this thread early Sunday and hasn't been back since.:D
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    Re: VP Queen Bees....

    Anyone know of any breeders in the northern states with VP stock for sale? Been looking but not having much luck.
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    Re: When is it OK to Peek?

    Remember that swarms are comb building fools, I would look now to make sure they are building properly and not cross combed. Much easier to fix early rather than late.
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    Re: Beeweaver queens in the north

    Lol OldIron must have run out of popcorn, and decided to go off topic and stir the pot with the afb , we where talking about BeeWeaver queens not pure Afb. Trust me there are plenty of other strains...
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    Re: Beeweaver queens in the north

    They ship June 2nd, should arrive the third. I'll have some queenless nucs waiting for them.
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    Re: Beeweaver queens in the north

    Thanks to everyone who offered imput on this thread. We are going forward with a 20 queen evaluation, if it goes very well or very bad I'll post it.

    Jim
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    Re: Beeweaver queens in the north

    A couple of questions if that's ok. You say you gave her about 6 weeks, did you requeen a hive with her or was it a package or nuc?

    Also you say that " all other b weaver queens from last year are...
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    Re: Beeweaver queens in the north

    Any thoughts on why they didn't make it through the winter?
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    Re: Beeweaver queens in the north

    An important point would be their overwintering ability. My interest comes from looking for bees that may be able to survive varroa without chemical treatment, while I see various VSH lines being...
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    Re: ? for those with a horizontal lang

    I've found that the bees don't seem to consider the other side of the follower away from the brood nest part of their hive. A 7/8" hole in the follower will allow any strays a way back into the hive,...
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