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    Re: speed controller for a 1/2 hp Dayton ???

    Thank you!! will do Monday first thing. I had planned on calling Dadant. It's good to get the right guy& # early.

    Which extractor do you have? & what can you tell me about wiring it?
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    Re: safe procedure for shaking out 2 hives

    Thanks Dave.
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    safe procedure for shaking out 2 hives

    I have 2 hives that are queenless. I see 10 -20 open larvae in each of last three inspections. I have come to think that shaking out these two is better than any thing I can think of. I put a frame...
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    Re: speed controller for a 1/2 hp Dayton ???

    The motor that came with it was not factory original, but a VERY small & modified unit. the controller on it will not work w/my new Dayton (from Dadant).

    Roland, when you say "ours" do you mean...
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    Re: speed controller for a 1/2 hp Dayton ???

    links to sites w/costs appreciated.
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    Re: speed controller for a 1/2 hp Dayton ???

    It is a dc

    I bought it from Dadant. They said that it was the same motor that has always been used for the 33 frame extractor.
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    speed controller for a 1/2 hp Dayton ???

    Anyone know what controller will work w/ the original Dayton 1/2hp DC motor for a Dadant 33 frame extractor?
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    Encap Honeybee pollinator flower mix

    Anyone know if this product is legit? AST Advanced Soil Technology SWT Seed Watering Technology
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    Re: Motor size for a Dadant 33 frame?

    I think the machine is fairly new. It seems to run pretty fast. I wouldn't know how to "clock" the rpm's. I am certain that the original motor was replaced. The honey is a bit crystalized. Not happy...
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    Re: Essentail oils

    Thanks Michael. that was it.
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    Re: How big a problem are mice in the winter?

    I chased (tried to kill) 3 mice out of a deadout yesterday. All 3 went into live hive next to it..DOH! :-( GOING W/TOP ENTRANCES THIS SEASON.
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    Re: Essentail oils

    Michael, I have read posts by you concerning e.o's I don't see them on your page. would you post the best link to your position on E.O's thx.
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    Motor size for a Dadant 33 frame?

    What size motor comes w/Dadant 33 frame extractor?

    I bought a used extractor & it literally takes hours to spin off frames. What is a typical time to spin of your frames?

    Anyone know a good...
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    Re: Frame feeders

    I have a lot of them (Mann Lake division board feeders). 80+. I like them fine w/a piece of lathe floater to minimize drowning. I am thinking I may drill a couple of 1" holes in a piece of luaun &...
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIYz65Vquxg

    This is how I recovered from 46 deadouts(60% loss). I do not treat for anything. so far hives appear to be doing ok. I hope to be moving all my yards...
  16. Michael Palmer sustainable apiary Youtube/queen rearing

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nznzpiWEI8A The Sustainable Apiary by Mike Palmer

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7tinVIuBJ8 Queen Rearing in the Sustainable Apiary
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    Re: My Cell Building Methods

    your gonna love this!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7tinVIuBJ8


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nznzpiWEI8A
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    Lauri, would you mix & spritz litely the HBH on top of brick?

    HIVe+, you are saying, no H2O, only ACV?
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    Maine Lawmaker's Proposed Pesticide Ban

    http://www.mpbn.net/News/NewsArchive/tabid/1095/ctl/ViewItem/mid/3512/ItemId/31379/Default.aspx
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    Lauri, where did you get the electrolytes, & how much do you use? V-C?

    Made four of your screened I.C.'s Great Idea. need to make 60 full size. I put planer shavings for moisture, & Hi-R inside...
  21. Thread: Hive checks

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    Re: Hive checks

    I have 1.5/ 55 gallon drums of sugar & I buy ACV from a local farmer that buys it bulk. I just ordered the HBH, & Betterbee's Winter Patties to feed them NOW, (Most of my hives are @ the top of the...
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    Thanks Betterbee!

    I would like to give a shout out of thanks to Betterbee for their customer service. Good to have local options. Thank you. LB
  23. Thread: Hive checks

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    Re: Hive checks

    Mayday, I would like to see pics of your bear fence.


    I have most of the ingredients, it's the drying down of enough to do 70 hives that I can't seem to strategize for: Love some ideas!
  24. Re: Beesource Hall of Fame - Who would you nominate?

    Michael Palmer
    Oldtimer
    Michael Bush
    Jim Lyon
    Mark Berninghausen
    Lauri Miller
    Joseph Clemens
    Fatbeeman
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    Re: going from hobby to schedule C??

    I have Quickbooks for my remodeling bizz. My accountant is not Schedule F savvy. I hate to change because she's been my accountant for a while. BUT I do run a small farm & it is necessary.

    Can...
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