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  1. Re: Maxant 3100-H (hand crank model)... Should I order?

    I own the Maxant 3100 hand cranck model, I like it and used it last year to extract 25 gallons of honey, I plan to purchase the motor kit for it this year. If you can spare the funds go ahead and...
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    Differee in bees

    I caught a swarm yesterday, today I was looking at them and noticed they were a lot diarker in color compared to my other hives. The first pic is the swarm pic, the seond is one of my Italian hives....
  3. Thread: Trapout help

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    Re: Trapout help

    93 views and only one response. No one has any suggestions.
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    Re: Trapout help

    Not going to be as easy as I thought, the 1st pic below is where the mostof the bees are coming and going, the second pick is the hole above, a lot of this siding is rotten. The is a second hive of...
  5. Thread: Trapout help

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    Trapout help

    I have a friend that has asked me to trap out some bees from his mothers house. The hard part is he does not want me to remove any of the siding. So here are my plans and need any other options you...
  6. Thread: Swarm capture

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    Re: Swarm capture

    No, i went to where they were and put them into my box. I have since moved them to a 10 frame deep and put a queen excluder under them hopefully they will stay. Rain drops on the lense in the...
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    Swarm capture

    I was fortunate enough to catch a swarm this morning, it is raining here and is 55 degrees, i have them in a Coats 5 frame box, my question is how long can I keep them in this box prior to opening...
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    Re: Queenless need help

    I was able to get three queens from the supplier I purchased my packages from, I plan to install one in the new package that is queenless, wait a day or two and see if there are any changes in the...
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    Re: Queenless need help

    One of the overwintered hives has one swarm cell, the other had a couple that got damaged when I seperated the deeps. Thats it.
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    Queenless need help

    My first year was easy, this year has turned into something else. I have two hives that overwintered, and I started a nuc from one of them. I ordered two packages and installed them on the 12th of...
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    Re: Swarm cell questions

    There were only two that I saw intact, I think I may have destroyed a couple when I opened the hive. This hive was very crowded and had stores in the brood chamber.
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    Swarm cell questions

    I installed two packages today, I already have two hives that survived the winter, I decided to take a couple of frames of brood from each hive to get the packages started. I removed three frames...
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    Re: Advantech, again

    Advantec has a limited lifetime warranty when used in residential construction. I started building my house in Feb, I had a hald sheet that laid outside on the ground until I finished construction...
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    Re: Advice please.

    I kept mine in my garage last year and sprayed them 3 to 4 times a day with sugar syrup until the temps broke. Kept them there for 5 days prior to putting them in the hive and they were fine. Wife...
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    Re: Attempt at DIY Vaporizer

    With all the vapor coming from the pan the hottest it read was 300, im sure it was a little hotter than that. I wanted to make sure it did not get to 375.
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    Re: Attempt at DIY Vaporizer

    I used 5/8 x2" aluminum bar stock. I created the part in CAD using mm because it was much easier. The final for size of the block is 60mmx 50mm, the pan is 30mm x 25mm x 9.5mm.
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    Re: Attempt at DIY Vaporizer

    Finished the wiring and tested to see how long it took to vaporize. 2 minutes 45 seconds to completely vaporize 2 grams, temp measured 300 degrees in the pan. Im satisfied with the results and the...
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    Re: Attempt at DIY Vaporizer

    I was able to drill and tap the holes for theflow plugs today, if everything works well I will find out tomorrow if I need one or two glow plugs, after I finish wiring and attaching the handle.
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    Re: Attempt at DIY Vaporizer

    We just finished a CNC mill build, this was the test project. I may try to start with one plug and add the other if it takes to long. I plan to build this one and one for a friend. It doesnt take...
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    Re: Attempt at DIY Vaporizer

    I still have the option of going with one plug as I havent drilled and tapped yet. Thanks for the info, I may go with just one plug in this one to see how well it works and make changes to it if I...
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    Re: Attempt at DIY Vaporizer

    Ive seen DIY models both ways, I thought with glow plugs having a short heat cycle, using two plugs would cause a shorter time to vaprize the powder therefore cause the plugs to last longer. I know...
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    Re: Attempt at DIY Vaporizer

    I used the Autolite 1104, I wasnt able to locate the Bosch glow plugs.
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    Attempt at DIY Vaporizer

    Here is my attempt to make a OXA Vaporizer before the spring, all I have left to do is drill and tap the holes for the glow plugs and and the handle.
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    Re: Best Way To Expand In Year Two?

    I went in to winter this past year with three hives, i lost one of them early on. It appears that the other two are going to make it through. I plan on expanding to six hives this year and here is...
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    Re: May 18th too late?

    Not sure how far you are willing to drive, but there are several people advertising craigslist and NC Agriculture site with packages for sale with march and april delivery dates.
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