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    Efficiency of a bee yard question

    I am trying to understand the efficiency of a beeyard. I put only brand new supers (6in 5/8) with brand new foundations in one yard. And, let say I got one super with fully drawn comb, full of honey...
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    Re: Reading the hydraulic pressure gauge

    19936 empty forks, nothing on them, it shows little under 300 psi (about 290 psi).
    19937 one pallet with 4 hives on it. It went up from 290 psi to about 625 psi. 335 psi difference or the weight...
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    Re: Shallows vs Deeps for honey

    What about brood in the honey supers when not using an excluder? I have heard that queens prefer deeps and don't like very much shallows. My friend was telling me this.
    On the other side if I have...
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    Re: Shallows vs Deeps for honey

    I have been using only 10 frames deeps (9 5/8) for brood and honey. I am Ok using deeps for brood chamber, but for honey I am trying to decide if I have to switch to shallows. Driving around, also on...
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    Shallows vs Deeps for honey

    I would like to see what others think about using shallows vs deeps for honey, pros and cons if possible. What are the benefits of using shallows. I had been using only deeps until this year. I see...
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    Supers wanted with drawn comb

    10 frames shallow, 6 5/8 inch frames with drawn comb in good condition. Langstroth. N. Dakota - Montana area. 916 290-3444 Thank you.
  7. Re: Need trucking company to haul bees

    Found a flatbed. Thank you.
  8. Re: Need trucking company to haul bees

    I have 100s of friends with reefers, but not with flatbeds and seems difficult to find one.
  9. Need trucking company to haul bees

    I need to take one load of bees out of CA on Monday, 6/15/15. I don't have the bee-nets. I thought I would apply here for help. About 408 hives. Thank you.
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    Reading the hydraulic pressure gauge

    I don't know how to read the weight (in lbs.) of a 4 way pallet with bees looking at the forklift hummerbee hydraulic pressure gauge. It is in psi/bar units. I believe the cylinders (2) diameter are...
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    Re: Sweet clover and the snow?

    Was there a lot of clover? In your opinion, how would you estimate percentage wise compared with last year?
    Victor.
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    Re: Syrup pumping - relief valve

    Where do you get the 1 x 3/4 from? I noticed that Dadant use the same 1 x 3/4 relief valves on their pumping units. Thank you for all your help.
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    Re: Syrup pumping - relief valve

    I did not know either that adjustable valves exist. We have the 1st brand new TSC in Sacramento. Do you think a 3/4" valve will work on 1" system? I see all the big stores like TSC, home depot etc....
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    Syrup pumping - relief valve

    I have most of the materials for the syrup pump system, except pressure relief valve and the hose that goes after the pump. I don't know what the PSI rating has to be on pressure relieve valves. At...
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    Options on forklift - please advise

    I have been using a bobcat for years. Now, I am considering purchasing a new beekeeping forklift and have several questions before I make a decision.
    What model have found handier in beekeeping?...
  16. Re: Looking for good Hummerbee/swinger and extracting line

    It looks that no one is willing to get rid of his forklift. I will have to buy a new one:scratch:
  17. Looking for good Hummerbee/swinger and extracting line

    I am looking to buy a used Hummerbee or Swinger in good condition. I would prefer no older than probably 5 years old and low hours. Also, I am looking for a Cowen 60 frames extracting line. I will...
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    Need paraffin wax and microcrystalline

    I am looking to dip 4000 boxes, prefer cheap scrap wax.Does anyone know a supplier in CA to avoid shipping? I am doing this for the 1st time.
    Also, looking for a good stapler. I have crown...
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    Re: Walter Kelley extractor question

    I don’t know how old it is. It is in good shape, stainless steel, no rust at all inside, just some spots of beewax. The friction shaft size is 1-1/8” in diameter, the motor pulley is 4 steps with...
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    Re: Walter Kelley extractor question

    Rader Sidetrack you are right. Thanks.
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    Re: Walter Kelley extractor question

    I thought about changing the motor last year, then quit after I saw on eBay similar in appearance motors with 10,000 r.p.m. It needs to start slow as it does right now for the friction thing to...
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    Walter Kelley extractor question

    I got an older Walter Kelley 33 frames extractor with belt and step motor pulley, friction drive type. Probably, it was designed for wax foundation frames.
    Now I have all plastic and want to spin...
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    Syrup crystallized question

    I bought some barrels of 55% syrup in August, now all is crystallized. I am thinking of heating it, then want to add the chemical that will keep it liquid.
    What is the name of the chemical used in...
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    Re: Trailer 7k or 8k question?

    One axle, one wheel on each side.
    I see most of the beekeepers that drive on CA hwys have this kind of trailers: about 12' long one axle, tilt bed. I will appreciate your imput, just want to make...
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    Trailer 7k or 8k question?

    I found someone who will build me a forklift single axle trailer. Should I go with 7k or 8k axle? What would you do in my place? 8k axle trailer is about $1100 more expensive than 7k. I have a bobcat...
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