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    Re: randy oliver reviews a new Dr. Lu paper

    That illusion of power and might exhibited from big chem definitely is worrying. Our chem dependence has been deliberate and built up over decades. To turn this around involves more effort than...
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    Re: randy oliver reviews a new Dr. Lu paper

    as all those "others" pat the garbage maker on the back...
    Makes me think , YUP
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    Re: Wintering nucs in a garage or shed

    Typically the issue with indoor wintering is trying to maintain a steady temp, hard to keep it down at times .
    If you can control what I just said, your area is suitable to winter indoors, if your...
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    Re: Wintering nucs in a garage or shed

    Keep them dark, confined, adequate air exchange, temp around 4 degreeC and zero disturbance. Put them out after spring brings back warmth, when that is depends on your location.
    Free flight is a...
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    Re: randy oliver reviews a new Dr. Lu paper

    Yet he took his findings to the press, before he actually finished his garbage study, in which the media ate it all up. Reminds me of the Cristy Morran study that was brought to the press before...
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    Re: Equipment rental for extracting

    I custom extract for a few at 15 cent per lbs and it's my wax. Tap the net weight from the tank for small guys, I run a weekend shift with their man hours for larger amounts.
    Being busy, it's...
  7. Re: Can you please sign this petition regarding Neonicotinoids

    Wish there were an easy answer for this... Farmers are going to use chem, unless alternative is provided this issue just keeps spinning.
    Neonic seed treatments were seen as the solution to the...
  8. Re: Alfalfa nectar temperature and tolerance to frost.

    Here, to get that late flow worth leaving boxes out for , it needs to be hot. Nothing seems to come out of cooler shorter nice days other than pollen and enough to keep them going
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    Longer bloom for beef cattle so that the hay volume bulks up. Shorter bloom for dairy as they need more energy
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    Alfalfa loves the heat.
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    Re: Smoker Fuel

    I use escapes right til the end. My blower robbing days are gone :) thank god
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    Re: Smoker Fuel

    The hardest was that end of day smoke
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    Re: Smoker Fuel

    Roland that is my thoughts, any mold and it all gets in hailed
    Cardboard is like sniffing glue, burlap like oil , and nature can bring its nasties
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    Re: Smoker Fuel

    liquid smoke... Interesting idea
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    Re: Smoker Fuel

    You would not understand my point having this not be your perfession
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    Re: Smoker Fuel

    What is liquid smoke?
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    Smoker Fuel

    I'm going to die of smokers lungs... And I quit smoking 7 years ago!
    I use wood pellets, oak bark, dried grass, pine needles, card board....
    How do I get away from that **** smoke? I'm in it all...
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    Re: Escape Board Questions

    They fly back to their hive smell, I presume
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    Re: Escape Board Questions

    The bees naturally gravitate downwards to the queen and the nest. 2 nights get 90-95%, 3 nights gets them all. If the hive is queenless, brood or virgin up top they do not clear the boxes. The...
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    Re: Escape Board Questions

    The bees need direction within the hive in order to leave the boxes.
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    Re: Spin Float Drum Puller

    Here is a quick vid of my wax mixer in action. It works very well, we have not had to mix all season. It does help reduce the amount of material found plugging the heat exchanger but it still does...
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    Coffee is on!
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    Re: Manitoba Honey Prices,.. Seriously??

    BeeMaid does buy non member honey for cash, not sure what they are offering. Worth a call for more information.
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    Re: Manitoba Honey Prices,.. Seriously??

    I sell to BeeMaid so I don't get the quotes but others have told me they have been given that soft offer. None sold at that price from what I gather
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    Flewster, it all depends on the amount of revenue stream you have and what you need to maintain your standard of living. If for pollination or for honey, 1000 hives of revenue is needed, facilities...
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