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    Re: Inspiration to keep going

    One thing is to shop around for good, used equipment. New stuff can take a long time to pay off.
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    Syrup pump locked up

    Our syrup when hard in our tote and we had to use an immersion heater to soften it up. I pulled the pump out to service the gas engine and the pump is locked up. I am thinking it may take some warm...
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    Re: Syrup gone hard in the tote

    We are going to try the 100 watt light bulb in the tank.
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    Syrup gone hard in the tote

    We left about 8" of syrup in our tote and did not thin it with water. It is now hard. Any suggestions on how to get it liquid again? We have about a 6" opening in top to work with.

    Thanks
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    Re: Patching Bee Nets

    We used pieces of fiberglass screen and a hot glue gun.
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    Re: 5 week beekeeping class in D/FW

    The class is full. Thank you
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    Re: Divider boards for deep supers for nucs

    Do you guys run the divider below the box and touching the pallet?
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    Divider boards for deep supers for nucs

    Has anyone ever made a divider board to cut a full size deep super in half to start a nuc with? We are thinking about starting a bunch more nucs and didn't want to buy a bunch of nuc boxes.

    If...
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    Re: 5 week beekeeping class in D/FW

    bump!
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    Re: Video blog your pollination service

    Ian said," Mentors are priceless, but they contribute in more than just one way."

    This is how my wife got into the business. One of the beekeepers that helped mentor her, made us a good deal on...
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    Re: "Why Do They DO That?"

    We are starting this year to do it, to provide extra operating capitol to pay for the semi to go from Texas to ND and back, among other expenses.
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    Do you already have all your woodenware for these hives? We have bought a lot of our stuff from beekeepers who went out of business and saved a lot of money.

    It takes a lot of sanding and...
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    Re: 5 week beekeeping class in D/FW

    bump!
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    Re: Pollination of soybeans

    We have our bees in North Dakota during the summer. Our family farms there. They grow soybeans, wheat, canola, clover and sunflowers. The bees do not spend anytime working the soybeans. We have...
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    Re: Oxalic acid application Sprayer vs Vaporizer

    snl, This is the information we were looking for and the method we are going to use. We already have the sprayer and the crystals and don't want to spend money on anything we don't have to right now.
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    Re: Oxalic acid application Sprayer vs Vaporizer

    We are going to try to do it next week depending on the weather.

    We are trying to make the move from 100+ hives to 300+ this summer using splits and nucs. The goal is to have 400 doubles every...
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    Re: Oxalic acid application Sprayer vs Vaporizer

    We bought a bunch of stuff from a beekeeper going out of business and they used a pump up sprayer. I watched some youtube videos with the drizzle method.
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    5 week beekeeping class in D/FW

    http://beegirl.biz/?pid=show&page=BeeKeeping

    One class a month for 5 months, 20 hours classroom and hands on instruction for beginning beekeepers.
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    Oxalic acid application Sprayer vs Vaporizer

    We are going to use oxalic acid for first time. We have a sprayer and were given this formula of 1lb/5 pints water mixed in hot water, mixed with 5 QTS syrup. I also read 35 grams t one liter of...
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    Re: Ford 650 as a bee truck

    We can put 80 doubles, or 160 singles, with pallets on our 16'. That probably puts us overweight. I didn't weigh it and wished I had.

    You wouldn't even feel that load with that truck. Any idea...
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    Re: Shingles and Nucs

    Thanks for the answers so far. The property does not belong to us. A gracious farmer lets us use it. So yes, everything we put down has to come up.
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    Shingles and Nucs

    I know this is strange, but I was thinking about putting our nuc boxes on top off a roofing shingle to keep the entrances free of grass. We are going to start about 100 nucs in the spring, and they...
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    Re: Ford 650 as a bee truck

    That is a lot of truck. How are you going to use it? It look like a lot of truck to service beeyards.

    We have a single cab F450 16'flatbed and it works good for stacking up boxes and pulling a...
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    Re: How to best use a 40x60 building

    Wildbranch, that really helps.

    Thank you
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    How to best use a 40x60 building

    We are looking at buying apiece of property with a 40x60 steel building on it.
    It has a concrete floor. I am looking for ideas on building an extracting room, (we have a 60 frame Cowen extractor.) ...
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