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  1. Thread: $1.75 Honey

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    Re: $1.75 Honey

    Sorry Johno,

    the slovenian beekeeper assoc. really tries to push things hard.
    The bottled honey selling thing didn't go well so far.
    Thus, they are heading to holiday programs for beekeepers...
  2. Re: Recommendation for electric uncapping knife?

    Pierce Speed King is most likely the best, we are running 3 of them. Very good regulation, extremely endurable. Only negative is that you have to edge it pretty frequently (more frequently with...
  3. Thread: Wax press

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    Re: Wax press

    A sideliner in our region has a Paradise Honey P200.
    Works silently, easy maintenance and cleaning, good results if honey temperature is at the upper end. It does have issues with cristalizing...
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    Re: hose for pumping honey

    Depending on temperature and honey blend, either 2.0" or 1.5" are the minimum.

    Hose length, number of fittings and elbow connectors should be kept to a minimum.
  5. Thread: Bee Blower

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    Re: Bee Blower

    We're running two Stihl BR 450 (without reducers). They aren't new but work well and start at the first or second try - even after winter.

    The only issue (for beekeepers ;) ):
    The carrying...
  6. Thread: Hive Lift?

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    Re: Hive Lift?

    Dear all,

    I've seen it on a congress show. If I'd go for a single hive cart, I'd still prefer the original design (http://www.apilift.de).

    However, a mini crawler lift (e.g....
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    Re: Bayer Crop Science

    Hi Pete,

    thanks a lot for the detailed comments! That's exactly what I imagined (or feared).

    Kind regards

    Michael
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    Re: Bayer Crop Science

    Hi,

    I do have a strong reservation against Entostat Thymol, the product-to-be Bayer bought. Why?

    Thymol dust is far from healthy for humans. Thus they minimized thymol doses to reduce the...
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    The Zander hives proposed by “AG Magazinimker” is...

    The Zander hives proposed by “AG Magazinimker” is actually NOT the one originally published by Zander. Zander has been at a scientific/educational bee research institute approx. 1930-1950 and has...
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    Thanks Durandal, Yes, of course, there's been...

    Thanks Durandal,

    Yes, of course, there's been fields with Clothianidin (similar to Imidacloprid) treated corn which didn't cause trouble to bees in Europe as well.

    I should have stated that...
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    Sorry, I'd have liked to provide a translation...

    Sorry,

    I'd have liked to provide a translation myself but are too busy these days :-).
    The direkt link to the document is
    http://neu.berufsimker.de/files/Italien-Chrono.pdf

    It basically...
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    Imidacloprid in Europe

    Hi all,

    concerning Imidacloprid bans in europe:
    - France has a +/- total ban for neonicotinoids, the group of chemicals to which Imidacloprid and Clothianidin belong.
    - Italy and few other EU...
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    Forget about coatings on any surface in contact...

    Forget about coatings on any surface in contact with honey.
    1) Either it's not food grade (at least in Europe) or its adhesion to the metal is insufficient
    2) You'll never get a surface as smooth...
  14. Thread: $1.75 Honey

    by Constance
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    Units mixed up?

    Hi

    Looks like somebody mixed up $/lb and EUR/kg. International market prices are about 1.70 EUR/kg in barrels.

    Kind regards

    Michael
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    Clothianidin in Germany

    Hi everybody from Lake Constance in southern Germany,

    just to keep you updated:
    The german administration (BVL) has re-allowed the use of all Clothianidin-containing spray pesticides with canola...
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