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  1. Thread: HACCP Plan

    by funwithbees
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    Re: HACCP Plan

    Please share the material sources . There is a serious lack on understandable info out there. the govt regs just leave most of is confused.:scratch:
    Thanks
    Nick
    gridleyhollowhoney.com
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    Re: Did you lose any hives this winter

    Sqkcrk, are those winners the hives that are up here in NY or down there in SC where its a little warmer? Just curious :scratch:
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
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    Re: Kelley vs Dadant smoker

    BTW. My Mann lake bellows are attached to the best dadant smoker. Cant vouch for the actual mann lake smoker, just the bellows.:banana:
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
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    Re: Kelley vs Dadant smoker

    Mann Lake's yellow PVC bellows are great. Much easier to squeeze. last well and the skins are replaceable for a low cost. Wouldn't buy anything else after using these.
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
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    Re: uncapping for 100 hives

    Hi,
    My friend uses a Maxant auger to move his wet cappings to his maxant spinner continuously while extracting. Works very well. Saves the step of shoveling or dumping pails etc. The auger works...
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    Re: Formic application methods question

    Hi,
    The pads worked great!. They were about 50 cents each . had to buy 500 at a time The orig supplier quit selling them to beeks due to a legal issue (didn't want beeks using them for a non govt...
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    Re: Formic application methods question

    We use a 50% formic acid pad overnight treatment for mites. See attached data in word format, both treatment and control of our 2007 trials. this was developed by Bob Noel and Dr Amrine and...
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    Re: -40 f windchill in central NY

    No, we don't dig them out. I used to when we only had a few hives. I have seen them flying out of a plate sized tunnel in the snow, melted out above where the cluster is on a warm spring day in...
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    Re: -40 f windchill in central NY

    :popcorn::popcorn:Yep! Sure is cold here too! Good winter to ski and sit by the woodstove . Our ladies have their nod bee cozies on and are happy as clams -buried till the spring melt.
    Nick...
  10. Re: Bottling Tank using the Maxant No Drip Valve

    I think yall have been cooped up tooo long this winter and need some bee sting THERAPY!
    Nick:lookout:
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    Re: Hello, new from NY

    Greek peak is a favorite hangout for us being we only have 2 seasons here. Winter and July 4th! Might venture there today for a few runs down the mountain. 10F , windy and lake effect. But then...
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    Re: Hello, new from NY

    Welcome! I have a beeyard in northern Broome county:lookout: Its a good place to make honey most years. Its mighty cold there right now. bees are all hunkered down.:w
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
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    Re: New York Nucs?

    bob brachman at coldcountryqueens.com ships medium nucs of Russians. He is a member of the Russian breeders assoc.
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
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    Re: Oxalic drizzle in winter

    I drizzle 5 ml per seam of bees( on the bees) if I can see them, 5 ml per space between the frames if I don't know exactly where they are. It might waste a little that just runs onto the bottom...
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    Re: Oxalic drizzle in winter

    we are finishing up the last few yards doing OA drizzle now. We run the same amount of frames in the top and bottom of a double and just drizzle the OA with a big syringe between the frames in the...
  16. Thread: OA Dribble

    by funwithbees
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    Re: OA Dribble

    we normally do it now, when our hives are broodless and the temps range from 20-40F daytime. never had an issue with bee mortality. about 15 years of OA dribble-PS use a big syringe . DO NOT spray...
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    Re: Crystallization of Wildflower honey

    make a snowman:lookout:
    Nick
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    Re: Crystallization of Wildflower honey

    our fall wildflower-unheated raw honey takes about 48 hours at 57 deg F.
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com:D
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    Re: Southbound 2012

    we use formic in early august after we pull summer honey and OA as soon as they go broodless sometime between now and Christmas :D Its a mad rush to get it all off before it snows.:lookout:
    Nick
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    Re: Acebirds one hive

    I think y'all need a few more hives of bees to work. Way too much time on your hands!:lookout:
    nick
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    Re: Dry sugar on wintering inner cover?

    Fondant works great. We flop the 50# block out on a piece of cardboard and cut it into 10# slabs with a regular flat harden spade. Then plastic bag it to keep it soft for the bees. We cut a 1" strip...
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    Re: DRUM GRABBER ISSUES

    I had that same issue. Replaced my grab with a gator grab. No dropped drums, esp. off the back of a semi :no:. Will move any drum, with or without ribs.,over rough terrain with a skidsteer. More than...
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    Re: Old Dadant 20 Frame Trouble Shooting

    Try tightening the large wing nut on top of the friction drive. That controls the final speed of the unit.
    Nick
  24. Re: 5 gallon buckets- Home Depot or food grade?

    Good thread. BUT--- at the current pricing for honey, we should pack a pail of artisanal honey in a new FDA approved pail-especially if you are selling in that pail. Its all about image. Most...
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    Re: shipping container for super storage

    We have used a 40' container for about 8 years. We use 40X48" pallets-each has 6 stacks of supers-2 deeps and 4 mediums or equiv. All are banded to the pallet with PP banding and double stacked. We...
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