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  1. Re: Review of the Lyson Manual Steam Uncapper

    Good review and video! With frames dropping as they move through the system have you had any break or come apart? I had a few full deep frames pop the bottom bar when gently dropped into a box this...
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    Re: Using excel to estimate yearly income

    I'll bite, how babybee?
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    Re: laying worker

    When shaking out the laying worker hive, is there any risk of the laying workers drifting to another hive and taking out its queen?
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    Re: Show & Tell Time

    I'm guessing, KBT = Killer Bee Truck?
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    Re: Elevating a 60 frame extractor.

    Yeah, I was thinking of jacking it up and putting 4x4's under it until it is high enough. Does this size of extractor tend will rock much when running? I am thinking it is wide enough and heavy...
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    Elevating a 60 frame extractor.

    I bought a used 60 frame Dadant extractor last year. Its a bit large for my current needs but I intend to grow into it. I don't want to spend the money this year on a clarifier and honey pump so I...
  7. Re: Have a Few Questions About Commercial Beekeeping

    I kept a couple hives for a year or two and 5 years ago decided to grow with a goal to have enough to justify a trip to the almonds. I bought 10 nucs and thought I could split from that and have...
  8. Thread: Ghost queen

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    Re: Ghost queen

    Plunger holder, and plunger marker. For the tip of the marker to get to the queen I have to push it right up against the screen of the holder. I pushed a little too hard, depressed the tip of the...
  9. Thread: Ghost queen

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    Ghost queen

    I was marking Queens with one of the plunger style queen markers. I pushed a little too hard with the paint pen and dumped a bunch of paint on this poor queen. After this I started catching and...
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    Easiest way to requeen a drone layer?

    If I put a ripe queen cell in, what are the odds of my virgin queen killing the drone layer? Any other ways to fix this without taking the time to find the old queen?
  11. Re: Early Queen Emergence... 2nd year in a row

    I grafted this last Wednesday all young larvae nothing old, and when I checked on Sunday, 4 days later many were capped or almost capped. I will plan on making nucs up and placing cells earlier than...
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    Recent grafts

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    I love grafting when the flow is on. 12 out of 14.
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    Recent grafts

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    I love grafting when the flow is on.
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    Re: Let's talk about lega vaporizer unit

    My entrances are smaller than 1/2 inch. In your opinion if the end of the copper tube was flattened a bit would it still operate? My thought is if the copper tube heats up it should prevent the oa...
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    Re: Let's talk about lega vaporizer unit

    What is the outside diameter of the copper tube that goes in the hive?
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporization on a new package

    For a package I would do an oa dribble before installing.
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    Re: 8 frame vs 10 frame for sideliner

    I have enough equipment for 60 double deeps all 8 frame, decided to switch to 10 frame equipment just picked up 60 deeps. I want to try some of the single broodnest techniques for honey production...
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    Re: Trying single deeps and need tips please.

    Ian, how many frames of brood are you looking for when you split your doubles? Also after you shake back down to a single with an excluder (I am guessing you do this when the main flow starts),...
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    Re: Honey containers

    This year I offered wide mouth quart jars and 1/2 quart plastic squeeze bottles. I personally like the squeeze bottles better but the quarts have outsold the squeeze bottles by a wide margin. So I...
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    Re: Queen development

    Yeah I had 35 hives make it through winter and 50-60% of those were starting swarm cells. I already had my grafts started but used a different method and they didn't turn out as good as I had hoped....
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    Re: Queen development

    Thanks for the info. I did a quick check this morning before work on a couple and saw that they had emerged. Before they were capped the cells looked to be pretty good sized, but when I pulled them...
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    Queen development

    After queens develop into pupae, do they still require food in the cell? I had some dinky cells that I placed yesterday (10 days after grafting) that appeared to not have any royal jelly left in the...
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    Re: 1st Grafts of the Year

    How cold was it? I wanted to graft early this year but decided to wait for a 70 degree day before I tore into the brood nest.
  24. Re: Experiences w/ 1-2 acres of buckwheat? How long is flow? Lbs per day?

    I wanted to produce some buckwheat honey, even bought a 50lb bag of seed. Then I bought a small bottle of buckwheat honey at a farmers market to try out. I can't stand the stuff, my kids and wife...
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    Re: Virgin queen thru a queen excluder?

    Regarding raising queens above an excluder, I have used the Ben Hardin method explained on Dave Cushmans website. You basically place brood above the excluder to bring up nurse bees and put your...
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