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    Re: Bomb Cyclone to hit US next week

    It sure is flying weather today. I cleaned my extractor barrel today and the bees were all about it.
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    Re: Can a noob take care of 60 hives?

    If the cost of keeping bees goes up so will the price of honey until there is no need for the honey. It is the repetitive lifting and bending that is bad for the worker. I don't ever see the...
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    Re: Temps inside the hive !!

    I want to know how they get a spark to ignite a gas water heater with no pilot? Are they using the gas pressure to cycle a piston in a coil? Still how do they turn that on?
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    Re: Can a noob take care of 60 hives?

    If you have wealth you will want to protect it. All it takes a few comp cases to show you the light. As healthcare becomes more a public issue rather than a private issue the grunt jobs will be...
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    Re: Temps inside the hive !!

    Daniel I am not a motor scientist either but I know that a DC motor that operates within its normal speed range will increase in speed as the armature voltage is increased and while doing so the...
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    Re: Can a noob take care of 60 hives?

    Machines do this very well and they don't need medical coverage. Just saying.
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    Re: question for dr. latshaw aka jsl

    I certainly don't know how it works in AL. Do you find the bees consume a lot of stores through the winter? My hives didn't seem to consume a lot until they started raising brood at the end of...
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    Re: question for dr. latshaw aka jsl

    It sounds like you might lose a few this season. Those stores can be used for the ones that make it in the spring. Things have a way of working out.
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    Re: What could have happened??

    It is certainly cold enough now so you can leave them outside. Just seal up entrances and holes so mice don't go in.
  10. Thread: Moving Hives

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    Re: Moving Hives

    How would you know if these are old bees or young bees? Old bees might have Alzheimer's and can't remember the new location but remember the old location. If it continued you would have a problem...
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    Re: question for dr. latshaw aka jsl

    It can't be that hard. Check with McDonald's. They succeeded in doing this with the most intelligent animal.
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    Re: Temps inside the hive !!

    I think design is the wrong word. Replace it with "motor type" and I would agree. The discussion was about dc motors (battery operated drills).
  13. Re: Positive strategies for the migratory vs. hobby conflict

    Risky, the fool needs to gain enough knowledge on the subject to understand what the problem is. Thanks to Barry, he has installed an ignore button that may solve your problem. If the OP is...
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    Re: Temps inside the hive !!

    Rader, don't make it complicated. Use the same motor and vary the voltage. It will speed up and slow down as the voltage varies. Now load up the motor (which is torque). The amperage will...
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    Re: Temps inside the hive !!

    Daniel, you got it all wrong.
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    Re: Temps inside the hive !!

    My what a science lesson we are getting on this thread.

    If gearing is the same torque is amperage not voltage. Voltage affects speed.
  17. Re: Positive strategies for the migratory vs. hobby conflict

    I think I am getting the picture. It will take less trucks in a shorter time if the holding yard is close because you will use the same truck back and forth to the orchard. The holding yard allows...
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    Doesn't it take the same number of trucks to move them into the almond orchards regardless of where they came from? If you move them into a staging yard and have to move them again isn't that twice...
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    Haven't you ever been married? Of course it is your fault!:D
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    Re: Can a noob take care of 60 hives?

    My point was if you are pollinating almonds you are not likely to produce organic honey.
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    Re: Honey warming box air temperature

    My thought was to use two deeps side by side on the bottom like a tower hive and place the light bulbs off to the side where they wouldn't get dripped on. Insulate the halves directly above the...
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    They still all got to go into the groves all at once and leave all at once so I don't see what difference it makes if the bees are staged in CA or FL.
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    Re: Can a noob take care of 60 hives?

    It is my understanding that Almonds are one of the most heavily applied pesticides for fruits and vegetables. You might want to check with someone keeping bees in your area as to how difficult it...
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    Re: Honey warming box air temperature

    If you are doing frames of honey what provisions do you do about dripping honey?
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    They do this in an area where it is warm enough to fly combined with no forage?
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