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    Re: SundAnce top pollen trap ?

    16336 I guess they can still collect a little between rain showers.
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    Re: SundAnce top pollen trap ?

    Well I almost forgot about finishing my pollen traps funny how life gets in the way. The unfinished traps have been sitting around for 10 month so I thought if I was going to collect almond pollen I...
  3. Re: Cowen 60 Sump In floor or On floor Opinions needed

    Brian, the 2" suction pipe sets on the bottom of the low end of the sump. I have 5 -1/2"x 1" slots cut in the intake pipe that will keep out larger unwanted debris. With a small scraper pushing the...
  4. Re: Cowen 60 Sump In floor or On floor Opinions needed

    If the suction is from inside or from the bottom there is no difference if the pump is below the sump then it's gravity feed. i think sch 40 is fine I just make sure to rough it up and use primer. ...
  5. Re: Cowen 60 Sump In floor or On floor Opinions needed

    In my old honey house I had the pump under the sump now the pump is so much easier to work on and clean up.
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    Re: Spin Float Drum Puller

    I bought the cooker at a school Distric auction felt bad later because I out bid the local soup kitchen. I add 5 gallons water bring to a boil then settle for a few hours then lattle of the free wax....
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    Just a picture of my sump16299
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    Re: Spin Float Drum Puller

    Had a Canadian beekeeper from SK come by last week took lots of pictures and said he's headed home with lots of ideas. Ian when I get out to the shop I'll take a picture of the cooker.
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    The last three honey houses we've had have all a below grade sump. The holding tank is big enough we catch any frame parts ( wood, wire, plastic foundation) before they get in the pump or heat...
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    Re: Spin Float Drum Puller

    My dad bought his first spin float in 1971 then fell off the wagon and got a fagor wax press used only a couple of years then traded it for the junked C&B. I've also rebuilt spinners for some locals....
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    Re: Ring shank Nails or Staples?

    16298I use galvanized .118 2 3/8 ring shank with a 2" deck screw in the bottom corner no need for glue. But I do use glue and 2" 3/8 crown 16 ga for the lifting cleat two on ends and three in the...
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    Re: Spin Float Drum Puller

    I add a gallon or two of very hot water at start up and that takes care of any granulation. We have trouble with cotton and blue curl granulating quickly.
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    Re: Spin Float Seperators

    They have always been the same heights but some beekeepers put leg extensions on to raise it up. The one I have was built in the early 60' I remember seeing it when I was 10 years old then my dad and...
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    Re: Spin Float Drum Puller

    I guess since I have a sump next to the spinner it is easy to just reach into the spinner to clean. There is almost no reason to take the drum off exept to clean out the bottom groove ( nails, rocks,...
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    Re: Spin Float Seperators

    Pat at C&B cautioned me about over lubing a bearing and you can just google it. I raised my spinner 10" and bolted it to a 3/4" plate that I anchored to the floor. 1625616257
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    Re: What is Nosema and how can we control it?

    Just talk with Frank tonight if I would read this post earlier I could have asked. I'll see if I can get a answer to the question.
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    Re: What is Nosema and how can we control it?

    Talked to Frank Eisham last week and in his trials the bees that got timely feed ,mite treatments and fumagillin did the best out of all groups.
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    Re: TRUCKS post a picture of your rig!

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    Re: Essential Oils

    I buy most of my EO'S from Lebermuth ask for Eve she has the most experience with beekeepers. I also get some from New Direction aromatics.
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    Re: Linseed Oil as hive dip/preservative?

    I found a picture of my dip tank just dipped some old supers. 16136
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    Re: Linseed Oil as hive dip/preservative?

    I have bought it from Mann lake.
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    Re: Linseed Oil as hive dip/preservative?

    I dip my supers in 80% boiled linseed oil 20% pine rosin. I heat the mixture in a turkey deep fryer to 180 degrees DO NOT OVER HEAT or you will be toast. Then dip the supers I do it on a pretty large...
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    Re: What is Nosema and how can we control it?

    Ill have to agree with Roland a few years ago I had a set of hives that I was sending regular samples to Dave Wick and watched as nosema and virus levels skyrocket till they died. When I see levels...
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    Re: Pollen Patties

    The 47% protein is for the dry feed not the pattie. the patties run about 16.7% protein 3.5 fat and 68.8% sugars with a PH of 4.0. Not a bad pattie could more protein and fat.
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    Re: What is Nosema and how can we control it?

    I use thymol on a regular basis and it dose not control nosema. I've have very good results feeding fumagillin dry. Getting ready to start supering the singles with last years dead outs so doing a...
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