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    Where to buy small amount of HFCS?

    Would like to mix up a bunch (50lb of bee pro) of pollen patties. Directions recommend HFCS to prevent them from drying out. Anyone know of a source for small quantities, or other methods of mixing?...
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    Re: 2016 almond bloom

    How about helicopter? This is how they harvest Christmas trees in some places.
  3. Thread: Hive tax?

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    Re: Hive tax?

    If we lived in a perfect society they wouldn't take your money.
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    Re: Electric Fence (not for bear)

    I would forget the fence and trap them.
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    Re: Western Canada Honey Production Progress

    Ian when you pull your honey and are left with a single deep, is that single packed with bees? And do you ever have a problem with fall swarming?
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    Re: M Palmer queen post

    I just got mine today shipped on Monday. Initially I got an email back from him confirming my order, and another telling me they were shipped.
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    When to mark queens?

    I incubated some queen cells and now have caged virgins. Will marking them now affect mating flights?
    They emerged today(Tues) and will go into nucs on Thursday.
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    Incubating queens

    Can I place queen cells in an incubator horizontally with out any problems? Cells are at 14 days, should emerge in the next couple days, but I can't make up nucs until Wednesday.
    I have a chicken...
  9. Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporization - Questions and Answers

    Snl
    How many burns can you do on a fully charged battery? Deep cycle marine battery. And what is the correct way to wire multiple vaporizer?
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    Re: Value of Woodman 30 frame extractor

    No it's not the one on ebay. It is local, and in good shape, my main concerns are the tank is galvanized, I am not sure about availability of parts if something broke, and price (not sure its worth...
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    Re: Value of Woodman 30 frame extractor

    I did not push the issue with the rep., I think he mentioned temperature as the reason why. If you use a hot room this may not be an issue? I do not have hot room but usually extract in July when...
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    Re: Value of Woodman 30 frame extractor

    I am not totally set on buying the Woodman. I talked with a dadant rep yesterday to get a shipping quote, he also recommended not loading the extractor with more than 20 deeps. He said for people...
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    Re: Value of Woodman 30 frame extractor

    Thanks for your input. Honestly it's bigger than I need right now, I have been looking at the maxant and dadant extractors. The pros would be stainless and new. The cons are they only do 10-20...
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    Value of Woodman 30 frame extractor

    I am looking at buying a 30 frame Woodman extractor from a guy. It is in really good shape, the inside hardware has all been sandblasted and powder coated. The tank is galvanized, but has been...
  15. Re: FYI: Had a Neighbor Visit the Bee Yard Last Night

    It may be different now, but a couple years ago I read that because of mismanaged high suburban deer populations they (Colorado) have a fairly large population of suburban mt lions. Civilization is...
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    Re: Migratory covers

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    Are these used concrete forms? Or are they new? If used do you get them straight from the contractors or is there another source? I obviously don't know much about them.
    Thanks
  17. Re: checked and fed my bees today. What do you think?

    I was in mine today as well, Clarkston, WA temp in the 60's. Bees looked good, but were pretty light I added dry sugar on top. I considered starting syrup but was worried about too much moisture,...
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    Diesel soaked plywood.

    I have some 1 1/4" plywood that had been spayed with diesel years ago (old cement forms). I am planning on making some migratory tops out of it, but the wood still has a smell to it. Does anyone...
  19. Thread: Top Board ?

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    Re: Top Board ?

    Thanks for the input beregondo I think I'll repost in the commercial forum.
  20. Thread: Top Board ?

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    Re: Top Board ?

    I am not a bee, therefore the question. Directed to those with more experience than me.
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    Top Board ?

    I have some 1 1/4" plywood given to me that had been soaked or sprayed with diesel years ago (old construction forms). I am planning on making migratory tops out of this. Even though they are old...
  22. Re: Overwintering Nuc Production- Nuc Configuration?

    What is the green stuff on the wood in the pics? Is it a copper solution?
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    Small queen and pollen trap

    A week ago I took a nucs worth of bees and the existing queen and started a nuc. I gave the old hive a new queen that I got from a major producer in California. I went back today to check on...
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    Spring mite treatment

    I treated last fall with Apivar, did a powdered sugar shake of 2/3 cup of bees from one hive mostly from one frame of brood comb. I didn't see any from the shake, but while scraping a small amount...
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    Re: mite treatments and overwintering success

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    My second year keeping bees, did not do mite counts and did not treat, until the middle of Oct. when I had piles of dead bees start to build up in front of colonies. I freaked out and...
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