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    Re: slatted rack on top of solid bottom?

    Would the box of foundation fix both of these issues then?
  2. Re: Robbing bees came today...take a look...what are they? Beautiful colors

    Hi Karen,
    Looks like the feral "German" black bees I have near one of my yards in southern Strafford County. I quit trying to mate queens at that yard because the hives were almost always...
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    Re: Granulated white sugar sources/prices

    About $11 per 25lb sack here (~0.44c per lb)
  4. Thread: Money Crop

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    Re: Money Crop

    Despite what my wife says, I have never kept the house like a pig sty :D
  5. Thread: Money Crop

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    Re: Money Crop

    Chickens and hogs will make your house stink, better to keep them outside the home :eek:
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporising Bulk Hives

    It is my understanding that OA vaporizes between 315-370F
  7. Thread: MAQS/SBB

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    Re: MAQS/SBB

    The metal screen will start to oxidize almost right away, I would pull the SBB or at least cover it over with cardboard/coroplast/etc.
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    Re: OA vaporizer to smoker retrofit

    How do you cool down the tray between treatments (or do you) to keep it from vaporizing as soon as you pour in the next treatment?
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    Re: Oxalic Sublimation Temp?

    Thank you.
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    Oxalic Sublimation Temp?

    I can find the melting point of oxalic acid (216-217 F), but what is the temperature that it sublimates to vapor for treating a hive?

    Extra credit question: If it gets to hot it will break down...
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    Re: honey under queen excluder

    So scratch all the cappings... Anything I can do to increase my chances of moving the honey and not causing swarm prep to start?
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    honey under queen excluder

    If I were to place frames with capped and un-capped honey under a queen excluder would the bees move it up into the supers, or would I just be limiting the laying space and creating a swarming...
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    Re: OxaVap battery?

    Excellent, thank you.
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    Re: OxaVap battery?

    It would be about 10 hives at any one location at one time. I could charge the battery again before the next location.
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    OxaVap battery?

    For those using it with a stand alone battery (not in the car battery) what are you using. Went to Batteries Plus today, they recommended a huge deep cycle ~70Ah battery and a fancy deep cycle...
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    Re: Yuba/Sutter CA I need boxes

    Why not ask at Dadant in Chico, they may be willing to help the school out:
    15 Valley Ct # C, Chico, CA 95973
    (530) 893-0921
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    Re: Walter T Kelley packages

    Ship on Saturdays. If you ordered with Russian queens they are behind schedule and should be shipping this next week.
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    Re: newly inst. package backfilling

    As the bees start drawing out foundation the queen will start laying in the partially drawn frames before the bees will start filling in the nectar. The bees will finish drawing out around the eggs...
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    Re: Amazing flower....

    The second photo look like lychee fruit maybe?
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    Re: Triple Barreled Nuc Feeder

    Is there a frame rest/rabbet in the box?
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    Re: How many hives on a semi trailer?

    :eek:
    10,000 colonies/450 per load * ~3,000 miles away = 66,666 miles in road time in just one direction... yikes!
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    How many hives on a semi trailer?

    I am just curious, I have no intentions of hauling or having that many bees... But in a conversation with a local nuc supplier they said they had 10,000 colonies in the CA almonds right now. I am...
  23. Re: Aerial Image of Bloom. Shows local variation with microtopography

    Cool photo!

    hpm - The darker areas are the lower areas
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    NH syrup, better than VT's

    It is sap season and the trees have started flowing on the days it gets above freezing... It takes a lot of sap to make syrup so it is precious stuff, and every year there is a contest between to old...
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    Re: Rubber Banding Comb into Frames?

    It depends on the flow and wax makers as to how long before they attach the comb, but usually not long at all. The bees will chew and remove the rubber bands.
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