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    Re: Extractor motor wanted

    umchuck, Try looking on ebay .I found a motor and speed controller on ebay for about $175.00. The coupling in G3farms picture was hard to find, so I ordered a luvjoy coupling from Graingerfor $32.00....
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    Re: Extractor motor wanted

    G3farms, thanks for the pics they were very helpful. Looks like the coupling is the same as the one on the hand crank.
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    Re: Extractor motor wanted

    MAXANT I understand what you are saying, I will check with grainger, thanks.
    G3farms ,I tried to order the motorized extractor but they were on back order .The manager said that they would send me...
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    Re: Extractor motor wanted

    G3farms, my other half has a treadmill upstairs that she does not use anymore, I have been playing with the idea of taking it apart. I would prefer to do direct drive if possible. Did you use any...
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    Extractor motor wanted

    Hi all, I would like to buy a variable speed motor for my extractor. I have a 9 frame hand crank extractor from Brushy Mountain. I am aware that Brushy Mountain has a conversion kit but there is no...
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    Re: Need to wash my ventilated jacket...

    I lay mine on plywood and blast it with the pressure washer, works pretty good:)
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    Re: Another first in the bee yard.

    Hey GLOCK about two weeks or so ago I was cutting out some swarm cells and placed one of the cells on top of a hive lid and then forgot about it. I found the cell a few days later and put the cell in...
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    The summer goldenrod has very little to offer for the bees they will work something better If available. Has anyone tried buying an extractor from Brushy Mountain? I called them and asked for the 9...
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    Re: queens change colors?

    I caught a swarm in may of this year and the queen is very dark but the workers are not which I found rather strange. She is an older queen and they are starting to supersede her....
  10. Re: Question about dovetails using a Porter Cable jig

    I have made boxes using the same jig and they are very strong. I try not to make them too tight that way I can leave room for glue. Only nail or screw in one direction. They do look nice...
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    Here are some of my hives there are a few more scattered around and some bees.:D
    http://rs1092.pbsrc.com/albums/i418/DCBees/HPIM0035.jpg~c200...
  12. Thread: Grafting

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    Re: Grafting

    I like to prime the cells but I have only tried It a few times. When I find swarm cells I will cut them out and freeze them.
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    Re: battery fencer & solar charger

    I am going to try either the Kencove KF500S or the Parmack Magnum 12v energizer. Both models are sold by Kencove the parmak can be found on amazon also. Here is an article on bear fencing....
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    Re: Wanted ideas for locust flow

    Last year we had a late frost third week of May I believe but this year is looking pretty good so far. As long as it doesn't get too hot I may get lucky.:) Thanks for all the info from everyone.
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    Re: Wanted ideas for locust flow

    I have one hive that is not very strong, the bees are just starting to move up into the second story deep. My thought was to shake all the bees down to one deep and add a queen excluder and then a...
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    Wanted ideas for locust flow

    High all, the locust trees are starting to bloom here in Pa and I'm looking for ideas on how I can take advantage of the locust flow? This is the first time in seven years that things are about...
  17. Thread: Most hives?

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    Re: Most hives?

    I try to keep 12 to 15 hives not including nucs. I had 15 until a bear got three of them now I have 12 plus a swarm I caught. I haven't started my nucs yet.
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    I had a call for a large swarm in Howard Pa last evening but the call came too late. Called the guy after work today and he said most of the bees where gone.:( I was out walking around today checking...
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    Re: Swarm traps - how do you attach them?

    I put up five swarm traps this week. The traps are home made 1 1/2 story nuc boxes with a French cleat and they can be screwed to a tree or strapped with a ratchet strap. If you do a search here on...
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    Re: Hot Uncapping Knife

    I used an old electric uncapping knife last year and ruined five pounds of honey. It was getting too hot and the honey would scorch where the heating element is located.I only uncapped two or three...
  21. Re: Laying worker colony - what is my best option?

    You could give them a frame of open brood every week for two or three weeks or combine them with a queen right colony. I would not give them a new queen they will kill her. If you give them open...
  22. Thread: Extractors

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    Re: Extractors

    If I had only six hives I would go with the six frame from maxant or the nine frame from Brushy. I use a nine frame that i made and i like the fact that I can extract one super at a time. Also with...
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    Very little nectar here. I usually add supers when the dandelions bloom but not this year. My hives are way behind so far. I'm thinking about using some of my nucs to help build up some of my main...
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    Re: Mystery item - what can I make with this?

    How about a tray for solar wax melter? It's a little big but you could cut It down and use It for the top section or the bottom or both.:scratch:
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    Re: H. Tomas Krantz Beekeeping Supply

    Sorry to here about your bad experience with Krantz. Mine was the opposite of yours, I had placed an order with them last spring also and the order arrived the very next day.
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