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It was a mans name in Toledo Ohio, might have been early 1900's.
Can't remember his nationality, knowing that would give you the correct pronunciation.
Welcome, I've been in Valley Springs many times. Caught many silver salmon in Parde
His area is probably a little less infested than yours. That & trying to influence the neighboring feral colonies with drones, & swarms helps a little.
I wouldn't recommend it if you intend to use it on a recirculating system to warm you're equipment it would run constantly.
A regular water heater cost about 1/3 the price, & savings between the two...
My basket has no wobble inside the machine. While turning the basket the distance to the side doesn't vary more than 1/8".
Perhaps you're basket was dropped.
The nut on my honey gate almost touches...
Some of my larger medium super hives go as high as 5 brood boxes when they are going like crazy. Later they start to fill the uppers with honey.
That particular hive was 7 boxes tall last summer....
You are correct. I spoke to Johnathan the other day, he said he knows you.
He has become a good beekeeper since working on the project, & meeting so many beekeepers.
Have you spoken at different...
rule of thumb is 80%, but that varies by how humid you're part of the country is.
Shake the frame & see if nectar falls out.
I have friends who worked on that project years ago. They sampled my apiary monthly.
The only way to know for sure is with a honey refractometer. The instructors method works fine.
IMO setbacks aren't important if you live in an area that has 6' solid wood fences, as most CA neighborhoods do. If not 10' with entrance facing you're own property would be fine.
Welcome from Concord. We have a club that meets monthly if you're interested. www.diablobees.org
If they don't turn out to be invasive I'd like to have some seed.
Let us know if they start popping up all over the place next year.
Hot dipped has burs from the galvanizing proses & doesn't come out as easily. A commercial friend of mine buys hot dipped, screw shanked, 8's.
Our home depot & lows both sell 7's
Niger thistle seed is usually sterilized before being imported to the US.
The seed in his jars isn't black, must be a different plant.
If you have another hive put the supers on it until you're ready to extract.
Maybe you can borrow a refractometer from someone near by to test the uncapped honey. If below 18% extract. If moisture...
For me its a personal preference I like quality tools. I also like being able to contact someone who knows what parts are in the extractor should you loose or break a part.
I have used Dadant, Mann...
I think it takes about 5 generations of queens bred with European bees to get AHB back to a backyard tolerable bee. They have to be very diluted.
If I'm not mistaken over 3% on drone brood is considered high.
Check www.scientificbeekeeping.com for more answers
I use foundationless frames, just glue a few Popsicle sticks in the top groove.
Wait until you can afford a Maxant, for now extract with another beekeeper in you're area.
Darn it wasn't me
I add a frame with eggs after 30 days, if I don't see eggs in the hive. Then you will know whether or not you're queenless.
Same here about 2 mediums to fill a 5 gal bucket. Thats about 30 Lbs each super.