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    Re: Ventilated Bee Suit Recommendation

    I have a 3 year old Ultra Breeze and love it. I bought my dad (83) one for his birthday last year and he loves his. My son's birthday is coming up and he will get his Ultra Breeze. I had one issue...
  2. Ipad / Iphone Software - Is there any hope for the "I" World?

    I am looking for a hive tracking app for the "I" world. I would rather have one that I can use totally off line (no active internet connection required). There are two reasons for this. First of...
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    Re: Does Box Color have an impact on traps?

    Awesome! I was "fixin ta" cross ventilate a whole bunch of boxes. If I put the 1 or 1 1/4" entrance hole about 2" from the bottom would you recommend one or two holes near the top? Would it or...
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    Re: Does Box Color have an impact on traps?

    Thanks for the information. Two more questions:
    1. What size hole do you drill as an entrance?
    2. Do you put additional (smaller) holes in the rear for ventilation.

    I have one that I used a...
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    Re: Does Box Color have an impact on traps?

    Well, I had not thought about 2 Nucs, but that is definitely possible.

    The reasons I am using 5 Frame Nucs are:
    1. I have a large number of 5 Frame end pieces and I can either make or buy...
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    Does Box Color have an impact on traps?

    I will be using some 5 frame NUCS as traps this year. I plan on cutting a hole about 1" or so in the front of the box and drilling some small air holes in the rear. Any suggestions would be...
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    Re: Mann Lake vented suit

    Does the Mann lake have zippered legs?
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    Re: Mann Lake vented suit

    dnichols, you are correct, I should have been paying more attention to the thread. Sorry, not trying to hi-jack.
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    Re: Mann Lake vented suit

    This is also my 2nd year with the Ultra Breeze full suite. Their customer service has been awesome. When I first got my suit, there was an issue with the veil touching under my chin. I sent some...
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    Re: Ultra Breeze Chin Protection

    Just to chime in, I received one of the new hoods several weeks ago and i have been working a lot of bees, and it has worked flawlessly through this summer. I will post a pic of the new hood that...
  11. Thread: extractor ???

    by tbeckett
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    Re: extractor ???

    We started with a 2 frame manual and used it for years. Then i got the Maxant 3100 manual. 6 radial with 3 tangential for a total of 9 frames. used as a manual a few times then upgraded it and...
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    Re: opinions on maxant and BM extractor

    I bought the Maxant 3100 hand crank then upgraded to the Power version and i love the quality and speed. I am now looking at getting the 1400 model more to decrease the time spent extracting than...
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    Re: Used medium supers

    I have acquired several used supers and even frames. I will use a hand held torch and go over the insides of the supers really thoroughly, then i paint them. as for the frames, i needed a good...
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    Re: Ultra Breeze Chin Protection

    Ultra Breeze has been wonderful to work with and I know they will come up with a great solution.

    Here is the solution I came up with. It worked great, but I am sure there are other ideas that...
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    Re: Ultra Breeze Chin Protection

    Ok, just another update. We split 30 hives today and I did not get a single sting anywhere. The UB suit held up to its reputation of keeping the stings away, and with the guard in place they could...
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    Re: Ultra Breeze Chin Protection

    Just an update. Ultra Breeze has been wonderful to work with so far. I received some of the suit fabric this morning to prototype a guard to protect my neck and chin. I enlisted the help of my...
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    Re: Ultra Breeze Chin Protection

    I did receive a call from Ultra Breeze tonight and we / they are working on a solution. I am Ultra Impressed with the response and will keep everyone posted on the progress.

    Just wanted to give...
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    Re: Ultra Breeze Chin Protection

    That is exactly the thing that happened to me. The veil touches my chin, and by the time it touches my chin, it it also touching my neck under my chin. The the girls have a heyday! If the veil...
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    Re: Ultra Breeze Chin Protection

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    Yep, all in one morning! lol I looked rather funny this morning. I did not have a double chin, in it looked like I tried to swallowed a ball! I picked the stingers out for a while, and had...
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    Re: Ultra Breeze Chin Protection

    i did make sure that the zippers were zipped and the velcro was secured properly. What was happening was when i looked down at the bees, just above the zipper would fold under my chin rather than...
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    Ultra Breeze Chin Protection

    I received my Ultra Breeze full suit yesterday. Today I got 5 nucs and set them up in their permenant hives, and all went well. Then split a hive and I did not get a single sting through the suit...
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    Re: Mann Lake vented suit

    Charlie, you mentioned that you had both the ultra-breeze and the ML does the ML have the zippers on the legs? that seems to be a really good feature. I will be ordering one or the other in the...
  23. Thread: Burlap

    by tbeckett
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    Re: Burlap

    My Grand Dad, and my dad and uncle, and now me, use wood that we find that is deteriorating. We find it in the woods from trees that fell a couple of years ago. Oak works really good. I have not...
  24. Re: Who makes the best 4 to 6 frame motorized extractor?

    I cannot speak from a comparison stand point, but i have the 3100H and will be adding the motor kit this month to get ready for the next flow. The 3100 is a great unit, i was surprised at how well...
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    Re: Lowes/ Home Depot Pails

    Thanks metrosean for the update! That does in fact clear up a lot of concerns and questions for me.

    As for the disclaimer, probably one of their legal begals has them position them that way for...
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