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  1. Re: Anybody Using the vmvaporizer to treat for mites?

    I think there is room for improvement with the vaporizer, I know all your frustrations, glad I wasn't the only one sometimes I would have great smoke then sometimes a weak flow I'm sure we will...
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    Re: What to do with 4 framers?

    I wouldn't count on a sugar roll to test for mites id do a chem strip and some sticky boards. Not sure if cotton uses seed treatments sounds like they are getting damaged by something I see this all...
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    Re: Do you paint your 'pallets'?

    Might have a few at the shop I can take some pictures tomorrow
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    Re: Do you paint your 'pallets'?

    Well, seems to work fire ants don't seem to build their mounds in them. I clean with a power washer the centers of the pallets before they go to texas clear all the leaves out. Big problem is the...
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    Re: Do you paint your 'pallets'?

    Paint them with Carbolineum keeps the spiders and ants out bit messy but by far worth it
  6. Re: Anybody Using the vmvaporizer to treat for mites?

    I think I treated over 1700 hives in a day all in the holding yard worked good time will tell if we got a good kill though .. I think our mite levels were low to begin with do some more checking in...
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    Re: Bobcat/Loaders

    We have used bobcats for years right now the 753 is what we have works good very stable machine. Have the hummerbee only downfall is not stable on rough grounds still works that's my only issue with...
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    Re: Queen troubles in September

    I've heard from seed dealers bragging that in 5 years that a bug wont even be able to survive in a bean field. If that happens we in the Midwest are done soybeans everywhere the future does not look...
  9. Re: Fungicide Spraying During the Day While Bees are Flying

    From what I've seen in my bees the damage is tremendous lost countless cycles of brood its toxic I don't care what they say
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    Re: Mobile cell incubator kit?

    16888my incubator nothing fancy they know best
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    Re: Ring shank Nails or Staples?

    Staples 2 inch. Boxes only last 7 to 8 yrs hate to spend to much time on them they just rot out anyways
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    Re: How would you have responded?

    Doubt it will work bees need brood to stick around. They will all leave. This plan will fail but I've only been doing this for 30 yrs I still haven't got it figured out. But I wish them luck.
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    Re: Getting bees ready to head to cali

    15696 last load heading west
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    Re: Getting bees ready to head to cali

    Yes we winter in a lot of singles they will get placed as singles we are making sure they all have 8 frame average. We make all the lids out of steel plywood . buy it all second hand it came off of...
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    Getting bees ready to head to cali

    We are in east Texas going through the bees posting some pics
  16. Re: "17 billion honey bees injured, killed...", Article featuring Kim Flottum.

    We finished up last week had some fungicide damage bees born with their tongues out try to crawl out of the comb and die with their heads out .
  17. Re: "17 billion honey bees injured, killed...", Article featuring Kim Flottum.

    Just about anywhere in the United States that is agricultural there is a problem hope we can survive this carnage Basically its eco genocide and we sit here and watch it all happening.
  18. Re: Leaving off Fumagillin made no difference in survival rate - Thank Jim Lyon.

    Our spore counts went down when we started using fumigilan. Bees seemed to do better
  19. Re: Finding some queen cells with the queens upside down

    No yellow jasma here mostly south of us . Yes they are alive but unless they can make a u turn and get out don't think its gonna happen.
  20. Finding some queen cells with the queens upside down

    Anyone ever run into this I've been a commercial beekeeper almost 30 yrs never seen anything like it ill post up some pics ill keep a few.
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    Re: Bees returned to the old location.

    100 yards is not far enough you need to move them atleast a three miles from your original location
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    Re: Bobcat/Loaders

    Have used the Hummerbee and Bobcats both have their advantages bobcat is more stable on ruff ground use the 753 bobcat, works good in tight places. Hummerbee needs alittle more room to operate.
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    Re: hummerbee lights

    I believe you can get them from http://www.hummerbee.com/ might have to place a call not sure if you can order them online
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    Re: hummerbee lights

    They are a amber lens that they fit over a white seal beam light you may need to order the lens don't see to many around
  25. Re: Anyone else having a lot of bees turn nice to junk in a month or make honey and d

    My bees did the same since they have came back from texas they have gone backwards virtually have no mites bee yard looks like a step ladder some good some bad
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