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    Re: Drought vs Almonds

    Is this hype, or accurate? I also read that statistic and it seems hard to believe. But it also makes you wonder how many gals of water it takes to grow a bushel of corn, or an apple, a steak, or a...
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    Re: How do you preserve sugar syrup solution?

    Millimoles are for chemistry tests. Try 0.25 grams per gallon. I often mix it at 0.75 grams per gallon. Supposedly helps with nosema.
    Aaron
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    Re: TRUCKS post a picture of your rig!

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    Re: Parafin Wax Supplier

    There was a candle factory in Sanford that went out of business last year and I bought all their remaining wax remnants pretty cheap. Maybe try to Google for if there are any candle factories near...
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    Re: Formic Acid Flash Treatment

    Has anyone tried MiteAway? Bill Ruzicka has an interesting website and I've gotten some positive reviews from people who've used it. I don't like MAQS and I think the West Virginia U method is too...
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    Re: Parafin Wax Supplier

    I bought a bunch of wax remnants from a candle factory and the scents dissipated after I heated it up for dipping. Only difference I saw was that the candle wax would foam up more than virgin...
  7. Re: If gas prices stay low ($2/gal. aver.) what impact will it have for you as a BKP

    Diesel is more expensive to refine than gasoline these days because of the Ultra Low Sulfer requirements. That is why it is now more expensive than gasoline. Why do we "need" ultra low sulfer?...
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    Re: Over wintering hives

    Let's talk about treatments. I also had a tough time with mites this year, although didn't see much PMS or DWV. Got them pretty clean at the moment. What works for me: thymol, oxalic when broodless...
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    Re: Commercial wax spinner ??

    Try this: http://xnox.com.mx/index.php/catalogo

    Really impressive product line. No prices listed and the English translation is poor, but nice stuff.
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    Re: Sad thing about equipment

    D. Filter it through your bee veil <--- Works every time!
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    Mike, I'll take some pics and PM you.
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    Same here. I just switched over to using straps for long-distance moves or anytime I'll be getting on the turnpike or interstate. I copied another guy's system for using shipping pallets with 2x4's...
  13. Thread: Hop Guard 2

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    Re: Hop Guard 2

    Not really, they will get down to a brood minimum in late Nov. to early Dec., but not broodless like the load of bees that just came down from WI.
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    1.) Buy the wood for the deck well ahead of time and stand it up somewhere outdoors to dry for several weeks, mine wasn't completely dried when I screwed it to the bed frame and it shrunk...
  15. Thread: Hop Guard 2

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    Re: Hop Guard 2

    If I could wait to treat until just before they go broodless, I'd save myself a lot of money and just use oxalic.
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    Re: Hop Guard 2

    Did some mite roll checkbacks on yard I treated with HG2 a couple weeks ago and found lots of mites. More mites than I've seen in a long time in the samples. I'm thinking that I either got a bad...
  17. Thread: 6.7 psd Scorpion

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    Re: 6.7 psd Scorpion

    Mine also has the new 6.7 diesel, time will tell how it holds up long term, but so far it's been a great truck.
  18. Thread: 6.7 psd Scorpion

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    Re: 6.7 psd Scorpion

    2013 F-550 4x4, 21k miles, so far no issues, the engine is quiet with tons of power, great truck. :thumbsup:
  19. Thread: The BeeGo smell

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    The BeeGo smell

    Just as an FYI for the other bee guys, rubbing Listerine on your hands after a full day of pulling honey seems to neutralize that smell. This was recommended by a completely Non-bee person but it...
  20. Thread: wild pigs

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    Re: wild pigs

    It seems like the hogs here will bother a hive once, and then learn their lesson and not try it again. I've never had a hog issue with palletized hives but a hog did overturn a mating nuc once, never...
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    Re: minimizing robbing

    I love the pallet tarps. Use them every time I go out to rob and always keep a couple in the truck when putting on supers. Great for keeping rain out if a storm pops up.
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    Re: How is your pepper flow down south?

    Very true, and I'm guessing the Dakota and California boys would wholeheartedly agree! ;)

    That said, I'm satisfied with what they've made on pepper this year. They sure looked like crap coming...
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    Re: How is your pepper flow down south?

    Two of my locations where I was basically alone last year, this year have big bee yards literally within sight of my bees. I think there's plenty of nectar to go around, but you can bet I'll be...
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    Re: Hopguard II and Hive Kills

    Jim, are you aware if ML has a quantity discount for HG2? I'd like to try some next year although it is a bit pricey. Thanks for the update.

    Aaron
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    Re: Glenn Apiaries - Pol-Line queens

    I have run a couple hundred Pol Line queens in my operation over the past year, and have had nothing but swarming with the vast majority of them. They start out great, build up like crazy, really...
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