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    Re: Review of the Lyson Manual Steam Uncapper

    Nicely done Astro...Looks like pretty good value for the $$ and makes my sideliner look antiquated!! How was/is clean up??
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    Re: Kaptarlift

    Then I would make a trip to go get it!!

    A couple other things I would add... The manual has the wheels closer together.. If your on uneven terrain that makes the pivot point around that downhill...
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    Re: Kaptarlift

    I wanted the taller since I can go 5 or more supers... It could go anyway you wanted it...
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    Re: Kaptarlift

    I have both the manual and the tall electric... Figured if I was bringing one over 2 would be better... The problem with both is the grippers... Not sure how he carries the guy around on the top...
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    Re: yet another thread on varroa

    I think the MAQS are hard on both bees and queens especially a full dose and especially at higher temps...At least they have been on the 100 or so I've treated in the past. I would be tempted, and I...
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    Re: Old Sol Apiaries

    I/We got a bunch of their "select queens" for a queen testing project and they couldn't have been more supportive, sending us the best they had and some extra. Can't say enough about both their...
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    Re: dead queen larvae

    Look up Black Queen Cell Virus.... a form of Nosema..... usually present in the early spring when it's cold and rainy... See if that resembles what you saw in your cells.
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    Re: Varroa Treatment

    beepro, could you explain your attached thumbnails... Just bearding on the fronts doesn't really say much other than they need more room, and they're hot and stressed...
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    Re: Instrumental insemination, CO2 time

    Juhani, that's closer to what I've been doing since I "think" the most important aspect is being able to return the inseminated queen uncaged into her nuc so she can be attended to similarly to a...
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    Re: Instrumental insemination, CO2 time

    rfgreenwell, did he explain why the different treatments for spring, summer, then fall??? Also you mentioned returning the virgin to a bank, are they not going into nucs after insemination?
  11. Re: Hive making honey but little brood and dwindling ?

    OR PMS...
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    Re: Tucson/Green Valley AZ

    Thanks AB, but I'm looking for beekeeps in AZ, specifically Green Valley, or Tucson... I've been here awhile, in and out as time allows... Not sure if posting in another forum is the way to find...
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    Tucson/Green Valley AZ

    Looking for Beekeepers in the Tucson/Green Valley AZ region. Looking to winter a few queens in the area and need a little help with some locations.
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    Re: Let's talk about lega vaporizer unit

    hex now that I look at your temp. setting I see that you also have to go greater than 428 f. as Bernhard mentioned and get your vapor at 560 f. Since I'm still twice the elevation as you I can see...
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    Re: Let's talk about lega vaporizer unit

    After spending alllll day with my lega unit I'm now sure that the amount of feet above sea level has a lot to do with temperatures... I'm at 5500' and I have to keep above 500 degree f or I don't...
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    Re: Robbing Screens and Virgin Queens

    Seems my virgins aren't as clever as SD... I don't put my robbing screens on until the virgins are mated... It seems they don't always find their way back in and if they have trouble they just move...
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    Re: Strachan Queens ???

    Can you not order from Strachans directly??... With those choices I'd put my $$ on Strachans...
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    Re: Strachan Queens ???

    I would recommend Strachan's highly.. Super gentle, good producers, all around good bees... No experience with Koehnen's...
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    Re: Uniting the weak

    Just wondering, if the colony is weak, what's in the genes you want to keep???
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    Re: Mating nucs with robber screens

    I use about a 4" X 5" or so screen. I use about 40-60 of these once the dearth hits in the fall and keep them on alllll winter on the small 3 frame and smaller nucs... Everybody else seems to do...
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    Re: Mating nucs with robber screens

    I have not had good luck with them and that's what determines how late I can rear queens... Once the robbing screens need to go on the mating success goes out the window... Seems my queens don't have...
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    I believe what hurt the Weaver lines was the potential for the Africanized gene being expressed in addition to the others...
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    Sticky Bear, extreme's? You're in the banana belt don't you know!! But good luck..
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    Re: Queen breeding vs queen rearing

    So what is your plan FTH that made you think that adding his breeding to your yard wouldn't be a positive approach?
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    Kilo I would have thought it's already 90 plus degrees where your at during the summer...and you wouldn't need all that microwaving etc....
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