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  1. Thread: incubators

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    Re: incubators

    I use a 48 watt proportional digital heater from the Incubator Warehouse. http://incubatorwarehouse.com/48-watt-incukit-dc.html It holds a temp within 0.1 dregrees of your desired set point. You can...
  2. Thread: incubators

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    Re: incubators

    I use a large soaked sponge in a tray for humidity. I run my incubator at 94 F. It's a progressive heater so it turns on and off 0.1 degree above or below the set point. It's a variable output...
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    Re: Syrup gone hard in the tote

    You could use a shielded immersion heater to liquify the syrup. Mann Lake carries one that is 1000 watts. It's worked for me heating water for making feed.
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    Re: Section 18 Request

    I'm just wondering why all the work for a product that does little more than a sugar dusting? The product is only about 30% effective when used as directed. Yes I used Hopguard last year, and the...
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    Re: re-use brood comb

    As long as you feel the frames are disease free, reuse the frames. Don't worry about scraping the old brood off. The bees will clean it up just fine. Having a few frames of honey is a big advantage...
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    Re: Fleet Farm Beekeeping Supplies

    You are correct in that Fleet does not manufacture anything. When I talked to the Operations Director I asked that question. He did not know who the supplier was going to be. 1 logical choice would...
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    Re: Question on "top" entrance hive

    You'll want to add the second box to the top of the first box. The bees will move up into the second box. You'll want to add the second box when around 6 of the frames in the bottom box are drawn...
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    Re: Fleet Farm Beekeeping Supplies

    They'll do MN as well. I figure they are trying to cash in on the bees being high profile right now.
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    Re: Fleet Farm Beekeeping Supplies

    I was in Fleet Farm yesterday and saw the Director of Operations. I used to be an Auto Center manager with Fleet so I know him. I talked to him about Fleet selling beekeeping supplies. He was aware...
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    Re: new thread in exchange

    There is a small subscription fee required in order to post in the For Sale section. This may help.

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/announcement.php?f=245
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    Re: Inner Cover construction materials

    What size do you use on the mini 4 frame inner covers?
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    Re: Inner Cover construction materials

    Michael, are you using the same size on your mini inner covers for double nucs? The size I listed ( 3/4" x 1/2") is on my 4 frame inner covers.

    Wisnewbee
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    Re: Inner Cover construction materials

    Not sure if they are correct, but I cut my inner cover notches 3/4' wide and 1/2" high.

    Wisnewbee
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    Re: Inner Cover construction materials

    I'm making the inner cover similar to how Michael Palmer suggested, with one difference. I'm using 1/4" plywood instead of 1/2". These are small mini inner covers and I didn't think I needed the...
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    Re: Inner Cover construction materials

    An answer from the man himself, thank you Michael. Thank you both for your input. Michael that is exactly what I was looking for. You even included pictures, wow. With the continued snow here in...
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    Inner Cover construction materials

    I'm looking for suggestions as to what material people who construct their own inner covers use instead of /4" plywood. I'd like to use 1/8" if possible to make them lighter. I am concerned with...
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    Re: Recommendations for solar fence chargers

    I prefer the Par-Mac 6 volt solar fencer. They seem to hold up better and longer then the competitors models. They also carry a 2 year warranty. The 12 volt model carries a bigger punch, but a bigger...
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    Re: Michael Palmer Nucs

    The YouTube video "The Sustainable Apiary" by Michael Palmer also goes into how he winters Nucs, and shows pictures of his Nucs. It's from a talk he did at the UK National Honey Show in 2013.
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    Re: early spring mite treatments

    Shinbone,
    I used Hopguard last year while the supers were on the hives. I was looking for a mid-season knock-down as the mite load was increasing.

    Hopguard is a short acting "flash" treatment....
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    Re: Check those prices before buying!

    Another sideliner and I go together on our orders for frames and foundation. It saves us a considerable amount of money each year. Whenever I'm thinking of placing an order, I let any local club...
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    Re: Commercial Pollen Traps

    Sundance are the best traps. They are not compatible with pallets using clips however. I used 5 this past season as a trial. On bottom boards I was very pleased with them. Pollen was in good...
  22. Side drawer Sundance pollen traps from Brushy Mountain

    I purchased 5, side drawer Sundance pollen traps from Brushy Mountain last season. I purchased the side drawer traps because I run all my bees on 4-way pallets. Brushy's catalog specifically states...
  23. Re: Small scale indoor wintering. Is anyone doing it?

    The book "The Hive and the Honey Bee" has a very good section on indoor wintering. There was a great deal of research done in Manatoba on the subject. It boils down to a consistent temp (around 40...
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    Re: Comparing sugar syrup to corn syrup

    Thank you all for the information. It's very useful and greatly appreciated.

    Roland, PM sent

    Wisnewbee
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    Comparing sugar syrup to corn syrup

    Can someone tell me the difference sugar content wise between 1:1 sugar syrup and the various types of corn syrup (45, 50, 55)? I have been told that bees will put on more weight if fed corn syrup vs...
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