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  1. Re: explain your process using Oxalic Acid Vaporising on a large scale

    I would like to know this process also
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    Re: Overwintering in Singles

    I think it is too early. I run singles but don't pull the honey off till mid sept.
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    Re: 500 hive operation Honey extraction line

    I have the cowen 28 frame system and It has the cowen spinner not the two maxant spinners. The cappings spinner is the only downfall of the system. It slows you down because after about two barrels...
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    Re: how many brood boxes?

    I use single brood boxes with a queen excluder. They work well for me. You just have to feed a little in the early spring buildup period and some when you pull the honey off in the fall they will...
  5. Thread: wax spinners

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    Re: wax spinners

    I have the cowen 28 frame system with the cowen spinner under the uncapped. Mine will get off balance from time to time from cappings piling up in the chute then all falling at the same time. Only...
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    Re: Running Singles in the South East

    All I run is singles. You have to accept the fact that you will have to feed after you pull your honey supers in the fall and I usually start feeding toward the middle of February for the buildup. ...
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    Re: Two way pallets

    Yes I would like a pic. Also the pic that you sent I can't get to come up. Thanks
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    Re: Two way pallets

    Thanks for the input. The reason I'm not wanting a forklift is that my beekeeping is mainly stationary. I do not do pollination so moving is not really an issue except to try new yards and move out...
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    Two way pallets

    I don't have a forklift but run about 350 colonies on single bottom boards. Does anyone use a two way pallet. I would think I could move these with a hand truck especially with no honey supers on...
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    Requeening annually

    Hello. I run about 350 colonies for honey production and have requeened with mated queens. I try to do this towards the end of march. I have recently found that the splits I make with just a couple...
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    Re: Candles for Dipping Boxes

    Any suggestions on where to buy bulk parafin
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    Re: swarm catching odds

    I typically get at least one for two traps set.
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    Re: How do YOU get new comb drawn out?

    jmgi. I have found that they draw out better when you have a strong hive and put the foundation right on top of the brood nest. We have done them like you did and it worked also but seemed like the...
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    Re: How do YOU get new comb drawn out?

    Yes these are honey producing hives that I'm speaking of. As for swarming I don't think this really prohibits that but we requeen every year in march and I think for us that knocks out about 80...
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    Re: How do YOU get new comb drawn out?

    If I can start the spring out with just one honey super of drawn comb above the brood nest then I watch for a flow to start. When it does there will be many bees in this super and you will see...
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    Re: Honey display stands

    I was looking for a rustic look. Something small but that would catch attention on a sales counter or wherever I can put them. I've got permission at a barber shop and a couple small mom and pop...
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    Re: Honey display stands

    Thanks. That's a nice stand. Any more ideas
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    Honey display stands

    Looking for some ideas for honey stands to put in stores and on front porch for honor based sales. Would really appreciate any pics for some ideas You can pm them to me if you'd like. Thanks in...
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    Cowen 28 frame system

    Looking for some input on the cowen 28 frame extractor system. The system I'm looking at has there deboxer, extractor,sump, auger, and uncapper.
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    Re: Tops and bottom boards

    Is it like regular plywood or is it a particle board. Thanks
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    Tops and bottom boards

    Has anyone used a product called HDO formboard for your equiptment. It is a 7 ply plyboard made with special glues and is supposed to withstand warping and weather very well. Actually it is a...
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    Slow start in louisiana

    I'm in northwest Louisiana and since the drought last year there is very little clover. My bees built up well on willow but now there is a big population with very little nectar coming in. Just...
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    Re: bait hive question

    I put mine in the middle and it works great
  24. Requeening established hive with queen cell

    I normally requeen every year with mated queens. I was thinking about raising my own queen cells and requeening my hives with these. Does anyone do this and if so do you kill the existing queen or...
  25. Thread: Feeder buckets

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    Feeder buckets

    To you guys that use bucket feeders. What size buckets do you use and where is the best place to get them. Thanks tracy
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