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    Re: DRUM GRABBER ISSUES

    I had that same issue. Replaced my grab with a gator grab. No dropped drums, esp. off the back of a semi :no:. Will move any drum, with or without ribs.,over rough terrain with a skidsteer. More than...
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    Re: Old Dadant 20 Frame Trouble Shooting

    Try tightening the large wing nut on top of the friction drive. That controls the final speed of the unit.
    Nick
  3. Re: 5 gallon buckets- Home Depot or food grade?

    Good thread. BUT--- at the current pricing for honey, we should pack a pail of artisanal honey in a new FDA approved pail-especially if you are selling in that pail. Its all about image. Most...
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    Re: shipping container for super storage

    We have used a 40' container for about 8 years. We use 40X48" pallets-each has 6 stacks of supers-2 deeps and 4 mediums or equiv. All are banded to the pallet with PP banding and double stacked. We...
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    Re: Purvis Queens

    We ran Purvis goldlines for a number of years. Good producers, but they died like all the rest from the mite pressure/viruses when left untreated. They were not the silver bullet in my opinion.
    Nick
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    Re: commercial beekeeping

    Hi Mark,
    A beek friend of mine in NE PA said to watch out. might bee a local thing.
    No, I do not have a CDL and I don't plan to go out of state.( today at least) I don't remember why I registered...
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    Re: commercial beekeeping

    Ben, That depends on your DOT number. I run ag plates on my 1 ton 12000# GVW, have a US DOT # that ends in NY and I am valid only to run in NY. I believe that you have to run commercial plates to...
  8. Re: new york AIAC Mtng notes for the meeting on 6/19/2014

    well put mark :applause:

    We beeks need to work together for the cause of better beekeeping and leave the state out of things.
    Nick
  9. Re: Mite counts, treatment thresholds - Central NY or similar climates

    You can plan on having mites. Hives should be treated the end of July or early August to have low levels of mites going into the winter bee raising season. MAQS if you plan to make fall honey to...
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    Re: Colony update here in Pa

    Hi Wayne, Better get your honey supers on. We usually travel through NE PA to ohio to visit relatives on Memorial day weekend and there is usually a huge black locust bloom about then. Its worth a...
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    Re: Shipping queen cells

    you have the packaging correct. Add enough bees to keep the cells warm. Fondant and a wet sponge for water. Do not forget a piece of wax paper between the cell cups and the foam board to keep them...
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    Re: Pseudo Scorpion

    OK. When I was in Jumla,Nepal , the timing of the bloom in combination with strangeness of the monsoon season, caused a non-swarming season. the beekeepers there live for swarms,both to increase...
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    Re: Pseudo Scorpion

    DUH!!!:doh: I didn't notice that these were OLD posts!.
    Michael, do you still have any pseudo scorpions in your hives?
    nick
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    Re: Pseudo Scorpion

    10140Here is a picture of one that I took in Nepal in 2011. They do eat mites. Its tough for them to live in our hives as our bees propolize the hiding cracks. Apis Cerana does not use any propolis....
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    Re: side by side atv/utv's

    Mike, I was thinking the same thing today when a land owner felt sorry for me and gave me a lift into the yard with his atv. Problem is they are not good when there is more that 8 inches of snow on...
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    Re: A little frustrated with Dadant

    Run the frames thru your table saw standing up, so that you make a split bottom bar.beats trashing your wiring job.
    Nick
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    Re: Wintering nucs in MM

    Adrian, nice looking bees. What was the % of loss this year so far? When do you usually make them up and how many frames of brood to start?
    Nick
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    Re: Ultimate hot weather bee suite

    Can anybody offer experience with the ultrabreeze suits VS the Mann Lake, Dadant and Blue Sky versions?? are they the same suit or not? they look alike in the photos but the price is 1/2. usally get...
  19. Re: The ancient tradition of honey hunting in Nepal

    We winter in singles and doubles both. The singles have mountain camp feed on for insurance. We are trying Bee Cozy winter wraps this year. Mixed results. some locations are real good, some there are...
  20. Re: The ancient tradition of honey hunting in Nepal

    Hi,
    Clover, its illegal to have a non-movable frame hive in NY. :no:. I've also been to Nepal a couple of years ago and these are quite common, The folks there live for swarming and the hives make ...
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    Re: Honey with a minty taste

    HI-basswood/Linden-one of our favorites-they don't produce it every year due to weather. Last summer was a great year in most NY/PA locations.
    Nick
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    Re: What birds eat honeybees?

    I watched black capped chicadees picking up chilled bees that landed in the snow during cleansing flights this last Saturday. temp was 28F.The snow under bushes:popcorn: in the beeyard where they...
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    Re: Post-mortem

    Hi All, mountain camp modified with a few ounces of lemonjuice added adds moisture and changes the ph of the sugar --does work. We are in climate zone 4 and it was very cold the last few weeks. Most...
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    Re: Pure oxygen?

    Yep. If I remember correctly, an airtight chamber could be set up and combs placed inside and connected to an ozone generator. My guess is that you could test bee feces from dysentery that are on a...
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    Re: Pure oxygen?

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    According to our state apiculturist, ozone can be used to sterilize deadout combs-kills nosema spores etc.
    Nick.
    Thinking we all have too much time sitting around inside trying to keep...
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