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  1. Re: Moving Up To Tandem Truck + Truck Mounted Forklift?

    Try Truckpaper.com for your truck. They have 1,000's of used trucks listed. You can search for crew cabs.
  2. Re: Re-queening in Fall: how late is too late?

    I don't requeen just because the queen is small, what does her brood look like is a better way to judge. You also need to know if the bees are growing brood or declining brood depending on time of...
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    Re: Where to put Nuc

    When I make a nuc I want all the bees I put in it to stay in it so I always move it at least a mile away. If in a few days you want to return it you can and they will relocate.
  4. Re: Warning: Some of these images may be disturbing to younger, more sensitive viewer

    jwcarlson, why don't you use a formic acid treatment this time of year that does kill the mites in the brood? And then use OA in the winter during the broodless time? You are in Iowa so your temps...
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    Re: I am at a crossroad.....I think?

    Well then you have you answer to your crossroads! So next year you will stay at about 23 hives, sell any nucs and hives made from them and make huajilli honey.
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    Re: I am at a crossroad.....I think?

    It would seem to me you need to answer a question or two. Do you want to keep bees as a hobby to do in your spare time? Or do you want to make some money keeping bees as a side line from your regular...
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    Re: 1x6 wood for 4 way pallets

    Usually fence boards are not treated to the same standard as the regular 1x6 or the 5/4 so they won't last as long in contact with the ground. Read the pt tags and know what you are buying.
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    Re: Smoker Fuel

    Ian, Liquid smoke is just that, smoke captured and in a liquid, used for flavoring, grilling meat or in BBQ sauce. A friend of mine operating 6,000 hives uses only liquid smoke in a spray bottle to...
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    Re: minimizing robbing

    I have used the lids off trick many times and it works from okay to well depending on the day to take off honey. Requeening and making nucs while the bees are robbing I don't like the lids off...
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    Poll: Re: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    This thread is great. I am glad you all have kept posting even with the tension it seems to be generating. This question with the neonics and bees is polarizing. Thank you to each of you for your...
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    Re: Wax rendering

    Back in the 80s there was a commercial wax rendering beekeeper in Florida that had a pneumatic piston press and used trampoline matting instead of the burlap bags. He kept steam poring thru the...
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    Re: Pollen sub mixer?

    Has anyone used one of these hand held mortar mixers?

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    Re: Fall feeders

    Ian, I have found painting anything plastic, like the totes, with aluminum paint makes it last several more years. Aluminum paint is small flecks of metal and the sun cannot shine through it thus...
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    Re: Fall feeders

    I am curious does anyone use candy boards to supplement for winter feed? Back in the day if we didn't get enough liquid feed in before the cold we would just add a 20 or 30 pound candy board.
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    Re: Melting/Heating drums

    I have been bottling honey on a small scale for about 30 years. For the 30 years I have heated the honey in 55g drums to around 150 degrees. I set the drum in a water bath tank with a 2400 watt water...
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    Re: How big is your honey house?

    sqkcrk, Unfortunately I don't have any other photos. I worked in that extracting room for years and extracted 1000's of drums of honey and that is the only photo and lots of memories. Victor H
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    Re: How big is your honey house?

    xroads, I grew up in Nebraska in a 5000 hive operation. The extracting room was 30 x 30 = 900 sq ft. In it was two extractors, one automatic uncapper, spin float wax spinner and infloor honey sump...
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    Re: buying a cappings spinner?

    RAK, Obviously it depends on how 'wet' the cappings are with honey. If wet cappings I get around 10 gallons honey, if I let them drain over night or so about 6 gallons honey.
    Victor H
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    Re: buying a cappings spinner?

    Ben Little, I needed some way to spin my cappings and I do not have room for a spinner until I build a much larger building so what to do? I have a 60 frame Dadant extractor. I built 6 screened...
  20. Re: Removing Moisture From Honey Before Extracting

    You might check the moisture content of the capped honey. I have seen come crazy times when the bees capped too thin of honey and it would ferment, bubble and blow the caps. If it was capped too...
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    Re: Flash heating honey question

    Well here’s my two cents. I have been bottling honey on a small scale for about 30 years. For the 30 years I have heated the honey in 55g drums to around 150 degrees and the honey is almost always...
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    Re: Hi from nwga

    tjMax, welcome to the forum. There are beeclubs in your area, Chattanooga, Lafayette, Summerville, Canton and a bit further Cartersville. Holcomb's Garden Center at Ft. Oglethorpe has bee supplies...
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    Re: Large scale Nuc production

    In a migratory operation we make up several hundred double nuc boxes out of 10 frame hives with the bottom board nailed on each hive and divided with tin or Masonite. On the double nuc a 7 or 8 inch...
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    Re: uncapping for 100 hives

    Jim, in the old photo of the load of bees it looks like they are loaded 5 hives wide so I assume there are some type of "loading sticks" as we called them to hold the hive apart a couple of inches...
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    Re: uncapping for 100 hives

    Jim, Thanks for the retro photos knife uncapping and others, I love looking at those old photos. By the way is that orange or citrus trees in the background of the one photo labeled 'Archie"?
    Victor...
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