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    Re: Large scale Nuc production

    The frenchbeefarm web site has some interesting ideas/equipment setup for divided nucs, especially if you are considering making your splits with only 1fr brood.

    (To stock in spring I use 1 fr...
  2. Re: Thinner dividers (plastic or vinyl perhaps?) for divided nucs 2way, 4way, queen c

    Thanks for the tip on the frp. I will look for some that is smooth on both sides- as I don't like the idea of the bees having access to the "exposed" fiberglass type (on one side) of frp that I've...
  3. Re: Thinner dividers (plastic or vinyl perhaps?) for divided nucs 2way, 4way, queen c

    First, even with a 1/8" wide kerf (2.2-2.4mm is standard I think, possible with some carbon tip blades 1/8" maybe), a 1/8" divider will not slide into it easily if at all. The cut has to be a little...
  4. Re: Thinner dividers (plastic or vinyl perhaps?) for divided nucs 2way, 4way, queen c

    It's interesting that you haven't had luck with masonite (hardboard) jmgi. It's worked for me and no deterioration in the wet PNW for years. Available in 1/8"

    On the other hand the dividers I...
  5. Thinner dividers (plastic or vinyl perhaps?) for divided nucs 2way, 4way, queen castl

    Looking for anyone's experience using "alternative" materials (that are hopefully thinner than masonite) for dividing standard hive bodies into nucs or mating nucs.

    I am happy with the masonite...
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    Re: repower a bobcat

    I put in a Deutz F2L411 diesel. Some 610's actually came with this engine or another model deutz diesel as original equipment. Some would say underpowered but I'm happy so far.
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    Re: Supering at the almonds

    I think most who super are getting ready to pull off a split (triple deep) or making it easier to shake bees (western and excluder, smoke bees up).

    Watch the night time lows and make sure strong...
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    Re: Survival of bees in Kuwait

    Yes but it could be set up (if necessary).

    I think the combination of full shade/cover (Could just be posts, frame, and a tarp), water source for bees very close by... And...
    Michael Bush's "Bee...
  9. Re: 50% formic (Amrine method) ...any one have any recent thoughts or update

    I am still curious if anyone has tried 50% as opposed to 65% formic. Someone I know will be trying and hopefully I will be able to get a report back, but in the meantime, anyone ?
  10. Re: 50% formic (Amrine method) ...any one have any recent thoughts or update

    I also know of someone who has had good results with 5 trips 65% formic. Thank you very much for the input.

    I am still curious if anyone has tried the 50% formic flash treatment with or without...
  11. Re: 50% formic (Amrine method) ...any one have any recent thoughts or update

    Also, worth mentioning mitegone pads (http://www.mitegone.com/) are legal in the USA and lots of formic info on the web site. They use 65% formic and are reusable.
  12. 50% formic (Amrine method) ...any one have any recent thoughts or update

    I am looking for input from Canadians or others who have (hypothetically) used 50% formic "flash treatment" with or without Honey Bee Healthy (44% actual concentration including HBH) as opposed to...
  13. Re: What are the legal issues in selling packages as nucs.

    You're confused. A package is bulk bees with a queen in cage.

    A nuc is frames with brood with queen.

    Shaking 3 pounds of bees into a box and selling it as a nuc would be wrong. 3-4 frames of...
  14. Re: Sealing gaps in nucs in the field with bees in boxes?

    Gaps due to old equipment, gaps between divided nucs and divided mating nucs, gaps in nucs that are getting robbed (for example warped lid gap between top of box and lid).
  15. Sealing gaps in nucs in the field with bees in boxes?

    Duct tape / Guerrilla tape is what I would use now, or hardware cloth stapled on. Or maybe a wedge of wood. If bees aren't going to be in the boxes for a couple of weeks I have been using 100%...
  16. Thread: Sled Deck

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    Re: Sled Deck

    I guess I can say I use one on my 45+ mpg bee truck ;) http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/w467/b_friendly/SAM_0004.jpg 16 hives in a pinch (way overloaded), but great for running around... But...
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    Re: Flat bed size

    If you are looking at the UD, consider ud1800 (not sure about air brakes on these or not), some of the tow companies run them (rollback tow truck). Basically the same truck as the one you are...
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    Re: Flat bed size

    The Isuzu 4cyl diesel (NPR) will be a little underpowered, pulling a trailer especially, hwy will be slow but barley doable. I owned one of the EARLIER ones and I think it was 165hp. I would not...
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    Re: First Forklift setup

    Here ya go:

    http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/rds/grd/2760176062.html
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    Re: Build up on Eucalyptus

    Most of the Eucs (inland CA) especially the thick "forest" type plantings seem to bloom April May June at earliest, I have seen exceptions (red / pink flowers - anyone know the species, generic name...
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    Re: blackberry honey

    Honey = light, our mainstay in the PNW. Primarily speaking of Himalayan blackberry. The pollen is gray
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    Re: 50/50 Bleach/Water spray on stored combs?

    Bleach is a pretty universal disinfectant.

    We can't expect it to work for AFB, but I believe it may be of some use for Nosema and Viruses. There is some limited discussion about spraying deadout...
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    Re: Ice cream bucket as a feeder?

    My suggestion is to TEST IT FIRST before putting it on the bees. Even "good" pails will start leaking ...seemingly randomly.

    Most feeder buckets sold by bee suppliers / used as feeders have a...
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    Re: No more mediums for me...

    7 5/8" boxes are sometimes called "western deep" as the primary supplier in the past I think was western bee in MT. But many people ALSO call 6 5/8" westerns, so to be more clear, you can use the...
  25. Re: Is there a red light available for night work?

    I bought the Petzl "taktika" (spelling may be incorrect) about 2 years ago, and although it works, and provides just enough light to get by with the red lense on, I would LOVE to find a red led...
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