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  1. Thread: Term Hobbyist

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    Term Hobbyist

    In the year or so I have read several articles mentioning that there is a trend or "movement" to get away from the term Hobbyist or amateur in beekeeping. I haven't read much lately that mentions...
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    Adkins Live Bee removal

    Adkins Bee Removal has started doing business in my area and according to their web site they are well established in CA, TX the mid-west and other areas.
    It appears they promote "Live bee Removal"...
  3. Thread: Opinions wanted

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    Opinions wanted

    I have several friends and acquaintances who are putting one or two hives in their back yards in a suburban/urban area.

    They keep asking me where to get gentle bees.

    I have told them it is the...
  4. Thread: 2009 NUC prices

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    2009 NUC prices

    I am over wintering several more NUC's that I will need.

    If they all make what is going to be the going price fro a 5 frame NUC?

    Paul
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    Extractor size and speed

    The Honey House,

    By my calculations your top speed should be 301.875 RPM's.

    I am assuming the following-
    1. you are extracting Medium frames
    2. The 23 inches is the diameter and not the...
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    Diameter of extractor

    The Honey House,

    What is the diameter of your extractor?
    How far is it from the center axle to the top bar of the frame?

    at 400RPMs this information will determine the force exerted on the...
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    Extractor speed (RPM'S)

    Regarding Radial extractors, Do any of you with the big powered units know at what RPM you need to run them at to get good clean extraction?

    If you do I would also like to know the diameter of the...
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    Sticky: Swarm

    Swarm today 4-11, in Portland Oregon.

    Jujust about the same time as last year.
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    I use door skins, a thin ply type construction,...

    I use door skins, a thin ply type construction, dimensionally stable, are cheap, perfect thickness and you can cut them with a drywall knife.

    By perfect thickness they are the same thickness as my...
  10. Thread: Oxallic Acid

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    Ace is one of the places that had a liquid form...

    Ace is one of the places that had a liquid form but it was mixed with (I think ) Potassium Hydroxide and the Oxallic was less than 10%. So the actual percentage was questionable and the added...
  11. Thread: Oxallic Acid

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    Oxallic Acid

    Does anyone have any suggestions on where I can get some Oxalic acid.

    I have checked several Home Improvement stores and Paint suppliers.

    Most of what I have found is liquid, the concentration...
  12. Thread: Mason bees

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    Mason bees

    Does anyone know if Mason bees are native to North America or were they imported like the honey bee?
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    Mini/baby nuc plans?

    I am thinking of trying my hand at raising my own queens.

    First is there a difference between mini nucs and baby nucs?


    Any one have plans for them or even just the dimentions that they would...
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    Electric hot knife

    I bought an electric hot knife this year and it worked great.
    However I had heard that they will burn out, so in order to minimize over heating I use a foot switch so that it is not cooking when it...
  15. Thread: SMR/VSH Queens

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    SMR/VSH Queens

    I am looking for opinions from people who have had experience using queens that are varroa and/or tracheal mite resistant.

    What queens are you using?
    Where did you get them?
    What have been the...
  16. Thread: Brushy Mtn Bees

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    Thanks!

    Thanks to everyone who replied to this! Unfortunately I am west of the Mississippi.

    Chief Issac you mentioned Shasta Mill, do you have any contact info for them?


    Thanks Again Everyone, Paul
  17. Thread: Brushy Mtn Bees

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    Brushy Mtn Bees

    It seems that I remember someone mentioning that one of the suppliers offered free shipping last year around Christmas.
    Has anyone heard about this year and which vendor was it?
  18. Thread: Bee Quick

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    Bee Quick worked for me

    I used BQ for the first time this year.
    I have used bee go and honey robber when helping some other Bees Harvest and had seen good results, but I just wanted to get away from the stink!

    It worked...
  19. Thread: Honey Bears

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    Honey Bears

    When you get new honey bears from a reputable source like Mann Lake or Dadant. Do you need to wash them before you fill them?

    Are these jars and lids sterile? Is there any prep work to these...
  20. Thread: refractometer

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    I would like to here from some one who has used...

    I would like to here from some one who has used or purchased both a "low cost" (~$70) and a "high cost" (~$200+) refractometer.

    What were the differences you really noticed between them?

    Paul
  21. Thread: Feeding

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    Feeding

    I need to pull a frame of honey out to put a feeder in with the intent of placing the frame back in the Hive after I am done feeding. Should I freeze the frame or how should I store it until I return...
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    I used a 2 frame tangential this year and it...

    I used a 2 frame tangential this year and it worked great.
    Only being able to do 2 frames at a time makes it go slow but it really cleaned the frames out well.

    I did use an old food dehydrator...
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    I guess I must be classier, I when tot he trouble...

    I guess I must be classier, I when tot he trouble of running an air line through the garage wall in the living room.
  24. Thread: Marking Frames

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    Marking Frames

    I was thinking of putting a serial number on the top bar of my frames so I can keep track of what kind of foundation is in any particular one, how old they are, what hive they have been in, etc..
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    If you move it during daylight when bees are out...

    If you move it during daylight when bees are out foraging, those bees that are out when you move it will be the bees that will be flying around the old location for the rest of the day.

    Note that...
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