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    Re: Electric Fence Ground Rods? 3 Needed?

    I have not yet used a ground rod just 3' hog wire as a ground mat. I also use the 12v parmak it is about 3 joules and about 13,000 volt that is what you need to discourage a bear. I've seen where a...
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    Re: How do you preserve sugar syrup solution?

    I use a product called "coco wet" and use a stick blender mix it until it looks milk. Then when the tanker pump it into the tanks it blends right in. On my totes I make mixer that clamp on the frame....
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    Re: How do you preserve sugar syrup solution?

    When I get a tanker load I split in to two 2500 gallon tanks I add 3 oz ea lemongrass, spearmint wintergreen and coco wet ( wetting agent) to each tank and that stops the mildew that will form from...
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    Re: Nosema spore counts this fall

    Here it is mid spring and nosema has reared its ugly head had some month old splits that were not building so took samples from 3 yards counts were 30-40 spores per field of view :-(. Same as last...
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    Re: Feeding Sub Response

    I have not seen any scrambled eggs in any flowers lately �� . I also use egg in my mix plus vitamins, minerals ( off the shelf mix have to much salt) biotin, bioflavonoids.... I also like coconut oil.
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    Re: Feeding Sub Response

    Bees get "all"of their nutrition from plants. I'm thinking there might some enzyme action that break down the sterol to a more usable form.
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    Re: Feeding Sub Response

    Joe,
    A few years back Dr Eric Mussen gave a power point on bee nutrition based partly on Dr Zachary Huang work. 24-methylene cholesterol is a precursor to important bee functions. Canola was highest...
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    Re: Feeding Sub Response

    The reason I put canola oil in my patties is for the 24 methylene cholesterol a sterol in pollen and commonly found in honey bees. If memory serves.
  9. Re: What sliding compound miter saw should I buy?

    I have a bosh 12" sliding compound best I've owned
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    Re: Nosema and Queens

    Joe if nosema affects nurse bees ability to produce royal jelly then I would think they would not make good attendant. You would think you would want the very best for your queens battery box. Just...
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    Re: Nosema and Queens

    Late May the bees were slow in building would not take feed and the pallets of bees that I used for queen bank collapsed from nosema. I don't know if the Hawaiin strain is different. I Then started...
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    Re: Nosema and Queens

    I tested them, the attendants from breeder x had over 200 spores per field of view and breeder z had 8-10 per field of veiw.
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    Re: Nosema and Queens

    Keith there is probably a little more stress I mainly do pollination from Febuary through August.
    Joe back in the day they always said if the queens got nosema you got 30 days at best. How do...
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    Re: Nosema and Queens

    I setup a queenless bank and two weeks prior I treated it with fumagillin and drivert and again just before I put the queens in. Don't know how much it will help but I'm going to keep a half dozen at...
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    Re: Nosema and Queens

    I talked the breeder last year he said not worry they don't have any troubles, well I'm not in Hawaii. Also found this. 16446
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    Re: Nosema and Queens

    Our window is small and if the Orange flow starts early thing plug out solid. My neighbor is raising cells but not coming off till next week he is also getting 600 queens from a different breeder in...
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    Nosema and Queens

    Just got a couple of hundred queens from Hawaii and the attendants are just loaded with nosema spores millions plus, not wanting to squish queen to see what they have if any. That can't be good. Any...
  18. Re: Best way to re-wax molded plastic foundation

    I have two pictures one is the factory coat ( ha ha ) the other is after rolling. 1643316434
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    Re: Nosema Spring Treatment

    If you have nosema (it's easy to check for if you have a microscope) then I would say feed it mixed with drivert sugar there is a better chance the bees will consume it rather store it. 16417
  20. Re: Best way to re-wax molded plastic foundation

    I've found that triple coating the bee will draw out in a matter of days verses week or months with single or no coat. I feel it is worth coating. 16416
  21. Re: Best way to re-wax molded plastic foundation

    Last winter I coated 1000+ they just don't put enough wax even on new foundation. I get a metal paint tray put it on a electric griddle then use a 4" kitchen & bath roller it has a short nap and roll...
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    Re: SundAnce top pollen trap ?

    16336 I guess they can still collect a little between rain showers.
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    Re: SundAnce top pollen trap ?

    Well I almost forgot about finishing my pollen traps funny how life gets in the way. The unfinished traps have been sitting around for 10 month so I thought if I was going to collect almond pollen I...
  24. Re: Cowen 60 Sump In floor or On floor Opinions needed

    Brian, the 2" suction pipe sets on the bottom of the low end of the sump. I have 5 -1/2"x 1" slots cut in the intake pipe that will keep out larger unwanted debris. With a small scraper pushing the...
  25. Re: Cowen 60 Sump In floor or On floor Opinions needed

    If the suction is from inside or from the bottom there is no difference if the pump is below the sump then it's gravity feed. i think sch 40 is fine I just make sure to rough it up and use primer. ...
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