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    Re: are new jars clean enough?

    the plastic bottles are chemically sanitized during production . The glass bottles should be washed to remove the oil or release agent used in the bottle manufacturing . I did the right thing and...
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    Re: Heilyser JB700 OA Blower

    I made a new discharge nozzle so the unit operates level .Works so much better .Treated 8 singles before refilling , if I had the new bigger pan could treat more hives as long they are not to far...
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    Re: Heilyser JB700 OA Blower

    I got probably the first one in the US . The builder said he puts a bigger pan in it now . I had to fasten the pan down better ,it cam loose in shipping . The discharge pipe needs to shaped different...
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    Re: Telescoping cover material?

    That's the product I use . make sure what you put it on is smooth .
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    Re: Telescoping cover material?

    rubber low slope rolled roofing from Menards. have used it for 3 years now ,works great ! no sharp edges .looks nice easy to put on it has adhesive on it already ,I still use roofing nails on the...
  6. Re: Cutting Swarm Cells off comb on plastic foundation

    I use the OTS method for raising queens , I don't make the notch very deep . then I use a narrow knife I got a hobby shop . some you can curve the blade to get under the cell better .warming up the...
  7. Thread: Extractor lid

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    Re: Extractor lid

    call mann lake . they have replacement parts
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    Re: -40 f windchill in central NY

    you might think about putting sugar patties in the center on top .because the bees are not moving to get the stores because of the cold . had the same problem last year hear in northern IL good...
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    Re: Package Bee Installation Question

    If you can get a frame of drawn out comb it speeds up build .I like to put queen cage between frames then pour the bees on her that fall out then put the package inside the hive to let the rest...
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    Re: Wiring spool retainer

    use a big rubber band on the wire in the spool ,it will help stop the backlashing of the wire . I switched to plastic foundation ,get it uncoated then use your wax from the cappings with all the crud...
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    Re: Bottling tank for 2 oz jars

    I did 150 little bottles last year for duaghters wedding. use large squeeze bottle refill when it gets 3/4 gone worked best good luck
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    Re: Extraction fee

    does your local bee club rent a extractor ? are bee club rents one for $10 a day good luck
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    Re: Wisconsin bee keepers....

    The bees are better off in a hive than the shipping package .they will start building comb after they sit a few days .the queen can get out sooner . make sure you feed them .if you have foundation...
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    Re: Lost 2 hives today

    sprinkle cinnamon around and under the hive it will keep the ants out . may take a week or so to get the ants out after that the ants won't go near the cinnamon
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    Re: Coating Plasticell: Looking for New Ideas

    try wearing a glove and use rag to apply wax . you can rub off thick spots of wax . a little extra on the outer edge the girls will use else were . I found that pre waxed do better with a little...
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    Re: white dutch clover

    mow it off when blooms turn brown for new growth to start over try mowing in strips at different times soo some are blooming all the time
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    Re: Best honey producers

    A good healthy working queen is the first key to honey production . I have switched queens and could not believe the differents .the more bees in the hive the better chance for more honey . the...
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    Re: fork lift ? skid steer ?

    unless you are good on a skid steer you will bounce around a lot . put a 5 gal bucket of water on a skid then drive around . look for a small articulated loader like a swinger or some thing like...
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