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  1. Re: Tips on keeping a honey extractor from "walking" during spinning

    The most popular single phase AC motor used for variable speeds is a split capacitor motor(spc). There area couple of control methods for these, but vfd's(variable frequency drives) are normally...
  2. Re: What is the fastest, easiest way to cut plastic foundation?

    Add a hot wire to the list also
  3. Re: What is the fastest, easiest way to cut plastic foundation?

    I would imagine so.... lol

    Works on all manner of plastic. (soffit,siding, etc)
  4. Re: What is the fastest, easiest way to cut plastic foundation?

    If you use a circular saw or table saw, reverse the blade. It will then cut without shattering.
  5. Re: Had an interesting thing happen yesterday when retrieving a swarm

    So if you did not want to give it to him, why in the world did you offer it to him! Way I see it, you either offer sincerely because you are a good guy, or offer insincerely, because you want to...
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    Re: Lost both hives

    Do Tell! A SHB VSH Hygenic Queen? It's the holy grail.
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    Re: Lost both hives

    From: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/bees/small_hive_beetle.htm#life

    A female small hive beetle may lay 1,000 eggs in her lifetime, although data suggest that the number of eggs...
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    Re: Lost both hives

    I don't understand your timeline. You said that you went in 2 days ago, but then you say you left them alone a couple of days. Timing here is important to tell what really happened. Also, you say...
  9. Re: Why did this package die? (Sorry for Long Windedness)

    Looking at the photo, I tend to agree with the supplier. These bees were wet. I don't see starvation. What kind of top feeder are you using? Could it have leaked and drenched the bees. If they...
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    Re: Traps for Small Hive Beetles

    I do do not think that MAQS are labeled or work against SHB. You are thinking about Checkmite+.
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    Re: At my wits end!!!

    I will agree wax moth is usually due to space. SHB, in certain parts of the country don't worry much about space before they overrun a hive. They will hang out huddled up and take advantage of any...
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    I am obviously missing an opportunity.

    In the June Southern Living Magazine on page 126:

    Best Honey, Gold Reserve Sourwood Honey (Savannah Bee Company)

    $112 for 20 oz.
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    Re: Swarm or Orientation flight? Video

    That's why I said practice swarm. The workers are ready, but the queen is not. I have seen this behavior in my OB hive. Where they did this three times over the course of a week. Then the fourth time...
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    Re: Swarm or Orientation flight? Video

    Swarm or practice swarm. Orientations do not usually venture that far from the hive.
  15. Re: Cluster under bottom board after install- pic included

    Leave them alone, they will figure it out.
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    Re: Failed queen.

    https://www.facebook.com/elliebhoney/posts/989589267804064
  17. Re: What does the queen do while the rest of the package is building comb?

    It was Wednesday, they have been building comb for 3 days, she should have some room to lay and there is room for pollen. The cells do not have to be complete depth for her to lay in, just started.
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    Re: screen bottom board comment

    I run all Solid bottom boards now. But an often overlooked benefit of screened is that if the hive is accidentally placed out of level with the back lower than the front, rainwater/ condensate will...
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    Re: Input on Bee keeping pants ?

    Sometimes wear those khaki colored cargo pants that the legs zip off to convert to shorts. Then convert them back and forth depending on what I am doing with the bees.
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    Re: Brood Break How-to

    Consider it this way. A brood break in effect eliminates between 25,000 to 40,000 bees from your hive population if it is forced during a time when the queen would be laying flat out. ( 25 days of...
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    Re: Brood Break How-to

    Figure it this way. On a queen replacement cycle, your hive will be without a laying queen for approximately 25 to 30 days. Thats 25 to 30 days no eggs will be laid. The drones take up to 25 days to...
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    Re: Washboarding

    Yes,we have lots of Chinese tallow (call them popcorn trees). Invasive, but the bees make a lot of honey from them. Tends to be high in moisture even when capped. Flow has just started here in the...
  23. Re: Found this on the ground outside one of my split hives?

    I have to disagree with this. Queenless hives are often loaded with drones. Without a laying queen, the workers are free to collect pollen and nectar at higher rates. This is one reason a cut down...
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    Re: At my wits end!!!

    Here is the thing in SHB areas. If your hive gets weak for any reason the SHB will take over and the bees will abscond. If you are not treating for varroa, hygienic bees will remove the pupae, etc....
  25. Re: The moose tick, correlations to bees and varroa?

    Yes, but think of one colony as one moose.....
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