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    Re: Walter Kelley extractor question

    I don’t know how old it is. It is in good shape, stainless steel, no rust at all inside, just some spots of beewax. The friction shaft size is 1-1/8” in diameter, the motor pulley is 4 steps with...
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    Re: Walter Kelley extractor question

    Rader Sidetrack you are right. Thanks.
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    Re: Walter Kelley extractor question

    I thought about changing the motor last year, then quit after I saw on eBay similar in appearance motors with 10,000 r.p.m. It needs to start slow as it does right now for the friction thing to...
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    Walter Kelley extractor question

    I got an older Walter Kelley 33 frames extractor with belt and step motor pulley, friction drive type. Probably, it was designed for wax foundation frames.
    Now I have all plastic and want to spin...
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    Syrup crystallized – question

    I bought some barrels of 55% syrup in August, now all is crystallized. I am thinking of heating it, then want to add the chemical that will keep it liquid.
    What is the name of the chemical used in...
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    Re: Trailer 7k or 8k question?

    One axle, one wheel on each side.
    I see most of the beekeepers that drive on CA hwys have this kind of trailers: about 12' long one axle, tilt bed. I will appreciate your imput, just want to make...
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    Trailer 7k or 8k question?

    I found someone who will build me a forklift single axle trailer. Should I go with 7k or 8k axle? What would you do in my place? 8k axle trailer is about $1100 more expensive than 7k. I have a bobcat...
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    Re: Bees sprayed on beans, need advise.

    No contract, no obligation. There is not much nectar in the Sac Valley right now. I selected the ones that were short on honey and wanted to help them make some reserves. To me syrup can not be...
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    Bees sprayed on beans, need advise.

    I placed 48 hives next to a field of white lima beans on 7/29 hoping that bees will make some honey before the winter. Farmer spayed the beans with pesticides on either 7/25 or 7/26. I don’t know...
  10. Re: Kuchofuku Air-Conditioned Beekeeper Suit Cooling bee keeping summer clothing

    I was wondering if anybody used this kind of air conditioning suit? Any feedback? Thanks.
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    Beekeeper trailer wanted.

    I was wondering if you know who manufactures beekeeper forklift single axle trailers on west coast, similar to A&O forklift trailers. I am looking at a reasonable price, Jacobsen trailer is...
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    I want to send bees to N. Dakota

    Hi, I am interested in sending a semi of beehives to North Dakota or other places during the summer for honey. I had one truck last year in N. Dakota and they did well, but the beekeeper I worked...
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    Looking for a semi bee nets

    I was wondering if you know someone who makes semi bee nets in California or west coast? I don’t know approximately how much they cost or what to pay attention to when buying, as far as material,...
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    Re: Forklift trailer with dual axle question

    I am curious to know if beekeepers use turning front axles on forklift trailers. It is interesting what you say that not to try to back up. This tells me that turning front axle does not work at all...
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    Re: Forklift trailer with dual axle question

    I had to make "U" turns in those orchards where my truck/trailer barely fit. Several months ago bearings failed on one wheel. All these happened only on rear axle (bearings and blown tires). ...
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    Forklift trailer with dual axle question

    I like two axle trailers for forklifts, but it is difficult to make sharp turns with them. I had two new tires blown in March because of this. Mine is a 12ft trailer rated for 7k, two axle.
    I saw...
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    Re: Temperature and nectar flow

    Just a clarification. My freiend has beeyards in the same county, it is the same area, more inland. Temperature at my place during the summer were 60-80 degrees. Thanks for the reply.
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    Temperature and nectar flow

    I had 24 hives about 5 miles from the ocean last summer (California). They had been surrounded by wild sages, buckwheat, many nectar producing plants, in spite of all of these bees starved to death....
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    Re: Pollination opportunity lavender

    Rob, you say bees generally do well on lavender. Do you know specifically what kind of variety?
    thanks.
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    Lavender for bees

    A landowner wants to plant several acres of lavender. He asked me what species makes more honey. He was thinking to go with CROSSO or MALIETTE. These are English lavender. If someone of you has some...
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    Re: Northern states honey

    My point was - I provide the bees, but someone to provide locations and etc, then there will be a % split, as many beekeepers do.
    I am looking for someone that is reliable and will respect the...
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    Northern states honey

    I would like to send a semi truck to northern states for honey this year. I was thinking about this for a long time, but I have heard that some beekeepers made some honey, but lost the bees or had...
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    Used chemicals during almond

    Last year I had about 100 hives in one almond orchard during pollination season. The inspector came up with a very high average around 11 frames (way more than the contract). Farmer said that he does...
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    Requeening question

    I am looking to requeen some hives and was hopping to get some opinioins if it is a good way to go.
    I want to introduce new mated, caged queens directly into queen right colonies, without killing...
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    Re: Pineapple

    Thanks for your replies. Now you changed my plans, but in a good way.
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