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    Re: No pollen coming in.

    Feeding your bees just syrup is like you drinking soda all day. If they are not storing the pollen they are bring in they are not getting enough. The will continue to use there fat reserves to raise...
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    Re: No pollen coming in.

    If your dog looks hungry and skinny would just let him sort it out? Look like it need a good protein supplement and some syrup. From the video what you can see there were no stores but a little brood.
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    Re: Amino Acid Additives?

    I add a product called amino balance to my syrup I think it has 20 + pure crystalline amino acids
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    Re: 1x6 wood for 4 way pallets

    My first pallets I built were out of 1x6 and 2x4 untreated then dipped 50/50 tar and solvent I still have most of them 25 years later.20852 this a picture of some that were refurbished and redipped.
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    Re: Nuc's not building up

    Check for nosema I think it's the bull in the China shop. I've made 800 split in the last month and a half in very marginal conditions. One thing I make sure in doing is to treat for nosema before...
  6. Thread: Smoker Fuel

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    Re: Smoker Fuel

    All summer it's been liquid smoke 25% smoke and 75% water. I think it works well enough The mixture is very corrosive and will wreck any spray bottle so just buy a 10 pack of cheap ones. When the...
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    Re: Dry pollen sub

    You can put the sub out dry and let the bees do what they do. 20681
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    Re: Spray Dried Pea Flour

    I use pea protein in my mix to balance the amino acids short in the other ingredients. So the answer is yes.
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    Re: Eckdahl Pac-King

    My dad bought one in the early '60 which I'm still using.20619
  10. Thread: Melters

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    Re: Melters

    You should try one you'll be surprised first run comes very nice. Be sure to use stainless steel.
  11. Thread: Melters

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    Re: Melters

    If you just have small batches of capping a solar wax is a inexpensive way to go. 20158
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    Re: Rim on Migratory Covers

    I use 3/4 exterior plywood then dipped in hot linseed oil and pine rosin then 2 heavy coats of elastomer roof coating
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    Re: Rim on Migratory Covers

    I use a 3/4 gap top and bottom and have used for over 25 years. The only time the gap fills with bur comb if I was a little late in getting suppers on. I think it help in hive ventilation, bees will...
  14. Re: Feeding HFCS using a 275 gallon Tote, Pump Ideas?

    I was feeding bees today and took a picture of my original 15+ year old syrup pump the only thing I've changed is the pull cord ( at least 10 times) and the rubber spider (once 5 years ago I now have...
  15. Re: Feeding HFCS using a 275 gallon Tote, Pump Ideas?

    Yes there is a pressure relief valve it is larger than the one shown in the picture it will flow 40 gpm and flows back in to the top of the tote. The best feature is the pump is driven direct ...
  16. Re: Feeding HFCS using a 275 gallon Tote, Pump Ideas?

    1997019971this is the pump I build and I still use the original one I built over 15 years ago. I have found this configuration to be the most reliable.
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    Re: Brood food discoloration

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    I dust 3 times in the fall with TM. last year I did a round of TM on a hive that had the odd brood food with no effect. Also I have not seen typical American foul brood or EFB in over 5 years....
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    Re: Brood food discoloration

    Not typical efb never see any dead larva and hard to follow also it seem to come and go. Sent a Q tip sample to Dave Wick and was high in viruses but inconclusive. I don't see it very often just half...
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    Brood food discoloration

    I've seen this the last three years has any one seen this before. I've sent sample and pictures to some of the top bee researchers with unsatisfactory answers. 19536 there is orange globules floating...
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    Re: Nosema spore counts this fall

    I think the damage From high nosema levels in the spring are very subtle but 3 weeks after the first fumagillin treatment the results are remarkable : taking feed faster, whitening comb when feeding,...
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    Re: honey filters

    Just bought a stainless 400 mesh barrel strainer from Utah diesel also got some 5 gallon strainers.
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    Re: Syrup pumping - relief valve

    60-80 psi
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    Re: Syrup pumping - relief valve

    It's the same one that Dadant uses I buy mine from zoro tool it's about $148.00 I try to wait for a special before I buy.
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    Re: Electric Fence Ground Rods? 3 Needed?

    Most of my fences I use hog wire but on this one I alternately put ground and hot I think the bear got shocked and bolted through the fence and short it out. Going to rebuild it with hog wire. 18016
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    Re: Syrup pumping - relief valve

    In the past I used the 3/4x3/4 I now use 1x3/4 it will almost flow 2x the syrup. If the relief valve is not big enough you can blow a hose when you close the valve if you are trying to push a lot of...
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