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    Re: Feeding Sub Response

    Ian wrote:

    are those larvae wet or dry?

    Winner Winner Chicken dinner.

    With all lack of humility, I believe that some of the knowledge and training of years past has been overlooked. In our...
  2. Thread: Syurp pump

    by Roland
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    Re: Syurp pump

    Do you have hour meters on the engines?

    What criteria do you use to determine when to change oil and other routine maintenance?

    What oil do you use?

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: Air hose suggestions

    mT - i may stand corrected. I will have to test your suggestion and see if it beats the Parker hose I use.

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: Air hose suggestions

    Hang the gun by a recoil unit that counterbalances the weight of the stapler, such as a Dayton(Grainger) model 2Z372 5 lb tool balancer..
    Then use a rubber house out the bottom of the gun. If it is...
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    Re: Do we worry about snowed in hives?

    Listen to Vance.

    Do you think the northern commercial beekeepers go around all winter digging out their hives?

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: Sideliner Profitability Study

    It is hard to win a two front war. Focus on one front, then the other. If this is a sideliner exercise, why are you applying commercial restraints? Yes, you do not make as much money selling...
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    Re: Mann Lake Stapler

    Benton - If you are looking for 7pd box Maze nails, you will not find them. Sorry. When we found out they had discontinued production, we went to the factory and bought all the stock they had(350...
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    Re: 10 frame double deep or single?

    If you are in this for the honey(money), and honey is 5x the price of beet sugar, it is most economical to run single deeps, extract as much honey as you can, and feed. Many studies have shown that...
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    Re: Sideliner Profitability Study

    We gauge by time, must be to the first yard in 40-45 minutes. The next yards must all be about 4 miles away.

    Like Ian, we visit each yard about every 2 weeks, starting late March thru Sept. NO...
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    Re: 10 frame double deep or single?

    With 6 gallons of feed.

    crazy Roland
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    Re: Mystery Collapse

    Does the OP have numerous alfalfa field in the area?

    crazy Roland
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    Re: 10 frame double deep or single?

    We have wintered singles since the 1930's. If you know how to fill them up, a single deep is enough.

    Crazy roland
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    Re: Mann Lake Stapler

    Copy that, double knot the shoe liaises(sp?).

    As for hand nails, yes, there is a difference. Maze double dipped galvanized don't bend.

    Crazy Roland
  14. Re: Package bees in Wisconsin, Minnesota, or Iowa

    All of the suppliers I know of are reputable. Are you really asking about who has good bees?

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: Mann Lake Stapler

    Ollie, keep your shirt on, I may pickup in march, road trip your way.

    Crazy roland
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    Re: Record Keeping for Beeks

    We have about 30 abbreviations that we use, they get written on the roof, with the date, with a lumber crayon, in the color of the year.

    Crazy Roland
  17. Thread: Flavored honey

    by Roland
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    Re: Flavored honey

    You don't have cinnamon FLAVORED Honey at home(Unless you have Cinnamon trees blooming in Manitoba). Many states have honey definition laws, and are beginning to enforce them. Be carefull.

    crazy...
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    Re: Mann Lake Stapler

    Yes, Senco is good, but many years ago, BeA from Germany made staplers with a ground steel piston, machined so tight no o-ring was used. we still have many from the '60s. It all depends what kind of...
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    Re: Water jacketed bottling tank maintenance

    vance wrote;

    Nobody is that cheap anymore but it's a great suggestion :-)

    Ha!!! When I was "acting " as a machinist, every time it rained we ran out and filled pails from the down spout to...
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    Re: Carnolian Bee Reviews

    Listen to Adrian.

    A diligent beekeeper will not have troubles with Carniolan bees. Good "Italian" swarm prevention works on them dark bees too.

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: Best Carniolan Queens

    Strachan. Of around 300 purchased, all where accepted, and only 2 did not make the 2 week mark. Most importantly, those 2 hives set cells and successfully requeened. Their queens are very consistent,...
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    Re: Water jacketed bottling tank maintenance

    Or if you are cheap, save some clean rain water.

    crazy Roland
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    Re: Strip Mine Beekeeping

    previously posted;

    Presumably beekeeping on reclaimed coal mine land is a new endeavor

    wrong. To the best of my knowledge, the Killians where doing so in the 50's and 60's, and winning awards...
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    Re: Strip Mine Beekeeping

    Whew, Nabber, I was worried for a minute there. We are on bedrock limestone, and known for high Radon levels. And with numerous limestone quarries around, i was sure our honey needed to be tested. A...
  25. Thread: Flavored honey

    by Roland
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    Re: Flavored honey

    As SqKCRK said, watch the labeling. Lemon Honey and Lemon flavored honey are not the same, and must not be labeled the same.

    Crazy Roland
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