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    Re: Heat exchanger temp setting

    Do the spin floats get out of balance often? How bad does it get when they are out of balance? Do they settle back into balance quickly?
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    Re: Heat exchanger temp setting

    Jim thanks for the reply. I am still getting my honey house squared away. It makes sense now about letting some honey in and then allowing it to run for a bit before running more honey into it. ...
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    Re: Heat exchanger temp setting

    Is the purpose of letting it spin for a while with the initial load to help warm up the drum or just to give it extra time to spin off the honey? How many folks actually hook up the water sprayer? ...
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    Re: No food taste better than your own

    My 10 year old daughter named most of our farm animals. The steer I bought last year is named TBones. She named his replacement Ribeye. One of our pigs she named bacon. The other she named...
  5. Re: Transporting hives to pollination jobs w/o a forklift

    Get a friend and a hive carrier.
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    Re: buying a cappings spinner?

    I haven't much drained the cappings before they hit the Jr Spinner. I do however warm them in a 5 gallon bucket and slowly dump the bucket into the spinner with no issues.
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    Re: buying a cappings spinner?

    Ben the basket on the Jr spinner is lined with a screen material thats held in place by centrifugal force. Nothing more than your hands, maybe a hive tool until all the cappings are done. Then...
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    Re: buying a cappings spinner?

    I have a Maxant Jr. Nice little unit. I found it can handle about 5 gallons of honey soaked cappings every 4 hours, however I am going to try something a little different with it this year and heat...
  9. Re: Farm license plates (benefits or regulations)

    Angel your local Dept Motor Vehicle can answer and is best for answering your questions about the law.
  10. Thread: wax spinners

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    Re: wax spinners

    I have a jr spinner from Maxant. I have not had that issue. Only issue I had is the basket seperated from the base. I called and Jake had one out to me in two days. Once I got the new one I went...
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    Re: Anecdotal Bee Losses Reports

    Interesting. This season I have commited myself to getting into my weaker colonies more to figure out their real issues. Thankfully there are only about 50 of them I have to work thru in the next...
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    Re: commercial beekeeping

    Mark what is the fuel efficiency of your F450 loaded?
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    Re: commercial beekeeping

    (price of vehicle/total number of planned miles of life long usage) + ((total repairs + total inusrance&registration+ total fuel)/annual vehicle miles) = actual cost of shipping your own stuff.

    so...
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    Re: commercial beekeeping

    What if he dont have a truck that can haul 120 colonies on it? What would a truck cost that can haul 120 colonies on it?
    What other underlying expenses other than cost of fuel are associated with a...
  15. Thread: Chalk Brood

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    Re: Chalk Brood

    Interesting enough. Not sure what the requeening is supposed to do other than break the brood cycle. Will breaking the brood cycle help clear up chalkbrood? Is it similar to EFB in the effect that...
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    Re: commercial beekeeping

    Hauling expense for 100 hives from Ga to NC blueberries can be figured in there around $800.00. $1200.00 to include loading and unloading with equipment.

    Hauling from NC to NY $1000.00 with...
  17. Re: High supersedure rate on Georgia queens this spring?

    I dont think drone count was an issue. I had many of my colonies on the verge of swarming and a few swarmed by then. I think the issue was mating weather early on. Lots and lots of rain there.
  18. Thread: Chalk Brood

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    Re: Chalk Brood

    Ian I had a major problem with Chalk Brood haunting me all spring. Finally all but a few have cleared up now that its warm and plenty of pollen inbound. However the few that are still problematic...
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    Re: A queen but no eggs or young larvae

    Well FC what have you learned from this adventure so far?
  20. Re: High supersedure rate on Georgia queens this spring?

    I purposely held off my splits in Ga till 3rd week of March. Everything looked good at that time, but they were still having record amounts of rain and I still had to fix a lot of my stuff in April...
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    Re: Running Singles in the South East

    Jim, I have thought about the shipping charges. I have had terribly large singles going into winter before. Why do doubles generally look better in the fall?
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    Re: Question regarding Swinger

    That's interesting the 2000 weighs quite a bit more. The skidsteer I bought weighs 7200 lbs and yes its aweful heavy pulling behind my truck. However I use it more than just for moving my bees. I...
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    Re: Honey house questions

    PIC Ian. We demand PICS!
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    Re: Question regarding Swinger

    Is it really much larger than most machines pulled behind a truck? Swingers common beekeeper model is the 1600 isn't it? this is the 2000 model. What does that mean?

    If you can get it for a...
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    Re: Running Singles in the South East

    Im not in NC or SC but I know many in Ga that run singles and yep. Feeding is always an issue. Other than spending x amount of time feeding there is no other issues.

    Personally when I run my...
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