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  1. Thread: v boards

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    Re: v boards

    Best setup, in my opinion: V-boards (2) 1x4's 8' long, seperated by flat strap material, spaced 8" apart, fastened with plenty of staples or nails. Do not use rope between the boards, btw, because...
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    Re: Plastic pail extractor ?

    Try the crush and strain method. Simple, cheap, and effective. Google "crush and strain" on youtube, and check out Michael Bush's site for a howto.
  3. Thread: Log books

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    Re: Log books

    Florida, the KY DOT must need some more education, since an O.O.S. (out of service) for a logbook violation REQUIRES a 10 hour break before returning to service, not 8 hours, lol.

    Are you...
  4. Thread: GM Alfalfa

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    Re: GM Alfalfa

    I am a beekeeper, and a farmer. I grew up on a farm and we raised wheat, oats, barley, corn, and soybeans, along with lots of alfalfa and hay, and many cattle and a few horses. I am proud of my...
  5. Thread: GM Alfalfa

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    Re: GM Alfalfa

    Post #13 summed it up pretty well, good info.

    Pablo, you need to do a little more research on Roundup-ready products before you equate them with everything evil and bad in the world, lol. Some of...
  6. Thread: Log books

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    Re: Log books

    As an OTR owner/operator, I would say if you are transporting anything in a comercial sense, and crossing state lines, it would probably be better in the long run to just fill out the logbook. It's...
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    Re: New 1099 rules on the way from the IRS

    There must be some exemptions? I drive truck over the road, and with $3.10 a gallon fuel, that would mean I need a 1099 for every gas station and truck stop I fill up at! unbelievable...
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    Re: 200lbs of honey. One hive.

    End of the video, said an "extermination job" like this will cost the homeowner $1400 !!! Wow. Those guys were absolutely hacks.
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    Re: upper entrance drilling

    If a beek wanted to close off those upper entrance holes for any reason after drilling a 3/4 hole in the box, would the plastic caps they use to cap hydraulic line ends work? They are semi-flexible...
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    Re: More good news from Calif.

    The new CARB rules will continue to have a huge impact on the Interstate trucking industry in CA. The ports have backed off a "little" on their regulation enforcement, but the regs are still in...
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    Re: Mechanical super assemby.

    I wouldn't spend the money on the CNC either, but these guys did, and the woodenware they produce is top rate for a good price. I've bought many of their boxes, and they are tight fitting, straight,...
  12. Thread: Air Staplers

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    Re: Air Staplers

    I bought a B & D Narrow Crown air stapler/Brad Nailer Combo at Menards for less than 40$ last year. I also have a larger Dewalt finish nailer which looks very similar to the Black and Decker unit,...
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    Re: Dado Blade width?

    Yes that was my first problem, but I made a wooden cutout to fix that. My problem is the arbor of the drive motor where the blade actually mounts is too short for a wider Dado blade set. But, after...
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    Re: Dado Blade width?

    OK, sometimes I'm a little slow, lol. I read through all these posts again, and I now understand why you make the fingers 3/4" wide. I'll setup my jig that way and all will be good, lol. Thanks to...
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    Re: Dado Blade width?

    I have a stacked Dado set already, and the wobble blade won't do a good job. Is my only alternative going to be making a one-off box design with 3/4" fingers? How do the commercial guys cut the...
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    Dado Blade width?

    I would like to make a box jig and cut out my own boxes, but I want them to match the purchased deeps which I already have. The deeps I now have have a 7/8" wide finger joint, in the standard 9 5/8...
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    Fall Migration to California.

    Just wondering how many of you commercials now have their bees in California for pollination, or how is the big move going so far? We went through the Cali bug check station on Friday early...
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    Re: HFCS question

    Anyone know of a HFCS supplier in the Eastern South Dakota area where I could buy it on a small scale, in 5 gal buckets, or 30/55 gal drums? thanks.
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    Re: Freight Rates

    Thank you for the kind words. And yes the freight volume across the country is way down compared to just a year ago. It is a tough business right now, kinda like Beekeeping, lol. Hauling bees has...
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    Re: Freight Rates

    LOL! No no I didn't mean it that way at all, lol. :) I was guessing it was that kind of a load.

    Freight Leaving California is always MUCH cheaper than freight going in. 1.50 a mile for a...
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    Sanitizing Buckets for Storage, etc.

    I hope this is the right place to ask this question. I have several plastic food-grade buckets from a local bakery which I am going to use for storage, crush-and-strain etc. along with strainers,...
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    Re: Freight Rates

    Just curious, Was this for just hauling a load of general freight, into California? That's a pretty cheap rate for anything going into Cali. with the trucking situation out there and the new...
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    Hivebodies, woodenware

    I purchased 20 sets of deep hive bodies from hivebodies.com in Hazel,SD this spring, picked up the boxes at their location, and I was very happy with their quality and service. The wood is good...
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    Re: A mini rant about commercial pollinators

    BigBear, I would have to agree with you on all points. I think you summed up this situation very eloquently.
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    Re: suger syrup recipe

    I was wondering why the water must be heated at all? This spring when I fed, I merely used regular cold tap water in a 5 gallon pail, added the raw sugar, and mixed well with an electric drill and a...
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