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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizer with Temp Controller

    Have you thought of drilling the glow plug hole at the junction of two pieces of aluminum, separated by a piece of paper bag? That way, when the paper is removed, the two pieces of aluminum could be...
  2. Re: Visiting the USA: Looking for beekeeping events / commercial beekeeping ect. 1-6

    I would rent a car and visit Squeak Creek, or another NY beekeeper posting in the commercial forum.

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: Beekeeping in 20 years?

    We will still have bee, but they will be expensive.

    We will still have varoa. We have made little progress in 30 years, so there will be little progress in 20 more.

    Robots will be too expensive...
  4. Thread: Clipping Wings

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    Re: Clipping Wings

    We clip, for at least the last 70 years, ans plan to do so in the future. It does not prevent swarming, but is one of the tools that helps.

    It can also be used, when only one side is clipped, to...
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    Re: How do I limit my hives?

    Good swarm control is all you need. There is no such thing as "too many bees".

    Crazy Roland
  6. Thread: Table Saw

    by Roland
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    Re: Table Saw

    I was referring to the 30's, when table saws also had cast iron stands, and a few had direct gear drives, tilting arbors, and a rip fence that when locked, had a knob that turned to fine tuned the...
  7. Thread: Table Saw

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    Re: Table Saw

    My favorite saw is a Wallace, made when we where still on the gold standard, and Dorthy was still in Kansas. The second choice would be a Delta made in Milwaukee just after WWII.

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: What air compressor do you have?

    Smokepole - did you mean "Rol-aire"? They are made in Hustisford Wis, and are good, but not great.

    We have a 1 1/2 hp IR on a large tank. The tank never gets warm, so no water in the line...
  9. Re: Boosting population by giving brood questions??

    Good method Jean-marc. If they have gotten that out of "even", we ussually swap hive locations.

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: Kelley vs Dadant smoker

    And when did Dadant buy Woodman? Might you actually have a rebadged Woodman?

    Crazy Roland
  11. Re: Boosting population by giving brood questions??

    Waiting for them to come up takes too long. Shake a capped frame and move it, or swap the hive with a strong one. Much quicker.

    Roland
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    Re: nucs - winter feed usage

    Nice work.

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: Kelley vs Dadant smoker

    Sorry, "none of the above" Find a Woodman from the 70's if you want the best.

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: who hauls their own bees on their own semi

    As a side job, my son and I maintain 9 quad axle dump trucks. We do not disassemble transmissions, otherwise all is done in house. There is allot more to it that you think.

    When you are hauling...
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    Re: USDA Honey House

    Ian - Metal and wood working equipment.

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: Ring shank Nails or Staples?

    NE beekeeper - try a Maze 5d box in the upper spot.

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: USDA Honey House

    The ability of an inverter to "soft start" by slowly ramping up the frequency is easier on machinery than an on/off switch. It also seems to prevent the sag from starting large single phase motors....
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    Re: USDA Honey House

    I support Mr. Lyon. Three phase is nice, more equipment is available in three phase, and most motors can be run variable speed with an inverter. It is possible to get 110 input, 220 3 phase output...
  19. Thread: Ag survey

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    Re: Ag survey

    When they ask you how much honey you make, I hope you reply "None, I leave that to the Chinese".

    When they get upset, and ask how much honey the bees make, I hope you reply "Can't tell, ya know...
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    Re: Value of Woodman 30 frame extractor

    That north/south comment sounds funny. We run a 32 deep frames in an old Dadant, and have no problems in Wisconsin.

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: Spin Float Seperators

    And the honey discharge was high enough to flow in a covered trough to a tank that was high enough for a barrel to fit in below. One pump, a moyno from the mixing tank in a sump below the extractors,...
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    Re: Spin Float Seperators

    OK, I am feeling stupid here. What changed? Back in the late 60's, ours had a deflector cone, and sat high enough to fit a 55 gallon drum underneath. When it was full, you slid it out and slid in a...
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    Re: Ring shank Nails or Staples?

    Maze double dipped galvanized 7d box nails. Made in Peru, Illinois.

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: How would you have responded?

    True that, but a crazy person could put a 1/2 inch starter strip of foundation on 12 frames, and with 8 lbs of bees and a queen, I bet she would fill all cells in 3 days with eggs, and they would...
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    Re: How would you have responded?

    Although I am not a fan of this proposal, a small addition MIGHT shift the odds enough to make it feasible:

    100lbs of bees, 12 cells AND 12 frames of eggs.

    With the right timing, a lucky...
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