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    Re: Share your Beekeeping Inventions!

    I am working on a all pneumatic(except for the knife motor) uncapper(mostly done), a radial 90 frame extractor with positive positioning for each frame(reel almost done), a better way to separate...
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    I am confused, If a human works harder, he is hungrier than normal, and eats more. A human can sense caloric shortcomings, and compensate. I would assume a bee can do the same. The question becomes,...
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    Re: Melting/Heating drums

    So am I, Mister Loose Lips(sink ships).

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: Melting/Heating drums

    My buddy used to work at Eaton, and when they closed his office,a length of heat tracing was in the give away pile.

    You can currently(no pun intended) buy a similar, but less precise, product at...
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    Re: Does buckwheat have a strong smell

    Please read the thread on this subject in the commercial forum. You might find an answer.

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: Newbie inner cover question

    An inner cover is needed when using a bee escape, or a feeder pail.

    They where more common many years ago, but we still use them commercially.

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: Buckwheat or goldenrod?

    As a kid working the extracting room, I thought it smelled(in the supers) like sheep manure, but maybe I don't know sh*t.

    crazy Roland
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    Re: Melting/Heating drums

    I have some heat tape that sounds quite similar to what StevenG used . It is Eaton Unitherm 2504 self regulating heater tape, 4 watts/foot, 120 VAC. It has 2 parallel copper strands, with a...
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    Re: Preparing a single deep for winter

    Try an empty deep, no frames, below the current deep. Feed until they draw wax on the bottom of the frames. If this works, thank Adrian Quiney.

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: Does syrup ratio really matter?

    It only matters if you wish a different effect. The same amount(mass) of sugar in a larger mass of water may convert more of that sugar into bees. The same mass of sugar in less water will more...
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    Re: Average haul from a hive in northern climates?

    No envy needed StevenG, with all the cold and rain, thinks look pretty disastrous up here. Ain't much to be proud of.


    Crazy Roland
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    Re: Cappings Basket for a Radial Extractor

    SQKCRK - sorry, don't know. We never had one. Bought a Cook and Beals in the 60's.

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: propolis solvent?

    I stand, or sit, corrected. I chose ethanol because we once received the "waste" from a propolis processing firm, and rendered the wax from it. It caught fire in the tank, with a cold blue flame, so...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Swarm , a little less than soccer ball size, on a sapling in a park south of Waukesha Wis. 53188.

    Roland Diehnelt
  15. Re: Ideal configuration within wintering hives in a very cold climate

    Don't know. When the feed pails go on, we are done looking. We might "tip" a few, but try to leave them alone until spring.
    Would you like me to look?

    Crazy Roland
  16. Thread: Wet Supers

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    Re: Wet Supers

    Steveng asked:

    Do you find that when you store the supers wet, the bees move into them quicker next season?

    The "Bull of the Woods" always claimed it helped them come up through the excluder....
  17. Re: What's the best way to get bees out of supers for extracting?

    Ian wrote;

    ......the technique of blowing them out between the frames. Its kind of a jerking motion that dislodges the bees from the frames.

    Winner winner, chicken dinner.

    It is not the...
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    Re: propolis solvent?

    Ethanol, but don't tell the BATF

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: Average haul from a hive in northern climates?

    Juhani - with respect - I do not understand why a treated hive would make more honey than an untreated hive IF mites are controlled in a chemical free manner. It is the cost of controlling mites...
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    Re: Money Crop

    Another "Area under the curve" application:

    It may be the number of hives times the number of years you've been "under the influence" , that determines how crazy you are, but what...
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    Ace, it is time you put your money where your mouth is. Buy an air knife, try it out vs. what is available, and report back.

    When we built the first blower, we played around with a couple...
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    Re: Average haul from a hive in northern climates?

    I can support MOST everything Adrian has posted, except for the recent hive averages. The 80 year average is what he has reported(around 100 lbs), but our recent 10 year average has been closer to 50...
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    Ace, and how effective is this air knife at 12" from the nozzle?

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: White mark on some of my bees?

    How do we know it is not pollen?

    Crazy Roland
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    Ace; What pressure does the typical air knife operate at? Do you have a specific brand you work with?

    Crazy and obviously not smart enough, Roland
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