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    I figured it out, DOH!

    I figured it out, DOH!
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    O.K. but...

    What does OMTCW stand for again?

    I use a old storm window leaning up and blocking the entrance.
    I know if I walked into a patio door when I left the house in the morning it would definitely get...
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    Hmmm, Does the sugar or the water comes first...

    Hmmm,
    Does the sugar or the water comes first when people say 1:1 , 1:2 , 2:1 ?
    Just asking... we wouldn't want any confusion...:rolleyes:
    I assumed that since it's "sugar water" that the sugar is...
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    Almost 60 deg.F. here Sat. YOOU-HOOO! So I...

    Almost 60 deg.F. here Sat. YOOU-HOOO!
    So I checked a couple of yards...a few deadouts seemed to be getting pillaged... maybe they were just doing some early reconnaissance work?

    Didn't see any...
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    Yeah, their trays are a little too thick. I skip...

    Yeah, their trays are a little too thick.
    I skip them anymore since there were around 4 $ a pop. Cardboard works good and can be tossed when your done.

    I also thought that leaving the trays in...
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    I have heard the 1:100 hive rule too. I have a...

    I have heard the 1:100 hive rule too.
    I have a little. A bed about 3 x5 ft.
    It is a anual here that self sows... and if it likes where it is it will come up year after year.
    I had to try planting...
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    Hey Mr. P. Nice pic's...they immediately brought...

    Hey Mr. P.
    Nice pic's...they immediately brought to mind something that has been confusing me.

    In hives that have crashed from varroa, I often notice small, whiteish colored deposits (just little...
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    Hi 555, I don't like or use latex much either....

    Hi 555,
    I don't like or use latex much either.
    Oil is getting hard to get in NY...especially darker colors, and satin or eggshell finish.
    I still can buy the stuff I need in VT or CT but its gonna...
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    Thanks Mag-Man I'm gonna experiment a little,...

    Thanks Mag-Man
    I'm gonna experiment a little, and I'll report back

    This woulda made for a decent science fair project. :doh:
    We're going to run some "hygenic selection" tests this year...
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    Thanks for the help everyone, I have been...

    Thanks for the help everyone,
    I have been looking at different vacuum pumps...

    This is where I'm headed:
    The ones I have been eyeing seem like they can be piped up with flexible tubing.
    It...
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    Ah Shucks Fuzzy...your no fun... :)...

    Ah Shucks Fuzzy...your no fun... :)
    O.K.then...let me ask a couple of questions....:rolleyes:

    How much of a vacuum do you think it would take?
    I would be happy if I could accomplish this with a...
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    Mag-Man How would you go about using an old...

    Mag-Man
    How would you go about using an old freezer motor/compressor?

    Last night as I was drifting off to sleep I thought, Hey... why not find an old surge milker? That ought'a work,right?

    I...
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    Mag-Man Well that pump looks good, reasonable...

    Mag-Man
    Well that pump looks good, reasonable price, and imported from China, I'll bet.
    I have found over the years, with tools anyway, that many times good used USA made stuff may be a better...
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    Clarifying Honey with a Vacuum Pump?

    I don't know what happened this year, but my honey is all pretty cloudy, lots of really,really small air bubbles that don't come to surface. I just don't want/won't sell it like that.

    So I have...
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    Hi Fred, Have you considered building your own?...

    Hi Fred,
    Have you considered building your own?

    I can work around all the knots in a pile of low grade pine and get select boxes (deeps)for around a buck and a half a box...
    then all the stuff...
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    Hi Jose, I am gonna go out on a limb here and...

    Hi Jose,
    I am gonna go out on a limb here and say that I don't think there is any "pure" race.

    The Carni's I seem to be getting are dark, with not much grey fuzz...so then, are they true carni's?...
  17. Thread: Bears?

    by mwjohnson
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    I've wondered why I bait with bacon greased rags....

    I've wondered why I bait with bacon greased rags.
    How is a bear gonna learn to associate honey with a good jolt in the nose, if he is smelling bacon when he gets zapped?

    Maybe some hardware...
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    Hey there jose, How are these different from...

    Hey there jose,
    How are these different from what is typically marketed as "Carniolan" ?

    :scratch:
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    I wouldn't but there are guys who do. I borrowed...

    I wouldn't but there are guys who do.
    I borrowed 15 nuc boxes from one of them, and wanted to take the bottoms off a couple and gave up in disgust. Knucklehead used 16d commons....
    If you go that...
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    MM, Your right...I'll be thinking about how I'm...

    MM,
    Your right...I'll be thinking about how I'm gonna be getting that behemoth thing home...:lpf:
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    I don't have a solar panel/charger... just...

    I don't have a solar panel/charger... just swaping them out after a month or so, more often in the early late part of the season, or when they don't give me a good zap....

    One yard does have a 3...
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    Hi Sundance So you're saying a regular auto...

    Hi Sundance
    So you're saying a regular auto battery would work O.K. on my bear fence?
    I know everybody says to use deep cycles, and I do, but all I keep thinking is that it would save me a 100...
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    Thanks guys, I know my charger will try to...

    Thanks guys,
    I know my charger will try to desulfate and then shut down if it doesn't work.
    I forgot that the display flashing rate and/or pattern MEANS something...guess I shoulda checked the...
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    Problem: Charging Battery ?

    I was charging my deep cycle batteries this weekend. I am positive it was set properly.

    For the third or fourth time in a row, one particular battery has failed to take a charge.
    Well, it will...
  25. Thread: New beek

    by mwjohnson
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    Hey Mike, That's great! I'm willing to bet that...

    Hey Mike,
    That's great! I'm willing to bet that Brenda's REAL happy about it too! :rolleyes:
    Well, if it were me, I would bring them in somewhere sorta warm and scrape off the wax/propolis on the...
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