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    Re: wax moth control in 40' sea can

    Thanks, I always like learning new ways. Never know when it could come in handy.
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    Re: boxes made from treated wood

    I dip mine in Copper also, adds at least 10 years to the boxes. FYI, I got cheap last year and used diesel fuel instead of mineral spirits. It takes forever for them to dry. Lesson learned, I have...
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    Re: wax moth control in 40' sea can

    How much CO2 do you use in 40' container or what size bottle from welding shop? And that works well?
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    Re: Migratory pallet questions?

    Seems to me if you paint before you dip in wax you are sealing the wood off from the wax? If you don't paint you can re-dip in wax anytime you want.
    Pressure treated wood now days is safe for bees,...
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    Re: Opportunity of Purchase - Advice

    There are fella's that piece out each part of their business and want top dollar. Those I just walk away. The several times I have bought old fella's out they usually didn't want the hassle of...
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    Re: Youngster trying to make a go

    We are having summer in December! So I go out to see what is happening with the bees. I've been feeding the light ones the last several weeks a normal thing I do this time of year but usually the...
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    Re: Youngster trying to make a go

    Well it sounded like all of them were still in operation. Obviously they are not. I do have some, several that are from that time. I know because my father had me make from scratch 1000 boxes the...
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    Re: Youngster trying to make a go

    I don't glue any joints. Just nail it together after copper naph has dried enough to not be wet to the touch. I grew up in a commercial operation out west and we never glued. I have boxes we made...
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    Re: Youngster trying to make a go

    I use copper naphthalate on every box, lid and bottom. I used diesel on the last 300 boxes and will not use it again, it takes too long for it to 'dry'. Lowe's has paint thinner in the five gallon...
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    Re: Queen troubles in September

    Yes there is for some but not all.
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    Re: Queen troubles in September

    Most of the beekeepers that are having the queen trouble keep their bees year round in north Georgia where farming is only about 5% use of the land so pesticides would seem to be very low problem. I...
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    Re: Queen troubles in September

    I have had no swarming. I ask those that have if it was absconding because of small hive beetle? They said no problem with beetles. It is all so strange to me....A swarm this time of year is like...
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    Queen troubles in September

    Several beekeepers here in the Southeast are reporting queenless hives, supersedure of queens and even some swarms here in September, any ideas? Are there others with the same problems?

    The bees...
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    Re: multiple eggs per cell

    Sinto, in splits with a small population sometimes it will cause queens to lay multiple eggs in cells also. I found when I make a split to just stay out for about four weeks. It keeps the bees from...
  15. Re: Moving Up To Tandem Truck + Truck Mounted Forklift?

    Try Truckpaper.com for your truck. They have 1,000's of used trucks listed. You can search for crew cabs.
  16. Re: Re-queening in Fall: how late is too late?

    I don't requeen just because the queen is small, what does her brood look like is a better way to judge. You also need to know if the bees are growing brood or declining brood depending on time of...
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    Re: Where to put Nuc

    When I make a nuc I want all the bees I put in it to stay in it so I always move it at least a mile away. If in a few days you want to return it you can and they will relocate.
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    jwcarlson, why don't you use a formic acid treatment this time of year that does kill the mites in the brood? And then use OA in the winter during the broodless time? You are in Iowa so your temps...
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    Re: I am at a crossroad.....I think?

    Well then you have you answer to your crossroads! So next year you will stay at about 23 hives, sell any nucs and hives made from them and make huajilli honey.
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    Re: I am at a crossroad.....I think?

    It would seem to me you need to answer a question or two. Do you want to keep bees as a hobby to do in your spare time? Or do you want to make some money keeping bees as a side line from your regular...
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    Re: 1x6 wood for 4 way pallets

    Usually fence boards are not treated to the same standard as the regular 1x6 or the 5/4 so they won't last as long in contact with the ground. Read the pt tags and know what you are buying.
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    Re: Smoker Fuel

    Ian, Liquid smoke is just that, smoke captured and in a liquid, used for flavoring, grilling meat or in BBQ sauce. A friend of mine operating 6,000 hives uses only liquid smoke in a spray bottle to...
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    Re: minimizing robbing

    I have used the lids off trick many times and it works from okay to well depending on the day to take off honey. Requeening and making nucs while the bees are robbing I don't like the lids off...
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    Poll: Re: Bees, lies and evidence-based policy

    This thread is great. I am glad you all have kept posting even with the tension it seems to be generating. This question with the neonics and bees is polarizing. Thank you to each of you for your...
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    Re: Wax rendering

    Back in the 80s there was a commercial wax rendering beekeeper in Florida that had a pneumatic piston press and used trampoline matting instead of the burlap bags. He kept steam poring thru the...
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