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  1. Re: Caspian bees - I'd like to learn more about this line of bees

    If I remember correctly :scratch:, Dave Miksa in Fl was has caspians for sale last year.
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
  2. Thread: Bee Blower

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    Re: Bee Blower

    Hi. It is a Husqvarna 350BT commercial. We have used it for a number of years with good success. It has more than sufficient air speed and volume to blow the bees out of deep supers fast. We run all...
  3. Thread: Bee Blower

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    Re: Bee Blower

    we use a Husqvarna commercial backpack blower (lowes) with a dadant hose and nozzle assembly. sits on the ground and the 10ft hose reaches a few hives at a time. the handhelds get too heavy by the...
  4. Re: new york AIAC Mtng notes for the meeting on 6/19/2014

    The reality of all this is that this is only an ADVISORY BOARD to inform the comm. of AG what is happening in our industry. They do not set policy. We are not a high priority in the eyes of AG and...
  5. Re: new york AIAC Mtng notes for the meeting on 6/19/2014

    They ought to just live stream it. This is 2015!
    nick
  6. Re: new york AIAC Mtng notes for the meeting on 6/19/2014

    That's real convenient for the members in central and western NY, HUH?
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
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    Re: First bear attack

    phopkins,
    don't waste your money! we bought 20 of them and they will not even keep the coons and skunks out of the yards. good on theory but not good in practice.:lookout:
    I agree on the parmak 6...
  8. Re: Need help ID a 45 Frame Extractor (pics)

    Hi. I think I owned that machine at one time :lookout: Yes they are a pain to adjust. you need to sandblast all the white paint off and use camcoat epoxy on the inside of the drum to make it...
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    Re: Any body tried Dr Carsons complete?

    Back in the day, I spoke with him on the phone regarding the nosevit product.
    Nick
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    Re: Any body tried Dr Carsons complete?

    If I remember correctly, he has a Dr. in theology and is a Baptist preacher. We tried all the stuff, HBH, Optima,nozevit over the years. Lightens your wallet and did little for our bees that we could...
  11. Thread: HACCP Plan

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    Re: HACCP Plan

    Please share the material sources . There is a serious lack on understandable info out there. the govt regs just leave most of is confused.:scratch:
    Thanks
    Nick
    gridleyhollowhoney.com
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    Re: Did you lose any hives this winter

    Sqkcrk, are those winners the hives that are up here in NY or down there in SC where its a little warmer? Just curious :scratch:
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
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    Re: Kelley vs Dadant smoker

    BTW. My Mann lake bellows are attached to the best dadant smoker. Cant vouch for the actual mann lake smoker, just the bellows.:banana:
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
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    Re: Kelley vs Dadant smoker

    Mann Lake's yellow PVC bellows are great. Much easier to squeeze. last well and the skins are replaceable for a low cost. Wouldn't buy anything else after using these.
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
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    Re: uncapping for 100 hives

    Hi,
    My friend uses a Maxant auger to move his wet cappings to his maxant spinner continuously while extracting. Works very well. Saves the step of shoveling or dumping pails etc. The auger works...
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    Re: Formic application methods question

    Hi,
    The pads worked great!. They were about 50 cents each . had to buy 500 at a time The orig supplier quit selling them to beeks due to a legal issue (didn't want beeks using them for a non govt...
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    Re: Formic application methods question

    We use a 50% formic acid pad overnight treatment for mites. See attached data in word format, both treatment and control of our 2007 trials. this was developed by Bob Noel and Dr Amrine and...
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    Re: -40 f windchill in central NY

    No, we don't dig them out. I used to when we only had a few hives. I have seen them flying out of a plate sized tunnel in the snow, melted out above where the cluster is on a warm spring day in...
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    Re: -40 f windchill in central NY

    :popcorn::popcorn:Yep! Sure is cold here too! Good winter to ski and sit by the woodstove . Our ladies have their nod bee cozies on and are happy as clams -buried till the spring melt.
    Nick...
  20. Re: Bottling Tank using the Maxant No Drip Valve

    I think yall have been cooped up tooo long this winter and need some bee sting THERAPY!
    Nick:lookout:
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    Re: Hello, new from NY

    Greek peak is a favorite hangout for us being we only have 2 seasons here. Winter and July 4th! Might venture there today for a few runs down the mountain. 10F , windy and lake effect. But then...
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    Re: Hello, new from NY

    Welcome! I have a beeyard in northern Broome county:lookout: Its a good place to make honey most years. Its mighty cold there right now. bees are all hunkered down.:w
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
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    Re: New York Nucs?

    bob brachman at coldcountryqueens.com ships medium nucs of Russians. He is a member of the Russian breeders assoc.
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
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    Re: Oxalic drizzle in winter

    I drizzle 5 ml per seam of bees( on the bees) if I can see them, 5 ml per space between the frames if I don't know exactly where they are. It might waste a little that just runs onto the bottom...
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    Re: Oxalic drizzle in winter

    we are finishing up the last few yards doing OA drizzle now. We run the same amount of frames in the top and bottom of a double and just drizzle the OA with a big syringe between the frames in the...
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