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    Re: some way to slow down my extractor?

    the proper technical solution is useing a variable frequency drive.

    They will cost you about $150.
  2. Thread: Jars

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    Re: Jars

    I use only plastic unless its quarts. Customers prefer it.

    Depending on who is selling on amazon i have bought from there before. For large orders I've used dadant.
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    Re: source for #8 hardware cloth

    I looked at local farm stores, local ace hardware, other local hardware/big box stores. NO one had it.

    Then i looked on amazon. cheep and sent right to my door!
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    Re: Adding brood box from bottom

    do you have a queen excluder?

    the easiest and quickest way is to move the brood box to the top, above an excluder. in 3 weeks everything is hatched out. Pull the super off and let them rob it...
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    Re: Holy re-blooming clover batman

    I was really surprised to see the clover blooming again in the yard again this past week. I would say the golden rod is still 2 weeks out.
    Peoria IL.
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    Re: Small Hive Beetles situation in your area

    Its my understanding that they will not overwinter in "brutally cold areas" Those areas that see -20F or below for several nights.

    This is why you generally see them be less and less concern the...
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    Re: Removing bees from honey supers

    Ive done the leaf blower. - it works

    ive done manual extraction more than once. It takes extra time but keeps me from having to lift 70lb supers when they are 5' in the air.

    Im moving to...
  8. Re: Just added new honey super w/no comb should I feed sugar water?

    A steady diet of sugar water is ok as long as they have comb to draw. But if they have no use for it, (burn it makeing wax) they will store it. once they start to backfill the brood nest your in...
  9. Thread: Soybean flow?

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    Re: Soybean flow?

    only thing ive ever heard about soybeans is they produce about half the pollen of normal blooming flowers. So durring the summer derth, it was a small source of pollen but they really had to work...
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    Re: Where to buy drawn comb?

    have yet to run across anyone selling drawn comb. There is even some debate as to weather or not a $100 5 frame nuc will come with 5 drawn frames.

    I know of the existence of fully drawn plastic...
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    Re: Bulk Sugar Supplier????

    your looking for bulk granulated sugar? or a liquid product like HFCS?
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    Re: Brood in honey uppers

    a queen generally will not cross "a wall of honey" so moving a full capped super to above the brood chamber is considered to be an effective way to keep the queen out of the other honey supers.

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    Re: Propolis problem

    Ive been told several times (includeing from my state inspector) that the hives that produce a lot of propolis are healthier. Shure its a pain to deal with but considering what it does for the...
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    Re: Do I need a electric uncapping knife?

    I tried to use a non-headed serrated knife to uncap. it was painfully slow compared to my electric uncapping knife and the results, how smooth and even i could uncap the cells, wasn't even close to...
  15. Re: What is the best way to permanently mark a beehive box?

    I bought some boxes from a retired guy. he had used a router to route numbers into the front of the boxes and then painted them with contrasting colors. so i can refer to hive 8675 if i want.
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  16. Thread: The Gap

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    Re: The Gap

    wow thats some warp..... im a woodworker so id attack the bottom with my block plane and even it up a bit while keeping in mind the overall height.

    a little gap the girls seal up with propolis.
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    Re: jupiter ascending

    the problem is for the amount of comb they had hanging around everywhere, they didnt have nearly enough actual bees.
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    Re: Bee sting death

    "epi pens" as mentioned are nothing more than Epinephrine injectors. also known as adrenaline.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epinephrine


    In short, its my understanding that with prompt...
  19. Re: Fact or Fiction: Storing supers wet prevents wax moths

    fiction.

    the smell of the honey will more quickly attract the wax moths.
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    Re: How to add some bees to a hive?

    you can shake nurse bees off brood frames. make shure (extra double check) that the queen isnt on the frame and shake the nurse bees into the other hive. 1-2 frames isnt enough to cause problems...
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    Re: Hive Not Opened for 10 Years!

    This was the point i was going to make.

    I would say that hive has been a home to bees for 10+ years. But there is no way to say if its the same "family" of bees has continuously inhabited it...
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    Re: Feed in July with rainy weather ???

    are they still drawing comb on new foundation? If they still have foundation to draw its been my experience you really cant over feed them as its such a resource intensive operation to draw new...
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    Re: Crushing honey comb

    the paint strainer is popular, although some of the "safety police" will be quick to point out its not food grade approved...

    some find it a course strainer which is why it works well for a first...
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    Re: Long distance apiary

    a 30 min drive seems reasonable to get out there every 2 weeks. once a month at a absolute least.

    late winter/early spring you need to make shure they are going to make it (perhaps feed depending...
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    Re: Crushing honey comb

    what is your straining device?

    Its my understanding the process works best when you have a way to drain away the honey as soon as its released from the cells instead of winding up with a huge...
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