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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    Is there a chance that the microbes could over populate and compete for nutrition?
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    The biggest concern I have with DFM is the cost. You can buy 50 lbs of enzyme blend for less than 100 dollars a few ounces will treat 2000 lbs of feed. It's not packaged for larger operations. I do...
  3. Thread: Syurp pump

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    Re: Syurp pump

    I use a 1 inch bronze gear pump it will pump 24 gpm @ 1750 rpm at the pump. At the hose end that depends on how thick your syrup is and the length and diameter of your hose. As for the engine I use a...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    That's what I thought:-)
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    Like all ingredients there is a optimal level or it does not do any good I let the nutritionist crunch the numbers I just tell him what I want to achieve. I think dry feeding the probiotic may be...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    I was getting it out of Canada, Canadian Bio but now the feedmill I use has their own supplier.
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    Probiotics are not necessarily snake oil they work well in the lactic acid fermentation process as in putting up silage or making bee bread. Half the dairyman in my area let silage ferment naturally...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    I have not heard of any one else adding enzymes but it is very common in animal feed just google it. The best measure is brood but is a double edge sword with brood comes mites. Well the crew just...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    Enzymes are the end result yeast and bacterial action along with lowering the PH. Proteins are like a zipper and all the teeth are individual amino acids, enzymes are the unzippers freeing the amino...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    Keith, when is "noop" considered debating things right? I know you think " we've all been watching "I Love Lucy" while you done all the work" your quote. Let's have a real debate :-)
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    A few years back decided to go with enzymes instead of prebiotics, probiotics or "micro flora additive" as the feed already countians the substrate for micorobes to grow on and the bees already have...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    I've read some real questions but not any real answers, I guess it's just snake oil.
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    Re: Bee nutrition

    When I buy feed for my koi the first thing I look at is the ingredient list and compare. the feeds with the higher quality ingredients are much more expensive. I have always made my own bee feed and...
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    Re: Pallet Decks

    I got a quote from Jeff at used pallet to make pallets the way I make them and well over $20.00 and was 6 month out. I also wanted him to make a 6 frame nuc 6 on a 32.5 pallet and was told it could...
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    Re: Pallet Decks

    I've made a lot of pallets ,bee and honey and don't recall messing any up measure twice cut once. My 35 year old worm drive skill saw still cut like its new.
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    Re: Pallet Decks

    When I build pallets I get a unit of plywood and like Jim use a guide and cut 3 sheets at a time with a good skill saw
  17. Thread: Painting

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    Re: Painting

    I have using a pressure washer let dry then a orbital sander to take the fuzz off
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    Re: Painting

    I dip my pallets in asphalt roof primer thinned 50% then pressure wash and dip each time they come back in. I still have pallets I built in the 80's. As for hive bodies I dip in hot linseed oil with...
  19. Re: Need advice on a good but not to expensive flow meter for syrup?

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    I have a flow meter you can try and compare to marks on the tote. When mixing patties I figure how many gallons per inch on the side of the tote the flow meter was to slow for that but might...
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    Re: 6.7 psd Scorpion

    Maintenance won't help a bad motor and don't rely on the dealer, if you want it done right you'll have to do it your self. How many of you have changed your CCV filter on your 6.7 cummins?
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    Re: Nosema spore counts this fall

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    That one hive I was sending samples to Dave wick and the virus level rose hand in hand so nosema is the one thing I can treat for. Mite were very low but I don't think it takes many to be a...
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    Re: Nosema spore counts this fall

    There two thoughts on nosema c "not a problem"and "kiss of death" I've seen it go from 0 to 40m in 2 months last fall/ winter then die befor you could do any thing about it. I think it's some where...
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    Re: 6.7 psd Scorpion

    2011 f450 bad exaust sensor stranded on freeway with a load of honey, blown turbo at shop lastly motor lost a main bearing going up the grapevine two totes of feed four guys and motor locked up...
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    Re: Thymol supplier issue ?

    There are two types of thymol one is more refined than the other. I prefer the less processed it is a little more coarse, yellowish and oily. It's also a little cheaper. It's still thymol.
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    Re: Thinning/feeding thick corn syrup?

    The only difference between 42 and 55 is the percentage of fructose. 42 is 42% fructose the rest is glucose and a small amount of other sugars most companies use enzymes to convert glucose to...
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