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  1. Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporization - Questions and Answers

    Snl
    How many burns can you do on a fully charged battery? Deep cycle marine battery. And what is the correct way to wire multiple vaporizer?
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    Re: Value of Woodman 30 frame extractor

    No it's not the one on ebay. It is local, and in good shape, my main concerns are the tank is galvanized, I am not sure about availability of parts if something broke, and price (not sure its worth...
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    Re: Value of Woodman 30 frame extractor

    I did not push the issue with the rep., I think he mentioned temperature as the reason why. If you use a hot room this may not be an issue? I do not have hot room but usually extract in July when...
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    Re: Value of Woodman 30 frame extractor

    I am not totally set on buying the Woodman. I talked with a dadant rep yesterday to get a shipping quote, he also recommended not loading the extractor with more than 20 deeps. He said for people...
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    Re: Value of Woodman 30 frame extractor

    Thanks for your input. Honestly it's bigger than I need right now, I have been looking at the maxant and dadant extractors. The pros would be stainless and new. The cons are they only do 10-20...
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    Value of Woodman 30 frame extractor

    I am looking at buying a 30 frame Woodman extractor from a guy. It is in really good shape, the inside hardware has all been sandblasted and powder coated. The tank is galvanized, but has been...
  7. Re: FYI: Had a Neighbor Visit the Bee Yard Last Night

    It may be different now, but a couple years ago I read that because of mismanaged high suburban deer populations they (Colorado) have a fairly large population of suburban mt lions. Civilization is...
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    Re: Migratory covers

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    Are these used concrete forms? Or are they new? If used do you get them straight from the contractors or is there another source? I obviously don't know much about them.
    Thanks
  9. Re: checked and fed my bees today. What do you think?

    I was in mine today as well, Clarkston, WA temp in the 60's. Bees looked good, but were pretty light I added dry sugar on top. I considered starting syrup but was worried about too much moisture,...
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    Diesel soaked plywood.

    I have some 1 1/4" plywood that had been spayed with diesel years ago (old cement forms). I am planning on making some migratory tops out of it, but the wood still has a smell to it. Does anyone...
  11. Thread: Top Board ?

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    Re: Top Board ?

    Thanks for the input beregondo I think I'll repost in the commercial forum.
  12. Thread: Top Board ?

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    Re: Top Board ?

    I am not a bee, therefore the question. Directed to those with more experience than me.
  13. Thread: Top Board ?

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    Top Board ?

    I have some 1 1/4" plywood given to me that had been soaked or sprayed with diesel years ago (old construction forms). I am planning on making migratory tops out of this. Even though they are old...
  14. Re: Overwintering Nuc Production- Nuc Configuration?

    What is the green stuff on the wood in the pics? Is it a copper solution?
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    Small queen and pollen trap

    A week ago I took a nucs worth of bees and the existing queen and started a nuc. I gave the old hive a new queen that I got from a major producer in California. I went back today to check on...
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    Spring mite treatment

    I treated last fall with Apivar, did a powdered sugar shake of 2/3 cup of bees from one hive mostly from one frame of brood comb. I didn't see any from the shake, but while scraping a small amount...
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    Re: mite treatments and overwintering success

    2012-13
    My second year keeping bees, did not do mite counts and did not treat, until the middle of Oct. when I had piles of dead bees start to build up in front of colonies. I freaked out and...
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    Re: Multiple eggs in cell

    The queen is from an italian/carniolan cross, and has performed well with a nice brood pattern. I didn't notice multiple eggs until after the split. I think I will wait and watch before I get rid...
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    Re: Multiple eggs in cell

    Yes the queen is definately still present, I marked her when I did the split, and saw her when I noticed the multiple eggs. I just think she ran out of room.
    Thanks for your thoughts,
    Ben
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    Multiple eggs in cell

    I noticed a couple swarms cells in a hive about 10 days ago, so I took 3 frames of bees and the existing queen and started a nuc leaving the hive a swarm cell to raise. I checked on the nuc and...
  21. Thread: Success!

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    Success!

    Decided to try my hand at grafting this last week. On Wed. the weather here was beautiful 70 deg. and sunny no wind, but do to my schedule next week I knew I would not be able to harvest cells at 10...
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    Re: Size of mating nucs

    Thanks for your replies, I am chomping at the bit to start producing some queens. Last year I waited until July and didn't have much success with a dearth going on. I think I will do some grafting...
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    Size of mating nucs

    I am in SE Washington state, just noticed some capped drone brood this last week and I would like to start raising some queens. How many frames should I use in my mating nucs? My concern is...
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    OA drench in PNW

    I am going to treat with an oxalic acid drench this fall/winter. I have read to wait until the bees are broodless and even clustered, do you wait until winter and treat on a warmer day? I would...
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    Supercedure cell this late in the year.

    I have a hive that I thought was queenless about a month ago, (no brood in any stage) and didn't see a queen. So for the last couple weeks I have given it a frame of eggs/brood mix once a week no...
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