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  1. Thread: Temporary sump?

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    Temporary sump?

    We are building a new honey house and money is getting short. We are moving our equipment from the location where we bought it from. That bee keeper used a couple of blue plastic tubs with a pipe...
  2. Re: Whole house fan (attic fan) in extracting room?

    Trying to keep the room as cool as possible. I know the air won't be any cooler than it is outside.
  3. Whole house fan (attic fan) in extracting room?

    Anyone using a whole house fan mounted in the ceiling in an extracting room. We are looking at a ceiling 10 ft high and was think of mounting an attic fan in the ceiling, exhausting out through...
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    Re: Honey house questions

    [QUOTE=BMAC;1121731]I am convinced with White roofing tin on the entire interior. Its accepted here for both butcher shops and honey houses.

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    How do you prep the walls behind the tin? ...
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    Re: Honey house questions

    Thanks for everyone's advice so far. It looks like we will start with a 30x40. We have a 60 frame Cowen and are waiting on some plans from them. It is not a lot of space, but we are going to build...
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    Honey house questions

    We are considering building a new honey house and have a couple of questions. (best would mean cost effective, not unlimited budget)

    1. What would be the best coating to put on the floor to help...
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    Re: Inspiration to keep going

    One thing is to shop around for good, used equipment. New stuff can take a long time to pay off.
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    Syrup pump locked up

    Our syrup when hard in our tote and we had to use an immersion heater to soften it up. I pulled the pump out to service the gas engine and the pump is locked up. I am thinking it may take some warm...
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    Re: Syrup gone hard in the tote

    We are going to try the 100 watt light bulb in the tank.
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    Syrup gone hard in the tote

    We left about 8" of syrup in our tote and did not thin it with water. It is now hard. Any suggestions on how to get it liquid again? We have about a 6" opening in top to work with.

    Thanks
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    Re: Patching Bee Nets

    We used pieces of fiberglass screen and a hot glue gun.
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    Re: 5 week beekeeping class in D/FW

    The class is full. Thank you
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    Re: Divider boards for deep supers for nucs

    Do you guys run the divider below the box and touching the pallet?
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    Divider boards for deep supers for nucs

    Has anyone ever made a divider board to cut a full size deep super in half to start a nuc with? We are thinking about starting a bunch more nucs and didn't want to buy a bunch of nuc boxes.

    If...
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    Re: 5 week beekeeping class in D/FW

    bump!
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    Re: Video blog your pollination service

    Ian said," Mentors are priceless, but they contribute in more than just one way."

    This is how my wife got into the business. One of the beekeepers that helped mentor her, made us a good deal on...
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    Re: "Why Do They DO That?"

    We are starting this year to do it, to provide extra operating capitol to pay for the semi to go from Texas to ND and back, among other expenses.
  18. Re: Yearly expenses estimate NEW - 175 hives - please input!

    Do you already have all your woodenware for these hives? We have bought a lot of our stuff from beekeepers who went out of business and saved a lot of money.

    It takes a lot of sanding and...
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    Re: 5 week beekeeping class in D/FW

    bump!
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    Re: Pollination of soybeans

    We have our bees in North Dakota during the summer. Our family farms there. They grow soybeans, wheat, canola, clover and sunflowers. The bees do not spend anytime working the soybeans. We have...
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    Re: Oxalic acid application Sprayer vs Vaporizer

    snl, This is the information we were looking for and the method we are going to use. We already have the sprayer and the crystals and don't want to spend money on anything we don't have to right now.
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    Re: Oxalic acid application Sprayer vs Vaporizer

    We are going to try to do it next week depending on the weather.

    We are trying to make the move from 100+ hives to 300+ this summer using splits and nucs. The goal is to have 400 doubles every...
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    Re: Oxalic acid application Sprayer vs Vaporizer

    We bought a bunch of stuff from a beekeeper going out of business and they used a pump up sprayer. I watched some youtube videos with the drizzle method.
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    5 week beekeeping class in D/FW

    http://beegirl.biz/?pid=show&page=BeeKeeping

    One class a month for 5 months, 20 hours classroom and hands on instruction for beginning beekeepers.
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    Oxalic acid application Sprayer vs Vaporizer

    We are going to use oxalic acid for first time. We have a sprayer and were given this formula of 1lb/5 pints water mixed in hot water, mixed with 5 QTS syrup. I also read 35 grams t one liter of...
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