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  1. Re: What sliding compound miter saw should I buy?

    I have a bosh 12" sliding compound best I've owned
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    Re: Nosema and Queens

    Joe if nosema affects nurse bees ability to produce royal jelly then I would think they would not make good attendant. You would think you would want the very best for your queens battery box. Just...
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    Re: Nosema and Queens

    Late May the bees were slow in building would not take feed and the pallets of bees that I used for queen bank collapsed from nosema. I don't know if the Hawaiin strain is different. I Then started...
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    Re: Nosema and Queens

    I tested them, the attendants from breeder x had over 200 spores per field of view and breeder z had 8-10 per field of veiw.
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    Re: Nosema and Queens

    Keith there is probably a little more stress I mainly do pollination from Febuary through August.
    Joe back in the day they always said if the queens got nosema you got 30 days at best. How do...
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    Re: Nosema and Queens

    I setup a queenless bank and two weeks prior I treated it with fumagillin and drivert and again just before I put the queens in. Don't know how much it will help but I'm going to keep a half dozen at...
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    Re: Nosema and Queens

    I talked the breeder last year he said not worry they don't have any troubles, well I'm not in Hawaii. Also found this. 16446
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    Re: Nosema and Queens

    Our window is small and if the Orange flow starts early thing plug out solid. My neighbor is raising cells but not coming off till next week he is also getting 600 queens from a different breeder in...
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    Nosema and Queens

    Just got a couple of hundred queens from Hawaii and the attendants are just loaded with nosema spores millions plus, not wanting to squish queen to see what they have if any. That can't be good. Any...
  10. Re: Best way to re-wax molded plastic foundation

    I have two pictures one is the factory coat ( ha ha ) the other is after rolling. 1643316434
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    Re: Nosema Spring Treatment

    If you have nosema (it's easy to check for if you have a microscope) then I would say feed it mixed with drivert sugar there is a better chance the bees will consume it rather store it. 16417
  12. Re: Best way to re-wax molded plastic foundation

    I've found that triple coating the bee will draw out in a matter of days verses week or months with single or no coat. I feel it is worth coating. 16416
  13. Re: Best way to re-wax molded plastic foundation

    Last winter I coated 1000+ they just don't put enough wax even on new foundation. I get a metal paint tray put it on a electric griddle then use a 4" kitchen & bath roller it has a short nap and roll...
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    Re: SundAnce top pollen trap ?

    16336 I guess they can still collect a little between rain showers.
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    Re: SundAnce top pollen trap ?

    Well I almost forgot about finishing my pollen traps funny how life gets in the way. The unfinished traps have been sitting around for 10 month so I thought if I was going to collect almond pollen I...
  16. Re: Cowen 60 Sump In floor or On floor Opinions needed

    Brian, the 2" suction pipe sets on the bottom of the low end of the sump. I have 5 -1/2"x 1" slots cut in the intake pipe that will keep out larger unwanted debris. With a small scraper pushing the...
  17. Re: Cowen 60 Sump In floor or On floor Opinions needed

    If the suction is from inside or from the bottom there is no difference if the pump is below the sump then it's gravity feed. i think sch 40 is fine I just make sure to rough it up and use primer. ...
  18. Re: Cowen 60 Sump In floor or On floor Opinions needed

    In my old honey house I had the pump under the sump now the pump is so much easier to work on and clean up.
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    Re: Spin Float Drum Puller

    I bought the cooker at a school Distric auction felt bad later because I out bid the local soup kitchen. I add 5 gallons water bring to a boil then settle for a few hours then lattle of the free wax....
  20. Re: Cowen 60 Sump In floor or On floor Opinions needed

    Just a picture of my sump16299
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    Re: Spin Float Drum Puller

    Had a Canadian beekeeper from SK come by last week took lots of pictures and said he's headed home with lots of ideas. Ian when I get out to the shop I'll take a picture of the cooker.
  22. Re: Cowen 60 Sump In floor or On floor Opinions needed

    The last three honey houses we've had have all a below grade sump. The holding tank is big enough we catch any frame parts ( wood, wire, plastic foundation) before they get in the pump or heat...
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    Re: Spin Float Drum Puller

    My dad bought his first spin float in 1971 then fell off the wagon and got a fagor wax press used only a couple of years then traded it for the junked C&B. I've also rebuilt spinners for some locals....
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    Re: Ring shank Nails or Staples?

    16298I use galvanized .118 2 3/8 ring shank with a 2" deck screw in the bottom corner no need for glue. But I do use glue and 2" 3/8 crown 16 ga for the lifting cleat two on ends and three in the...
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    Re: Spin Float Drum Puller

    I add a gallon or two of very hot water at start up and that takes care of any granulation. We have trouble with cotton and blue curl granulating quickly.
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