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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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    Re: Nosema spore counts this fall

    I had very low virus ,varroa and nosema last fall (David Wick) by January all numbers though the roof don't take any chances I would treat. In May-June my nosema jumped (20m)so I treated with...
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    Nutritional, Pollen has high lecithin content. Pollen is high in many nutritional ingredients not normally found subs just trying to think out side the box.
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    In most areas I feed wet and dry if I can't get back in time with more wet then they can use the stored dry sub. Bees like to forage there has been times when I was putting dry sub up a long canyon...
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    Almost 20 years ago I gave a talk on bee nutrition and suggested using higher quality ingredients and was told that it was unneeded and not cost effective. I see now they are common place. One...
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    A high quality feed is your best bet, trying to formulate a feed for local conditions is a moving target. What's blooming today may not be blooming tomorrow. Over the last few years I've added a...
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    Re: Pollen sub mixer?

    Jean-Marc you won't be disappointed I would recommend a 600 pound batch, you could do a 900 lb if you had to. A friend came by to see it work and decieded that his new electric/hydrolic mortar mixer...
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    Re: Pollen sub mixer?

    My old plaster mixer 12 hp would do 600 lb but was was maxed out and did not do a good job. The imer will do a 600 lb every 20 minutes with ease I got the larger mixer because I mix for other...
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    Re: Pollen sub mixer?

    I use a 13 hp pan mixer easily mix 10k a day
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    Re: Pumps and feeding

    Most all IBC's (totes) have a 2 inch outlet, more that enough and easy to handle with a forklift. The pump I use is a 1 inch bronze rotery gear pump it pumps 25 gpm with a 40 gpm pressure relief...
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    Re: Pumps and feeding

    I build my own pumps better then any thing you can buy. 13635
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    Re: Paramount Farms buying out beekeepers?

    Keep your friend close and your enemy's closer. I like to keep my ear the rail so I won't get hit by the train. I live in Paramounts back yard they are buying up all the small ranches in the area....
  13. Re: Cleaning Wax Capping before using Solar melter

    I whole purpose of a solar melter is let it do all the work separate the slum,wax and honey. I use ss steel the wax and honey come out very nice. 13345
  14. Re: pollen substitute from a commercial stand point

    I use a protien supplement :-) I also make sure the amino acids are balanced and with vitamins and minerals.
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    Re: Putting Wax on Frames

    I get a metal paint tray place it on a eletric gridle. Set the gridle at 250 melt wax then start rolling 3x each side. The more wax the faster the bees will draw the foundation. on used foundation...
  16. Re: Whats the best time to put out dry pollen sub so the bees can pack it away for sp

    Yes and yes. there are a lot of different recipes out there the easiest is 11 pounds of thymol to 3 gallons of oil then 18 ml per colonies 3x a week apart. Use at your own risk what work for one may...
  17. Re: Whats the best time to put out dry pollen sub so the bees can pack it away for sp

    I take some of my dry feed then in a spray bottle I mix 25% lemongrass EO and 75% virgin coconut oil then spray the dry mix as I run it through a strainer. I started feeding mid September. You can...
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    12807I start as soon as the bees will take it. Bees will store the dry feed. I feed both wet patties and dry feed, bee forage and treat it like natural pollen. Here in central California we are in a...
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    Re: Feeding pollen

    David wick is finding high levels of nosema and viruses in bee collected pollen I think feeding a high quality pub would be preferred over traped pollen.
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    Re: SundAnce top pollen trap ?

    Well pulling orange honey and putting in 100 queens a week got in the way of making traps. Now getting bees ready to send out of state. rainy today so had a little shop time took a few more pics....
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    Re: SundAnce top pollen trap ?

    Thanks for the kind words. For two or three traps I would buy them it's a lot of work to build few. I'm a little picky about quality so I build a lot of my equipment my self. I set up a jig for each...
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    Re: SundAnce top pollen trap ?

    Tacky marketing strategy????? I don't think sundance is being tacky, mine are not for sale just showing how I am making them and sharing info. I have 60 now and making 60 more.
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    Re: SundAnce top pollen trap ?

    I don't have plans just in my head. About 15 years ago I got ideas from a few different traps and changed the dimentions to go on the bottom of my clip pallets with drawer in the front. This time I'm...
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    Re: SundAnce top pollen trap ?

    Just showing the progress 10010
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    Re: SundAnce top pollen trap ?

    Finally getting some shop time been moving bees to pollination need get them Finnished before the olives and pom's start blooming. 99349935
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