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    Re: Sad thing about equipment

    D. Filter it through your bee veil <--- Works every time!
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    Mike, I'll take some pics and PM you.
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    Same here. I just switched over to using straps for long-distance moves or anytime I'll be getting on the turnpike or interstate. I copied another guy's system for using shipping pallets with 2x4's...
  4. Thread: Hop Guard 2

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    Re: Hop Guard 2

    Not really, they will get down to a brood minimum in late Nov. to early Dec., but not broodless like the load of bees that just came down from WI.
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    1.) Buy the wood for the deck well ahead of time and stand it up somewhere outdoors to dry for several weeks, mine wasn't completely dried when I screwed it to the bed frame and it shrunk...
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    Re: Hop Guard 2

    If I could wait to treat until just before they go broodless, I'd save myself a lot of money and just use oxalic.
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    Re: Hop Guard 2

    Did some mite roll checkbacks on yard I treated with HG2 a couple weeks ago and found lots of mites. More mites than I've seen in a long time in the samples. I'm thinking that I either got a bad...
  8. Thread: 6.7 psd Scorpion

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    Re: 6.7 psd Scorpion

    Mine also has the new 6.7 diesel, time will tell how it holds up long term, but so far it's been a great truck.
  9. Thread: 6.7 psd Scorpion

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    Re: 6.7 psd Scorpion

    2013 F-550 4x4, 21k miles, so far no issues, the engine is quiet with tons of power, great truck. :thumbsup:
  10. Thread: The BeeGo smell

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    The BeeGo smell

    Just as an FYI for the other bee guys, rubbing Listerine on your hands after a full day of pulling honey seems to neutralize that smell. This was recommended by a completely Non-bee person but it...
  11. Thread: wild pigs

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    Re: wild pigs

    It seems like the hogs here will bother a hive once, and then learn their lesson and not try it again. I've never had a hog issue with palletized hives but a hog did overturn a mating nuc once, never...
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    Re: minimizing robbing

    I love the pallet tarps. Use them every time I go out to rob and always keep a couple in the truck when putting on supers. Great for keeping rain out if a storm pops up.
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    Re: How is your pepper flow down south?

    Very true, and I'm guessing the Dakota and California boys would wholeheartedly agree! ;)

    That said, I'm satisfied with what they've made on pepper this year. They sure looked like crap coming...
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    Re: How is your pepper flow down south?

    Two of my locations where I was basically alone last year, this year have big bee yards literally within sight of my bees. I think there's plenty of nectar to go around, but you can bet I'll be...
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    Re: Hopguard II and Hive Kills

    Jim, are you aware if ML has a quantity discount for HG2? I'd like to try some next year although it is a bit pricey. Thanks for the update.

    Aaron
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    Re: Glenn Apiaries - Pol-Line queens

    I have run a couple hundred Pol Line queens in my operation over the past year, and have had nothing but swarming with the vast majority of them. They start out great, build up like crazy, really...
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    Re: Another bee kill from spraying?

    GMCharlie, very true. Not good but this is reality.
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    Re: who still builds frames ?

    That's about what I can do alone, with a jig and using a glue brush on all joints. Up to about 21,000 so far and I can't tell you how bored I am with building frames.
    You can at least double the...
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    Re: TRUCKS post a picture of your rig!

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  20. Re: Oxalic acid deposits and mites - where do they meet?

    +1 :lpf:
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Dribble

    Here's a good study out of Univ. Nebraska where they experimented with a variety of OA treatments during both brood/broodless periods:...
  22. Thread: Migratory lids

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    Re: Migratory lids

    What Astrozombee said.
    The only warped lids I have are the ones made from expensive plywood. The cheeseboard doesn't warp and I use 1/2" for lids.
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    Re: Comm. beeks - do you paint your pallets?

    I paint end grains when all the various components are all stacked up in like-sized piles. It only takes a couple extra minutes. Can't think of any good reason to paint much else if you are using...
  24. Thread: Spotting varroa

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    Re: Spotting verroa

    If you can spot them on the bees, you are already way into the danger zone. The only meaningful way of trying to see mites is by seeing them in the bottom of a mite sampling jar so that you can...
  25. Thread: Migratory lids

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    Re: Migratory lids

    The EPA phased out arsenic treated wood several years back. All the new stuff (ACQ) is treated with a copper compound that is less toxic to kids munching it on the playground yet more problematic....
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