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    Re: Hatching and Introducing Virgins

    I typically do cells, but last weekend we got a foot of snow, and this weekend its raining. I installed some virgins and sprayed them with sugar water with HBH in it. Some of them seem to make it,...
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    Re: What's the guarantee on a new queen?

    Facts are based by Scientific method and published studies. Your comments are biased and uneducated. Commercial queens in my experence are dependable and reliable, if not damaged in shipping or...
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    Hatching and Introducing Virgins

    I have read several times of people successfully introducing Virgins to mating nucs, or even full size hives. What methods to you guys employ to make this work?

    Specifically how do you feed the...
  4. Re: Are these queen cells, and if yes, what are my options?

    I cant see any eggs or larve in the pictures. I would not kill the cells unless you know for sure you have a laying queen. If you are unsure, let the cells hatch and raise a new queen. The bees...
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    Re: Chilean Queens

    We bought 7 nucs with fresh Chilean queens in 2013. I kept them all together that year and and they outperformed my other hives for honey. I didnt notice the agression till fall. I requeened two...
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    Re: Maxant 7000 continous wax seperator

    Thank-you for your report. I am still looking at these, but I really dont understand what Maxxant would do different than c&b to not require a heat exchanger. The technology seems the same to me. ...
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    Re: Can you do the math?

    I didn't see you accout for cell wall thickness, perhaps I missed it?
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    Maxant 7000 continous wax seperator

    I have seen Maxants version of the spin float discussed here occationally, but never by someone who has actually purchased one and used one. I have a line on a one of these spinners, but its quite a...
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    Re: Gas powered super cart

    I built it, taking some cues from the rogers cart above.
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    Re: Gas powered super cart

    Here is my cart, 5hp honda would be perfect.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XsBGOrpEQXg
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    Re: Gas powered super cart

    I have thought long and hard about converting to electric, but havent taken the time to mess around with it. I think eventually I will run it on Batteries.
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    Re: Gas powered super cart

    I priced out a "rogers" cart, then built my own. It is very similar mechanically, but has a few optiins that make it worth the fabrication time. Jodietoadie is not far off on materials costs, if I...
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    Re: Maxant extractor issues yet again

    Sounds to me you are missing a key (square metal bar) from the keyway in the shaft. This bar would link the shaft to the basket eliminating slippage. I dont have a maxxant extractor so im not...
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    Re: Belief in Beekeeping

    I like your style Sqkcrk! "Beer, not just for breakfast anymore!" - funny t-shirt.
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    Re: Belief in Beekeeping

    It is quite a different looking brood colour, but after scanning the shadows, the greenery,the hive box, and the holes in the wax in the corners of the frame, I believe that is the same frame on the...
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    Re: Belief in Beekeeping

    +1
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    Re: Belief in Beekeeping

    >At one time, many people believed that man was never destined to fly. The Wright brothers were not among them. The Wright brothers would never have tried if they did not believe it was possible....
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    Re: Belief in Beekeeping

    Michael, I agree with your belief that mite tolarant treatment free bees are possible. I believe that they exist. And as people like you select from the successful survivors, we are impacting the...
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    Re: Ratchet Strap Lengths

    We stock up on the 2" 27' at costco canada. Best price ive found. $27/2 straps.
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    Re: BIP 2015 Survey - OA = 70% Survival, TF = 52% Survival

    :scratch:

    Reminds me of this simpsons episode.....
    - Homer: You see, Lisa, your mother has this crazy idea that gambling is wrong, Even though they say it's okay in the Bible.. Lisa: It does? ...
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    Re: BIP 2015 survey - Mite Control results in better over-winter survival

    Tf= typically fail.
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    Re: Have You Smelled It Yet?

    Does golden rod smell like Bee Go? We have had a mystery odour that comes and goes around our home yard, and we are always trying to figure out how BeeGo could have got spilled.
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    Re: Honey Calculator

    Seems close to my results. I Extracted 280 boxes for a 12000 lbs result, but many were not full. Similar.
  24. Thread: odor in honey

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    Re: odor in honey

    I would not feed anyone else's honey to my bees, even if it smelled ok.
  25. Alfalfa nectar temperature and tolerance to frost.

    We received a light frost last night. 31F or -1C for 2 hours last night. The grass was white in the morning.

    My questions are: How much frost can the fall flowers take and still produce...
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