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    Re: Hummerbee Snowblower

    I have one and my machine is an XL. Works great, blows snow as far as the blower on my 70hp John Deere blower and no problems with overheating the hydraulic oil. You might consider the canvas cab...
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    That's the one. Anybody with any experience with the unit?
  3. Anybody Using the vmvaporizer to treat for mites?

    Looking at trying one of their units but I'd like to see how well it has worked for others. Thanks, Chip
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    Re: Flies that look like bees

    Hard to tell without a picture. Google "Syrphidae" or "Flower Fly". That would be my guess.
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    Re: Shelf Life of Pollen Sub

    Thanks! I'll turn on an old freezer and keep it there till fall. Chip
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    Shelf Life of Pollen Sub

    Looks like I'll have some BeePro (Mann Lake) I bought for spring that I won't need to use till fall. The bags are lined in plastic. Couldn't find any information on the bags on shelf life. Will it...
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    Re: Million dollar rain

    Same here Ian. The flowering trees and shrubs were just getting ramped up good too! Looks like I'll be feeding again, real soon.
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    Re: Options on forklift - please advise

    I bought an XL and it does everything I want it to do. I pick up pallets of sugar that weigh 2500 lbs so full totes are not an issue. I use the canvas can only in winter when I use the snow blower....
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    Re: 110 swinger

    I bought it right after the new motor was installed. He may have picked it up from A&O but that was a while ago.
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    Re: 6.7 psd Scorpion

    I have a 14 F450 with about 12k on it. No issues. Mileage is about 12 hauling bees/trailer but gets 18+ unloaded at 60. I got the 4:10 rear end. Truck suits my needs great
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    Re: Winter hives in Texas

    I was curious because I've heard that yellow jasmine has been overly abundant in the pine woods the past few years. Have any beekeepers had problems with that plant in your area?
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    Re: Winter hives in Texas

    Is the property in the coastal plain or in the trees?
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    Re: Oxallic acid vapor treatment

    Anybody have experience with this equipment?
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    Re: Cleaning queen excluders

    I have a couple of solar wax melters that will hold about 20 excluders each. I pull them out when they are hot, lay them on the top of a barrel and lightly swipe them with a wire brush. Propolis...
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    Thanks. I have the blue plastics and they work fine but are pretty expensive and the gophers use them for a free meal. Hadn't thought about a super in a tipped barrel but may give it a try while I'm...
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    Ian. Do you make your own feeders for dry sub? I have plastic ones I bought from Mann Lake but thought I might make a few extras out of wood
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    Joe, how difficult would it be to get a highly desirable scent (e.g. honey) in a nutritious sub for dry feed applications? I remain concerned about nutrient quality inside the hive and would like to...
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    So you got me thinking.... Another possibility is that certain plants will emit an attractant to help ensure their flowers are pollinated. Don't know if that is the situation for alfalfa but we do...
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    Interesting food for thought but probably has less to do with nutritional differences and more to of with what the bees perceive as available. A natural flower, and especially one that provides...
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    Good question and one for which I have no explanation. Particle size may have to do with it but I really don't know. I buy bags of dry feed and dump it in 2 feeders. When I yard up 800 or so hives...
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    I agree with Joe that bees bring in junk pollen, probably an adaptive strategy of an animal that is a generalized pollinator. We see (and smell) pollen from worm wood, dust from cracked corn, etc in...
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    Yes sir!!
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    I'm actually thinking mostly the amino acid composition of specific plant pollens. Some are poor (like buckwheat), others are really poor (like corn and other wind-pollinated plants) and some are...
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    I understand and support the concept and agree that supplemental feeding is important now and that it will become increasingly important over time. That said, knowledge of the quantity and quality...
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    I used to rarely see bees on corn but now they commonly work corn here except in locations where other floral sources exist. We've lost so much good forage area that 'choices' of where and what to...
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