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    Re: Nosema spore counts this fall

    I think the damage From high nosema levels in the spring are very subtle but 3 weeks after the first fumagillin treatment the results are remarkable : taking feed faster, whitening comb when feeding,...
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    Re: honey filters

    Just bought a stainless 400 mesh barrel strainer from Utah diesel also got some 5 gallon strainers.
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    Re: Syrup pumping - relief valve

    60-80 psi
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    Re: Syrup pumping - relief valve

    It's the same one that Dadant uses I buy mine from zoro tool it's about $148.00 I try to wait for a special before I buy.
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    Re: Electric Fence Ground Rods? 3 Needed?

    Most of my fences I use hog wire but on this one I alternately put ground and hot I think the bear got shocked and bolted through the fence and short it out. Going to rebuild it with hog wire. 18016
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    Re: Syrup pumping - relief valve

    In the past I used the 3/4x3/4 I now use 1x3/4 it will almost flow 2x the syrup. If the relief valve is not big enough you can blow a hose when you close the valve if you are trying to push a lot of...
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    Re: How do you preserve sugar syrup solution?

    Before I started adding EO's the in side of my tanks would be black from mildew now they are clean and have not cleaned them in years. 17941
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    I use silicone weather strip and I coat the spray foam with roof coating to protect it from the uv ray's 179151791617917
  9. Re: Glass or Plexiglass for solar wax melter - Advantages & Disadvantages

    If you build it right you will need tempered glass. I sprayed foamed the out side and it will boil water and crack non tempered glass.
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    Re: Electric Fence Ground Rods? 3 Needed?

    I have not yet used a ground rod just 3' hog wire as a ground mat. I also use the 12v parmak it is about 3 joules and about 13,000 volt that is what you need to discourage a bear. I've seen where a...
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    Re: How do you preserve sugar syrup solution?

    I use a product called "coco wet" and use a stick blender mix it until it looks milk. Then when the tanker pump it into the tanks it blends right in. On my totes I make mixer that clamp on the frame....
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    Re: How do you preserve sugar syrup solution?

    When I get a tanker load I split in to two 2500 gallon tanks I add 3 oz ea lemongrass, spearmint wintergreen and coco wet ( wetting agent) to each tank and that stops the mildew that will form from...
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    Re: Nosema spore counts this fall

    Here it is mid spring and nosema has reared its ugly head had some month old splits that were not building so took samples from 3 yards counts were 30-40 spores per field of view :-(. Same as last...
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    Re: Feeding Sub Response

    I have not seen any scrambled eggs in any flowers lately �� . I also use egg in my mix plus vitamins, minerals ( off the shelf mix have to much salt) biotin, bioflavonoids.... I also like coconut oil.
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    Re: Feeding Sub Response

    Bees get "all"of their nutrition from plants. I'm thinking there might some enzyme action that break down the sterol to a more usable form.
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    Re: Feeding Sub Response

    Joe,
    A few years back Dr Eric Mussen gave a power point on bee nutrition based partly on Dr Zachary Huang work. 24-methylene cholesterol is a precursor to important bee functions. Canola was highest...
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    Re: Feeding Sub Response

    The reason I put canola oil in my patties is for the 24 methylene cholesterol a sterol in pollen and commonly found in honey bees. If memory serves.
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    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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