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  1. Thread: ross rounds

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    Re: ross rounds

    I would say frozen only as refrigeration only speeds granulation
  2. Thread: Honey Flow

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    Re: Honey Flow

    Hey, Go to an auction and buy an old platform scale. Put a hive on it and never wonder again. It is fun to monitor. No one seems to bid on them around here so go cheap.
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    Re: What is the secret to Ross Rounds?

    I always add at least two supers at a time. Also include four half filled bait sections in lowest super added. It takes a good flow and strong hive. As they are filled I remove sort and add more. ...
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    Re: Bee hive on pond dam

    I have had a location as described for several years. The problem I feel that was the worst was winter wind. I run open screen bottoms all year. The wind appeared to be the major issue with higher...
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    Re: Using Cottonwood for Bee Boxes

    I purchased some old barn wood to cover the exterior of a rustic shed. I was looking for aged oak however what I found available was cottonwood. It is aged, feathery textured on the exterior...
  6. Thread: super cart

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    Re: super cart

    The problem I would see NDnewbeek is that the cart/truck must be able to stand up on it's own to load it and remain upright after doing so. The large diameter tires is a plus however you give up...
  7. Thread: super cart

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    Re: super cart

    l ordered a "muck Cart" from Grower's supply.

    http://www.growerssupply.com/farm/supplies/prod1;;pg106878_106878.html

    I mounted a plywood base on the lower structure with a low rim around...
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    I did it outside as a precaution. Did not notice...

    I did it outside as a precaution. Did not notice any odor but made sure I stayed upwind just in case. Did not have any tendency to "boil over". Just developed a scum layer on top.
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    Frame spacer cleaning

    Thought I would pass this along. I had a bucket of used metal frame spacers. Boiled them in water over a turkey fryer base with poor results. I added about 4oz of TSP to the two gallon of water...
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    There was a similar inquiry about a year ago you...

    There was a similar inquiry about a year ago you might search out. I have the Brushy Mountain extractor. Runs fine however my only negative is that it is pretty tiring to use if you are only...
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    triangle escapes

    I actually have had one mounted on the outside of my hot room door for several years (cut a hole in the door). I does work however in my situation was not too effective until I put a light near the...
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    escape boards

    They work extremely well for me though they do require a 2nd trip to the yard to retrieve the super the next day. They are most effective when used prior to a cool night--might take 2 days to vacate...
  13. Thread: New suit for AHB

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    I Have The Glory Bee Suit. I Have Mixed Fellings...

    I Have The Glory Bee Suit. I Have Mixed Fellings About It. I Am Not Happy With The Veil As It Is Not Possible To Safely Drive A Vehicle With It Off As It Is In The Way And Leaving It On Is Not Much...
  14. Thread: vertical pump

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    vertical pump

    Anyone have any experience with a Maxant vertical pump?
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    Does Anyone Know Of A Site Listing The Vendors...

    Does Anyone Know Of A Site Listing The Vendors That Will Be There?
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    Kelley company sells a thermostat to control the...

    Kelley company sells a thermostat to control the light bulb fixture.
  17. Thread: Bee Hive Scales

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    I use scales in my nearby yards. They are very...

    I use scales in my nearby yards. They are very helpful in timing comb honey production and fun to watch. I put my name on a list with local auctioneers for old platform scales and have a standing...
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    Apiguard

    I found this remarkable. When making my second application of Apiguard I found I was missing the used foil pad in the first hive. I assumed I may have missed that hive initially until I moved on to...
  19. Thread: Ross Round

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    Ross Round

    Anyone have any suggestions as to how to use/market incompletely filled rounds. I usually have about 10% that don't get fully filled (last one or two rows of cells on outside). I usually just...
  20. Thread: honey shelf life

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    If you have too much to use up in a short period,...

    If you have too much to use up in a short period, I would suggest freezing it in a plastic container. It will be stable indefinitely.
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    Late killing frost

    Does anyone have experience with an extended late killing frost and it's implications on hive build up and the potential honey crop? We have experienced weather in the teens the past few nights. We...
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    Poll: This is directed to Ross's comments. Would you...

    This is directed to Ross's comments. Would you elaborate on using the piano wire. Sounds like a clever idea to use in the late summer heat when dealing with burr comb/propolis. Thanks
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    I believe in cross wiring wired foundation. This...

    I believe in cross wiring wired foundation. This is especially important if you intend to extract honey early the first season before the wax has "cured" or if extracting thick honey such as black...
  24. Thread: cut comb

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    I like to use extra thin foundation. My problem...

    I like to use extra thin foundation. My problem has been that it quite often warps d/t heat while on the hive prior to being drawn out. I am wondering if securing it at the bottom also would result...
  25. Thread: cut comb

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    I am wondering if there would be any reason not...

    I am wondering if there would be any reason not to apply a wax bead top and bottom on thin foundation to secure it? I often see reference to securing the top.
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