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  1. Re: Business Auto Deduction Mileage or Actual Expenses?

    We use actual also. Mileage seems to apply if you also use your vehicle for a lot of personal use, other than bee related.
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
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    Re: Smoker bellows repair

    Mann Lake makes a PVC bellows with a replaceable skin. Very reasonable price, very easy to squeeze. Just gotta bite the bullet. Will cost you about a pound of honey. replacement bellow skin about 1/2...
  3. Re: How to OAD a cluster of bees hanging from the ceiling?

    11 and 14 are not good! TREAT! they should bee 0-2.
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
  4. Re: How to OAD a cluster of bees hanging from the ceiling?

    Shake them down and drizzle them. Its not a big issue. Bees are a lot more resilient than we think. I have done this many times and no issues. Drizzle only once though. The bees spread it around....
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    Re: crack in a honey pail

    spend $6 and buy a new pail. It will save you grief in the long run. Nothin worse that a puddle of good honey on the floor.
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
  6. Re: N.Y. Apiary Industry Advisory Committee Mtng notes 6/19/2014

    I agree with Beeware. Plus you would have too much diverse input from the clubs and the AIAC would not get anything done -ever . the clubs should branch from and network with eshpa. AIAC needs to be...
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    Re: NYS Pollinator Protection

    Alright wait a minute! This is America! Not Russia! We don't need or want a bee gestapo. Inspection is fine where it is. Voluntary and as requested. We need less govt intrusion and more...
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    Re: Drum Heater Blankets

    Hot rooms are real nice if you can get it warm enough to liquefy the honey. I bought a couple of power blanket wraps last year to liquefy some very hard honey. They wok like a dream. no burnt, temp...
  9. Re: parts needed for 2 frame honey extractor

    try ebay
    nick
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    Re: Bees bearding in rain?

    I love beesource just for the entertainment value!
    :popcorn:

    Things would be really dull without you two!! :D
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
  11. Thread: Buckwheat

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    Re: Buckwheat

    Silver hull is the one. It is an old open pollinated variety. the new hybrids do not produce much nectar, we usually look for an area of at least 20 acres or more. the 1-5 acre plots are not big...
  12. Re: Caspian bees - I'd like to learn more about this line of bees

    If I remember correctly :scratch:, Dave Miksa in Fl was has caspians for sale last year.
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
  13. Thread: Bee Blower

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    Re: Bee Blower

    Hi. It is a Husqvarna 350BT commercial. We have used it for a number of years with good success. It has more than sufficient air speed and volume to blow the bees out of deep supers fast. We run all...
  14. Thread: Bee Blower

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    Re: Bee Blower

    we use a Husqvarna commercial backpack blower (lowes) with a dadant hose and nozzle assembly. sits on the ground and the 10ft hose reaches a few hives at a time. the handhelds get too heavy by the...
  15. Re: new york AIAC Mtng notes for the meeting on 6/19/2014

    The reality of all this is that this is only an ADVISORY BOARD to inform the comm. of AG what is happening in our industry. They do not set policy. We are not a high priority in the eyes of AG and...
  16. Re: new york AIAC Mtng notes for the meeting on 6/19/2014

    They ought to just live stream it. This is 2015!
    nick
  17. Re: new york AIAC Mtng notes for the meeting on 6/19/2014

    That's real convenient for the members in central and western NY, HUH?
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
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    Re: First bear attack

    phopkins,
    don't waste your money! we bought 20 of them and they will not even keep the coons and skunks out of the yards. good on theory but not good in practice.:lookout:
    I agree on the parmak 6...
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    Re: Need help ID a 45 Frame Extractor (pics)

    Hi. I think I owned that machine at one time :lookout: Yes they are a pain to adjust. you need to sandblast all the white paint off and use camcoat epoxy on the inside of the drum to make it...
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    Re: Any body tried Dr Carsons complete?

    Back in the day, I spoke with him on the phone regarding the nosevit product.
    Nick
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    Re: Any body tried Dr Carsons complete?

    If I remember correctly, he has a Dr. in theology and is a Baptist preacher. We tried all the stuff, HBH, Optima,nozevit over the years. Lightens your wallet and did little for our bees that we could...
  22. Thread: HACCP Plan

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    Re: HACCP Plan

    Please share the material sources . There is a serious lack on understandable info out there. the govt regs just leave most of is confused.:scratch:
    Thanks
    Nick
    gridleyhollowhoney.com
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    Re: Did you lose any hives this winter

    Sqkcrk, are those winners the hives that are up here in NY or down there in SC where its a little warmer? Just curious :scratch:
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
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    Re: Kelley vs Dadant smoker

    BTW. My Mann lake bellows are attached to the best dadant smoker. Cant vouch for the actual mann lake smoker, just the bellows.:banana:
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
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    Re: Kelley vs Dadant smoker

    Mann Lake's yellow PVC bellows are great. Much easier to squeeze. last well and the skins are replaceable for a low cost. Wouldn't buy anything else after using these.
    Nick
    gridleyhollow.com
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