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    Re: Electric Uncapping Knives

    If it helps, here's a pic of On/Off switch in supply cord.

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    Re: Electric Uncapping Knives

    I'd suggest the one with the setting screw on the blade near the handle. Can adjust the temp to your desire.

    I'd also suggest an on/off switch in the cord feeding the knife. I installed a wall...
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    Re: How much can a hive produce?

    63 pints is about 90 lbs. Respectable.

    Have seen a good hive and a good flow pack 75 lbs of honey in a week.

    From Ian's blog today, a hive increased in weight 16 lbs in day. A good part of...
  4. Re: Free Caragana arborescens seedlings in Todd County, MN

    Hope you like caragana. They are so aggressive they eventually become the only species.

    There is no spray that I know of that will kill them. Have tried 24D, roundup, bleach, diesel fuel, used...
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    Re: Honey extractor

    Maxant 3100P. Fast, cleans comb and frames very well, no frame or foundation damage
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    Re: How is the best way to spot the queen?

    Sorry however the techniques to searching for the queen are universal.

    And one more. Locate the queen when the hive is small such as a NUC or a few week old package and mark her. Queen is much...
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    Re: How is the best way to spot the queen?

    Take hive apart and place them as singles. Put a cover cloth on each super. You can usually tell which supers do not contain the queen as they get a noticeable roar and fanning happening

    Use a...
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    Re: Wet supers back on hives questions

    Bees will clean out the wet honey in a couple of days above an inner cover. I am assuming a single deep superx with 10 wet frames and a good(lots of bees) hive.

    You will need to get the bees out...
  9. Re: Public Relations...Hives near a major event

    I'd suggest open feeders and fill them a few days before the event so bees are oriented to sourcing syrup from the feeders.

    The open feeders also attract the wasps, so they will also be less of a...
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    Re: Simple inspection can kill

    Use a cover cloth to aid in finding the queen. Expose one frame at a time to light by flipping the cloth back one frame to expose the next frame to be pulled.

    Do a thorough visual of each...
  11. Thread: OAD or OAV?

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    Re: OAD or OAV?

    If you are at all concerned about vapors in the air put a wrap of green painters covering super to super. Can just use a plywood cover and a wrap of tape to seal the joint. Also lay a wet towel...
  12. Re: Why did my spring honey crystallize in the cell?

    file:///C:/Users/Murray%


    20Golden/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/INetCache/IE/UC11CI2H/Honey_Crystallization.pdf
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    Re: virgin or newly mated queen? pic inside

    ?Chronic Bee Paralysis Virus

    https://microbewiki.kenyon.edu/index.php/Chronic_Bee_Paralysis_Virus
  14. Re: Could use some input on first time extractor ?

    Not so for the Maxant 3100. There is a very good grillage in the basket that provides good support for foundation.

    Look for a tangential with a good grillage. There is a far greater risk...
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    Re: Extracting advice

    I like good tools and then enjoy working with them. The Maxant 3100P fits that bill for me.

    Don't know what your annual production is?

    I'd suggest 50-100lbs a day is comfortable. This is...
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    Re: Extracting advice

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    The Maxant 3100 basket has more than ample cross members in the basket to support comb and foundation in tangential mode. I have not had any blown foundation or broken frames. I have...
  17. Re: Would like to hear from those of you that moved your bees with you across the cou

    Recently moved a hive 1.5 hours in my van. Built a screened inner cover. 3/8 piece of plywood and used a jig saw to cut out the center leaving a 2 inch rim. Cover in window screen as some bees can...
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    Re: Radial vs. Tangential Extractor or Reversible

    What is a typical setting of time from start to extraction finished?
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    Re: CRAP HELP Queen FLEW OFF WILL IT RETURN

    She might come back.

    Just had a similar experience today. Had new queen in a super with a screened bottom board on top of the hive I wanted to re queen. Been about a week because of rain so...
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    Re: Price for a used Maxant 3100?

    Think it is quite a stretch to call it 9 frame. I know Maxant claim that but I'd call it a 3/6. Can do 3 deeps in tangential mode and works very well or there is brackets to hold 6 mediums in...
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    Re: How long should I leave a hive Queen less.

    Yes, I know bees can sense loss of queen in minutes. When I separate my two brood boxes, one can usually predict which brood box is queenless and which brood box to inspect thoroughly for the queen....
  22. Re: What is the current consensus on best bee vac design?

    Build a damper into the design. It is an adjustable second inlet to the vacuum chamber. You can then adjust the suction so that you minimize harm to the bees.

    My hose is 2 inch air seeder hose -...
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    Re: How long should I leave a hive Queen less.

    Clarity??????

    My understanding is that it takes approximately 72 hours to eliminate the pheromone of old queen.

    Are you saying 4 days truly queenless?????

    Or ensure new queen is safe for 4...
  24. Re: Queens and Packages: Slow release vs. releasing her right away

    I use a mini marshmallow to plug the hole. Been told the marshmallow plug gives about a 4 hour release time.

    Think it is better for queen to be released into a settled down hive.

    I also...
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    Re: What nails for frames?

    Frame problems are minimal when they are glued and joints are held tight with the use of staples or 1-1/4 18 guage staples.

    It's pretty frustrating to be working a hive and bottom rails are...
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