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    Re: What do the big boys do for mite treatment

    How are y'all administering the taktic
  2. Re: Feeding HFCS using a 275 gallon Tote, Pump Ideas?

    David. Does your pump have some sort of a relief valve to direct syrup back in tote when you re not pumping into feeders. I have one if the dadant syrup pumps. Just wondering g if this is a...
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    Re: Brood in honey uppers

    Yes there is a normal bottom entrance. Also the little rain that may come in is outweighed by the fact that the hive has ventilation
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    Re: Brood in honey uppers

    Yes. I use migratory tops and scoot them back 1/4 inch for a top entrance
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    Re: Brood in honey uppers

    That's why I use excluders. I don't see any reduction in honey and I don't have brooded up honey supers
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    Re: How to hold steady at a hive number...

    I'd prolly be divorced
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    Mann lake bee pro

    Has anyone had any any issues with bee pro syrup additive. I heard they added thymol to it and the bees don't accept it as well as honey b healthy.
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    Re: What kind of honey pump?

    I have the 1 inch pump that maxant sells that's mounted on a piece of metal with a motor. It works fine but kind of slow. If I had it to do over again I would get the same thing with say a 1 1/4...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporising Bulk Hives

    I have an email into this Italian site but have not gotten a response yet. Not sure how purchasing it from them will go but I am willing to try.
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    Re: My DIY OA Vaporizer!

    I really like the idea of this. Could you explain more of the mechanic end of how you built it. Also have you tried it. And results. Thanks
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  12. Thread: Varrox

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    Re: Varrox

    I heard there is another vaporizird that doesn't pull as much energy and can use a battery on your truck. Not sure the name but will research and try to find out. This is the only negative thing I...
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    Oxallic acid vapor treatment

    Is there any vapor treatment method that is quick to administer for someone with several hundred hives.
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    Re: An oxalic vaporizer that WORKS in 30 sec

    Pm me info too. If be interested
  15. Re: explain your process using Oxalic Acid Vaporising on a large scale

    I would like to know this process also
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    Re: Overwintering in Singles

    I think it is too early. I run singles but don't pull the honey off till mid sept.
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    Re: 500 hive operation Honey extraction line

    I have the cowen 28 frame system and It has the cowen spinner not the two maxant spinners. The cappings spinner is the only downfall of the system. It slows you down because after about two barrels...
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    Re: how many brood boxes?

    I use single brood boxes with a queen excluder. They work well for me. You just have to feed a little in the early spring buildup period and some when you pull the honey off in the fall they will...
  19. Thread: wax spinners

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    Re: wax spinners

    I have the cowen 28 frame system with the cowen spinner under the uncapped. Mine will get off balance from time to time from cappings piling up in the chute then all falling at the same time. Only...
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    Re: Running Singles in the South East

    All I run is singles. You have to accept the fact that you will have to feed after you pull your honey supers in the fall and I usually start feeding toward the middle of February for the buildup. ...
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    Re: Two way pallets

    Yes I would like a pic. Also the pic that you sent I can't get to come up. Thanks
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    Re: Two way pallets

    Thanks for the input. The reason I'm not wanting a forklift is that my beekeeping is mainly stationary. I do not do pollination so moving is not really an issue except to try new yards and move out...
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    Two way pallets

    I don't have a forklift but run about 350 colonies on single bottom boards. Does anyone use a two way pallet. I would think I could move these with a hand truck especially with no honey supers on...
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    Requeening annually

    Hello. I run about 350 colonies for honey production and have requeened with mated queens. I try to do this towards the end of march. I have recently found that the splits I make with just a couple...
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    Re: Candles for Dipping Boxes

    Any suggestions on where to buy bulk parafin
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