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    Re: Instrumental Insemination Courses

    As long as it works, what does it matter what it looks like? I started out designing instruments as a kid, because I could not afford to purchase one. I came up with multiple designs that worked...
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    Re: Spray Dried Pea Flour

    Rader,

    Pea flour is a bit different than pea flour concentrate. Pea flour is relatively high in fiber which shouldn't be a big issue in Matt's warm environment. It just doesn't sound right, but...
  3. Thread: dried egg yolk

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    Re: dried egg yolk

    It is tough because of all of the lecithin and fat. You best bet would be a food dehydrator or better yet buy it online.
  4. Thread: Soy beans

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    Re: Soy beans

    Incorporated into a patty, yes.
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    Re: dried egg yolk

    If you are just making small batches for home use, liquid eggs will work in small amounts, but patties must be used quickly...

    Dried eggs are simply dehydrated eggs, take the water out and mill...
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    Re: Soy beans

    Roasting them first should make milling them a little easier. They are roasted to denature enzymes that interfere with protein digestion.
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    Re: Instrumental Insemination Courses

    Do you have any pics you could share? I always enjoy seeing instrument designs!
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    Re: Spray Dried Pea Flour

    Matt,

    Do you have a spec sheet for the product? Keep in mind that when you look at concentrates, they have a high protein content because everything else has been removed from the product. This...
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    Re: Instrumental Insemination Courses

    Nice looking site with some good resources!
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    Re: What do the big boys do for mite treatment

    1, Low mites, 2, good young Queens & 3, well fed hives. The 1,2,3 of beekeeping.

    Keith, this is well stated. It can be this simple, but if I may add, timing is critical. Having the labor and...
  11. Thread: mating flights

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    Re: mating flights

    It depends on the time of year and daily temps. In my area this time of year, drone flights begin to pick up around 4-4:30 and go till about 6. There is activity before and after this time frame,...
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    Re: What Breed do you prefer for operation?

    Talk to some beekeepers in your area... Good bees and good management make for some really great crops. Unfortunately, I think many beekeepers never get to see good stock... There really is a...
  13. Re: Help with Expenisve Breeder queen introduction problem

    For research projects I used to use a lot of SDI (Single Drone Inseminated) queens. They were always a challenge to get introduced as the bees did not really care for them. To makes up nucs that...
  14. Re: Opposite of feeding. Killing bees for honey production

    Italians tend to function better as a whole with that larger cluster, whereas Carniolans can function relatively more efficiently with their smaller clusters. It is how they have adapted... Each...
  15. Re: Help with Expenisve Breeder queen introduction problem

    I will cloud the waters a little...:) IF you are going to use push in cages, try and cover a little uncapped honey too. It goes a long way towards survival. That being said, I do not like or use...
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    Re: terrible swarming issues in midwest??

    Aaron,

    I always appreciate feedback on the queens! They are working girls and must perform in commercial operations. This has been another strange season for us, but what is new? It seemed like...
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    Re: terrible swarming issues in midwest??

    acbz,

    We had heavy swarming in our area this year. This spring the triggers seemed to be a great spring build up followed by crazy temperature fluctuations. We would go from cool, almost cold to...
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    Re: Queen Cage Shipping Boxes

    Koehnen was the original designer and manufacturer of the boxes.

    http://www.koehnen.com/#!products/ccib
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    Re: The difference between retarded and brilliant?

    Great story! Thanks for sharing.
  20. Re: Who does instrumental insemination of queens? Advantages and disadvantages?

    Four weeks is the "average" length of time observed for un-mated virgin queens to lay. If they are prevented from taking a mating flight that will at some point begin laying regardless.

    Pure is...
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    Re: really, I'm not joking

    It is really nice how polite all of you have been! It is a difficult proposition and the value of someone's time and expertise. My dad would sometimes tell me, "people can't afford experience".
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    Re: Finding Drone Concentration Areas

    Does wind direction impact position relative to tree rows?

    I don't know on this. A protected open field area is a common site for a DCA, but there is variation.

    How high up should I look?
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  23. Thread: defective bees

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    Re: defective bees

    Malnourished? Not enough food during development and no fat reserves at emergence.
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    Re: avoiding a genetic bottleneck when buying bees

    A quick and cheap way to pickup locally adapted stock/genetics... Learn how to raise queens and place nucs with cells out around your area very early in the season. Place them early enough so that...
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    Re: Trucking Co to haul honey in midwest?

    Thanks Jim, I will get a quote from them them.
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