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  1. Thread: Wiring diagram

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    Wiring diagram

    Does anyone have a wiring diagram for the heated knives kelley sells for the silver queen uncapper?

    Thanks,

    Will
  2. Thread: Honey Testing

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    Re: Honey Testing

    HMF is present in heated honey and hfcs. I believe it is monitored in EU as a possible detection method of adulterated honey.
  3. Thread: Honey Testing

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    Re: Honey Testing

    The honey you see in the grocery store labeled as USDA grade a or whatever only contains a percentage of usa honey. It is blended with import honey. I believe it can be as low as 10% usa honey and...
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    Re: Am I dreaming or is this real?

    Great observation! I use the fake plastic credit cards that I'm always getting in the mail as a landing board for these. Works well. Just slip them between box and bottom board.
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    Yes, with Safer diatemaceous earth in the trap.

    Yes, with Safer diatemaceous earth in the trap.
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    It's all in the timing of the split. You have to...

    It's all in the timing of the split. You have to split the bees when the bees want to be split. You can't make a split just 'cause you want to. You have to respect the bees and the time of year. ...
  7. Thread: AFB Control

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    Shake them down onto foundation. Burn the old...

    Shake them down onto foundation. Burn the old comb. Treating with antibiotics just masks the symptoms.
  8. Thread: C. L. Farrar

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    Thanks Bodo! And to B. Haning, I would love to...

    Thanks Bodo! And to B. Haning, I would love to hear some stories!!

    Thanks,

    Will
  9. Thread: C. L. Farrar

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    Cool B. Haning! Is your uncle still living? I...

    Cool B. Haning! Is your uncle still living? I bet he has some great stories to tell. I searched the Madcat database at UWM library. All I come up with is this:

    Productive management of...
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    Neil, Do you remember the type of nematode...

    Neil,

    Do you remember the type of nematode mentioned?

    Thanks,

    Will
  11. Thread: C. L. Farrar

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    C. L. Farrar

    I'm looking for a comprehensive listing of all articles written by C. L. Farrar. Any ideas where one might be found?? Don't find much with google.

    Will
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    I do, as do others who run unlimited broodnests. ...

    I do, as do others who run unlimited broodnests. I don't extract all honey in spring, but what is needed to open up the broodnests after the bees have turned 3-4 rounds of brood.
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    Laying workers don't lay eggs that stand on end. ...

    Laying workers don't lay eggs that stand on end. Leave her in the observation hive until you can make a split.
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    Hive reversal is overrated

    Hive reversal is the single most disruptive manipulation in spring. It's probably one of the most touted least understood practices of beekeepers. Oh yeah, just reverse 'em. Poppy cock! I prefer...
  15. Thread: Rauchboy

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    Not as good as advertised

    Had the smaller rauchboy. Just bought the large brushy mtn. smoker that looks like rauchboy and kelley's large smoker to see which one I liked the best. Kelley's is the best of the three. Sold the...
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    Just bought my first apple product

    http://www.apple.com/macmini/

    Buy a mac. You won't regret it. Wish I had done it years ago. Bought a macbook pro. Had messed around with linux. Apple is unix based.
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    Buckfast=hybridized african

    Buckfast originally had african blood. Which makes them africanized. Africanized bees have been here at least as long as the italians. Who really knows what kind of bees we keep?? Isn't it all...
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    Any 2x

    Cut any 2x to length of your desired frame size. Plane the 2x to either 1 5/16" or 1 3/8" whichever you prefer. Groove the top and bottom of the board for the corresponding top and bottom bar...
  19. Thread: SHB Larvae trap.

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    Once you've got larvae hatching out, it's too...

    Once you've got larvae hatching out, it's too late for the hive. It works best to trap adults before they have a chance to build up in the hives. The west hive beetle trap works best imo.
  20. Thread: New suit for AHB

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    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2...

    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=218444&highlight=brazilian+bee+suit
  21. Thread: brass eyelets

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    Poll: Arrow JT-21

    Just use a stapler! It's much faster and cheaper and easier. An arrow jt-21 is the best.
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    Local is better.

    Buy your queens locally. That way you can go pick them up.
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    Many threads on this

    http://www.beesource.com/eob/wire_embedder/index.htm
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    Dadant's

    Dadant's has it. I didn't realize it had become so hard to find. One of my new beek friends had to get his from Paris, Texas.
  25. Thread: Lightweight suits

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    I have some bees down at my in-law's farm in SW...

    I have some bees down at my in-law's farm in SW GA. They got skeeters down there bigger than honeybees! Most of the time the bees are the least of my worries. Seem to have been blown up several...
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