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  1. Thread: Melters

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    Re: Melters

    You should try one you'll be surprised first run comes very nice. Be sure to use stainless steel.
  2. Thread: Melters

    by davidsbees
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    Re: Melters

    If you just have small batches of capping a solar wax is a inexpensive way to go. 20158
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    Re: Rim on Migratory Covers

    I use 3/4 exterior plywood then dipped in hot linseed oil and pine rosin then 2 heavy coats of elastomer roof coating
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    Re: Rim on Migratory Covers

    I use a 3/4 gap top and bottom and have used for over 25 years. The only time the gap fills with bur comb if I was a little late in getting suppers on. I think it help in hive ventilation, bees will...
  5. Re: Feeding HFCS using a 275 gallon Tote, Pump Ideas?

    I was feeding bees today and took a picture of my original 15+ year old syrup pump the only thing I've changed is the pull cord ( at least 10 times) and the rubber spider (once 5 years ago I now have...
  6. Re: Feeding HFCS using a 275 gallon Tote, Pump Ideas?

    Yes there is a pressure relief valve it is larger than the one shown in the picture it will flow 40 gpm and flows back in to the top of the tote. The best feature is the pump is driven direct ...
  7. Re: Feeding HFCS using a 275 gallon Tote, Pump Ideas?

    1997019971this is the pump I build and I still use the original one I built over 15 years ago. I have found this configuration to be the most reliable.
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    Re: Brood food discoloration

    Keith
    I dust 3 times in the fall with TM. last year I did a round of TM on a hive that had the odd brood food with no effect. Also I have not seen typical American foul brood or EFB in over 5 years....
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    Re: Brood food discoloration

    Not typical efb never see any dead larva and hard to follow also it seem to come and go. Sent a Q tip sample to Dave Wick and was high in viruses but inconclusive. I don't see it very often just half...
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    Brood food discoloration

    I've seen this the last three years has any one seen this before. I've sent sample and pictures to some of the top bee researchers with unsatisfactory answers. 19536 there is orange globules floating...
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    Re: Nosema spore counts this fall

    I think the damage From high nosema levels in the spring are very subtle but 3 weeks after the first fumagillin treatment the results are remarkable : taking feed faster, whitening comb when feeding,...
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    Re: honey filters

    Just bought a stainless 400 mesh barrel strainer from Utah diesel also got some 5 gallon strainers.
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    Re: Syrup pumping - relief valve

    60-80 psi
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    Re: Syrup pumping - relief valve

    It's the same one that Dadant uses I buy mine from zoro tool it's about $148.00 I try to wait for a special before I buy.
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    Re: Electric Fence Ground Rods? 3 Needed?

    Most of my fences I use hog wire but on this one I alternately put ground and hot I think the bear got shocked and bolted through the fence and short it out. Going to rebuild it with hog wire. 18016
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    Re: Syrup pumping - relief valve

    In the past I used the 3/4x3/4 I now use 1x3/4 it will almost flow 2x the syrup. If the relief valve is not big enough you can blow a hose when you close the valve if you are trying to push a lot of...
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    Re: How do you preserve sugar syrup solution?

    Before I started adding EO's the in side of my tanks would be black from mildew now they are clean and have not cleaned them in years. 17941
  18. Re: Glass or Plexiglass for solar wax melter - Advantages & Disadvantages

    I use silicone weather strip and I coat the spray foam with roof coating to protect it from the uv ray's 179151791617917
  19. Re: Glass or Plexiglass for solar wax melter - Advantages & Disadvantages

    If you build it right you will need tempered glass. I sprayed foamed the out side and it will boil water and crack non tempered glass.
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    Re: Electric Fence Ground Rods? 3 Needed?

    I have not yet used a ground rod just 3' hog wire as a ground mat. I also use the 12v parmak it is about 3 joules and about 13,000 volt that is what you need to discourage a bear. I've seen where a...
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    Re: How do you preserve sugar syrup solution?

    I use a product called "coco wet" and use a stick blender mix it until it looks milk. Then when the tanker pump it into the tanks it blends right in. On my totes I make mixer that clamp on the frame....
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    Re: How do you preserve sugar syrup solution?

    When I get a tanker load I split in to two 2500 gallon tanks I add 3 oz ea lemongrass, spearmint wintergreen and coco wet ( wetting agent) to each tank and that stops the mildew that will form from...
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    Re: Nosema spore counts this fall

    Here it is mid spring and nosema has reared its ugly head had some month old splits that were not building so took samples from 3 yards counts were 30-40 spores per field of view :-(. Same as last...
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    Re: Feeding Sub Response

    I have not seen any scrambled eggs in any flowers lately �� . I also use egg in my mix plus vitamins, minerals ( off the shelf mix have to much salt) biotin, bioflavonoids.... I also like coconut oil.
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    Re: Feeding Sub Response

    Bees get "all"of their nutrition from plants. I'm thinking there might some enzyme action that break down the sterol to a more usable form.
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