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  1. For those that are interested i converted a hand...

    For those that are interested i converted a hand extractor to a variable dc direct drive complete with an electric brake. dc is the way to go to turn a 9 frame you will need a minimum of 1/8 hp but i...
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    i just extracted last weekend and here are some...

    i just extracted last weekend and here are some facts you might find usefull. We have both an uncapping knife and a plane, the plane runs hotter and cuts faster so if you do not already have one that...
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    adamsrg2@bp.com your email account will not let...

    adamsrg2@bp.com your email account will not let me send the plans because the files are too large( and they aren't that big)
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    ok i think i have sent out 50 plans to date. the...

    ok i think i have sent out 50 plans to date. the responce was much larger than i had anticipated. i have sent out plans to all that sent me an email to my personal address, if you have not recieved...
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    Please everyone wanting plans read this! send me...

    Please everyone wanting plans read this! send me a email titled solar oven to chriskinser@comcast.net

    i can then send you the plans as i will have your email address

    And to those i have...
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    ok i am getting allot of requests and i am...

    ok i am getting allot of requests and i am sending out the info. If anyone does not understand some of the construction terms they should let me know or if they need more pics. enjoy
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    i have sent many instructions to those that...

    i have sent many instructions to those that requested it. i hope that those trying to build it will have as much success as i did. I only sent out two pics as i did not want to overload anyones...
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    i guess i should have included my email in the...

    i guess i should have included my email in the original post as i will need your guys email to send it too. if anyone has big limits on pics please let me know. My email is chriskinser@comcast.net ...
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    I recently replaced my solar oven with one that...

    I recently replaced my solar oven with one that will work in 55 degrees or better. Now is the time i replace some of my frames and i did not want to have to wait until summer to clean them up. if...
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    i have noticed the white things as well, i...

    i have noticed the white things as well, i believe it is wax from cappings that are chewed from honey caps above, the wax falls down and into the cells.
    Hope this helps
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    You might want to try irish moss as it is a great...

    You might want to try irish moss as it is a great clarifier and unlike tannin will not impart flavor
  12. Thread: salt for shb

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    i was considering using rock salt or a saline...

    i was considering using rock salt or a saline solution. Obviously the solution would penetrate the ground faster and be safer for the bees

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  13. Thread: salt for shb

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    I was reading all the posts on shb and treatment...

    I was reading all the posts on shb and treatment with oil for the ground. I consider that a bad idea. Has anyone tried salting the ground? the salt should dehydrate the larva. it would also kill the...
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    I too am currently raising queens, i just needed ...

    I too am currently raising queens, i just needed some fast because i had some that had lost thier queens so i went in on a group order. i ended up losing both colonies due to this guy. I am glad we...
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    Agreed Michael but what he garranteed was air...

    Agreed Michael but what he garranteed was air mail which is not what we got, priority mail is often air but not always, 16 of the queens arrived promptly and did fine, the other 16 did not. He would...
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    I thought i should warn those looking for queens....

    I thought i should warn those looking for queens. Back in may we ordered 32 queens from this guy down in florida( honey land). He advertised free air shipping in beeculture. Well he shipped one batch...
  17. Thread: Queenlessness

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    I find queenlessness more common than stated...

    I find queenlessness more common than stated here. If you queen stops laying before she dies or if she lays only drone as stated before your colony is out of luck. We also need to understand that a...
  18. Thread: birds

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    i have seen plastic owls work very well. Put...

    i have seen plastic owls work very well. Put three of them on posts apart on the edges of the apiary. it takes three because the birds can recognize a dummy, what they cant do is recognize one that...
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    I am less than 20 mile from you steve, I just...

    I am less than 20 mile from you steve, I just found my first hive beetle. they are coming, i would expect you will have them by the end of this season. you might want to buy some checkmite just in...
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    A alternative is boiling your equipment in a lye...

    A alternative is boiling your equipment in a lye bath, not the easiest thing but it does work

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    Hello all, I just started using fgmo this past...

    Hello all,
    I just started using fgmo this past year, out of seven hives i had one yield 120# and two others produce 80#. My colonies have never been so healthy. Thank you Dr. Rodriguez
  22. Thread: Digital Camera

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    I have a degree in photography and if it was me i...

    I have a degree in photography and if it was me i would buy a nikon 880 or 885 coolpix. the camera has a very senitive ccd and will enable you to view the lcd in very low light conditions. The camera...
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    I just caught a feral hive last week and thought...

    I just caught a feral hive last week and thought i would share with any newbies how to make a good bee vac. I started with a 5 hp rigid vac and bought one additional hose kit that comes with a...
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    the small hive beetle gives off a scent that...

    the small hive beetle gives off a scent that repels the bees. the bees will abandon the hive if it is as bad as you say. i would move the queen to a new hive with fresh foundation and as many of the...
  25. Thread: angry hive

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    no i was saying mine are doing great. sorry for...

    no i was saying mine are doing great. sorry for poor wording. Does anyone know if fgmo is also effective against small hive beetle?
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