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    Re: SundAnce top pollen trap ?

    Thanks for the kind words. For two or three traps I would buy them it's a lot of work to build few. I'm a little picky about quality so I build a lot of my equipment my self. I set up a jig for each...
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    Re: SundAnce top pollen trap ?

    Tacky marketing strategy????? I don't think sundance is being tacky, mine are not for sale just showing how I am making them and sharing info. I have 60 now and making 60 more.
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    Re: SundAnce top pollen trap ?

    I don't have plans just in my head. About 15 years ago I got ideas from a few different traps and changed the dimentions to go on the bottom of my clip pallets with drawer in the front. This time I'm...
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    Re: SundAnce top pollen trap ?

    Just showing the progress 10010
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    Re: SundAnce top pollen trap ?

    Finally getting some shop time been moving bees to pollination need get them Finnished before the olives and pom's start blooming. 99349935
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    Re: SundAnce top pollen trap ?

    97889789the trap on the right is one I made 15 years ago, the one on the left is the latest prototype. in the foreground making a master pattern. The other picture is of the sundance.
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    Re: SundAnce top pollen trap ?

    Sorry won't let me upload pictures
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    Re: SundAnce top pollen trap ?

    The distributor ( Dadant) doesn't care how well they are made but the maker should. I make a few bee related items and I care how they are made and how they work for my customers. I will post some...
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    Re: SundAnce top pollen trap ?

    I bought a sundance (top mount) a few years ago it was so poorly made I never used it( large knot fell out Of pollen drawer ,loose staples, gaps in wire ) Sent pic to the maker, said would send...
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    Re: Advice needed re nosema cerana testing

    Almonds are done and bees are robby. Have used fumagillin and drivert in the past they take it just fine. Have been using OE'S in syrup I don't think it help with nosema.
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    Re: Advice needed re nosema cerana testing

    Had some hives go off feed so got out the microscope got 25 bees and 25 ml water in a sandwich bag then roll over with a round jar. Wow had 30 million per bee think will treat with fumagillin...
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    Re: Feeding Pollen Substitute

    Started feeding sub again yesterday almond bloom is over and no spring wild flowers because of drought! They are eating them up. trying to keep them building queens are coming next couple of weeks....
  13. Re: Building 4 frame nucs from ply. What I did with pics.

    I made 120 6 frame nucs that fit 6 on a standard pallet. The idea is to run 6 nucs with every load and use them as replacements then introduce the new queen back into the nuc. The pic shows the...
  14. Re: Is anyone including coconut oil in there pollen sub mixture?

    Pollen is high in lecithin the liquid lecithin I use is 60% lecithin 40% soy oil. Coconut oil is high In louric fatty acid
  15. Re: Is anyone including coconut oil in there pollen sub mixture?

    Each oil is high in different fatty acids
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    Yes two parts coconut one canola and one part liquid lecithin. The canola is for the 24-methalcolesterol
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    Re: Air ride recomnedations wanted?

    The last time I was red neck trailer in Fowler CA they had a air bag retrofit for the tork flex axles just for that purpose. I have a 12 foot with tandem tork flex axles loaded with bees rides great...
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    Re: Pollen Sub Formulations - Input?

    I buy a enzyme and probiotic product. Currently working with a nutrititionist to formulate a more compleat mix. I use 3 different oil to get a better fatty acid mix also add a precursor to 24...
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    Re: Tylan for European Foulbrood?

    I use agrimycin 343 4.78 oz pouch 102.4 gram oxy tet and add to 25 lbs drivert sugar and put in one cup trace mineral salt I used it for that snot brood and cleared it up in no time.
    This is not a...
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    Re: Spin Float consideration

    89398940I though pics is the best way to show my system.
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    Re: Spin Float consideration

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    Re: Can Bees digest egg white?

    I did a amino acid profile then did a ratio and in my case I needed 3 pounds per ton to bring methionine up to the proper level. It takes testing, money and math.
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    Re: Can Bees digest egg white?

    I tried adding whole egg to boost methionine ( the limiting amino acid) drove the cost to hight so I started adding feed grade L-methionine to balance. don't use DL or D methionine not as good.
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    Re: Roofing on Migratory Covers

    I dip all my boxes in hot (200+) linseed oil and pine rosin so moisture won't push through and bubble under the top coat. 8891
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    Re: Roofing on Migratory Covers

    It's a liquid elastomeric that comes in 5gallon bucket. I buy mine a lowes. I get the 10 year.
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