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    Re: mann lake patties

    What subs were compared. Feeding one type of sub in a big block of
    Bee's does not show one sub is better than another.
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    Re: 7-8 lbs pollen/sugar patty

    I would love to feed 7-8# patty. If I did half of it would be hive beetles. So 1# every 10 days.
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    Re: 80 frame Equinox horizontal extractor??

    9'X9' and works best with dakota style uncapper
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    Re: 80 frame Equinox horizontal extractor??

    Just put one in this year and really
    Like it. We can easily do 48 case's per hour
  5. Thread: Hive Bodies

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    Re: Hive Bodies

    They're the best
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    Re: Fall bees dwindling

    Look at pretreatment varroa levels. If they were high and virus levels high then virus's are the problem now. Also look at spring levels. I have found having good control in the spring equalled low...
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    Re: Corn Syrup/Bleach

    Helps on fermentation but also helps to change the ph of HFCs and that helps with the HMF levels
  8. Thread: Hive bodies

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    Re: Hive bodies

    Have had great service and product from Shastina
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    Kieth... bass wood, clover and star thistle. Rick....I'm surrounded by seed corn here in michigan and we not seeing a problem. Have had similar problems before. What seems to have helped is pollen...
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    Re: ReQueening with Cells

    Nucs with queens were marked. The old queens had tiger tails and new did not. The cells hatched the day we put them in we had several walkers.
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    Re: ReQueening with Cells

    They had 24 hr before cells and were 5 frame nucs 1 brood 1 frame bees 1 frame honey 2 foundation
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    Re: ReQueening with Cells

    This year when making nucs they all got cells. Three weeks later when we checked for take only 10% of the old queens remained. I have done this twice since with same results hope this helps
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    Re: Hive clamps on Forklift

    The first year we had the new hummer bee with clamp I really thought I screwed up getting the clamp. After a little learning curve I wouldn't be with out one now
  14. Thread: 1K new mast

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    Re: 1K new mast

    Try tilting back first and then see if it will lift
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    Re: Is their a new way to treat mites?

    Brood break , quickstrips, apigaurd and oxalic acid have have worked for myself although there is a learning curve on dose timing and proper application
  16. Re: Dan Rather report on bee shortage in Calif almonds

    If you're in the cornbelt sooner or later you are going to have some sort of problems from what I have seen it is when the farmer uses an airplanter and conditions are right the dust settled onto...
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    Re: Spring nucing in east Texas

    Nice pictures jim thanks for sharing
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    Re: Where have all the truckers gone

    Had a friend call he had a load of bee's hour away from me that ran out of fuel on I-75 eventually after setting for 2 1/2 hr they got the truck going again so having good truck drivers does pay
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    Re: Can Queen Cells be Mailed?

    Have had hundreds shipped from Miksa's. UPS over night put in hives that morning avg 75% take. Last July we hit 83% however we have had 40% take once over have had great results
  20. Thread: Swinger Trailer

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    Re: Swinger Trailer

    Something you may want to have on the trailer is electric over Hydraulic brakes. I had several trailers with the normal trailer brakes that wear out quickly. The E/H brake trailers are going 50m plus...
  21. Thread: 1K new mast

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    Re: 1K new mast

    From first hand experince swinger lost my business with poor customer service. My hummer bee's have earnd my loyalty by being dependable. Remember A&O are the people that made swinger into forklifts...
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    Re: Dadant syrup pump discharge hose ??

    On my pump I have a metal hose reel that I took the wheels off and mounted it
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    Re: Mann Lake vented suit

    Have used ultra breeze suits for years bought two Mann lake jackets this year for two guys that work for us and the are hanging in the barn. When asked why they are wearing their old suits they said...
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    Re: American Farm Bureau Announcement

    Nice looking bee's Jim
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    Re: Pollen Sub Formulations - Input?

    How many are adding probiotics to their
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