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    Re: Chalk Brood, how to treat?

    Lemon scented bleach, half to full gallon per 300 gallons of 2 to 1 sugar syrup (or Lauri Miller's bee Gatorade) AND cinnamon in pollen patty (among other nutrients).

    Know of at least 3000+ hives...
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    Re: Best Professional Processing Line

    Dakota uncapper, extra 6ft roller chain, 2ppl loading 4 Dadant 120 framers. 60/9 frame Illinois every 20 min. Puts smile on bosses face dropping 16-18 pallets under 8 hours. 4 man crew when boxes...
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    Re: Queen failure rates?

    One of my sneaking suspicion with my bosses Queens, this year especially, is the mating flights being "short" by typical timing rotations. If given extra week, before being caged and put in...
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    Re: Honey Production from Mustard plants.

    The different mustard varieties are critical to timing down here in FL. Mustard greens (and it's cousin Collards) leave a bunch of volunteers, escapees if you will. They give some of the best pollen...
  5. Re: A couple noob-ish queen rearing questions...

    High five!! Gratz!
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    Thanks Jim. Being a former OTR driver, I understand how latest cold blasts hit often above the Suwannee River in "Yankee country". Just wasn't sure how Beeks deal with it since been off the road for...
  7. Re: A couple noob-ish queen rearing questions...

    JWC, the spurt of drone brood as a freshly mated queen starts her first egg laying is actually pretty common. Long as the rest of the eggs are workers, you're good. Just keep eye on pattern.

    Had...
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    Re: Hive / Area suggested ratio

    Hive and the honey bee, dadant? press, has a table in the new editions, post 2012?

    Will look at my copy in a little while
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    Re: 9 frame radial power extractor

    Bought one of these from a friend at used price. New is $1300, stand extra $. My friend built his own stand, and got a decent price. Looking forward to using it this year as I get my hive numbers...
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    Re: Nuc Queen Excluder

    Rossman in Georgia http://www.gabees.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=40&products_id=224
  11. Thread: prince

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    Re: prince

    Something to keep in mind about Prince.
    Know why he carried a cane? He was prone to having seizures. Many times while traveling on tours, right before or after performing he would be weakened to the...
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    Re: prince

    The "Man in Black", " The Thin White Duke", and the "Purple Prince". Heck of a concert there. All three enjoyed a diverse variety of musical inputs and styles, and created their own styles that our...
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    Re: Vendor Source for #7 or #6 Screen

    Understand. Try Ace hardware, most in our area have #8, and can probably order #6 or #7. Another vendor might be a cooperative big box retailer. Here in FL almost all seem to order from Southern...
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    Re: Vendor Source for #7 or #6 Screen

    I have several friends that use the "West traps" with SBB. Oil pan that slides in the backside of the SBB. I want to say it uses the regular #8 screen, not 150% sure tho. Both can be found on dadants...
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    Re: Netting Source

    Dan, you didn't say when you are moving your bugs. Not sure if growers is open today or not (still slacking having coffee). Try giving Jon a call @ D&J's office in morning and see if he has any...
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    Re: Mobile Honey House

    Spinner was very quiet. Figure 2 weeks n my coworkers will have that "fixed". Wax separator, maybe a month. Honey goes out to nose tank, then drum on need. Wasn't the only person who asked about "...
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    Re: Netting Source

    In a pinch, Harbor freight has greenhouse tarps, best I can come up with reasonably priced
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    Re: Mobile Honey House

    Believe they were at ABF in Jax this year. Best can recall, $400k.
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    Re: Making up nucs

    A friend had a similar situation. Farmer "said no problem, do what you need to do while bees were there". Friend did his nuc split, 3 brood and a food per double deep. Next week got a call from...
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    Re: Bee free honee

    "Made with ♥ in Minneapolis Minnesota. Crafted with organic apples, lemon juice, and cane sugar."

    Yeah, OK, uh hmm.
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    Re: Critique Please - Swarm Infographic

    Maybe add -height of swarm? 20ft ladder needed vs. 5 gallon bucket to stand on is the thinking.

    Red circle/slash for wasp? Or words no thanks underneath?

    Looks great! Well done for short and...
  22. Thread: 7up syrup

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    Re: 7up syrup

    See if you can talk him down a bit ($250-$225) and find locally owned store willing to trade for $300 worth of fuel etc. Win-win. He gets syrup at discount for something you always use. If not used...
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    Christmas lights for hives?

    Hi! My name is Mikey and I have a woodenware addiction that is sometimes filled with bees. I also start to hear new voices in my head around this time of year saying "that needs lights on it"....
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    Re: Pallets for Super Storage

    H4A,
    Guilty on both counts. Sharing what have learned from working for a commercial 3k+ operation since March, and trying for figure out what to do for my 8.5 hive growing dilemmas. Seems Mama...
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    Re: Pallets for Super Storage

    My boss uses old retired refrigerated trailers (minus ref. Unit) to store supers in. Because I am slimmest and fastest, I get to be the lucky one to put the crystals and other goodies in. Nasty...
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