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    Re: Moving pallets

    This is what I use in the uk, the fork conversion is my own work. http://i1318.photobucket.com/albums/t644/Kevin_Horner/Hive%20Move/058_zpsa5210778.jpg
  2. Thread: bee lift

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    Re: bee lift

    I know the feeling, it's beginning to slow a little over here,my ideas will hopefully come together over winter, do you have moves to so as your season comes to an end
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    Re: bee lift

    Did you sort the problem Marios or still working on it?
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    Re: bee lift

    A friend over here in uk has had the same problem and he is doing similar to you, keep the pics comb of how you sort the problem
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    Re: bee lift

    Marios
    Any luck on bearings, probably have to chop the knuckle and start again with the new bearings
    Kev
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    Re: bee lift

    Ben
    A back saver, need I say more!!!! Sorry we at friends on f/book
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    Re: Setting escape boards with our Ezyloader

    If you like the idea but not the finance, this thread is worth a look, Ian himself commented on the quality of the build. http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?283958-bee-lift
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    Re: bee lift

    Christian
    If you look at post number 5 Marios described all the steel sizes he used
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    Re: bee lift

    In the original pics I see it was on a trailer, did it not work well or do you move all your bees with the pick up now
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    Re: bee lift

    This is the area where I cannot see any bearing Marios, with the blue line round it14706
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    Re: bee lift

    It's the pivot on the lower part of the main post below the 4x4 hub I am talking about, is there some sort of bearing there
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    Re: bee lift

    Thanks for the pics Marios, I can see the top pivot is a 4x4 stub axle and hub but what have you done to allow the stabiliser bracket to pivot, I cannot see any bearing there, is the winch a quad/ate...
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    Re: Full time Beekeeper

    Good luck Ben, its a small world, my plans were similar to yours but I have run an auto repair business for 30 plus years and was going to hand it on to my son who has just qualified, one problem, I...
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    Re: bee lift

    Marios did you ever video your loader in action, is it still working well?
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    Re: Cleaning queen excluders

    In the uk we use washing soda, the bee inspectorate say that in the right concentration it kills disease spores, caustic soda dissolves propolis but is not good for people
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    Re: Business decision

    Hi Ben I am in the same trade and am aiming in the same direction as you, both the vehicles and the people get harder to deal with, bees I think help me keep sane !!!! On the kit subject Ian said to...
  17. Thread: Grafting

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    Re: Grafting

    Totally agree, the Royal jelly is removed after acceptance but helps keep the Larvae from drying out until back with the bees
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    Re: Bee-Pro® Pollen Substitute

    I am reading this thread with interest as we have a Mann Lake distributor over here in the UK now, like most I have been trying many recipes over the years and Bee pro does have some good reports...
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    Re: Would drone confinement help?

    There is one thing that care needs to be used when using the forceps, if they are adjusted incorrectly the sting can be damaged leading to the queen being superceded
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    Re: ever consider electric treatment?

    We have a guy in the UK called John Harding, he has written a book about Ley lines and bees, he keeps bees on ley lines, theses are areas where the earths energy comes to the surface, this he says in...
  21. Thread: Mating Nucs

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    Re: Mating Nucs

    Depends how many you are filling, for a small amount you could put a brood on a floor with closed entrance then qx another brood, find queen and put her and frame to one side and shake enough frames...
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    Re: Mating Nucs

    Mike, what do you find? I find queens mated in smaller boxes come into lay faster,due to the need for brood, in Nucs there is still a lot of nurse bees and brood hatching so there does not seem to be...
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    Re: Mating Nucs

    The amount of bees you need to make up a mating nuc depends on the size of the nuc! In the uk ther are numerous sizes! Mostly polystyrene unless they are home built with half size frames. A bit mor...
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    Re: Commercial Pollen Traps

    I had not thought of SHB, we are fortunate and do not have them at present, in answer to you question GM they do not get much debris from above due to the design, the bees travel down a covered slot...
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    Re: Commercial Pollen Traps

    The beauty of the type that replace the floor and have a drawer is if the weather turns wet the pollen in the drawer stays dry and can be harvested without disturbing the bees, it can either be...
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