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  1. Re: Extractor Made from 201 Stainless vs 304 Stainless

    Check the PH of honey. You may be surprised how acidic it is. I buy 304.

    Crazy roland
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    I would inspect the hive, determine the limiting factor, and rectify the limitations, hence allowing the queen to reach her potential. And then repeat 14 days later, untill no longer needed.

    As...
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    Re: Early Queens CANADA

    Strachan books up pretty quick. Last time they where booked to June 6th.

    Crazy Roland
  4. Re: Whats the good bad and the ugly on a Badger Dynamics Bucky forklift

    I doubt that any tire from Wisconsin was filled with just water. Most had a Calcium Chloride solution so it did not freeze.

    My buddy says that they where fairly generic, with alot of off the shelf...
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    Oldtimer - I believe Farrar did an experiment many years ago to prove just that point. I believe it was questioned how much nectar was available in apple trees, which bloom while it is still cool....
  6. Re: Whats the good bad and the ugly on a Badger Dynamics Bucky forklift

    It appears they where made in Port Washington Wis. Real close to me, and I have never heard of them. If you are still interested, a friend of mine works on forklifts, I can ask him.

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: where to send honey samples for testing?

    ISCIRA is internal stable carbon isotope ratio analysis. The sugars are separated from the protein. They are them tested for ratios of carbon isotopes. The percentage of C13 in each is compared. If...
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    Re: where to send honey samples for testing?

    You could try ISCIRA(Siratech), but I think they are aware of that, and act accordingly. I would use Polarmetrics NIR, they are near Madison Wis. The problem with NIR is that is a subjective test...
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    Re: This may be crazy but....

    To the best of my knowledge, you must keep bees only in a movable frame hive, no skeps, so that the hive can be inspected for AFB,etc. It is not heavily enforced. Adrian's situation would not have...
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    Re: Bee Forage Crude Protien and AA Breakdown

    To the best of my memory, in this area, Dandelions are by themselves. They are after Red(swamp) Maple and Willow, and before the fruit trees/bushes. The pollen we see entering during dandelions is...
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    Re: where to send honey samples for testing?

    And what did he find?

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: Preheating honey for finer filtration

    Crabo wrote:

    How much extra per pound do you think it would be worth to 200 microns?

    What ever the market will bear.

    But this is what I would do, if you facility allows. In your mind, setup...
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    Re: Bee Forage Crude Protien and AA Breakdown

    I may be crazy, but some things do not add up here. First, we must devipher the ground rules. Allen wrote:

    I guess bees could increase their intake of low crude protein to get enough aa but I...
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    Re: where to send honey samples for testing?

    What kind of barrels is it in? Closed head of the same color, or open head? That will determine what tests I would suggest.

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: Preheating honey for finer filtration

    Listen to Ian. The price difference should pay for the pump and heater is a short time. If not, you will have to decide what business you are in, honey production, or honey processing.


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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    Ace wrote:

    Roland so sorry I neglected to mention it has to be single source.

    It is. Clover. White. No miticides. Wisconsin Certified Honey, lic. WCH-0001. Passed ISCIRA analysis. Try another...
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    Re: where to send honey samples for testing?

    Please define what he wants tested, and them I can suggest a lab. Sugar ratios, ISCRA, NIR, HPLC, etc.....

    First test, what's the price?

    Crazy Roland
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    Acebird wrote:

    If you do not put chemicals in your hive then your honey could be worth three times more just on that fact alone.

    Then you will by 10K lbs from me at 2x market(#2.35 x 2 x 10,000...
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    I was not precise in my writing, forgive me. I stated tht the Cordovan bee showed similar mite levels to the VSH bee. That was a run of the mill commercial bred Cordovan, NOT a VSH Cordovan. My...
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    Astrobee asked:

    Were all queens in these packages from the same source? As I've presented in my posts above, not all VSH are created equal.

    Roland: To the best of my knowledge, they where from...
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    Astrobee wrote:

    Gotta call you on that Roland. That's such a cookie cutter response. Please describe exactly how much experience (number of colonies and years working VSH) you have managing VSH...
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    Lauri, is 8 years enough time for the VSH traits to sort them selves out? I stand by my observations. They where at the bottom of the barrel for honey production 8 years ago, and they still are...
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    Re: Treatment free, is it really that easy

    Nabber wrote:

    I guess that I am a little skeptical. If VSH queens are so good, why isn't everybody using them exclusively?

    Because they are not worth a hoot for making honey, and that is what...
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    Re: walt wright's checkerboarding

    up with your honey or do they sacrifice limited brood space for pollen?

    up with the honey, pollen used as it comes in.

    If you take all the honey how do you manage that single box over winter?
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    Re: The harvest of pollen: bad business?

    1. yes 2. yes 3.yes, but that is purely from anecdotal information.

    crazy roland
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