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    Say hi to our new friend...

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/Shallotman/DSC01168_zpsd8b90394.jpg

    Say hi to Pork-Q-Pine!
    This guy, or gal (not sure which) has been hanging around all summer long, around our many wild...
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    Re: Over wintering hives

    Or, they all spent the summer on the west coast! LOL!!
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    Re: Over wintering hives

    Well, JRG, We all saw it.
    Randy, Keith, myself, and all the beekeepers I know noticed it this fall.

    I have a friend that has always said that some years are just bad varroa years and others are...
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    Re: Over wintering hives

    I hope everyone will take time to read Randy Oliver's article In the January ABJ.
    He, along with every HONEST beekeeper that I know, had a very hard time with varroa this fall.
    Some beekeepers...
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    Re: Changeable weather

    I always wondered what it would be like to catch a Northern Pike on a fly rod?
    When I was a kid I saw some pike that were pretty big.
    How big do they get in Montana?
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    Re: Any Vinyl Folks Out There

    One thing to be very careful about if your speakers are of an "air suspension" design is to carefully inspect the surrounds on the woofers.
    The surrounds are the foam roundish thing that suspends...
  7. Re: Marin Bee Survey: Hobby keepers - a net population sink

    We have a well known gentleman in Oregon that travels around talking about TF beekeeping.
    He starts his talk right off the bat with, "Now I want you to know; I lose 55% of my hives every year".
    I...
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    Re: Any Vinyl Folks Out There

    http://www.lpgear.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/Stanton-681EEEMKIII.jpg

    If it is one of these, you're in heaven!

    Here's what we have:
    http://www.gradolabs.com/cartridges
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    Re: Any Vinyl Folks Out There

    Radio shack sold some pretty junky turntables for the longest time
    Then one day it was like they WOKE UP and lo and behold the Lab-400!
    It is a direct drive (quiet) with very good speed control....
  10. Re: Bottling Tank using the Maxant No Drip Valve

    Banner:
    BANENG S18UBAQ (02712) sensor $192.00

    BANENG MQDEC@-506RA cable $25.00

    You will also need a 24VDC power supply and 24 volt relays.
    The sensor turns the relay on and off which...
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    Re: Any Vinyl Folks Out There

    "In to the vinyl record thing???"

    We have every single record that we have bought going into the 1960s.
    We were vinyl, before vinyl was cool!

    I take that back. Vinyl was cool throughout the...
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    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/Shallotman/DSC01162_zps09088735.jpg

    Here's a closer look at the valving manifold.
    ...
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    Re: Over wintering hives

    Everything is going great!
    Not a single loss so far!

    You were talking about our local middle school basket ball team; right?

    :pk:
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    GEEEEZE!
    Am I the only beekeeper that has heard of this new invention called a pump!
    If you look at the picture I posted you will notice a Maxant honey pump at the base of the left tank stand....
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    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v202/Shallotman/DSC01076_zps83e275af.jpg
    Here's a picture of our Dadant piece of junk 300# bottler.
    And our very high quality Maxant 500# bottler.
    Although it is...
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    Well now we're getting somewhere!

    My daughter is production manager in our retail honey.
    Every once in a while she will be wrestling with a decision, " Should I, or not....place it here, or...
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    Have you called Maxant for a quote?
    I'm not sure if you are aware, but they give you a SCREAMING DEAL on their superior bottling valve when you buy a tank.

    One thing that I have learned to...
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    Re: nine frame brood chamber?

    This is similar to the oft repeated fable that I referred to.
    But normally they say something about, "It takes a stick of dynamite......"
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    Re: nine frame brood chamber?

    I don't care if it was Monsanto.
    Who ever came up with the end bar design got it gnats-ass perfect.
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    Massachusetts!
    :)
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    Re: nine frame brood chamber?

    The fable that 9 frames are easier to move and manipulate continues on and on.
    Langstroth designed the end bars the way he did for a REAL GOOD REASON!

    The space between frame's comb faces should...
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    Re: Screws, staples and glue........

    Haaa Haaa Haaa!!!!

    Frank, that was funny! :D

    O.K. For now on, I'm on your side!
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    Re: Screws, staples and glue........

    I am also thinking about the next guy.
    I'm betting that when I'm gone and my equipment is in the next guy's or gal's hands, there will be a compliment uttered from time to time:
    "He really kept his...
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    Re: Screws, staples and glue........

    No, that is not true.
    The finger joint has many more times the surface area in comparison to any other joint.
    It is that additional horizontal surface area that gives the most strength.
    End to...
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    Re: Fischers honey be gone or bee be gone or somesuch

    One reason people have problems with Bee Quick is that they have faulty fume boards.
    I have seen a couple of bee supply houses selling "fume boards" with a glossy white lid!!!!!
    Why would you make...
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