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    Re: Managing swarm season commercially

    Emanuel;

    My bees are really strong this spring and I caught my first swarm Saturday, unfortunately. The honey flow is 2 weeks away so what I am doing is this: When I find swarm cells on my 2...
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    Ethanol problems

    I run a gas powered pump to feed bees. I seem to have continual problems with ethanol causing rust and weird deposits in my gas tank and carburetor. I have tried using high test and various...
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    Re: My bee hive trailer is completed!

    Having had a home made boom and now an Ezy Loader I can tell you the real issue will be having to load on flat land. The Ezy Loader has an auto level feature wherein you hit a button and the boom...
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    Re: My bee hive trailer is completed!

    Looks great! I have an Ezy Loader mounted on my truck that I am thinking about mounting on a trailer so I don't haul it around all the time. Do you think you w94499449ill need outriggers when the...
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    managing carniolians for honey

    I am interested in members thoughts on managing carniolians and Russian bees for honey. I run 2 deeps and seem to leave a lot of honey in the hive bodies. I saw a related post from a member in...
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    Re: Hi fromMozambique

    Hello Hein;

    I worked on a beekeeping development project next door in Malawi for a couple of years recently. My advice is to harvest your honey in daylight and only harvest capped honey. Clean...
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    Re: Priming Queen Cell Cups w/ Royal Jelly

    Just use a drop of water. Get the water warmed up so you don't shock the larvae. I use a small artist's paint brush and dip it in the cap of a water bottle. One cap full of water primes 3 bars of...
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    Dadant free shipping???

    Has anyone heard if Dadant is going to do free shipping this year? I see where Kelley is free Thanksgiving week.
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    Re: Heating a five gallon bucket

    Forget about water and immersion heaters and stoves and pots - messy and dangerous and require close monitoring. Get a broken upright freezer. Order a thermostatic control from Walter T Kelley -...
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    Re: sourwood vs basswood

    Shane, but this guys says his tree in blooming on June 28, and I know the one I see at my driveway in NC is in fruit now at the first of August.
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    sourwood vs basswood

    I have bees in the N.C. mountains and just read the thread about sourwood blooming in the southern NC mnts. I saw sourwood in full bloom 2 weeks ago at 3200 ft in the northern NC mnts and I know my...
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    Re: SHB are out of control

    Take infested frames out and freeze them overnight. Rinse the frames off and put them back in a strong hive. Works like a charm.
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    Turkish beekeeping suppliers

    I am looking for beekeeping supply companies in Turkey, specifically in or near Istanbul. Does anyone have any contacts?
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    Re: DIY Honey Extractor

    If you guys want to see a good set of plans Google 'Bush mechanic' for an excellent extractor. It uses a 55 gal plastic food grade barrel, a threaded rod set in 2 bearings set into wooden cross bars...
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    Re: plastic frames ?

    Go with wood frames and plastic foundation. Wood is sturdier, plastic frames flex, and worse, when separating boxes the plastic frames stick together are are much harder to break apart with a hive...
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    white plastic 1 pound containers

    I am looking for a source of upright one pound white (opaque) honey containers for creamed honey. I just got a shipment of Dadant's 1 pound creamed honey containers and they are o.k. but low and...
  17. Thread: nuc contracts

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    nuc contracts

    I am comtemplating selling nucs and and am curious if anyone has a bill-of-sale/contract they use when selling nucs? I want to sell the nuc 'as is' with no guarantee or follow-up support supplied. ...
  18. Thread: Caulk?

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    Re: Caulk?

    I use the cheapest latex caulk to close up odd holes - no problems
  19. Re: What kind of syrup pump used on a truck mounted feeder tank

    I have been using a Duro Max pump like this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000MX9RQI/sr=8-7/qid=1352323154/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&qid=1352323154&seller=&sr=8-7 I got mine for $199...
  20. Thread: Dumb waiter

    by wglord
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    Dumb waiter

    I have 24 hives on a barn roof (bear proof feature)and want to build a dumb waiter to lower full honey supers to the ground floor honey processing room. Has anyone ever built one themselves or have...
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    Re: Truck Mounted Cranes

    Hey guys, I have had an Ezy Loader for 6 years and it works well. It was not cheap and a pain to get to the US but as I told my wife it is cheaper than a back operation and I am a one man show. How...
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    which plastic foundation???

    I need to buy 1000 sheets of deep plastic foundation to put into Dadant frames. Any opinions based on recent experiences? I have some older Dadant plastic frames that are poor quality compared to...
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    Re: Thymol - Nosema treatment/prevention

    I used thymol is syrup last year and this year in North Carolina. When I do alcohol washes on all hives I save the dead bees in a bucket and get a composite sample from each bee yard to send off for...
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    Re: Screened Bottom Boards

    Raindrop;

    I've got 20 hives just over the mountain from you in Mitchell County. Forget the screened bottoms. You will get some mite drop from them but if you use thymol or formic acid then you...
  25. Thread: Betterbee

    by wglord
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    Re: Betterbee

    I had a bad experience with them too. I ordered labels 6 months ago anticipating needing them this summer. When I opened the box they were the wrong size, and I think it was Betterbee's error. ...
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