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  1. Thread: eBay

    by Jerry C
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    One thing I found out about e bay is always find...

    One thing I found out about e bay is always find out what the shipping is going to be before you bid. I bought a booklet that cost less than $3.00 and was charged $10.95 shipping. It was shipped in...
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    A tractor that would pull a 2 or 3 bottom plow...

    A tractor that would pull a 2 or 3 bottom plow would be to heavy to use with a finish mower, it would make for compaction problems. I haven’t seen a tiller that did not require a 3-point hitch. If...
  3. Deeps turn a pleasant hobby into work. Mediums...

    Deeps turn a pleasant hobby into work. Mediums cost more because more boxes are needed but in the end worth the extra. I am going to go to all medium brood boxes (3) and shallow honey supers. I...
  4. I planted sweet white, yellow, alsike and white...

    I planted sweet white, yellow, alsike and white dutch in 1 acre plots 2 years ago. The white and yellow didn’t bloom the first year but alsike did some. Last year they all bloomed but the alsike...
  5. Hornet swatter-another good reason we need a...

    Hornet swatter-another good reason we need a guest worker program!
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    I made 1 acre plantings of Alsike, White, Yellow,...

    I made 1 acre plantings of Alsike, White, Yellow, and White Dutch clover all at the same time in central Iowa. Yellow and white didn’t bloom till year 2 but alsike bloomed the first year. In this...
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    You might want to check what the motor is wired...

    You might want to check what the motor is wired for. If it is convertible 110/220 I have seen this happen when set for 220 volts but trying to run it on 110 and yes I have seen a 110 v power plug...
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    I built a miller style feeder that used a window...

    I built a miller style feeder that used a window screen ramp to let the bees get to the syrup. I had to redo it. The feeder turned out to be a very efficient bee drowning device. Seems you can’t...
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    Better bee is good. They are on the East Coast...

    Better bee is good. They are on the East Coast so it would keep the shipping down for you. Catalogs are arriving now so you may want to request one now from their web site. I use Mann lake,...
  10. Thread: What to plant-

    by Jerry C
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    Our local soil conservation service has a no till...

    Our local soil conservation service has a no till drill that they rent by the day. You might want to check around in your area to see if there is one in your area.
  11. Thread: What to plant-

    by Jerry C
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    Last spring I planted an acre each of white,...

    Last spring I planted an acre each of white, yellow, dutch, and alsike clover. Also an acre of hairy vetch. The alsike bloomed very well and the hairy vetch a little. I also planted 2 acres of...
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    The Mantis style tillers work real well in a...

    The Mantis style tillers work real well in a small garden. I got one from Sears and it is like a hoe with a motor on it. I also have a big heavy rear tine Ariens that will work me to death, I try...
  13. I also enjoy the Cornell library. After...

    I also enjoy the Cornell library. After stumbling around a bit I could download the entire book at once. Only problem is most fractions didn’t OCR correctly so you have to go back to the original...
  14. Thread: Bee vacuum

    by Jerry C
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    Mine is an airtight box just wide and tall enough...

    Mine is an airtight box just wide and tall enough for a 3 # package box to fit in and just a little longer than the package cage. Right above where the shop vac plugs in I put a hole with a sliding...
  15. Might be a nice chance to get some african bees...

    Might be a nice chance to get some african bees to play with. http://www.beesource.com/ubb/smile.gif
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    Generally starting with one hive is not...

    Generally starting with one hive is not recommended. If you start with 2 or more it gives you something to compare to when you inspect the hives. Starting with more than one also gives you options...
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    One thing I have heard (from Farm Show magazine)...

    One thing I have heard (from Farm Show magazine) is the corn burner from Northern tool is no good. I bought a cd rom from e-bay that has every corn burner patent since 1970, lots of good...
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    Bees can be a real nuisance on warm days in the...

    Bees can be a real nuisance on warm days in the fall. They appear to me to be looking for something to rob. I see them hanging around stacks of supers and investigating buildings looking for an...
  20. Thread: package hive

    by Jerry C
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    I have two locations about 7 miles apart. At one...

    I have two locations about 7 miles apart. At one they haven’t been able to make enough honey to get through the winter at the other I averaged about 100 pounds on newly installed 3 pound packages. ...
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    magnet-man Got my glass from Macnanbio and...

    magnet-man

    Got my glass from Macnanbio and built 4 pipes. They worked great. You can see when the oa is gone and when the glass tube is building up with oa. Found it is very helpful to warm the...
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    Ox >You could run down the road, pull the choke...

    Ox >You could run down the road, pull the choke and let off the gas. As the unburned gas reached the spark plug a plume of fire would fly out the tailpipe. Particularly effective in front of the high...
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    >The method listed in ABC XYZ is jus to stack...

    >The method listed in ABC XYZ is jus to stack them up with some newspaper and gas and lighting it with a torch and throwing a lid on to smother it.


    Be very careful if you stack them up and set...
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    Where are you getting your glass tubing, stoppers...

    Where are you getting your glass tubing, stoppers and test tubes? Is there a site on the web you can recommend? I never liked the idea that you didn’t know when you should stop heating the brass...
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    Do a search of this site. This subject has been...

    Do a search of this site. This subject has been extensively discussed. Just put small cell in the search box.
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