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    Re: Using provap 110 with inverters

    good to know. Thanks for the insight. sorry i sidetracked the thread.
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    Re: Using provap 110 with inverters

    Was thinking about getting the same thing but to use with a bee vac.
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    Re: Hands sting....gloves not cutting it.

    another vote for nitrile gloves. they dont like to even walk on it. now your sleeves will will get some stingers but they will not walk on the gloves.
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    Re: Mann Lake supers 6.95 each

    I buy 1x8x12 pine from local lumber yard for 8.39 a piece. I can get two mediums out of that. It is pretty clean with no loose knots.
  5. Re: Consumer Reports Magazine November 2017 issue Unhealthy Honey

    hey I like honey too but calm it down with the fake facts. someone posted honey contains 38% fructose, 30% glucose, and 1.3% sucrose plus proteins. are you suggesting that honey is 25% protein by...
  6. Thread: Oxavap 110

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    Re: Oxavap 110

    what kind of inverter do you use?
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    Re: Oxavap 110

    Someday I will be able to justify it. Working my way up in Hive numbers. only at 13 now. it takes a while to treat them all. Where do you get your power from? Would an inverter on a deep cycle...
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    Re: Hive Id from a bees perspective

    very interesting stuff. I have heard different directions work good. I have pretty long hive stands. I might go front back on them and might paint something on the front of each. if nothing else...
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    Re: Hive Id from a bees perspective

    may get some sample paint from the home store and have the kids paint some crazy toddler language on the fronts of the hive to help out.
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    Hive Id from a bees perspective

    I was wondering if I should paint a symbol on the front of my hives to give the bees more of a differentiate view in there orientation flight in an attempt to lower the amount of drift. Or should I...
  11. Thread: Cutout honey

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    Re: Cutout honey

    I just did my first cut out and took a little bit of the honey(only capped) and crushed and strained it. it was very runny and has very interesting flavor. almost like a lemon flavor at the finish....
  12. Thread: drone layer

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    Re: drone layer

    the other five queens had two frames of brood, this one never left her one frame that i could tell and only drone brood, it wasnt drone comb on that frame either it was a nice brood frame.
  13. Thread: drone layer

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    Re: drone layer

    on a separate note how do queens know how to lay a drone or worker egg. in my drone frames all cells are drone and worker frames only worker eggs. how?
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    Re: drone layer

    too late now I took her and introduced another queen. removed frame of drone cells froze them. great info for the future oldtimer. I will let the queen producer know.
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    Re: drone layer

    yep just wanted to make sure. I have never produced queens for sale or not in a 4 or 5 frame nuc. Looks like I will be pinching a queen and combining hives. getting late in the year here. thanks...
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    drone layer

    I got a few queens in the mail most have been pretty good, one really good and one a drone layer. Is a drone laying queen common from queen producers? Shouldnt they be weeded out if they are...
  17. Thread: Acorn vs. ???

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    Re: Acorn vs. ???

    yes call nick it is cheaper just to buy from him. I got 100 sheets for 125 to my door. that is deeps, not double coated but I think the bees did better than on rite cell( that I had to coat with...
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    Re: HFCS Logistics, Containers

    This maybe a crazy question but when you pump the hfcs into the hive what does it go into. a large frame feeder, top feeder or something else?
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    Nuc population to near nothing in two days

    I think I know what happened but just thought I would throw it out here to confirm. I made about 6 nucs, I added 3 frames of emerging brood/ honey frames to each nuc. These are in the same yard. ...
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    Re: Duragilt Foundation being discontinued?

    acorn here too, I buy by the case and have it shipped to my work, Nick says it is cheaper.
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    Re: To treat or to wait?

    shinbone
    to answer the question about delaying treatment. I believe when the hive is at peak population none of the mite treatments are supposed to be used. that is from OAV, OA dribble, formic...
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    Re: Making up a mating nuc with mated queens?

    Im going to try this in mid mo. North of you guys but I will be doing more of a double nuc like MP. But I just started them last week. hope it works out.
  23. Thread: Black queen

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    Re: Black queen

    just wondering if that is where you got that black queen stock. I have gotten some queens from him and they are carnis like yours.
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    Re: Black queen

    jw do you ever get queens from ebertqueens? he is in your state not sure how close to you.
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    Re: Queen marking cautions

    I coated one this year. almost entirely pink. she is still laying good and seems to be fine. the bees were trying to clean her off. I felt terrible for her.
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