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    Re: Is 14 watt enough supplement heat

    More of a questioning thought than an answer but have any of you NH bKs looked at ground heat in non-permafrost zones?
    For a fixed wintering outyard there has to be merit in harvesting ground heat...
  2. Re: Will a submersible Sump pump move sugar syrup and gear pump for a few hundred yar

    You do know you can figure this out on paper before doing anything, yes?
    "Lift" is head or sustainable pump pressure so take the distance, find the available size connecting pipe, and calculate the...
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    Re: Ezy-Loader management

    "A forklift does not overcome the other big backbreaker that beekeepers have"

    Not the style of FL conventionaly used, no... tho' I reckon something in the style of the modern 4x4 knuckle boom...
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    Re: Wax foundation attached to top bars ?

    ... a "can do and done"example (x2) of 20mm of wax foundation glued into a "thin technology" cut groove using a 125mm angle grinder.
    Attached - hopefully - are;
    #1 is maybe just 8 days after...
  5. Re: Puerto rico finally woke up to bees and how important they are

    Yes Phoebee, on both counts.
    On topic though I can say it is only this 'Spring' - for what we have of it - that I was able to move a colony back to where I had a few some 5 years ago. The area saw...
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    Re: To uncap or not

    Earlier AR-B you wrote;
    "This , along with other management , will often reduce the need for treatments with chemicals to every 3 years or so .".

    So Michael is at 20% and has certification where...
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    Re: Question for the Administrators ?

    hmmm.. that hyperlink owns GIF info so, no I carn't "see" as this platform does not do GIF... on the fly.
    Again you are using Windows tools, so have you proved source changes?
    Like, ported the file...
  8. Re: Puerto rico finally woke up to bees and how important they are

    @Phoebee
    "This article appeared today , October 9. It offers some idea of what the situation with bees is there, but I' ve got questions about the reliability of the information"

    That journalism...
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    Re: Preventing inbreeding

    No queen breeder here as such in that I have always generated my own emergency queens. For lines I have always bought in queens in lots, a different breeder in differing locales each year.

    I post...
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    Re: Wax Moth Larva?

    Nicely formed combs you have there John, a sure sign of a well active colony, moreso if the combs shown came from the extents of the broodnest.
    Are you able to confirm the location in the broodnest...
  11. Re: Thinking about leaving screen bottoms for solid this spring.

    Because my/our apiaries are in the tropics it was considered mandatory
    to have VBB (ventilated bottom board) fitted to every colony, even some nucleus designs incorporated one.
    That was the 1960's....
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    Re: Question for the Administrators ?

    Are not those 'tools' in Windows as always, like rendering only.....
    on the desktop... nothing changes in the file source, like.

    RPS example attached, hopefully ;-)

    Bill
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    Re: Smoker & Honey Removal...

    @JWPalmer
    "If you read my posts at the time I did it you would know that I wasn't wearing a beesuit or veil on my uh, first attempt. Managed to brush off three frames before the little buggers lit...
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    Re: steam wax melter from old hot water tank

    How is the product used.... fertiliser/soil conditioner?

    Bill
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    Re: Question for the Administrators ?

    ..... and for mobile devices on Android;...
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    Re: Cranky old man thread

    Crikey..!!.be a bit rough iffn the Mods jumped at that?
    Like..are you sayin' they are grumpier thanthis thread..!.. heh ;-))

    Bill
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    Re: Cotton Smoker Fuel: Where does it come from

    .. now THAT is a serious amount of red! No negative - a good red is mine preference most sundowns, like right now..hic - but I do wonder what the antidote is in denying the liver damage...?... or did...
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    Re: Cotton Smoker Fuel: Where does it come from

    Now we (royal) have an image I would go with earlier comment in that the
    product is like a first millrun, compressed in bales and then cored. The salvage/waste being used in another product like...
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    Re: Cotton Smoker Fuel: Where does it come from

    ... no worries, yer welcome.
    I know there are some eucalypts over there but I'd reckon they would be premium, like getcha shot if you took a chainsaw to them.. heh :-)

    Bill
  20. Re: Thread titles should, at minimum, indicate area(s) of concern no???

    Don't "go dark" now... jes' getting started (thread).. heh :-))

    Bill
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    Re: Cranky old man thread

    ..tellya, I wouldn't be messing with a lady who is fit and able to scale a
    >6foot soundproof fence!
    Invite her and partner over for a Barbie and a few quiet bottles ;-)


    Yep.. got that here...
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    Re: Smoker & Honey Removal...

    ...those you haul out by the arse, evict the freeloader like ;-)

    oh wait... gloves..?

    Bill
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    Re: Cotton Smoker Fuel: Where does it come from

    A local 'soft' hardwood... grows prolificly along gulleys and creeks where farmersare permitted to push-back for controlling reqrowth.
    The description below is close although the naming is from the...
  24. Re: Thread titles should, at minimum, indicate area(s) of concern no???

    Mike wins...yay!
    .... heh heh ;-))

    Bill
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    Re: Cotton Smoker Fuel: Where does it come from

    Reading along, the whole problem I have with "product" sold is the probable
    contamination during production. Bees being very sensitive to whatever - even naturally occurring toxin in some hardwoods...
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