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    Re: pumping 2-1 syrup

    After going through a couple cheap pumps, I use a cheap tire inflator, 12v, and pressurize the barrel. It's not very efficient but it works. A longer hose makes it even less efficient.

    If...
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    Re: Thermal imaging camera

    My wife brought up a thermal camera one day. Next thing you know she got a thermal scope for her birthday. Sometimes things just work out for everyone.
  3. Thread: Cooling Vests

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    Re: Cooling Vests

    I use a cool shirt 12v with cooler and 6ft house setup. I only "plug in" when I take a break in the truck and while moving to different yards. It wasn't cheap but worth it for me with amount of work...
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    I am in NWFL also. All of my nucs have a screened...

    I am in NWFL also. All of my nucs have a screened hole on the bottom. On my three frame nucs i use a stainless steel sofit vent i buy from ebay, I make the hole then press them in. All 5 framers get...
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    Ebay, I am going to test a couple today with...

    Ebay, I am going to test a couple today with cells i have that should emerge tmrw. The part on top seems to be designed to slip into a groove to hold them.
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    I use a heat lamp, the kind you would use for a...

    I use a heat lamp, the kind you would use for a chicken brooder, clipped to cement block pointing up at the bottom of the extractor. Works very well.
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    Queen cage info, unique

    Has anyone seen or used this type of queen cage before? Can you tell me any info about them? On the bottom of the lid is a small groove with a indent that perfectly holds a jzbz cup.
  8. Thread: city ordinace

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    Do you have a state bee inspector you could...

    Do you have a state bee inspector you could contact? They may have some good advice. I know in FL they have been very helpful with issues like this. (Except for HOAs),
    I agree you do not want to...
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    About three weeks ago I moved 40 hives about 75'...

    About three weeks ago I moved 40 hives about 75' to get them off a fence line. I plugged the holes the night before with those paper blue shop towels, moved the hives, waited about one hour, then i...
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    Re: Worm castings as a Varroa Mite control?

    Hmm, interesting. At this point it's probably worth trying anything. I often wonder about the first guy that says, been vaporizing wood bleach in my hives to get rid of mites.
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    Re: 80% of new Beekeepers call it quits?

    think that number seems pretty close.
    But I don't agree with the "give up" part of the statement.
    There is a clear difference between "victim of circumstances" and "giving up". Giving up is...
  12. Re: Place identical nucs close together or separate nucs by 50 ft. for greater succes

    I place my mating nucs in a circle. They are 3 frame nucs, they are all uniquely colored with a shape on the front. 16 per stand and 3 stands 50 ft apart at 3 different locations. I have had great...
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    Re: buying equipmene and hardware

    I do the math and figure out how many I would need to sell to pay for the boxes I need. I then try to order enough to cover my boxes.
    I used to buy wood and make my own boxes, (drove by valdosta)....
  14. Re: Looking for a good honey pump. will see a good amount of use

    Bought a bronze pump on eBay, 1" inlet outlet, had a motor, added a pulley to pump, works great.
  15. Re: My homemade extractor - 4 frame radial for about $60

    FYI: brute changed their trash can design / mold awhile back. I ordered 3 20gl from amz last year, yellow, got one old style, two new style. New style are much thinner made. They are the same part...
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    Re: Aluminum flashing or paint

    I also use aluminium coil. I buy it online. It's around $100 a 50ft roll.
    I cut it with a huge old paper cutter I got at an auction. I use 5/8 stainless steel staples. It folds over the sides fairly...
  17. Thread: Short supers

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    Re: Short supers

    I got a 6.5 box on a hive I bought one time. After meeting around trying to get the frames out I had to pull a piece of wire between the boxes to get the frames unstuck. I added a piece of plywood to...
  18. Re: What don't you like about Mann Lake's 18 frame extractor vs Maxant's 20 frame one

    I have used the ML and the maxant. I like the maxant much better. It seems much sturdier, the legs are much more robust. Doesn't seem to vibrate or walk around if you don't have it bolted down like...
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    Re: Guinea Fowl and hives?

    I have about 30 guinea that free roam around the place. They don't bother the bees at all. Although they do seem to like to build nest under the hives.
  20. Thread: Stand for Nucs

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    Re: Stand for Nucs

    All my nuc stands are circles. They hold 16 nucs each. I make them out of 8ft metal spools that you see along side the road where conduit is being laid.
    I use them for both 5 frame nucs and 3 frame...
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    Re: Plasticell vs Acorn foundation

    I put 5 packages each on, acorn, ML rite cell, & ML rite cell quick draw, ML rite cell that I added wax to.
    All in all the acorn is drawn faster but not by much. One interesting thing is the acorn...
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    Re: strainer method of finding the queen

    I don't like doing it either. If I do I put the excluder on top of the bottom box, then put the box on and use a fume board. Much easier and few bees to deal with. Works very well.
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    Re: grafting setup for older eyes

    Looking better each time.
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    Re: grafting setup for older eyes

    Looking better each time.
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    Re: Burr Comb on grafted queen cells

    Use the 3/4 wide frames. Huge difference, almost no extra comb at all.
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