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    I use a jet burner to melt wax/rosin mix and stir...

    I use a jet burner to melt wax/rosin mix and stir with a wooden boat paddle. Once melted I check temperature often . I don't start dipping till temp is around 300 degrees. Keep temperature between...
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    Pollen in supers attracts shb and takes up space...

    Pollen in supers attracts shb and takes up space that is for honey. Then is a pain when you store them in warm winter areas.
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    I have found 1 single deep brood chamber then...

    I have found 1 single deep brood chamber then excluder works best for me. At the time I put on excluder I move all the capped brood to first box above then supers. I am not trying to change anyones...
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    I live in SC and we know about hot sun. I dip...

    I live in SC and we know about hot sun. I dip with 2/3 parrifen 147 melt point and pine rosin 180 melt point. I havent had any greasy boxes yet. A friend bought some boxes from SAK honey out Texas...
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    When the buckets are left on hives empty thats...

    When the buckets are left on hives empty thats when they propolise. At least thats what mine do.
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    i seldom feed 2 to 1 99 percent 1 to 1 syrup. I...

    i seldom feed 2 to 1 99 percent 1 to 1 syrup. I am feeding with 2 goals , encourage brooding and drawing comb. I also move my hives to different flows. I can say they will draw frames out nicely with...
  7. Going to try acetic acid on my wet supers. i have...

    Going to try acetic acid on my wet supers. i have about 150 medium supers some dark comb some with pollen. I usually put back on hives but high mite counts changed plans. Camero 7 do you spray all...
  8. Thread: Mann Lake

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    Come on Tenbears you know better. You know how...

    Come on Tenbears you know better. You know how tough the bee business is. I like Mann lake and never had a problem they didn't resolve. I have never met Jim Lyon either but if had read his posts for...
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    Astrobee I placed hives on 3 different areas of...

    Astrobee I placed hives on 3 different areas of cotton last year. Approximately 20 to 30 miles apart. 1 area received alot of summer thunderstorms, the cotton grew well almost shoulder height....
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    I don't have to move mine that far. His choice...

    I don't have to move mine that far. His choice though. 10 hives 1 super of honey at 5lb would be around 1500 dollars and not having to feed. I wouldn't knock him for that. Just using 10 hives as an...
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    My hives are in Berkeley, Dorchester and...

    My hives are in Berkeley, Dorchester and Orangeburg county. I important thing to think about with late summer early fall flows. Mite loads are highest in late summer so before putting hives on...
  12. I made 50 or so 5 frame nuc boxes with a deep...

    I made 50 or so 5 frame nuc boxes with a deep super a few years ago. I also made 25 deep brood boxes last year. All were made the same but joints glued with Tb 2 and 3/8 2in staples. 1 coat of oil...
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    Put hives at least 100 or so ft from field edge....

    Put hives at least 100 or so ft from field edge. Bees work cotton pretty good. Honey is light and pretty good quality. In order for plants to produce a good nectar flow it needs to be hot and dry.
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    They are decent jackets. Pretty good buy when on...

    They are decent jackets. Pretty good buy when on sale. The ultra breeze is alot better but the smoker will burn through both.
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    I have been using the migratory cover with...

    I have been using the migratory cover with feeding hole just like Ian. I also plug hole with a plastic plug. Mine are red and the bees propolise them. Never had any leaking issues.
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    A few years back in your position. I chose the...

    A few years back in your position. I chose the Maxant 20 frame extractor. I buy A lot from Mann lake so I have nothing against them. The Maxant was more money . I have never regreted my decision. I...
  17. I have both and both does work. The lega unit is...

    I have both and both does work. The lega unit is effective and is half the price of the pro vap. The pro vap is a more precise way of delivering a certain amount of acid vapor per hive. Does that...
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    Re: Did I make the right call?

    Bees will not draw out foundation unless there is a need. Why would they draw out foundation with all the empty comb? Feed them treat for mites and keep them alive.
  19. Re: Oxalic Acid Treatment for Varroa Mites on colonies with brood

    6 treatments of OA vapor every 5 days works well for me. I do a follow up 1 treatment in December . I don't have a bloodless period either. I have very low winter losses and queen failure is very...
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    Re: D you Use smoke when taking off supers?

    GEORGE IMERY said don't use smoke because it causes the bees in the supers to chew the cappings to fill up with honey. Then your supers will dripping with honey.
  21. Re: Oxalic, Glycerin, Shop Towels - a promising stopgap flyswatter

    Johno I think you hit the nail on the head. I read a report from a study done from Argentina and the results were very effective. I believe the mixture was 10 g of oa to 20ml of glycerin per 45cm x...
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    Re: Mann lake hivetop feeder fixes

    They will figure it out. The main problem you will have is the bees will build comb in the cavities under the feeder.
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    Re: Hose for bee vac

    I used the corrugated rigid vacuum hose and it worked well.
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    Re: THEIR killing us and the bees

    Same song and dance. The reality for me is my hives near agriculture brood heavier, make more honey then other side of hives not around ag. I hear the same from a lot of others as well. So I conclude...
  25. Re: How do I get them to go inside the hive at night?

    Smoke them in.
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