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    Re: Cleansing flights?

    Your bee's might have nosema if you see droppings on the hive. When the weather warms again pop the top to see the bee population. Two of mine that had those signs died out.
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    Re: Two hives dead already...

    After doing an inspection on Sunday on my two hives this is what I found. Hive 1 was an Italian package hive that I got this spring and the bees had plenty of stores, but they also seemed to have a...
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    Re: Two hives dead already...

    In September I did oxalic acid treatments with the Provap every four days for the entire month. However, I didn't do a mite count before or after treatment, but I will know to do it in the future. We...
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    Two hives dead already...

    Well with the warmer weather in the Chicago area today being around 50 degrees I saw a lot of activity with my hives in the afternoon, but I noticed two of them there was nothing. I already assumed...
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    Re: A quick review on Lyson 30 frame extractor

    Yeah the Lyson is very well built and very well designed compared to the other brands on the market. I thought about the thickness of the tank too when I was researching extractors, but then you have...
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    Re: A quick review on Lyson 30 frame extractor

    I have the 20 frame extractor and love my machine. I wouldn't worry about getting parts for the extractor because Lyson is very popular brand in Europe and it doesnt look like it will be going away...
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    Re: Angry Rant

    Looks like a troll post. Move on nothing more to see here.
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    Re: Winterizing hive.

    I'm in IL as well and I do a double deep setup. You need to make sure your top box weighs around 80 pounds. If they are short you need to feed them 2:1 sugar water. For every 10 pounds they are...
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    Re: Maxant help please

    If you are looking for a 20 frame extractor I would look into a Lyson one I have linked below. I have one and I love it. It would be a better value then the Maxant one. Also, the motor is mounted on...
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    Re: Advice/Experience Needed: Radial Extractors

    You should happy with your choice. I got myself the 20 frame Lyson as well but from betterbee. Great machine and it will last a long time.
  11. Re: italian or carniolan consuming more honey during winter

    The Carniolan bees will eat a lot less stores then Italians. From my experience the Carniolan bees always seem to be "dead" during the winter. Not much activity in front of the hives, small amount of...
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    Re: Northern Illinois

    Same here. Not much has been coming in. I plan on pulling around labor day and taking the supers off. The rest of the year I will let the bees store up for the winter and supplement with sugar syrup...
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    Re: Lyson 30 Frame Extractor?? Thoughts

    I run deep frames and shallows for supers. Like with any extractor if it isn't a balanced load it wants to dance around but I have it screwed to a thick piece of plywood and its super steady.
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    Re: Lyson 30 Frame Extractor?? Thoughts

    I have the 20 frame Lyson extractor and its really good. You really cant go wrong with this one. Everything is top notch on the machine, runs smooth and solid. For me the 20 frame extractor was my...
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    Re: Which Extractor?

    I would not purchase that one. It looks too cheap for what you get. I would purchase the Lyson model below from Poland. It is better built, has a nice gear handle and a stainless steel honey gate...
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    Re: Catching robber bees and making them your own.

    If it was that easy then this would have been a long time ago. Forage bee's are "programed" to there beehives smell and queen pheromone and will always go back. That's why when beehives are moved the...
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    Re: Combining in December

    I wouldnt risk combining at this point. If the dwindling hive has a high mite count or another cause then you risk wiping out all the bees with the combine. Better to get a healthy package of bees...
  18. Re: How late can I Re-Queen in the Dallas TX Area - very aggressive bees

    The only problem with adding pollen patties this time of the year is attracting small hive beetles or making them explode in population if you got them already. There should be plenty of pollen...
  19. Re: How late can I Re-Queen in the Dallas TX Area - very aggressive bees

    I would do it now since you have time and also queen breeders will want to get rid of any left over queens they have now. In the spring it will be pretty hard to find queens since people are placing...
  20. Re: How late can I Re-Queen in the Dallas TX Area - very aggressive bees

    I like to have bees that you can work them in a vail, t-shirt and shorts. If I cant do that the queens are getting replaced! Beekeeping should be fun and enjoyable and not counting the amount of...
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    Re: Advice/Experience Needed: Radial Extractors

    I looked at reviews of the Maxant motors and it sounds just as loud as the Lega. They both are gear driven motors and there designs just make them loud. From what I see all of the motors are European...
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    Re: Advice/Experience Needed: Radial Extractors

    If you do get a Lyson would you be able to post a detailed review and the pro's and con's with the machine once you use it? It might be very helpful for any future buyers including myself.
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    Re: Advice/Experience Needed: Radial Extractors

    Lega's motors sound like a jet engine going off. No quiet working motors on either of these. Pick your poison lol.

    Lega's motor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzu6jJWhy3w
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    Re: Advice/Experience Needed: Radial Extractors

    Like with any electronics and motors you should cover them in a plastic bag or something if you plan on washing them. Also since the motor is bottom mounted you have less of chance to get anything...
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    Re: Advice/Experience Needed: Radial Extractors

    I have been shopping around for a some radial extractors myself and I have looked at these models as well. However, Betterbee has another version of the Lyson 20 frame extractor that has a lot of...
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