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    Sublimox, inverter and battery.

    Modified sine and pure sine are very different with efficiency, I was advised to go down the pure sine route. I can run my set up for a few hours without much impact on the battery (85ah)
  2. M

    Sublimox, inverter and battery.

    Is your inverter on the battery and generator a pure sine wave?
  3. M

    Sublimox, inverter and battery.

    I'll send you a message as having time out of FB
  4. M

    Sublimox, inverter and battery.

    Yes I thought it would block but it doesn’t, it just powers through
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    Sublimox, inverter and battery.

    I’ll ask, problem is shipping is quite expensive from turkey, I can probably get you one with future orders. There is also a multi barrelled one which resembles a gatlin gun but looks OTT to me. I can loan you it if you pay for postage but you would need a gas regulator as these here are...
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    Sublimox, inverter and battery.

    Hi Laurence, I don’t, I got it through a friend in Turkey, I’ll find out in time though. You have probably seen it, I’ll attach a pic. I did take a video but it’s impossible to operate with one hand and I don’t have your camera equipment. Great detailed videos btw. By the time I had picked up...
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    Sublimox, inverter and battery.

    Sublimox is 300w but switches and on around 50% of the time. I use either a 2800w gen or victron inverter below, I cant stand poor products which ruin a day. Victron Phoenix Pure Sine Wave Inverter - 12V 500W (VE.Direct-enabled) combined with a trojan battery below, I can run the sublimox for...
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    A handy litttle pin test gadget for the hygienic trait fanatics

    It can't surely be.......We use one much much less than that.
  9. M

    NHS 2019 videos

    Yes I did wonder, thanks, I wont bother....
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    NHS 2019 videos

    For those of you who bought the book Honeybees of the british isles cooper beowulf What do you think? I'm a little sceptical buying a book out of print and will probably come back in print for £50 when the list price is £9
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    black bees

    Not sold on it I have to say.... Is it just me but when I see a frame of apparent AMM I always see the same, hardly any bees, dodgy frame of brood and the odd yellow bee.
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    Building a National Hive

    I make all my own hives and frames, love the work and can make things I simply cant buy with much better quality. My hives with frames cost out at £12 per 14x12 hive but get the materials very cheap. If I were you I would go with a simplified plan and use shortened frame lugs like smiths. PM me...
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    Enforcing licenced products

    Thanks for your replies, I'm just having a moan, there seems to be some scare stories going on in Portugal, mainly through associations that are supplying slightly cheaper licenced awful products. It not that I'm against the official line, I just wish they were better quality and not so...
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    Enforcing licenced products

    A subject that came up on a page yesterday, has anyone been fined, convicted of using unlicenced products. I am referring to specifically varroa products.
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    Asian hornets in the UK. A chance of stopping them?

    I wouldn't be surprised if the beekeeper was serious, the amount of mis information in PT is incredible. It is the first year for Velutina in Lisbon.
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    Asian Hornet Christchurch Hampshire

    I think Jersey must have lots of concentrated forage? I admit I thought Karol was wrong when he said my hornets are struggling but now I know they are. In Portugal we have nests around 1 metre high with huge numbers at this time of year, foraging since March, they only peak now and release...
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    Cardboard nuc ventilation in April (ish)

    I sell colonies on 2 frames, similar frame size to dadant, these go in a cardboard box which could hold 5 frames, I top and side ventilate with mesh around 20cm square, better to over ventilate than under. The queen goes in a plastic cage as we have had some killed in transport so be careful...
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    Provap 220 vs Sublimox

    Best to use the gasvap with many spare caps so they cool down as you go along, I use pliars to remove hot cap, allow to cool then add OA then pick up cap with no gloves.
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    Provap 220 vs Sublimox

    Yes midway is too high, I have it on absolute minimum and you get the stream without spitting, melting torches etc. My second torch has done about 1000 applications and still fires up first time. I have tried other torches and they simply dont work. Time savings are huge but you are doing...
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    Provap 220 vs Sublimox

    Did you have it on absolute minimum? I use pliers to remove cap and 4 caps which are nearly cold when I come to add the acid. I agree the weak link are the torches, I have ruined one already but again that was to do with running too hot. I treated 200 colonies in just over 2 hours with the...
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