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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    Here is the USDA honey report for April.
    http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/ams/FVMHONEY.pdf

    Dan
  2. Thread: Winter losses

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    Re: Winter losses

    I checked a yard yesterday , lost 2 out of 24, absolutely incredible, coldest winter in 100 years, -30 Celsius from November till the end of February , the frost line is at 9 feet. The hives where...
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    Cleaning cappings

    Hello
    I have 6 (45) gallon drums of wax cappings that I would like to clean, any ideas on how I can clean these up in order to sell. Any shortcuts or tips you can give me would be much appreciated!
  4. Thread: Insurance

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    Re: Insurance

    We have a winter loss insurance but need to lose 30% before it starts to pay for colonies that didn't make the winter.
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    Re: Custom Extracting

    I'am thinking of charging per super this way they won't bring me half full supers. All the input is great thank you very much!!
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    Custom Extracting

    I have been asked to extract other beekeepers honey and was wondering what the going rate was, I have a bigger set up using a 60 frame Cowen set up.
    Any ideas on prices that others are charging?
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    Custom Extracting

    I have been asked to extract other beekeepers honey and was wondering what the going rate was, I have a bigger set up using a 60 frame Cowen set up.
    Any ideas on prices that others are charging?
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    Custom Extracting

    I have been asked to extract other beekeepers honey and was wondering what the going rate was, I have a bigger set up using a 60 frame Cowen set up.
    Any ideas on prices?
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    Re: Insulated cover w/ passive ventilation.

    The lids are heavy enough that they have never blown off, I have been using this design for 6 years now.
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    Re: 600 hive operation extractor options

    60 frame Cowen is the way to go, easy loading and unloading!!
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    Re: Insulated cover w/ passive ventilation.

    We use the same basic design in our operation,the only difference is the front entrance ( 2" opening) is controlled by a metal bracket that we had fabricated. Ventilation in the winter months is a...
  12. Re: Anyone building or using styrofoam hives bodies?

    I use a 5 frame styrofoam nuc in the spring and transfer them to a standard body as soon as i have 5 frames of bees, they work very well for nursing a hive back to health and making nucs in the...
  13. Thread: Honey Pump

    by Honeyboy
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    Re: Honey Pump

    Thank you

    The calculator works very well!!
    I have a Jabsco 777-9001 and if I am reading everything correctly I should have an output of 633 RPM using a 2" pulley on the motor and a 9" pulley on...
  14. Thread: Honey Pump

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    Honey Pump

    Hello
    I am building a honey pump and was wondering if anybody had an idea for the proper pulley sizes.
    I have a 220V, 1 hp motor that puts out 2850 RPM, and have purchased a Jabsco 1" pump.
    I am...
  15. Thread: Escape Boards

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    Re: Escape Boards

    I tried those and if you don't glue them they fall out as the wood shrinks.
  16. Thread: super cart

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    super cart

    Looking for a good quality super cart? Anybody know of one. prefferably with turf tires as i'm using this in the field.
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    Re: Plastic Cone Escapes

    Hello
    I have had them manufactured here and I'm a distributor for the bee escape cones. Let me know if you are still interested.
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    Re: Sideliner Uncapper

    Sorry Guys ( If you click on watch it?) where??
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    Re: Cleaning queen excluders

    Depending on how many you have I run around 100 hives, so in the fall I warm up a 45 gallon drum 1/2 full of water and dip the queen excluders in the drum , it takes about 10 seconds and the...
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    Honey bottling tanks

    Has anyone ever used a Mannlake bottling tank?
    http://www.mannlakeltd.com/catalog/page75.html
    Looking for a good bottling tank that works good without burning your honey??
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    wintering in canada

    No I usally open them up for fear of not enough stores, I was 1 week to late in I apiary, 12 of the 18 starved!! They had a real hard winter hear.
    And yes the top and bottom entrances are both open....
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    Wintering bees In Canada

    Here are some pictures of my colonies on the 20th of March here in Canada.
    http://s303.photobucket.com/albums/nn126/1967gmc/?albumview=slideshow
    I lost 1 out of 24 hives, a great insulator ,...
  23. Thread: Winter Loss

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    winter losses

    I have to agree with Ian and Bud, Im not total blaming my losses on the weather although in that particular yard these were Nucs that I made in the later part of the season, possibly they did not...
  24. Thread: Winter Loss

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    Wintering in Canada

    Well checked all my hives yesterday and they have wintered better than I thought, all sites but 1 did very well. Starvation seems to have been prominent in that particular apiary.
    We had an...
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    extactors

    I have a link to Maxant, they have a 10 and 30 frame one, there's a local guy here who uses one and loves it, no more blowing frames!!
    http://www.maxantindustries.com/extractors.html
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