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  1. Thread: Honey Warmer

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    Re: Honey Warmer

    So I would still use the light bulb-dimmer controlled and use this thermostat to monitor the inside temperature? Where does the thermostat get its power.
  2. Thread: Honey Warmer

    by prisonman
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    Honey Warmer

    Made my own honey warmer with the items I had on hand. Modified a microwave cart by removing the doors and inside
    shelf. I had one of those closet shelfs that I cut down to size for my shelf. A milk...
  3. Re: Kingfisher Apiaries (aka Mike's) Super ultra bee candy!

    Are you talking about the same whey(protein) that you can purchase at Wal-mart?
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    Re: What Happened To My Bees?

    Hi,
    The bottom frames are mostly all pollen. Brood is spotty at best with open cells. Upper frames had the honey. My other two hives seem to be alright. I took the frames with the heaviest frames...
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    Re: What Happened To My Bees?

    Last time I saw activity was probably about three to four weeks ago. Iv'e had a top feeder on feeding a 2:1 ratio and would open the top and feed when it was down not removing the feeder. Figured I...
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    What Happened To My Bees?

    Went out to remove top feeders-Still warm here in connecticut during the days. Anyways, I have three hives(newbie this year). When I removed my second feeder I looked down into the hive and saw no...
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    Last Super Removal

    I have one last super(medium) that I have on my hive. Should I go ahead and pull it now or wait for another week? Being a newbie not sure if anymore flow would be coming in. I have enough in the...
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    New England Bulk Sugar

    Does anyone sell bulk sugar up here in New England? I guess out in the midwest you can get it by bulk for $.30lb.
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    Re: Honey Gate Install

    Ordered three of them through Betterbee.
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    Honey Gate Install

    Now that I have my 1 1/2" honey gates installed into my buckets I bought for a $1.00 at Walmart what would be recommended to seal the threads on the inside of the bucket so as not to have any honey...
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    Re: Cheap Sugar at Aldi

    I live here in Griswold not that far from you. You would think that the Aldi's here would be the same price! Price is
    $.60 higher. What gives.
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    Re: Cheap Sugar at Aldi

    Hi,
    Went to Aldi's this morning and the 5lb bags are selling at $2.98. Walmart 5lb bags $3.08. If anyone in this area has them for less please let us know. Is there any bulk sugar here in New...
  13. Thread: Gate valve

    by prisonman
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    Gate valve

    Ok,
    Got a couple of 5 Gallon buckets from walmart and three 1 1/2 gate valves(from better bee) to make my own honey buckets.
    Is there a recommended height from the bottom of the bucket to place...
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    Re: Frame Stowage

    Once this is sprayed on do you place the frames back in the box and stack for the winter?
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    Frame Stowage

    Received my first crop of honey last week as a newbie and was pleased. I placed the frames in the supers and back on the hive for the girls to clean-up. Now that the frames are clean how does one...
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    Honey Filtering

    Hi,
    Does anyone know who sells the fabric(by the yard) to filter the honey?
  17. Re: Coating an old galvanized extractor question

    Jeff,
    Having the same problem. Just picked-up an old extractor from a bee farmer. I was looking to get the interior
    powdered coated. Will this also work?
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    Re: First Honey of the Season

    Joseph,
    Extracted the 70lbs from two of my three hives. Was able to get 2 supers(medium) from the nuc and 1 super(shallow) from the packaged hive. The hives still have enough to get through the...
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    First Honey of the Season

    Hi Everyone!
    Just wanted to say that as a newbie I extracted 70lbs of honey yesterday:applause:!
    I started the season with (2) packages and (1) Nuc. Placed the supers back on to get cleaned and...
  20. Thread: Winter Wraps

    by prisonman
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    Winter Wraps

    To soon to be thinking about winter:no:? Does anyone have a point of contact on where to purchase the hive wraps you place over your hives. Saw a site on you you tube but not sure who has them. They...
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    Muth Jars(16oz)

    Hi Everyone!
    Not sure what site this should be on but Muth Jars are now available on:
    www.simpsonsbeesupply.com
    I am not associated with the company just letting you all know if interested. Just...
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    Re: My bees won't go up into the super!

    Do the bees ever place pollen into the honey supers? What effect does this have on harvesting the honey?
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    Re: My bees won't go up into the super!

    Do the bees ever place pollen into the honey supers? What effect would this have on harvesting the honey?
  24. Thread: Honey Supers

    by prisonman
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    Re: Honey Supers

    dmpower,
    Checked the hives (three) today after removing the excluder last week. Wow, what a difference!!!! All foundation is being drawn and necter is being placed. Wish I had done this four weeks...
  25. Thread: Honey Supers

    by prisonman
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    Re: Honey Supers

    My hives are just down the road by a farm so went to remove all queen excluders(honey). Now I'am going to see if they draw out the frames or not. Hope to see something in about 10 days on next...
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