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    Re: 18% moisture honey

    Thanks! I thought 16-16.5% was the desired moisture.
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    18% moisture honey

    One of my 5 gallon honey buckets has honey that is 18% moisture. What would be the best way to drop it a couple points? How long does it take 18% honey to ferment? I want to get the moisture down...
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    Re: Top feeder vs. Frame Feeder

    I use Mann Lake top feeders, but I have had better luck with the inverted one gallon pail feeders from Brushy Mountain. When it starts to cool off, the bees discontinue use of the top feeders, but...
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    Re: Best way to feed honey back to the bees?

    You are right Mark!! I sell my honey in a rural area, so it is just people driving by, that purchase my honey.
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    Best way to feed honey back to the bees?

    I have about 25 lbs. of honey from last Fall that I would like to feed back to the bees. What's the best feeding method to give this back to the bees? All my customers want the honey that I just...
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    Re: Mann Lake 18/9 vs Maxant 20/10 Extractor

    Crofter, could you post a photo of this wear issue where the tank sits into the leg saddle? I have the ML 18/9 and would like to see if I will have a problem in the area you mentioned.
  7. Thread: Cleaning wax?

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    Re: Cleaning wax?

    Michael,

    What do you use for a filter?
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    Cleaning wax?

    I use a crock pot with a liner to melt my cappings. Then I let it cool overnight and remove the hardened wax. I have a few of these wax blocks and am wondering what is the best way to clarify it...
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    If you bought it in 2011, that's 3 years ago. I assume the warranty is one year? If so, that's a lot to expect from Mann Lake. I buy all my equipment from Mann Lake, but be happy if they even...
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    Re: 8-19-2014 Swarm

    I would feed them all they will take until it gets too cold. If they are not ready for Winter, you can always squish the queen and combine. I did a split on August 10th last year, and those two...
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    Re: Digital Refractometers?

    I hope someone knows, because I will buy one at that price. Thanks for posting!
  12. Re: Heat from electric knife really affect honey?

    I have the knife without the thermostat and I don't see why you would need the thermostat. I uncapped 81 frames last weekend and never unplugged the knife. I do use a wet rag to wipe it off after...
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    Re: Varroa Mite Treatment

    Doesn't the daytime temperature need to stay below 85 degrees when using Formic Acid?

    OP said he wanted a treatment he could use in hot weather.
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    Re: Closed to the public?

    I think it would be hard for Jim to put up No Trespassing signs or Keep Out signs. He is just too nice of a guy to do that. Always thoughtful in his responses and helpful to us beginners when we...
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    Re: INSTALLING HONEY GATE ON 5 GALLON BUCKET

    Good suggestion! All of them that I have used, say they are for a 2" hole, but they seem to fit better in a slightly oversized 1 3/4" hole.
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    Re: INSTALLING HONEY GATE ON 5 GALLON BUCKET

    Thanks for the link! I just ordered 6 of them to try.
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    Re: INSTALLING HONEY GATE ON 5 GALLON BUCKET

    How long did it take to receive them? I see that they come from Hong Kong.
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    Re: INSTALLING HONEY GATE ON 5 GALLON BUCKET

    I use a 1 3/4" hole saw to drill the hole. Then I use a Dremel tool to clean up the opening just a bit, so the honey gate will fit. They tell you that it fits a 2" opening, but I find that to be a...
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    Re: Any harm in extracting

    I am going to extract this weekend and put the supers back on the hives......hoping to extract them again in early September!
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    Re: Savogran - Oxalic Acid - on Sale

    Thanks for the link!
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    Re: Savogran - Oxalic Acid - on Sale

    Show me a link to 12 oz. for $5.00 on Amazon......with free freight. I can't find it.
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    Re: Savogran - Oxalic Acid - on Sale

    My local store ordered it for me today. They said it comes 6 containers to the case and I agreed to buy 2. They said it will come with their order next week. Give your stores the Item Number and...
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    Re: Best Refractometer

    You don't have to put your trust in olive oil.......you can choose to spend much more money and buy dioptric fluid.
  24. Re: 32 LBS from 9 Medium Frames - Sound about right?

    Sounds about right. I figure that I get a full 5 gallon bucket from 2, 9 frame supers.......which is 60 lbs.
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    Re: Move the hives to the bean fields?

    If more studies were done that show a 10%-40% increase in soybean yields, Farmers would be much happier to help with our beekeeping!!
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