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    Re: Maxant chain uncapper

    There are no rivets that I can see , the chain is a flat triangular shape. I was only checking to see if I should upgrade them for food safety concerns. I will snap a couple of pictures of it to see...
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    Re: Maxant chain uncapper

    I must say that it is very well built, I haven't seen craftsmanship like it in a long time, having fixed lawn and garden equipment most of my life, I see a lot of changes in the industry to keep...
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    Re: Maxant chain uncapper

    Now that I have actually had time to inspect the machine a little better, I turned it on it's side and found the switch, "stupid me" I should have taken a better look !!!
    I adjusted the arm so it...
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    Re: Maxant chain uncapper

    It was purchased in 1983 directly from Maxant and shipped to Maine so he could save on fees, he drove down from Nova Scotia and picked it up. I have the wooden crate with his shipping address you...
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    Re: Maxant chain uncapper

    I'm going to buy a spinner for them. I just got home for picking it up, it is a little different then what I thought, the motor has an on/off switch and it is turning the chains all the time, it...
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    Re: Maxant chain uncapper

    Thanks a bunch !! :applause:

    One other thing, I have read that some units year ago were not adjustable in the pillow blocks, does this apply to units built in the 1980's ?
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    Maxant chain uncapper

    Hey, I am picking up a lightly used Maxant chain uncapper from a retired beekeeper tomorrow, he only ever had 40 colonies and owned it since new 1983 . I am paying him what he is asking for it...
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    FW Jones filter help

    How do you measure the filter bags to get replacements, it's an old FW Jones and Sons and there is no model number anymore . The filter itself measures 4 1/4" at the top ring where the handle is and...
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    Maxant clarifier float switch

    Hi, does a maxant 36" clarifier come with a float switch or do I buy it separately ? I looked on their site and could only see the tank and baffles.
    I do see the dadant one comes with it already...
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    Re: keeping hives on commercial pallets?

    FYI drill a couple of holes in the bottom board of each hive on your 4 way and cover it with a small piece of 1/8 hardware cloth/ #8 mesh ( some people call it different things) you have no idea how...
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    Re: Electric 12V energizer

    40 watt solar panels just went on sale for 100 bucks !! I gotta grab some of these ASAP ! http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/coleman-40w-folding-solar-panel-0112043p.html#.VZBJu_lVhBc

    They will...
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    Re: Electric 12V energizer

    One other thing I have an issue with by going solar powered. when you test your fence for voltage, wouldn't the solar panel influence the amount of voltage coming through the fence if tested in the...
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    Re: Electric 12V energizer

    I chatted with Gallagher about energizers and asked why there's were more expensive, they said this

    >>>>> Gallagher is credited with creating the first electric fence in New Zealand over 75 years...
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    Re: Electric 12V energizer

    Princess auto but they are all out and can't get any more of them of course :rolleyes:

    I am getting some quotes on bulk purchasing them from my local farm supply store and a home hardware store....
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    Re: Electric 12V energizer

    So you bought them separate ? Or does the solar panel come off ?
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    Re: Electric 12V energizer

    The Magnum is just about the same unit just without the solar and battery isn't it ? I compared them and just thought I could have the same unit, just without the solar panel, people steal anything...
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    Electric 12V energizer

    I am having a hard time deciding what fence energizer to buy, I need 8 of them, I already have some 12V battery ones and they are okay but I want to get something that packs a punch. I see that most...
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    Re: Promotional signs for association

    Thanks, our association wants the roll-up signs and have the means to get them, just looking for the ideas for what to put on them :D
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    Promotional signs for association

    I am looking for a few good ideas for Promoting beekeeping for our association. I thought that one of them could be the life stages of the bees from egg to hatch in detail (like the posters you can...
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    Re: moving bees into blueberries this week

    Most of the hives were great, we didn't get 14 out of the 100 I wanted split done because they were low on bees but all in all, I would say I owe you a beer Ian :banana:
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    Re: moving bees into blueberries this week

    All moved out into the fields, now to sleep for a few days straight and then go check on nucs and mow the yards without pallets of bees and make some new yards too.
    Then in about 3 weeks we go get...
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    Re: moving bees into blueberries this week

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    I like the design, I saw a picture of it from another beekeeper in NS. I like the fact that the opening aren't facing me when loading and I thought the frames would sway less when driving.
    I...
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    Re: moving bees into blueberries this week

    The way my 4 way pallets are laid out, the entrances are pointing parallel with the truck, no sides to get sprayed with rain. Now the weather has changed, I still think going with the early shipment...
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    Re: moving bees into blueberries this week

    Last year was terrible, we left late in the evening @ dusk and got home at dawn LOL
    We felt like zombies for a week and then 2 weeks or so later we did it again when picking them up but were home a...
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    moving bees into blueberries this week

    Hi all, this is our second year pollinating blueberries, we take 64 hives per trip and it is around 3 hours each way plus unloading into the fields. What my question is, If it is raining out like it...
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