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  1. Thread: Honey Extractor

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    Re: Honey Extractor

    There's a little honey (ie. the frames are sticky), but the spinning does a good job of getting the majority of it off. I think most folks either put the frames right back on the hive or set them...
  2. Thread: Honey Extractor

    by dart96
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    Re: Honey Extractor

    Yes, just like Rader said, with a radial extractor it drains the honey from both sides of the comb at the same time. It's faster, easier (don't have to flip the frames), and less chance of the comb...
  3. Thread: Honey Extractor

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    Re: Honey Extractor

    I'm also a hobbyist and I have about 5 years experience. In the past I always did crush and strain, which was messy, but it worked. This year I decided to splurge and buy an extractor in hopes that...
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    Re: 4 Season Hive Cover

    Yes, both my hives currently use this inner cover. Overall, I like it, but I do find that one of my hives really likes to propolize the top entrance closed, so I usually just put duct tape over it...
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    Re: 4 Season Hive Cover

    I think you're probably referring to the Honey Run Apiaries All Season Inner Cover.

    http://www.honeyrunapiaries.com/store/all-season-inner-cover-p-232.html
  6. Thread: metal hive tops

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    Re: metal hive tops

    You can buy rolls of aluminum flashing at your local hardware store (or Lowes, Home Depot, etc). The aluminum is thin enough that you can cut it by scoring it with a utility knife, but thick enough...
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    Re: Hi...where would one buy bees?

    Hi Bill,

    As one of the other posters suggested, you could get a package of bees from Rick at New England Beekeeping Supplies in Tyngsboro, MA (nebees.com).

    Another option is Ben Chadwick from...
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    Re: Warre Hive project box pics

    Wow, nice carpentry work! That looks like some good quality wood too - almost knot free!!
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    I'm near Exeter, NH and I'm probably going to...

    I'm near Exeter, NH and I'm probably going to wait until it's a little warmer (60's during the day) before I throw the feeders on. It's only my second year, so I'm not one to be giving advice though!
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    Nice carpentry work Budvar, even if you say...

    Nice carpentry work Budvar, even if you say you're not a carpenter!!

    From your pictures it looks like you stayed with the 3/8" spacing from the bottom rim to the bottom of the plywood.

    I built...
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    My opinion: if your bees are sick, then...

    My opinion: if your bees are sick, then medicate. If not, then don't. That way we don't end up with more antibiotic resistant nasties...
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    Building the Honey Run All Season Inner Cover

    I'm currently planning to build two of the Honey Run Apiaries All Season Inner Covers from the plans that Tim Arheit has on his website (Honey Run Apiaries). Many thanks to Tim for providing the...
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    A pint (volume) of water = 16 ounces (weight) ...

    A pint (volume) of water = 16 ounces (weight)

    A pint (volume) of sugar = 14.2 ounces (weight)


    So, if we truly want to make 1:1 sugar syrup, then we need to add in an additional 4 tablespoons...
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    Whew!

    My wife and I opened up the hive just after noon today, and fortunately everything looks ok to me, meaning there were no loose pieces of foundation in the hive.

    The bees had built a little burr...
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    Yes. I'm keeping the feeder full and I added 2.5...

    Yes. I'm keeping the feeder full and I added 2.5 gallons on Saturday with some Honey-B-Healthy mixed in.

    Based on the suggestions, I think I'll take a quick peek today just to make sure that...
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    Bees chewing up small cell foundation?

    I received my first package of bees on April 14th (one week ago today). I started them in a 10 frame medium super with wired small cell wax foundation. They appeared to be getting a good start and...
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    Thank you all for your great comments. I like...

    Thank you all for your great comments.

    I like your suggestion Michael for adding one frame at a time of small cell foundation into the brood nest. What should I do with the rest of the space in...
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    Startup Foundation Questions

    Hello everyone. I've been reading this site for some time now and am very impressed with the wealth of knowledge that is shared so generously.

    I'm planning to be a new beekeeper this year - I'm...
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