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    Why is Evans Closing?

    Anyone know why Evans Cedar Beehives is closing?
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    Re: Need New Vendor Quick

    Black sells more than yellow.
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    Re: Need New Vendor Quick

    Yah, that's the problem. I need an inverted black cap. It has to be black. I'm getting a premium price per lb because of the bottle.
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    Need New Vendor Quick

    Need help quick to find a replacement supplier. I need the 1lb upside down (inverted) plastic bottle with a BLACK cap. Betterbee was my former supplier. I don't know any supplier that carries the...
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    Re: Beware of Betterbee

    Sorry to hear about your problem with BB. I just experience the most agrivating call with BB. I called about a backorder on honey containers since I'm missing out on honey sales at several harvest...
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    Deep to Medium Conversion Mistake

    I have 10 frame deep hives bodies loaded to the max with bees. Temperatures have been too cold to start spring clean up. The tree buds are just now swelling. This year I purchased 8 frame medium hive...
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    Re: Making my first Splits

    I agree. I first searched the word 'splits' and read through some of them. Didn't have enough patience to find what I needed so I entered a new thread. A parent heading on splits would be great.
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    Re: Making my first Splits

    Thank you for your great advice! I sure appreciate it.
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    Re: What breed of bees do you use?

    I have 9 soon to be 30 hives of certified Russians. I am a new beekeeper and selected the Russians because I live in the cold North. Also, because the Russians are said to be mite resistent. I am...
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    Making my first Splits

    All nine hives made it through winter. Ye Ha! Temperatures have been in the 40's and yet the bees are flying around several hundred yards away from the hive. Today the face of the hive was full of...
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    Re: Hive stand. (critique please)

    My hive stand is built very similar to what you have built. Last year I built 10 hives on these stands that are 18" off the ground. My first year hives were 3 deep. As the hive got heavier the hive...
  12. Re: Are pollen patties just for spring build up

    Thanks. I'll try Vitamin C next time. I still can't figure out why the girls aren't eating it right now. There isn't any pollen out there other than a few remaing aster, it's been raining alot. Will...
  13. Re: Are pollen patties just for spring build up

    I needed an emergency feeding -couldn't get sugar for over a week. I used homemade pollen patties to supplement until I could get syrup made. Today, when I went to the hives to add my syrup I found...
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    Re: Extraction Nightmare

    Have you used it?
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    Re: Extraction Nightmare

    Thanks for the reply Countryboy, I said, I think, because Mann Lake has redesigned this unit more than once. The link that you sent is a picture of my extractor, however, the detail picture shows two...
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    Re: Extraction Nightmare

    I just posted my pictures in .pdf format. Do my pictures look familiar? Can you send me a picture of your extractor? I think that we are talking about the same extractor. I'm going to measure this up...
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    Re: Extraction Nightmare

    I'll try this tomorrow. Thanks. After that, I plan to ship it back as most people have suggested and purchase a Maxant or Dadant with a side motor rather than a top motor.
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    Re: Extraction Nightmare

    I really like your hinged board idea. That will solve the problem I have with a quart of honey sitting at the bottom of the tank. There are wide metal channel slots that look like a flattened "C"...
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    Re: Extraction Nightmare

    Yes, I am putting the top of the frame to the outside of the extractor drum. The frames slant toward the center of the drum and the centrifugal force does not hold them straight.
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    Extraction Nightmare

    I recently purchased a 18/9 radial extractor. My 9 deeps fall to the center and don't clamp or stay put. I start the speed control (there is a low setting but the speed control won't start until the...
  21. Re: Only 1/3 to 1/2 Capped How Late to Harvest

    Americas Beekeeper
    I think that I understand. If I have 80-100 lbs of perfect honey the retail value is greater than replacing a package of bees in the Spring.
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    I just want to get this right. I should extract from the honey store and give them the uncapped honey surplus for the winter? I live in a very cold climate. Will the bees cap the surplus super before...
  23. Only 1/3 to 1/2 Capped How Late to Harvest

    I have three deep hive bodies on my hives. The honey store has 10 deep, full frames, of perfectly capped honey. The honey surplus deep has 10 frames at 1/3 to 1/2 of each frame capped. The goldenrod...
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    Re: Frame Feeder 2 gal.

    Thanks Andrew, that's what I needed to know. Why do some beeks use a plastic zip lock at the top of the hive for winter? Won't that feeding system also freeze?

    The goldenrod is almost finished...
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    Frame Feeder 2 gal.

    Can I use a frame feeder now through winter? I live in a severely cold climate and am raising Russian Bees. If I hold 8 full frames of honey that should be 80lbs right? I want to include the two...
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