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  1. Maxant Bottling Tank - Filtering Honey during Bottling

    I have the maxant bottling tank 600-3 and may need to consider investing a little more in an internal filter basket and cloth as I'm concerned that while extracting last evening that a moth or...
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    Re: Assembling Level Hive Boxes

    No, i was ensured it was not bargain material and when i was loading the truck the wood looked solid.

    The first 10 boxes need more work mainly so i'm not fighting jammed up frames. Frames get...
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    Re: Assembling Level Hive Boxes

    Thankfully, the new seller is a good person to deal with and where I have just recently purchased this wood I'm sure they will credit/exchange it. As I started assembling the boxes, I was thinking...
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    Re: Assembling Level Hive Boxes

    I was assembling some more boxes this morning and when I selected the next 4 boards to assemble, first thing I notice is how different the grain was on one of the short front/back boards. That was...
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    Re: Assembling Level Hive Boxes

    Well it certainly takes patience. Thats pretty much what i am going to do. Got a winter storm bearing down on us this weekend so i don't mind fixing these boxes up at this time. I would almost...
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    Re: Assembling Level Hive Boxes

    10-4 to that!
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    Re: Assembling Level Hive Boxes

    Lol, not ocd Kaizen. Just asking if others cut boxes to size for any good reasons. The boxes, i suspect, are the left over inventory from multiple manufacturers.
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    Re: Assembling Level Hive Boxes

    Sqkcrk, The boxes don't sit flat and gap between boxes more than usual with this batch. I'm starting to think this wood is a mix of different cut runs from the supplier as the finger joints wont fit...
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    Assembling Level Hive Boxes

    After assembling my precut deep boxes, I measured the boxes and they are 1/8" taller than spec. The second deep box on top creates 1/2" space. Having assumed that the precut boards were cut to...
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    Cleaning Uncapping Hot Knife

    I have an electric hot knife with adjustable thermostat used for uncapping.

    My question is after using hot knife some of the honey and or wax burnt on the knife and I am wondering how others have...
  11. Will bees convert honey comb frame to brood comb?

    I was wondering if by adding an extracted honey frame to the brood nest, will the bees convert it to brood comb? This year and last Fall, the brood rearing has been extremely productive. After the...
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    Re: Bees vary aggressive

    That definitely sounds like something has been aggravating the bees. Similar experience when skunks, bears and other critters are causing a disturbance. Can't get near hive without bees bouncing of...
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    Re: Would you ask for compensation?

    I agree with Acebird... much better to call... person to person. Who knows, after a little talk you may find things working out the way you had hoped. If it doesn't and it turns out to be a...
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    Re: Would you ask for compensation?

    An agreement requires a meeting of the minds. Signed agreements certainly help clear up a misunderstanding or short memories. Often though, clear communication and a hand shake still works. Knowing...
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    Re: What makes a nice hive turn mean?

    If the colony is congested it can have an adverse effect on temperament. A productive hive is a "happy" hive! Happy to sting you.
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    Re: Winter loss - why the loss and your remedy

    Sometimes the colony does not have sufficient resources to build up their winter brood and stores. Especially in the Fall if there is a pollen dearth. I feed them pollen and try to finish up with my...
  17. Re: Replace brood frames "or not" in a Laying Worker Hive

    And as I think more about the laying worker laying multiple eggs in one cell do these multiple eggs in one cell actually develop?
  18. Replace brood frames "or not" in a Laying Worker Hive

    A friend who has been beekeeping for 30 plus years suggested that replacing the brood frames in a laying worker hive was necessary due to the size of the cells caused by drone brood.

    Curious as...
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    Re: First Cleansing Flight 2014

    Up north today in my parts it was a balmy 2c/35f degrees and the bees were out cleansing. Not a lot but certainly enough to hold promise for a good Spring.
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    Re: Shelf life for hbh

    Here is the response I received when I emailed HBB.

    In response to your inquiry for expiration times for HBH, accelerated testing with the current bottle indicates a 3-year shelf life. Our...
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    Re: Shelf life for hbh

    I have the same question. Emailed HBH for answer today.
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    Re: In need of good book for beginner

    I'm sure many of the recommended sources/books discuss the honey flow but it would be worth noting that keeping a record of the honey flow sources in your part of the woods will help you develop a...
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