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    Re: Very pleased with Maxant

    Eastside,
    I do like the wood base with the wheels. I bet it makes moving your extractor a breeze! I had to get the wife too help move ours across the shop.

    The bucket;
    Look close at the 5gal...
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    Re: Very pleased with Maxant

    Ok, show off time. I received my 1400 last year; direct from Maxant. It makes short work of extracting.
    I fabricated my own legs they are stainless steel.
    ...
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    Re: honey Vodka

    I never have distilled or made vodka but I have made Barenjager Honey Liqueur!
    That was sure good.
    There are many recipes out there you can find.
    I started with 1 Leader of 151 Proof Vodka then...
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    Re: Which Jacket?

    Iíve used the Pollinator Jacket from Mannlake for seven years now; CV-140 @ $109.
    The elastic around the wrist has relaxed over time. Now after throwing it on I place rubber bands or tape onto the...
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    Re: Making FOur Way Pallets

    Matt,
    Below is a link to an old post with pictures showing clips and other things to do with pallets.
    Like sqkcrk and others have said, Mann Lake has them.
    Hope this helps, and the link...
  6. Re: Ready for winter... ready for the almonds?

    Keith,
    How many lbs or shovels full of Supplements per Hive are your Bees consuming right now?
    Here in the Northwest I will start feeding & treating on Friday.
    Just removed the bees from the...
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    Re: How to make effective small mating nucs?

    Dan,
    I kind of overlooked the part where he wanted to do it this year.
    My mistake.
    I agree with you, its way to late now.
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    Re: How to make effective small mating nucs?

    Well the drone population is dropping of, it’s not like it was back in June-July.
    I was concerned about that when doing this last round the first of August.

    I don’t think it would be wise to try...
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    Re: How to make effective small mating nucs?

    I found some picks here;
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?249086-Queen-Rearing-Kits&p=606372#post606372
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    Re: How to make effective small mating nucs?

    Hay Serge,
    When I saw your name on the post I thought; could this be the same Serge from Whatcom C.? And sure enough it is.
    I live just down the road from you, maybe 7 mints away.

    I wouldn’t try...
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    Re: DIY bottling tank?

    This is a ten gal FG containerhttp://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=63277&catid=574

    I have purchased several Items from US plastic, with no problems.

    Here is the Trash can...
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    Re: Devastating earthquake

    Heads up!
    In the aftermath of a major disaster like the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, virus creators and online scammers often target their messages to take advantage of common emotions like...
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    Re: Swinger 1k loader

    Harry,
    Thatís a nice rig.
    I like those chrome wheels and the shiny diamond plate.
    You arenít short of horse power with a 351.
    Iíve seen hot rods that donít look that good.
    You did a good job on...
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    Re: Source for Acetic Acid

    BillBee,
    look here
    http://www.dudadiesel.com/search.php?query=acetic
    Jim
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    Re: good beekeeping books

    You will glean more good recomendations from this;
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?t=249972&highlight=beekeeping+books

    Jim
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    Re: Is Mann Lake Rite-Cell all its

    I use waxed Rite-Cell foundation; I donít unwrap or install it in the frames until Iím ready to place them into a hive with bees.
    You want the foundation to retain that fresh wax smell, the Bees...
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    Re: Small Scale Extractor-Advice--motor

    Paul,
    Good for you. :thumbsup:. Now itís the waiting, like a little kid waiting for Christmas morn.
    The important thing is you feel good about your decision.

    I run any where from sixteen to...
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    Re: Small Scale Extractor-Advice--motor

    Paul,
    I would have to agree with Steven, dorado and others.
    You have four hives now, but its easy to creep up to eight or ten this is very easy to do in four to five years, and you could sell a nuc...
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    Re: Howdy from BC Canada

    Howdy,
    Iím over on the mainland and a bit south, in the states.
    Ferndale, WA. I donít think itís as wet here as u are on the Island.
    Glad you joined.
    Jim
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    Re: Waxed ritecell

    Iíve removed them and staggered one up one down and so on for the communication hole concept.
    I left them in place, havenít noticed much difference with honey production.
    Jim
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    Re: NEWBEE From Washington State

    Welcome to the site and to beekeeping Roseric.
    Jim
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    Re: Bottom Board

    Lennes,
    My concern with making the screen extending to the inside edge, or an 1Ē inside the body is; the screen acts like a pollen trap, O- a percentage of the bees will make it in with pollen but...
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    Re: mini mating nuc stands

    Nice job Greg.
    Jim
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    Re: Rims for migratory lids

    I make my rims from; Doug Fir, Hem fir, Hemlock.
    I tried some cedar; it cost a little more I think. But it works.
    2 x 4Ē or 2 x 6Ē it donít matter.
    Jim
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    Re: Rims for migratory lids

    I think so.
    Prime and paint them good.
    Jim
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