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  1. Re: Who just ordered a MAXANT 3100 powered extractor?? This guy, thats who!!

    Love mine
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    Re: Hello From Long Island New York

    Welcome Reg..Im in Amityville..where on Long Island are you?
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    Re: More than honey

    Max2..in my opinion based on my observations watching the movie..you have a director showing beautiful snow dotted mountains in the Alps with fresh spring bloom...here a monoculture of Almond crop, a...
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    Re: Ultimate bee feeder

    ESB..If i were a commercial beek what you do may make alot of sence from a profitatibility standpoint factoring in time...but i'm a novice backyard beek with 7 hives and i don't care much for the...
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    Re: More than honey

    Just krispy..The comments i've heard are that many felt that movie didn't cast a good impression on beekeeping in the US in good light..slightly bias many felt...Having seen it several times myself...
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    Re: Better honey valve

    laketrout..i like bulletproof but i have to say the yellow nylon one from Mann lake serves me well.,but i'm not doing thousands of pounds of honey each year,If i did i would maybe feel differently....
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    Re: Ultimate bee feeder

    gmcharlie, i agree and Mann Lakes are the best in my opinion and i have several and i see your point KevinR except i think that most of the chicken feeders will not fit in a hive body to be covered...
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    Re: Ultimate bee feeder

    I personally dont care for frame feeders, not only do they take up 2 frames the best of them drown alot of bees especially when refilling them.The only good point is they don't take up alot of space...
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    Re: Ultimate bee feeder

    I've only seen chicken feeders in pictures, but i know Cliff designed the rim in the base where the syrup will be exposed to the bees to prevent bees from drowning with all those little like benches...
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    Re: Ultimate bee feeder

    Its on Betterbees website under hives, hive components and feeders.
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    Re: Ultimate bee feeder

    I spoke to Cliff today, although they are not yet visable on the website they are available from beesmartdesigns.com as we speak, call him 800-600-7446
    They are also available from Betterbee now,...
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    Re: Better honey valve

    I have the yellow one from Mann lake and the ss one from BM..they are all going to drip alittle..i set mine so the permamant screw the gate pivots on is at 7 oclock and the thumb screw the gate hooks...
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    Re: Ultimate bee feeder

    Inventor/owner Cliff from Beesmartdesigns is a fellow beekeeper and friend of mine. He recently shared a completed proto type feeder at our last beekeeping gathering. They are currently in production...
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    Re: More than honey

    I had sub titles on the version i watched on Netflix, also went to see it in the theater in Manhattan as well...who caught the opening scene of the queen emerging from her...upside down cell.
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    Re: cleansing flights

    understood on the temperature, just being their duties change for the season do the youngest of the bees take cleansing flights or do they need to be a few weeks old like in the summer.?
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    cleansing flights

    If young nurse bees dont leave the hive for several weeks in the foraging season, would that also include not taking cleansing flights in the winter months??
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    Re: American Beekeeper Population

    ABF posted some statistics a few months ago, 212,000 total with 200,000 being backyard beeks, 10,000 with under 1000 hives and 2000 with over 1000 hive which were responsible for 60 percent of the...
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    Re: New Maxant 3100P

    mmmooretx...i am just a novice backyard beek..i have this extractor and have used it for two seasons so far..its great..but if you mount the extractor to a board large enough to fit the extractor and...
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    Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    Ive been in the plumbing trade for a long time, we have used Afta spot romover on several occasions for tar and oils, it reminds me of dry cleaner fluid....i'm not sure how well it will work on the...
  20. Thread: cutout honey

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    Re: cutout honey

    Thanks to all who responded, my biggest fear was feeding from an "unknown" source, i like the ziplock and freezing idea and i'll definetly feed above inner cover in empty super as needed. this hive...
  21. Thread: cutout honey

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    cutout honey

    Did my first cutout..a large section of honey filled comb fell and became embedded with dirt and insulation so i will not be using it for my consumption..i heard not to feed honey form another hive...
  22. Thread: First Meal

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    Re: First Meal

    Thats a wonderful picture.Thats the real reward to beekeeping in my opinion..to see nature at it finest..that which so few will ever see or even realize it happens at all. When you see things like...
  23. Re: Does 5 Gallons of water and 50lbs of sugar sound about right for 1.1?

    Water weights approximately 8.3 lbs per gallon, so 6 gallons of water to 50 lbs sugar would be closer to 1 to 1
  24. Thread: Thirsty Bees

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    Re: Thirsty Bees

    Those shots are unbelievable, i'd love to know how to take pic's like that..
  25. Thread: Thirsty Bees

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    Re: Thirsty Bees

    Beautiful pictures, i really know very little about photography but i am curious as to the apporximate cost of a camera and lens set up as you describe if im not being to nosey..
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