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    Re: Pumps and feeding

    I have access to gear reduction engines and belts/pulleys etc.. I am a small engine mechanic , Running an engine at lower rpms give you less HP, so is there any benefit to get the reduction or just...
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    Re: Fall feeders

    I'm heading for Walmart to get some totes this evening :) I need to start feeding soon. I might buy some top feeders for the less fortunate hives that don't have a big work force
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    Re: Fall feeders

    Most of all the hives have 1 full deep of honey and the bottom box 1/4 full, still a lot of brood in my hives, they are bringing in lots of goldenrod still. So I will have to wait until it slows to...
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    Re: Fall feeders

    I have some yards with 32 + hives in them and no other beekeepers that I know of around, so I think I am safe to do open feeding as soon as the flow starts to dwindle a little more.
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    Re: Fall feeders

    Good idea using a tote, bigger surface area for the bees :) I think I will try that this fall
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    Re: Fall feeders

    I purchased the plans for the FBM feeder, it doesn't hold enough feed for my liking. I have 180 colonies this fall to feed and I am trying to do it without going in debt too much. I am just undecided...
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    Re: Fall feeders

    So a hive top feeder has it's pros and cons like anything, do any of you build your own ? If so how do you keep them from leaking ? And is it worth building them vs buying , because I don't have...
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    Re: Fall feeders

    Are the ones from beemaid a better choice, or is any pail cover good? I noticed that they have the screw cap so the lid doesn't have to be removed, that would save time and keep the lids from wearing...
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    Fall feeders

    I am soon getting things ready for fall feeding and I want to use open feeding to start with and then pail feeding.
    I have frame feeders that I use in the spring but I don't want to have to open...
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    Re: buying a cappings spinner?

    Very cool ! I wish I had a bigger radial extractor for that, I might build a smaller box for my 1400 maxant and try it. Thanks for the pictures !
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    Re: Wet Supers

    I am looking into what to do with my load of wet supers this year as well, I know there is some pollen in the honey frames and it seems to get wax moth because of it, so I was going to put hardware...
  12. Re: Nice video of a commercial extracting operation

    I have looked at some different operations and noticed that some have incorporated a radial extractor beside the large 60-120 frame horizontal side load, it seems like a good way to keep things going...
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    Re: running single brood chambers for winter

    Thanks, I was talking to him at the Maritime Bee Tour in NB last weekend and Boyd , I think there is a way to do singles outside, I just want all the information I can get.
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    Re: running single brood chambers for winter

    Thanks everyone, I will try to figure out what best suits our "needs" and deal with the "wants" when I can afford them.

    First on the list is a piece of land to build on :)
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    Re: running single brood chambers for winter

    I have seen 2 different sized operations that winter inside and the smaller one has a big refer unit on one side of the building and exhaust fans on the other. I am not sure of the type of investment...
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    Re: running single brood chambers for winter

    Our first frost will probably be last week of October first of Nov. The last frost usually at the end of April. So We have an average of 5-6 months of Frost.
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    Re: running single brood chambers for winter

    Just finished reading the links you all posted, good reading material. I don't know if it is a good idea to try any singles this year or not, I know next year I will be running singles for honey for...
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    Re: sealant on stainless steel honey equipment

    I don't want to run a risk of contaminating the honey with a sealant , I would like to seal the seams but I am running out of time and want to use it ASAP.
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    running single brood chambers for winter

    I would like to learn how to run single brood chambers in winter, can anyone suggest some reading material or maybe help me a bit on this subject ?

    I went to a Beekeeper in NB and he uses a single...
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    Re: sealant on stainless steel honey equipment

    I won't be sealing the tank, it has a sound weld and hasn't leaked water when we cleaned it out.
    Thanks all for the insight.
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    Re: sealant on stainless steel honey equipment

    I think I will just fill it up with water and check for leaks , I think it is fine, I just wanted to finish it off in case I had a small seam not closed off with weld.
    Thanks for all the...
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    sealant on stainless steel honey equipment

    I have a custom made stainless steel honey tank and I want to seal the seams where they were welded with something, just to make it easier for cleaning and to prevent leaks. What do the different...
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    Re: 500 hive operation Honey extraction line

    Has anyone used the Paradise Honey wax press and are they just as good as a spinner or spin float? http://paradisehoney.net/en/honey-wax-press-system/
    I think propolis-etc is a dealer from what I...
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    Re: 500 hive operation Honey extraction line

    Thanks everyone. I will try to keep my eyes open for something next year, this year is not a good year to buy these major pieces of equipment.
    First thing is to get the Honey house built. Then see...
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    Grande praire

    I have a relative staying in grande prairie and he is looking for a beekeeper to buy honey from, so I told him I would ask on this site for him. I sent him a message to pinpoint exactly where he is...
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