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    Re: Honey straws. Will this work?

    Berry,

    here is a video of my machine. the key to a good seal is to keep pressure on the sealer for about 5 seconds after the sealer completes its cycle. that allows the plastic to cool before...
  2. Thread: Smoker Fuel

    by Flewster
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    Re: Smoker Fuel

    I hear ya. I use wood pellets with a piece of burlap on top. Lasts a long time and produces a great cool smoke for me. I hear what ya mean though about being in smoke all day. I come home and my...
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    Re: Best bee truck

    Nice Truck Jim. I guess I didn't consider a 350 could haul that may but then again I never penciled out the weights. Do you have a heavy duty spring set in it or was that standard. Should would be...
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    Best bee truck

    I saw a post about hauling hives and trucks were mentioned. Although I think it was a bit over exaggerated. So it got me to thinking of what a good bee truck would consist of. I am thinking a good...
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    Re: Honey straws. Will this work?

    This is my machine. thank you for the plug. I have sold a couple hundred now and am in talks with a larger bee supply company in Minnasota that will be carring the machine in next years catalog.
  6. Re: How old were you when you stepped up to Commercial

    Thanks Ian. Been meaning to get up your way sometime and visit. We come to Canada fishing every fall and our first drive is to Morris where we stay the night then on to Lacc Seul. I follow you on...
  7. Re: How old were you when you stepped up to Commercial

    300 at 18....nice...just jumped right in or were you from a beekeeping family?
  8. How old were you when you stepped up to Commercial

    I am 44 years old right now. 2 neck surgery's and fused vertebrae with plates although doc says no problem doing any lifting. Anyway as my numbers increase and I take another step forward into the...
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    Re: Rim on Migratory Covers

    Thanks to every one........I made shims today and put them on some covers I made splits with. I made them 5/16" and they worked great for the ultra patties fit nicely under them.
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    Rim on Migratory Covers

    As I ramp up my operation I am trying to figure out what to do as far as feeding goes. I bought some migratory tops from an old commercial beekeeper and found that they had about a 3/8" rim shimmed...
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    Re: Rank Amateur Seeks Info

    send me your idea. If I use it I will send you a 5 cent royalty on every bottle I sell.
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    Re: Selling Honey stixs or straws

    You can make your own for less than 3 cents each so even at 15 cents each wholesale that is a good price. but to have your own honey in your own sticks is the best part of the whole deal. Having...
  13. Re: I need tips for selling honey at farmers market

    We make our own honey sticks and to sample we just cut one in half to give our customers. one to husband and one to the wife. Once they taste it they will buy it. and having our own honey in our...
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    Re: Need help ID a 45 Frame Extractor (pics)

    does anyone happen to have a video of one running or some pics of one in operation for me?
  15. Thread: Bee Blower

    by Flewster
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    Re: Bee Blower

    I just bought an exact one just like that at an auction a few weeks ago. I paid 20 bucks for it and it needs a hose. Had the nozzel and fittings but no hose. I am hoping it works great but have to...
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    Re: Need help ID a 45 Frame Extractor (pics)

    I paid $450 for it...was it a good buy? I am building up to 200 hives next year....
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    Re: Need help ID a 45 Frame Extractor (pics)

    Thanks. On the speed control it looks easy enough to move to slow speed as it will push the lever....but they are not attached so when i move it up or to high it wont move with handle. how were...
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    Need help ID a 45 Frame Extractor (pics)

    Hello, I purchased a 45 frame extractor this weekend. I have no clue what brand it is. Also would love it if someone had the operator and maintenance manual for it. There is no bearing in the...
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    Re: New lumber Dimensions

    Thanks everyone. Guess I must have been getting extra then all these years
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    Re: New lumber Dementions

    Lumber around here was always such that a 1x8 was 3/4" by 7 1/2" and a 1x12 was 3/4" by 11 1/2" ....... now there is an extra 1/4 inch off the side.........now I think I need to go measure...
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    New lumber Dimensions

    So I went and bought some 1x8's at Menards......got home and was going to trim them for mediums 6 5/8 and use remaining 1 7/8 to make side rails for bottoms. Well I got to measuring and yep every...
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    how cold is too cold to move bees

    I have some hives I need to move back to my home yard. But how cold is too cold to move...I don't want the cluster to break apart during move and not get backbtogether. Thank you in advance
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    Re: Beeswax for sale

    Very fast shipping and nice clean wax
  24. Re: Partnership with a family member: which model ?

    Since I was in a partnership with family that dissolved I will throw my 2 cents in the ring. DONT!!!! What started out as a way to share money starting out turned into a disaster. I started keeping...
  25. Re: a review of the John & Wayne's Honey Stick device

    I just thought i would bring this thread back. To date i have sold over 50 machines with only one that did a charge-back on his credit card yet did not return the machine (I think he just wanted a...
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