What do you use for a filter?
Type: Posts; User: LeonardS
What do you use for a filter?
I use a crock pot with a liner to melt my cappings. Then I let it cool overnight and remove the hardened wax. I have a few of these wax blocks and am wondering what is the best way to clarify it...
If you bought it in 2011, that's 3 years ago. I assume the warranty is one year? If so, that's a lot to expect from Mann Lake. I buy all my equipment from Mann Lake, but be happy if they even...
I would feed them all they will take until it gets too cold. If they are not ready for Winter, you can always squish the queen and combine. I did a split on August 10th last year, and those two...
I hope someone knows, because I will buy one at that price. Thanks for posting!
I have the knife without the thermostat and I don't see why you would need the thermostat. I uncapped 81 frames last weekend and never unplugged the knife. I do use a wet rag to wipe it off after...
Doesn't the daytime temperature need to stay below 85 degrees when using Formic Acid?
OP said he wanted a treatment he could use in hot weather.
I think it would be hard for Jim to put up No Trespassing signs or Keep Out signs. He is just too nice of a guy to do that. Always thoughtful in his responses and helpful to us beginners when we...
Good suggestion! All of them that I have used, say they are for a 2" hole, but they seem to fit better in a slightly oversized 1 3/4" hole.
Thanks for the link! I just ordered 6 of them to try.
How long did it take to receive them? I see that they come from Hong Kong.
I use a 1 3/4" hole saw to drill the hole. Then I use a Dremel tool to clean up the opening just a bit, so the honey gate will fit. They tell you that it fits a 2" opening, but I find that to be a...
I am going to extract this weekend and put the supers back on the hives......hoping to extract them again in early September!
Thanks for the link!
Show me a link to 12 oz. for $5.00 on Amazon......with free freight. I can't find it.
My local store ordered it for me today. They said it comes 6 containers to the case and I agreed to buy 2. They said it will come with their order next week. Give your stores the Item Number and...
You don't have to put your trust in olive oil.......you can choose to spend much more money and buy dioptric fluid.
Sounds about right. I figure that I get a full 5 gallon bucket from 2, 9 frame supers.......which is 60 lbs.
If more studies were done that show a 10%-40% increase in soybean yields, Farmers would be much happier to help with our beekeeping!!
I use the 1" reducer opening until they have a waiting line on the landing board. Then I move to the 3" opening, and when that gets crowded, I use the Mann Lake stainless mouse guards over the...
I clean away the wax moth damage and then freeze the brood boxes and frames for 3 days in a chest freezer.
My 4x4's are 2' in the ground. I do strap my hives to the stands.
Here is what I use. 4x4 posts buried in the ground with a 2x4 frame and 2x6 decking on them. They are 8' long, so I can get 5 hives on each stand if needed.
You may be fine, but keep an eye on things. I had a hive swarm and I thought they were still doing ok. The queen must have died, the bees died out and the wax moths went to work. I can only check...
Make sure the hive is strong enough to control this new entrance for the wax moths.