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  1. Thread: Cleaning wax?

    by LeonardS
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    Re: Cleaning wax?

    Michael,

    What do you use for a filter?
  2. Thread: Cleaning wax?

    by LeonardS
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    Cleaning wax?

    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...
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    Re: Mann Lake rep here on BSource?

    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...
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    Re: 8-19-2014 Swarm

    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...
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    Re: Digital Refractometers?

    I hope someone knows, because I will buy one at that price. Thanks for posting!
  6. Re: Heat from electric knife really affect honey?

    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...
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    Re: Varroa Mite Treatment

    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.
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    Re: Closed to the public?

    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...
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    Re: INSTALLING HONEY GATE ON 5 GALLON BUCKET

    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.
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    Re: INSTALLING HONEY GATE ON 5 GALLON BUCKET

    Thanks for the link! I just ordered 6 of them to try.
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    Re: INSTALLING HONEY GATE ON 5 GALLON BUCKET

    How long did it take to receive them? I see that they come from Hong Kong.
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    Re: INSTALLING HONEY GATE ON 5 GALLON BUCKET

    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...
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    Re: Any harm in extracting

    I am going to extract this weekend and put the supers back on the hives......hoping to extract them again in early September!
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    Re: Savogran - Oxalic Acid - on Sale

    Thanks for the link!
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    Re: Savogran - Oxalic Acid - on Sale

    Show me a link to 12 oz. for $5.00 on Amazon......with free freight. I can't find it.
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    Re: Savogran - Oxalic Acid - on Sale

    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...
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    Re: Best Refractometer

    You don't have to put your trust in olive oil.......you can choose to spend much more money and buy dioptric fluid.
  18. Re: 32 LBS from 9 Medium Frames - Sound about right?

    Sounds about right. I figure that I get a full 5 gallon bucket from 2, 9 frame supers.......which is 60 lbs.
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    Re: Move the hives to the bean fields?

    If more studies were done that show a 10%-40% increase in soybean yields, Farmers would be much happier to help with our beekeeping!!
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    Re: When to completely remove the reducer?

    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...
  21. Thread: Wax Moth

    by LeonardS
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    Re: Wax Moth

    I clean away the wax moth damage and then freeze the brood boxes and frames for 3 days in a chest freezer.
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    Re: Please post pics of your hive stands!!

    My 4x4's are 2' in the ground. I do strap my hives to the stands.
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    Re: Please post pics of your hive 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.
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    Re: Swarmed Hive- When does it recover?

    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...
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    Re: spacer between honey super and brood box?

    Make sure the hive is strong enough to control this new entrance for the wax moths.
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