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  1. Re: Ideas for "in line" filter and "automatic" valve

    Its a complete system with the water jacket surrounding the inner tank containing the honey. The thermostat and best control unit screw into the tank very similar to the old metal heating units we...
  2. Re: Ideas for "in line" filter and "automatic" valve

    Acebird
    You are correct they are very expensive. I have noted that they are made extremely well and will last longer than me.I think they are a good product and have worked well. I did have one...
  3. Re: Ideas for "in line" filter and "automatic" valve

    I use this model but also purchased the dripless valve.
    MODEL 600-2 200# or 16 gallons
    17.25" Outer Diameter x 24" Outer Height
    15.25" Inner Diameter x 21" Inner Height
    $999.00
    Yes it takes time...
  4. Re: Ideas for "in line" filter and "automatic" valve

    I also sell my honey and use funds for breast cancer research. I have purchased a Maxant tank where I apply a small amount of heat and use their dripless stainless steel valve. I do not have an...
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    Re: Failing Hives

    David
    perhaps I missed it in your comments. But why can they not extract the honey from the dead hives (assuming there is some) and then simply store the frames for next year?
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    Re: Beekeeping Supplies Chicago Area?

    I always order from Dadant. or Brushy Mountain via internet. You will have to pay for shipping. You could go to Watertown Wis where Dadant has a store.I have had excellent results from both companies.
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    Re: Collecting cool apiary photos - care to add?

    Michael
    The last photo is great. Wish i had that vanity of bees.Thanks for posting.
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    Re: Wood Frames for Honey Super

    Yes this is exactly what I am looking for.
    Thanks
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    Wood Frames for Honey Super

    As I harvest my honey I always find some frames that are perfect for presentation and I would like to preserve them and use for demonstration purposes. Somewhere I have seen some wooden frames that...
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    Re: Honey with a string Mint taste

    I am in northern Illinois and my honey has a slight minty after taste. Everyone loves it. I can't determine the source either.
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    Re: Sanitizing Honey Jars

    This is a frequent question mostly related to glass jars. I do not sanitize either glass or plastic. I used to place glass jars in the dishwasher, and I assume you could do the same for plastic. Then...
  12. Re: super slow motion educational bee film 2 mins long please watch

    Michael
    This is great and I tried to email copy to a friend but have difficulty doing it. Do I have to join Vimeo to do so?
  13. Re: super slow motion educational bee film 2 mins long please watch

    Excellent.Great work.
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    Re: Crystalized Honey

    All of my honey always crystallizes and many of our customers want it that way. So many people however are accustomed to store bought heated and liquid honey. Its a pain but when someone asks, I...
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    Re: City Council Question

    I am a planning and zoning consultant and the answer to your question is very complex and depends on the other ordinances that are in effect in your community. For example certain communities have a...
  16. Re: going to try to remove bees off the supers with my handheld blower

    I have been using BeeGo andI have not had any issues with it. If used properly it is relatively easy and I don't have to lug a heavy blower with me. I only have 10 colonies and I even take each frame...
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    Re: When is honey capped?

    It has been extremely rainy here, far more rain than I can remember. I though that perhaps the moisture content was to high and the bees may be waiting for the moisture content to drop before...
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    When is honey capped?

    This is the first year that i have had many frames of uncapped honey.My question is this. Do the bees cap the honey on a frame by frame basis as it is deposited into the cells of the frames, or do...
  19. Re: backfilling with honey but not building comb

    Thanks for the great chart. It puts a a lot of information into a concise and understandable exhibit.I am in the midwest and if I had to guess I would place the peak on the chart more toward the...
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    Re: Maxant No Drip Valve

    I have the no dip valve. I usually fill a jar and then scrap the top of the jar against the bottom of the valve, so I haven't noticed any dripping. I have noticed small amounts of honey coming out...
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    Re: Help with Swarm

    Here is an update. I just checked the swarm.It is about 3.5 hours later. They are gone. They are not in my trap and I do know there are bees in the hive but I do not want to disturb it at this time....
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    Re: Help with Swarm

    Andrew
    That is very encouraging.
    Thanks
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    Re: Help with Swarm

    I looked very carefully at the swarm in the tree. They are scattered along the trunk which is quit narrow. I treasure my arms, legs and head so i am not doing any climbing at my age.These suggestions...
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    Re: How's the Illinois swarm season going

    I have not recovered anything but had 2 hives swarm.... one today. Too high up but only 20 feet from their hive.
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    Help with Swarm

    Today while watching my hive, one of them swarmed to about 40 feet high on a tree near my apiary. I am too old to even think of going that hive. I would appreciate any recommendations that might help...
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