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    Re: heater element for maxant bottling tank

    I had tried their web site,could find what I needed , will have to call them after the weekend
    Thanks
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    Re: heater element for maxant bottling tank

    Beegeorge
    Yes I did call Maxant and was told they only cell whole unit

    Crafter
    Not standard. Has a well for thermostat bulb

    Jake
    All I can get off end is 2 KW. 120 volt U95. And...
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    heater element for maxant bottling tank

    Wondering if anybody could tell were I could get just the emement for the heater. Maxant just sells the whole unit, 15955
    Included photo
    Thanks Rick
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    Re: Storing honey question

    Honey is mostly sugars so it doesn't really expand. Plastic fine in freezer. You can let it warm up anyplace
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    Re: Storing honey question

    Josh
    I do store extra honey I don't bottle in 5 gallon buckets. My spring /early summer honey I tend to bottle more because it takes a long time to granulate. Fall honey a different story,...
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    Re: Finished my addition on my honey room

    Thanks
    I have an account with grainger. I did try to find one but there were so many
    Any chance you could send me the model #
    Thanks
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    Re: Finished my addition on my honey room

    Hi Johng
    I have basically the same setup as you. We're did you get that float switch on the clarifier
    Thanks rick
  8. Thread: Extracting

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    Re: Extracting

    Will the honey clear on its own with out filtering if you let it sit long enough in warmed bottling tank?
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    Re: Maxant clarifier and filter questions

    Thanks for the tip
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    Maxant clarifier and filter questions

    Bought a used double wall heated clarifier, one that has 3 removable partitions. One is a couple inches lower, I guessing that one goes in on the end were the honey comes in from extractor?
    Also...
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    building comb around queen cups, pic

    Day 13 queen cells in finish colony. After they were capped I put super back on
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    What to do with weak over wintered hives

    I have 3 hives that were in double deeps and 3 nucs that over wintered but now are weak ( 1/2 frame of brood) some had new queens in July . They don't seem to be building up. Should I join 2 or 3 of...
  13. Re: Melting cappings in water jacketed bottling tank?

    If you use tank for wax how do you clean it to bottle honey
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    Re: We will build our hive bodies...

    I agree
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    Re: Time to a Fully Drawn Frame

    I cought a swarm the end of last June . Put them in a deep. When they were ready for a 2nd hive body all I had left were mediums with foundation. I had to put one per week,as they were drawing it...
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    Re: HITS method of mite control

    I don't treat, last year 10 going into winter 10 coming out. This year 34 going into winter and 26 comIng out this spring, 2 of those where lost because of mouse guards got moved.
  17. Re: What to do with overwintered hives that are weak

    Hi tony
    What did you do with the extra queens
    Rick
  18. Re: What to do with overwintered hives that are weak

    2 deeps
  19. What to do with overwintered hives that are weak

    Have several hives that have made it through and upstate NY winter. Upon inspection only have a 4 inch patch of brood on one frame.
    Is their anything that could be done or just leave them and see if...
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    Re: Where to get metal for covers?

    Better bee has just the metal pans . That work great if you limited for time. They are about $7.00 each and you have to buy 10
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    Re: Tending Bees for Winter Apitheripy

    I have an ob hive in my bedroom . The one with 5 frames below and a single frame above, like the one they sell at brushy mountain. I started it in July and they still have capped honey in the single...
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    Re: Treatment-Free, Winter 2012-2013, How's it going?

    Lost 3 out of 20 and and all of 14 Nucs still going strong
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    Re: Would queen stop laying already?

    Didn't see her yesterday ,could have missed her, and before that I had not been in hive for about 5 to 6 weeks.
    Didn't see any swarm cells either.
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    Would queen stop laying already?

    Upstate NY
    Hive is 1 deep on bottom and 3 mediums. Deep basiicly empty. 1 st and 2nd medium 5-6 frames capped brood each, some solid brood, with a couple of small patches of larva, no eggs all cells...
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    Re: Need Better Idea for Filtering Honey

    I uncap into a basket and put frames right into extractor. Strain with double stainless steel screen right out of extractor. Honey was nice and warm between 80- 90 deg and had about 120 lbs go right...
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