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  1. Thread: filtering wax

    by wglord
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    Re: filtering wax

    Ben;

    Use a clean - old is fine - white cotton athletic sock for the final filtration. I use a cheap aluminum coffee pot, pull the sock over the top - and it is a tight fit - and pour the wax into...
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    Joe;

    Good discussion. Let me throw this in. Honey bees are an introduced species, not native to this hemispshere. I am not saying they cannot meet their nutritional needs from the native flora...
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    Re: Mark's new Honey Label

    Mark; I would give it a BIG NO!!! You have made the fundamental mistake many beekeepers make in creating labels: You love your bees. That is natural. The average person, however, probably thinks...
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    Re: Pumps and feeding

    I have a Honda trash pump and a 300 gallon tank with hose reel and it works great. The Honda is reliable (get one at Northern) and get a tank with a large port as 250 gallon totes have too small an...
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    Re: Homemade Ezyloader and management

    Cristian - I have an Ezyloader. the leveling feature is great but it is a pain to manage and in my opinion if you can be careful about placing your bees on level ground you will not need the...
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    Re: Reliquifying buckets

    Get an old upright freezer, pull out the shelves and save one shelf. Screw some pieces of angle iron 12 inches off the bottom for the single wire shelf to sit in. Get a good thermostat from Walter...
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    Spreadsheets for honey marketing

    Does anyone have a spreadsheet set up for small to medium scale honey processing and marketing? I am talking about a small packing and wholesale distribution operation.
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    Re: what % of colonies are productive?

    I am near you in NC and our problem is we have an early honey flow, just like Georgia. I run Russians and like them but they can scare you coming out of winter with small clusters (rules them out...
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    Re: uncapping for 100 hives

    Astro;

    I am just south of you and run 200 hives. I have had a Maxant chain uncapper for 15+ years and it works fine. I have 4 large 'totes' that I put a wooden frame in the bottom of (2" high_...
  10. Thread: Sourwood

    by wglord
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    Re: Sourwood

    I have 36 hives at 3000 feet and have made big sourwood crops the last 3 years. Everything looks good right now. I just took off the spring honey which as usual is very dark, mostly poplar. My...
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    honey processing line

    I am setting up a honey processing line and have a couple of questions: We are putting in a Kelley sump and pump and filtering though a Mann Lake sourced filter. At what pressure should I change...
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    Re: Running Singles in the South East

    I am north of you just a bit. I would be very careful of singles, and it would depend on what kind of bees you run. Russians might work as they overwinter and start with a small cluster. I would...
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    Re: Using Ezy loaders from Aust.

    I own a 125 kg model just up the road from you in NC. Mine was north of 15K after shipping from Aus. I don't think you would have any problem lifting two hives. The weak link might be the cable,...
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    Re: Managing swarm season commercially

    Emanuel;

    My bees are really strong this spring and I caught my first swarm Saturday, unfortunately. The honey flow is 2 weeks away so what I am doing is this: When I find swarm cells on my 2...
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    Ethanol problems

    I run a gas powered pump to feed bees. I seem to have continual problems with ethanol causing rust and weird deposits in my gas tank and carburetor. I have tried using high test and various...
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    Re: My bee hive trailer is completed!

    Having had a home made boom and now an Ezy Loader I can tell you the real issue will be having to load on flat land. The Ezy Loader has an auto level feature wherein you hit a button and the boom...
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    Re: My bee hive trailer is completed!

    Looks great! I have an Ezy Loader mounted on my truck that I am thinking about mounting on a trailer so I don't haul it around all the time. Do you think you w94499449ill need outriggers when the...
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    managing carniolians for honey

    I am interested in members thoughts on managing carniolians and Russian bees for honey. I run 2 deeps and seem to leave a lot of honey in the hive bodies. I saw a related post from a member in...
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    Re: Hi fromMozambique

    Hello Hein;

    I worked on a beekeeping development project next door in Malawi for a couple of years recently. My advice is to harvest your honey in daylight and only harvest capped honey. Clean...
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    Re: Priming Queen Cell Cups w/ Royal Jelly

    Just use a drop of water. Get the water warmed up so you don't shock the larvae. I use a small artist's paint brush and dip it in the cap of a water bottle. One cap full of water primes 3 bars of...
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    Dadant free shipping???

    Has anyone heard if Dadant is going to do free shipping this year? I see where Kelley is free Thanksgiving week.
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    Re: Heating a five gallon bucket

    Forget about water and immersion heaters and stoves and pots - messy and dangerous and require close monitoring. Get a broken upright freezer. Order a thermostatic control from Walter T Kelley -...
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    Re: sourwood vs basswood

    Shane, but this guys says his tree in blooming on June 28, and I know the one I see at my driveway in NC is in fruit now at the first of August.
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    sourwood vs basswood

    I have bees in the N.C. mountains and just read the thread about sourwood blooming in the southern NC mnts. I saw sourwood in full bloom 2 weeks ago at 3200 ft in the northern NC mnts and I know my...
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    Re: SHB are out of control

    Take infested frames out and freeze them overnight. Rinse the frames off and put them back in a strong hive. Works like a charm.
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