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    Re: What Books for CHRISTMAS ?

    I've got one more box left of Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding, Harry H Laidlaw Jr. and Robert E. Page Jr., in new condition. This book is no longer in print and is a great reference book. Folks on...
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    Re: Goldenrod flow question

    Yeah, Goldenrod is long gone here in N.Y. Since the frames will often remain uncapped for a long time, I usually look at the wetness of the frames to judge whether a flow is on. Perhaps this is only...
  3. Anyone used the Dadant uncapping tank as a liquifier?

    I know Dadant sells the grid and heater unit for their 36" uncapping tank for liquifying 60# buckets. I was just wondering if anyone has tried this out? I don't know if it is worth buying the grid,...
  4. Re: Cappings melter out of an insulated box and a couple of lights???

    I was thinking of perhaps adding a couple of large computer style box fans to circulate the air so you don't get a single hot spot and have the lights regulated (on/off) by a simple thermal switch.
  5. Cappings melter out of an insulated box and a couple of lights???

    I see a lot of capping melting systems utilizing heater elements and hot water but wax melts at only about 150-160 degrees. Why not build an insulated box with a couple of heat lamps in the lid? I...
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    Re: meliponine bees or stingless bees

    The nest architecture is really not very conducive to honey production. It is sort of like trying to obtain honey from bumblebees. Not only that, but even though they don't sting, they do...
  7. Re: Getting real tired of melting down capping on the stove..other options??

    Well I've got a 55 gallon garbage can full of cappings at the moment. That is just from my current ~35 production colonies. I expect to be pushing upwards of 100 to 150 colonies next year.
  8. Re: Getting real tired of melting down capping on the stove..other options??

    yeah, well the large pots on the stove is what I am doing now. I would like some other design idea (besides a solar melter), or some commercial option....
  9. Getting real tired of melting down capping on the stove..other options??

    I'm a bit spoiled as I used to work with a large double walled melting tank that was custom built for capping. It was filled with water and had a heating element that would heat up the tank and melt...
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    Re: Cappings Basket for a Radial Extractor

    Sometimes things are way too much of a hassle. I bought a Maxant Jr. Capping spinner...it works GREAT!!! ALMOST as nice as a Cowen cappings spinner, just on a MUCH smaller scale.
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    Re: I've got 1600 lbs of honey, now what?

    At $3.00/lb I might consider it. I haven't inquired, but I am assuming I am only looking at $2/lb if I sell it all wholesale. Even so, the few bottles I have sold have been at $7/lb, which is a lot...
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    I've got 1600 lbs of honey, now what?

    I've got 1600 lbs of honey so far this year, and I go to the "Marketing" section of this forum and there are only 10 threads in the entire forum. Apparently people on this forum are only interested...
  13. Still have several Queen rearing books available.

    I still have several copies, new condition, of Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding by Laidlaw & Page. Arguably one of the best reference books on the subject and no longer in print. I have new-old stock...
  14. Re: Commercial filter unit from Dadant, setup and use.

    Well I am not sure if it is a positive displacement pump...that goes beyond my engineering knowledge, but I am pushing unheated honey through a filter in which they "suggest the honey be at least 100...
  15. Commercial filter unit from Dadant, setup and use.

    I know this might better be placed in the equipment section, but I am really crunched for time and hoping with the higher traffic on this forum I might get some help. I just purchased most of my...
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    Re: Queen raising book/dvd

    I've still got plenty of Laidlaw & Page's Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding available for purchase.
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    Re: Queen raising book/dvd

    That is what I am offering up here, I have sold several copies all ready and I still have several more available for purchase. These are not "copies" or reprints, these are the original book from...
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    Re: Queen raising book/dvd

    I have recently come into several new copies of the queen rearing bible, Queen Rearing and Bee Breeding by Harry Laidlaw & Robert Page Jr. This is no longer in print and if you can find a copy (i.e....
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    Re: Solar wax melter designs

    The Better Way wax melter is designed to be able to separate the honey from the wax, but I don't remember what the drain portion of it looks like in design.
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    Solar wax melter designs

    Anyone have any good photos or diagrams of a solar wax melter design that allows you to easily separate the wax from the burnt honey? Or better yet, something that does it automatically simply by...
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    Why are my queen cells so small?

    This is my first year playing around with queen rearing and trying to expand my operation. I've had luck grafting cells and getting them to take, though I only have about a 50% success rate in cell...
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    Re: Two man hive lifter

    We used a trailer towed behind a pickup for moving bees. We simply put down the rear tailgate on the trailer, and walked up it with the hives for loading. Works great.
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    Competing in the local market place???

    Just curious how you guys go about competing in the local market place for shelf space? It seems there are tons of backyard beekeepers in my area and everyone has a claim in the many local grocery...
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    I am in the process of starting one up as well. ...

    I am in the process of starting one up as well. I've heard they can be very difficult to get to overwinter. If you keep them at outdoor temps, they usually don't have enough to keep warm....if you...
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    Anyone have a good source for large quantities of...

    Anyone have a good source for large quantities of paraffin wax?
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