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    Re: Maxant Bottling Tank

    I really don't know what other beekeepers do about their bottling tanks if anything. I have also been concerned that by maintaining a low temperature (under 100 degrees) in the tanks, other bacteria...
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    Maxant Bottling Tank

    I have been using a Maxant bottling tanks for several years and find this product and other products that I have purchased from them to be excellent and mostly trouble free. When cleaning the tanks...
  3. Re: Here is a tip that small beekeepers can use when processing wax.

    I found this helpful and it is generally what Ido. The real issue is how do you clean the wax and how many times do you have to run it throughthe cleaning process.
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    Re: Feeding Honey

    I have not checked but I am certain my honey has crystalized by now, and I also have 5 gallons so I know what to do with it.
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    Re: Feeding Honey

    I agree and will simply use honey. I never initially considered fermentation
    Thanks
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    Feeding Honey

    Next spring if it ever comes I would like to feed a mixture of honey and water rather than sugar water, I unfortunately has a spill and was able to recover the honey but this small amount can not be...
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    After Extraction

    This year I left my frames spin longer in the extractor and it seems like I do not need to place them back on the hives for cleaning. Is there any problem if I left them covered in my honey house...
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    Re: TF or Over Wintered Queens

    I just learned the over wintered queens are treated.
    Thanks as I appreciate your advice.
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    Re: TF or Over Wintered Queens

    Yes. I have always lost most of my colonies over the winter. I have taken every effort to properly prepare them but to no avail. I am convinced that my issue is mites. Others in my area with the same...
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    TF or Over Wintered Queens

    Next year I know that I will have to start over with new packages. However I will also start with TF queens rather than the queens that come with the packages. I have 12 hives and this is getting...
  11. Thread: Dead Hives

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    Dead Hives

    I have a couple generally dead hives. I am left with 2 lore brood 10 frame boxes. Each frame with honey. Should I extract and set aside for next year or is there another way to preserve. I would like...
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    Re: Showing honey at Fairs

    Very cute. Kids are great.
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    Re: Screened Inner Cover Question

    I use the same setup except I prop the inner cover up on top of the edge of the screened inner cover. I have had some boarding on very hot days but it was resolved with the addition of a additional...
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    Re: Neighbors destroying colonies

    So what affect did the spraying have on any of your hives. Do you know what was sprayed?
  15. Re: Bees eating a gal of 1:1 in a day, why so much ???

    I agree with Burns 375
    I dont understand why you have been feeding as this is a great time for the bees to obtain natural supplies in your area.You should find a mentor for some help.
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    Re: Rain, Rain, and more Rain.

    The rain that has been so persistent will adversely impact honey production. Simply aside the bees will not go out to forage. In certain areas there may be a very limited honey supply.
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    Killing The Bees

    Are we spreading the various diseases of bees? For most of us we purchase our bees in boxes but have no idea really the exact source of the bees and if they are directly from large farms for...
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    Re: Pollen Patties

    Is it necessary to mix this with other ingredients or is it a ready to go patty. Should it be used during the summer months?
  19. Thread: Insurance

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    Re: Insurance

    No you are not paranoid. I have run a business for 45 years and believe me lawsuits are filed for about any purpose. My goal for selling honey is not for making money as the return is very limited....
  20. Thread: Insurance

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    Re: Insurance

    My company is State Farm. One lawsuit can wipe out the financial resources of almost anyone. Even the legal fees could be$50,000-$100,000 or more. I also have an umbrella policy but I was advised it...
  21. Thread: Insurance

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    Insurance

    I sell some honey but my proceeds are rather limited especially given the cost of equipment and bees.. I have always been concerned about lawsuits since honey is a product that is consumed. I have...
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    Re: Using Honey Instead of Sugar Water

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    Thanks that is very helpful. My frames with darker comb are about 3 years old and I do not use any chemicals. That is probably why I have such high losses over the winter. I also left some...
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    Using Honey Instead of Sugar Water

    I have many frames of honey that were not used b the bees over the winter. I use 10 frame deeps and when I install a new package I feed a sugar water syrup until the bees can find nectar and pollen....
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    Re: NEED ADVICE! Bad reaction to sting!

    You know the old saying that if you stick your hand in a dog's mouth and he bites you its a mistake.... If you do it again you are ??????????. The reaction you had is life threatening and reason...
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    Bottling Tank

    I have a Maxant botting tank with dripless valve (almost dripless). It is a great product and my tank holds about 16 gallons of honey. For those of you who use bottling tanks do you maintain a low...
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