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    Re: Honey Pump Recommendation

    Thanks Harry. This looks like it would meet my needs and the price is right too.
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    Honey Pump Recommendation

    I've seen discussion about this here before but can't locate it. I need to pump warm honey about 8 ft. horizontally, then another 8 ft. up vertically from a holding tank to a bottling tank. What pump...
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    Re: Immersion Heaters: Watlow vs. Chromalox?

    I've had a Watlow 2000w immersion heater for 20 years with no problems. No experience with the Chromalox.
  4. Thread: Chunk honey

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    Re: Chunk honey

    Yes, freeze the comb for 24-48 hrs. to destroy any wax moth eggs or larvae. I do it before putting the comb in the jar.
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    Re: how long to grow to 300 a month profit

    Below are 3 things I strongly suggest:
    1. Hang on to your Girlfriend!
    2. Hang on to your Girlfriend!
    3. After 3 full seasons of beekeeping, revisit this idea and see if it still makes sense.
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    Re: Dadant vs. Maxant extractor

    I bought my Dadant 20 frame in 1989. It's direct drive but the new ones have an upgraded motor. I believe the rest of the design is still the same. I've replaced the lower bearing once or twice but...
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    Re: Need Help with Packages

    1. Store them in the shed.
    2. Spray the screen on both sides with sugar syrup tonight and again in the morning. No way to tell what's left in the can.
    3. I've installed packages at all times of day...
  8. Re: Which Cap & Ladder Division Board Feeder Do You Use?

    Thanks guys...I just ordered 10 C&L feeders from Mother Lode and I'll give them a try. The standard size holds .75 gallon and I'm willing to sacrifice the .25 capacity to gain a little wiggle room....
  9. Which Cap & Ladder Division Board Feeder Do You Use?

    I'm not commercial but I know a lot of you guys run division board feeders plus 9 frames in a brood box. I want to do the same with the cap & ladder style but the smallest size I bought from Mann...
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    Re: Best Small Size Cap & Ladder Feeder?

    My-smokepole, I like your system. What brand of feeder are you using?
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    Re: Best Small Size Cap & Ladder Feeder?

    The catalog description says "fits snug using 9 frames". Yes, that's true if they are new frames but frames aren't new for very long. With even minor propolis build up, which is normal, the feeder...
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    Best Small Size Cap & Ladder Feeder?

    I've got some Mann Lake Division Board Cap & Ladder Feeders and they work great. However, even the smallest size requires removing 2 frames. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good cap & ladder...
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    Re: Where do you buy your honey containers

    The bulk packs don't qualify for free shipping but according to their catalog the individual cases do (here's the link). I've ordered them before and got free shipping.
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    Re: Where do you buy your honey containers

    Mann Lake currently has 1 lb. plastic squeeze containers on sale for 13.95 for case of 24...about .58 each. Free shipping on order of $100 or more.
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    Re: Status Change For Antibiotics In A Beehive

    So what's the effective date of this or did I miss it in the OP? I noticed that several suppliers are still offering the terra pre-mix.

    My vet wouldn't go anywhere near a bee hive...I can't...
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    Re: Culling Brood Combs

    Do your bees draw these out again without any additional coating?
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    Culling Brood Combs

    Im not a commercial operator but Im curious how you commercial guys cull your brood combs. Do you scrape down plasticell type foundation and reuse it (Ive had mixed results with this)? If so, do...
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    Re: Anyone know what this piece of bee equipment is?

    The heater alone is worth what you paid, if it works, so I think you got a good deal. I have this same tank and now use it only for mixing sugar syrup after upgrading to a newer tank with welded...
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    Re: Anyone know what this piece of bee equipment is?

    It's an older model Kelley bottling tank (double boiler). The newer model in the catalog looks a little different. I believe that's the cord for the heater that's wrapped around the tank.
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    Re: Pulling Queens just before the main flow

    What about confining the queen with a push-in cage instead of removing her, then releasing her near the end of the flow? Has anyone tried this and what was your experience?
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    Re: Extractor reccomendation a?

    If you are serious about beekeeping and plan to grow then this is an excellent extractor if you can afford it. It's always better to grow "into" a larger extractor rather than "out of" a smaller...
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    Re: How do I keep 2:1 sugar syrup for later use

    I mix a little Honey Bee Healthy with my syrup and it stops mold or fermentation. I've kept it for 6 months or longer when I had some left over with no problems. While I've never tried it, some...
  23. Re: dadant smoker poor quality control! see pics attached

    Good point, Jim...I forgot the OP had a 10" smoker. I've always preferred a 7" and, properly loaded with fuel, it burns quite a long time.
  24. Re: dadant smoker poor quality control! see pics attached

    Place your hive tool under the lip of the smoker lid and lay it across the top of the bellows for leverage pressing downward. The lid will pop open regardless of creosote buildup.
  25. Re: dadant smoker poor quality control! see pics attached

    [QUOTE=Brad Bee;1244372]

    "I would imagine that the people at Dadant rarely see a smoker, they only see the boxes they are packaged in from the manufacturer."

    Well, imagining can sometimes be a...
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