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    Re: Maxant No Drip Valve

    :-) Thanks, Go figure...
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    Re: Maxant No Drip Valve

    Mark, I was just reading your comment and you have a Maxant Bottling Tank with a thermostat control on the heating element? Mine is just preset with no control....I just never thought about it, but...
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    Re: Pounds vs Gallons-

    I don't know about other states but I suspect that most states like mine (Tennessee) requires labeling of honey for sale by weight, not volume. Hence a 60 pound pail (five gallon).
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    Skimming your clarifier

    Curious what you use to skim the wax particles, etc. from the top of the honey in your clarifier?
  5. Re: NEW YORK- new legislation, anyone know about this??

    Could you provide the link to the Southern Tier Bee Club AFB thread that was on "beesource a while ago?" I'm just interested in reading it and didn't see it doing a quick search. Thanks,
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    Re: Bottom Board Building

    Most of my hives only have the smaller opening turned up...99.9 percent of them. Less area for the bees to protect and my bees have done just fine in both the Northeast and South.
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    Re: When is a Nuc ready to install?

    If it were me and mine were building up quickly, and my temp's were like yours, and all things considered equal, I wouldn't hesitate to put them into a full size box, entrance reduced accordingly.
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    Re: Feeding question

    Also, depends on how much room they have in the hive. If you have been feeding them sugar for awhile you may need to give them room to expand. If the bigger one built up quicker because they had...
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    Re: Ventilated Bee Jacket

    Been a beekeep for 40 plus years and I like the mann lake pollinator.
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    Re: genetically engineered honeybees

    Hey Peter, nice to see you on Beesource. I've enjoyed your posts and appreciate the insight.
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    Re: Cleaning between frames

    Mike, I keep all of the wax I can, regardless of color. I run all the light color wax together through my solar melter and then I run the dark burr comb separately. I use the dark comb in my...
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    Re: I've been adopted!

    I always get a kick out of a swarm moving into empty equipment I have outside....a freebie!!!!
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    Re: when to add honey super

    You did what you did....I tend to put new boxes with wax foundation on new hives...keeps the hive beetles from getting a foot hold.
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    Re: First time wax moths

    Yes, freeze the entire box or boxes....I leave mine in the freezer for 48 hours as standard protocol. Others advocate using BT...not sure how I feel about that....
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    Re: New Beek: Storage of bottled honey

    I only bottle honey in glass. I am not a fan of plastic for food or drink containers. I have read where there are hormone disrupting chemicals are used in the plastics. I also read that as recent...
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    Re: three brood chambers

    When I had honey bees in NY and PA I overwintered them in (1) Deep and (1) Medium. They were overwintered in the elements of the outdoors. Here in TN, I have overwintered them in singles, but...
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    Re: Maxant Extractor

    Thank you for clarifying; I asked because i didn't know that it's only purpose was to keep honey out of cracks....I don't recall reading that in this thread, but could have missed it.
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    Poll: Re: To smoke, or not to smoke...

    I've tried inspecting my bees both ways, with smoke and without smoke....needless to say, I've been blistered a time or two by not using smoke. I tend to use smoke as a normal course of action.
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    Re: Second brood box?

    I would just put the second brood box on top without manipulating and let them do their thing.
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    Re: intentional swarming...

    I do my part without trying...as hard as I work to manipulate my hives there is always a sneaky swarm that gets up to 20 plus feet in the air and I watch them fly! Not to mention the ones I never...
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    Re: temporary mount for Maxant extractor

    I remember my Dad cut one of those big sonotubes (http://www.sonotube.com/) into about a 12 inch height and poured concrete into them with mounting bolts. The only problem was moving them into place...
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    Re: Maxant Extractor

    Is this now an industry standard to use rosins to seal seams? Why wouldn't a weld work?
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    Re: Glass Honey Bottles - Central TN

    Thanks folks...I appreciate the PM's and posts here. I am getting it narrowed down now.
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    Re: What to do with swarn?

    Not sure how big a swarm, but if it was my swarm I would use a top feeder with 1 to 1 cane sugar/water to help them draw out new comb. Like JRG said, a frame of capped brood might be in order. Good...
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    Glass Honey Bottles - Central TN

    Any advice as to a wholesale supplier of new pint/quart canning jars and/or honey jars. I am just trying to find a supplier in closer proximity to save on transportation costs. Who do you get your...
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