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    Re: Should I be a packer? Need more honey.

    You will need a warming element, can be bought or built. A filter or screen of some degree to sort out the unwanted particulate matter. A pump to move the honey to your Maxant bottling tank, which...
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    Re: My home made extractor!

    I grew up with Frank.....he's a great guy....much like yourself; EXTREMELY OPINIONATED......I search Bee Source just to watch you two go at it !!!!!
    Ghost - GREAT extractor...very clean and...
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    Re: Crystalized Honey

    I am certain you have found the real answer to your crystallization problem by now.....I work with UC Davis in California....Honey by nature contains less than 20% water. There are 3 sugars present...
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    Re: I need tips for selling honey at farmers market

    Queensland Australia!!!! Lived in Byron Bay for a spell...Heard you blokes feed em' beer down under -
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    Re: I need tips for selling honey at farmers market

    Yes....You funny guy...I be old man...thanks for the heads up! In my head that is still an excellent return on equity
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    Re: I need tips for selling honey at farmers market

    Daniel Y - I live over the hill from you. I produce aprox: 1,000 lbs for sale every year. My apiaries are on a farm that produce organic apples, oranges,
    berries, fruits and vegies. The site is at...
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    I have no idea, try to upload and reduce as necessary -

    Awhile back I asked Charlie B about ant proofing- I took what I found for me to be the path of least resistance. I went to Lowes and bought ...
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    Re: My home made extractor!

    Mr. Ghost mon - Verrry Cool - I live up in Angels Camp....Charlie B helped me with an ant problem....Could you E me at: lcrtb101@gmail.com,
    I would pay to get a set of design plans for such an...
  9. Re: narrow frames and 8 frame hive box - too much gap?

    Erna - From the old guard....some of us use "follower boards". They would be placed in the space outside your drawn comb frames. They act as insulation in winter. From our experience, bees work from...
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    Re: Honey price

    we get about the same $10 -12, like yourself I go out at 10....wholesale here in angels camp ca is 2-5 depending on quantity- stores retail at 7-8$
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    Best idea yet - the upside down pvc is doable....this is bomb proof....you da man, Holiday
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    Kelly - That sounds like a Fantastic Idea - The cinnamon!!!- I like the organic flow of the concept- Please keep me up to speed as that method would be a lot less messy - Thaks much -Holiday
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    Goat - I use 3" cups on 1.5" pipe with the screen as Chrrlie suggested - I had to go to black pvc....pricey..7.50$, but well worth the grief and frustration of ants -
    I also have skunks to deal with...
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    Thanks Charlie, I have a skunk problem as well so I will raise the ground posts to 2.5', skunks can't climb....I live in Angels Camp aprox 2+ hours from you,
    God's critters have a lot of fun with...
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    Charlie - A few months ago you responded to a systam you built for ant-proofing hives - I failed to copy the building plans - Could you e them to me,
    lcrtb101@gmail.com - Also, when you bought the...
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    Charley- Thanks my man - Great concept - Holiday
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    Re: My Ant Proof Hive Stand Actually Works!

    Charlie - We have the same problem here in Angels Camp - Is the grease what prevents the ants from moving upward? Did you just sink the pipes into the ground or are the anchored by cement or...
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