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  1. Thread: Hive stands

    by rjmeyer
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    Re: Hive stands

    They look nice, BUT the legs are small and if placed directly on soil they will sink into the ground as the hives gain weight from honey stores, 2-3 hives at 250-300lbs a piece and a few rainy days...
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    Re: Maxant vs Dadant extractor

    Last year I had 24 10 frame medium supers to extract, the honey was thick and some frames took 10 minutes before they stopped spitting honey off them, 6 at a time x 40 loads x10 minutes = 6.6hrs of...
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    Re: Maxant vs Dadant extractor

    Thanks to everyone for the input, I liked the idea of the direct drive motor and being able to overload the Dadant, but when I call them it took 3 days to get a firm shipping cost and the phone...
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    Maxant vs Dadant extractor

    Looking at the Maxant 20 frame belt drive extractor vs the Dadant 20 frame direct drive extractor, I understand the Dadant can be overloaded with up to 36 medium frames and the maxant cannot.
    I have...
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    Re: Online Master Beekeeper course

    Thank you all for replying, i'm not that interested in the actual shingle other than it may help in getting permission to expand the apiary to other locals. I agree with tremendous information...
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    Online Master Beekeeper course

    I don't know if this is the right forum area to ask but, Does anyone have experience with or taken any of the online master beekeeper courses with the University of Montana ?
  7. Re: Who just ordered a MAXANT 3100 powered extractor?? This guy, thats who!!

    Love mine
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    Re: Hello From Long Island New York

    Welcome Reg..Im in Amityville..where on Long Island are you?
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    Re: More than honey

    Max2..in my opinion based on my observations watching the movie..you have a director showing beautiful snow dotted mountains in the Alps with fresh spring bloom...here a monoculture of Almond crop, a...
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    Re: Ultimate bee feeder

    ESB..If i were a commercial beek what you do may make alot of sence from a profitatibility standpoint factoring in time...but i'm a novice backyard beek with 7 hives and i don't care much for the...
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    Re: More than honey

    Just krispy..The comments i've heard are that many felt that movie didn't cast a good impression on beekeeping in the US in good light..slightly bias many felt...Having seen it several times myself...
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    Re: Better honey valve

    laketrout..i like bulletproof but i have to say the yellow nylon one from Mann lake serves me well.,but i'm not doing thousands of pounds of honey each year,If i did i would maybe feel differently....
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    Re: Ultimate bee feeder

    gmcharlie, i agree and Mann Lakes are the best in my opinion and i have several and i see your point KevinR except i think that most of the chicken feeders will not fit in a hive body to be covered...
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    Re: Ultimate bee feeder

    I personally dont care for frame feeders, not only do they take up 2 frames the best of them drown alot of bees especially when refilling them.The only good point is they don't take up alot of space...
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    Re: Ultimate bee feeder

    I've only seen chicken feeders in pictures, but i know Cliff designed the rim in the base where the syrup will be exposed to the bees to prevent bees from drowning with all those little like benches...
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    Re: Ultimate bee feeder

    Its on Betterbees website under hives, hive components and feeders.
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    Re: Ultimate bee feeder

    I spoke to Cliff today, although they are not yet visable on the website they are available from beesmartdesigns.com as we speak, call him 800-600-7446
    They are also available from Betterbee now,...
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    Re: Better honey valve

    I have the yellow one from Mann lake and the ss one from BM..they are all going to drip alittle..i set mine so the permamant screw the gate pivots on is at 7 oclock and the thumb screw the gate hooks...
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    Re: Ultimate bee feeder

    Inventor/owner Cliff from Beesmartdesigns is a fellow beekeeper and friend of mine. He recently shared a completed proto type feeder at our last beekeeping gathering. They are currently in production...
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    Re: More than honey

    I had sub titles on the version i watched on Netflix, also went to see it in the theater in Manhattan as well...who caught the opening scene of the queen emerging from her...upside down cell.
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    Re: cleansing flights

    understood on the temperature, just being their duties change for the season do the youngest of the bees take cleansing flights or do they need to be a few weeks old like in the summer.?
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    cleansing flights

    If young nurse bees dont leave the hive for several weeks in the foraging season, would that also include not taking cleansing flights in the winter months??
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    Re: American Beekeeper Population

    ABF posted some statistics a few months ago, 212,000 total with 200,000 being backyard beeks, 10,000 with under 1000 hives and 2000 with over 1000 hive which were responsible for 60 percent of the...
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    Re: New Maxant 3100P

    mmmooretx...i am just a novice backyard beek..i have this extractor and have used it for two seasons so far..its great..but if you mount the extractor to a board large enough to fit the extractor and...
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    Re: Wife's out of town, and I really messed up.

    Ive been in the plumbing trade for a long time, we have used Afta spot romover on several occasions for tar and oils, it reminds me of dry cleaner fluid....i'm not sure how well it will work on the...
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