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    Re: Inline Filters

    Very helpful thx
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    Re: Inline Filters

    Thx for the link. I'll check it out. Do you hang the filters?
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    Re: paraffin wax dipping hives

    It's been yrs but like Keith said. The hotter u do it the less wax. Just don't let it get too hot. I always tried for 375 deg.
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    Re: Inline Filters

    u use nylon stockings or nylon cloth? How clear is the honey when u are done and how often do u have to change it out? I haven't heated to 125f at this point as I haven't used the filter yet. I...
  5. Re: How do I keep wax moths from destroying my stored supers????

    Disclaimer: I haven't read all responses above. Honey supers that never see brood rearing in them are the easiest to manage. I don't do anything to them. Queen excluders are key. I've been using...
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    Re: Favorite swarm prevention method?

    make splits let them raise their own queens. easy as that. do it early (dandelion bloom in my area) and you'll get production from both
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    Re: Inline Filters

    Not sure... haven't bought the mesh yet. Its a Dadant inline filter. 125 deg F is a low temp for an inline filter?
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    Re: Inline Filters

    125 deg
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    Inline Filters

    For those of you that use inline filters... How clear does it filter the honey? Anything special about optimizing the inline filter setup from the pump to the holding tank?
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    JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes

    Hi fellow beekeepers!

    This year, I'll be taking part in JDRF's Walk to Cure Diabetes. I'd love to have a number of you join me on the walk. The walk will be held on September 26th at Hidden...
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    Re: Tips for using barrel heaters?

    Thanks guys for all the help.
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    Re: Tips for using barrel heaters?

    Thanks to all of you for the inputs. Mine is a "wrap-it-heater" or something like that. Its the same one sold by Mann Lake. I think it has two settings high and low.

    One thing I wanted to...
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    Re: Tips for using barrel heaters?

    No...I don't have a way to lift the barrel and set on its side.
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    Tips for using barrel heaters?

    I've got some honey crystalized in barrels. I've not used the barrel heaters before. Its the heater band that fits around the barrel.

    Any tips on the best way to use it? Bottom to top? Top...
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    Re: ANPAC Insurance & Inspections

    I also have ANPAC. I haven't received any letters stating there will be inspections. What exactly would they be inspecting?
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    Re: Queen Excluders.

    I've run a number of colonies that just used ONE deep brood box with an excluder above it. I never had a swarming problem with it probably because I was diligent about making splits etc.

    What...
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    Re: Jz bz queen cells ????

    Everyone has their own methods. No it isn't necessary but I found a higher cell take when I dipped the cups in melted beeswax. It'd doesn't take much time and was worth the effort to me. I...
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    VP Queen Bees

    4 Words Sum up this operation:

    Excellent queens!

    Excellent service!
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    Re: Opinions Wanted: When to buy forklift

    I'm not saying don't get a forklift if you can find a good deal...

    I guess my opinion since your new to beekeeping....

    Hone your skills as a beekeeper before you start worrying about...
  20. If you click on the link in my signature you can...

    If you click on the link in my signature you can see the trailers that suttonbeeman is talking about. I have 3 of the trailers that he built and use them for pollination.

    I love the trailers...
  21. Interesting.... we simply told the dr that we...

    Interesting.... we simply told the dr that we were beekeepers and wanted to have an epi-pen on hand in the event that someone in the family or a visitor was stung and went into shock. She...
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    The person who started this thread kills off his...

    The person who started this thread kills off his bees every year. He doesn't have a drone pool to start with let alone a quality drone pool. What good will cells do for him? That was partly why I...
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    You also have the issue of genetics... you are...

    You also have the issue of genetics... you are getting one side of the equation with cells. By purchasing laying queens you are getting drone semen from the breeder colonies and their surrounding...
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    I've gotten 4-5 off me this spring already. Only...

    I've gotten 4-5 off me this spring already. Only one had actually fixed itself to my scalp. My son back in March had a tick in his head and one on his clothes. We also are in a prime Lyme Disease...
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    That is exactly what I do. I allow the chunk to...

    That is exactly what I do. I allow the chunk to cool to room temperature from being in the freezer and then fill the remainder with warm honey.
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