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    Re: Storing honey question

    Honey is mostly sugars so it doesn't really expand. Plastic fine in freezer. You can let it warm up anyplace
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    Re: Storing honey question

    Josh
    I do store extra honey I don't bottle in 5 gallon buckets. My spring /early summer honey I tend to bottle more because it takes a long time to granulate. Fall honey a different story,...
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    Re: Finished my addition on my honey room

    Thanks
    I have an account with grainger. I did try to find one but there were so many
    Any chance you could send me the model #
    Thanks
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    Re: Finished my addition on my honey room

    Hi Johng
    I have basically the same setup as you. We're did you get that float switch on the clarifier
    Thanks rick
  5. Thread: Extracting

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    Re: Extracting

    Will the honey clear on its own with out filtering if you let it sit long enough in warmed bottling tank?
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    Re: Maxant clarifier and filter questions

    Thanks for the tip
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    Maxant clarifier and filter questions

    Bought a used double wall heated clarifier, one that has 3 removable partitions. One is a couple inches lower, I guessing that one goes in on the end were the honey comes in from extractor?
    Also...
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    building comb around queen cups, pic

    Day 13 queen cells in finish colony. After they were capped I put super back on
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    What to do with weak over wintered hives

    I have 3 hives that were in double deeps and 3 nucs that over wintered but now are weak ( 1/2 frame of brood) some had new queens in July . They don't seem to be building up. Should I join 2 or 3 of...
  10. Re: Melting cappings in water jacketed bottling tank?

    If you use tank for wax how do you clean it to bottle honey
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    Re: We will build our hive bodies...

    I agree
  12. Re: Honey Hive Farms, Give away!!! Win One of Three Prizes for 2014!!!

    count me in
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    Re: Time to a Fully Drawn Frame

    I cought a swarm the end of last June . Put them in a deep. When they were ready for a 2nd hive body all I had left were mediums with foundation. I had to put one per week,as they were drawing it...
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    Re: HITS method of mite control

    I don't treat, last year 10 going into winter 10 coming out. This year 34 going into winter and 26 comIng out this spring, 2 of those where lost because of mouse guards got moved.
  15. Re: What to do with overwintered hives that are weak

    Hi tony
    What did you do with the extra queens
    Rick
  16. Re: What to do with overwintered hives that are weak

    2 deeps
  17. What to do with overwintered hives that are weak

    Have several hives that have made it through and upstate NY winter. Upon inspection only have a 4 inch patch of brood on one frame.
    Is their anything that could be done or just leave them and see if...
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    Re: Where to get metal for covers?

    Better bee has just the metal pans . That work great if you limited for time. They are about $7.00 each and you have to buy 10
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    Re: Tending Bees for Winter Apitheripy

    I have an ob hive in my bedroom . The one with 5 frames below and a single frame above, like the one they sell at brushy mountain. I started it in July and they still have capped honey in the single...
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    Re: Treatment-Free, Winter 2012-2013, How's it going?

    Lost 3 out of 20 and and all of 14 Nucs still going strong
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    Re: Would queen stop laying already?

    Didn't see her yesterday ,could have missed her, and before that I had not been in hive for about 5 to 6 weeks.
    Didn't see any swarm cells either.
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    Would queen stop laying already?

    Upstate NY
    Hive is 1 deep on bottom and 3 mediums. Deep basiicly empty. 1 st and 2nd medium 5-6 frames capped brood each, some solid brood, with a couple of small patches of larva, no eggs all cells...
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    Re: Need Better Idea for Filtering Honey

    I uncap into a basket and put frames right into extractor. Strain with double stainless steel screen right out of extractor. Honey was nice and warm between 80- 90 deg and had about 120 lbs go right...
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    Re: 20 hives - what sort of gear do you use?

    what i was looking for was trying to fiqure out if the stainless steel uncapping tanks like the ones dadant and maxant sell are worth the extra money. will they save time and make things go smoother
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    Re: 20 hives - what sort of gear do you use?

    what does everybody use for uncapping tanks/ tubs. have a twenty frame extractor, i will need to hold frames while extractor is running
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