Frustrated with honey gates! Help!
I have been bottling a lot of honey this year. It's been a fabulous honey production year for us but I have gotten to where I dread bottling because of the stupid honey gates! I have bought them already in the bucket, installed them myself, had my hubby install them, gotten them from many different companies, and they are all cr@p! During bottling, they leak from every which way (sometimes even when closed), especially if the bucket is really full. Is there any brand or alternative out there? Or, do I just need to suck it up and deal with crumby honey gates and be thankful for such a big harvest? Help, please! Any suggestions welcome!
South Florida, 9 hives, TF, foundation free, slatted racks, bottom entrances, zone 10b