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    Re: new apiary law proposal for NY

    yeah thats pretty nuts. Will need specifics for sure.
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    Re: new apiary law proposal for NY

    more BS rules so someone can justify their salary
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    Re: How close can I set my hives

    my apiary has a U shape with 45 total hives ( made up of large hives and 4/4/4 nucs) i have probably 12-15 feet between the long side and the fronts of the hives all pointing "out of the U"
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    Re: Apivar Dosage question

    me too mate. Im only 5 years in now. Ive tried treatment free which was disastrous. Ive tried treating without testing with some successes and some failures and now ive become a believer in alcohol...
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    Re: Stainless uncapping tank

    yes exactly im going to be getting a wax spinner next year also.
    I have always just extracted straight through a double sieve into a 5 gallon bucket but now i have the maxant double filter to fun...
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    Re: Stainless uncapping tank

    i was really blessed in finding a bunch of extracting equipment in an estate sale. I dont know the brand of the clarifying tank but it has two heaters, 3 baffles and is large. Its 40 inches long,...
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    Re: Stainless uncapping tank

    yup i like this gadget but my wife likes to use the cappings wax for candles so this is a no go.
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    Re: Stainless uncapping tank

    im REALLY tempted to pull the trigger on a chain uncapper. My concern is that ive heard they will block up filters really quickly with wax fragments as opposed to an uncapping plane.
    What has your...
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    Re: Apivar Dosage question

    well i certainly appreciate your opinion mate. However i will continue to do what keeps my bees alive. My mite counts are NOT zero despite these treatments.
    But by all means feel free to do with...
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    Re: Stainless uncapping tank

    its more than that. Im a doc so i work long hours. I dont have an infinite amount of time for this hobby. I need to make extracting as efficient as possible. We use the grey tub also because we also...
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    Re: Apivar Dosage question

    yeah even here its tough lol we are watching the weather forecasts like a hawk to pick out the 10day stretches with temps less than 85. Ah well if beekeeping were easy everyone would do it lol
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    Re: 23 mites per sample-what to do?

    formic pro. 2 strips per hive.
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    Re: Apivar Dosage question

    I agree with you do what works.

    I do OAV in the spring, formic pro mid summer and apivar at about the end of august after the last of the supers are taken and exctracted. Then they get 4 rounds of...
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    Re: Apivar Dosage question

    I agree with you do what works.

    I do OAV in the spring, formic pro mid summer and apivar at about the end of august after the last of the supers are taken and exctracted. Then they get 4 rounds of...
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    Re: Stainless uncapping tank

    youre about the same as me and i JUST bought the stainless steel mannlake one.
    So i would say its time to upgrade mate.
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    Re: Apivar Dosage question

    its certainly pricey but effective.
    For me with 25 hives 23x 10 F deeps and 18 michael palmer style 4/4/4 nucs i use 136 strips. ($367.20 for the late summer/early fall treatment). Is it expensive?...
  17. Re: OA vaporization is probably safe with honey supers - here's my calculations

    THIS
  18. Re: Free shipping on 5 gallon buckets - maybe more items!

    yup same for me.
  19. Thread: Maxant Wax Melter

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    Re: Maxant Wax Melter

    no worries mate happy to help
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    Re: Maxant Wax Melter

    cleaning the tank is a breeze. Heat melts wax. Empty the dirty water from the bottom. Remove the thin remaining wax cake at the top. Fill tank with water and eat to max temp then drain all water out...
  21. Thread: Maxant Wax Melter

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    Re: Maxant Wax Melter

    it has two taps the lower being for draining water the upper for draining wax.
    Fill with water to above the upper tap.
    Then put ur wax in. Melt to about 185F and stir every now and then while its...
  22. Thread: Maxant Wax Melter

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    Re: Maxant Wax Melter

    yup i have one love it. I did all the wax cappings from 20 medium supers Wed night. Couldnt be easier.
  23. Thread: The Hive Butler

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    Re: The Hive Butler

    bloody great idea but far too expensive for an extruded plastic box. I do love the functionality though. If these were a 3rd the price they would get my business. I use the large plastic tubs from...
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    Re: Advice Needed for Hauling Hives

    I moved my bees just 90 mins last august or so and i made up fully screened covers for the top and drove with them on the back of the trailer with the outer covers off to provide max ventilation. I...
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    Re: Queen right hive with laying workers?

    yup i had a drone layer this year had to give her the big squish and replace her.
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