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    used 30+ frame extractor

    Looking for a used extractor, minimum 30 frames. I'm located near Harrisburg PA, and can travel some.
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    Re: Xentari Questions

    I reached out to Valent regarding expiration date, and i got a response stating:

    "XenTari has an incredible shelf-life so you do not need to worry about expiration date. This particular lot was...
  3. Re: Preparing for the fall flow - preventing late swarms - please help.

    What are your mite levels? I had lots and lots of swarms last year- turns out my apivar strips were ineffective and the swarms were absconding swarms. OAV saved all my hives last year
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    Re: When is the northeast PA nectar flow?

    You shouldnt need to feed at all from March- August. This is the period when the bees will do their thing and make you a crop. Feeding is done only in the spring on very weak colonies or in the fall...
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    Manddhoney- did you buy the patties, or powder?...

    Manddhoney- did you buy the patties, or powder? Interesting they recommend just sprinkle powder on the top bars of bood box vs making patties
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    Cleaning Honey Equipment

    Hi All,

    I hate to start a second thread, but i was not getting the responses i was looking for in the equipment/hardware section.

    How are you larger beekeepers cleaning your extracting and...
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    Cleaning Honey Equipment

    How are you guys cleaning your larger pieces of equipment? Large extractors, tanks, hoses etc used for honey processing and storage? Obviously hot water whenever possible, but are you following...
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    I wonder if they are using apple juice made from...

    I wonder if they are using apple juice made from hand pollinated apples? 😉
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    How to best utilize Bulk Tank

    Hi All,

    I've recently acquired an insulated milk bulk tank with mixing paddle (for free). About 225 gal large.

    Assuming the paddle works and I can get it pumped with a temp controlled hot...
  10. Thread: Paint cans

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    Elmer, have you used the plastic paint cans? How...

    Elmer, have you used the plastic paint cans? How do they hold up? Do they hold a vaccume well? I get my cans from uline.com - they have a nearby DC so after factoring shipping they have best rate.
  11. Thread: Split

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    Just wait till dark, turn hive around and put a...

    Just wait till dark, turn hive around and put a branch/piece of wood or something in front of hive so the bees reorient when they leave in the morning. Keep it simple
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    Re: Small Scale farming- looking for input

    Already have the bees! Dont need all 3 acres for bee space though.

    Father in law makes hay, so that is covered if we did cattle. Plus our barn can house hay + animals.

    Already have 4 chickens...
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    Small Scale farming- looking for input

    Hi All,

    We recently bought a farmhouse on 4 acres of property. 1 acre houses the barn/house/garage , but we also have 3 acres that was soybeans last fall.

    The farmer harvested the soybeans,...
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    "Rotten" netflix series

    First episode is all about honey market and recent corruption with imported and tainted honey. Pretty interesting - about an hour long. Just passing along my findings to those with netflix.
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    Could you get permission to drill a hole in the...

    Could you get permission to drill a hole in the container, and mount a bait trap inside the container on a wall? Wouldnt be visible, hive could be removable and hole can be plugged if needed. Kill...
  16. It takes about 8 honey bees to equal the weight...

    It takes about 8 honey bees to equal the weight of 1 m&m. Wings beat 230 times/second. 1lb of honey = 2 million flower visits. A worker bee makes about 1/12 a teaspoon of honey in its life
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    Re: Semantics of the Nuc

    I'm pretty sure i've been sold a "nuc" that started out life 3 weeks earlier as a package dumped on some old comb. He made an easy $50 off me. Fool me once....
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