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    Extracting Lines

    Anyone using extracting line from Lyson or Paradise Honey. Looking for pros and cons on these systems.
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    Re: Lyson Polystyrene Hives

    We have been using another brand of hive but very similar to Lyson. Our bees live in a climate of extremes. The change of temperature is conducive to moisture in a hive. I have not seen this with...
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    Re: Cleaning Honey Equipment

    Our food Inspector does not allow the use of bleach. Vinegar and only certain dish soaps are allowed. Only those approved by the food inspectors here are allowed.
  4. Thread: Cappings

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    Re: Cappings

    That is good to know. I had one fellow tell me he was not impressed with his but he was new to beekeeping and I was not sure of his assessment. Another question. Are you using the Lyson extracting...
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    Re: Cappings

    What size is yours and how many frames an hour will it handle?
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    Re: Cappings

    Still looking for comments from someone using a capping's extruder?
  7. Re: Side-by-side comparison - wooden hives vs. foam hives

    We having been using a few of these "foam" hives on an experimental basis. Our bees winter outside in conditions down to -40C. Our normal way of wintering is to group 4 hives together and use an...
  8. Thread: Cappings

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    Cappings

    Has anyone had any experience with wax capping extruders? Pros? Cons?
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    Re: Exporting Honey to China

    We sold honey at Agrabition last year. We had two different groups from China wanting to import honey. They wanted it bottled and enough to fill small ocean containers. One of the problems we had was...
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    Cappings

    Has anyone had any experience with wax capping extruders? Pros? Cons?
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    SNL

    Had a problem with the postal service loosing an order. SNL made things right. Nice to deal with people like that.
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    Re: pulling honey ideas looking for feed back

    The real big producers around us all use a crew with blowers and a rack for the supers with a chute..
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    Re: Infared heat for hotroom

    We have floor heat. I am not sure it would be better than the infared. We use solid pallets with a drip rail to keep honey off the floor. The solid pallet keeps the heat from rising through the...
  14. Re: ABJ article, page 1148 , "It is the Mites because"

    No doubt the number one problems we have is mites. Having said that I do have a concern about the use of pesticides. This year we had a lot of people using insecticides in our area. I asked several...
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    Re: Honey House and sumps

    We use the large sump made by Maxant. You just never know what the food inspectors are going to come up with. They seem about as stable as the weather. Our honey house has the metal panels that are...
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    Re: Honey House and sumps

    Our food inspecter takes a dim view of in floor sumps. In time they tell me that any place with them will not get approved.
  17. Re: wax/ propolis : removing it from cement floors

    Our food inspector would shut us down if we used something that was not approved by them. We use Ian's method.
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    Re: Lyson Polystyrene Hives

    Do not nock them until you try them. We have been testing them for a couple of years using. Our bees are in two deeps. We have had up to 4 wooden hives on top of them for honey. They work fine for...
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    Re: Question About Commercial Process

    Looking for the "like" button.
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    Re: Canadian wnter losses

    One of our best years. The only thing we did different was treat the hive three times with OA. We had one yard that we lost 10 out of 50. All other yards run from 1 to 3. The only thing different...
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    Re: Canadian wnter losses

    We are through the last of the yards. Winter losses came in at 8.7 percent.
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    Re: Canadian wnter losses

    Got into 2 more yards today. So far 5 yards and losses are 5.7 per cent.
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    Re: Canadian wnter losses

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    One of the things we are facing this spring. This yard was drifted in. If you take note of the four small circles in the snow there are hives under there. The heat produced by the bees has...
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    Re: Canadian wnter losses

    We are about half way through our hives and losses are at 9 percent. Some of our hives are still under snow and a couple of yards we cannot get to just yet.
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    Re: Hot room design

    If I remember right ours was every 24 inches.

    As mentioned insulate below the floor but we ran it around the outside as well. We do not have cheap power like Ian.
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