Thanks for the info.
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Thanks for the info.
That is a nice melting tank. Would you be willing to give us some details on dims., where to purchase heating element & how it is all assembled. Thanks
I used a treadmill motor & controls. Takes a lot of rigging but worked good.
The way I made my vaporizer it works fine. It may not work with other designs.
I made boards the size of entrance reducers without the openings. Then I drilled a hole in it. this closes the hive up and gives me a place to inject the vapor.
You can pull a frame at a time. Shake and brush bees off.Put frames in another box and cover it. This is a lot slower but it works.
Get a large shallow pan and put hay ,pine needles or something similar in pan. Pour honey in and bees can climb in and out on the straw.
Pints and qts. work for us.
Fine wax particles and trapped air. You need to let your honey set in bucket for a few days. Then skim the particles off.
Last year I noticed that I didn't have as many hive beetles. I thought that it might have been because of such a cold winter in 2017. This year I have seen only 1 beetle out of 16 hives and 8 nucs ....
I purchased a new 20 frame Dadant extractor last month. It didn't come with a honey gate. It has a 2" inch threaded opening in it. I would like to find a metal 2" honey gate to go on it.Does anyone...
I used Maqs a few years ago. I used them not long after purchasing them. I put them on according to instructions and temp. out side was within stated temps. Within a short time I had a huge amount...
I use #8 on my sbb .It works great. Had some with larger mesh and had a lot of bees get in oil. Have not had this problem since switching.
Contact Kelley and tell them about it. They should replace it.
Valleybeesupply.com has cappings bags. I bought two from them that I use in my Kelly two frame extractor. My extractor has two baskets for the frames. I put the bags in the baskets. Works better if...
I got my first hive last april. Trapped another hive in july.Today I have found capped swam cells in one hive and uncapped swarm cells in the other hive.Today was not a good day to open up the hives...