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  1. Re: need a hand from those who have a maxant bottling tank

    mate thats perfect thanks so much!
  2. need a hand from those who have a maxant bottling tank

    Hi team. I have a 16gallon maxant bottling tank i picked up used from an estate sale and its in working condition except that it has the bolt missing that is removed to drain the water out of it.
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    Re: How much Beeswax from Comb?

    i have the maxant wax melter and it works but man its a time consuming thing and i find i have to process the wax more than once to get it nice and clean.
    My wife wants the wax for candles but im...
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    Re: When does grafting season end?

    So i have been grafting queens since 2016.
    I would say being generous i suck at it. Having said that this year i got 33 queen cells from my 45 grafted cells.
    I ended up with 29 mated queens at the...
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    honey pump and filter

    does anyone have a used honey pump and inline filter they are looking to get rid of?
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    Re: What have you found to be the best way to

    i tried the smelly stuff in the past with the fume board without much success. This year i made triangular escape boards so we will see how well they work!
  7. Thread: New York

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    Re: New York

    my strongest hive is working on finishing super #4 ( mediums) already!
    Still no swarms caught this year which is weird. I have multiple swarm traps up in same locations at last year where i caught...
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    Re: Rotating Treatments Question

    im using OAV early spring, Formic pro in summer, Apivar after honey is pulled then OAV again in Late Fall and again when broodless in Winter.
  9. Thread: Maxant Industries

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    Re: Maxant Industries

    my maxant gear is awesome too.
    Holy smokes the 20F extractor i got from them is an absolute beast.
  10. Thread: 2019 NUC Prices

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    Re: 2019 NUC Prices

    I sold nucs this year for $165 for 5 frames with cardboard nuc box, plug, and a 2019 grafted queen from my best survivor queen ( 2016 queen).
    Didnt seem an unreasonably high price compared to others...
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    Re: New York

    yup really.
  12. Thread: New York

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    Re: New York

    i spoke with the inspector about that specifically. I told him i dont want him on my property without a brand new hive tool, using my smoker and wearing clean clothing.
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    Re: Quaility and Service Issues at Dadant

    I couldnt agree more. My maxant gear is excellent. And NO WAY should you be paying to ship their poor workmanship back to them thats outrageous.
  14. Thread: New York

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    Re: New York

    absolutely! This whole afb outbreak is scary. Would make sense to ensure ALL Beeks in the surrounding areas know about it ASAP.
    I have called the inspector and he is coming to check my hives on...
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    Re: New York

    i have had one hive supercede after FP treatment. No biggie.
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    Re: New York

    yeah not good lol i have TOO MANY BEES!!!
  17. Thread: New York

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    Re: New York

    found a hive today with 3 frames of queen cells
    => found queen still thankfully and made splits
  18. Re: Relocating a new Split back next to parent hive

    mate i almost never move the splits away from the main apiary. Occasionally you have to add a shake of bees a few days later if there has been significant drift but basically the two mile thing for...
  19. Re: is there some trick to posting in the for sale section?

    never mind i figured it out.
  20. is there some trick to posting in the for sale section?

    am i missing something?
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    Re: Dropped Frame, Queen Survive?

    if it makes you feel better ive done this a few times and the queen has been fine each time
  22. Thread: Super Size?

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    Re: Super Size?

    without tooting my own trumpet ive been a body builder for 24 years now and 6 years ago when i started beekeeping i used all deeps ( brood boxes and supers).
    I have changed that idea and am only...
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    Re: This article mentions beesource

    seems little to debate really.
  24. Thread: How Much honey?

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    Re: How Much honey?

    really tough question to answer so many variables involved.
    My best hive over the last 3 years has given me 80lbs + ( at least 2 medium supers of capped honey)
    I have had hives produce 2 deeps and...
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    Re: Question about telescoping cover

    With the exception of boxes ( cheaper to buy than to make) i build all my own bases/inner covers/outer covers/ snelgrove boards/ cloake boards/robbing screens/ nuc boxes etc
    -> FAR cheaper and quite...
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