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    Re: Heat on Infused Honey

    We cut the peppers in half and leave them in the honey a few weeks on our kitchen counter - time and room temp works just fine
  2. Thread: Creamed honey

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    Re: Creamed honey

    I can't recall the persons name that fine tuned the making of creamed honey (about 80 years ago) but he found the ideal temp to be 57 degrees, we use a wine cooler with a outdoor sending unit to a...
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    Re: I can't find "creamed honey" in town

    Creamed, spun, wipped - all "creamed honey" their are more names used, can't think of them right now - raw honey is crystalized honey (proving it's raw) if it's butter smooth use it if not get...
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    Re: Creamed honey

    We sell quite a bit of creamed honey - it's our best individual seller. You don't consider your starter as an additional cost = if you add 6 lb's starter to fifty lb.s honey like we do you end up...
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    Re: Dipping tank metal gauge

    Sorry I didn't read your post and assumed you were talking about a candle dipping tank
    Dave
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    Re: Dipping tank metal gauge

    I cut the top off a gallon paint thinner can, screwed 1x2 pine strips to the outside to make it rigid. We put a roaster pan with 2-3" of water in it on a turkey fryer burner set as low as it would...
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    Re: My new extractor dolly

    That looks a lot like my set up, my deck is a little bigger with some 1x2 nailed down to keep the pail under the gate. I used 4" wheels because that's what I had, try Harbor Freight for casters
  8. Thread: Bee Blower

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    Re: Bee Blower

    A Toro gas leaf blower, works well out of the box, I fashioned a end similar to a crevis tool on a vacuum to concentrate the air between frames. If you look around for a sale about $125.00. They also...
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    Re: Preventing an extractor from walking?

    Use castor's you'll never look back. They act as shock absorbers and take all the stress off the extractor, mine will set there and wiggle a little until it balances out, I've never had it move more...
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    Re: keeping them locked in for oav treatment

    I use a swim noodle, cut in strips about an inch or so because they are round you get a wedge shape, cut about an inch or so longer than needed (it will tuck in) slide in your vaporizer, tuck in the...
  11. Thread: Hive Jacker

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    Re: Hive Jacker

    Thank you, I couldn't find anything on it. It looks simple enough for a fab guy to put together, I would buy one in a minute as long as the price was within reason.
    Dave
  12. Thread: Hive Jacker

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    Hive Jacker

    There is a older dvd "Natural beekeeping" that features this tool. It is used on the handholds of two supers and will lift the top one enough to insert a escape board. It also has two "shims" that...
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    Is My Greed Going To Backfire On Me?

    I have a small yard (12 hives) in the middle of 180 acres of alfalfa, They've been there all season. There is over 400 acres of woods and fields nearby. They have done really well on what ever is...
  14. Thread: Candle question

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    Re: Candle question

    If your in a area that has morel mushroom's - (here people will drive hours and hunt for hours for 10-20 and call it a successful day) get Mann Lake's morel mold, we sell 6-8 types and the mushroom...
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    Re: 1 pound Muth jars...

    I don't know how I forgot about Terry Klein. (T.M. Klein and sons) watch the spelling of the last name, you'll never find him with the common spelling. One of the nicest family's you'll ever meet. If...
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    Re: 1 pound Muth jars...

    Fillmore container is $11.05. They give you an " optimal quantity for shipping if you can use that many.
    Dave
  17. Re: has anyone tried using a hygrometer(for firewood) to test honey?

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    Sorry for the late response, busy time of the year. Used my Honey refractometer and lumber moisture tester. I guess that's what your asking about, any instrument that measures water is a...
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    Now what's wrong with the girls?

    Went to one of my yards, first thing I noticed was heavy bearding on most hives. I was planning to pull some honey, had my son over for a visit, he never worked bees. We pulled up next to the gate...
  19. Thread: Honey pricing

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    Re: Honey pricing

    Wow at $600.00 a pail, I'm on my way. I just bought 10 pails at $110.00 each.
    Dave
  20. Thread: Mann Lake???

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    Re: Mann Lake???

    The bottle says "do not freeze" = I didn't let it freeze, I did allow it to get cold but never below freezing. I never said I would be rude or disrespectful to anyone, but If I think I'm not being...
  21. Thread: Mann Lake???

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    Re: Mann Lake???

    I've only bought Mann Lake, except a few items they don't carry. That was until yesterday, I called and told them the Honey Bandit I bought from them last fall (sale) wasn't working, it would only...
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    Re: Pecan flavored creamed honey

    We use 12 oz. creamed honey containers from Blue Sky for our regular and cinnamon creamed honey, we get $7.00 for them. We're going to try the pecan and figure we need about .50 more to cover the...
  23. Thread: Farmers Market

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    Re: Farmers Market

    One more thing get some honey sticks with a display, it will cost you about a hundred bucks, people will run from across the street to buy some, that will get them at your table, have some sissors...
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    Re: Farmers Market

    We had the pleasure of visiting Charlestown last winter, what a beautiful city. My wife commented more than once "wow could we sell some honey here". We walked the entire farmers market, must be 5-6...
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    Re: Time to gather smoker fuel

    Wow, I thought I was the only person that used Sumac for - Iced tea (taste like raspberry) seasoning for hummus and other foods and the best smoker fuel, voted #1 by the bees and myself. Pine burn's...
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