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    Re: SPLIT TOP FRAMES FOR COMB HONEY

    Kelley was continuing to make them on special order with a 1000 frame minimum plus a set up fee. That was a couple of years ago before the Mann Lake buyout. Don't know if that's still an option.
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    Re: Dadant two piece heated bottling tank

    The original hardware looks about the same as yours shown here except the bolts are shorter and have wing nuts. I assume yours has the original thin rubber seals along the top edge of the tanks which...
  3. Re: Doolittle split excluder for nuc on top of deep

    Cloverdale, I have one of these excluders exactly like the one in the picture. I bought it from a vendor at an HAS conference about 8 years ago. I don't know who made them or if they ever made it to...
  4. Re: Hive Assembly Question? What Type of glue works and or what can be substituted ?

    " I would like to hear the comparative experience of the folks who have used both the bare wire and the wood bound items."

    I used only wood bound excluders for years but switched to wire bound...
  5. Thread: Top Feeder Setup

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    Re: Top Feeder Setup

    No, I haven't used these plugs but BetterBee says to insert them into a 1 7/8" hole.
    I doubt they would post this on their site if it was incorrect. I'm guessing if you contact
    them they can...
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    Re: Queen Cell incubator

    https://gabees.com/product/g43-mobile-queen-cell-nursery/
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    Re: Observation hives at school and liability

    I've been making presentations in elementary schools with an observation hive (Ulster) for the past 8-10 years. The subject of liability has never come up and I always figured the school was more at...
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    Re: Dadant two piece heated bottling tank

    I have the exact same tank, purchased new in 1993. Dadant still makes this tank, with modifications to the water inlet and the cover. The new ones no longer have the opening to hold a bucket in place...
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    Re: Extending Shelf Life of 2:1 Sugar Syrup

    Okay, thanks for the feedback. For longevity mix 2:1 and keep it cold...got it.

    Now I'm going to hijack my own thread and ask a second question. Let's say I have 2:1 left from fall feeding
    and...
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    Re: Extending Shelf Life of 2:1 Sugar Syrup

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    Whoa! Good for you...that would be worth it for sure.
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    Re: Extending Shelf Life of 2:1 Sugar Syrup

    No spoilage certainly sounds attractive Frank, but I'm not within driving distance of Mann Lake. What price are you getting per gallon. Catalog price is $14.00 a gallon in 5 gallon pails.
    Even with...
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    Extending Shelf Life of 2:1 Sugar Syrup

    I hate mixing sugar syrup every time I need a few gallons. I like to mix about 30 gallons at a time and I use an old heated bottling tank.
    I draw it off in 5 gallon plastic jugs and pour from that...
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    Re: Advice for sealing concrete floor extraction room

    Epoxy makes a nice durable surface but I wasn't able to use it in my honey house. My floor sweats a little when
    the humidity gets high in the summer and was advised not to use epoxy by those who...
  14. Thread: Honey House Pump

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    Re: Honey House Pump

    Glad your pump is working well for you. I bought this same pump new three years ago for $850 and I'm very pleased with it.
    Was just looking on the Maxant website and noticed it is now priced at...
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    Re: Melting down burr comb with larvae

    Solar wax melter with 16th inch rough strainer above the pan it flows into.
  16. Thread: Runny Honey

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    Re: Runny Honey

    The determining factor of whether honey is ready to extract is moisture content. Honey above 18.6% moisture is in danger of fermenting because of the natural yeasts in
    honey. The higher the moisture...
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    Re: Quaility and Service Issues at Dadant

    I agree...can't see enough detail either. What model extractor is this? When did you purchase it? What was the warranty? They are going to "mail" you a replacement extractor?

    I understand your...
  18. Thread: How Much honey?

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    Re: How Much honey?

    Latest USDA Report...

    https://downloads.usda.library.cornell.edu/usda-esmis/files/hd76s004z/j098zm46r/d504rv45m/hony0519.pdf
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    Re: Queen excluder modifications

    Yes, that's been my experience as well. Also a pain when extracting because it remains in the comb and throws the extractor out of balance.
  20. Thread: Bucket feeder

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    Re: Bucket feeder

    Yes, 190 proof grain alcohol. Dip an old toothbrush in the bottle, brush it on both sides of the screen for a few seconds and rinse with water...works great.
    I learned this from someone who makes...
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    Re: what size hole for a mason jar feeder?

    "My question is what size hole bit do I need to do this? Quart Mason jars"

    Through much trial and error I discovered that 2 13/16 was ideal. It's an odd size and I used a forstner bit which was...
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    Re: Hive color question

    Color isn’t a big deal. Most of mine are a gray earth tone that blends with the landscape. That’s important in my out yards where they often go unnoticed by thieves and/or vandals while unattended....
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    Re: Honey Differences Between Hives?

    I sometimes have honey on the same frame from different sources. One source dries up then other sources begin to bloom. The bees will put it wherever space is available. In my area there is usually a...
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    Re: 10 frame to 8 frame

    I agree with JW. Much easier to make follower boards than cutting down the boxes and it would accomplish the same thing. Would also maintain a better resale value for your equipment if it hasn't been...
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    Re: March Madness Sale Monopoly

    Competition always benefits the consumer. I don't like what I'm seeing here when 3 companies are combined into 1. Mann Lake, Kelley, and Brushy Mountain all began as family owned businesses. When...
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