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    Re: Searching for Nuc entrance disks

    I have no complaints about Mann Lake steel discs.

    https://www.mannlakeltd.com/steel-entrance-disc-4-positions

    >"I find that the 4 1/2" ones commonly sold by bee outfits get propolized in place...
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    A strong hive will clean up mold and minor moth...

    A strong hive will clean up mold and minor moth damage in a jiffy.
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    Re: I hope this is just mold...

    maybe moth damage?
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    I never noticed a problem. I do run a lot of...

    I never noticed a problem. I do run a lot of slatted racks.
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    Re: Does anybody reverse/flip bottom boards?

    I consider the 3/4" height entrance too easily accessed by mice, robbers and yellow jackets, so I use the 3/8" height entrance year round. If you watch during yellow jacket season they just fly right...
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    Re: Sideliner preferred way to render beeswax?

    Solar melter for cappings. Mine fit five plus gallons a load. Gives back fairly clean wax and cooked honey
    Steam melter to melt down old combs. Doesn't pay really. You need to recover the cost of...
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    Re: Alternatives to Wooden Beehives?

    Agreed. I have said it before also. I tried wine boxes, Styrofoam fish boxes etc. Also stay away from old bee boxes, the wood has already started to rot inside. An on sale new commercial box is your...
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    Charlie ahem! USED 2016 Tacoma. Let's keep to...

    Charlie ahem! USED 2016 Tacoma. Let's keep to the true facts.
    And as you have seen a picture of my latest quake proof stand, that is only 300' away from the Canada Fault line, your mother of stands...
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    Re: Alternatives to Wooden Beehives?

    I agree that you can't beat a negotiated purchase from a supplier. Like Jim said, you can assemble almost anywhere and have pro grade equipment.
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    Re: Processing large quantities of beeswax

    My melters were built off plans from some college about 40+ years ago similar to the plans on Beesource. They easily fit 5 gallon plus of cappings. On good hot sunny days five gallons melt easily. In...
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    Re: Processing large quantities of beeswax

    >My plan was to process it all via a solar wax melter, but I've found that, with the amount of beeswax I have, it'll simply take too many years to process it all this way.

    Huh? I melt a five...
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    This goes for all woodenware also. I have honey...

    This goes for all woodenware also. I have honey supers that I have used for 50 years, stored inside during winter. My solar melter is used anually for 40+ years and also put in storage during the...
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    Re: Solar Wax Melter for JW Palmer

    I am of the opinion double pane glass does not add much of an advantage.
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    Re: Skunks

    For just a few hives something like this works for me:


    https://i.postimg.cc/RZwkqcrg/2019-09-27-10-27-22.jpg
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    Stacking boxes high has not not helped me with my...

    Stacking boxes high has not not helped me with my manhood issues.
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    Re: Foam filled tires

    For landscaping I had a 722 and a 743 Bobcat with pneumatic tires, good ride and lots of flats on construction sites. Then I went to a S185 with foam filled tires. On soil one doesn't notice to much...
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    Re: Why do Beeks stack supers so high?

    Because I only want to harvest and extract each hive once annually if possible.
  18. Re: Contradiction: 12 fluid oz per pound or about 12 lbs per gallon?

    Mann Lake honey container boxes are sold marked with honey weight.
    Commercial jars are sold marked with water weight.
    A slight difference in the level containers are filled to can make a...
  19. >>>The plywood is very cheap stuff, thin, but it...

    >>>The plywood is very cheap stuff, thin, but it should hold up a season or two.

    As someone experienced in making baithives out of wine boxes, packing crates and styrofoam fish packing boxes.....I...
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    Re: Bumpy top of candle

    >The easiest way to combat this is to make sure the wax is at the proper pouring temperature and to protect the molds

    What is the proper pouring temperature?

    I made more than usual and still...
  21. Re: So, what did you scrounge today? Braggin encouraged

    This is a late '80s tank, not welded. But plumbed together with gasket-ed fittings. They do not stock the gaskets 30 years later.
  22. I was given free this '80s vintage two piece...

    I was given free this '80s vintage two piece Dadant bottling tank but it is hours and new parts away from being usable. Still seeking an experienced mentor to advise me on it's repair. Penny and Kent...
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    Topbar hives do not require treatments. They have...

    Topbar hives do not require treatments. They have natural size cells making them resistant to varroa mite. I wish I could figure out why the two I have die out every year or two.
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    What do the two rusty rods on the water level...

    What do the two rusty rods on the water level sightglass do?
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    The problem is the two tanks are not welded...

    The problem is the two tanks are not welded together. The hot water between the tanks leaks into the honey. Whatever original waterproof fittings the tank came with are missing. I need to return it...
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