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  1. Re: Does honey sell online? How do I increase online sales?

    My 2 cents is the cost of freight and the fact that if it requires shipping it's no longer "local" will make online sales challenging to say the least. In the states being local (fresh, raw, pure)...
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    Re: wax melter for candles

    Not cheap, but it's going to be what you're looking for. Maxant has a 6GT wax melter. I too have found the temp of the wax is very important when making candles. To this point for small candles I...
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    Re: 5 frame nuc entrance?

    I'm sorry if it appeared I was defending them. I was only asking.
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    Re: 5 frame nuc entrance?

    What keeps you from double stacking them? Make some that are exactly 9 5/8" tall and don't put bottoms on them. Stack them on regular nuc boxes. I've got at least one of them per nuc box I've got....
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    Re: Size reduction

    Make sure there are no brood in the hive bodies you remove. That being said, yes remove any unused hive bodies. Bees seem to do better in smaller spaces. However, watch them closely, when they...
  6. Re: Uh oh im gonna try ditch the full bee suit...

    I've not worn a suit in years. Not worn gloves either. I wear jeans and a T-shirt. Most often I don't get any trouble, if I do it's one or two stings from my mishandling. I'm not brave, I simply...
  7. Thread: Honey Jars

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    Re: Honey Jars

    I would go broke washing all of mine. From the supplier they come in a large box in a large clear bag. They say washing them is not required nor recommended. I've never seem any production debris...
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    Re: Let's talk Ross Rounds

    I put them in the 4"x 4" x1.25" clear cassette case. I have a band label that I center and rap around the edges. They cost @$1.25 apiece (in 100 bulk including freight) the label costs @$.25 and I...
  9. Thread: Tenbears?

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    Re: Tenbears?

    You're very welcome. Ironically I'm building 4 of them now. In all honesty I couldn't figure out a reasonable way to market it. Knowing that and how much I've learned from other beekeepers I...
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    Re: Exporting honey to Europe

    Due to the possibility of American Foulbrood I was under the impression it could not be imported. When I flew into Paris 7-8 years ago there was a huge wall notice saying do not bring in honey from...
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    Re: Tenbears?

    Here, here...

    I too used to post here and Beemaster frequently but got tired of bad info going out by folks selling themselves as experts. They usually have a political bent that's...
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    Mann Lakw EZ Fill / Nassenheider

    I bought this Nassenheider 4-5 years ago direct from Germany. I need to burn off some profits and I thought I'd need it when I moved into my honey shack. Fast forward to present I've used it twice....
  13. Looking for Mann Lake 24 or 48 radial extractor reviews

    Considering upgrading to the 48 radial with the auger from my Dadant 20/36. Would love to hear from some folks with experience with the Mann Lake 24 or 48 radial extractors.
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    Re: Bottling tank for melting cappings

    You're more than welcome. I've gotten tons of ideas here so I'm more than willing to share what's worked for me.
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    Re: Bottling tank for melting cappings

    I buy an old pillow case. Fill it with the cappings and drop it back into the bottling tank. I tie the top of the bag up and hang it from an A-frame ladder. As it melts I'll raise it a few inches...
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    Re: Best Varroa Treatment

    Depends on the value of your time. I used to do Oxcalic acid but wasn't really happy with the results and hated having to come and repeat the treatment 3 separate weeks. It took 5 minutes per hive....
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    Re: Dadant 32 frame extractor

    I have the same thing. I pulled all the belts and motor off and went with the new one about 8 or so years ago. About $500 and I had to replace the sealed bottom bearing. I had to cut the main...
  18. A little TV news article that ran on a beekeeper last week.

    https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/keeping-you-honest-lees-summit-beekeeper-opens-second-honor-stand-to-sell-honey

    There's a short advertisement at the beginning unfortunately. I must say...
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    Re: 2nd honor stand built

    The roads I set up on are the ones where the hives are visible. You're selling local honey. No one asks if the honey is local, they can see the hives. You need a safe location for the customer to...
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    Re: 2nd honor stand built

    The paint will be very similar with a large logo on the door this time. The base is 3' wide by 4' deep. The stand is 2' deep by 3' wide The roof is the same size as the base with 3" hanging over...
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    Re: 2nd honor stand built

    I do have a 5 Reconix cameras I use to review the wildlife on my land. I bought one of them for my stand and even got the guard for it. Upon thinking about it a thief would rather steal (or damage)...
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    2nd honor stand built

    Just finished building my 2nd honor stand. Now the fun starts... painting it. For those of you who say you can't sell your honey successfully consider one of these. It cost me about $500 in...
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    Re: Best way to process beeswax

    With the quantity that you've I started using a 16 gallon double boiler. Dump all the cappings in an old pillow case you can buy from a thrift store for $1. Put a few cups of water in with the...
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    Re: CCD and Genetics

    Welcome to the forum. First post and you dive in on CCD? It's the deep end of the pool. ;) Not sure where you're getting your info but CCD (assuming it actually existed) hasn't shown up in...
  25. Re: Rotatable Broodframe Beehives - did they work, and what became of them?

    I remember that. I'd say since there's no response short of mine it wasn't financially viable to produce much less get anyone to plunk down money.
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