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    Re: Weighing Beehives-Winter Weight

    Michigan Mike I use the same method and scale, been doing it for years I shoot for 125 lbs in 2 deeps works great for me
  2. Thread: Kelley Beekeeping

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    Kelley Beekeeping

    Anyone having problems with Kelley beekeeping I received an order with 2 broken pieces and tried to contact them , one phone number is not inservice and the other one you get an answering service , I...
  3. Thread: Hive lifter

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    Re: Hive lifter

    I got it touch with them and they don’t make one that will lift a bee hive .
  4. Thread: Hive lifter

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    Hive lifter

    Has anyone tried one of these ? http://herculifts.com/herculifts-for-bees/
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    John I sent you a PM
    Thanks Chet
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    Re: How's it going in the cold

    This is how we do it !!!
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    Johno I did make 3 with the tube on the bottom of the bowl , the bend is a weak point 2 out of the 3 I made broke at the bend over time
  8. Thread: FLIR image

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    Re: FLIR image

    Some more pics 44811 44813
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    Re: FLIR image

    I have a seek 44809 this is 5 nucís
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    Re: Selling honey in PA.

    No help it’s like a second full time job
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    Re: Selling honey in PA.

    If they show up I do what ever they want , I know a guy that has been selling honey to supermarkets for the past 30 year without ever getting inspected, this year they showed up , he had to fix a few...
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    Re: Selling honey in PA.

    No he was not out, we keep are Kraft shows to 3 a year, i do get inspected 2 time a year for selling nuc's and Jeff are bee inspector said it is not that big of deal to get inspected to sell...
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    Re: Selling honey in PA.

    We also have liability insurance, you just never know!
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    Re: Selling honey in PA.

    We do a couple kraft shows a year then we sell the rest of our honey at a small honey stand on the proper4461544615
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    I have been using the cheap generator from harbor freight for two years now and have not Had any problems with it , I have been treating 100 hives without a problem
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    I made 3 with the S type tube 2 of them cracked at the bottom bend ,I think with the high heat and the weakening of the tube from the bending caused the tube to crack over time I replaced all 3 with...
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    Re: wrapping hives in a cold climate

    Micheal Palmer uses nothing but tar paper with great success !! 2in of Styrofoam on top with a top entrance for ventilation
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    Re: Beekeepers running for office

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    Crofter I found that bending the copper tube weakens it and over time it will crack { ask me how i know } so i switched mine back to about 1 3/4 of the bottom
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    I welded a copper plate on the bottom and then put in a 1/4 aluminum plug , my recovery time is about 20 sec
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    Dadant clariflier M00550

    I am looking to add a clariflier to are honey house any one have any input on the Dadant Controller 1 M00550

    Thanks You
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    I got them on eBay
    HAMMOND 1591TSBK ENCLOSURE, MULTIPURPOSE, ABS, BLACK 1 piece
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    Laketrout I made one with 3/16 steel brake line , I did have a problem with it clogging up when it was about 2 in long so I cut it down to 1 1/2 now it does not clog , I did 50 hives today without a...
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    It's funny John , I did one yard that has 40 hives the first 20 or so I had no clogging than it started to clog , in one of my other yards there is 15 hives no clogging at all i might cut a 1/4...
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    Re: Band heater vaporizer.

    Hey John I replaced the copper tube today with the steel brake line tube , 1 3/8 off the bottom works great It won’t bend and I think it will hold the heat better , It was tough to weld it to the...
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