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    Freezing honey frames

    I'm wanting to harvest some capped honey frames, but I don't wish to process that straight away. My experience with storing them, is wax moth ends up getting into it.

    Can I simply freeze the...
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    Re: Help with solar wax melter

    Come to think of it, the wax was rather white looking to begin with. Maybe that's simply the reason why it came out white.

    I read that wax loses quality when it's exposed to certain high...
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    Re: Help with solar wax melter

    I threw out the old black slum gum comb, put fresh stuff in and it melted very well. I put a Thermometer in there but it got so hot that it exploded. The wax came out very white, does it supposed to...
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    Re: Repairing buckled supers

    I managed to fix the box up using clamps and screws. It's remarkable how well its turned out. I put in a good number of screws to give it extra life.

    crankhandl, do you use screws on both sides of...
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    Re: Help with solar wax melter

    I have quite a number of buckets of comb from years of doing crush and straining, is solar not the best way to go about processing this?
  6. Empty frame without foundation/wire

    What would happen if I place a frame without any foundation or wire, in between two frames that both have foundation? Since the empty frame is surrounded by a solid flat surface, will the bees build...
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    Help with solar wax melter

    I've set this up:

    https://imgur.com/a/Zv8QJTd

    Basically, a foam box, with plexiglass on top. There's a food strainer sitting in it, lined with paper towels where the wax since. Underneath,...
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    Re: Repairing buckled supers

    Sounds like it's important to learn which way they're supposed to go, and pull a few apart and reassemble them the right way.

    The only problem is, if they are the wrong way around and they've...
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    Re: Repairing buckled supers

    I don't place much value on my time and I consider this to be a learning experience if anything. I'm really not good with woodwork and want to improve my understanding so that I can be a better...
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    Repairing buckled supers

    I've got this super to fix:

    https://imgur.com/a/R8cVv80

    I'm not sure if it's damaged beyond being fixable. The wood sides are buckled out of place. I have two clamps that I can use to help push...
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    Re: Sieving honey

    Thanks for all the good information guys. I did what you suggested snapper1d, great tip. I also bought myself a different sieve, let the wax float to the top and strained the honey from the bottle...
  12. Re: Powering electrical extractor when camping at apiary

    There's just seven beehives out at this apiary. I figure I'd be able to spin the honey inside my van with all the doors closed. Here's a photo of the electrical plate on my extractor:
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  13. Powering electrical extractor when camping at apiary

    I have an electric honey spinning extractor. I have an apiary which I'm having some logistic issues with taking the frames back home to spin, so I'd like to try and extract my honey when out in my...
  14. Re: Where to buy Nytrel strainer?

    If I could find a nytral gauze strainer anywhere else I'd probably have bought it by now!

    I wish I had your knowledge regarding different honey types and different meshes to use. I'm pretty...
  15. Re: Where to buy Nytrel strainer?

    I've been using a stainless steel strainer and it's been clogging up on me constantly so I'm looking for a replacement. If it's that fine I do wonder if this will actually be suitable for me.

    I...
  16. Re: Where to buy Nytrel strainer?

    Yeah that's the only one I found. He wants $12 shipping.
  17. Where to buy Nytrel strainer?

    I've gained some information that indicates that a nytrel strainer is particularly effective in straining honey, so I wish to buy one.

    Problem is I've looked at every beekeeping supply site that I...
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    Re: Repairing warping supers

    Rabbit!
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    Re: Sieving honey

    I've used paint strainers as well. Works decently. Too expensive to repeatably buy them though. They're a bother to clean and wash as well.

    Yes there's some honey crystallising in the sieve. This...
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    Sieving honey

    I have a stainless steel honey sieve. I've constantly had trouble with it, honey too often gets clogged up in the second chamber. In the past I didn't have a good way of heating up honey, and I...
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    Re: Difficulties with spinning honey

    This is the extractor that I bought:

    http://www.redpaths.com.au/products/honey-extractors/extractors/?productdtl=4788

    Yeah I've spinned about 20 honey frames with it so far.

    What would I ask...
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    Re: Difficulties with spinning honey

    Good to know about balancing the frames! I didn't check that.

    I put the frames in so that the top of the frames are pointed to the outside of the extractor.

    Might it be best to buy a hot...
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    Re: Difficulties with spinning honey

    The honey isn't granulated.

    It's not jellybush.

    I'm unsure if they're fully uncapped, how can I tell?

    It's complete. The frames still fall over somewhat, it doesn't seem to hold them in...
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    Re: Repairing warping supers

    It's pine wood.

    That's good to know about the heart of the wood.
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    Difficulties with spinning honey

    I'm having some difficulties with using this spinner extractor:

    https://imgur.com/a/vNi6jtS

    I'm using one of these to uncap the comb:
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