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  1. Re: wax/ propolis : removing it from cement floors

    I’ve used an electric heat gun and a crawler used to work under vehicles. I’ve laid on the crawler and just worked my way around. It’s darn slow; which is why I looked up this thread to begin with. ...
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    Re: Maxant or Dadant Extractors

    outstanding idea and response!
  3. Used Stainless 28+ gal gravity clarifier wanted

    I'd like to buy a reasonably priced used clarifier in decent shape within three to five hours drive of Nashville TN. Prefer a heated unit but will consider single wall. Prefer at least one baffle...
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    Re: Honey House costs? Floorplans?

    Mark, Thank you for sharing this post. It is information like this that helps many.
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    Re: Stainless Honey Tanks on Ebay

    What country does the stainless steel come from that Maxant uses to fabricate the Maxant bottling tanks and extractors and clarifiers? The USA?
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    Re: Diy rosin collections anyone?

    I really enjoyed this response, ty for the chuckle!!!!
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    Re: Best Price for New Frames

    Barry, I see your statement "I just don't understand the thought behind these sorts of threads." Here is a positive regarding a post like mine; Learning where others buy from and do business with...
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    Re: Best Price for New Frames

    ty for putting this in the "Where to buy" category. I didn't know it existed as I had not been here for awhile. I have been checking it out, as I indicated in my post and am looking for feedback...
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    Best Price for New Frames

    Been pricing non-assembled New Medium Wedge Top, Grooved Bottom Commercial Frames - volume in the 1000ish range. I see a big variance between suppliers. Kelly's, Dadant, etc. within a few hour...
  10. Thread: Freezers

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    Re: Freezers

    Having been a beekeep in NY, and PA, and now here.....unequivocally, with no uncertain terms and no wondering required....a freezer is necessary in TN.
  11. Thread: Freezers

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    Re: Freezers

    Mark, I see you can buy used reefer units (tractor trailer unit-2007 model) for around $30K. Can bring the temp down to 0F in the right conditions or colder depending on where ya live. You can buy...
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    Re: Winter entrance, open or close it down?

    When I kept bees in NY and PA I found that if I cut down the entrances (reduced) often the entrances would get clogged up with dead bees and restrict air flow (ventilation). Since my bees couldn't...
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    Re: Do bag feeders work.....

    Quart bags fit fine on my NUCs and gallon bags fit fine on my standard 10 frame boxes. Some folks use empty boxes; I just made risers by cutting down worn out boxes or making them out of 1x3 or 1x4...
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    Re: Best time to move hives in TN

    Depends on how fast one needs them moved. If I was moving them from one corner of my back yard to the other I would do it in the dead of winter here in TN on a day when the temp. was around 30ish. ...
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    Re: Counterfeit money

    I buy the pens used to detect counterfeit bills for around $5 bucks ea at the local print shop. I have only detected one $20 dollar bill this year that was bad (knock on wood). I am amazed at how...
  16. Re: Bees are so agreesive and stinging through suit why?

    I suppose there are those who can work with the full size hives with no smoke. As for me, I would never consider working them without smoke. With the heat and humidity levels here this time of...
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    Re: Plastic or wax?

    I look at it this way; I had less then a 1% loss of my hives over the winter last year in a state that I heard was around a 50% loss. My IPM for mites, my winter set up; the all wood equipment, the...
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    Re: Considering switching to Oxalic Acid

    Just curious, it is tough on bees kidneys? I am thinking Randy's articles (which I have not read) may be referring to human kidneys and that OA is tough on them. FYI, regarding honey bees,...
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    Re: Feeling "ripped off"

    The smart consumer considers the shipping cost vs the purchase price and finds the best bang for the buck. If you run your business and stick your customers with high priced shipping and handling,...
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    Re: Maxant No Drip Valve

    :-) Thanks, Go figure...
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    Re: Maxant No Drip Valve

    Mark, I was just reading your comment and you have a Maxant Bottling Tank with a thermostat control on the heating element? Mine is just preset with no control....I just never thought about it, but...
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    Re: Pounds vs Gallons-

    I don't know about other states but I suspect that most states like mine (Tennessee) requires labeling of honey for sale by weight, not volume. Hence a 60 pound pail (five gallon).
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    Skimming your clarifier

    Curious what you use to skim the wax particles, etc. from the top of the honey in your clarifier?
  24. Re: NEW YORK- new legislation, anyone know about this??

    Could you provide the link to the Southern Tier Bee Club AFB thread that was on "beesource a while ago?" I'm just interested in reading it and didn't see it doing a quick search. Thanks,
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    Re: Bottom Board Building

    Most of my hives only have the smaller opening turned up...99.9 percent of them. Less area for the bees to protect and my bees have done just fine in both the Northeast and South.
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