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    Re: Pex pipe for honey

    I think the biggest problem would be finding a large enough diameter. And fittings to go with it.
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    Re: The Hive Butler

    A food service bin works great for a box worth
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    Re: Honey Tank Score!

    Do your self a favor and get a stainless steel bottling valve. Like from Maxant. The honey gates can waste more honey than anything else. Leak heavy leaks of honey.
  4. Re: need a hand from those who have a maxant bottling tank

    I like to set them up with a short pipe setup and a valve. So if I need to drain it for any raise I can add a water supple line and drain.
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    Re: Polyethalyne tank for honey storage

    The biggest problem is if honey Crystallized In it.
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    Re: Bee Hive Stand Question

    All you need is two 4x4 and 4 cement blocks. Sure everyone say that you need them 18Ē off the ground. Not!!!! Unless you have a a bunch of skunks running around. Itís no fun pulling honey off a 5...
  7. Cleaning propolis Of the insides of extractor

    My 4000 lb cold water power washer with a zero tip is not touching it. Need some ideas. I Donít have a hot water power washer and wasnít planning on renting one
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    Re: Maxant 16 gallon bottling tank

    A couple of things about the Mann. Their controller is in the back of the tank. Witch make it a pain.
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    Re: Comb Honey Foundation

    I am sure that with ML buying Kelly that their will be very little up tooling need.
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    Re: Cold summer

    NW Ohio we when from one of the wettest springs ever. To dry 90deg. And for the most dry. Strong hive made some. Weak nothing. Now that it is dry making up for the shortish of honey. But i am...
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    Re: Maxant 16 gallon bottling tank

    The only deals are at shows. That they go to. And then cash is king. They where at the ABF ( Witch will be in Chicago next year.) and Wooster Ohio
  12. Re: Over wintering Nuc's in South Carolina

    I have had problems keeping queens in a over each other. Much prefer to put them side by side,
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    Re: Maxant Industries

    We here this every spring/summer. I never had a problem with email. But then i see them at a lot of shows. Have spent some $$ with them, an then in a gentle way a pain. In a good way.
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    Re: Bottling question

    After using the honey gate, making my own jacketed bottling tank. An then buying a Maxant tank. They are the only way to go.
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    Re: Wax Moths and wood ash

    Wood ash works good on ants. Like on intercovers
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    Re: Bottling question

    All of the bee supply house carry honey gates. That are used with a 5 gallon bucket. Yes they can get messy.
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    Re: Nosema and Comb

    Bear creek Steve when you fumigated did you just stack and seal in the acid?
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    Re: Crystallized Honey

    I have two set ups. One is a simple continue heating pad in styrofoam box. I u with jars. 5 gallon buckets a cabinet with light bulb and a thermostat controller. I can and have done them in my ...
  19. Re: Things to consider when not checking on hives for 5 weeks Jun-July

    Add a bunch of honey supers. Or how many that you would normally add at this time of year
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    Re: How I'm Cleaning Old Frames

    A wash tub on a fish fryer for me with a couple inch of water.
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    Re: Transporting Packages

    Heat is a bigger problem than cold. Just as long as is not hot with sun I would put them in the bed of the truck. Maybe with the tail gate down if youíre cover will let you.
  22. Thread: Pro nuc

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    Re: Pro nuc

    Havenít bought any but have seen a lot about them, and saw them at ABF. They donít like to be drop. And their has been some other minor problems with them. It sounds like the next batch that they...
  23. Re: What are the best ways to find a queen when requeening?

    Shake all bees through a queen excluder.
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    Re: Propolis trap with top feeder??

    Most of the year you will not need the feeder. And shouldnít be on the hive. Some places do very little feeding. Why are you feeding? Hopefully for things like getting started drawing out comb...
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    Re: Bees low on honey, going into winter

    If they will not take surup because of temperature. You can all as make a candy board to put on top. A qt of water or apple cider vinegar to 25 lb of sugar mix together put on shim with a queen ...
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