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    Re: Extending Shelf Life of 2:1 Sugar Syrup

    Okay, thanks for the feedback. For longevity mix 2:1 and keep it cold...got it.

    Now I'm going to hijack my own thread and ask a second question. Let's say I have 2:1 left from fall feeding
    and...
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    Re: Extending Shelf Life of 2:1 Sugar Syrup

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    Whoa! Good for you...that would be worth it for sure.
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    Re: Extending Shelf Life of 2:1 Sugar Syrup

    No spoilage certainly sounds attractive Frank, but I'm not within driving distance of Mann Lake. What price are you getting per gallon. Catalog price is $14.00 a gallon in 5 gallon pails.
    Even with...
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    Extending Shelf Life of 2:1 Sugar Syrup

    I hate mixing sugar syrup every time I need a few gallons. I like to mix about 30 gallons at a time and I use an old heated bottling tank.
    I draw it off in 5 gallon plastic jugs and pour from that...
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    Re: Advice for sealing concrete floor extraction room

    Epoxy makes a nice durable surface but I wasn't able to use it in my honey house. My floor sweats a little when
    the humidity gets high in the summer and was advised not to use epoxy by those who...
  6. Thread: Honey House Pump

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    Re: Honey House Pump

    Glad your pump is working well for you. I bought this same pump new three years ago for $850 and I'm very pleased with it.
    Was just looking on the Maxant website and noticed it is now priced at...
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    Re: Melting down burr comb with larvae

    Solar wax melter with 16th inch rough strainer above the pan it flows into.
  8. Thread: Runny Honey

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    Re: Runny Honey

    The determining factor of whether honey is ready to extract is moisture content. Honey above 18.6% moisture is in danger of fermenting because of the natural yeasts in
    honey. The higher the moisture...
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    Re: Quaility and Service Issues at Dadant

    I agree...can't see enough detail either. What model extractor is this? When did you purchase it? What was the warranty? They are going to "mail" you a replacement extractor?

    I understand your...
  10. Thread: How Much honey?

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    Re: How Much honey?

    Latest USDA Report...

    https://downloads.usda.library.cornell.edu/usda-esmis/files/hd76s004z/j098zm46r/d504rv45m/hony0519.pdf
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    Re: Queen excluder modifications

    Yes, that's been my experience as well. Also a pain when extracting because it remains in the comb and throws the extractor out of balance.
  12. Thread: Bucket feeder

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    Re: Bucket feeder

    Yes, 190 proof grain alcohol. Dip an old toothbrush in the bottle, brush it on both sides of the screen for a few seconds and rinse with water...works great.
    I learned this from someone who makes...
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    Re: what size hole for a mason jar feeder?

    "My question is what size hole bit do I need to do this? Quart Mason jars"

    Through much trial and error I discovered that 2 13/16 was ideal. It's an odd size and I used a forstner bit which was...
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    Re: Hive color question

    Color isn’t a big deal. Most of mine are a gray earth tone that blends with the landscape. That’s important in my out yards where they often go unnoticed by thieves and/or vandals while unattended....
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    Re: Honey Differences Between Hives?

    I sometimes have honey on the same frame from different sources. One source dries up then other sources begin to bloom. The bees will put it wherever space is available. In my area there is usually a...
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    Re: 10 frame to 8 frame

    I agree with JW. Much easier to make follower boards than cutting down the boxes and it would accomplish the same thing. Would also maintain a better resale value for your equipment if it hasn't been...
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    Re: March Madness Sale Monopoly

    Competition always benefits the consumer. I don't like what I'm seeing here when 3 companies are combined into 1. Mann Lake, Kelley, and Brushy Mountain all began as family owned businesses. When...
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    Re: Any idea who made these?

    I think quite a few companies made these way back in the day when split bottom bars and beveled end bars were common. Leahy Manufacturing here in Missouri made them...probably still have a few in my...
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    Re: Hole size to exclude mice?

    Hardware cloth, as mentioned above, is best. Metal with holes punched or drilled will have sharp edges that can damage wings.
    The edges are rounded and smooth with hardware cloth.
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    Re: Net Weight When Selling Pollen?

    That my vary with the brand or age of the trap. I have an old Sundance trap I bought 30 years ago and it does allow quite a bit of debris. They've now been modified/upgraded to allow very little. Of...
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    Re: Net Weight When Selling Pollen?

    I use the Sundance bottom traps and they do an excellent job. Once installed, the entrance is adjustable so the bees can bypass the trap without removing it. I've never used the top traps or any...
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    Re: Brushy Mountain Closing?

    I have nothing against Mann Lake but I try to give Dadant the biggest share of my business. They are the only ones left standing out of the big operations that are still family owned and operated....
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    Re: Metal vs Wood Bound Excluder

    Switched to metal bound after using the wood bound for years. I see no difference in their effectiveness. Much less burr comb and they clean up easily in a solar melter. No wooden rims to rot, repair...
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    Re: Lyson 50L Creamer, any reviews?

    Are you keeping the honey within a certain temperature range while it crystallizes using this machine? Most processes for making creamed honey recommend temperature as close to 57 degrees as possible.
  25. Re: Difference between honey wax cappings and brood wax cappings

    Best of luck with your presentation, Dave.
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