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    Re: Bee parts on hive

    Look up scarlet tanager. Beekeepers in my area are seeing a lot of them this year. Probably not eating enough to hurt unless they get a queen on her mating...
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    Re: Storing used frames

    I have gone back to paramoth. Be sure to check and add more as needed if you go that route. I have used XenTari with good luck before.This past winter I lost nearly all of my stored honey supers to...
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    Re: Drawing Candles

    Thanks for the info.
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    Re: Drawing Candles

    That is a nice melting tank. Would you be willing to give us some details on dims., where to purchase heating element & how it is all assembled. Thanks
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    Re: Motorizing an extractor

    I used a treadmill motor & controls. Takes a lot of rigging but worked good.
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    Re: OAV injection location

    The way I made my vaporizer it works fine. It may not work with other designs.
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    Re: OAV injection location

    I made boards the size of entrance reducers without the openings. Then I drilled a hole in it. this closes the hive up and gives me a place to inject the vapor.
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    Re: Honey Harvest Tips/Timing

    You can pull a frame at a time. Shake and brush bees off.Put frames in another box and cover it. This is a lot slower but it works.
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    Re: Feeding Bees Honey

    Get a large shallow pan and put hay ,pine needles or something similar in pan. Pour honey in and bees can climb in and out on the straw.
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    Re: Most Common Jar Size

    Pints and qts. work for us.
  11. Thread: Cloudy Honey

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    Re: Cloudy Honey

    Fine wax particles and trapped air. You need to let your honey set in bucket for a few days. Then skim the particles off.
  12. Thread: No Beetles

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    Re: No Beetles

    Last year I noticed that I didn't have as many hive beetles. I thought that it might have been because of such a cold winter in 2017. This year I have seen only 1 beetle out of 16 hives and 8 nucs ....
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    Honey gate for new extractor

    I purchased a new 20 frame Dadant extractor last month. It didn't come with a honey gate. It has a 2" inch threaded opening in it. I would like to find a metal 2" honey gate to go on it.Does anyone...
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    Re: MAQs expiration

    I used Maqs a few years ago. I used them not long after purchasing them. I put them on according to instructions and temp. out side was within stated temps. Within a short time I had a huge amount...
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    Re: Will SHB fit through #8 hardware cloth?

    I use #8 on my sbb .It works great. Had some with larger mesh and had a lot of bees get in oil. Have not had this problem since switching.
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    Re: Kelley embedder defective?

    Contact Kelley and tell them about it. They should replace it.
  17. Re: How to spin honey out of wax in a Kelley two frame extractor?

    Valleybeesupply.com has cappings bags. I bought two from them that I use in my Kelly two frame extractor. My extractor has two baskets for the frames. I put the bags in the baskets. Works better if...
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    Swam cells-no time off for 2 weeks

    I got my first hive last april. Trapped another hive in july.Today I have found capped swam cells in one hive and uncapped swarm cells in the other hive.Today was not a good day to open up the hives...
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