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  1. #41
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    Default Re: What do you take with you when pulling honey

    I am hearing this from other beekeepers too. Some in Manitoba and some in ND. The honey is there, just got to get it from the chambers. Thing is, with the back fill, I am seeing less bees because she does not have the room to lay eggs.

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  3. #42
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    Default Re: What do you take with you when pulling honey

    All I can say is NJ had a good year--and ive got bees on a flow now when July-August is usually a dearth. You folks with no honey, next year will be better....

    About what I bring, f350 with empties on the back of the truck, and lids on them. Smoker, hive tool, fume boards, bee go (or honey robber), smoker, hive tool and water. With the empties on the back of the truck the fulls go farther forwards so the weight is where I want it. Lids move from back to front, and all goes well.

    Tim Stewart

  4. #43
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    Default Re: What do you take with you when pulling honey

    Don't forget the snanks.

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    Default Re: What do you take with you when pulling honey

    What do I take?

    2-2liters of water (one frozen) it melts.
    a bucket of water
    Bee blower and gas can
    tarp
    and thats about it.
    Will Gruenwald Chilliwack BC

  6. #45
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    Default Re: What do you take with you when pulling honey

    sirius radio!!! we have lousy radio stations around here. lol
    Greg Stahlman; Stahlman Apiaries Inc.

  7. #46
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    Default Re: What do you take with you when pulling honey

    Its hard to do anything about brood nest back filling this time of year. If the queen isnt going to use the space, the bees will fill it with nectar.
    If your worried about the space she has to lay in, wait until the flow is nearly over, then add space right in her nest. That way they will not fill the frame with honey as easy
    Ian Steppler >> Canadian Beekeeper's Blog
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  8. #47
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    Default Re: What do you take with you when pulling honey

    Quote Originally Posted by The Honey Householder View Post
    Don't forget the snanks.
    snakes or skanks?

  9. #48
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    Default Re: What do you take with you when pulling honey

    Now that's funny od.

  10. #49
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    Default Re: What do you take with you when pulling honey

    plenty of snakes around here just bring the skanks....

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    Default Re: What do you take with you when pulling honey

    You can pick them both up along the side of the road.

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    Cool Re: What do you take with you when pulling honey

    SIRIUS and SKANKS! Now we're ready to pull honey!!!

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    Big Grin Re: What do you take with you when pulling honey

    Hahaha lol! Now you guys are out of control! Do you get to bring home any left overs home? That is snanks I'm tlkin about or snacks

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    Arrow Re: What do you take with you when pulling honey

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny View Post
    Hahaha lol! Now you guys are out of control!
    That's what happens when you don't have any honey too pull.
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    Default Re: What do you take with you when pulling honey

    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Jarrett View Post
    That's what happens when you don't have any honey too pull.
    I have honey to pull but no time or skanks to help me.

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    Default Re: What do you take with you when pulling honey

    My yards are too far out in the wilds for skanks, but they have skinks. And rattlers too.

    The main thing to take for efficiently pulling honey is young people with strong backs.

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