New to beekeeping, Litchfield CT USA
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  1. #1
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    Warren, CT, USA
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    Default New to beekeeping, Litchfield CT USA

    We inhereted a lot of equipment.
    Started 2 hives this spring that seem to be doing well
    Our knowledge base is quite limited
    Could use help finding a drain valve for an INOX extractor
    Thank you

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  3. #2
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    Lamar Co. Alabama, USA
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    Default Re: New to beekeeping, Litchfield CT USA

    Welcome to Bee Source. See if you can find a local bee club and a mentor. Best of luck with your bees.
    "Sometimes the best action, with bees, is no action at all."

  4. #3
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    Default Re: New to beekeeping, Litchfield CT USA

    Welcome to Beesource.

    I am glad to hear your first year is going well. Although I do not know where to go for parts for your extractor it appears according to a thread here that it is most likely Georgakis Inox. You could always try writing or calling.

    www.georgakisinox.com

    https://www.beesource.com/forums/sho...highlight=Inox

    You should consider joining BYBA, they have extractor days where you can use a few other members extractors. They also have a program to match new beeks with a mentor. They are in Southern Connecticut but I am sure they have members in your area.

    http://backyardbeekeepers.com/

    Lastly, if you strike out in finding parts for your extractor you could rent one from Bee Commerce in Newtown, CT (right near Ferris Acres).

    http://www.bee-commerce.com/extractor-rental/

  5. #4
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    Otsego County, NY, USA
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    Default Re: New to beekeeping, Litchfield CT USA

    Welcome.

    Most extractor outlets are standard pipe thread, 1 1/2", if my memory isn't gone, is the most common. If there isn't a threaded outlet then a bucket honey gate will probably fit. Mann Lake and Betterbee should carry both types.

  6. #5
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    Thank you for all the info
    Plan on extracting my first honey super today
    Is there a preference between joining
    CT beekeepers or BYbeekeepers?

  7. #6
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    Default Re: New to beekeeping, Litchfield CT USA

    Quote Originally Posted by capxyz123 View Post
    Is there a preference between joining
    CT beekeepers or BYbeekeepers?
    I think both organizations are great, you should join both . JK. I think it is all about which meetings are closer. I honestly haven't ever done much with CT Beekeepers because I live closer to the Back Yard folks.

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