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  1. Equipment/Hardware
    I have an older steel model Dadant 12 frame extractor. This is my first year beekeeping and the Extractor I am assuming is from the 90's , it was passed down to me from my Great Aunt and Uncle who also kept bees. It has been in storage for some time. I cannot find any info on how to clean the...
  2. Bee Forum
    A friend of the family recently gave me his two Dadant hive setups, his bee clothes, and gear. One hive is brand new and the other was been sitting unused for many years. The used hive was of course full of remnants of an epic wax month infestation, so I've started scraping the boxes clean and...
  3. Bee Forum
    Good afternoon all. I am a teacher who has two hives going at our school and it was going great until the end of this summer. We installed one hive two years ago and it made it through its first winter and then this fall we lost the hive. I don't think it was Foulbrood but a bad case of mites...
  4. Bee Forum
    We just completed cleaning some used equipment using the lye bath method. Thought I'd post photos to show how we did it. This is the first time I've tried to post photos here. Hope it works. We set the bath up in a small water tank and used two turkey fryers to heat the water up. We used 30...
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