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  1. For Sale
    Selling 2 used wax melter, of Cook and Beals manufacture. 1 is 20 years old another is 10 years old. Both functioned when a newer model was bought as an upgrade. Both need some TLC, some new electrical components(wiring, maybe a thermostat) and heating elements. Possible a few seals where the...
  2. For Sale
    Asking $1,500. Produced in the USA by expert craftsmen Myron Kropf out of Arkansas around 2013/14. I specified a custom lead-free alloy for the rollers. Sadly, I wasn't able to put it to use since we closed our apiaries a year ago. It was encased and mounted by myself. It's very heavy...I...
  3. For Sale
    I have some left over new deep frames from Mann Lake. These are wood frames with yellow plastic foundation. (100- 150) Also, 50 lbs melted down wax for sale at $5.50 per pound. David Simonson Statesville, NC 704-450-7335
  4. For Sale
    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/2181384272075321 Beeswax light in color, approximstely 25 lb blocks. Around 2000lb total $5.50lb $5.25lb if over 500lb is purchased. $4.75lb if over 1000lb is purchased Located in Lewistown PA. Delivery Possible on orders over 500lb. Follow facebook...
  5. For Sale
    Commercial Wax Spinner with cappings auger. Spinner is 4 years old and the auger is 3 years old, we used them for 2 years. Both have been well taken care of and work. We changed our honey house and they don't fit. Works very nicely, we could get all of our wax cappings in a 55 gallon barrel by...
  6. Equipment/Hardware
    Hello forum! My husband and I run 600 hives and we're looking for a wax melter sized for this scale of operation. We don't currently have anything sufficient since we just increased our number of beehives significantly. Searching online, most options I have found are too small, and a few are...
  7. Diseases and Pests
    Wax Worms to the Rescue! The insect is able to quickly biodegrade polyethylene, the plastic used for shopping bags and food packaging Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) This is plastic after being biodegraded by 10 worms for 30 minutes. view more Credit: CSIC Communications...
  8. Products of The Hive
    Does anyone know who buys propolis? And who buys dark comb wax (not cappings)?
  9. Beekeeping 101
    For those beekeepers with little drawn comb and wanting a way to prevent swarming, give Opening the Sides of the Broodnest (OSB) a go. It helps to stimulate wax making before swarm season starts and also helps to get heaps of drawn comb. After doing it for a few years I've had no swarms (if done...
  10. Bee Forum
    mice moved cappings wax inside clutch cover of my atv, causing the belt to slip.
  11. Scientific Studies / CCD / Neonics
    The intern from Honduras staying with me found five of these wasps in the hives. There are bumblebee colonies near all the beehives. Apanteles galleriae Wilkinson (Figs. 2Ð5) Apanteles galleriae Wilkinson, 1932. Stylops 1: 139. Holotype female, Natural History Museum, London, examined. Wilkinson...
  12. Beekeeping 101
    It's great to see more people trying out "Opening the Sides of the Broodnest" I wish I had known about this method when I was starting out! My tests so far indicate that it significantly reduces swarming, produces a larger population, I get some honey and get much more drawn comb than I did...
  13. Bee Forum
    When trying to separate honey from cappings or crush and strain, I've found that at least a 1/3 or more of the honey remains in the wax after straining has stopped dripping. I then put the remaining wax and honey in a pot in the oven set on its lowest setting and stir regularly until it has...
  14. Beekeeping 101
    Hey guys, I was wondering if you had any suggestions of things I can do right now to prepare for when I get packages in the spring. I just inherited three hives that all had pretty much failed by mid November (packages from the spring, all empty hives now). I want to do a better job than my...
  15. Beekeeping 101
    Just wondering if anyone has "painted" their deep plastic frames with wax. I did today to some black plastic frames. Hopefully when it is time to make splits and I need some frames the bees will take to these a little better. All I did was put some of last years wax in a slow cooker, added...
  16. Artecera
    The luminosity and textures of beeswax paintings means they look better in person. If you're in the Richmond, VA area, you'll be able to check them out at: Arts in the Park Byrd Park, Richmond, VA May 3 and 4 Arts in the Park is recognized as one of the top art shows in the country and is an...
  17. Welcome Forum
    About 20 years ago in Toronto, a friend introduced me to beeswax paintings. I had never heard of such a thing. After a detour to Chicago for many years, I found myself in Raleigh, NC taking beeswax painting classes. Right away, I fell in love with its luminosity. I've since learned this ancient...
  18. Beekeeping 101
    "Open the Sides of the Broodnest" - Steps: 1. Several weeks before swarm season, move each outside frame up into a new box and alternate them with new frames, directly above the Broodnest. 2. Insert a new frame on each outside edge of the Broodnest. (So that a Brood frame is only on one side...
  19. Bee Forum
    Hey guys, I have concrete on my extracting room floor and a floor drain. Do you cover the concrete with anything to keep it cleaner? What are you guys doing about floor cleanliness? Wax tends to pile up quickly... I have used 1/4 inch plywood but wondering if there is a fabric type material...
  20. Bee Forum
    I would like help on equipment that I need to purchase. 1. I would like to purchase a tank for creaming honey. 2. I would like to process (liquefy and melt) cappings and beeswax. To save costs, I would like to know if I could get by with just purchasing the Maxant honey creamer, which is...
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