Maxant!

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by crazy8days, Jul 15, 2013.

  1. crazy8days

    crazy8days New Member

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    With ALL my problems this year I do have 2 hives with supers on. I use deeps and one hive has 2 so, I should have a fair amount. 2 1/2-3 weeks ago I finally had rat-holed enough money to but a Maxant 3100P. They tell me today it will be another week. White clover is still popping it's head up so thinking the main flow has ended but bees still have nectar to bring in from the clover. My question is should I be getting this honey off or will it be ok to leave on till I get my extractor?
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    DO NOT take it off until you are ready to extract it unless you have a way to freeze it. SHB will totally destroy it in a week.
     

  3. PerryBee

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    Smart for squirreling away the dough to buy quality stuff. :thumbsup:
     
  4. CharlieB

    CharlieB New Member

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    MAXANT! Very wise choice!
     
  5. ApisBees

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    Leave it on it is much easier to extract at the temp of bee hive warm than basement cool. Pull and extract the same day if possible before the honey cools from the beehive temp. As Iddee stated left on the hive the bees will defend it against SHB, wax moths, ants, mice,and any other vermin after a free meal or a place to live.
     
  6. Slowmodem

    Slowmodem New Member

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    I wholeheartedly agree with everything stated above! :thumbsup:
     
  7. bamabww

    bamabww New Member

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    You'll love the 3100P. You may not can do this but once the honey starts getting capped, I'll pull off the capped frames as soon as I have 3 (or multiples of 3) that are ready and extract them as soon as possible. All the other beekeepers (that I know about) around me wait until the end of the season and remove everything at once. I've had numerous customers tell me my honey taste better than the other honey and I believe it has something to do with getting it while its "fresh" so to speak.

    I know there's a bunch more that goes into the taste than when you harvest it but so far so good with my method. It does involve more work and cleaning but in my opinion the results I get make it worth it. YMMV.