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#21 dragonsfire

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 11:12 AM

Hope to get a hive going this year.



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Posted 10 February 2019 - 08:42 PM

Hope to get a hive going this year.

I have been wanting to do the same thing. Joined a few groups and the advice is to begin with 2 hives not 1. probably will cost you a good grand for start up if you don't do it on the cheap, which is frowned on.


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#23 Gumbo67

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 08:59 PM

I found a lot of beekeeping stuff on Craigslist, most of it barely used. Maybe look there for gently used stuff?
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#24 ShowMeDaSauce

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 02:47 PM

Got a local honey guy but local honey aint cheap. His price is very fair but still a bit pricey for me to be using for mead. I would be looking at at least $15 for a gallon of sweet mead or around $10/gal of dry.

 

I add FermaidK for nutrients and prefer K1V 1116 for yeast. Its just as aggressive as EC 1118 but does better in low nutrient ferments.


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Posted 03 September 2019 - 01:06 PM

Nice! I made some over the spring/summer using standard wine yeast. I used some oak chips in mine to add some barrel aged flavour and back sweetened with some maple syrup.

All in all I was pretty happy with how it turned out, took around a month to ferment and been bottle ageing it for around 4 months






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