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Just asking if anyone knows which beekeeper provides wax dipping service in wider Auckland? I'm looking to buy some near new equipment but would like to have them sterilized before use?

 

Any leads will be much appreciated!

 

Luo

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It is cheaper and better to not buy second hand gear.

Of course you cannot dip frames.

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11 hours ago, Trevor Gillbanks said:

It is cheaper and better to not buy second hand gear.

Of course you cannot dip frames.

Totally agree. Time, miles and cost of hire, burn the lot and put it down to experience. Reputable beeks would have told you this had you asked before you bought.

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51 minutes ago, Sailabee said:

Totally agree. Time, miles and cost of hire, burn the lot and put it down to experience. Reputable beeks would have told you this had you asked before you bought.

 

Reputable beeks would never have sold it in the first place. 

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In the next few years there is going to be lots of near new boxes going very cheep. If beekeepers have access to a reliable wax dipper and can buy good boxes at the right price then why not take the opportunity?

Years ago my old boss bought truckloads of boxes from a closing down sale for 50 cent each and dipped the lot.

Remember though that it is illegal to sell afb infected equipment.

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Pity we can't do as the Aussies do and just fire everything, boxes and frames through a gamma sterilisation plant which not only deals to the AFB, but any viruses, varroa small hive beetle or wax moths. Fast - two hour turn around, not even expensive to do either.

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