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  1. #111
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    OUCH 4 out of 5 that is an expensive loss. What kind of bees are you getting?
    2004 - 2012 2x3 flat pan 25 to 60 taps
    2012 2x3 new divided pan w/draw off 55 taps
    2018 - didn't boil surgery - bought new evaporator
    2019 new SML 2x4 raised flue high output evap. 65 taps
    made 17 gal syrup
    2020 - only put out 53 taps - made 16.25 gal syrup
    2021 - going for 50 bags and 50 on tubing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pdiamond View Post
    OUCH 4 out of 5 that is an expensive loss. What kind of bees are you getting?
    I dont know? Kelly ordered them. Hopefully ones that live and make honey and aren't too mean!

    Well I saw buckets still up and some tubing still plugged in down in Springboro PA, and we are at 32 here. So maybe there will be a run in next few days?
    Regards,
    Chris
    Casbohm Maple and Honey
    600 roadside taps
    3x10 King, WRU, AOF and AUF
    12" SIRO Filter Press.
    2015 Ford F250 PSD sap hauler
    One Golden named Maggie Cat named Lucy
    Too many Cub Cadets
    Ford Jubilee and several Allis WD's, and IH tractors

    www.mapleandhoney.com

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    Folks,
    Got 1/3 of the tubing systems down and hung up in the sugarhouse.
    Next dry day, I will try to get the rest of the shortrun tubing systems taken down, rolled up and brought home.
    Regards,
    Chris
    Casbohm Maple and Honey
    600 roadside taps
    3x10 King, WRU, AOF and AUF
    12" SIRO Filter Press.
    2015 Ford F250 PSD sap hauler
    One Golden named Maggie Cat named Lucy
    Too many Cub Cadets
    Ford Jubilee and several Allis WD's, and IH tractors

    www.mapleandhoney.com

  4. #114
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    Folks,
    All maple production systems are back in the sugarhouse. Rinsed sanitized and hung up.
    Cheryl and I made Maple Cotton Candy yesterday:









    Regards,
    Chris
    Casbohm Maple and Honey
    600 roadside taps
    3x10 King, WRU, AOF and AUF
    12" SIRO Filter Press.
    2015 Ford F250 PSD sap hauler
    One Golden named Maggie Cat named Lucy
    Too many Cub Cadets
    Ford Jubilee and several Allis WD's, and IH tractors

    www.mapleandhoney.com

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    Folks,
    Made some of the sauces to restock the shelves too:
    Maple Mustard:


    And Maple BBQ:


    Also Maple Peanut butter is a big hit:




    Regards,
    Chris
    Casbohm Maple and Honey
    600 roadside taps
    3x10 King, WRU, AOF and AUF
    12" SIRO Filter Press.
    2015 Ford F250 PSD sap hauler
    One Golden named Maggie Cat named Lucy
    Too many Cub Cadets
    Ford Jubilee and several Allis WD's, and IH tractors

    www.mapleandhoney.com

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    Folks,
    Some candy:


    Regards,
    Chris
    Casbohm Maple and Honey
    600 roadside taps
    3x10 King, WRU, AOF and AUF
    12" SIRO Filter Press.
    2015 Ford F250 PSD sap hauler
    One Golden named Maggie Cat named Lucy
    Too many Cub Cadets
    Ford Jubilee and several Allis WD's, and IH tractors

    www.mapleandhoney.com

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    Maple Trader folks,
    I am looking forward to another maple season for 2022. Having been active and involved for about 65 years helping with or making maple syrup, it just seems like the thing to do as spring arrives again.
    Most of our maple production systems are not going to change for 2022. Tap count with the friends and neighbors will remain at about 700 ish. Working on moving our final syrup canning and value added products into the new shop only a few steps from the sugarhouse. Its warmer and more comfortable in there!
    Like all areas of the sugaring region we have been affected by Covid-19 and variants. We have lost several good sugaring friends in our area.
    Wishing you all the best in the coming maple season.
    Regards,
    Chris and family
    Casbohm Maple and Honey
    600 roadside taps
    3x10 King, WRU, AOF and AUF
    12" SIRO Filter Press.
    2015 Ford F250 PSD sap hauler
    One Golden named Maggie Cat named Lucy
    Too many Cub Cadets
    Ford Jubilee and several Allis WD's, and IH tractors

    www.mapleandhoney.com

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    You have me beat by a few years and a few trees. This will be my 4th season and I have about 15 trees to tap. I get enough syrup for my family each year and have fun doing it.
    Steve

    SE Pennsylvania

    2022 - TBD
    2021 - 18 taps with drop lines and buckets, RO5, 21”x24” SS pan with pre-warmer pan, backyard made wood fired 55gal drum stove - 12 pints
    2020 - 13 taps with drop lines and buckets, RO5, backyard made wood fired 55gal drum stove with 2 lg 6” deep pans - 6.75 pints (very warm winter)
    2019 Rookie Season - 14 taps with drop lines and buckets, RO5, turkey fryer with 6” deep pan - 16.5 pints

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    Steve,
    Years and tap count don't tell the story, its the "grins per gallon" that keep us going!
    Its all work what ever the outcome. Just don't tell anybody!
    Regards,
    Chris
    Casbohm Maple and Honey
    600 roadside taps
    3x10 King, WRU, AOF and AUF
    12" SIRO Filter Press.
    2015 Ford F250 PSD sap hauler
    One Golden named Maggie Cat named Lucy
    Too many Cub Cadets
    Ford Jubilee and several Allis WD's, and IH tractors

    www.mapleandhoney.com

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