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    Re: Nebraska Beekeepers Sound Off!

    Are you on second cut yet
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    Re: Surprise, HONEY!

    Hadn't tasted it yet, I'm sure it is clover it just seems like there isn't enough around here for that. mostly road ditches
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    Surprise, HONEY!

    Here in central Nebraska we have been having an odd year. In our area we rely mostly on alfalfa which requires a hot semi dry period to produce much honey. We make the bulk of our honey in July but...
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    Re: Nebraska Beekeepers Sound Off!

    It is too wet around here for the Alfalfa, 9 inches so far in June
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    Re: Nebraska Beekeepers on this site?

    I'm in Gothenburg, about 60 miles west of Kearney.
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    Nebraska Beekeepers Sound Off!

    A thread for Nebraska beekeepers to sound off on how their seasons are going so far!
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    Nebraska Beekeepers on this site?

    Just curious if there are any other Nebraska based beekeepers on the site, be it commercial or hobbiest. Would like to chat. Thanks in advance,

    Lance
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    Re: shipping container for super storage

    We gas ours to deal with all pests.
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    Re: shipping container for super storage

    We use dry vans and have had no problem as of yet for the past 5 years.
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Treatment- Varroa Drench

    Jim I think it probably would be better, we just always have syrup around
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Treatment- Varroa Drench

    When you are treating 2000 hives at a time, you tend to treat them all the same so 40 ml is as good an estimate as any.
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Treatment- Varroa Drench

    Given that oxalic isn't a standard treatment, I find it ridiculous for you to call this recipe terrible. There is no standard. Just because Randy Oliver says to use 3.5% doesn't mean you have too....
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    Oxalic Acid Treatment- Varroa Drench

    Oxalic: Varroa Mite Treatment

    Ingredients:

    3 Gallons of Corn Syrup
    1.2 Gallons of Water
    20 oz of Oxalic Acid

    Directions:
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    Just wanted to add that we got a record high of 200 per hive on almonds this year on one contract. That is the highest we have ever seen for ourselves, don't know about any one else.
  15. Java update causing problems with chat- Remedy

    The newest Java update is causing multiple users to be unable to access the pop of chat feature. To remedy the problem each user must navigate to the JAVA control panel on their selected...
  16. Thread: Bee Blogs

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    Re: Bee Blogs

    I would love to read through all of your suggestions. read mine if you would and send suggestions to my email!
    blog: http://doublebeehoneyfarm.blogspot.com
    email: bodfieldlm@gmail.com
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    Re: Bee Blogs

    I would love to read/guest write on anyones blog. It is so fun to share experience. If anyone would like to add to mine I would love to share!
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    Re: New Hummer Bee

    We have bought to trailers from them. We added some stuff to them but we love them
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    Re: Bee Blogs

    I don't really have anything yet but its http://doublebeehoneyfarm.blogspot.com

    It's a work in progress Ian I am writing an entry on how I got into things at the moment
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    Bee Blogs

    Anybody on the forum have a blog that they write about their experiences with bees and daily bee life? I have begun to write one. Just looking for help and examples of good content and strategies....
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    New Hummer Bee

    Just ordered a new Hummer Bee Turbo. We already have a Swinger that is probably 10 years old. Just wondering about peoples opinions of Hummers vs Swingers. We also have an old Melroe Bobcat and a...
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    Re: Home Depot Hive Tool.

    Have you not tried anything from Dadants or Mann Lake?
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    Re: How to cool hives in the hot summer?

    We will often offset the first super placed above the excluder with a half inch gap and then do the same with the lids.
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    Re: Number of hives and employee ratio?

    We have kind of always had the idea that 500 is a good number for one guy to run by himself, but I would say that 3 guys should be able to run 1500-2000 if they work at it.
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    Re: Equipment Supplier

    Better bee used to be really good before the sons took over, we like to go to shastina mill works in Oregon now, beautiful boxes, hardly any knots!
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