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    Re: Candle-Flex molds

    We have used flex molds and similar for years and have gotten hundreds of pours from some. We do not use sprays of any kind. We use pvc tubes bundled together as holders.
    For tapers, you can...
  2. Re: Hi Everyone; from newbies in Western Wisconsin

    Welcome Jenwen, glad to see you found your way to the best beekeeping resource on the net. Thanks for the kind words and good luck with the bees.

    Roger, glad those colonies are working out. ...
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    Re: beekeeper pay scale?

    Families have costs too, but I'll slap my own hand, minimum wage discussions are for tailgator. Over the past few years we have paid between $12 for starting inexperienced help to $18 for management...
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    Re: Help make the call.

    Umm, sorry, I must have missed you were shipping these UPS overnight and just assumed a truckload. I would be more positive sending them UPS overnight. We trust thousands of dollars of queens to be...
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    Re: Howdy from Rhinelander Wisconsin

    Welcome, fellow Wisconsinite.
  6. Re: U.S./Canadian honeybee open border issues

    The primary demand for fall bees in the US is for almonds, and I would say the Aussie bees were a desperate bid by beekeepers who lost their own and couldn't fill contracts. some years that happens...
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    Re: Help make the call.

    Are these shipping on your trucks with your drivers, or a driver with no financial interest in the outcome? We would never take the risk if we didn't have total control of the load and then probably...
  8. Re: Inspiration to keep going

    First, I am not understanding the theory that adding customers will lower costs. Looking at it from this side of the border, it would probably work to raise prices. Additional demand is usually a...
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    Re: Inspiration to keep going

    I moved the discussion re border issues to it's own thread, in the commercial forum.
    Sheri
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    Re: Inspiration to keep going

    As is post 15 :thumbsup:

    Sheri
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    Re: Inspiration to keep going

    Keeping bees alive isn't an impossible goal, we've been doing it for over 30 years, some years better than others. But, yes, it is just good business planning to allow for bad years, they do happen....
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    Re: Inspiration to keep going

    As Jim states,this is as great time to be in bees. Quick return on investment and equipment holds value very well. Learn how to keep them alive and the money will follow.
    Sheri
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    Re: Should we try pollinating?

    If you want to be truck drivers, that would be another forum.

    The problem with buying your own trucks is that if you have enough hives to justify the cost, you still can't justify driving time. ...
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    Re: Hello from Wisconsin

    Welcome to the board. And don't worry, it can't stay winter forever. Perhaps all this moisture bodes well for a good honey harvest.
    Sheri
  15. Re: Finishing the bottom of candles from Mann lake molds

    Depending on the diameter of the candle we finish in different ways. With Tealights we use pretabbed wicks, glue-dotted to the teacups and if poured carefully they need no further finishing. We are...
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    Re: Falling Canadian dollar

    Please keep this discussion on topic to marketing honey. A broad economic discussion is off topic and more suitable for tailgater.
    Thanks,
    Sheri
  17. Re: Canada wants tracking of individual hives? Just how would that work? Is U.S. ne

    A little off topic but a gem of a read from 1995, one beekeeper's opinion on regulation. From Beesource's own "point of view" ...
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    Re: Selling across the USA

    We have shipped honey through the postal service and UPS for years, regardless of state, and even into Canada, and it never even occurred to me that there might be regulations. Ooops, have we been...
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    Re: almond bees stolen

    We have had several holding yards and orchards where there were locked gates, sure helped a person sleep better at night.
    Sheri
  20. Re: Canada wants tracking of individual hives? Just how would that work? Is U.S. ne

    We do not have floor drains, we do not have hose-able walls and ceilings, we do not have double door entries, we use PVC piping (not sure if this is required), and probably a few other details I am...
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    I don't know anyone who would be in support of unhygienic practices but it is often a matter of scale. What is reasonable for a large producer runs into another realm when applied to a small...
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    A forum member and Canadian brought this to my attention and I was curious as to people's thoughts. The ramification of additional regulations are a practical concern for those trying to make a...
  23. Canada wants tracking of individual hives? Just how would that work? Is U.S. next?

    Anyone know the details of possible regulations coming down the road for Canadian beekeepers to keep track of individual hives, and inputs into them, being required by the appropriate regulatory...
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    Re: new in wisconsin

    Hello and welcome to the forum. I'd welcome you to visit us this spring but we are quite a ways from Racine.
    Keeping bees in Wisconsin can be a challenge with our harsh winters. One of the keys...
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    Re: Getting them all home......

    We've been sending our bees out for about 10 years now and have worked with 2 different brokers. Always gotten our own hives home. One time we almost got someone else's rotten holey net put on one...
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