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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    Ok so the study is on 1000 plus hives!! Umm so maybe 20 guys with around 50 hives each. Most of those guys have to buy bees every year to own any bees at all. I am joking I hope! If a scientist tests...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    Not to offend anyone, but why on earth would the maker of this product run trials with a beekeeper with 50 hives rather than a larger beekeeper that is digging in bees on a daily basis??? If I were...
  3. Re: When are frames of brood coming out of almonds available?

    We usually get bees coming out by the 15 of march. Sometimes earlier sometimes later.
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    Looking for labor

    We are looking for hard working individuals for full time positions in our migratory south dakota to Texas bee operation. Experience is not needed, as we will train you. We can discuss the details...
  5. Re: Help me price this bid (pumpkin pollination)

    Sounds like you would lose money! Fifty times 8 is 400 bucks. Drop off pick up plus 4 trips to inspect at about 4 hours just in drive time. I wouldn't bother.
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    Re: Should I start a 'Farm'?

    Not really. But you can sign up for the nap program. It is almost impossible to collect from. It goes by your proven yield or since you are new it would go by the state average. You can also sign...
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    Re: Open feeding dry pollen

    I should say that I have no experience in feeding dry sub. But if a healthy bee has a certain number of "flight" hours why make them fly anymore than nessicary? To save lots of human labor I assume?...
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    Re: Best Forklift for all around Apiary usage?

    For 500 hives, do you plan on any growth? Or is that the top number? Either way just buy a machine designed for the task. Just get a used one that has been taken care of. It will make what you do so...
  9. Thread: Pallet Decks

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    Re: Pallet Decks

    So for the guys that are buying new plywood... What kind of saws are you using? A table saw with 4 guys moving the sheet? Or has anyone bought a sliding table saw? If so is it worth it?
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    Re: Anyone built a Deboxer

    Why not just order one from the factory?
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    Re: Anyone built a Deboxer

    Stand alone or to connect on the uncapper?
  12. Thread: Pallet Decks

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    Re: Pallet Decks

    We went with half inch treated cdx. Make sure you look for a whole sale company if you build any quantity because it's expensive stuff.
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    Re: How many beehives can we manage?

    What about work ethic? Are you willing at times to work seven days a week? I once sent a load of lease bees to a guy and I called him to tell him we were loading them that evening and he said that...
  14. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    I think there are fewer young beekeepers now because the numbers to get in on a smaller scale are so large. Back in the day most bee outfits were sold on contract. Maybe as long as a 10 year...
  15. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    Ok, who is selling wholesale honey at 2.75 per pound?????? Or shall I ask who is buying for that?? I am not sure it is fair to stretch the numbers. 100 plus average?? Not likely. 2.75 no way. How...
  16. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    Are you sitting your woodenware in termite mounds????? A honey super should last darn near forever. Keep them inside when not on the bees and keep out the wax moths and I can't see why they wouldn't...
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    Re: Winter hives in Texas

    Wtf!! Wow, jasmine kills the baby bees. When it blooms if you have good bees that can go forage (it blooms rather early) the bottoms often will be covered with dead baby bees. Every year is different...
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    Re: Configuration of almond bee boxes

    After watching that video my back is in traction, and I wasn't doing any of the lifting!! Nice bees for sure!
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    Re: Labor Cost Overwintering Bees In California?

    Hey, I wonder which hive flies sooner on a cool February morning, a 8 frame single or an 8 frame double?? Oh wait, no one cares about that.
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    Re: Labor Cost Overwintering Bees In California?

    We run all singles. I get paid for a six frame average. And am allowed a 4 frame minimum. Most are pushing 8 frames. Singles make sense for me. No easier inspection than tipping up a single!!
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    Re: minimizing robbing

    Mann lake sells the pallet tarps for six or four way honey pallets. Stops robbing, dust and rain! I guess you could take the lids off of the neighbors hives first to get your bees robbing there...
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    Re: Bad Commercial Beeks

    We should try to get as many of our tax dollars back.
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    Re: How much wax is in a barrel of cappings?

    We pack our barrels, but we usually get 150 pounds of rendered wax per barrel.
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    Re: Paramount Farms buying out beekeepers?

    Sounds like market value, and they want you to come on as a manager with good benefits! Lol!!
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    Re: Paramount Farms buying out beekeepers?

    I talked to the guys at Paramount about a month ago after hearing some crazy rumors, and the guy in charge of buying told me that they hadn't bought any bees this year. None since they originally...
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