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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
  7. 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
  9. 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
  12. 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...
  13. Re: Canada wants tracking of individual hives? Just how would that work? Is U.S. ne

    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...
  14. Re: Canada wants tracking of individual hives? Just how would that work? Is U.S. ne

    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...
  15. 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...
  18. Amond bees for sale California and Wisconsin

    1000+ Story and a half colonies for sale in California on 4 way clip pallets.
    Feeder in the top deep. Strong colonies coming out of almonds.
    Colonies will be available once released by growers,...
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    Re: Lost a good one. Rip soupcan

    So sorry for your loss, Brian. You and your family will be in our thoughts.

    Sheri
  20. Re: For those aspiring Commercial or Sideliners

    This board is geared towards the commercial honey producer/pollinator, not sideliner. I know very very few commercial beekeepers that retail even a small percentage of their honey. Of those that...
  21. Re: Question about charging tax and shipping queens

    There is no sales tax on honeybees (or other livestock ) in Wisconsin, or bee feed. Not sure which states differ.
    Bees on comb are not taxable, but hive components without bees installed are. For...
  22. Re: Is almond pollination adversely affecting queen genetics?

    Sounds good to me!
  23. Re: Is almond pollination adversely affecting queen genetics?

    Thank you, Grumpy, for the kind words but in fact most of the queens we put in our early spring units are purchased queens from either California or Florida, it is just too dang cold for breeding at...
  24. Re: Is almond pollination adversely affecting queen genetics?

    Lauri, you are of course, quit welcome to post here.

    I do, however, want to jump in and disagree with what has been put forward: that there is some sort of planned obsolescence conspiracy by...
  25. Re: Time to get nervous #3

    First, Bees don't have to be mean to collect honey. African bees, the meanest out there, are notoriously bad at honey storage.
    Second, sometimes one has to adjust to changing situations. Maybe...
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