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    >One large large bee outfit cut the price to $80...

    >One large large bee outfit cut the price to $80 a box last year, when they were graded they came up with a 2.3 average.

    A 2.3 average in beekeeper terms usually means around five to six frames of...
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    The hardest part of hauling bees ( I have been...

    The hardest part of hauling bees ( I have been told Keith) is that after loading and netting then you start driving and at times tired. 18 hours from our area to Texas locations. In warm weather its...
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    Sorry Pahvantpiper I see Madbowbee is from...

    Sorry Pahvantpiper I see Madbowbee is from madera. SHB an issue in Madera Madbowbee?

    Yukon jack
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    Pahvantpiper, Talk of $20 a frame for almond...

    Pahvantpiper,
    Talk of $20 a frame for almond pollination bees ( although might happen in a severe shortage of bees and a price paid by almond growers I would love to see) is simply talk. I have been...
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    Keith, have to take a picture at night so all...

    Keith,
    have to take a picture at night so all the bees will be in the hive for effect?

    I have read your posts on beesource saying you treat for all things which might effect a bee hive. I imagine...
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    Harry, Your last bees worth taking a picture of...

    Harry,
    Your last bees worth taking a picture of was in 2004?
    Even in Oregon bees should be on the front of the hive on July 16th at the hotest time of the day (five thirty PM.) which isn the time...
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    Hey everyone, I am a commercial Midwest...

    Hey everyone,
    I am a commercial Midwest beekeeper and longtime friend of Bob Harrison. I called Bob on his cell phone a few minutes ago and he pulled his bee truck over so i could read the posts. ...
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    The differences in the swinger & Hummerbee exist...

    The differences in the swinger & Hummerbee exist but minor as far as everyday bee work is concerned. The war exists for beekeeper business by both companies.

    My allegence goes to the company (...
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    The USDA-ARS researcher which came up with the...

    The USDA-ARS researcher which came up with the diet (using our tax dollars and private beekeeper funds) is now the head of the company selling the product. A first as far as i have ever heard of....
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    Bob Harrison did an article on Waldo McBurney in...

    Bob Harrison did an article on Waldo McBurney in the fall of 2003 for Bee Culture magazine if you save old Bee Cultures.
    The title was :
    "Centurian Beekeeper"
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    Most beekeepers with bees on pallets (myself) use...

    Most beekeepers with bees on pallets (myself) use the open entrance. I have never seen a closed entrance used with pallets. However with pallets bees moving out on the entrance is not a big deal....
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    I approached a very knowledgeable Midwest...

    I approached a very knowledgeable Midwest beekeeper which always seems to be a step ahead of most in beekeeping issues.

    I said the CCD bees are gone.

    "Dissappeared off the face of the earth?"...
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    loggermike, Thanks for the information. I have...

    loggermike,
    Thanks for the information. I have been considering giving a brewers yeast mix a try.
    We use a cement mixer and have been using HFCS & one of the substitutes sold by the bee supply...
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    You just mix the brewers yeast with fuctose? Are...

    You just mix the brewers yeast with fuctose? Are the patties hard to make?
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    Diana Cox-Foster (Penn State University) has done...

    Diana Cox-Foster (Penn State University) has done some very interesting research on viruses.

    She has found that bees pick up virus off comb and also from flowers which have been visited by bees...
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    News flash! Jeff Pettis ( Beltsville Bee Lab)...

    News flash!

    Jeff Pettis ( Beltsville Bee Lab) says the samples of the large migratory beekeepers all were positive for M. pluton.

    Tylan is not effective for M. pluton.

    Many think those...
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