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    Re: hello from Illinois

    there is a local association down by you. you can find it on ilsba.com
    good luck
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    Re: Looking for singles or bulk nucs

    Where in Michigan are you located at?
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    Re: Sugar up North

    Thanks for the plug Rich, We will have more sugar later this winter. If you need some now I would go with hfcs you can get a 3000 lb tote delivered for about $1100. from Batory foods like Rich...
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    Re: Pollen sub mixer

    I use a cement mixer. I can do about 80 lbs to a batch. It is really fast and easy.
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    Re: Taste Test?

    Not sure kids are a good comparison but, I did the same test. Organic expelled soy meal, corn meal, yeast, bee pro. The expelled soy meal was a 100 to 1 favorite by the bees.
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    Re: Winter hives in Texas

    What does local knowledge have to do with it?
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    Re: Winter hives in Texas

    can you get a semi on to the land?
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    Re: Master Beekeeping Course

    It is a joke. As long as you are good at remembering facts from reading you will pass. The field work is very basic. Does not mean you will be a better beekeeper.
    If you are looking for...
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    Re: Bee Package Cages

    find out where they came from there should be s stamp on them somewhere. To buy them new it is about $7 each. I am sure you could get $3 for them used. Call the package producers in CA they...
  10. Re: Raisin sugar for feeding bees? Whats your thought about it?

    You are in CA so feeding them will be easy. Looks like the sugar is fructose and glucose so they may store most of it. Have him give you names of other beekeepers that have fed it and talk to...
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    Re: Pollen sub mixer?

    I had a hand held mortar mixer. did not work the mix is too thick. I am back to the old cement mixer tuning and turning and turning.
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    Re: Cleaning Honey Room?

    does anyone have a answer to the OP Question. How do you clean your walls. Mine are painted and I need to get it ready for inspections.
  13. Re: How's the Illinois swarm season going

    With all the rain we have had in N. IL we are now seeing swarms being thrown. I have had 4 calls in the past 2 days. It looks like the rain is going to stop for a while and the bees know it so...
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    Re: Bee Transportation

    And then there is the CO2 that you have to get rid of. each on of these packages give off the same heat as a 20 watt light bulb. so you have to keep enough fresh air coming in to keep the CO2...
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    Re: Hello From Northern Illinois

    Welcome to beesource. get ready it is very addictive.
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    Re: Should we try pollinating?

    Talk to John and Sheri they may have some CA leads for you.
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    Re: Treatment Free Honey

    Have you seen Lake county IL. It is nothing but high end manicured homes and lawns. They have the highest use of insecticide and pesticide usage in the whole state. Do the home owners know this?...
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    Re: transporting packages

    150 packages is not a lot to haul. you can get 200 in the back of a standard pickup with room to spare. They need air but not wind. time of year and distance is a factor. 150 packages in the...
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    Re: open drum feeding

    here is a pic of us feeding in MS. We made a round float that has slats in it for the bees to drink from. it has a half in clearing to the edge of the drum and when they are empty there maybe a...
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    Re: Hi from Illinois!

    welcome
  21. Re: Competing in the local market place???

    Just stop in or call. They may want more then one local honey guy on the shelf. They may not have a good relationship with the existing provider and want to change. The person there now may one...
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    Re: Hello from Madison Wi

    Dadant in Watertown will have everything you need including bees. Matt is a great guy and is a beekeeper also so he can walk the talk. there is also the mad town beekeepers association in Dane...
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    Re: 2014 die off

    heintz88, are you for hire this spring? I just bought out another beekeeper so I am way up.
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    Re: edwards mast off of bobcat 610

    do you have the tail wheel for it also? can I just take everything off the 610 and put it on the 743?
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    Re: 2014 die off

    This is a commercial thread so their responses do not count. If I could baby just 22 hives all would be alive as well.
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