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  1. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    If you quit feeding the troll he will go away.
  2. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    Angelo, this is getting a bit ridiculous. No one here is trying to prove anything to anyone, and certainly not to someone with not a clue about the US beekeeping industry. No one here should feel...
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    There is an image posting tutorial on the rules page of beesource.
    http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?225753-Image-Posting-Rules
    Size matters. They should be no larger than 640 x 480.
  4. Re: Labor Cost Overwintering Bees In California?

    Our brokers, past and present, charge $1.00 per hive plus product, every time they open the hive. Depending on how many you have that would be a better $$ deal than the airfare, driving expense but...
  5. Re: Labor Cost Overwintering Bees In California?

    After moving the thread derail to another thread I realized this usefull post from Honey-4-All was lost in the shuffle so am reposting it here:

    Honey-4-All said
    Why not just buy yourself a few...
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    Re: new here

    I would be very concerned about your hive having enough food to make it through winter in St Germain. That colony put lots of resources into building new comb in a year that has been pretty poor,...
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    Re: A stumper

    First, welcome to Beesource and Wisconsin Beekeeping.
    Second, I wouldn't classify bees as "odd animals", lol. I prefer to think of them as highly "misunderstood" but there are many folks here on...
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    Re: first hive

    Hi Amber, welcome to Beesource and the challenge of Wisconsin beekeeping!
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    Re: New Member from Wisconsin

    Welcome - we need more beekeepers in Wisconsin!
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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...
  11. 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.
  15. 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...
  17. 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
  24. 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
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