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    Re: Hello from SW WYO!

    I pulled up Evanston,WY on google earth I am guessing that is where you are from. Wyoming is full of good ranch country so I would get a couple of hives if I were you. Personally I like the plastic...
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    Re: Propane Fogger

    I don't think it would work too good as a smoker, If you try it make certain it is hot enough to not push out hot liquid or you will be killing bees. If you want to keep your smoker going you should...
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    Re: Hello from SW WYO!

    I can't speak about SW Wyoming, all I know about that area is if it is like Rawlins the winds blows too much for my taste. So first of all make sure that city hall does not have objection about...
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    Re: SKC super queens fact or myth

    if you split one hive 5 times and all the splits built up and survived then I would definately say it was a good investment. Who did you buy the queen from?
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    Re: SKC super queens fact or myth

    Yes I have dealt with Mathew, RA Nebraska, and he is an upstanding person and I bought some queens from him last year but unfortunately my uncle took them so I don't know how they did after the...
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    SKC super queens fact or myth

    So before we all heard and experianced the fact that many of us paid Russell apiaries for queens that were not delivered, and please let us not get into all of that, there were several reports of the...
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    Re: Ask Questions Here!

    I think one thing to keep in mind about being treatment free is location. Those in california have it tough because of the huge influx of migratory bees. Dr. Russell mentioned one time that even...
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    who buys propolis and pollen

    I am working on getting setup to trap propolis and pollen this coming year. who buys bulk raw propolis and pollen. I have 100 hives so it might be a fair amount of it. thanks
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    Re: Looking at new yard

    Well I will try to answer your questions based on my little experiance. I don't know for sure but I think both white and yellow sweet clover honey is very similar. Here in Colorado sweet clover...
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    Re: Bee yard in Colorado

    Hey Steve. I currently don't have a yard in Saguache, I had to move to Monte Vista to work for a drilling company here. I do know of a couple spots that I would like to put bees in Saguache once I...
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    Re: Bee yard in Colorado

    I could probably find you one but it would be a long way from mesa county
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    Re: AHBs as Pests -- Pros and Cons

    Well the AHB hives I have are dang near fool proof LOL. After going to California and putting my bees into the frying pan of everything under the sun I can tell you that everything that I suspected...
  13. Re: 110 acres to plant for your bees, what would you plant? What would you NOT plant?

    If you have irrigation that Clover is really a great honey producer. If it is dry land then yellow sweet clover is really good. If it were me and there was Canola next door then I would concentrate...
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    Re: Advice on plans for 2013

    my advice is just move the bees at night and preferably in a pickup. After you arrive at your destination just sit and relax for a while. Give them a little bit to calm down. happy beekeeping
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    Re: Winter Bee Feeding (Ohio)

    First of all you have to know if the bees like the taste of it. Then there is the complexity of figuring out if it has all the correct amino acids that are required to keep the bees and the brood...
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    Re: Africanized Bees

    I am not necessarily raising AHB but have gotten several hives of them over the last couple years. In my opinion putting a EHB queen in does seam to immediately calm them down a bit. Finding the...
  17. Calling on TX beekeepers for some advice

    In order to achieve my goal of becoming a full time commercial beekeeper I think I am going to have to move back to TX and go to work in the oil patch. I lived around Midland for a short while and...
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    Re: Hello, New member from Chowchilla, Ca.

    Well I have to tell you, from what I can tell you are in a rough area. With all the bees around there during almond pollination your bees could get exposed to all sorts of things. I think some of...
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    Re: Wheres Kingfisher

    I understand exactly how he feels this working for a living plus working bees is tough
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    Radar is correct, sorry I did not explain that very well. 200 hives would be a bit much for any area to sustain them for very long. Besides you would get a horrible honey crop keeping that many...
  21. Re: How many hives needed per field to pollinate??

    The standard tends to be 2 hives per acre. As far as hedgerows there are many options, one of the better things that I have heard of being done is to plant alfalfa around the ends, this is done in...
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    Re: Anyone use a fogger for mite control

    I have one and unlike many folks I believe that sometimes we all need a little extra to help us stay healthy. If my dog is sick I take it to the vet, if I have cows sick they too see the vet, and...
  23. I need a 12v thermostat any advice as where to get one

    I am needing a 12v thermostat, or temperature controller. I would like something that is fairly accurate and doesn't have a large deferential between the on and off point. I could go with 110v but...
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    Re: Need Help With Africanized Bees!!!

    If you an can keep them a 100 feet or so from where he is going to be running the cab you are probably fine. Does the tractor have a cab?? What is the neighbors property like. If they don't do...
  25. Re: Selling established nucs - survivor/feral stock vs bloodlines

    You can sell them in wood boxes or cardboard. Keep one thing in mind, they could be AHB and one you might have issues requeening and two it will take 90 days to completely get rid of all the mean...
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