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  1. Thread: Order of Hive

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    Re: Order of Hive

    Does anyone know what the bees would do? I can't be the first person to think of this!
  2. Thread: Order of Hive

    by CWoods
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    Order of Hive

    Hello all!

    Forgive me if this is obvious, but do yall know if I can put my hive like this? -->
    Cover
    Inner cover (no upper entrance)
    Brood box (10 frames of honey,pollen,brood)
    Queen excluder...
  3. Thread: Bee Pictures

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    Bee Pictures

    Thought yall may like this pic I took of my bees today. Enjoy!
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    Re: Inspiration to keep going

    Good Call Barry Digman!
    I really appreciate these comments. Just so yall know, I do have a college education. The commercial guy I worked for did not....haha kinda funny. But I do think accounting...
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    Re: Nuc/Bee business plan?

    Thanks Householder! Great info! I really like getting advise from different people. Super thankful for guys like yall!

    CW
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    Re: Nuc/Bee business plan?

    Good Call Householder! Just for curiosity, is there an average time of year you shake your bees? I bet it is chilly in Ohio until April or May. Do you think doing some packages has any effect on your...
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    Re: Inspiration to keep going

    Good call WLC

    I am going to have to have some experience wintering my own hives through winter before I feel confident in selling bees.

    Don't you have to be state inspected to sell bees? Does...
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    Re: Inspiration to keep going

    Actually yes he was. There is another outfit in Andrews. But he was mainly in Hiawasee. You familiar with this area???

    WLC- I was actually thinking about doing a FSA loan to start with about 50...
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    Re: Nuc/Bee business plan?

    Thanks man! Nice to see you helping!
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    Re: Inspiration to keep going

    Thanks all for your comments!
    It is awesome to read the information and sort through it all. As for my business skills....they are yet to be had. That is why I am starting from the ground up. My...
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    Re: Inspiration to keep going

    Thanks Ms. Sheri :)
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    Re: Inspiration to keep going

    Really? For every 100 hives the net is 6 grand? So for a 500 hive yard you would only net 30 grand.....hmmmm.......you sure...?
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    Nuc/Bee business plan?

    Hello all!

    I have spent the past year with a commercial beekeeper. He took time to explain how to build an apiary to maximize honey production.

    I was just curious if anyone knew where to get...
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    Re: Deep fried Bees?

    Is this like John the Baptist in the wilderness? Are any of yall wearing camel hair?
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    Re: Inspiration to keep going

    Thanks BMAC!

    I really appreciate your response. I totally don't want to be invasive...I know the question is but I just am tired of people saying beekeeping is a money pit and you'll never recoup...
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    Inspiration to keep going

    Hello all!

    I finished working for a commercial guy this past year and this year I am on my own.

    I noticed there are some people (i call them beesource trolls) that always talk like there is...
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    Re: What is better -- Bees or Honey?

    Thanks for the input yall. It seems to be divided down the middle.
    I guess what I am wondering is what do the commercial guys concentrate on. I agree diversify but it would seem like it would be...
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    What is better -- Bees or Honey?

    Hello all!

    I was wonder what yall thought. I know there are people that make money by honey sales alone. I know there are people that make money by bee sales alone.

    If yall had to pick one or...
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