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    Re: article feedback request

    anyone that believes this article is a fool. nuf said.
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    Re: Goldenrod already?

    there are over 50 kinds of goldenrod. In upstate ny the early bloom does not yield as well as later kinds. flattop is one of the better for yields. can't remember the other 2-3 kinds that yield well....
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    Re: Old wild Bee tree

    If a swarm was to move in its too late for them to build up and store enough honey to survive the winter.
  4. Re: great new Opportunity need advice on capitalization?

    let us know in 5 yrs how ya make out.
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    Re: What % of the comb must be capped?

    you should be ok to extract. 75% capped is the basic rule. any honey gathered is ripend during that night. as long as there is no major flow on the honey should be ok moisture wise. honey can be of...
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    Re: Paramount Farms buying out beekeepers?

    If they do have thier own bees I'm sure it will be a good tax write off for them. lol
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    Re: what % of colonies are productive?

    next summers crop starts this fall. make sure they have plenty of honey for the winter. too many losses means ya start out with a handicap to overcome. beekeeping used to be easy until mites.
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    Re: what % of colonies are productive?

    If you exceed 15-20% non-productive hives you need to look at your management skills. this is from a commercial view. during the summer we have 1-2 drone layers per yard. these are used as supers and...
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    Re: Brood box full of honey

    when fall gets here and the bees think about surviving an unknown winter this may not be a bad thing.
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    Re: hello from vermont

    welcome to the real world of beekeeping.
  11. Re: Transporting hives to pollination jobs w/o a forklift

    we have not used staples in 20 yrs. unless your putting them on a lawn wheels do not work well. too rough ruts etc. we used plastic straps with a buckle and rachet tool to tighten. uline company. by...
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    Re: What Percent of Hives Are Feral vs Kept

    the number of feral colonies in an area would be directly related to the number of managed bees in the same area.
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    Re: Skimming your clarifier

    a skimmer for ice fishing works well. rugged and cheap.
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    Re: which bee magazine is the best?

    there is no best of anything. Just personsal opinion. the bee culture is geared toward hobby beekeepers and abj has always been for more advanced beekeepers. I would try both and see what works best...
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    Re: uncapping for 100 hives

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    sorry for not getting back to you quicker. my uncapping plane is over 20yrs old and made in canada. I suspect that they are all made by one or two companies. they do not hurt your...
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    Re: uncapping for 100 hives

    use an uncapping plane and put your money into handling cappings as this will be your bottleneck.
  17. Re: Farm license plates (benefits or regulations)

    In nys the main advantage of an agriculture plate is no sales tax has to paid when you buy a truck. we also have a farm plate but is only good from farm to farm. as said every state is different. our...
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    Re: Angry landowners

    probably this is ya had to be there but if there is a road or drive way it will be much more firm than tilled land. stay on the roadway. just comman sense to me but I grew up on a farm.
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    Re: why is my honey cloudy

    pressed = air bubbles = cloudy. let it set before bottling. heating would also help
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    Re: Honey in brood boxes

    bees like to eat too. Is there any brood?
  21. Re: My Steps to become a Commercial Beekeeper - Needing Critique

    from my 50 plus yrs of commercial beekeeping I dare say 30% plus of commercial guys will soon be retiring. look for someone sucessful and work for them for 2-5 yrs. maybe you could work a deal with...
  22. Thread: Truck Tires

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    Re: Truck Tires

    we had 4 komo tires rated E and the tread came off two. never again. goodyears are my prefference but had good luck with firestone. also we have had goosdyear from walmart. they worked good. they are...
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    Re: How many medium brood bodies?

    In upstate ny we use 3 with a qx above. we use 2 high for the ones we take to sc. we started out with deeps but now perfer all med supers for brood nest and extracting. makes life easier.
  24. Re: What about heavy smoking to kick wax building into gear?

    my favorite saying is that "some bees will survive regardless of what the beekeeper does" this is a good example. lol
  25. Re: Captured 3 swarms and all 3 left again???

    the bees may have realized a nuc is small for future expansion. next time try a full size hive body.
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