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    To bee or to pack honey

    I am trying to sell the honey packing part of my business, I realized that I cant do it justice while running bees and raising a family. Anyone else out there have experience with running a small...
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    For all the old beekeepers (20+ years)

    For all of you that may have read my posts in years past, I bid thee fare thee well.

    6 generations, and over 30 years in the bees I do believe that the time has come. For try as I might I...
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    Re: Queen cells not hatching

    Agreed Jim, most the time it works, but as stated in my previous post and to get back on topic, the larger the colony the greater chance for exposure to bqcv. Why not use a swarm box? Was the way...
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    Re: Trucks on I-10 New Mexico and West Texas

    .......we sent over 120,000 thousand hives "americasbeekeeper" ......


    you forgot......
    ........and 5 trillion hive beetle......., ha ha ha
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    Re: Queen cells not hatching

    Alright, not to sound like redneck yokel ( which I might be) but I have seen many instances when queen on finisher shrinks in response to pheromone that cells are emmitting at day 9ish . Said queen...
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    Re: Queen cells not hatching

    Makin,
    Have you looked into your finishers? I went back to using swarm box after same problem seems to help. Set up a second story with piles of "clean" sealed brood a week or 10 days prior to...
  7. Re: a start towards a sideline/commercial business

    Hi Ben,
    Its great to see new young enthusiasm in the commercial aspect of beekeeping. I can offer you a plan to make one million dollars in the first year of beekeeping. First you must have...
  8. Re: Another brilliant Redneck beekeeping idea....

    Thanks guys,
    My initial mite fall count is fairly low, But this late warm fall isn't going to help that unless I get em in check. I'll give it a go with both water and fgmo.
  9. Another brilliant Redneck beekeeping idea....

    So after a season of hard beekeeping I am ready to quit,,,,,again. But must push through and get the mites knocked down ect ect. I was trying to decide what to use, and it looks like those crazy...
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    Re: lemon juices / fumagillin

    OOOOOO cant reveal that information.....................too top secret amungst the inner circle of elite beekeepers. LOL Glacial Acidic Acid IE concentrated vinager.
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    2012 honey market outlook..............................HOPELESS. Even at 2.00/lb with rising fuel and operating costs, you would be better of at .80/lb in 1985 terms. Add to this the up and comming...
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    Re: lemon juices / fumagillin

    put the GA to 'em. That will kill anything..................may be even bees.
  13. Re: How much are you all gettting for your honey?????? In Drums

    hold for $2, and hope that argintinian honey don't end up here
  14. Thread: EPA Memo

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    EPA Memo

    This may have been posted else where, but thought it was worth posting again:

    http://www.beyondpesticides.org/pollinators/clothianidinepamemo110210.pdf
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    Re: The Last Beekeeper

    How in the world do you all have time to blog this much in the spring? Theres bees to be made in them thar hills. This memo may shed some light.............or not. Big Ag is not helping us or...
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    Re: building pallets

    Justin, you can use all but a 16x16" square out of the sheet. You get 4 decks ( enough for 2 pallets) plus if you cut the remainder correctly you can make one more 2 piece deck. As I recall last...
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    Beekeeping Agri-tourism

    I was listening to the radio this morning and there was a story on Agri-tourism. The story said that there was an estimated 1.5 billion in agri-tourism revenue generated in my state last year. Anyone...
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    Re: ban

    Right, that is true
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    American Bee keepers

    YEA! RIGHT ON NICK! Have you seen the "it's not our fault" letter in the latest ABJ from Brown regarding Aussie imports? Basically he is crying about the ban and how the USDA is hurting all those...
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    Re: Shortage of bees in Almonds 2011?

    Long again. Means those brilliant guys that ship with out contract will start under cutting contracts. Which means the farmers will have chips for poker next year. The road goes on forever & the...
  21. un-enforcable

    It was my understanding that it was up to the broker of the out of state beek to collect and report. You can claim expense against this tax. If you broker is a broker at all they can dodge this...
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    Yea, cheap bees are cheap bees. Those dead ones arent the greatest pollinators though. Sounds like the east coast bee keeper needs some Happy Harrisons Hive Revive with top ingredients such as tomato...
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    Daffy duck

    Your dis(grand lisp)pickable! I am starting to hope that those egg heads DO come up with
    a self- pollenating almond so you Cali beeks have to actually TRY to make a living!
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    Re: True Source Honey

    BTW the value of honey has been held back by cheap imports for years. If you look at the cost of food (honey inparticular)relative to living expenses in most other countries, you will see that it is...
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    Re: True Source Honey

    As a pesamistic optimist I don't believe in evil honey packers. More often than not they are "good ol boys,". That find themselves in a capitalistic hole that they have dug over the past few...
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