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    bee hauling and seasons

    I am currently not raising my own bees. Instead I have gone back onto the road driving truck OTR regional at the moment.

    My plans are to get my own authority and run my own truck and step deck. ...
  2. Thread: Cops and Bees

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    Re: Cops and Bees

    What's to argue,

    As a commercial driver, the 10 Hours is wrong information.



    One, I am not the beekeeper. I am a truck driver hired to haul the commodity. And my trucks are not controlled...
  3. Thread: Cops and Bees

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    Re: Cops and Bees

    actually,

    You are allowed to drive up to 11 hours per day and up to 14 hours on-duty continuous.

    With a 72 mile per hour truck, you can pretty much average about 68 mph and get about 700 miles...
  4. Re: looking for other beeks from meeker county mn!!!

    thanks,

    Haven't looked there since early june, so that's new information to me.

    Funny because I left the syrup on until they wouldn't take it.
    I watched the bees coming in with pollen on the...
  5. Re: looking for other beeks from meeker county mn!!!

    Still looking for other Beeks.


    A little more background.

    June 12, I put a second body on my hives.

    June 19, I went and checked the hives with my 10 yo daughter. Things were good. All...
  6. Re: looking for other beeks from meeker county mn!!!

    Thanks, but no....
  7. looking for other beeks from meeker county mn!!!

    If you keep bees around meeker county mn, could you please contact me.

    Pm here is fine.
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    Re: Collins feeder vs DIY Home Depot Feeder

    I made mine from an ice cream bucket.

    the ice cream was good too.

    Used a push pin to make the holes and it worked just fine.
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    Re: Business plan for about 100 hives

    he can account for it's value and assign a value to depreciate it.

    First: He has the actual cost of the components. The wood is costing him something. So are the nails and the glue. It's likely...
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    how many have watched.....

    Went and checked on the bees last night after 10 days of leaving them be.

    Had the chance to literally watch one of the bees open up the cell and crawl out. Rather interesting.
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    Re: Child's Bee Suit

    dadante is the only place I am finding them...

    Or small tyvek suits and the smallest I can find them is online only. $4.50 about for the suit. $15 to ship 2.
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    Re: How does weather effect package bees

    It's been 10 days since I installed my packages. Today was the second day that I was comfortable pulling frames from the hive. And there was a really good start on brood.

    It's been raining,...
  13. Thread: First hives

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    10 day inspection

    After 10 days, finally had a good day for doing an inspection other than just checking for syrup. Weather is going to go south again, so it will be 7 days at least before I can plan on getting back...
  14. Thread: would you????

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    Re: would you????

    good points, thanks....

    And the weather lately has NOT been friendly.
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    would you????

    I have two hives, both are new packages installed a week ago.

    one seems to really be using the syrup, and the other one not so much.

    Looking at them on Wednesday, they are both putting up...
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    Re: What Do You Do To Help Stop Vandalism??????

    if they can watch you working with the bees, they can watch you install a camera.....
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    Re: Signs of AFB infestation

    almost like a white shirt. You need to look at it from an angle though. We did it in a room in a museum. It wasn't bad with the lights on, but when you turned the lights out directly over head, it...
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    Re: Signs of AFB infestation

    March at our class at UMN, we had a hive that we could look at the had AFB. They showed us how to inspect for it with a black light. The stuff really showed up. Stunk pretty good too.
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    Re: Mann Lake Frames

    if you look at the way the assemble them in the factory, they go the opposite direction. Can't say I agree with that move either.
  20. Thread: First hives

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    Re: First hives

    well, just got back from checking on the girls 24 hours later. I can tell they will have different personalities already.

    The hive on the right had pushed the leaves out of the opening and were...
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    Re: Starter fuel for bee smoker

    I crumple up a 1/4 sheet of newspaper and light it up, topped with a bunch of aspen bedding chips for the chinchilla
  22. Thread: First hives

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    Re: First hives

    Risky,

    Have you noticed any issues using treated BB? I was leary or which to order and opted on the side of not wanting rotten wood.
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    Re: First hives

    Actually it was how the light was hitting at that time. No matter the angle, I was going to get rays like that. They were even coming into my sunglasses like that at the time.

    Yes, they are...
  24. Thread: First hives

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    Re: First hives

    I think they will like the new home and the neighborhood.

    Sorry for the blurriness. Editing it from web to paint to picassa and resizing really mussed it up....
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    Re: First hives

    Yes, they face SE
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