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    Re: Labor Cost Overwintering Bees In California?

    Hey, I wonder which hive flies sooner on a cool February morning, a 8 frame single or an 8 frame double?? Oh wait, no one cares about that.
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    Re: Labor Cost Overwintering Bees In California?

    We run all singles. I get paid for a six frame average. And am allowed a 4 frame minimum. Most are pushing 8 frames. Singles make sense for me. No easier inspection than tipping up a single!!
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    Re: minimizing robbing

    Mann lake sells the pallet tarps for six or four way honey pallets. Stops robbing, dust and rain! I guess you could take the lids off of the neighbors hives first to get your bees robbing there...
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    Re: Bad Commercial Beeks

    We should try to get as many of our tax dollars back.
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    Re: How much wax is in a barrel of cappings?

    We pack our barrels, but we usually get 150 pounds of rendered wax per barrel.
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    Re: Paramount Farms buying out beekeepers?

    Sounds like market value, and they want you to come on as a manager with good benefits! Lol!!
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    Re: Paramount Farms buying out beekeepers?

    I talked to the guys at Paramount about a month ago after hearing some crazy rumors, and the guy in charge of buying told me that they hadn't bought any bees this year. None since they originally...
  8. Re: Prairie Beekeepers Skip Fall And Dive Right Into Winter

    Weather manipulation? Or just incapable weather persons? Lol
  9. Thread: Black bees

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    Re: Black bees

    Just old bees that have robbed on barrels. The other bees seem to groom all the fuzz of of them. See it all the time since we barrel feed.
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    Re: Early frost up here in the Peace Region

    My brothers red delicious apples have ripened a month early even though we had a cold summer. Ice age any one?
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    Re: Custom extraction

    Ten percent plus wax.
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    Re: Closed to the public?

    I would love if more of my land owners stopped in and checked us out. Not so I can show off or anything but so they can become more emotionally invested in my business. Maybe they won't knock down...
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    Re: Heat exchanger temp setting

    Sounds like you should buy cook n beals uncapper. All the wax is pulverized.
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    Re: Heat exchanger temp setting

    How hot does your honey come out of your respective hot rooms? That is most likely the difference. Oh, a 120 for 2 heat exchanges and separators and a 120 for 1 heat exchange and separator. Half the...
  15. Re: UPDATE: Who ever uses the VMVaporizer, there's a new step-by-step video!

    I bought 2 of these last year. I didn't get the rod, pouch, measuring tube, or any safety equipment.
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    Re: Paramount Farms buying out beekeepers?

    They are looking for complete bee operations. With the conditions that the owner manages it for a certain number of years I hear. Now who would do that unless they are paying well above market value...
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    Paramount Farms buying out beekeepers?

    So I am hearing that Paramount farms is trying to buy out beekeepers. Is this true? And if so what is the end game? I hear they may be trying to buy 90 thousand hives!
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    Re: Experienced Beekeeper Seeking Employment

    Any luck?
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    Re: summer mite populations and crashes

    One could use formic acid pads with supers on. It will be too hot no doubt, but I would rather kill a few queens than a whole bee outfit.
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    Re: buying a cappings spinner?

    Buy a used spin float. No reason to spend 15 grand at this stage in the game.
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    Re: Angry landowners

    Well, we know why you call yourself saltybee now!
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    Re: Angry landowners

    I would just tell him how dire your circumstances are. The bees needed supers now and rain, rain, rain in the forecast. So you made a decision, but next time you will call him and consult him first.
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    Re: If Not Almonds...

    Don't forget those nice guys with the DOT!! When they see my new trucks they get excited. Better off with old junk cuz they know you can't pay the fines.
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    Re: If Not Almonds...

    Or try to make honey
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    Re: Canola Flow in Dakotas?

    I know a guy that runs nd canola. He says that they don't use permanent bee yards, but instead wait to see where the canola is planted and then pay the farmers 500 bucks to put 200 hives down on...
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