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    Re: Foundation or not?

    "Foundationless is noticeably faster."

    In my experience I have never known that to be the case. As most of us fully realize bees will only drawn comb as the need dictates, depending upon several...
  2. Re: Have you ever proselytized for beekeeping?

    "You have to wonder how those bees manage to make it with no feeding... "

    I don't wonder at all. There is a simple ratio involved; rob too much honey from your bees when there really isn't an...
  3. Re: Recent experiences with Rossman Apiaries?

    I have placed orders with Rossman's for several years and have always been pleased with their sales and marketing approach. The items were always sent out immediately, and they followed up with...
  4. Re: Buy proven survivor stock or continue to develop my own

    well stated Tom
  5. Re: Buy proven survivor stock or continue to develop my own

    well stated Tom.
  6. Re: Buy proven survivor stock or continue to develop my own

    "but too hot for the average bee keeper"... Your post indicated that you have only been keeping bees for a few years. Aren't you also an average beekeeper? What would make you assume that someone...
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    Re: The End of F.W.JONES beekeeping supplies...

    Now thats what we all like to see a real "feel good" happy ending to the story...a couple of gentlemen working out a mis-understanding.
  8. Re: Maxant Extractor reel/basket runout comparison

    Good luck with your next extractor if you purchase one.
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    Re: Fall flow not happening in Midwest?

    Tommy

    My comment was directed towards Marc the original poster not you.
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    Re: Fall flow not happening in Midwest?

    Nucs have to be given stores in order for them to build up to a point where they have foragers to collect available nectar. Check your strong hives to see if they are storing a surplus. Nucs are...
  11. Re: There has to be a better way (moving hives)

    We move a lot of hives here to establish other yards but I would never entertain the idea with maxed out colonies at the peak of their production. We move most of the colonies as singles (in the...
  12. Re: Maxant Extractor reel/basket runout comparison

    (missing the bolt-down lugs to mount to my platform)

    Thats not a Maxant supplied item is it? I bought by bolts from Home Deport to secure my base to my platform.

    "Heck, Dadant is doing it! "...
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    Re: Beekeeper out of convenience

    "Now I have my own hive "

    Welcome Kelly. As the bee colony in your wall is non-accessible you really don't have a hive; the bees have just taken up residence. Remove them from the wall and put...
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    Re: Where to Buy Bulk Sugar?

    Mann Lake Ltd.
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    Re: can robbing be genetic?

    Italians wrote the book.
  16. Thread: allenby

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    Re: allenby

    I'm a little further south. Santa Fe region. Welcome
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    Re: Hive turned mean

    I have one yard that has definately built up to a fever pitch with nectar collection. Currently my flow is still very strong with alfalfa. I am fortunate that my locations are very condusive to a...
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    Re: Hive turned mean

    There was a thread here not long ago that I participated in regarding a laying queen reaching the so called "layers" of sperm deposited by numerous drones during mating. If she managed to mate...
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    Re: Mann Lake 18/9 vs Maxant 20/10 Extractor

    Maxant is 4-5 weeks out on their basic extractor? Hmmmmm..Have you checked with one of their retail outlets they sell to? You would not be disappointed with the Maxant 20. All their equipment is...
  20. Thread: New Bottler

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    Re: New Bottler

    Maxant

    Well i'm open to any scratch and dent items so if one of the guys happens to drop something in the shop sometime soon..well....i'd be interested.
  21. Thread: New Bottler

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    Re: New Bottler

    Sorry I need to edit my own thread. The Maxant tank by price comparison is the 600-5 at $1575.00 I currently have the Maxant 600-2 and 600-3 bottlers.
  22. Thread: New Bottler

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    New Bottler

    I'm in the market for another heated bottlying tank. Been looking at the Dadant 70 gal. (850 lb.) heated tank ($1,815) less the bottlying valve. Looks like a pretty choice except for the plastic...
  23. Re: Coal black and dark Forrest green pollen..

    propolis
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    Re: re-liquifying honey

    I'm with papa, I have right on my rear label, DO NOT MICROWAVE.
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    Re: Labeling of Honey

    welcome to the world of adulturated honey. Either by ignorance, accident or intentional its still the same thing. 60% of the honey on our store shelves is most likely the same thing. Just a fact.
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