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    Re: Why is it such a bad queen rearing year???

    Had 85 take on my 400 june splits. My first round in cali was 70. Bought queens in orland from zs bees month ago. 98 acceptance.
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    Re: Blueberry pollination

    Did you find a blueberry farm?
  3. Thread: Super bee 1 K

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    Re: Super bee 1 K

    My guage on superbee was at 3000 when lifting a 275 gallon tote of thinned syrup.
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    Re: Super bee 1 K

    Pollen sub totes and syrup totes have different weight.
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    Re: Super bee 1 K

    Ben, the superbee will lift more weight than the xrt.
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    Re: Super bee 1 K

    Got a new 1k and wondering where was i before. lol. I tested both before buying. The xrt is a joke.
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    Re: Question for Cowen Silver Queen Uncapper users

    I have slotted and serrated Cowen knives. The serrated do not tear new comb as bad.
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    Re: Question for Cowen Silver Queen Uncapper users

    there should be a adjustment for thickness.
  9. Re: Montana commercial apiary site laws and new beekeepers

    Many beekeepers in your area. Just because you dont see bees doesn't mean they are not there. If you are a sideliner, you can legally keep 5 hives per yard without registration and distance issues....
  10. Thread: Pollination prices

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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    140 is unheard of. Unless they are stolen.
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    Re: Are green peas of any value to bees?

    Peas all around me and never seen a bee on them. Bumble bees work them but not honeybees.
  12. Thread: Show & Tell Time

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    Re: Show & Tell Time

    :thumbsup: Bees generate money. Trucks and forklift don't. Unless your for hire.
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    Re: Chalk Brood, how to treat?

    Bananas help with chalkbrood.
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    Re: Have a Few Questions About Commercial Beekeeping

    3 grand per 10 hives = 30k 100 hives. Easy Money!!!:banana:
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    Re: Have a Few Questions About Commercial Beekeeping

    Good Luck on the 60lbs of honey.
    So you will be selling queenless packages for 125. Queens dont mate in the cold WA springs :doh:
    80 bucks for pollination. I am interested, where can I find such...
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    Re: Have a Few Questions About Commercial Beekeeping

    Not many hives seen off of I90 but go a bit north and this state is overloaded with bees. Every few miles theres a beeyard.
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    Re: Have a Few Questions About Commercial Beekeeping

    Rural? Sounds like the bears are looking forward to taste your hives.
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    Re: Mann Lake Pro-Sweet

    pro sweet is good stuff. I dont see any diff drawing comb. hfcs works well.
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    Re: Have a Few Questions About Commercial Beekeeping

    You just received your packages?? :s Good Luck :thumbsup:
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    Re: Migratory pallet questions?

    I use concrete form/HDO/mdo ply 3/4 . Most companies that make concrete form HDO will sell their blisters and blows 20-30 bucks a sheet. Usually 90%+ is usable. Copper dip the bottom runners if you...
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    Re: wax moth control in 40' sea can

    Burn sulfur in the container.
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    Re: Bad queen, or bad comb?

    Imo pollen and comb that is contaminated with fungicides will lead to breadown of efb and sacbrood plus.mites on top of that. Cull comb and treat the bees. Also probiotics help against efb and...
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    Re: boxes made from treated wood

    I dip my boxes in copper treatment before painting. No negative effects.
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    Re: OA glycerine mix experiment

    Few things to keep in mind. When heating the solution, you boil off the formic acid. Wear a respirator and eye protection. The strips you want to buy are found in Home depot or lowes. They are...
  25. Thread: Oxalic acid fogger

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    Re: Oxalic acid fogger

    Anthony, I will give you a call once we go through round number 2. Know of any beekeepers that have mite infested bees? My bees are low on mites to begin with.
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