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    Re: Cheap Nucs?

    I like it. All they do is drive to GA and collect the money.
    Did you hear about the company a few years back that lost a load (over heated) of packages. Yep they had remorgage their house and...
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    Re: Wax Rendering

    We only render to buy.
    So we buy in at $3.15 a lb on capping and $1.60 on slum and that is finish good price (not gross).
    Another question that always comes up too is freight. Since we only...
  3. Re: what to do with dead hive while waiting for package bees

    Oh yea, Bees don't like robbing frames of honey only syrup.:scratch: That is some advice that I would want to give out.:rolleyes:
    I have over 600 boxes of syrup set up in the yards right now waiting...
  4. Re: what to do with dead hive while waiting for package bees

    Use a new fruit sprayer. mix up 1:2 mix of sugar syrup. You only need to fill 4-5 frames. Leave room for the queen to work.
  5. Re: what to do with dead hive while waiting for package bees

    Sounds like you have it all ready for your new bees. Best of luck this year, its going to bee a great one for honey production.:thumbsup:
  6. Re: Might be a silly question....where you process honey

    I remember extracting in the kitchen and bottling in the dinning room as a kid. We extracted 5 ton the last year we worked out of the kitchen. Their was 7 of us kids and we took turns cracking the 4...
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    Re: best selling container?

    For raw honey we only use glass (12 oz hex is the best seller) good for creamed honey too. 1 pound squeeze invert has doubled our repeat sales customers (easier to use so they use more of it). The...
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    Re: Sugar vs HFCS

    For me it all come down to the $$$$. Some years FHCS and others sugar. For the last two years I had a bakery drop 3 loads of sugar water off at my warehouse. Not always the best of stuff, but for...
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    Re: Comb honey to sell

    Our comb supers are all painted HOT PINK so we don't miss them.:p:o
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    Re: Making Comb honey to sell ?

    If you selling by the piece then 11 frames would work out great. I now of one comb honey producer that only uses 11 frames.

    Georgiabees
    Our flow is so strong sometimes we can produce 3 good...
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    Re: Making Comb honey to sell ?

    Yes, you would have more pieces, but less weight per piece.
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    Re: Beeswax for sale

    Melting again so I have more 25 lb cases for $155 shipped.:applause:
    I have 20 case of the 16-1 lb bar (each bar is wrapped) for $100 each shipped.:applause:
    Pm me or text or email me. 419-581-1707...
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    Acorn Bee LLC

    Sorry a little slow to report. This was 2014 order to try there product out.
    Last summer I was coming into a heavy honey flow and needed frames. I had seen acorn bee llc in the ABJ and gave Nick a...
  14. Re: Anyone Used Draper or Thistledew Apiaries in Pennsylvania and West Virginia?

    Draper's:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
  15. Re: Wholesaling 3 pound packages in OHIO

    2015 packages are sold out!!!!!

    Still have some nucs and hives up for spring sale. Check out my Ohio nuc ad.
    Thanks,
    Ron
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    Joe,
    Just 2 # packages.
    We give the bees what they need, where they need it in the hives. Gets me one more frame ahead of the game. Sure the bees can do it themselves, but time is money in the...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    From the time we shake them in or split them they stay in that spot until we shake them out in the fall. No flow chaser here. Most fall shake out avg 8-10 pounds of bees, which is sold for $20-25...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    Joe,

    Every once in a while I get a super queen that draws from all the hive in the yard and we do a 600+ lb production from that hive. Luckly the one beside it is a one or two honey super hive....
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    MP,
    I'm in NW Ohio and I can produce 3x more with a package then a over winter hive. I had a 2 lb package installed March 23 and produce 13 medium supers by the end of Oct. They don't all do that...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    Christmas cards, Sea food dinners, Deep sea fishing trips, crews, exc. LOL:popcorn:
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    Re: I WILL ALWAY BUY PACKAGES

    HC That price was in 1979. Didn't buy many package until mites. We didn't transport packages back in the day, so it cost us $1.25 a package for delivery too.:eek: We do all our own package...
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    Re: I WILL ALWAY BUY PACKAGES

    $80K+ for 2015 packages, and another $7k+ for extra queens for splitting. Yes splitting! Packages go in the end of March and split the ones that need splitting in May (avg. 1/3 that need split). Not...
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    Re: Hive Hosting Payment by Honey

    if he wants a 1/4 of honey he should paid 1/4 of the expenses.
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    Re: I WILL ALWAYS BUY PACKAGES

    MP, I'm sure you have learned how to raise good bees for what you need them for.

    As a honey producer, I have learned with the right package supplier. I can produce 3X the amount of honey with...
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    Re: Best Bottling tank?

    I own two Maxant bottlers and made my money back 100x over. We use them for everything from bottling to melting wax to heating syrup. The one is over 20 years old and still use it every day. Really...
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