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  1. Re: Need advice on a good but not to expensive flow meter for syrup?

    :thumbsup:
  2. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    Angelo,

    There's over 30,000 hives for sale in ABJ.
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    Re: Bee Yard/ Holding Yard?

    I'm running out of E WA. I know 4 operations 20k+ hives running WA N to S and many others running 3-4k. Very difficult to find good honey yards and holding yards in this desert without running into...
  4. Thread: Pollen sub mixer

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    Re: Pollen sub mixer

    Prohealth is next to canola oil.
  5. Thread: Pollen sub mixer

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    Re: Pollen sub mixer

    Ben, you could always rent a mixer for a day. or Why not have Keith ship you a pallet. ltl isnt bad...
  6. Re: Replace the queen of quick and simple way : is it true?

    I like to place the queen cells in the middle of brood nest with either a cell protector or some aluminum foil wrapped around the cell. Duct tape also works.
  7. Thread: Pollen sub mixer

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    Re: Pollen sub mixer

    Im pretty sure Keith doesn't mix in tubs. That would be a mess.
  8. Thread: Pollination prices

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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    Well folks, were got some contracts lined up in Colusa County. $180 for 8 frame average.
  9. Thread: 6.7 psd Scorpion

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    Re: 6.7 psd Scorpion

    Just wanted to mention that for 2016, F650/750 Ford is getting rid of the cummins/allison and is using their own 6.7. After 5 years they are pretty confident to install it in their medium duty. I...
  10. Thread: Southbound 2012

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    Re: Southbound 2012

    It's not early and not late either. I like to have pollen sub on end of august and add new sub every month till January. Mark, do you give small amount of sub due to shb?
  11. Thread: 6.7 psd Scorpion

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    Re: 6.7 psd Scorpion

    Seems like a hit or miss with the 2011 fords. Cummins are great motors but I know local guy who blew head gasket twice on his new ram. Im leaning towards Ford just because every dodge vehicle I owned...
  12. Thread: Southbound 2012

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    Re: Southbound 2012

    Thanks for adding link!
  13. Thread: Which feeders

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    Re: Which feeders

    I cant imagine hauling all them cans around just to feed.
  14. Thread: 6.7 psd Scorpion

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    Re: 6.7 psd Scorpion

    I would keep on running 7.3's if I could. If I didn't pollinate almonds then I wouldn't even think about these new trucks. CA emissions...great for small business!!
  15. Thread: 6.7 psd Scorpion

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    Re: 6.7 psd Scorpion

    Is that 4x4 by any chance?:D

    I need a truck that will get into the fireweed yards in the selkirks.
  16. Thread: 6.7 psd Scorpion

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    6.7 psd Scorpion

    Alright folks,

    please post year and miles on your scorpion... Im getting a good deal on "new" '13 f550 so trying to see what others experiences are.
  17. Thread: Latest Truck Build

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    Re: Latest Truck Build

    Whats the length on that flatbed?
  18. Thread: Latest Truck Build

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    Re: Latest Truck Build

    Were looking at adding a new truck and so far it looks like its going to be a new ford 5500 with 6.7l Powerstroke.
  19. Thread: Latest Truck Build

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    Re: Latest Truck Build

    Hows the power in the gasser? Fuel economy?
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    Re: Configuration of almond bee boxes

    I go to almonds and never treat for anything except varroa...
  21. Thread: Southbound 2012

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    Re: Southbound 2012

    Were seeing some hives of other beekeepers arriving in our CA holding yards that were on a late buckwheat and rabbet brush flow... they got the treatments going but those hives aren't looking to...
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    Re: Sugar Syrup Concentration for Cold Weather

    Charlie, do you use 90/10 bakers style fondant? Im thinking about using for mini nucs.
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    Re: Building Brood Before Almond Pollination

    :thumbsup:

    Can't run away from the past...
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    Re: Labor Cost Overwintering Bees In California?

    Amen X4.

    Good luck to everyone this winter!
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    Re: Labor Cost Overwintering Bees In California?

    Driving shouldnt be an issue. Only a 12 hour drive from Lewiston to Red Bluff if thats where they winter. Throw a few totes into your 1 ton and off you go. I like to take 4 totes and take I5. Fill up...
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