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  1. Thread: Honey Glut

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    Re: Honey Glut

    What country was that video from?
  2. Thread: Honey Glut

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    Re: Honey Glut

    Well it is in their famous green drums. Makes me wonder
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    Re: Using excel to estimate yearly income

    Syrup doesn't fix poor territory. To have great bees remember pollen!!!
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    Re: Using excel to estimate yearly income

    JRG13, most likely a combo of both. We sent a few frames in with Megan from bee informed partnership but haven't heard anything back. If I ever get hit this hard again I will really have to change...
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    Re: Using excel to estimate yearly income

    It's just that I talk to all of my neighboring bee friends and I also get to drive by their yards. I would take the numbers from bee informed partnership and go with their mortality numbers versus...
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    Re: Using excel to estimate yearly income

    Often I find beekeepers to be like fishermen.
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    Re: Using excel to estimate yearly income

    Well, I didn't say I was losing that many, but yes most do. Huge queen failure issues, pesticide, diseases, poor forage, parasites are among the reasons it tough to keep them alive and thriving. ...
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    Re: Using excel to estimate yearly income

    I think the most recent info from bee informed partnership shows that us beekeepers lose 45 percent annually. So I would guess you will lose more than the 43.48 percent on your high side as far as...
  9. Re: Question for Cowen Silver Queen Uncapper users

    I agree. No such issues in a Cook and Beals uncapper.
  10. Re: Have a Few Questions About Commercial Beekeeping

    If you ran a business that sold 100k worth of goods by starting with 500 dollars, even with your math you must be thinking it may be better to stick with what you know. Right? Why would you want to...
  11. Re: Have a Few Questions About Commercial Beekeeping

    Often new guys think they know it all. Skip past that and admit you know nothing. It will save you lots. In this job I went from knowing it all to thinking I don't know much! Lol. And we have the...
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    Re: How did your almond bees turn out????

    We have all but 2 loads back home in sd. Did those powerful bees go to cali or stay in TX, Sak?
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    How did your almond bees turn out????

    After my bees returned from almonds, we saw the most destructive spray damage ever. The bees as a whole were worse than when they were sent. That is a first for us. They gained weight but it...
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    Wow, that's crazy low. I think it maybe a desire for domestic honey???? I don't know.
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    In the last week or so I got offered 2 dollars for 15 loads but mine is spoken for so I turned the buyer on to another beekeeper. The price isn't as low as the talk.
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    Re: Transporting bees for commercial operations

    I actually prefer the side skirts, but I must be in the extreme minority in that. And I strongly prefer step decks just to keep the center of gravity lower.
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    Re: Time for Supers

    I love beekeepers. Our egos sometimes can barely fit into our bee trucks. Thanks for the pics!
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    Re: Price for double deeps

    I would think a June double wouldn't have near the value of any early hive. Past all shaking splitting and most honey production.
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    Re: CA $15 minimum wage

    I would guess that most beekeepers are paying that or more already. It's a non issue.
  20. Thread: Almond bloom

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    Re: Almond bloom

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  21. Thread: Almond bloom

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    Re: Almond bloom

    Yep, that's what we have in our bees.
  22. Thread: Almond bloom

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    Re: Almond bloom

    I am hearing of beekeepers that have had their bees totally killed in the almonds this year, based on what I have seen with my bees I am not that shocked. I guess the almond board is paying for all...
  23. Re: Why do people always claim there is no $ in bees

    I think it is because we all know a few failed beekeepers. Also, after talking to many bankers in my areas, they basically say that for every successful beekeeper there are 2 that have failed and...
  24. Thread: Almond bloom

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    Re: Almond bloom

    We have received about 10 loads back and it sure seems like the bees took on lots of fungicide. How are the bees looking for everyone? I am hoping the rest of my loads look a bit better.
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    I am not a sue member, but I think it's 7% for 7 years. On year eight you would get the first year's retainer. That's what I have always heard.
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