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  1. Thread: Loader lights

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    Re: Loader lights

    better for what , keeping bees from coming out or being able to see good.

    one of our lifts has a switch to power top or bottom lites, they are amber, it works out pretty good.
  2. Thread: the gold mine

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    Re: the gold mine

    I was done but honey 4 all, why are you directing that post to me. all that is in your post is no stranger to me except, I would take time out to walk a daughter down the isle, if i understood that...
  3. Thread: the gold mine

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    Re: the gold mine

    I will leave this thread with a simple question to new enteprenours in this trade, when you are contemplating going commercial and asking advise do you want the blue pill or the red pill. yes lots of...
  4. Thread: the gold mine

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    Re: the gold mine

    there have been many posts in the past about some beekeeper with a few hives who wants to go commercial, they start running the math . but that is the problem this is a business with no simple...
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    Re: any commercial overwinter up north

    I know a few who overwinter in the Dakotas and Idaho. some do better than others. on the good side 30% loss, bad side 90% they put the hives into patatoe sheds or ventilated shops. it is a good idea...
  6. Thread: the gold mine

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    the gold mine

    ok I have seen a lot of beeks wanting to know what is the quickest way to get to the riches of commercial beekeeping. just send them to almonds and count the gold and silver bullion they get in...
  7. Re: which state is best to home base if pollinating almonds?

    I am chiming in a little late but wow, well said. honey for all. you must have the gift of gab because this person actually took some of your advise and at least pondered it a little bit.

    just...
  8. Re: How hard is it on a hive to make the migration to California from the east coast?

    I see some of the best hives come from florida. they make the trek just fine, as long as your driver does a good job. don't let that stop you the hives come out of almonds looking great. you have to...
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    Re: Your starting out story

    ok I will be the glass half empty .

    business plan, loan , aspirations. I could go on with this forever.

    the comment about don't tell you about the birds and the bees. what does that mean. if...
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    Re: Italians outpacing Carniolan

    most of my strong hives this spring were carnies, I had a tough time finding strong Italian hives to graft from. we had them we just had way more strong carnies. and of course our afro crossbreeds
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    Re: I would like to be a commercial beek

    That is all you need. Now you will make millions
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    Re: What to do with a squater?

    from all the responsis to this post i gather you should just let the other beek make lots of honey and it would be the right thing to help them pull all that honey they made and put it on their...
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    Re: Paramount Farms buying out beekeepers?

    WOW!!! nuf said i have been schooled by someone with 7 hives
    he must have 1 more than i do which is why i am posting in the commercial section
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    Re: Paramount Farms buying out beekeepers?

    just wanted to add that i realize they are less then 10% of growers but it can start a new trend and force prices lower.
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    Re: Paramount Farms buying out beekeepers?

    i wanted to get back to this post when i had more time.

    i am sure all who read this will not care at all but i see this as a big problem. the reason i have become a commercial beekeeper is that...
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    Re: Closed to the public?

    i can see jims point as we are all dependant on the land owners as i think that was the lady in post. and since we are dependant on them i would feel an obligation to let them on my property. do they...
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    Re: Paramount Farms buying out beekeepers?

    sjvbee did you sell out to paramount at that meeting
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    Re: Trailer Axel #'s for forklifts

    yes I checked the specs after I posted that, but has anyone actually weighed it, we had our trailer fixed by a heavy equipment company and I told them the weight , they seemed to think it was more...
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    Re: Trailer Axel #'s for forklifts

    i know this is late, but first off that 1k is amost 7000 lbs i thaught. reason is i was testing one out on our 2 axle trailer one night moving bees when the trailer frame broke. the 1k is much...
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    Re: I would like to be a commercial beek

    Guy, so what have you decided to do , you sure received a lot of good advice, i will give my 2 cents as a new commercial operator.
    go get a job working for the government. you will make as much or...
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    Re: Do olives really produce nectar?

    jigbee , i don't think wcc is defunct , they were still there last time i stopped in to see if they were buying honey, that is when i figured out there operation
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    Re: Does anyone send singles to almonds?

    what about sending a super on top of lid and have it put on later when needed.
    we had some singles last season and brokers saying the farmer would not want it and was getting passed up at first, but...
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    Re: Q: All Mediums for Almonds...

    i have seen 3 mediums, singles, 8 framers, brand new equipment , old junk-mostly mine. it does not matter just have lots of bees.
    i agree with the grading problem but that is not your problem.
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    Re: Flat deck truck ?

    by the way , we have had that international up some steep dirt roads, I was amazed, of course no forklift behind it and ground dry. good tires help.
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    Re: Flat deck truck ?

    we started off with a 1 ton gas ford, bad idea not enough payload, it is mostly used to feed and move supers, got an older international 4700 for 11500 otd welded some rails on and good to go, so...
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