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  1. Thread: Apiary for Sale

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    Re: Apiary for Sale

    how many bee yards? give me a call 612 490 1590 thanks, corey
  2. Thread: Almond bloom

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    Re: Almond bloom

    any one in southern region with an update?
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    Re: Honey packaging facility

    You see it from a different angle. I think of someone in Kansas selling just enough honey to local stores and then mike comes in and takes all the business which sucks. Then you find out mike is...
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    Re: Honey packaging facility

    Ha this is so funny, is sqeak creek a sell out?
    Stand up for American honey producers. I would imagine there is plenty of honey right there in Kansas to supply Mike. Why promote middle men driving...
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    Re: Honey packaging facility

    Stop importing honey, whats the point?

    You should buy all the very expensive bottling stuff and get a bit of bee knowledge and go around undercutting your hardworking neighbors.

    Stop giving...
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    Re: Honey packaging facility

    I thought a ton was 2000 lbs?
  7. Re: Queen Cells Carthage TX Starting March Reserve early

    Please call with any questions about pricing and timing.

    Mated queens also available.
    min. order 50
  8. Thread: Poster Child

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    Re: Poster Child

    This is a tough one, I just read over most of the posts here and they all seem correct in my opinion. So where does that leave us?
    Yes the timeline is sort of true although I think Apistan...
  9. Thread: $1.75 Honey

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    Re: $1.75 Honey

    For a commercial beekeeper the difference between rice and honey is pretty obvious. Unless its wild rice in northern MN and you are a hobby beekeeper but thats a whole different deal.

    This forum...
  10. Thread: $1.75 Honey

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    Re: $1.75 Honey

    Yes it is cheap imports bringing the prices down. Certain packers, one in Iowa now only deal in imported honey. They have taken many customers from packers like Kallas honey who only deals in...
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    Re: Almond pollination 2016

    Vanderpump rules!

    How do you have time to be on here? Shouldn't you be out strapping your hives to pallets?
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    Re: Almond pollination 2016

    So your bees dont eat during the winter?
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    Re: What is the per hive value?

    Yes i think this is more like it if your buying a business and not just a load of bees. I have even read things that suggest a 5-10 times annual gross. Not sure what would apply to a bee business....
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    Re: Hives after almonds?

    $160 should get you a decent single.
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    Re: Hives after almonds?

    If it were a good double in good equipment would you pay $250?
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    Re: Anybody Using the vmvaporizer to treat for mites?

    Yep I like to see it billowing out the lid for about a second
  17. Thread: Inline Filters

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    Re: Inline Filters

    Not at all. Heating your honey above 90-100f is completely pointless and effects the structure of the honey. I run our hotroom at 90f and our heat exchanger at 110f.

    if your goal is to have non...
  18. Re: What is the latest on the demand for bees in the almonds this year?

    yes i know there is plenty of demand for bees and can send them easily. Its just over the years i here about so many people paying more for better bees. Well every year i send big doubles and get...
  19. Re: What is the latest on the demand for bees in the almonds this year?

    Interested because i have bees available to send.
  20. What is the latest on the demand for bees in the almonds this year?

    Is there less hives needed this year? Prices? Has there been much rain?
    Maybe things will change when all the bees come out of the cellars? Will the bees crashing make a higher price in the end?
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    Re: Anybody Using the vmvaporizer to treat for mites?

    I did use sticky boards and saw good mite kill. I also ether role often, just not yet this round. We work through our bees very often so i dont think its flying blind. The bees seem vibrant after the...
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    Re: Anybody Using the vmvaporizer to treat for mites?

    No I didnt do any ether roles. While cleaning bottom boards and working the bees I get a good idea of mites being killed and mites on bees. I don't have enough experience with this yet to be sure...
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    Re: Anybody Using the vmvaporizer to treat for mites?

    I have the VM unit and started using it late August for the first time. If you operate it correctly and give all hives an even adequate dose
    (white thick vapor) its only about 4 seconds per hive....
  24. Thread: Honey totes

    by MNbees
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    Re: Honey totes

    Well I use a blanket to slowly melt the few totes i need to. I heat slowly and stir twice a day. I set the blanket at 99 degrees. As for the others its not my business. There is usually some honey...
  25. Thread: Honey totes

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    Re: Honey totes

    I use all totes and own them. They are the normal ones and its the best thing ever for us. So clean and easy to seal. I do stack them with warehouse forklift. I called it barrel wrestling before and...
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