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    Me and you both! I hope to have all of this ironed out by September.
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    I will speak with Kelley company, one of the companies I have been working with start their discounts with orders of 3k annually which I am already past. Thanks for the advice.
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    Re: whole sale

    Would you consider a substantial purchase as 10k or more?
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    I would believe 20% is fair
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    Ok let me explain it this way. I have a heating and cooling business. When I purchase from my whole seller my discount is roughly 30% compared to someone purchasing at the same business without an...
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    I am wanting to buy 10 frame hive kits, $1500 at a time then as demand grows $3,000 at a time. Any ideas on that?
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    whole sale

    I am working on setting up with a whole saler. I am curious if anyone has an "average" figure on the wholesale discount percentage may be industry wide? Thanks
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    Re: East ky bee question

    I am just outside of prestonsburg. I would like that, PM me more info. Thanks,

    Justin
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    Re: East ky bee question

    Just wanted to update, in about a week I have had two medium supers filled and capped. The supers above them have been drawn out and are ready to be filled. 7 other hives have their medium supers...
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    Re: East ky bee question

    Thanks!
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    Re: East ky bee question

    Yes I believe the sourwood is still on and this is probably slightly late for it but spring was late as well. I think I will leave them in between the brood chambers only for a couple days then...
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    East ky bee question

    All of my hives seem to have put on most of their honey weight in the past week or two with two supers nearly filled out of 9 hives. Upon inspection today I feel like some hives were honey bound in...
  13. Re: Hive Overwintering Fools - Challenge 2013/2014

    I am getting ready to update my section on the spread sheet. 4 hives 1 dead so far of apparent starvation. All bees were down in each cell. Weird part is there was probably a good 50 lbs of honey...
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    I like the idea of this spreadsheet and continuing it to get a vast amount of management information.
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    This sounds like it is a nature / instinct problem.What can you do? seems to me like all you can do is feed sugar on top of the frames really and hope its in contact with some of the bees? ? ?
  16. Re: foundation prices and question about increasing hive counts

    Thanks for sharing! I think that it is awesome to have been involved with bees for such a long time. what a great thing.
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    Well I fed the two weaker hives with more sugar like was suggested and noticed today some had been throwing it out. I do not know why? Anyhow I wrapped my hives today in eastern kentucky with roofing...
  18. Re: foundation prices and question about increasing hive counts

    Do you think plastic frames are a better investment or wood frames with or without foundation
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    Thanks for the advice. I will stick with 10 frame then. I am going to look into the budget hives from man lake. I just feel like if the price difference is so small it would be more convienent for me...
  20. foundation prices and question about increasing hive counts

    It appears that I can purchase 4 hive increase kits with two deeps and two supers for about $100 and some dollars more than building my own hives and buying the foundation. The biggest expense is the...
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    Re: Goals for 2014

    I had two supers on my first year hive. 1/4 was strong enough to produce surplus.
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    Re: Goals for 2014

    my goals are go from 4 hives to 8, maybe 10 if i can afford the extra two hives! teach myself to raise queens, and have a good honey crop off of my 4 overwintered hives. I also want to get the fogger...
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    Thank you for your advice. I am not to worried, I see honey on the top frames, although I didn't pull them all the way out.
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    any input? Thanks
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    So I have no dead haves yet out of 4! good start for my first winter I believe. I have added surplus sugar to each of the four hives for emergency situations. out of four hives, two are already...
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