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    Re: Not to be a negative Nelly, but...

    Yes honey prduction is a food business so we have to be inspected meeting the requirements. Here is a link to the requirements of the honey house you have to have. You can take a look at to see what...
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    Re: Not to be a negative Nelly, but...

    Beekeeping isn't a 40 hour a week job, has no medical or retirement benifits, involves lots of business travel without reimbursment, high priced equipment, extremely hot working conditions, no...
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    Re: What got you started in bees, Why?

    In the late 70's for some reason my dad wanted some bees. He came home with 3 hives and that wasn't enough to light the smoker about the time he had it going he was finished. So he bought out a...
  4. Re: Now we gotta have CDL's with hazmat endorsement

    We use this while in storage to keep out the wax moths? As well as getting rid of the bees we bring in on the trucks when we rob the honey before we extract it. I havn't done the research on seeing...
  5. Now we gotta have CDL's with hazmat endorsement

    Now we gotta have the CDL's and hazmat endorsement to pick up our Methyl Bromide. This is stupid in my opinion and in the end it's going to cost us more to operate I think. First I can see...
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    Re: a simple question .......

    They are feed many ways it's what ever works for you at most of the time. They just buy pallets of sugar at the time or tanks of suyrp feed. Mix it up in lots of ways I use a trolling motor on more...
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    Re: Treating for AFB

    Where my answer was different is that I treat our bees. And as far as my addiction to hot black substances with a little cream guilty of that also.
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    Re: Treating for AFB

    What do you all think or do? That's the question I answered with a different opinion that what was already posted. I'm not open for debate or trying to start one just don't have time for it. ...
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    Re: just bragging

    I'm glad to hear they are doing so well. Ours are kicking now too looks like it's going to be a good year.
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    Re: Treating for AFB

    We treat our bees and burn any that Foulbrood is found in. I feel its a preventative thing kinda like immunization shots in a way. Why wait til they sick to kill them or try and nurse them back to...
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    Re: What breed of bees do you use?

    Honey Bees

    I'm sorry i just couldn't help it. I remember few years back before he passed my dad was ask that in Dadants. He looked so suprised at the person and spoke slow and clear telling them...
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    Re: Honey House

    You can look in The Hive and The Honeybee there is a chapter in there that has some layouts you can look at. When we built ours few years back I searched the inernet for ideas, looked at others,...
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    Re: Mixing sugar tank

    I know my way of doing it may not be what you're asking about but here is my method of mixing a tote (the 550 gal things) of feed. I fill it with water then use a boat trolling motor to mix it as I...
  14. Re: Difference between brood and supers

    Nothing would stop her from crawling right on up and laying brood in a super. And most of the time if you placed the new boxes on the bottom only thing you gonna do is work yourself for nothing. ...
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    Re: Tricking Bees

    I do that all the time with weak bees in the yards. What happens is the field bees will return to the same spot. Since they'll have nector & pollen be allowed in. I do it to build up & equalize...
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    Re: blackberrys

    I pollenate blackberry fields and agree with frazzle they will make some good honey there. I have 3 fields of them about 100 acres, 75 acres, and one 20. I do pretty well on honey on the larger ones...
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    Re: Truck Recommendation

    You don't have to have CDL's to haul bees or bee stuff for yourself. There is an farm exception we get. It's in the Federal Motor Carrier Saftey Regulations book. Just look it up at that website...
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    Re: Honey House costs? Floorplans?

    I built a honey house last year for us. It's 100x50 ft there are three rooms in it. Two of the rooms are 25x30 one for super storage\fumigation and the other is storage. As time goes and money is...
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    Re: Syrup pump

    This is one I have it's cheap I works great for us. I added a hose to it so I could fill the bottles we have easier. I can say it you fill lots of bottles the arms will get tired but for a few and...
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    Re: one or two

    I agree with peacekeeper go ahead and place the order. And for peacekeeper hi how are ya and how is that extractor you bought from me and are you happy with it.
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    Re: Farm plates

    391.2 General exemptions. (a) Farm custom operation. The rules in this part do not apply to a driver who drives a commercial motor vehicle controlled and operated by a person engaged in...
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    Re: Got me some land, with a slab!

    Who me put up family photo? You gotta be kidding we ain't in this to scare the daylights out of folks. There are people out there with weak hearts gotta consider them Brooklyn. :D We are all on it...
  23. Re: part two of "What is a "beek" or beekeeper

    I live in a area there are no less than 5 commercial beekeepers (guys that have 1000 or more hives supporting familys) and have never seen a plastic bee box. But there is lots of bee stuff I've...
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    Re: Got me some land, with a slab!

    http://www.cherokeebeeclub.com/HoneyHouseRequirments.pdf
    http://mathispollenators.farming.officelive.com/default.aspx
    Here are the requirements in Georgia most is just common since stuff making...
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    Re: mite treatment ? for the pro's

    I feel treating is like an immunization shot for the bees. Also anything not brought into a hive by the bees is a treatment. We use legal and approved chemicals to treat our bees as do most...
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