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  1. Re: Putting a value on an existing commercial business

    In my 9-5 job we routinely value businesses. So that's something that is fairly normal for me. I can say that I don't do that for agriculture businesses (including bee businesses and apicultural...
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    Re: $229.00 for a package of bees

    Well, he does offer a discount if you buy two. Drops the price from $249 each to $194.50 each. So that's nice.
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    $229.00 for a package of bees

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Live-Package-Honey-Bees-with-Queen-read-description-please-/301153773978

    That's the most I've ever seen. Even on Ebay.
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    Re: My Cell Building Methods

    Doesn't really work that way.

    You can put unused cells in an incubator or in california cages if you want. That way you can see if some cells didn't emerge or hatch correctly. If that happens, you...
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    Re: My Cell Building Methods

    That's a very loaded question. It varies widely based on the operation, the time of year, the operator (and his skills at grafting), the population of the builder, and the population of the mating...
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    Re: How to transport nucs 1600 miles?

    Makes sense.

    So why not leave the entrances open, strap them to the cargo carrier, throw some netting over it, and be on your way? Why bother with building special moving/screened covers,...
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    Re: How to transport nucs 1600 miles?

    I'm not a commercial beekeeper, so forgive me if this is a dumb comment, but what's all the fuss about?

    I see pictures of commercial guys taking full double deep hives with solid bottom boards and...
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    Re: Bee Weaver Queens

    I haven't had one swarm on me yet (that I know about). I'm using one as a cell builder (second round of cells, with a 10 day "cool down" period inbetween, although the cool down wasn't really...
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    Re: Bee Weaver Queens

    I got two last year. Installed in April. They did just fine until the flow ended (around mid June). From that point on, if you went within 50 yards of it with any motor object (lawn mower,...
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    Re: Rotating Observation hive build

    Here's the one I built a few years ago:

    http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,30161.0.html

    Sounds like what you are looking for.
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    Re: Observation Hive Shut-off

    I've used a design like yours, only a sliding piece of wood over the pvc pipe. Key point to remember is you need TWO sliding parts. One stays with the hive portion, the other stays with the base.
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    Re: Michael Palmer double nucs

    If you made the central divider super thin, about the width of luan, and there was no built up propolis on the frames, you might be able to get five frames on either side. Good luck getting that luan...
  13. Re: For those aspiring Commercial or Sideliners

    Very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

    Most important in the study was the overall percentages of expenses vs. income, at least in my opinion, and seeing the increase in some costs relative to...
  14. Re: Creating a monitoring station from hivetool.org

    Tried that, still no such luck.
  15. Re: Creating a monitoring station from hivetool.org

    The scale has an RS-232 output, and I got an RS-232 to USB Adaptor to hook up to the USB port of the Pi/my computer.



    And . . . . you lost me. What's a key wedge?



    Been working on that....
  16. Re: Creating a monitoring station from hivetool.org

    Thanks for the offer. Hopefully someone will know what needs to be done. If not, I'll be PMing you.
  17. Re: Creating a monitoring station from hivetool.org

    Just for the record, the majority of what's been put in this thread is over my head :D But I appreciate the efforts to let me know of your own endeavors.

    The hardest part I'm having right now is...
  18. Creating a monitoring station from hivetool app

    Wondering if anyone has set up a hives monitoring station from http://hivetool.org

    The site makes it sound simple enough. Get the hardware from http://hivetool.org/hardware, plug in the software...
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    Re: reusing frames vs trashing them

    Most is cleaned out. I can't say all of it is. Ever take an old brood comb frame and cut it in half? You see some pretty nasty stuff in there. Page 164 of ABC has a good photo (the 41st Edition), if...
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    Re: reusing frames vs trashing them

    Really? You don't think a bee voids its bowels at any time before it leaves it's cell?

    Honeybee larvae have a rectum. I would imagine it has one to use it, although I can't say I've seen it for...
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    Re: Record keeping?

    I usually just use my phone, open an email to myself, turn the voice recognition on, and say relevant things about the colonies I'm inspecting. I always make sure I reference the hive number, and any...
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    Re: Setting Up Mating Nucs

    Why do your inner cover bags have feeding holes if you keep feeder frames in the nucs?
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    Re: Miachael Palmer Book?

    replace the word "size" with "value" (meaning content), and I'd agree.

    I've read some books of 75 pages that contain much more useful content than others that contain 250+ pages. Any of Brother...
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    BWeaver winter cluster size

    I got 4 BeeWeaver queens last season, and threw them in 4 over 4, Palmer style nucs to see how they would do. Last season appeared well, a bit touchy and defensive, but appeared to fend for...
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    Re: Annual Comb Replacement

    From a volume perspective, I don't know if I would agree, but I could see your point. From a potency perspective, I think things have changed a lot since WW2. Many of the pesticides, herbicides,...
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