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  1. Thread: the gold mine

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    Re: the gold mine

    I think maybe what jacobee is saying is that people think they can make lots of money in bees and if they think that then let them try.
    Let them see what it takes, let them fail, or watch them...
  2. Thread: Too much rain

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    Re: Too much rain

    I braved the moving water and my 1 ton nearly was swept away, I made it to the bees and they were just barely above water.
    We are in the same boat over here in Panola county. Not ideal mating...
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    Re: who hauls their own bees on their own semi

    I can say from experience it adds more work than you are going to want to do. It takes extra thought and planning that you dont really have time for. But on the other hand the convenience is really...
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    Re: Will Politics Drive the Science?

    and to top it off more poison !
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    Re: Will Politics Drive the Science?

    hard to compare to here in the midwest where we dont have 19 million acres of managed nectar plants. Makes a big difference that canola is a good food source for bees. If corn and beans produced...
  6. Thread: Job opportunity

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    Re: Job opportunity

    This is a career opportunity.
  7. Thread: Job opportunity

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    Job opportunity

    We are MN/TX honey farm looking for help.
    Would like someone local to MN.
    Pay is good.
    Let me know your experience and I will answer any questions
    this is a full time position

    thanks

    call...
  8. Re: Almond Pollination: Would you say there is a legitimate shortage of bees?

    when the mites came it took a few years to get around and when it did it wiped out the marginal and the upper tier. the mite didnt care who owned the bees.
    No one considered it a blessing, that...
  9. Re: Paramount Farms buys out Headwater Honey (David Mendes)

    When a big player with a lot of means gets involved they are able to do things we cannot. For example there is little to no representation for the beekeeping industry in politics, I mean i dont know...
  10. Re: Whats the good bad and the ugly on a Badger Dynamics Bucky forklift

    Those are probably the only couple that exist.
  11. Re: I need help designing a pump system for filling inside feeders

    Beesource is falling apart! enough of this thread about pumping syrup, how boring.
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    Re: Almond Pollination 2014.2 AKA 2015.1

    Any one else here anything about needing the bees in earlier than planned?
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    Re: Over wintering hives

    Why would you ship duds then ?
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    Re: Over wintering hives

    Where did they arrive from? potato cellars?
    Finding duds now seems a little late
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    Re: which linden tree?

    You want an american linden. Not green spire linden, or any of those other varieties
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    Re: Over wintering hives

    Good to here! I just got back yesterday from working our bees and they also look great. Even some of the weaker ones made a come back.
    We put one pollen patty on a month for the last 3 months and it...
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    Re: Over wintering hives

    Now this is a good thread. Does the warm and wet winter mean early almond bloom?
    I wonder how the bees that didnt look so hot in the fall are doing now.
  18. Thread: Neonics again

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    Re: Neonics again

    not really. seems like they are looking in the wrong direction. The fact that they won an award for debating a topic like this is not impressive. The big picture says neonics are terrible and this...
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    Re: Should I start a 'Farm'?

    so anyone received payment for 2012 or 2013 ELAP?
    I recently signed up for NAP and ELAP. I had some approved losses for 2012 and have been waiting for this supposed payment.
    But NAP is worth the...
  20. Re: Texarkana area - What bush is that I saw blooming?

    Yes I am sure. I keep my bees in East TX for a good part of the year and spend a lot of time there.
  21. Re: Texarkana area - What bush is that I saw blooming?

    The plant is called Poverty weed. It does not produce anything for the bees. If you look close it, its more of a cotton/feathery bloom. but from a distance is looks like it could be good
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    Re: Nuc process in Minnesota

    If you make the split with plenty of bees you will make the same crop as the parent colony. Most beekeepers strive to have all their hives equal.
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    Re: Nuc process in Minnesota

    if your after a honey crop then make splits late april early May or as soon as the weather permits. Buy some mated queens and start them with 4-6 frames of brood. If the hives were over wintered here...
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    Re: Best Forklift for all around Apiary usage?

    A big portion of the larger beekeepers use bobcats with masts and tail wheels.
    had to mention it
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    anyone else? i am offered same as las year $175, seems like a good price just want to know if thats on par with others.
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