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  1. Re: Equipment rental for extracting

    $.06 is low. If I have to empty my tank for someone else to use my shop then it's going to cost more like $100 a barrel.
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    Re: NW Ohio Honey for sale

    Looking like a short crop this year. Only 18 skids left of the summer honey. I'll be starting to pull the fall honey shortly. I have one skid of orange blossom left if anyone is interested.
  3. Re: How to be competitive when the competition iis priced too low?

    My wife has a retail shop and her prices right now is $8 a lb. But as Ohio's largest honey producer we wholesale for $2.80-3.75 a lb in bulk. I have Ohio dealers that are selling for as high as $5...
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    NW Ohio Honey for sale

    I have 2015 summer honey crop coming in now.
    Buckets by the pallet (24 buckets per pallet) for $4200. 1/2 pallet for $2160 and price by the bucket is $200 each for less then 1/2 pallet.

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    Re: Removing bees from honey supers

    We do the stack it all off the hives and go back in two hours and load it up. The bees just go home and get back to work.
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    Re: Grove Honey For Sale.

    I still have a few barrels and buckets of orange blossom honey left.
  7. Re: Are these what I think they are

    Queen cells. From the age of brood they should or have hatched already. From the number of bees on the frames I would have to say look around to see if you can see the swarm.
  8. Re: Opposite of feeding. Killing bees for honey production

    Why even keep bees over the winter in the north????:rolleyes:
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    Re: Flood damage question

    In my pollination contracts it states if the hives are damaged on the farm, then the farmer own them at the price $500 for each hive damaged. In all the years of pollinating I've...
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    Re: Beeswax for sale

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    Re: New extracting line

    I think you shouldn't have any problem auguring up to 8'. We auger up into a big spinner. I know others that auger right up into there holding tanks.

    I have a 70 gallon floor sump that everything...
  12. Re: Day 40 Hive Inspection. Looks like too many drones to me. Any thoughts? (Pictu

    Sorry, I would ask for your $$$ back. You gave them two trys to get it right. This is where two hives helps out. If you had a second hive you could try pulling from the other hive.
  13. Re: Day 40 Hive Inspection. Looks like too many drones to me. Any thoughts? (Pictu

    Where did you get your queen and did you get your package from the same place?
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    Re: wax rotation

    Jim why would you keep nice old frames like that. We use a lot of frame saver in our operation just to see if we can get a 100 years of them.:thumbsup:
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    Grove Honey For Sale.

    I have drums of honey produced from the orange grove of FL 2015 for sale. Price is $2.70 a lb in the barrel or $4104 for buckets by the skids(24 buckets per skid). $190 a bucket for less then a skid....
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    Re: Beeswax for sale

    Start of another great season. Back to melting beeswax again.

    25 lb cases for $160 shipped.
    16/1 lb bar cases for $105 shipped. Each 1 lb bar is wrapped.

    This beeswax is very clean and does...
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    Re: Your starting out story

    Some extra truck loads of honey to sell and truck loads of feed that don't need to be bought. $$$$$$$$$

    As a comm. operator you can spend $$$$$$$$$ and make $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. Or you spend $$ and...
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    Re: Your starting out story

    Householder Apiaries

    Worked for my Dad helping him with his bees. At the age of 8 I had my first bee yard and produced over a ton from it that first year and sold it for $.43 a lb. Bought mated...
  19. Re: We had a commercial pollinator drop pallets too close.

    Really five pallets. Not worth marking your territory.:lookout: Now if they drop a whole semi load off I would be a little upset. Really depend on who has the better hives on who this will benefit. ...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    Just finished up my last 100 pack of queens. Spliting season is now DONE. Bees really look good this year.:thumbsup:
  21. Re: NW Ohio Packages, Nuc and Single For Sale

    Package season is now over, but still have a few five frame nucs left.
  22. NW OHIO Double FALL nucs and singles for sale.

    Taking orders for double fall nucs and singles. Price is $195 for either one. $50 deposit for each is required to place the order. They will be ready for pick up around Mid. Sept. I have about 200+...
  23. NW Ohio Packages, Nuc and Single For Sale

    I have 5 frame nucs for sale. They are in new wooden boxes with bottoms and tops (NO CARDBOARD BOXES). Price is $150 each.
    I have 10 frame singles for sale. They will be ready for honey production....
  24. Re: hundreds of dead bees outside my hive

    Was this over wintered hives or hives you started with packages?
  25. Re: How old is your oldest brood comb?

    Roland I have some. I still have some of the aluminum foundation. I have a little of everything in my operation. I still have some 12" Jumbo's that I know are over 70+ years old.

    2011 I started...
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