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    Beeswax wanted.

    Looking for 20,000-40,000 lbs. of block beeswax from cappings. Looking to try an increase my wax bank this year since last year was a hard honey year and had to sell a lot of my bank off.
    Please...
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    This week we sold small barrel orders for $2.75 a lb. and customers supplied there own barrels. We sold skids of buckets at $2.80 a lb.

    2014 crop looks better so far then 2013 did.
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    Honey for sale

    I have clover and basswood honey for sale.

    Selling by the barrel at $2.75 a lb. (650 lb a barrel).

    I have 8 skids (24 buckets per skid) of 60 lb buckets for sale too. $4032 a skid. ($2.80 a...
  4. Re: What's the best way to get bees out of supers for extracting?

    Bee blower all the way. We stack all the honey off the hives and then blow them out when were done pulling. Most the bees go home when the honey flow is on. Really only blowing out the last 20-25% of...
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    Re: How Do You Spell Honey?

    Soybeans, and clover
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    Re: Propolis for sale

    What kind of price for all??????
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    Re: How Do You Spell Honey?

    Ran out of supers, so started extractor today. Main flow will start in a week or so. Trying to flip 200+ super a day. Hopeing for a 160+ avg. this year. Had some hive today that did 200+ pounds...
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    Re: buying a cappings spinner?

    Rick..hard to replace equipment that does the job so well. Would have to redo the whole setup if I change to a spin float. I like my $$$$$$$. Wouldn't mine a bigger warehouse with more truck docks.
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    Re: buying a cappings spinner?

    I have two Sr. Maxant spinner. Talk to others that have tried the Jr. and say if you are in the honey business don't waste you money on the the Jr. All the guys that have bought the Jr. have upgrade...
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    Re: Angry landowners

    Just yesterday I had to run down 40' of corn that the farmer planted on my lane. Landowner wants bees on the land and framer doesn't want to raise the planter to go across the lane.

    5 years ago I...
  11. Re: High supersedure rate on Georgia queens this spring?

    This years queens was better then last years queens sofar that we bought out of GA. Out of 1500+ queens we had less then 50 problem queens. But it is still early and the crop has been produced yet....
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    Re: Sump/clarifier size??

    I had a 30 gallon unheated sump that I use to use, but I found myself having to skim the holding tank each week.
    My new sump is a 70 gallon with a heated water jacket. Only have to skim the holding...
  13. Re: Just when you thought you have seen everything!

    Hey Phil, That's like a two for one deal.
    Been in the business almost all my life and that is a new one for me.

    REALLY COOL!!!
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    Re: Selling Beeswax

    The question I get the most is how many times do you filter it?

    REALLY HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU HAVE TO FILTER BEESWAX IF YOU DO IT RIGHT?????:scratch::scratch:
  15. Singles for sale in the fall

    Looking to cut back next year. I have 200 singles I'm selling after harvest (Sept. 15-20) for $150 each. They are on bottom boards and they have telescope lids. If you run your hive on pallets and...
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    Re: beekeeper pay scale?

    I hired a foreman two years ago, and salary is based on skills like: Fit Ron"s truck, forklift, weld up new equipment, build new building for hired hands, and don't forget put up with me. All for...
  17. Re: Melting cappings in water jacketed bottling tank?

    Really, it is that easy to clean the tanks up.:thumbsup:
  18. Re: Melting cappings in water jacketed bottling tank?

    I use an old steam wax press the family bought from an old beekeeper. No longer use the steam. It sits in front of the fire box and is keep warm by the fire box.

    The tanks I use are Maxant's...
  19. Re: Melting cappings in water jacketed bottling tank?

    Only modification is we have a SS screen basket made to put in front of the outlet to hold the slum back so the honey and wax can drain. After pouring each morning we let the tank cool for about an...
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    Re: $229.00 for a package of bees

    Since you started this thread, his price is at $249 a package now. Now, how to change the heading on this thread?:scratch:
  21. Re: Melting cappings in water jacketed bottling tank?

    We melted down over 140 barrels of cappings this last year in a Maxant bottling tank. Right now it heats all of our syrup for feeding. Is there a better way, sure if you have $11K to put out. But...
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    Re: Nuc/Bee business plan?

    7 year average is 157 lbs. I start my hives in the spring with 2 lb packages from the south and I split 35-40% of those. If the hives are still to heavy with bees we shake package bees in May to sell...
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    Re: Nuc/Bee business plan?

    I have combs in my operation that is over 70+ years. Sell a package for $100 or sell a nuc with all the equipment for $135. Don't get me wrong we do put 1000-2500 new brood frames into the operation,...
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    Re: Beeswax for sale.

    :update:
    Just finished up on capping melt down. I have 25 lb cases for $150 shipped. I have 62 cases for sale at this time. I also have my 16-1 lb bar retail cases (each bar is wrapped) for sale for...
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    Re: Nuc/Bee business plan?

    I'm mostly a honey producer, but there is always room for selling some bees. I'm one for shaking packages over selling nucs, because your not losing your combs. I buy all my queens for the packages,...
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