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    Varroa and Wax Moth Control

    Has anyone seen this before?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXzifp38vjA

    I looked at his website and it can be translated to English. It says that it is bee friendly and only goes after varroa...
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    Re: Should I be feeding in Ohio?

    Carol, we have 600 colonies that were in Willard this year. I thought that I would have to feed starting in July. But is turns out when I went to check the colonies they were honeybound, so we pulled...
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    Re: Bad Commercial Beeks

    I just brought 400 colonies to Ruskin, Florida after completing a pollination in Ohio. I have 200 more coming in two weeks after I end another pollination in Ohio. This year I had to pay for pepper...
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    Yes.
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    Re: Looking for rec's on bee haulers

    Locked in an agreement last night. thanks everyone for your referrals.
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    Re: Looking for rec's on bee haulers

    Either or. My last hope just fell through.
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    Looking for rec's on bee haulers

    Can anyone refer me to a firm that moves bees? I am looking to move one full semi load from Central Ohio to Port St. Lucie, Florida in mid September. Cant seem to find anyone who will move them....
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    HFCS 42--need some advice

    I have an opportunity to pick up 2200 gallons of syrup free of charge from an applesauce producer. The issue is that they were heating it and a sensor went bad and boiled it. The syrup looks more...
  9. Re: New Single Colonies for Sale on Four Way Pallets--$170.00

    Florida branch sells them. Cant find them at the Virginia store. They ship as well.
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    North Central.
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    1283112832

    recent photos of the singles.
  12. Re: Not seeing much discussion on harvests- how's everyone doing?

    CG3, I have 600 colonies on pollination in North Central Ohio and I am very impressed with what I am seeing. Colonies are so honeybound and filled with brood that we had to make another 100 splits. ...
  13. Re: Any small scale honey producers ever worry about being sued?

    We carry 2 Million dollar product liability insurance. We don't use glass in our bottling, only plastic. However, despite all the good information here, it would be best if you consulted with an...
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    Re: 5 gallon buckets- Home Depot or food grade?

    One other source, is your local grocery, especially a giant or martins. Ask them for the empty pickle buckets they throw away, then just buy a new lid. We clean them out with bleach and buy a new lid...
  15. Thread: Apivar

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    Re: Apivar

    I have been very impressed with Apivar and the colonies I treated last fall still have no mites on them. Just checked today. However, some folks have been trying to convince me to use an Australian...
  16. Re: protein supplement using baby formula powder

    I believe that Dave Mendes uses powdered milk and egg in his patty production along with lots of sugar. Never heard of using baby milk, however.
  17. New Single Colonies for Sale on Four Way Pallets--$170.00

    Will have about 150 strong single colonies for sale with brand new frames, and boxes from Mann Lake, and four way pallets made by Dadant. 9 frames with brand new queens. Pick up in either Ohio before...
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    Re: If Not Almonds...

    I agree with what Mark says. I have a semi load of bees and am based in Stafford, Virginia. I do apples, in VA then pumpkins but move bees to Maine and Ohio. They overwinter in Florida and build on...
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    Re: Maine Blueberries

    I just left Maine with a load. The bees lost weight, but they look like the photos you have above. The growers on the next job could not believe the quality of the bees. There were four pounds of...
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    Question regarding Swinger

    All, I have the opportunity to buy the swinger pictured here for a reasonable price. The problem is it does not have pallet forks. The seller advises me that there is an attachment that can be put on...
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    Re: SHB - Not so much this year ? So far.....

    Same here. One adult beetle was found among my 225 colonies.
  22. Re: What to use if you forgot or can't find your hive tool?

    I agree with what Mark said. Home Depot has a similar looking tool to that of a hive tool. They are about $7.00. They are a bit flimsy but will do until you get a new one.
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    Re: rock hill honey bee farms

    Mark, we have sent numerous information emails to keep our customers in the loop. The fact that you refuse to make a claim on usps.com after being informed ad nauseum in emails numerous times bodes...
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    Re: rock hill honey bee farms

    12 packages died in shipment. We have sent our the above information to everyone, Radar. But people seem to not want to follow the rules or instructions to expedite their refund. to those affected,...
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    Re: Should I be feeding my bees now? (syrup)

    When in doubt....feed....
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