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    Re: terrible swarming issues in midwest??

    Aaron, Hard to say what your doing different since I run Doubles and singles with only 10% swarming on a bad year. Usually the few queens we don't requeen. I requeened some of my hives with Miskas...
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    Re: Dead Queens on delivery

    I am a queen producer and if anyone receives dead queens, new ones are overnighted free of charge. The shipper must have not provided enough ventilation and they overheated...
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    Re: Seven days post virgin installation inspection

    Did your virgins hatch in an incubator?
  4. Re: We had a commercial pollinator drop pallets too close.

    The beek could have been using that yard for the last 30 years...
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    Re: Hives on a utility easement problems

    Sign a release form. Give them some honey.
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    Re: Your starting out story

    Are you retiring your Pastor position? I was born into beekeeping.
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    Re: 200 of my hives were flooded this winter

    I had a yard in Gerber that got flooded as well.
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    Re: 200 of my hives were flooded this winter

    Where at?
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    Re: Carni queen in a package of Italians?

    Mann lake packages come from Olivarez out of Orland CA. Even if your queen is carni you wont get pure carni bees unless you artificially inseminate....
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    Re: BEE THEFTS STILL OCCURING IN CALI

    You better enjoy the cash while its still coming lol. Money is great to have when you feed all summer.
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    Re: Syrup pumping - relief valve

    I use a 3/4 adjustable 0-100 psi. I set mine at 60 PSI.
  12. Thread: Pollination prices

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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    Our hives are always overweight coming out of apples if temps are 60+ during bloom. I don't know whether its the Apple blossom or dandelion. Washington apples are well done so no problems catching...
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    Re: Nutra Bee distributor??

    NutraBee is sold in smaller quantities through BigR and North49 here in the west. I believe Mellivo beekeeping out of Utah sells small quantities so give them a call (801)819-9364. They stock BigR...
  14. Thread: Pollination prices

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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    Wish our apple prices were as good as yours. $50 is average for WA apples.
  15. Thread: MAP 21 ?

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    Re: MAP 21 ?

    Yes, you are exempt from ours of service if your hauling bees across US without map21. Under MAP 21 you are exempt from headaches such as hours of service and roadside inspections if your hauling...
  16. Re: Where do you take the bees after almonds if you summer in Montana or Dakotas

    My bees were released from almonds last week of Feb, Went into prunes for March, Placed into cherries and pears by the 25th of March, Placed on Apples last week and just placed some into high...
  17. Re: Supering question as your operation gets larger?

    Burn sulfur in a shipping container. No need for any licences.
  18. Re: Where do you take the bees after almonds if you summer in Montana or Dakotas

    After almonds we will place into prunes and split. Then they go into cherries then double set onto Apples and pears. Good luck sticking your foot into Washington pollination. Very tight. We produce...
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    Re: What to treat with this time of year?

    Oxalic vapor will work year round. Vaporize 4 times 3 days apart.
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    Re: snow bound hives/locations

    I would split as early as possible.
  21. Thread: hfcs ok or not

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    Re: hfcs ok or not

    I build bees on both but prefer fructose. If your building bees you need to think more about sub not syrup.
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    Re: re-queening strong hives

    I have placed cells on the last frame in brood nest with good success. The cell is hidden in the honey.
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    Re: re-queening strong hives

    90% formic will take care of most queens.
  24. Thread: Mesh Transport Bag

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    Mesh Transport Bag

    Anyone know of a good source for mesh bags that fit over a 5 frame nuc. Cardboard boxes aren't bee proof and we have lots of new customers.
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    Re: Mobile cell incubator kit?

    I have a incubator made with the 12v system. Doesnt get much use but for long trips it works alright. A few bottles of hot water in a cooler work just as well.
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