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    Re: Looking for a job as beekeeper/Queen rearer

    Hawaiian queen breeders are almost always hiring. There are adds in the back of the American bee journal or check craigslist of Hawaii.
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    Re: Biggest Problem / Pet Peeve Poll

    Currently in a 500 hive operation. Previously was in a 6000 hive operation. How about a sensor you stick in the entrance that detects queen pheromones. Positive reading go to the next hive, negative...
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    Re: Looking for commercial experience

    Try some of the Queen producers in Hawaii. Shouldn't require to much lifting and you wouldn't have to move with the operation.
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    Re: moving bees into blueberries this week

    Yea you can get em moved. You do however risk losing em if it stops raining and you have to stop for any reason. I'd check weather before dark and as long as it's raining up till dark I'd move them.
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    Re: any tips on doing a cutout

    Don't do it, it's a waste of time. That's my tip.
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    Re: re-queening strong hives

    Treat with formic? Queen prolly won't last and put a cell in? Two birds with one stone? Yes! Lol
  7. Re: I have questions about transporting queen cells.

    Make the nucs to strong? That effects the acceptance.
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    Re: Bees plugged out in the almonds

    Good thing our bees leaving Florida were knocked down to two-3 frames of honey I guess.
  9. Thread: Help wanted

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    Re: Help wanted

    Opps ment to pm lol
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    Re: comerical beekiping in ky

    If you can keep them alive effeciently. One missed treatment or to much treatment along with many other things can cost you a lot of money. Expensive are the mistakes but the knowledge gained is...
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    2015 orange bloom Florida.

    What's it looking like in your area? The stressed trees are starting to do something it looks like. Last year it didn't bloom till the bees got back from almonds. Without the cold this year I'm...
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    Re: Start-up Extraction Line

    We use a cowen line. The auto deboxer with a feed into the uncapped is nice. Pushes the frames right into the line. It's a water heated knife setup. Only thing I don't like is it sometimes just rips...
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    Re: Hives Too Large For Almonds

    I'm curious, from a business perspective if your getting paid for x amount of brood anything beyond that is a extra expense?? Why not pull brood out and make more hives? Unless you get some...
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    Re: How many man hours per hive?

    I believe this has been posted a few times. Try a search of the forums for full thread. I'll sum it up for you however. Basically it depends on so many factors it's hard to say. To name a few, the...
  15. Thread: Work wanted

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    Work wanted

    Seeing what else is out there. I would like a full time position with either housing or benefits. Open to wage. Three years commercial experience. Experienced in, grafting, record keeping, nuc...
  16. Thread: utresept

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    Re: utresept

    Jim I was takings the counts of a three day drop of utresept followed by a new sb with amatraz. That gives total exposed mites and your %. Granted there are variables there I'm choosing to not...
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    utresept

    Cought wind of this being used up on Canada. So I've been messing around with it. Looks to be doing a 35-64% mite drop. Here's what we tried. Soaked the mixture onto body shop towels and placed over...
  18. Re: Passing the Torch: Who Will Carry On Your Business?

    Ever sence I started working bees commercially I always wished my father was a commercial beek.
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    Re: Is there a viable business in "Bees Only"?

    Just thinking here. But in a bee only business don't you want hives that will keep producing bees? Unless our sole target to sell to is pollinators aren't you selling the wrong bee? If you have a...
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    Re: How many beehives can we manage?

    I worked my hives yesterday. It was there second day In Florida. Took my roughly 7-8 hours to work and feed 250 hives. I was definitely beat and basically done for the day after that. 700-1000 I feel...
  21. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    A real job huh? Rude.
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    Re: Southbound 2012

    i got to experience the effects of late treatments this year. Lots of 5 bees and a queen hives full of honey. It is extremely saddening to see. I agree with Jim. Late treatments are bad bad bad
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    Re: wild pigs

    The only problem I've seen is the hogs destroyed the ground around the hives. I'm talking about 1-2.5 deep ruts all over a whole yard of about 25 pallets. Didn't bother the equipment but made getting...
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    Re: Bad Commercial Beeks

    Sorry for your troubles, hopefully all will be resolved soon. Atleast before pepper is over.
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    Re: New beeks effects on beekeeping

    Wow
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