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    Re: Shortage of bees in almonds?

    70 sure sounds nice Jim..... Been some cold ones here in Wisconsin too. I'm ready for some warm weather.
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    Re: Checking in from Indiana

    Glad to see you on here Derek.
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    Re: Spin Float Seperators

    Hey Nick. Yes we still get some I think we had a barrel or maybe barrel and half last year. Not much but a little.
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    Re: Spin Float Seperators

    We have a Cook n beals spin float and heat exchanger. The spin float runs great. Turn it on and go. It is loud and I would like to have a room built around it someday. We took the tray out from the...
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    Re: Protien Patty Feeding

    we started putting on patties as soon as the supers were off. Most of the hives have had 2-3lbs at least by now. By the time we get done in California we will have had put 10-12lbs on the bees.
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    Re: Big Bad Bear Fencing

    We use Solar powered fencers and prefer Parmak as they last longer than the Traingle style of fencers. We run three strands of of Ribbon tape wire around the yard. Ribbon wire is best as bears won't...
  7. Re: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    Hey Trevor they are Made in Eau Claire you could just stop by and look at one there. Only hour or so from Clear Lake
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    Re: Swinger vs. Hummerbee II

    One of the reasons the loader is so heavy is so that it can lift full totes of Syrup. At least that is what I have heard.
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    Re: Swinger vs. Hummerbee II

    It wasn't a free ride Keith. Don't forget we did go over there to check out there foot peddle redesign. Also they told us the would drop one off in a few weeks. Months later they never even called. I...
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    Re: Swinger vs. Hummerbee II

    twice the Machine or Twice the weight Keith? lol. If I had to buy a new one I would still buy a Hummerbee. Reason. We were supposed to get demo Swinger unit a long time ago in the summer. It never...
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    Re: Utah Bee truck spill

    I don't like hearing about this stuff before our bees are safe for sure. That would make for a really bad day.
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    Re: Electric Fence Controller

    We have a two different brands they are the Zareba Systems solar powered fencers. This brand of fencers just don't seem to last. Had a few new ones last season and one of them is already dead. Out of...
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    Re: bee yard pmt.

    our standard yard rent is 30lbs of honey.
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    Re: honey and pecans

    it is really good. its a trick to get the pecans to not all float to the top before it hardens up though.
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    Re: J Z's cell protectors

    when I started I used these quite a bit. I just push it into the protector as far as possible but don't damage the cell. I wouldn't use them much anymore as I don't think that they are neccesary.
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    Re: honey and pecans

    we have family with Pecan grove in Mississippi. We have used those to make a creamed honey with the pecans chopped very fine and some butter pecan flavoring. Also have chopped the nuts and put them...
  17. Re: What do you take with you when pulling honey

    we take drip pallets, covers to cover stacks of supers, blower, extra gas, fume boards, Bee go, tarp, empty supers to put on, excluders, and ordinary stuff like smoker and extra queens. Also take...
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    Re: New Swinger 1K

    They don't have trailers Mark. I think you are thinking of A&O that makes the Hummerbee and those trailers. Matt Green was there today at least I think I was.
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    Re: New Swinger 1K

    The swinger 1k is pretty nice. Got to test out the new pedal design today and I thought it was very comfortable. Can't wait to try out the production model. It is a very sold built machine and looks...
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    Re: What ten things...

    When we are in the bee yards I can usually tell if a hive is good just by opening the lid. The way the bees act can tell you a lot. Are they running, roaring, calm, or pissed? Telling comes with...
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    Re: Mixing sugar tank

    Wow. That setup sounded pretty neat.
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    Re: How to kill a queen

    When I was in Indiana several of us would use queen cells to requeen our hives. Placed them up higher in the hive and they would treat it like a supercedure cell.
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    Re: Cold start for 2011

    Ya Honeyhoueholder we moved up to wisconsin too work with John and Sheri Kohn last year. Was a lot nicer this time last year though. Glad you got all your packages installed. We've got alot of work...
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    Re: Bees per acre

    I have found that some apple growers are hesitant to pay for alot of bees. The orchards we did in Indiana only wanted 1 hive per acre. He would end up thining out the set anyway. Two hives per acre...
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    Re: Buckweat

    I have had some good yeilds off buckwheat in Indiana. It seemed to me that the weather had to be just right though for a good yeild. Also I think that there are different varieties that may affect...
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