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    Re: Collapsible totes

    My buyer does the same thing as far as blending, they welcome my wet honey. As far as a good relationship it's great for them they know I am in a hurry to move it. How are you guys doing up there? ...
  2. Thread: Bee Trucks

    by mark g
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    Re: Bee Trucks

    I bought a NPR a month ago. I love the thing, I can't believe the tight spots I can turn around in, traction is an issue for sure, and tops out at 60 mph with a load on. I am going to get another...
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    Re: Collapsible totes

    Lucky for you, I rarely get below 18%. My marketing strategy is sell it before it ends up on the floor.
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    Re: Collapsible totes

    Thanks Jim, ever had wet honey go south in a tote? Is it as bad as I think it could be?
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    Collapsible totes

    Just wondering the pros and cons of totes vs barrels. Thanks
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    Re: Fresh Cut Hive Bodies and Supers

    I bought a pallet of your boxes last March. They were the best made boxes I have seen, the routed rabbit makes a very nice top corner, the handles are great and the joints all lined up perfectly. ...
  7. Thread: Soy beans

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    Re: Soy beans

    I have seen bees working soy beans. I can't help but think that in my area beans do some good. I know of a guy who says he gets a box of honey off of them in Mississippi every August.
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    Re: Queen failure rates?

    No not really, but I usually miss more initially. Just had high hopes this year I guess.
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    Queen failure rates?

    Just wondering what kind failure rates everyone else is seeing. This spring in Texas I had what was my best mating percentage ever 92%. Now 2 months later I am seeing about 8% failure. I make my...
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    Re: Anybody Using the vmvaporizer to treat for mites?

    What honey Brian? Between mites and weather taking it in the shorts this year! And yes Chip hives are packed with brood, looks like a very useful tool for spring nuc cleaning.
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    Re: Anybody Using the vmvaporizer to treat for mites?

    After using the vaporizer for two weeks here is what i have found. It takes about 10-15 seconds to gas a 1 1/2 story hive. I have done a couple of sticky boards and alcohol washes.
    Sticky board #1...
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    Re: Anybody Using the vmvaporizer to treat for mites?

    Mine arrived yesterday looks very well made.
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    Re: Best Forklift for all around Apiary usage?

    I have used them all. I think the best forklift is an older Bobcat 500 with a crazy wheel and mast . They are small, easy to get off and on, visibility is great, and dont cost much. Don"t ask about...
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    Re: Requeening annually

    The goal that I try to reach is; every thing has a new queen (cells), every thing equally as strong, all reaching their peak right before the main flow. I do not see why you would make strong or...
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    Re: So How Really Bad is This Years Crop???

    Out of the hives I managed to keep from swarming a good crop of around 90-100 lbs. Might break 100,000 lbs. for first time.
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    Re: how's your summer

    Around here everything was late. Along Missouri river bluffs 50# starting with locust, into basswood, just finished with sumac. Away from the river not much off 1st. cutting, but starting to fill...
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    Re: Production differences with close forage

    In my area sweet clover is a waste of time. I am only 100 miles north at most. I have placed yards on hundreds of acres of crp sweet clover only to see nothing while alfalfa yards with farmers...
  18. Re: How many hives did you loose? How do they look now? Are they still going backwar

    Started in spring with 1350 lost 100 or so through the summer, made a decent honey crop, everything looked great late august. Then apiguard arrived late and treatment was delayed until late...
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    Re: 2012 Dieback Already?

    No I have plenty of pollen all year long
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    Re: 2012 Dieback Already?

    I'm going back to the dieback of this thread. I have experienced the same symptoms stated earlier on this thread. My hives still seem to be going down. I have dribbled acid 3 weeks ago, not a...
  21. Thread: brood color

    by mark g
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    I have a summer swarm hived in a five frame nuc...

    I have a summer swarm hived in a five frame nuc on foundation for 3 weeks. Upon inspection I find the larva are tan colored. I have read somewhere this is a sign of something, but cant recall what
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    I have a colony that consists of what used to be...

    I have a colony that consists of what used to be a brood nest in 2 deeps and 1 super it filled this spring. On May 10 swarn cells (6) with eggs,larva and jelly were seen but left alone. The colony...
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