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    Re: Apiary Registration

    No tax on livestock here. But a small registry fee per apiary location to help prevent encroachment by other beeks seems a small price to pay.

    Johnny
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    Re: Apiary Registration

    What I don't understand is that many of the larger operations in the state are opposed to any registry programs. They may not be the perfect answer but I just don't see the downside to these...
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    Re: Apiary Registration

    Do ya'll think the 2 mile exclusion zone around registered apiaries is effective in keeping other beeks out?

    Johnny
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    Re: Apiary Registration

    Thanks for the feedback. We currently have apiary inspectors but they only inspect those needing permits to move bees to other states or to sell bees. With more and more northern beeks moving south...
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    Apiary Registration

    Here in MS we have no hive or apiary registration. I know many states have apiary registration and exclusion zones for other beeks around these registered sites. What does your state do and does it...
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    Re: The Coy's - Russian Honeybee Breeder/Producer

    That was probably Steven, he lives in Perkinston.

    Johnny
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    Re: The Coy's - Russian Honeybee Breeder/Producer

    Thomas, Coy Honey Farm has two operations. Steven Coy is in South MS and does the Russian Queens. His dad and brothers are in AR and do honey and pollination. Was it Steven that you talked to?
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    Re: Maxant bottling tank?

    We have two 25 gallon Maxant tanks and one 80 gallon Kelly tank. They all work but the Maxant construction quality is way ahead of the Kelly.

    Johnny
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    Re: Pumps and feeding

    The tank already had a 3/4 drain plug that I replaced with a ballvalve and hose connector. I fill with an electric pump out of totes. The tank sits in the bed of my 1 ton.

    Johnny
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    Timer for Maxant Sr Capping Spinner

    At the end of each day the spinner needs to be run for several hours to dry out the cappings. Its a hassle to have to go back and turn it off before we go to bed. I decided to replace the existing...
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    Re: Pumps and feeding

    I use a 150 gallon propane tank. I changed out top fittings to a ball valve to fill thru and another hole has pressure guage and quick coupler for air hookup. I attached a 3/4 garden hose to drain...
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    Re: When to harvest queen cells

    You also have to take season into account. I start grafting in March and quit late June. As the temp increases the cells will emerge sooner.

    Johnny
  13. Thread: Mating queens

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    Re: Mating queens

    I use this same schedule except I graft on Friday's. Johnny
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    Re: Minnesota Hygienic / VSH ?

    Although they are both hygenic they were developed in different ways.

    MNHy were developed by Dr. Marla Spivac by using the frozen brood assay. This measures the ability of the workers to remove...
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    Re: 2014 VSH queens for sale

    I am sold out for this year. I hope everyone has a great year. I will start taking orders for next year Dec.1st.

    Thanks, Johnny
  16. Thread: Mating Nuc

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    Re: Mating Nuc

    1. Do you you use 3 or 4 divided mating nucs?
    No, I use a duplex box with 3 medium frames on each side. Strong enough to fight off hive beetles and raise a good queen but not to big to find...
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    Re: 2014 VSH queens for sale

    Yes, July 7th,14th and 21st
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    Re: Placing foundation in frames

    I have never removed them. Bees seem to do fine.

    Johnny
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    Re: Cowen 28 Frame Extractor

    Bit the bullet and ordered a new system. It shipped out today. Can't wait to get it installed.

    Johnny
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    Re: 2014 VSH queens for sale

    I have about 20 queens left from this week if anyone needs any.

    This week is the last of my regular production. Starting week of July 7th I will break down and consolidate all my mating nucs. ...
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    Re: Chain Uncapper Adjustment

    Before you start cutting. Drop the handle to the lowest position, then bend the handle upwards slightly so that the frame holder will drop all the way down.

    Johnny
  22. Thread: Acorn frames

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    Re: Acorn frames

    Freight on 5000 sheets from CA to MS was only $290

    Johnny
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    Re: Pierco vs. Acorn

    I ordered 5000 sheets of black unwaxed medium foundation from Nick at Acorn yesterday. He was several hundred dollars cheaper than Pierco. We have been using Pierco for several years and will now...
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    Re: What flowers make honey taste bad?

    We have a strong privet flow and it is light and mild tasting. Just had a bee meeting and a lady said she has started planting buckwheat and it makes great honey. I think the soil that a plant is...
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    Re: Sump/clarifier size??

    I have a large jacketed kelly sump that wee have a 33 frame dumping into. It had the 1 1/2 inlet and outlet. The outlet is not a problem but the inlet was. We disconnected the pipe from the inlet...
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