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  1. Re: Reasonable price for annual management of colonies?

    Ok thanks Im sure I could pick something up off Craigslist pretty easy.
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    Mark whats the minimum size trailer I should be looking at if I go that route?
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    Yeah thats a possibility though Im not loving having to move bees. I guess it could be an adventure and would expand my skills while helping him out. Is it appropriate to still charge him the 55...
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    No problem Mark. I dont know the pollinator personally only the owner of the orchard.
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    Cleo let me first say I am a big fan and have used your trap out concepts (modified) to get 4 colonies started out of trees this year. My idea if I really decide Im going to do this and the owner...
  6. Re: Reasonable price for annual management of colonies?

    Well thanks to everyone that responded with useful information I appreciate it. I should've known when Ace was the first to respond that this thread would go long. Mark Im not going to touch on the...
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    Mark thanks for bringing the clarity. I was thinking 75 per colony so I was in the ballpark. Your right Ive got a guy who has expanded his orchard quite nicely and has wanted me to set up over...
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    LOL as usual your insight is irrelevent. I dont know why you even respond to so many posts because you never have anything valuable to share you obviously have no clue how to keep bees but try to...
  9. Re: Reasonable price for annual management of colonies?

    Ace I asked for experienced beekeepers input so I could get an answer not a question. It should be assumed that if your going to be paid to
    manage someone elses colonies you know what your doing.
  10. Reasonable price for annual management of colonies?

    Can an experienced beekeeper tell me what would be a reasonable price to charge for the management of 8 colonies? This would be EVERYTHING you do to successfully manage them with visits...
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    Re: Friday 13, good time for an "Acebird"

    Ive learned the hard way that making early divides or splits in a NY April is often hard enough with a mated queen because of the huge temp and weather fluctuations. That is at least where I am...
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    Re: New York Beeks

    Thats pretty early but not impossible with the way the weather is this year everything seems about 2-3 weeks ahead. Ive pulled early season clover/wildflower crops before 4th of July up here near...
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    Preventing Theft from your Roadside Stand

    The older I get the more I see things are getting worse and not better in our society and our world. Wasnt it fun when your were a kid not knowing what was going on? After my honey stand was robbed...
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    Re: Retail Honey Prices

    All clear plastic squeeze: 3.00 for 8oz. 5.00 lb, 7.50 for 24 oz.
    5-7.00 for Ross Rounds -7 if theyre perfect. Depends on your area I try to follow the regional honey price reports.
  15. Re: Advice on removing bees from home in September in NY

    Ok thanks for the info guys but as I mentioned a cut out is a no go. Its behind a bricked in 3rd story window and on the interior it would be behind 2 walls of bricks...so anyone else have any...
  16. Advice on removing bees from home in September in NY

    I got a call from a lady who has honeybees located behind a bricked in 3rd story window of her house. When I got there there it looked like a pretty strong colony had established itself but she...
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    Re: Lots of dead bees on the front of my BB

    Ditto what Oldbee said you should not have boardmans on this time of year in Michigan. Maybe the syrup encouraged some bees to branch out from the cluster-then the temps dropped and those bees got...
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    Re: advice

    I'd let it go as well..with practices like that he's not gonna last anyway.
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    Re: Foundationless Frames

    I use to cut deep pierco sheets into thin strips with tin snips and beeswax them in. Now I dont use anything - no blow outs using my hand crank extractor either.
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    Re: Old Hive -What to do?

    If you have an extractor you could extract just a few of those heavy deep frames and let the bees fill them back in on whats left of your local flow.
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    Re: Still No Honey in NY

    St. Lawrence Co.-My best hive out of 27 produced 2 medium supers that I harvested back in July. I've had 3 drawn supers on this hive since a week before dandelion bloom and they're filling in again...
  22. Selling cut-comb in vacumm sealed bags?

    I was thinking since I hate buying new rings and covers for ross rounds every year I would use my vacumm sealer to seal and freeze cut comb in different sizes. It worked pretty good except for the...
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    Re: Is it ok to mark virgin queens?

    Ok thanks for the info!
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    Is it ok to mark virgin queens?

    Or should you wait until they are mated and laying?
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    Re: Queen Cells too big for hatching cages

    Thanks alot guys that helps.
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