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    Re: 2015 orange bloom Florida.

    Moved some this morning as well. Amazed to be able to smell bloom when it was below freezing temps just a few hours earlier. Might be a short, strong flow when it gets warm in the next few days. No...
  2. Re: Paramount Farms buys out Headwater Honey (David Mendes)

    Well he finally did it. Dave is laughing all the way to the bank now :)
  3. Re: Economics of pollination for distant beekeepers

    Cost us around 14k from Florida to ship. The Citrus greening and loss of grove acreage has pushed us to start playing the California game. The honey is just not there in the groves anymore. Maybe a...
  4. Re: Building Commercial Migratory Pallets, with Pallet Plans

    Recess your bottom runners about 5 inches from the end of the pallet.
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    Re: 20oz Fluted Bottles

    I was able to tour their facility 2 weeks ago. Definitely a slick operation based on fantastic marketing. They buy their flutes by the pallet from France. They have a "Reserve Tupelo" for sale in the...
  6. Re: What do you do for lights on your loader?

    https://www.superbrightleds.com/moreinfo/led-work-light-lights/led-product/1975/4501/

    I bought two of these with the wiring harness. Comes with a relay and a fusable link and was really easy to...
  7. Thread: Hive bodies

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    Re: Hive bodies

    Shastina has so far been the best quality and price over everyone else. I like the top frame rest joint that they use. Last order I had maybe 3-4 sides that were warped out of 800 boxes.
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    Re: 2015 orange bloom Florida.

    Warm weather in January = long drawn out scattered bloom susceptible to a late cold snap. Not looking like a great Orange Crop in the future. Hope I am wrong.
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    Got the 2nd gen Powerstroke. Awesome power and the new turbo upgrade they gave them is great. The engine brake is much more pronounced. Of course I have not towed with it so take it for what it is...
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    Just bought a new 2015 f550. It wasn't to bouncy with no bed so I believe you are right. Aluminum probably wouldn't be to bad. The price difference would be about $1700. I decided this morning on...
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    Thanks for the replies. Ride quality isn't to important for me but I just don't want it to bounce so bad that it is dangerous. One more question, obviously steel is much tougher than aluminum. How...
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    Bringing this thread back for one more question. Aluminum or steel? I am worried that a aluminum bed may be to light and when you drive around unloaded it would bounce really bad because a F550 has...
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    Re: Parafin Wax Supplier

    Thanks man. I found a couple websites that I can get scrap for .59 per pound. Anyone know if soy wax would be a problem if it was in the scrap?
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    Re: Parafin Wax Supplier

    Acbz - What supplier did you use?
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    Parafin Wax Supplier

    I have 800 boxes to dip and I was wondering where yall get your wax. The local Dadant supplier is out. I have found some wax scrap online for a good price but it may contain scent. Is that a concern?
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    Re: Best State to Be a Commercial Beekeeper

    Florida is slowly turning into a California situation I believe. More and more bees show up every year. They are getting dropped in places with no permission and in several cases causing a big...
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    Re: Screws, staples and glue........

    We just staple them together. In Florida they last about 5 years with paint. We just started dipping. When you dip boxes I assume they swell and then shrink? Or do they swell and stay that size? I...
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    Re: Bee thefts starting up already.

    Cattle rustlers used to be hung publicly...
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    Re: Pallets for Super Storage

    Just like Mark I had some pallets built to those to fit the supers perfectly. 6 way pallets with open slats in the bottom. In Florida outside super storage is just about impossible. I just bought a...
  20. Thread: Pallet Decks

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    Re: Pallet Decks

    Invest in a good table saw or as Jim said a panel saw. Well worth the money
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    I grew up using ropes on everything except honey. We just shifted to using straps because they don't take much more time to use and they hold way better. I don't care how tight the ropes are, a strap...
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    Exactly.
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    Now that is a good idea!
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    I probably use ropes about 15% of the time. Maybe if I had rope hooks I would use them more lol

    I have pretty much got the bed laid out how I want it now. The only thing I am missing is the rear...
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    Laron down in Zolfo at Patterson Welding. Didn't he build your Swinger trailer? I have seen several of his beds on various beekeeper's trucks and I really liked his work.
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