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    Re: Interstate Hauling of equipment

    Here's what ND Highway Patrol told me. Once I leave ND, any farm truck advantages go away. If my GVW is 26,000 or less, I need a dot number, a regular, (D), driver's license, a medical card and a...
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    Interstate Hauling of equipment

    My wife was driving her F45016 ft flatbed, pulling a skidsteer and trailer,(from Texas to ND). In Iowa, she was stopped by DOT and given a ticket for not having an interstate license license to haul...
  3. Thread: USDA Honey House

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    Re: USDA Honey House

    We made a separate hot room for ours. Pallets go in one door to warm, then through the other door to the start of the extracting line. Setteling tank is in there also.
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    Re: Best way to re-wax molded plastic foundation

    Thanks for all the replies.
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    Re: USDA Honey House

    When we built our honey house last summer, we tried to get information. I called and talked to different people, visited some, and no one seemed to know anything. We decided we would set ours up...
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    Best way to re-wax molded plastic foundation

    We have several hundred pieces of deep foundation which were damaged by wax moths. We have scraped and cleaned them. I would like to know the best way to re-wax them.

    Thanks for the info
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    Re: Best Forklift for all around Apiary usage?

    My question is how much is your budget. If you spend a bunch on a machine, what does it do for your operating capitol for other expansion? Do you have a good extracting setup?

    How are you going...
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    Re: How many boxes, on pallets...

    I don't know what size will be available. We will use the container in North Dakota.
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    How many boxes, on pallets...

    Can you store in a 40 ft container?

    What size pallets do you use?

    We need more storage, and since we just built our honey house, we can't afford another new building. The shipping container...
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    Re: Insurance for Bee Keepers

    Thanks for the replies. I will check it out next week.
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    Insurance for Bee Keepers

    We are looking to update our insurance coverage. Any recommendations for based in Texas and Summers in North Dakota?

    I We have a company liabilty policy, but looking for a better deal with...
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    Re: commercial beekeeping in ky

    We partner, but ownership of everything is kept separate
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    Re: commercial beekeeping in ky

    Your costs are really going to rise when you get more bees than you can move on your flatbed truck. (transportation, feeding, loading, extraction, ect. Everything becomes more of a job.)

    One of...
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    Re: What do you do for lights on your loader?

    Sadler, that is a great site. Thanks
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    Re: Transporting bees - Netting

    how far are you going? Can you load them up the night before and get going early if it's not too far?
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    Re: comerical beekiping in ky

    Are you already keeping bees and on what level?
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    What do you do for lights on your loader?

    We have a Mustang 940E. It has a couple of white fog lights on it. I want to upgrade the lights while the bees are in California. What are you guys using for yellow lights and do you also have a...
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    Re: Preheating honey for finer filtration

    That makes a lot of sense, which is why the deboxer is important to us. We have some pretty good equipment so far. We have a Cowen 60 frame extractor, a new Cowen water jacketed honey sump, and a...
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    Re: Preheating honey for finer filtration

    I am trying to do this on a budget. We are buying a Cowen deboxer and the heating unit for our Cowen knives and the money isn't there, but I will look into it. It might not be much more than buying...
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    What kind of honey pump?

    What size and kind of honey pump would I want to get to transfer honey from one 55 gallon drum to another? One would be in one room and be pumped through the wall and filtered into another barrel. ...
  21. Re: I need help designing a pump system for filling inside feeders

    Our setup looks like what you want to do. It was originally set up so it would stab into a receiver hitch and I modified it and put the handles so we could grab it easy and set it on a pallet. The...
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    WTB Cowen Deboxer and knives heater

    That says it all. Prefer an all stainless steel model.

    Let me know

    Craig
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    Preheating honey for finer filtration

    The company that buys our honey would like for us to finish with a 200 micron filter. We believe that our honey would be too cold to flow through that fine of a filter after sitting over night.
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    Honey pipes too cold

    We got our new honey house up and running and have to fine tune some things. When it gets into September, our pipes running from the in ground sump, overhead and to the holding tank, sugar and clog...
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    Re: Sideliner Profitability Study

    During the winter, our hives are 1 hour and two hours from our home. In the summer, we move them from Texas to North Dakota and the hives are within 30 miles or less from the farm.
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