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  1. Thread: moving hives

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    Re: moving hives

    That depends on how you are going to move them. Meaning what kind of vehicle they are going to get moved on. If you have 1 pallet on a spring job F650 you may have issues. If you have 8 pallets of...
  2. Thread: Clorox

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    Re: Clorox

    Boiling water is enough to melt wax. Bleach will not kill all things that may afflict bees, it may help with wax moth. Not sure anyone has tried it. I do hear it works pretty good with helping...
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    Re: No bee shortage this year.

    Its top notch bee making weather in Ga this spring. I could see an excess. Actually i have been getting calls left and right about packages from suppliers too.
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    Re: Starting with 2 nucs

    Replace your crappy queen. If by some chance you do have EFB the break in brood cycle will fix that issue. Do both have relatively same amount of worker bees in them? It sounds as if the slower...
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    Re: The Joys of beekeeping

    That really looks like it sucked. Bet that altered plans for the day.
  6. Re: dud queen found this spring, what do you think?

    If you question whether its a laying worker or dink queen check to see where the eggs are being placed
  7. Thread: why nucs so late?

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    Re: why nucs so late?

    I agree 100% matt.
  8. Thread: why nucs so late?

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    Re: why nucs so late?

    I know we all have to carefully plan our lives. Im just saying its prudent to not hurry your NUCs or packages. I know people are hot on getting their bees first week of March. We still had 2 feet...
  9. Thread: Ag survey

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    Re: Ag survey

    I finally got a voicemail about no response. I deleted. Not difficult at all.
  10. Thread: why nucs so late?

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    Re: why nucs so late?

    What i dont understand is why people are in such a hurry to get their nucs or packages. Very ineffective to hive honey ees with snow still on the ground. Seems to me as though the maple sugaring is...
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    Re: Best label printer for the buck

    I cant. In va right now. I will snap a pic and post it when i get home
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    Re: Best label printer for the buck

    So after more research we with with the Primeria LX900. We considered buying their label applicator as well but couldnt get primeria to cooperate very well to test the applicator on honey bottles so...
  13. Re: Honey sales cycles. Up and downs by the seasons

    Two slumps we have noticed. When school starts for about 3 weeks and right after christmas until around may.
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    Re: I have questions about transporting queen cells.

    It would be prudent to use something stronger than a ziplock bag for holding the water. You definitely want your cells vertical. Their wings are still developing and easily damaged. If you are...
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    Re: I have questions about transporting queen cells.

    Live bees are the best incubator. Keep them high so they dont chill.
  16. Thread: Cheap Nucs?

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    Re: Cheap Nucs?

    Advice is free. Teachers today are paid well for giving lessons. Lessons are always beneficial to students.

    What is a lbs of honey worth to you? 5 gallon bucket of honey is 60lbs. Dont for one...
  17. Thread: Cheap Nucs?

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    Re: Cheap Nucs?

    :thumbsup:
  18. Thread: Cheap Nucs?

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    Re: Cheap Nucs?

    So in effect we are selling a service. Being we are now a service oriented country we might just sell the best service we can muster. I have heard from many people grumble about the price we ask...
  19. Thread: Cheap Nucs?

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    Re: Cheap Nucs?

    I think many beekeepers are poor marketers for one reason. Personality that suits working stinging insects over working with alot of people (sales). Most beekeepers i know dont even care about...
  20. Thread: Cheap Nucs?

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    Re: Cheap Nucs?

    Yes so selling nucs is nothing like selling plywood. NUC sales happen along with package sales. NUC orders start in Nov for an April or May delivery date. Sell the NUCs for what the market will...
  21. Thread: Cheap Nucs?

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    Re: Cheap Nucs?

    Mark are getting into the NUC sales business?
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    Re: Spin Float Drum Puller

    It looks nice and compact. I don't mean to derail this thread but I am very interested in the heat exchange. Would you mind taking a close up picture of it?

    I think I am going to build my own, I...
  23. Thread: Bee Nets

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    Re: Bee Nets

    You have a very nice trucker.
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    Re: Spin Float Drum Puller

    Hanging on the wall just above the windown running to your spin float.
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    Re: Spin Float Drum Puller

    Ian, I see you have a small heat exchange. Did you build that heat exchange yourself or did you buy that heat exchange?
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