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    Re: New Beekeeper in Madison, VA

    Thanks for ad rather. Hope to see you guys at the meeting Monday


    Valley Bee Supply
    Shane
  2. Re: OFFER: My top bar hive, bees and equipment (free). Fairfax VA

    I will take it Milena, please email me at valleybeesupply@yahoo.com. Thanks
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    Re: Why not entrance feeding?

    if you have one hive it doesnt matter, but more than that, entrance feeders sets off robbing/fightng and you can feed very little at a time. top feeders feed a lot one time and reduces robbing, but...
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    Re: yellow jackets win in cold?

    yellow jacket traps from lowes works well
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    Re: Commercial Equipment, What is it worth?

    they say it works perfect, and your right it is a Cowen Silver Queen uncapper. The extractor looks a lot older, very heavy and well built, cant remember name. Mixing tank has two bug paddles in...
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    Re: Commercial Equipment, What is it worth?

    they were using it last year for a 700 hive operation, said they would hook it all up and run it for me
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    Re: Commercial Equipment, What is it worth?

    i dont need it. looking at buying cheap for resale. what should i be looking for?
  8. Thread: Fall feeding

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    Re: Fall feeding

    Add honey b healthy
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    Commercial Equipment, What is it worth?

    I know there not very good pics, but best I have right now. Do any of you know or reconize it or maybe what it is or worth. The list is an honey pump, automatic uncapper with heater tank and water...
  10. Thread: Single hives?

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    Re: Single hives?

    get as many as you can afford, I recommend at least 4 if you have the space, you can normaly maintain that many every year even if you have loses or problems from doing splits in spring. Some beeks...
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    Re: Cedar vs. Cypress - Any thoughts?

    I agree, I use marine grade urethan on mine, I love the natural wood grain look.
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    Re: Cedar vs. Cypress - Any thoughts?

    brushy mountain sells good quality cypress
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    Re: foulbrood in apiary selling bees

    Barry,
    I think since we are the ones that keep this forum going we have the right to challenge you and voice our opinion. And you editing peoples post is uncalled for, just becasue you dont agree...
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    Re: Where to sell barrels of honey?

    I would recommend going through your local clubs, or looking on local honey bottles in stores near you.
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    Re: foulbrood in apiary selling bees

    Valleyman, i couldnt have said it better myself.
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    Re: foulbrood in apiary selling bees

    Whos giving advise may I ask? And I dont think its funny assisting in hurting a mans business. And the definition is not hard to understand. As ive been a forum admin for 5 years in another forum...
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    Re: foulbrood in apiary selling bees

    You say what you need to make yourself feel better, but you are responsible for this forum, rules or not, having the decency not to allow such things to happen can be easly done by using common...
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    Re: Kinda Disappointed Today

    goldenrod can supply both and can smell like dirty socks. the best way to check your stores is too open hives and look in good weather, but seeing pollen is a good sign there getting what there...
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    Re: foulbrood in apiary selling bees

    I really feel this thread should not been allowed to continue by site leaders. Very disrespecful and irresposible to allow such discussions when your talking about someones business and damaging...
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    Re: How many hives per acre for polination

    thanks for the feedback
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    Re: Best hive-top feeder?

    Ive had good luck with brushy mountain plastic ones. I like them because there cheap and you can fill them with bees trapped below. All you have to do is sand walls were bees walk to get syrup for...
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    Re: Swarm on bacl of hive

    I have not seen it but have heard about several times and it does happen from time to time when they cant find a suitable home
  23. Re: had to move my apiary ( bee yard) problems at a farmers market

    I had a restaurant complain about bees in there dumpster near my store. They assumed I had bees since i had the store. Well they were right about me keeping bees there but when i went to look they...
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    Re: Question About Using Top Feeder.

    I dont use my inner cover with THF
  25. Thread: Is CCD over?

    by ShaneVBS
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    Re: Is CCD over?

    I think education, awareness, new treatments and hive management is and will continue to help CCD, but unless we can do something about pestisides, we will aways have problems
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