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  1. Re: Kelley- anyone else having customer service problems?

    Used to be top notch. Not anymore. I put in an order for 3 3 lbs. packages on a whim. Only received one a week later, and it was more like 2 lbs. No tracking number given either. Called them. Put on...
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    Re: Texas Honey House Laws or Production Laws

    Louisiana just passed their cottage food law : http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=879591

    Anyone have any idea when the Texas bill will be going up? 2017? Or is it just dead in the...
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    austin tx free queen

    Small package just arrived a pound short, and I am just going to combine the bees, so I have a queen in the cage if anyone wants her. Shoot me a PM if interested. Posted this Wed. Night 5-20.
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    Re: Texas Honey House Laws or Production Laws

    Selling 2500 lbs at farmers markets/hand to hand can be pretty hard to do. That is where the "teeth" comes from. Its an arbitrary number mostly. If you are cranking out a few tons of honey then you...
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    Re: Texas Honey House Laws or Production Laws

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Texas Honey House Laws or Production Laws

    My main problem with the bill is that it restricts us from selling in small local stores. If they want to state that I can only bottle and sell my own honey (which I of course do) I am 100% behind...
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    Re: Texas Honey House Laws or Production Laws

    I am not against it per se, but it does solidify that we cannot sell on store shelves -- which was never an issue before. Whole Foods is a different matter -- they require mountains of paperwork for...
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    Re: Texas Honey House Laws or Production Laws

    Here is the text:

    http://www.legis.state.tx.us/tlodocs/84R/billtext/html/SB01766I.htm

    The way I read it we cannot sell honey at retail locations (our house is ok), only direct to consumer. This...
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    Re: round rock/austin trap out

    Another trap-out in the Austin/ Bee Caves area I do not have time for as this has been a busy season. Chris Corbin 512-965-0805 about 12 ft up in a tree above her driveway. Beginning beeks can...
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    Re: Where can I buy a Kerhof hive?

    The maker of the H3 is, I think, dead. I met him about five years back. He was very sick and the prognosis did not look good. Original Kerkhofs are hard to get and a bit old now anyway. That is...
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    round rock/austin trap out

    Nice woman called me today from Round Rock/Austin area. Checked it out and the bees are inside a limestone pillar. One entrance. Healthy little hive freshly swarmed. Well behaved. Would be perfect...
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    Re: Texas Honey House Laws or Production Laws

    You are correct Michael, but in this case there are no new laws. They are just changing their position and "interpreting" the law differently. This interpretation of course directly causes money to...
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    Re: Texas Honey House Laws or Production Laws

    They will not react. They want you to spend 30k building a commercial kitchen to sell your honey. It is not about safety. It is about the Texas inspector being in collusion with the AHPA and BigAg to...
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    Re: Texas Honey House Laws or Production Laws

    It is a power grab. FARFA is already on this. Contact Judith McGeary if you want to help out.
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    Re: Texas Honey House Laws or Production Laws

    In other news here along the same lines:

    http://www.wfaa.com/story/news/local/2014/11/05/raw-dairy-farmer-faces-charges-fines-under-new-fw-law/18571521/
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    Re: Texas Honey House Laws or Production Laws

    You did call the state in -- after some yahoo at the Weatherford Farmers Market said you could not sell there. In the last 150 years here in Tx has anyone ever been arrested or cited for this...
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    Re: Texas Honey House Laws or Production Laws

    We have, (until recently it seems), been exempted from this BS. Now one or two fools have decided to clamp down on independent beekeepers. Because people are dying left and right from our...
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    Re: Mike Palmer Nuc

    Think Barry already helped him out with that. At least for now.
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    Re: Mike Palmer Nuc

    Deeds not words. Some people sure can talk.
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    Re: Mike Palmer Nuc

    Why is anyone bothering with this Boris person? Most likely has a few hobby hives.
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    Re: Texas Honey House Laws or Production Laws

    We have always been exempted from this. Now they are saying we need to build a commercial kitchen? My guess is a lot of newbees called them and wanted to know what the "legal" thing to do is, and...
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    Re: Texas Honey House Laws or Production Laws

    Where did you get this information?
  23. Re: Uncapped Honey (Green Honey) along with Capped Honey on a frame extract or not?

    The easiest way to know is just to taste it. It will taste off.
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    Re: Wolf Creek Apiary

    um, yeah. been keeping bees now treatment free for 20 years. here is the link, easily found by searching the forum :...
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    Re: Wolf Creek Apiary

    Many others, myself included, have had trouble with Wolf Creek. There is another thread somewhere that covers this here on the forum. My guess is he just didnt pay his bill. Its a very hardscrabble...
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