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    Re: DRUM GRABBER ISSUES

    Yep that's it.
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    Re: DRUM GRABBER ISSUES

    You need to build up the 3/4" shaft on each arm that makes contact with the fork attachment or weld on a small plate where the shaft makes contact. After allot of use the shaft wears down and the...
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    Re: Heat exchanger temp setting

    I like to run my honey temp at 103 and to do this the oil ranges from 135-150. The different range on the oil temp varies based on the temp of the honey going in as well as the speed at which it is...
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    Re: Canola Flow in Dakotas?

    Haha......yep, sounds like the saying "there's so much honey in nd that the rivers flow honey".
    Take a look at the ten year nd and sd state honey yields I don't think you'll see a year it's above a...
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    Re: Number of hives and employee ratio?

    Depends on if your running quality or quantity.
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    Re: deeps for honey supers

    Texas?

    Deeps are the most efficient any way you look at it.
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    I received $145 per hive in 2009. That same price for 2014 is unreasonably low.
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    Re: Averaging honey yeild opinions.

    Number of hives set on location divided by your end production. I usually kick out 10%+/- throughout the flow for a number of reasons but always go with the starting number. How about whatever makes...
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    Re: honey management

    Timing! You don't want your hives to peak to early or to late. Figure out your main flow and build your hives accordingly.
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    Re: I want to send bees to N. Dakota

    Hey, that's great Bill sounds as though you are doing well.
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    Re: I want to send bees to N. Dakota

    Hey Mike, if your asking me for permission I don't beleave it's my right to grant or deny what you wish to do. Sounds kinda like the guys that are trying to tell the farmers what they are able to do...
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    Re: I want to send bees to N. Dakota

    So Big Bill,
    If I'm understanding this right a young ambitious guy like myself shouldn't get the same opportunity as many of the keepers had 25+ years ago. As most of the operations I know started...
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    Re: I want to send bees to N. Dakota

    I'm referring to the area between Elderwood, ca and porterville, ca not to much snow to be had there around mid to late April. Nothing I'm saying is ment to cause controversey just stating my...
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    Re: I want to send bees to N. Dakota

    All the added pressure I observed this year was from California opperations holding bees back from coastal and southern regions do to the drought. Nothing to do with out of state opperations.
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    Re: 1K new mast

    I'm guessing the 15' mast is a three stage if so they are very handy in the shop. The advantage is the load will always be higher then the mast not the other way around. Nothing worse then trying to...
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    Re: Canadian border open?

    Hey Irwin, I like your way of thinking. I run bees along an 80 mile stretch of Canadian border. When making locations the game plan is the closer to the border the better many of which are just a few...
  17. Re: Dan Rather report on bee shortage in Calif almonds

    Keith, that is exactly what I had in mind. I would like to know if the poor pollen is the limiting factor or if there's another reason for what I notice. As some people have posted earlier about the...
  18. Re: Dan Rather report on bee shortage in Calif almonds

    I always notice a larger winter loss in my hives that I move to the sunflowers in August. However more years then not the main flow is about over by then so it's move them to the flowers and pull an...
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    Re: Fumagilian-B

    Oh yes I'll give credit where it's do. That's why I sent out a video and some pics last week of the bees. A little pat on the back. Haha
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    Re: Fumagilian-B

    I use it every year and the bees always look nice.
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    Re: california gold

    Very well said Jim! Take a drive up to North Dakota mid July and I can promise you on any given day the out of state bee trucks will out number the locals. Much of what you are describing is the same...
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    Re: 2012 Dieback Already?

    Can't say I've heard of a broker that deals 80,000+ hives.
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    Re: Upper midwest beeks???

    Its ben dry and windy this spring in eastern montana and all of my hives have been feed 5 gallons of syrup since they hit the ground in early May. The last 1100 gallons went out 6/21. But the bees...
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    Re: Package bee production

    Nah.......I knew were you were coming from just a little friendly fun.
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    Re: Package bee production

    [QUOTE=Keith Jarrett;749673] for them (out-of-staters) it's the cheapest way out.[/QUOTE

    Hey Keith, you just have to make fun of us out of staters? I can recall plenty of locals that have the same...
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