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    Re: marking the queen

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMCMWqBWFAY
  2. Re: Beginner Question: The Yearly Cost of Beekeeping?

    I'm very sorry to hear that Will. That's quite a big loss both financially and of course sentimentally.
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    There's a drop down thread that says thread tools. I think you can choose it in there. Though having said that, as you've responded you'll probably be subscribed!
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    How did you lose most of your hives Chillardbee?
  5. Re: Beginner Questions: Transporting Colonies for Pollination

    Hi Wisnewbee, I have a followup question regarding this.

    For commercial contracts do they require the beehives to be doubles or do they only require singles? If they only require singles then...
  6. Re: Beginner Question: Importing and Selling Honey?

    I'd love to find 4 and 8 ounce amber colored plastic honey jars that are more square shaped.
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    Hi there Steven,

    Thank you for your reply. I greatly appreciate your advice.

    I would like to bring in only honeys and products that are not produced here in the US as I have no intention of...
  8. Re: Beginner Question: The Yearly Cost of Beekeeping?

    Thanks guys, that's exactly what I want to do here in Florida. We have beepeeker's meeting coming up on Sunday and if I'm lucky enough I might meet a commercial beekeeper that might take me under...
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    I don't mind starting off doing it as a hobby until I've learnt all the ropes but eventually I would like to get into commercial beekeeping.
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    Re: Beginner Question: Beehive materials?

    Thank you Michael, what is your opinion of plastic hives like those seen here
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    Hi guys,

    I am going to start with a few hives just to begin so I can get some more hands on experience with but I am asking these questions because I have the medium term goal of getting involved...
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    Wow, why so low? Also, what about winter feeding?
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    Which insect eats varroa mites?
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    lol
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    Re: Feeding Indoor Hives

    I already did, should I do it again? :D

    I wonder what would happen if you left them in your apartment? I mean aside from the noise if anything they'd be providing cooling at heating right?
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    Re: Truck Scales - under 26K GVWR

    So if I had a Ford F-650 XLT with a 17' tray which has a rating of 26,000lbs I'd be okay on a regular license?

    Also, when they give the ratings for the vehicles, that's how much it can carry...
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    Re: Feeding Indoor Hives

    400 Sq Ft Studio Apartment

    Room temperature

    7

    Fluorescent and Black lights with lasers and disco balls.
  18. Beginner Question: The Yearly Cost of Beekeeping?

    Hi guys,

    I was wondering about the yearly cost to maintain your bees.

    Particularly the cost to feed, medicate and house the bees.

    If you could advise this for the period of pollination...
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    Re: Beginner Question: Beehive materials?

    Great, so even if I were to have a plastic hive it would effected the bees or honey at all, right?
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    Re: Beginner Question: Beehive materials?

    What about plastic beehives? Anyone had any experience with them? Does it effect the taste of the honey?
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    Beginner Question: Beehive materials?

    Hi guys,

    I was wondering what beehives are generally made out of and what they can be made out of and what are the benefits out of the different materials including the different types of woods? I...
  22. Re: Beginner Questions: Transporting Colonies for Pollination

    Hi Wisnewbee!

    Thank you for your detailed reply. I'm very interested by everything that is related to beekeeping, it's just such a noble way of life.

    You are correct, I do need to find myself...
  23. Beginner Question: Importing and Selling Honey?

    Hi guys,

    I've been learning a bit about beekeeping here and am enthusiastic to get started doing it. However, I'm also interested in importing some medicinal and therapeutic honeys from other...
  24. Beginner Questions: Transporting Colonies for Pollination

    Hi guys!

    I have another set of beginner questions if you'd indulge me.

    I notice that some people have their own trucks for transporting pallets of colonies for pollination. I have also noticed...
  25. Re: Beginner Question: Pollinating and Collecting Honey?

    Thank you for the clarification, so then two deep boxes would count as being the full contract amount rather than the one deep and one medium frame box which accounts for 2/3?

    Also, I noticed you...
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