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  1. Thread: Bulk Sugar

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    Re: Bulk Sugar

    [QUOTE=Rader Sidetrack;990859]> Not that it matters...but I believe their sugar is beets not cane.

    Well, this page indicates D&I Pure Sweeteners offers both cane and beet sugar. Currently both are...
  2. Thread: Bulk Sugar

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    Re: Bulk Sugar

    Not that it matters...but I believe their sugar is beets not cane.
  3. Re: Making Splits and looking for the Queen; Is there a better way?

    I like to crack the hive and check for brood in top and bottom box without pulling any frames. If both boxes have brood top box goes on a new pallet put lids on and move on to the next. Next day or...
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    Re: Found ticket to commercial success...

    Go back and get as much as you can!!!! I think its called NUTRA-BLUE. ;)
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    Re: Working for a beekeeper

    75K! Wow anyone hiring?
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    HFCS mixed with 1:1 Sugar syrup

    Has anyone tried feed HFCS mixed with 1:1 Sugar syrup? Was thinking about feeding that to some of the splits this year. Just to see how the bees take it and how they do I guess? Prob add some HBH...
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    Re: Nutra bee auction

    LOL Well Thank You Im honored :rolleyes: But your right that was a great thing that was done to raise some funds! Also, Specialkayme is right on post 29 my bees already tried the sub and I cant cut...
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    Re: Nutra bee auction

    $180.00 :)
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    Re: Nutra bee auction

    :applause:
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    Re: Nutra bee auction

    I'm in at 165.00. But Im ready to feed now:D
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    Re: First Forklift setup

    First year I went to pallets I was able to buddy up with a commercial guy. I offered to pay for fuel, he picked up from my yard and we dropped off in almonds. Then a good deal on a used 720 bobcat...
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    Re: What are you working on?

    Last weekend cleaned all my feeders and boxes.

    This weekend make nucs out of 8 frame boxes.


    John
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    Re: I Need Help In Stockton, CA

    :lpf:
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    Re: hive branding tool sugestion

    Hey lazy shooter, I have an electric brand that we use on cattle as well, do you know if that can be used on wood? Or do you know if I can put my registered brand on my boxes?

    Thx
    John
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    Re: Testing pollen sub

    Hey Ernie, Ya I was able to gather that, I guess I should of asked if bees will eat carrots and spinach? Or is that where we can get some "soluble" fats. Or better yet where do you guys get your fats...
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    Re: Bee Keeping Forklifts

    I think a forklift is a must when it comes to moving the bees. Makes life so much easier. But I wouldnt go into debt. I was able to buy a used bobcat with a very nice mast from a beekeeper. I paid...
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    Re: What do you take with you when pulling honey

    Hahaha lol! Now you guys are out of control! Do you get to bring home any left overs home? That is snanks I'm tlkin about or snacks :rolleyes:
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    Re: Testing pollen sub

    Okay so can someone tell me what a carotenoid is all about? :scratch:
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    Re: Testing pollen sub

    Hey Keith,

    I'm just fooling around with some yeast and sugar. Speaking of the best I'm ready for some of that :)



    And they charge you double.:scratch:
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    Testing pollen sub

    When doing lab testing on pollen sub you've made, what profiles do you ask for? Is it just the protein, fat and ph? Or should you have them test for anything else? If so what else are you looking...
  21. Thread: fall splits

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    Re: fall splits

    Thanks Tom, ya it makes sense to me. I guess I'm just trying to get my numbers up a little to fast. I think I'll settle where I'm at for now and leave the fall splitting for the experts. "First do no...
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    Olive oil in pollen sub

    Has anyone who makes their own pollen sub tried using olive oil? Can bees even have olive oil? Is this a bad idea?
    Thanks
    John
  23. Thread: fall splits

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    Re: fall splits

    Hey Tom,can you explain what you mean by more skill and care?

    Also how late in the year do you think you could spllit and have a good hive come almond time?


    Thanks
    John
  24. Thread: Smoker fuel?

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    Re: Smoker fuel?

    I saw a guy use wood pellets wrapped in a burlap, then lit the burlap. I tried it, been using that method. Stays lit pretty well for me. I've also used a dry cow pattie in a pinch, and that worked...
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    Re: gooseneck trailers & PU

    Hey Keith,

    this prob does'nt help you any, but thats what I moved the bees with. I have a 24' gooseneck, I was able to load 64 hives and the bobcat. I pulled it with my 02 F350, it pulled great...
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