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    Re: Question about finding a mentor.

    Your desire to run a modest amount of bees without running for honey will put you out of busi ness before you ever get going. Bees need honey for successful propagation. Make a good honey crop and...
  2. Re: Would you like to learn more about commercial honey production?

    Hi Mike
    I'll take your offer to work for FREE.. But tell hows that going to fix your truck?? I think there's still some boxes up there on that hill. You may want to take another load home this...
  3. Re: Would you like to learn more about commercial honey production?

    Thanks for your interest. Housing is furnished. Last season we started the wages at $13./hr. We dont provide food as I feel you need to eat no matter where you are. The houses have a full...
  4. Re: Would you like to learn more about commercial honey production?

    Hi Pat
    I hope to see you this summer. Unless you are on a shorter leash now !!! Dont freeze up. Thanks for the good word. WOpp
  5. Re: Would you like to learn more about commercial honey production?

    I will say this. The bees have been good for us. At these honey prices and high pollination rates you dont have to be a rocket scientist to make a very nice living running bees.
  6. Would you like to learn more about commercial honey production?

    I have several job openings for this coming honey season. If you would like to learn more about commercial honey production , I would like to hear from you. Let me know what it is that you would...
  7. Re: Would you like to see the great state of North Dakota

    Thanks Steve, I am glad you joined our team this year. I have a spot for you next year if you like .
  8. Would you like to see the great state of North Dakota

    I am pleased with the number of guys that have signed on for this season. I could use one more person. We will start extracting Aug 19 so you could still get here on time. We do furnish you a...
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    Re: Looking for work this summer

    Can you call me I'd like to visit with you about May thru Sept. Give me a call 701 471 2278. Warren
  10. Thread: turf wars

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    Re: turf wars

    Here in NDak we had 2 mile law, We got rid of it long time ago. WE have many 5000, to 15000 hive comerrcial beeks here all running for honey, Some guy like to hide there hives behind hills, tree...
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    Re: So when do y'all start grafting?

    We are going to start next week, We have many drones on our coast bees, I think it might work this early here in Ca. Goning to try a small amount just to see if the bees are ready this early.
  12. Thread: HoneyBee Healthy

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    Re: HoneyBee Healthy

    Thanks for all your input. Personaly I am getting more sold on it . Yes you can cause robbing, by feeding only a few hives in apiaires. If all hives in the yard are fed at the same time robbing is...
  13. Thread: HoneyBee Healthy

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    HoneyBee Healthy

    Anyone here use the honeybee health product? If you have what are your thoughts? benificial or just more snake oil?
  14. Thread: queen cell cups

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    queen cell cups

    Does anyone use wax cell cups? Wouldn't plastic cups work just as good?
    I would like to hear from someof you all with some expertize in this . Thanks Warren
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    Re: division board feeders

    I've tried em all. We run 2100 hives. Had round gallon jugs for a while, Just as soon as emty the wind blew them all over the place. Had metal cans, they don't last very long if yo u don't wax coat...
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    making wax queen cell cups

    Does anyone know where I might find the tool for dipping multiple beeswax queen cellcups at one time? I have seen this device in a bee supply catalog somewhere. It makes 15 cellcups at a time. ...
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    Re: Buying, Selling Pollination Contracts

    I would not pay very much. First thing to consider is the grower. If he's not happy about the change he will have someone else in there before your hard earned check clears the bank. Now you are...
  18. Thread: Crazy Wheel?

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    Re: Crazy Wheel?

    There is one for sale in Califorina used $1500.
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    air vents on hive tops

    Does anyone use air vents on the top of their beehives? I resently seen hive tops with a 1/2" x 3/8" air vent on opposite corners of the tops. The beekeper doing it this way is convinced that it...
  20. Thread: Feed Rims

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    Re: Feed Rims

    Yes it is a problem, however I prefer pollen patties on top and not in the middle of the cluster espesialy when it cools of. I feel it dissrupts the hives ability to regulate temp and becomes very...
  21. Thread: Feed Rims

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    Re: Feed Rims

    We have been using 3/4 rims for 2 yrs. We now have them nailed to our lids. Had a very hard wind here this morning. not one lid off 2100 hives. They work very well. If you need buckets, try...
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    Re: Hummerbees Hiveclamp attachment?????

    I have used clamps on my swingers for many years, but since I quit doing applesm in washington i have removed them. If you move a lot of hives in a night and need to road them down orchard rows on...
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    Re: Alaskan Salmon Fishing

    I've been there twice, fished halibut and salmon both times out of Ninilchik. The salmon was on the Kenai river with RW,S Fishing , Big Eddy Resort, www.rwfishing.com. You need to check with the...
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    Re: C.F. Koehnen & Sons

    I have been doing business with Koehnen's for the past 18 years, having bought thousands of queens and several thousand packages in years past. They are having the same problems we all have so don't...
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