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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    I agree, and usually the reason why these grains get moved into animal feed production. But they manage these grains very closely, only allowing certain animals consume only certain amounts, and for...
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    Re: Mark's new Honey Label

    Mark I love it. The first thing I see is Raw Honey, and there is a huge market for exactly that. I have guys bugging me all day for that... maybe I should of packaged more of it. Raw Honey now a...
  3. Re: Prairie Beekeepers Skip Fall And Dive Right Into Winter

    thats a good plan, that is a recipe for bugs infestation! Air will knock them out, if they are there
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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    Duplicate that exact scenario next season. In fact, if your theory holds true, if you fed half the GM feed, and fed the other half non GM feed, both feed sources providing exactly the same...
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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    they are not
  6. Re: Prairie Beekeepers Skip Fall And Dive Right Into Winter

    Feels like summer again here...lol
  7. Thread: Melter honey

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    Re: Melter honey

    Interesting interesting, thanks guys!
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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    >>>DANIEL<<< I am calling BS on this guy!
    You think after nearly 20 years of feeding GM foods to animals, the billions of animals butchered around the world, if GM feeds caused health issues in...
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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    Let me guess... his bees are dying because they are feeding on GM crops as well...
  10. Thread: Custom Pollen Sub?

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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    So what is actually done to determine the base line diet of an animal?
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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    ha haha ha

    Daniel, if he is raising chickens full of tumors, id say he is doing a pretty lousy job at raising chickens...but hey, lets blame the GM feed and chemical companies! If only these...
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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    ;)
  13. Re: Over the phone threat on life over bee removal. lol

    An idol threat was just recently made near here, from a beekeeper towards another beekeeper about killing the others hives...
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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    Non GMO chicken feed... feed grade wheat, some calcium/vitamin supplement.
    I use to feed my broilers on bins sweepings
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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    exactly
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    Re: US to ban GMO s and Neonicotinoids

    We run a 400 head cattle farm, fed GM corn silage. Our cull cattle sent to butcher from the herd are in tip top shape and our butcher and cattle buyers pay us premium prices for our stock. They...
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    Re: A down side to beekeeping.

    lol
  18. Thread: Custom Pollen Sub?

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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    Nothing cheaper and more convenient, the barrel shelters the feed from rain well. And they stay in the yards year round.
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    Chip, the best feeder I have used so far is a hive top loaded with flour inside a tipped barrel

    http://s1277.photobucket.com/user/IanSteppler/media/openfeed_zps8cd5ca01.jpg.html

    I also use...
  20. Thread: Custom Pollen Sub?

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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    Joe,
    We nutrient test our crops for exactly that same reason. We will find the nutrient levels in the soil and then fertilize according to what the crop needs. We fertilize macro and micro...
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    Re: Custom Pollen Sub?

    This spring, before the natural pollen came out (very late spring) I had went through more than 15 bags of BeePro, SoyFlour from dry feeders. I fed the dry feed along side the patties in the hive. ...
  22. Thread: Pollen sub mixer?

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    Re: Pollen sub mixer?

    Send us a pic when you have it set up Jean-Marc !

    My drill may not take the abuse any longer!
  23. Thread: Melter honey

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    Re: Melter honey

    ya the out pump runs longer than the in pumps, even though I have two Vikings on the out. I might turn off the water for the first part of the morning as it usually takes til coffee to start...
  24. Thread: Melter honey

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    Melter honey

    I have a question for you guys about melter honey. The honey was only in the melter for 24 hrs tops so it looks good. The problem is that it is 24% MC, probably because of the water sprayed from...
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    Re: How much wax is in a barrel of cappings?

    Jodie, I just melted off a barrel, which was heavier with honey as it was our end of season wax clean up barrel. I tapped off 85 lbs of wax, 1/3 of a barrel melter honey and a whack of slub gum. If...
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