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    Re: Hive Boom for Bee Truck

    I can promise you, DmacShack, that is going to be a hellish nightmare and a LONG LONG night just to move a few hives with that contraption.
    You will be way farther ahead to just take a buddy along...
  2. Re: Paramount Farms buying out beekeepers?

    My favorite:

    "We are all working very hard, and all trying to make a living at the same time"

    Well that was cool. I quoted myself!
  3. Re: Paramount Farms buying out beekeepers?

    Good point Nick.
    Actually, if you divide the total almond acreage in 2013 (870,000) by Paramount's 46,000 it is a mere 5.2%.
  4. Re: Paramount Farms buying out beekeepers?

    Are you sure about that?
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    Re: WAS Conference 2014

    This year's conference is composed of three sections:

    • The 2nd International Workshop on Hive and Bee Monitoring on Wednesday, September 17,

    • WAS Conference Speakers, Thursday and Friday,...
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    Re: Noisy extractor motor

    Three phase NEVER has a neutral unless you are just running one leg such as 208.
    Three phase is power 120 degrees offset potential.
    Single phase 220 is 180 degrees.

    Ian, if you have the option...
  7. Re: Farm license plates (benefits or regulations)

    Well, I hate to bring this up and you know that I do...
    This is yet another good reason for a towable forklift!
    In Oregon, towable forklifts are licensed as "Fixed Load Trailers".
    In Oregon fixed...
  8. Re: Farm license plates (benefits or regulations)

    Notice in Map-21 that if under 26001 CGVW, your rigs are allowed anywhere in the USA. NO 150 mile limit
    And remember, after 3 years of inception, each state has to comply with these rules.
    So it...
  9. Re: How to deal with backfilling properly and Fast

    Those will be the best looking hives next spring!
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    Re: Angry landowners

    Jim, just a note to express appreciation for your views.
    Thank you for the common sense, reality check comments that you are known for.
    Keep it coming! Reality rules!
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    Re: If Not Almonds...

    Is it any wonder why over 50% of small business's fail in their 1st year?
    Often it is because good people throw down money on business's that they know very little or nothing about.
  12. Re: Can I trust large scale commercial bee keepers?

    I'll tell you what is going on there:
    They are working out of a warehouse that is closed to the public.
    Most business's manufacture, process or assemble in warehouses that are closed to the public....
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    Re: Two way pallets

    I don't know about Louisiana, but here in Oregon there are booms coming up for sale from time to time.
    I know of one right now for $300.00.
    Its nothing fancy, not an EzyLoader by a log shot but it...
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    Re: Honey house questions

    Well this is one of those, "Either I can spend two hours looking up two year old invoices, or you can get current material prices."
    One way gives you out dated info and wastes my time, the other...
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    Re: Honey house questions

    We coated our floor with Rustoleum EpoxyShield.
    We are VERY, VERY happy and impressed with the result.
    There are many very helpful You-Tube videos about this epoxy floor coating and others as well....
  16. Re: Bees no Longer Required to Pollinate Almonds.

    Maybe we should have our own booth this year at the Almond Board Conference and convince them that the pollen does a much better job when placed INSIDE the hive?
    We can have Keith there as our...
  17. Re: Bees no Longer Required to Pollinate Almonds.

    This reminds me of another fad - hype bandwagon that blew through several years ago.
    Maybe some of you that were pollinating almonds about 10 years ago will remember this:
    Anyway, I returned to...
  18. Re: How do you keep your honey pure if you keep feeding your bees?

    David, we see the same thing every year with our newer folks.
    If it wasn't hard enough to teach beekeeping; now we have to UNTEACH all of the kockamame nonsense that the students hear "somewhere".
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    Re: Using Ezy loaders from Aust.

    I wasn't aware that they made a 125 model.
    Ours is the 200kg.
    They have expanded their website greatly since I was last there:
    I have never lifted 2 hives at once, but...
  20. Re: Plastic foundation - Gotta love it

    Notice that the frames with the bridge comb are not properly shoved together. :no:

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    Re: 2 Way Pallet Plans and Ideas?

    I'm sorry that I do not have a good picture of our pallet.
    Here's the best I could find.
    Notice the space under the bottom board on the inside of the feet as they set on the pallet.
    That is the...
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    Re: 2 Way Pallet Plans and Ideas?

    Rich. you are correct. There are a bunch of us that use individual bottom boards and construct special pallets for them to click into.
    Everyone does things somewhat similar but with variation...
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    WAS Conference 2014

    36th Annual Meeting of the Western Apicultural Society
    September 17-20, Missoula, Montana
    This is Not your Grandfather’s Bee Conference!
    Montana is another large western state, as was New...
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    Re: Apple Pollination

    Remember, when you post links to MyBook or FaceSpace accounts, many of us "Don't play dat".
    On the other hand, anyone can open you regular links to photos.
  25. Re: Winter loss - why the loss and your remedy

    Well this is a very interesting response!
    So, if they are seeing these signs in early August that spell certain doom if not mitigated, AND the beekeeper desires that they survive winter, what do you...
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