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  1. Where do you take the bees after almonds if you summer in Montana or Dakotas

    I know a lot of commercial Beeks set the bees out up here in where I am ( eastern Montana and North Dakota) . But assuming they took them to Almonds where do they go between. Are there orchards in...
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    Re: Pollination Off a 16' trailer

    At one time years ago I had a similar idea I ended up building one out of an old combine header trailer it was long and narrow . I put 10 hives on it and had eyes for putting ratchet straps on each...
  3. Thread: Is it worth it

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    Re: Is it worth it

    Maybe you could find a farmer or gardener near where you are going to college that would let you keep your bees at their place.
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    Re: The do nots in beekeeping

    don't take off your veil in an attempt to remove the one bee that got inside.
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    Re: Goverment grant??positives/negatives.

    There are a lot of grants out there but unlike what the infomercials say there is no free money. I don't know specifics about any grants for beekeeping .However I used to write grant applications for...
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    Re: Getting the kids interested

    When my oldest daughter was about 10 I got a call from the principal at school that she had brought some drones to school in a little jar in her pocket and was playing with them at school. I knew...
  7. Thread: smoker fuel size

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    Re: smoker fuel size

    150.8 mm x 174.6 mm x 258.3 mm if I did the math right and that is unlikely as it is past my bedtime.
  8. Do you need help in western ND or eastern MT

    I am in eastern Montana and would be interested in helping out doing anything in exchange for teaching me more about the business. I am working full time but could help out on weekends or days off,...
  9. Thread: dead bees

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    I would investigate the possibility of the...

    I would investigate the possibility of the "grumpy" hive being queenless.
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    In "Honey plants of North America " on page 317...

    In "Honey plants of North America " on page 317 it says "the panhandle is subject to high winds which would blow the bees off the earth and the flora is not sufficient to support bees and the few...
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    I have had bees near dalhart in the nw panhandle...

    I have had bees near dalhart in the nw panhandle for several years now there are other crops besides cotton there is a lot of alfalfa unfortunately the tend to cut it just when the blloms get going...
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    I have a neighbor with russians .He seems to like...

    I have a neighbor with russians .He seems to like them ,I was thinking of trying some sometime just to compare them.
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    I move them in the evening .I made some boards...

    I move them in the evening .I made some boards that block the entrance and screw down with 2 drywall screws I have screened bottom boards on all my hives so there is ventilation with the entrance...
  14. Thread: Texas beekeeping

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    I have 9 hives in the panhandle we had real dry...

    I have 9 hives in the panhandle we had real dry conditions all spring and most of the summer.I harvested the same amount of honey I did the previous year however in my area most of the agriculture...
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    I had tried to order some from B weaver last week...

    I had tried to order some from B weaver last week but they said on the phone they were all sold out but I was able to order all I needed from R weaver however when I talked to them they seemed to...
  16. I am pretty sure it is swedish .I believe the...

    I am pretty sure it is swedish .I believe the "se." in the web address indicates a site located in sweden
  17. another point ,people in AHB areas are more...

    another point ,people in AHB areas are more inclined to pay to have any swarms removed .
  18. Ihave some hives near Uvalde. An area well...

    Ihave some hives near Uvalde. An area well infested with AHB. usually people understand when you explain how you manage your hives {new Queens every year , requeening immediately if you find an...
  19. Thread: Cactus Honey

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    My bees were hitting the cactus flowers pretty...

    My bees were hitting the cactus flowers pretty hard when they were blooming last month .but we dont have enough cactus around to be able to get just cactus honey.
  20. Thread: "Festooning"

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    a fes is an asian musical instrument and before...

    a fes is an asian musical instrument and before the musician starts fesplaying he has to be festooning
  21. Thread: custom breeds

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    Ox I see on your website you have Angora Goats .I...

    Ox I see on your website you have Angora Goats .I used to have a few of those in south texas.they are some great animals.
  22. Thread: custom breeds

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    you dont need a 500$ queen those are breeder...

    you dont need a 500$ queen those are breeder queens a standard Carniolan or NWC should be in the 10-20 $ range + shipping
  23. Thread: Best Book

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    ABC and XYZ has been updated every few years look...

    ABC and XYZ has been updated every few years look for a new copy also Hive and the Honeybee from Dadant both have lots of info and both are updated once in a while.
  24. Thread: Carniolan Queen

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    the 500$ queens are breeder queens. Carniolan...

    the 500$ queens are breeder queens. Carniolan queens are roughly the same price as other queens .I get my New World Carniolans from Strachan Apiaries in Yuba California .I have them sent UPS...
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    I do not think letting a hive die because someone...

    I do not think letting a hive die because someone would rather not bother to treat them is the proper way to take care of bees or any other kind of animal. If someone wants to be a beekeeper they...
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