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    Re: Passing of Walter W. Wright

    Sorry for you loss Roy. My deepest condolences to you and your family.

    Jean-Marc
  2. Re: Are/Can almonds be grown in other areas of the country?

    Almonds need a Mediterranean type of weather. California is the perfect match.

    Jean-Marc
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    Re: Coconut as nectar source?

    If there are ants and wasps on the flowers, this is a very good omen. The nectar and pollen are evidently attractive.

    Jean-Marc
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    Re: sqkcrk goes south for Winter 2015-16

    For what it is worth I also like the design. There seems to be a touch of class to it Mark. May it bring you many wealthy customers with an unsatiable sweet tooth.

    Jean-Marc
  5. Re: Comparing sugar cakes to "loose" sugar feeding

    Adam:

    I looked at fondant once and like the seemingly easy use of it but the pricing was expensive. I still don't get how people have their bees in a situation where they have to emergency feed....
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    There is more and more Canadian Honey going to China. I expect that within 2-3 years a substantial amount of Canadian honey will make its' way there... more than 25% of total production... so says my...
  7. Re: I'd like to tap the cumulative knowledge of commercial beekeepers

    I am curious as to why you are undergoing this change? There must be a perceived benefit. As commercial beekeepers it runs against the grain to have oddball equipment. In Canada many guys run...
  8. Re: Trucking bees for almonds...how do they do it??

    That's funny. Here I thought they had made a bunch of french fries.

    Jean-Marc
  9. Thread: Poster Child

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    Re: Poster Child

    Ian: The improvements are immediate. We do not do it on a strict rotational basis. We irradiate dead-outs, ut not all years.

    Jean-Marc
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    Re: Poster Child

    As a rule in my experience.

    Jean-Marc
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    Re: Are the good times about over with?

    As a person without a dog in this fight growers will continue paying. They cannot go without bees if they want the crop or the crop insurance. We all know it costs real money to keep bees alive and...
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    Re: Ozone to treat acariasis (varroa)?

    Luigi:

    Are the dates of Feb 20 and 21 confirmed for the ozonator demonstration? Is there a location picked out yet?

    Jean-Marc
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    Re: Ozone to treat acariasis (varroa)?

    Hello Luigi. Has a date been set yet for the demonstration of the ozonator in southern Italy?

    Jean-Marc
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    Re: Protein Patty recipe

    I guess the dog days of North Dakota has a different kinda meaning.

    Jean-Marc
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    Re: Ozone to treat acariasis (varroa)?

    Sounds like very good results. When will the demonstration of the ozonator be in southern Italy?

    Jean-Marc
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    Re: Open air hive in January in Indiana

    Let them be for now. Perhaps straw bails around them would be good. Wait until spring to try to transport them. Cold temperatures and wax are not a good mix for moving. If they survive then they can...
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    Re: Question about bulk milk tanks?

    I bought a used milk tank this season. It acts as a second sump. Some wax comes from the first sump. This tank is 900 U.S. gallons. It is jacketed. Unfortunately the lines were corroded so they...
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    Re: Varomor varroa fumigation device

    I have heard of it just recently. Looks like a ukrainian knock off of the Burgess fogger. Seems a little more sturdy. You can use a variety of miticides. A lot of the you tube guys seem to be big on...
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    Nice. Sounds pretty good.Good for you. A fellow needs an ample supply of cash if the growers want good bees.

    Jean-Marc
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    Re: National meetings?

    Especially the exhibitors who have to double up to display their wares.

    Jean-Marc
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    Re: National meetings?

    Jim:

    The only reason I can think of why the meetings are the same week is because of the mentality "You're either with us or you're against us". It is a shame that as an industry we cannot seem to...
  22. Re: Anybody Using the vmvaporizer to treat for mites?

    6 grams max. I was trying for 2 grams per treatment, but some stayed in the c olonies and some was being blown out pretty fast. I have no way of knowing or measuring.

    Jean-Marc
  23. Re: Anybody Using the vmvaporizer to treat for mites?

    Started round 3 on thisendless project. 5 days or so to go. we have had a run of prettu good weather. Mostly sunny and it starts of with just below freezing in the morning and 4-5 Celcius in the...
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    Re: What is the per hive value?

    It is best when purchasing an existing business that you get the previous owner to stick around for a year. Do everything as he did, assuming the business was profitable for the first 2-3 years. Then...
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    Re: What is the per hive value?

    Roland: If you would have been further ahead to burn the "inherited" equipment some years ago, are you not in the same situation now? 5 years from now you'll be signing the same tune... "shudda...
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