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    Re: High bee demand for CA almonds

    #1 Cash Crop for California 1 rst time ever in State history 2013 Almonds passed up Corn ! We all really know what California's #1 cash crop is, but never gets reported. lol
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    Re: Feeder Jars

    Free FYI

    If you take some Vaseline and wipe it on the metal ring lid you will always be able to screw it off. Sometime if you forget to do this it will be almost impossible to get the lid off...
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    Re: Home made frames

    I herd of people jut buying the tops and bottoms from Dadant or Mann Lake. They make their own ends that are wider so that when you put 9 in a 10 frame box they are all perfectly spaces and almost a...
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    Re: Manufacturer Meeting Attendance

    Kinsely,

    I sell bee supplies at a local Feed Shop in my town. I understand your concerns about shipping. I as a small business owner have encountered similar problems with the items I stock in...
  5. Re: Hive in trouble.. Oxalic application questions

    You can also get a batch sprayer at the hardware store for plants. You will have to meter / measure the output of the sprayer. A batch sprayer will be easier to use and meter the application...
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    Re: 2 to 1 syrup...wrong mixture?

    Some made comments about inspectors. Depending on your state some do more than others. When it comes to bee's every time I have encountered one they walk around maybe count some bee hives and say...
  7. Thread: Business ?

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    Re: Business ?

    SCOKAT,

    First want to commend you to be such a brave sole to get into a dying business. One thing you must understand is that some commercial beekeepers have been loosing hive. If you have...
  8. Thread: Insurance

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    Re: Insurance

    Don't believe the nay Sayers on you can not insure against bee mortality. For a time I was in the insurance business. Insurance is a transfer of risk. Some may not know this but a surgeon can have...
  9. Re: Late Planting of Bok Choy- Beeyoutiful !

    Did this same exact thing in the spring time this past season in California. The seed we collected and plan to have it in a crop rotation with buckwheat and sunflower. If you do nothing to the Bok...
  10. Re: Hello from Kansas City (Kansas side - JOCO)

    Bravo , Bravo, Rader ! :applause: Just because you use organic practices dose not mean your honey is organic. People living in the city have beehives and say their honey is organic. I just roll my...
  11. Re: Hello from Kansas City (Kansas side - JOCO)

    Welcome Jonathan. With having someone that is an accomplished carpenter you will be able to make some of your own equipment for controlling mites such as a screen bottom. People all talk about...
  12. Re: Time & Temperature to Melt Pail of Honey

    Yes it should be good. You may want to pop the top of the bucket and get a long clean wooden stick and stir it then pull it out and when you stir feel for lump of crystallized honey. If you think it...
  13. Re: where do commercial beekeepers buy their bee hives and frames

    Some have their opinions about 100% plastic. But when looking at large scale and costs of running a business to make a profit plastic is the way to go. Some brand are indeed garbage. While others...
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    Re: Should I feed back Fermenting honey

    As Rusty say stick with the pollen sub. It is easier than making your own. To get the hive beetle dead the experts say check mite with plastic ribs to the bottom board. Their are other ways but...
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    Re: honeybee and pay for place

    Beegeorge states it best. "If the landowner/farmer is asking the beekeeper to put bees on his land to benefit the landowner/farmer - then the landowner/farmer pays the beekeeper."

    On small...
  16. Re: where do commercial beekeepers buy their bee hives and frames

    When you say commercial . . .
    Most really big commercial outfits do not use or buy frames anymore if it is wood. They get the 1 piece 100% plastic frames. It is the cheapest and easiest way to...
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    Re: Should I feed back Fermenting honey

    This may be Hive beetle. And that is why it smells fermented.

    Did you see hive beetle when you pulled this comb or worms?

    If I was to use it as feed if at all maybe would crush it down and...
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    Re: Dadant free shipping???

    When it comes to feed that can be the difference Coke and Pepsi. If Coke is free and you drink Pepsi and not Coke then the price dose not matter.

    On Free shipping . . . . let's say I have a key...
  19. Thread: Dead Bees

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    Re: Dead Bees

    Maybe the hive did not have good ventilation. Moisture built up in the hive and the bee's drowned from the moisture raining down on them inside the hive.
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    Re: Hive Stands

    Nice looking hive stands.

    I have herd people talking about longer landing strips for the bees. They say that when the bees come back loaded down with nectar and pollen they need a longer run...
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    Re: Mother Earth News

    The poison that they are talking about to boost the protein content is Plastic. The Chinese did this with pet product to boost protein content. The result was alot of dead cats and dogs. The...
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    Re: Honeyless in Seattle

    Dose it have a queen? Bee's consume lots of honey when they do not have a queen.
  23. Re: When extracting someone else's honey??

    Most people I would agree keep the wax that are doing the extraction. Just part of the extraction fee.
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    Re: pollen patty recipe?

    On pollen patty recipes you can do a basic one or have a complex five star Michelin restaurant dinner for them. Some people as essential oils. Some add wintergreen oil to prevent against mites (...
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    Re: Incubators!

    I have not used any of the incubators you are talking about. The chicken ones work good if you can hold a constant temp of 93 to 94 degree Fahrenheit and a humidity of 35%. You maybe able to make...
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