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  1. Thread: Bartering honey

    by JoshW
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    Re: Bartering honey

    I trade for pork, my retail price against theirs. Essentially a sale from both sides, just this way no money changes hands. I might add they use the honey to flavor the pork I eat. Double win for me...
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    Re: speeding up filtering?

    Right now I am just using a scratching fork as the combs are to shallow due to running 10 frames per box for comb building.

    Once I need to uncap more than 4 frames per minute I will buy a silver...
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    speeding up filtering?

    I am looking for a way, a machine or a process for filtering honey after extraction.

    I should be able to run at least 144 frames per hour through my 36 frame extractor. I am currently running...
  4. Thread: How Much Effort

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    Re: How Much Effort

    I set up spreadsheet formulas and play with them all winter entering what ifs.... and try to prepare for the best case scenario.
    That way when spring rolls around I always have extra equipment........
  5. Thread: How Much Effort

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    Re: How Much Effort

    Credit card, line of credit, personal loan. You alone decide your risk level.

    Want to lower your risk?.... Slow down your expansion.

    Be prepared to sink your hard earned money into your bees...
  6. Thread: Angry landowners

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    Re: Angry landowners

    Right, a makeshift road maintained by the farmer.
  7. Thread: Angry landowners

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    Re: Angry landowners

    Its still raining and I have the flu. Looks like the rain might clear up on Tuesday.
  8. Thread: Angry landowners

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    Re: Angry landowners

    Nope, I just made it all up because I have nothing better to do..... its copied word for word.

    now your wasting my time. I guess we are even.
  9. Thread: Angry landowners

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    Re: Angry landowners

    I hope you don't watch action movies with that mentality. :no:
  10. Thread: Angry landowners

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    Re: Angry landowners

    What I was really looking for here was stories of disputes with land owners.....

    I handled mine professionally and swiftly and it really was a non-issue.

    I want to hear some Hatfield and McCoy...
  11. Thread: Angry landowners

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    Re: Angry landowners

    Landowner: I see you have been driving to your hives. Thought we had discussed you wouldn't drive when it's wet and such. Driving down our feed not sure what to think

    JW: Sorry we did not discuss...
  12. Thread: Angry landowners

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    Re: Angry landowners

    Exactly, If there was anything on the land other than wild grass I would not even have thought of driving on the field. This was an unfenced pasture, they mow it down and make hay. The road was not...
  13. Thread: Angry landowners

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    Angry landowners

    Have you ever had your hives on the land of a landowner who you upset or who just became unreasonable?

    It has been raining off and on for over a week now and supposed to rain off and on until at...
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    Illegal to kill bees in Puerto Rico

    I received this message from a friend,

    "I have friends in Puerto Rico who are having a bee problem, but it is illegal to kill them there. Is there any way to deter bees from living in a...
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    Re: How many cells to leave in hive?

    I wouldn't quite call losing 14 days of egg laying free, That amounts to a decent crop loss on the Canadian prairies. the difference between 0lbs of honey and 50lbs - 75lbs per double nuc. I would...
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    How many cells to leave in hive?

    I am able to purchase capped queen cells for $2 or queens for $20-$30.

    I am tired of paying $30 each to ship in queens.

    I will be splitting double deep hives down into 5 frame nucs, 2 frames of...
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    Re: How much is too much? How desperate are people?

    I am having trouble finding drawn supers in southern MB for my expansion. Even very sad looking supers of drawn comb are going for above $35 and they are gone within a week of being posted anywhere,...
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    Re: beekeeper pay scale?

    I find this argument about wages about the same I find the argument about charging customers too much money for merchandise.

    If your still buying it or working there, then the prices/wages are...
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    Re: Why use more than one brood box?

    I pulled this calc from Allen Dicks diary Friday march 24-25, 2000. sorry for missing the reference.
    http://www.honeybeeworld.com/diary/2000/diary031500.htm

    He does reference to several sources...
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    Why use more than one brood box?

    If the following is indeed correct..... why do beekeepers choose to use more than 1 brood box?

    1500 eggs X 21 days to emergence = 31,500 cells full of brood for a good queen laying full out every...
  21. Thread: Caraway

    by JoshW
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    Re: Caraway

    No answer, so I will bump this. I have a neighbor planting 80 acres of caraway this season. He said it blooms for up to 3 weeks and smells terrible. Anyone taken honey off this crop before? I will...
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    Re: Inspiration to keep going

    Let me just tell all of you, after all the fees, insurance and high interest rate the bank wanted to tack on to the loan, I decided it would be cheaper to use my credit cards if I needed to bridge...
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    Rose Geranium Oil for ticks

    Has anyone used this? I have read reviews online that people put a drop or two on their body and never get ticks. Also supposed to work for dogs.

    I absolutely hate ticks. Finding one and I feel...
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    Re: Indoor Wintering Mistake

    I had 13 hives in an 8x10 this winter. R12 insulated r20 on top and still needed a space heater to keep temps above freezing. Only lost one hive though.
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    Falling Canadian dollar

    The Canadian dollar is below .90USD. How does that affect your operation? Are you looking south for business opportunities?
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