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    Re: Cowen 120 extractor -Used for sale

    Bump, system still available
  2. Re: Continuous Application of Water to Hives On a Truck

    Maybe talk to guys who ship more than 20 loads per year, get their perspective. This is quite honestly a waste of time from all kinds of angles.
  3. Re: Continuous Application of Water to Hives On a Truck

    The more you do , the more things that will break!
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    Cowen 120 extractor -Used for sale

    Cowen 120 Frame extractor for sale. System is older but operational.
    Includes, uncapper (updated in 2012) , cappings bin with Auger, chain line, spinner, frame unloading rack, & wax spinner
    Plus...
  5. Re: China warns WTO its cheap exports will soon be harder to resist

    The problem is not just the price, but what it is. Other products disguised as honey and represented as honey. An example is rice syrup, very cheap blended with some honey then sold as pure honey,...
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    Shallow Honey Boxes 5 1/2"

    For sale About 1000 shallow honey boxes 5 1/2" with 9 frames, in Fair to Good condition. $ 7.00 each available in Camarillo, CA 93010

    most do not have clets , a few do. 40% are white, 60 % olive...
  7. Re: Moving Bees, Colony Temperature Considerations

    put on truck, drive , offload truck. Keep it simple

    CA has law if higher than 55 degrees during day must have net to secure bees.

    Note: we have moved bees it every temp range, some times you...
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    Re: BMPs for Commercial Beekeepers

    Wow, this could be a big project!

    My summary of BMP - Beekeepers do what you need to do to keep your bee hives alive and be profitable at it!!!

    This may cause some beeks to operate outside the...
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    Re: Efficiency of a bee yard question

    When we extract honey from 6 5/8 boxes we average 20 lbs honey , may want to check the use of 35 lbs. It only counts when its in the barrel. Total number of boxes extracted divided by number of...
  10. Thread: Smoker Fuel

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    Re: Smoker Fuel

    We use burlap bags, cut up into usable pieces. Get from coffee roaster. Suggestion, use light smoke
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    Re: Forklft experiances 1 K

    Keith Thanks for the insight. do you know the cost of machines? also do they weight about the same as 1600's +- 4,200 lbs. ?
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    Forklft experiances 1 K

    Looking for insight into new forklifts, with all the diesel regulations in CA should I look at purchasing gas powered 1K?

    Anyone have some?
  13. Re: The difference between retarded and brilliant?

    Great post!!!!

    Find what your great at and go for it! Don't listen to the noise!
  14. Re: going rate for pollination of Alfalfa going to seed

    50 to 60 per hive. more if they set in middle of field.
  15. Re: Ag commissioner of Ventura county forces bee hive to move! Help needed

    Apuary is 1/2 mile from nearest dwelling. 3/4 mile from complaining house. Bees are visiting none native plants & trees that are blooming. Extreme bee activity means one bee flew by & they see bees...
  16. Re: Ag commissioner of Ventura county forces bee hive to move! Help needed

    No, this is new apiary location on large ranch that does have many existing apiaries , these hives moved in late October
  17. Ag commissioner of Ventura county forces bee hive to move! Help needed

    Letter received by a beekeeper friend yesterday from Ventura County AG Commisioner

    He is registered beekeeper and my hives are on the location.


    Here it goes:

    You are out of compliance...
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    Re: Wintering Question.

    we push hive down to singles every year, just did a bunch this week. they do better inn tight chambers
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    Re: Sideliner Profitability Study

    first & formost Do you enjoy keeping the bees? When my father first started with 5 hives then to 100 shortly after it was for him an adventure and escape from his other business. ( retail/ wholesale...
  20. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    I drive a Mercedes S 500
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    Re: Thymol supplier issue ?

    I have purchased lots of thymol from Leburmuth, call customer service, you paid for good stuff, you should get good stuff
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    Re: Mite Teatmeants

    As of now I no longer test for mites. I treat based on the calander. 3 times a year for bees that go to Idaho in summer 4 times for hives that stay in ca.

    When we treat we spot check a few bottom...
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    Re: Bad Commercial Beeks

    Sounds like he's on the right side of the equation! And has repeat customers!
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    Re: New beeks effects on beekeeping

    Have no idea what you are asking.

    Beekeeping is not new, people have been doing it for a long time.

    Many ways to make money with bees, find what works for you.
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    Re: Paramount Farms buying out beekeepers?

    Does anyone know a operation or beekeeper that sold to Paramount?
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