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    Re: Hop guard varroa mite control

    I just got off the phone with mann lake CA branch and they said hopguard is available in WA only as or today.
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    Re: Yellow Jacket Traps

    For yellow jackets I use the Rescue brand pheromone baited traps and have never seen a bee in one. I put them out late spring, late may early june . In early summer you catch a lot of queens....
  3. Re: Logistics/practicality of going to SD for honey production

    South Dakota like Montana is a closed state and you can only put bees on registered locations 3 miles from any other beekeepers registered locations. South Dakota like Montana takes this very...
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    Re: bees shortage in almonds

    I am betting the real question is covering 100.00$ pollination contracts with 135.00 australian packages.
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    Re: bees shortage in almonds

    I have had pretty much the same experience this year to date as sutton and logger. A broker I work with thought in january the price would be at least 150 for 6 frame min.

    I have also been getting...
  6. Thread: Cdl

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    Re: Cdl

    Harry is right. You can drive whatever kind of rig you want, combo grossing here up to 86,000 or in california 80,000. without a CDL. The guys at the scale house will still want to se your med card...
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    Re: recharging formic pads

    This fall a friend and I resoaked 225 Mite away II pads to factory soaked weight with 50% formic acid. They seamed very close to the factory pads. The bees tolerated them just the same etc. They of...
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    What an idiot!

    As far as I can tell from talking to everyone there was not an actual "glut of bees" but there was a perceived "glut" by nervous bee keepers. Panic mode set in price cutting occured and in the end...
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    chalk

    Last summer of course all my aus. queens had bad chalk and once the bees quit carrying out mummies I thought they had worked through it. Well they had cause the didnt have any brood left to make...
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    Quidk books

    I also use quick books and have for 10 years. I would say just make sure you set up all your "accounts", "items" etc right the first time. I found it is worth while to have a quick books expert...
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    just say no to DOT number

    It is much cheaper and easier to take the tickets for running the scales and not having a DOT number than it is to get a DOT number and comply. Much, much cheaper and much much easier on the mind.
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    Stim package

    What is in the new stimulus package for bee keepers?
    Check out this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ocnXcGUmiI
  13. Bubble bees?

    First thanks for the report.

    As for price we are "locked in at 150" The keeper on one side of us is locked in at 170 and there is firm talk of us getting his contract next year. The broker on the...
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    stockpile

    In the fall/winter as the trucks come in they are spread out so they can be worked. Fed, medicated and graded for strength before they get placed into area orchards. When the bees come back to...
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    Drifting

    Every time bees are unloaded when they can fly/ come out of the box in a hurry I see alot more drifting. Bees crawling around on the sides and lids. When the bees are unloaded in the dark and or very...
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