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    Re: Opinion piece written by Mark Winston

    great article. only problem is I don't see things changing anytime soon. unfortunately I believe we will lose the bees before we lose the chemicals.

    I don't know whats goin on up there in...
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    Re: Paramount Farms buying out beekeepers?

    you looking to sell out!! ha ha. so most of you think they will make this attempt but it will likely be more than they can chew and they will just go back to leaving the bees to the beekeepers. ...
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    Re: Paramount Farms buying out beekeepers?

    i would like to hear peoples views and thoughts on this subject. please comment folks.

    i think its not a good idea to have a walmart of beekeeping. maybe im wrong tho....
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    Re: Angry landowners

    hey Jodie tode, its not unrealistic at all to cart the supers into a yard. I have done it, sometimes I carry them by hand sometimes I have a dolly cart with me. like roland said we are nothing...
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    Re: Sump/clarifier size??

    I think he was asking about a sump not a holding tank. I have a large sump. holds about a barrel of honey. I have it on a float switch so it gets almost full to the top before kicking on. If I...
  6. Thread: Apivar

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    Re: Apivar

    ok, so what are you going to do mark??
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    Re: Apivar

    I was seeing way more mites then I have before on bees and drone brood this spring. im thinking of doin oa dribble on the new splits that I made from a cell and 2-3 frms brood. the new queen will...
  8. Re: Farmers Abandoning GMO Seeds And The Reason Will Surprise You

    well take away your electricity and truck and see how good of a beekeeper would you be??<<[/QUOTE]

    but I could still produce honey and run my business, could you still run your 3k acre farm with...
  9. Re: Farmers Abandoning GMO Seeds And The Reason Will Surprise You

    I think one of the reasons you big farmers are defending what you do is.....what would you do if you could not drive around in a big tractor that drives itself. you don't really care that your...
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    Re: almonds long on bees?

    Our bees dont sit in the waste land for long :)[/QUOTE]d

    you couldn't pay me 175 per hive to send my bees to a waste land. but maybe for 200!! wink wink
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    seeing lots of hives for rent on the cali craigs list. some are only asking for 120 per 8 frames. whats up? long on bees this year? still to early to tell?
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    Re: TED Talk by Marla Spivak

    ya same here. think how much money can be saved by the counties and state if we cut way back on ditch spraying and mowing. seems like a real no brainer. people are uneducated and really anal,...
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    Re: deeps for honey supers

    too funny!!! im young, dumb, and going to run deeps until I can no longer pick them up. so much faster and easier when all frames and boxes are the same size. like some one said, got a frame of...
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    Re: Fall bees dwindling

    thanks for posting that. one of the best videos ive seen yet. we are very thank full for marla here in MN.
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    sorry to hear that jim. nothing sucks more than bringing home empty supers. unless they are empty brood chambers i guess....

    i have been fortunate in my life to yield great advice from those...
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    jim this year i did just that. and i couldnt be more pleased with how my hives look now. heavy as heck and jam packed in a double. fed them 3 gallons sucrose and 5lbs sub. got my early...
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    just curious, i do not see any hives for rent on the cali craigs list. am i not searching the right way?? i type in hives for rent or bee hives for rent or almonds need pollination. nothing comes...
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    Re: snow storm dakotas

    i want to hear from the stahlmans. dont they run most of their bees in western southdakota. maybe im wrong. but if so they must be having a hell of a time. lets see some pics of hives in snow...
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    snow storm dakotas

    i see on the news a major storm hit the dakotas. how many of have to go dig your hives out of a snow bank. and how many of you are lucky enuff to have them south already....best of luck..
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    Re: Easy Money!! Easy Money!!

    i feel your pain harry i feel your pain. logger mike what happend there in cali almonds was it vandals. bears? do tell.

    also i see how his pallets are set up that the hives dont have a...
  21. Thread: sept 1st

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    Re: sept 1st

    choice and timing of treatments probably a big factor in that. and it all ties into a long winter and late spring i think.
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    Re: Hive bodies

    there is a guy in SD. that is cuttting the joints with a lazer of some sort. the joints have a rounded touch to them not square like mann lake or dadant. also the hand grips are deeper and much...
  23. Thread: Bulk Sugar

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    Re: Bulk Sugar

    i would also like to feed sugar this fall and winter because i think they like the sugar more and do way better on it. are you worried about putting on enough weight with sugar. i hear it...
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    Re: Anyone using MAQS?

    place them inbetween the brood chambers. if you put under the cover and it gets to hot they burn the bees, maybe even kill the queen. randy oliver has some good info on using them. i would not...
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    Re: please excuse this little rant

    thank you for agreeing the farmers are over paid.

    i dont blame individual familys that farm. i just think the whole idea of such mass farming has gotten outa control.

    would it be so bad...
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