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    Blueberries and strawberries

    any input on how many hives per acre for blueberries and strawberries, and how much rental per hive. Just had a farmer call and ask for hives and he wasnt sure how many or how much.
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    Re: The Joys of beekeeping

    ya looks that way, come around corner to the left, driveway on the right at corner, soft wet sand shoulder. so we put a chain on the skid steer arm, put tension on loader chained to trailer and the...
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    The Joys of beekeeping

    Early morning, not enough coffee and a soft shoulder make a great start to the day of moving hives...


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  4. Thread: Bee Nets

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    Bee Nets

    I need some input from those that know. I am getting ready to buy some bee nets for a semi. How about some ideas on what I should order, grommets, rings, box end or flaps, separate runners on the...
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    Re: who hauls their own bees on their own semi

    not easy to find, unless you have a source?
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    Re: who hauls their own bees on their own semi

    Well, i see what everyone is saying. My thinking was this: I retired in oct 14. Doing beekeeping fulltime as a retirement gig. (500 -1000 hives) at 300 hundred now. Wife retires in Nov 15. So...
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    who hauls their own bees on their own semi

    Been doing the math and it doesn't add up. 3 grand each way per load, so if you have more than 1 load, you double your bill. So if i send 400 hives south @ 1250 miles @ $3 a mile, lets round out to...
  8. Thread: Acorn Frames

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    Acorn Frames

    Does anyone have any experience with acorn plastic frames? I have used pierco frames before and was not really impressed, as i had to re-wax to get them drawn out. I figured i'd give nick a try at...
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    Re: Pseudo Name on Bee Source

    Scokat (scokat Farm & Apiary) scott & kathy...
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    Re: Food Safety Plan

    no, NYS state has a HBH(homegrown by Heroes) program for vets, i just need a food safety plan to finalize the qualification. Up here in western NY everyone looks for the HBH sticker, the western part...
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    Food Safety Plan

    Has anyone written a food safety plan for processing your honey from the time you pull it off the hive until it is sold. I was looking for examples if anyone has one.
  12. Thread: Southbound 2012

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    Re: Southbound 2012

    Oh ya by the way...

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    DONE...Retired after 30 yrs, free at last, now to collect for 30 years. :D
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    Re: Southbound 2012

    Im a month behind and I don't know who to blame, brian, ya i'm blaming brian....
  14. Thread: Ultrasonication

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    Re: Ultrasonication

    http://www.hielscher.com/honey_01.htm
  15. Thread: Ultrasonication

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    Ultrasonication

    Just wondering if anyone uses this process on their honey. Saw a presentation on it this past weekend. Keeps honey from crystalizing for up to 350 days, no heat, the process destroy the honey...
  16. Re: Farm license plates (benefits or regulations)

    i asked that question, ag plates on the tractor yes, trailer no.
  17. Re: Farm license plates (benefits or regulations)

    get ag plates in ny and you are covered. you notice in the new map-21 it states " GVW or GVWR" it does not state "GCVWR" so if your driving a truck and trailer, even articulated, over 26001, you...
  18. Re: Empire State Honey Producers Association Summer Picnic

    Mark,

    wife got the day off we will be there, only 1 hr from the house.

    scott
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    Re: Slipper Spring issues

    same trailer as mine, but mine is a gooseneck. I checked ebay for prices, found it cheaper, called them, told them what I could get it for from other store, they matched it.
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    Re: Slipper Spring issues

    yes dexter oil bath, have a nice clear axle cap/plug to check the oil level, ensuring easy/ adequate lubrication. like I said the trailer was $7500.
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    Re: Slipper Spring issues

    B, just south of you is a big tex dealer, in PA they carry both bumper and gooseneck trailers. That is where I picked mine up. Have had no issues with it, 25 ft - 22500 lb deckover gooseneck. ...
  22. Thread: Florida Bound

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    Re: Florida bound for splits

    I have tents stored underneath if the kids ever visit.. just me and the better half.
  23. Thread: Florida Bound

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    Florida bound for splits

    Packed the rv and went to Florida to check the hives. Booming pretty good, very few mites, a few beatles. Grafted 100 queens for splits. buddy is going to split when the cells are ready. heading...
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    Re: Lost a good one. Rip soupcan

    All the best to you and your family.
  25. Western New York Honey Producers - Marketing Honey Like You Mean It

    Date: March 8, 2014

    Time: 9:00 A.M. 11:00 (Speaker) & 11:00 noon (club business/vendors)

    Place: First Presbyterian Church, 9 Paine Street (at Main), East Aurora, NY

    Speaker: Jim...
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