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    Hive beetles--any advise appreciated

    I find myself in a bit of a pickle with regard to a recent infestation of SHB. They have overcome five colonies already this year and I am beginning to run out of ideas.

    First of all, I live on...
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    What a morning...

    I went to check my hives before work this morning and noticed a swarm in a tree on my way to the apiary. I drove my van under the branch, shimmied up on the roof with a large bucket and lid, shook...
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    Re: Drop the word "Apiaries" from business name

    Have you considered a tag line? They are useful in clarifying purpose/brand...

    Squeak Creek Apiaries--
    Your local supplier of products from the bee hive

    Something like that will allow you to...
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    Re: First responder--sting care

    I appreciate your feedback. I agree with your suggestion regarding legal council. I would clarify that our farm is no different than most co-ops in our region--we are a working farm that happens to...
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    Re: First responder--sting care

    I don't want to start a practice to treat them, only to learn how to properly respond if someone is accidentally stung and has a severe reaction to the venom.

    We are set up such that no one...
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    Re: First responder--sting care

    Good advise. Thank you.

    I was leaning toward the Red Cross... Seems like a prudent exercise given where I live.

    A
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    Re: First responder--sting care

    I guess "certification" is a strong word. I wish to be formally educated so that I can provide first responder care to those with extreme allergic reactions to stings.

    I own a small farm with a...
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    First responder--sting care

    I want to obtain certification regarding first aid treatment of stings. I can't seem to locate anything locally. Does anyone have a suggestion?
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    Re: Honey CSA Question

    My farm offers several forms of CSA options depending on the items included. Vegetables or other comodities make it ease to portion out a set weight per week depending on crop results--we also grow...
  10. Thread: Dilemma--

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    Re: Dilemma--

    Thanks, Brent. Sound advise.
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    Re: Dilemma--

    Thank you. I was on the ledge preparing to execute on an ill conceived plan.
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    Re: Dilemma--

    I fed dry sugar to each and they still have some stores. The girls are arriving with pollen each time I visit the hives, though I can't for the life of me understand where it's coming from.
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    Dilemma--

    Quick question for the group... Please excuse me if this is the wrong forum--my first post after some time of lurking.

    I live in SC on the coast where we just made it through the longest cold...
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