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    Re: comerical beekiping in ky

    If you can keep them alive effeciently. One missed treatment or to much treatment along with many other things can cost you a lot of money. Expensive are the mistakes but the knowledge gained is...
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    2015 orange bloom Florida.

    What's it looking like in your area? The stressed trees are starting to do something it looks like. Last year it didn't bloom till the bees got back from almonds. Without the cold this year I'm...
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    Re: Start-up Extraction Line

    We use a cowen line. The auto deboxer with a feed into the uncapped is nice. Pushes the frames right into the line. It's a water heated knife setup. Only thing I don't like is it sometimes just rips...
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    Re: Package bees central illinois

    I'll have 5 frame nucs for sale also. Otherwise see if long lane honey bee farm has any packages left. I know where those bees come from and will always promote bees coming from a known source.
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    Re: Hives Too Large For Almonds

    I'm curious, from a business perspective if your getting paid for x amount of brood anything beyond that is a extra expense?? Why not pull brood out and make more hives? Unless you get some...
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    Re: How many man hours per hive?

    I believe this has been posted a few times. Try a search of the forums for full thread. I'll sum it up for you however. Basically it depends on so many factors it's hard to say. To name a few, the...
  7. Thread: Work wanted

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    Work wanted

    Seeing what else is out there. I would like a full time position with either housing or benefits. Open to wage. Three years commercial experience. Experienced in, grafting, record keeping, nuc...
  8. Thread: utresept

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    Re: utresept

    Jim I was takings the counts of a three day drop of utresept followed by a new sb with amatraz. That gives total exposed mites and your %. Granted there are variables there I'm choosing to not...
  9. Thread: utresept

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    utresept

    Cought wind of this being used up on Canada. So I've been messing around with it. Looks to be doing a 35-64% mite drop. Here's what we tried. Soaked the mixture onto body shop towels and placed over...
  10. Re: Passing the Torch: Who Will Carry On Your Business?

    Ever sence I started working bees commercially I always wished my father was a commercial beek.
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    Re: Is there a viable business in "Bees Only"?

    Just thinking here. But in a bee only business don't you want hives that will keep producing bees? Unless our sole target to sell to is pollinators aren't you selling the wrong bee? If you have a...
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    Re: How many beehives can we manage?

    I worked my hives yesterday. It was there second day In Florida. Took my roughly 7-8 hours to work and feed 250 hives. I was definitely beat and basically done for the day after that. 700-1000 I feel...
  13. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    A real job huh? Rude.
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    Re: Southbound 2012

    i got to experience the effects of late treatments this year. Lots of 5 bees and a queen hives full of honey. It is extremely saddening to see. I agree with Jim. Late treatments are bad bad bad
  15. Re: Volunter beekeeeper needed in Belize January 2015

    More details please. Maybe a website with some more info?
  16. Thread: wild pigs

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    Re: wild pigs

    The only problem I've seen is the hogs destroyed the ground around the hives. I'm talking about 1-2.5 deep ruts all over a whole yard of about 25 pallets. Didn't bother the equipment but made getting...
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    Re: Bad Commercial Beeks

    Sorry for your troubles, hopefully all will be resolved soon. Atleast before pepper is over.
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    Re: New beeks effects on beekeeping

    Wow
  19. Thread: Wet Supers

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    Re: Wet Supers

    Freeze- store in sealed trailers
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    Re: Flash heating honey question

    125 degrees taking about 3 days for a crystallized barrel to liquify.
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    Re: What to do with a squater?

    Make some quick splits outta your new yard???
  22. Thread: Mating queens

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    Re: Mating queens

    After cells are in, 21 day check to make sure she has a good pattern, "proven queens". After that point it's just rense and repeat all season.
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    Re: Failing Queens

    Very well said. I see this after the bees go south for the winter and when they come back north. Down south I'm instructed to knock them down to singles and feed feed feed and keep tossing brood in...
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    Re: Question about finding a mentor.

    Gee mark all the time taken to post you coulda had fifty boxes built. Lol
  25. Re: Ian Steppler... question re: your blog - shaking down queens

    I do the same thing in a sense. Once the hives get up from down south, let them lay a full 2nd box then excluder and shake the bees down. Essentially what your doing is make a huge population for the...
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