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    Re: Labels post a picture of your labels!

    Guess I should have mentioned, we design our own labels and have Growers' Discount Labels print them. Because we do other things besides honey its easier for us to use a label company and do design...
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    Re: Labels post a picture of your labels!

    http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r381/Carriage_House_Farm/16oz.jpg
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    Re: Flood and Beehives

    The next day...two feet higher.

    http://i353.photobucket.com/albums/r381/Carriage_House_Farm/Bee%20Related/IMG_9162.jpg
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    Flood and Beehives

    So, its been a while since I've posted anything here. Lurked a whole lot but been busy.

    Thought I would share these.

    I put some of my bees on pallets so I can move the easily off the flood...
  5. Thread: Labeling

    by Durandal
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    Re: Labeling

    Growers Discount Labels

    www.growersdiscountlabels.com

    I have them do everything except business cards and 4x6 promo cards. I go to 4by6.com for those. You can get cheaper but as a former...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    There are LOTS of resources for bloom prediction.

    Many of them focusing around Growing Degree Days.

    For those of us in Ohio: http://www.oardc.ohio-state.edu/gdd/
  7. Re: Apply "Farm to Fork" marketing for the little guy

    I'm sorry if I misunderstand you...

    You think that foreign produced food will be under stricter regulation?

    Where I am fuzzy is not where I do not understand but how it is both written and...
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    Re: Imitation Honey sold in Ohio

    Huh?
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    Re: A Taste of Honey

    Personally I love the darker stuff. Around here its goldenrod, thistle, Ironweed sunchokes, mixed with a little late season alf-alfa. Not super dark but enough a mix that customers ask for it as...
  10. Re: Apply "Farm to Fork" marketing for the little guy

    That is not a blanket exemption and to date I have yet to figure out who gets exempt and what is classified as "wholesale". Am I exempt if I make less than half a million or am I exempt if I...
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    Re: Making Candy Boards

    Way too much work. Newspaper and sugar. Works same way with a whole lot less labor.

    That does not mean I do not respect your effort though. They look good, as do the quality of your top...
  12. Re: Apply "Farm to Fork" marketing for the little guy

    I did this for a while, but even at the higher prices people are paying for local honey its difficult to get the time and justify the cost.

    Even leaving a blank on my custom labels so I can write...
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    Re: Maxant Extractor

    We got a brand new Model 1400PL this spring and we love it. Loved talking to them on the phone when I was ordering...an obviously fun family business.

    It has made extraction a simple process and...
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    Bluesky Bee Supply

    Just wanted to say that it took me a while to start ordering from Blue Sky Bee Supply.

    So far I have just been ordering bottles and containers and lids, but service has been the best.

    I had...
  15. Re: Death of Bees: GMO Crops and the Decline of Colonies in North America

    Going to rush this one out because I am prepping for a fair...

    Define naturally.

    By naturally do you mean a food forest system with companion plants like thistle and paw paws? Prairie grasses...
  16. Re: Death of Bees: GMO Crops and the Decline of Colonies in North America

    BS

    Its the easiest way to produce CHEAP food. Americans want their stuff for cheap.
  17. Re: Death of Bees: GMO Crops and the Decline of Colonies in North America

    What I do not understand about this copy is that this statement is made: "The proof is obvious that one of the major reasons of the bees’ decline is by the ingestion of GMO proteins."

    The only...
  18. Thread: pollen traps

    by Durandal
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    Re: pollen traps

    I use the smaller front mounted traps that screw on on my pallets. Works fine. I'll be emptying today as I bale hay.
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    Re: 2010 honey production

    Our spring honey flow looks like its about 12% of our total from last year, which is not too bad methinks.

    Spring has been...well, weird.

    Edit: Build up has been VERY nice. We feed a single...
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    An odd smell to recent honey harvest...

    So I just got my spring honey harvest in and there was this odd smell associated with the batch at large. Normally I can time the black Locust pretty well but this time there was far too much stuff...
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    Re: Vietnamese honey production math problem

    The US is not even capable of inspecting its own food producers and packagers and processors much less properly track anything outside this country. Even with all the new food safety rule sin the...
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    Re: Vietnamese honey production math problem

    This is quoted directly from the Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development:
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    Re: Carriage House Farm 2009 Season

    Not much swelling really. I get zapped and within 5 to 10 mionutes I get a tingling sensation, followed by dizziness. My blood pressure drops like a rock. Twice I have vomited.

    Anytime I go...
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    Re: Finally bought my dream bee truck.

    I drove one of those from Norwalk down to KnobCreek Gun Range for the Machinegun festival one year.

    You want an M105A1 trailer to go along with them? I have one that I would be willing to part...
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    Re: Carriage House Farm 2009 Season

    Not enough time in the day.

    Right now we board 32 horses, raise, harvest, and sell 169 acres of corn and beans, and do the whole organic produce and honey thing. We are expanding into large...
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