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  1. 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...
  4. 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
  6. Re: Volunter beekeeeper needed in Belize January 2015

    More details please. Maybe a website with some more info?
  7. 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
  10. Thread: Wet Supers

    by Heintz88
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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???
  13. 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
  16. 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...
  17. Re: How to deal with backfilling properly and Fast

    The quickest way to nip the problem in the butt, get all the brood outta the top box, the one you said is full of honey. Pop that and put a empty
    Box under it. Otherwise, remove excluders if any or...
  18. Thread: sqkcrk queen

    by Heintz88
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    Re: sqkcrk queen

    What he didn't tell you is you'll be getting a bill in the mail in two-three weeks.
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    Re: Anecdotal Bee Losses Reports

    So I could do a really good job taking care of 500 hives or do a ok job at 1000. Really good job as in monitoring mite levels and treating when needed, kill swarm
    Cells consistantly, check queens...
  20. Thread: Bee Shield

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    Re: Bee Shield

    Nope that bs "bee shield" product is just another snake oil.
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    Re: Wax Melter for dipping frames

    Try rolling wax on verses dipping?
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    Re: I'm done with 9 frame spacers in supers

    10 frames will work. However the more hives you have the more of your precious time it takes up. 9 frames will not only make uncapping easier, removing the bees from the supers will be easier as...
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    Re: Canola Flow in Dakotas?

    I also heard there are two beeks in flordia not even bothering moving hives to the Dakotas. Couldn't make enough honey to cover expenses. Decided to chase
    Flows down there. How long till corn and...
  24. Re: Why are beekeepers needed? Is it possible to put them in the wild w/out human he

    Then as soon as this hive gets afb or efb every other hive in range gets it.
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    Re: 2014 Summer Nucs

    Your housing in the background?
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