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    6 Way Pallets for Sale

    I have about 50 6 way pallets for sale in great condition. I am selling them as I don't like them. 25.00 a piece pickup in Ruskin, Florida or Stafford, Virginia. Please contact me at 703-595-1179...
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    Re: Getting bees ready to head to cali

    Our grower advanced our bee here date to Feb 1. We have our RIFA cert on Jan 28 while we are loading.
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    Re: Almond Pollination 2014.2 AKA 2015.1

    I was called last night to have my bees in the orchards by Feb 1.
  4. Re: I need help designing a pump system for filling inside feeders

    Beesohappy, my guys feed 400 colonies in less than 4 hours.
  5. Re: I need help designing a pump system for filling inside feeders

    My first pump I used a similar system and it failed miserably, 400 miles from home while trying to feed colonies. I use a 3" trash pump with pvc reductions to a 1" hose. I use a pool hose to go from...
  6. Beekeeping Class March 28, 2015-Virginia All Day

    Rock Hill will have an all day Basic Class with breakfast and lunch included from 9 am to 5 pm. A bee suit is needed as we will spend some time in the bee yards.

    email...
  7. 400 Strong Doubles for Sale After Almonds

    We are selling one load of strong doubles on new pallets (4 way) and all other equipment is less under 18 months old. Some of these bees came from Dave Mendes operation. The bees will be located in...
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    Running two queen colonies

    I am going to run some two queen colonies this year as an experiment, probably about 50. I was wondering if anyone here had any experience in a commercial operation doing this. Is it really just a...
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    Re: Over wintering hives

    Keith, everyone, thanks for the heads up. My bees will get a treatment as soon as we get back from Cali. Finished treating in November.
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    Re: 2015 Package Bees for Sale

    March packages are now sold out.

    April and May still available.
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    Re: Florida beeks chime in.

    We overwinter our bees in Ruskin, Florida and harvested a good bit of pepper honey this year. We are feeding and have been for the last month.
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    Re: What is the problem? AFB?

    My first thought was EFB.
  13. Use of Co-ral in Commercial Operations for SHB control

    Whenever I meet another commercial, I always ask questions related to their IPM strategy. While in GA recently, a Commercial informed me they use Co-ral when the SHB are bad. They place it around the...
  14. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    I am in several farmers markets and about half a dozen stores in the DC area. We sell our honey at $10.00 a pound and we will still sell about 200-300 pounds per week retail from March until the end...
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    Re: 2015 Package Bees for Sale

    50 packages left for ship/pick up the last week of March 2015.
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    Just locked my "one load empire" at 185.00 two days ago. Modesto area.
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    Re: how to overwintering nuc's

    One thing also. You have a major storm headed your way in the next few days, so I would move at the speed of light to take care of them. Use candy boards which you can make pretty quickly, pair them...
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    Re: Pollen Sub Feeding

    I have become a "nutrition convert". I feed 4-5 pounds of pollen sub at least four times a year. Dying to try Keith Jarrett's sub, bur for the meantime I make my own. One thing I do is put lots and...
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    Re: Carniolans=Dark bees

    I love Carniolans, they brood up quickly, and make beautiful patterns on the frames. I call it wall to wall, and top to bottom brood.
  20. Re: Jars and Honey bears Cheapest place to buy.

    Call Gamber Container in Lancaster, PA. They have the widest selection and good prices. Don't know about shipping, we drive up, make a day of it and pick up the bottles.
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    Re: Mite Teatmeants

    New to the commercial scene with 600 colonies. After APivar treatment, we check counts using wash, and checking the drone brood in each colony for hidden mites. Tedious, but effective. We only wash...
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    2015 Package Bees for Sale

    https://www.facebook.com/136549959769399/photos/pb.136549959769399.-2207520000.1413982242./704056709685385/?type=3&theater

    It's that time of year again! We are offering our packages at the rate...
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    How is your pepper flow down south?

    we dropped a load of bees in Ruskin, Florida on September 17 and went back to check on them this past week. 394 of the 500 colonies were loaded with pepper honey. We put more deeps and supers on and...
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    Re: Repurposing items.

    I take old deeps and convert them into a tool box using a lid which I drill into the bottom. I put two 1 x 2 for handles. Holds a lot.
  25. Re: Roach Stations inside hive for SHB control.

    I use the political signs you see on the side of the road and roach paste which you can find in Home Depot or Lowes. I inject the roach paste into small squares of the road sign cut with a sheet...
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