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    Re: Spring build up, when to start???

    In Northern IL I would not give them to much sub until they can fly. They will eat and not be able to get out and defecate and that can cause problems. the second week of March look at the ten day...
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    Re: Protein Patty recipe

    The consumption level of different hives. i have noticed some hives will eat it and some will haul it out. I would like to know why?
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    Re: Protein Patty recipe

    How much of this is being consumed vs hauled out of the hive and disposed of by the bees?
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    Re: sugar for sale

    pm sent
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    sugar for sale

    I have 16,000 lbs of sugar for sale on pallets. each Pallet is around 2.000 lbs.

    29 cents per pound.

    Located in Davis IL

    call with questions

    815-988-3766
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    Re: Fungicide in almonds

    My understanding is the bees will go backwards and decline over the next two or three months after being sprayed with fugicide.
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    Fungicide in almonds

    For those of you that go to almonds and have been hit with fungicide how do you get your bees to recover?
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    Re: Looking for source for bee packages

    three to five hundred packages is not considered bulk. You will get hundred count discount but if you want bulk pricing you need to get a full load of 1800 packages.
  9. Re: How many frame feeders in double deeps?

    Put one in each box. Keeps it standard and when you make splits or divides everything is set the same. Nice to feed two gallons at once if they are light so not as many trips made to the bee yard.
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    Re: Bulk used sugar

    and my sugar is only 28 cents a pound.
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    Re: Bulk used sugar

    We sell it give me a call

    815-988-3766
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    Re: Feeding Invert Sugar

    enzyme inverted i was told is harder on bees but acid or heat inverted is not bad. The product I got was enzyme inverted sucrose. I think it was 45% fructose 45% glucose and 10% other sugars. ...
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    Re: Feeding Invert Sugar

    you can buy hfcs 55 for about the same price depending on how much you buy. The challenge you have with invert is sometimes the bees will not take it. I picked some up and it just sat there in the...
  14. Re: There Is No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

    bar clamps and glue then screw it to fix it.
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    Re: Package Bees in Chicago Area

    The club in crystal lake brings a load in. Cook dupage beekeepers bring them in. Lake county beekeepers bring them in.
    There are three clubs around you that do bulk purchases you could go in on.
  16. Re: Need some Info Sources of bulk HFCS or Sugar

    How much are you looking for?
  17. beginning beekeeping Class. Highland Park IL

    http://www.pdhp.org/index.aspx?page=86
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    Re: Package bees central illinois

    I have nucs for sale.
    Dadant in Hamilton will have packages for sale also.
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    odd phone call

    received a phone call from someone with a strong south east asia accent. They stated that they are from the Chicago area. The phone was from KY and was a pre paid wireless. They wanted to invest...
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    Re: hello from Illinois

    there is a local association down by you. you can find it on ilsba.com
    good luck
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    Re: Sugar up North

    Thanks for the plug Rich, We will have more sugar later this winter. If you need some now I would go with hfcs you can get a 3000 lb tote delivered for about $1100. from Batory foods like Rich...
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    Re: Pollen sub mixer

    I use a cement mixer. I can do about 80 lbs to a batch. It is really fast and easy.
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    Re: Taste Test?

    Not sure kids are a good comparison but, I did the same test. Organic expelled soy meal, corn meal, yeast, bee pro. The expelled soy meal was a 100 to 1 favorite by the bees.
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    Re: Winter hives in Texas

    What does local knowledge have to do with it?
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    Re: Winter hives in Texas

    can you get a semi on to the land?
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