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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    Just had someone tell me SueBee newsletter told their members to expect 1.30 to 1.45 for honey this year. Anyone heard this? For the life of me I cant understand how a growers coop cant get more...
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    Re: PSA: Don't open your MAQS tub indoors!

    A bunch of us list lits of bees,as it did not kill mites,last fall. Make sure you check counts soon after treating. Very disappointed in the product and owner
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    Hate to tell you but Sue has done more harm to prices than any packer other than Groeb in my opinion. I am friends with several big packers and Im not going to call names but sue has not protected...
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    Im not calling names...but go read the 5 part series on honey laundering. Sue claims they do not buy chinese honey. Then they try not to. When the reporter traces honey from china to a third world...
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    Yep They are..i wont get into it here but some buy honey then sell to sioux at a profit...import broker of I may say so. Not sure what they do today but i know enough in the past to know in my...
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    Why anyone would belong to sioux is beyond my imagination. With what they retain as operating capitol and how they pay you come out in the hole. This coop shoukd be run to benefit its members and...
  7. Re: Any TF queen/nucs for sale in Kentucky?

    Local survivor stick is not reality. It takes,bees many years, (hundreds) to changexand adaot to a area. Plus if you have beekeepers within a few miles,and they buy queens their genetics will mix...
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    Re: New Kentuckian

    If youvwant the bees to playvwith Tbh is ok. Remember beesxwork up not out so you are going aganist mother nature. Tbh require alot of manipulation working combs from the edge into the middle. So...
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    Re: 2015 Pepper Flow

    Our gokdenrod/aster flow got off to a great start two weeks ago. Then wet cold (high in low 50's) put a lid on it. Im at peak bloom and too cold for bees to fly for a week. I woukd say your...
  10. Re: How do you get 180-200 lbs of honey per hive??

    Now,Michael I would be disappointed with "only" 200 lbs in the middle of 8k acres,of sweet clover. Happy with 350 to 400. Lol
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    Re: Florida honey house pitfalls?

    Washabke floor with drain, washable walls..white.metal is best. 3 compartment sink stainless and hand washing sink. Restroom unless no employees. If no employee and house close by that works
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    Re: South Florida split question

    Lots of beeks,split on a regular basis,after pepper. Most years yhru first week of Nov. However if you feed,and have drones i know beeks that in some years,split all winter in south fl. Key is...
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    Re: Fall flow is on in KY

    While in central Ky we had a good early flow alot of honey was eaten during all the rain in July. Once a little sun cane out they put in few frames of nectar. Now we are starting to turn brown in...
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    Re: Bees are an infestation.

    I have found the best way to proceed with gov regulations is to bee nice, ask questions and if as in most cases they are wrong and trying to push you around I revert to giving them hell including...
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    Re: Florida dept AG apiary inspection

    VERY WELL SAID. YOUR EXACTLY RIGHT!!
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    Re: Florida dept AG apiary inspection

    I forgot to mention I did ask for another inspector and David Westervelt said I had to wait for lab to do test. Both th he two inspectors have been baned by me from doing inspections so last Year...
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    Re: Florida dept AG apiary inspection

    Well youvare partly right. Ryan Willingham is one good beekeeper, inspector and all around good guy. Problem is he cant do it all and there are others who dont have a clue. I can say enough good...
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    Got a call ftom a honey buyer looking for light amber honey. Sonce we pack most of our honey we seldom sell in bulk to big processors. He said honey prices were down and he was suprised. Light...
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    Re: Kentucky Bloom season, when to feed?

    Stacy m got it right. Kentucky has 4 or 5 beekeeping regions where things are totally differant. Eastern ky mountains..good early tree bloom followed bysourwood blooms early july. Western Ky has...
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    Re: terrible swarming issues in midwest??

    Brian,
    I run bees from orange to Ky. I seldom have swarming issues but have had about 4 years it drove me nuts. First one was back around 1997 BEFORE I was migratory. The others,were this year,...
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    Re: Duragilt opinion?

    Most commercial beeks call it durash!++ need I say more?
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    Re: Overwhelmed by the strength of my flow

    Capped doesnt always mean its nit too thin nor if its uncapped dies it mean it wont keep. Extract a box at room temp (75 to 80) if the honey "stacks" running out of extractor it will keep. By...
  23. Re: We had a commercial pollinator drop pallets too close.

    Silverback...he had no idea what he,was talking about or was being a donkeys rear end. Now if someone dropped a 100 and there were many yards within a couple of miles with 24 or 48 that would be...
  24. Re: We had a commercial pollinator drop pallets too close.

    6 or 7 pallets will not make a differance..not gonna affect your crop. Back when I started keeping bees there were 3 of us that had significant number of hives. Within a mile and half of center of...
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    Re: Million dollar rain

    Michael...rained almost every day in Ky in April and first part of May. Wettest april ever. Put bees in swarm mode which has kept me busy. Then hot and sunny 80's)shortening the locust bloom. Now...
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