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    Re: Question about charging tax and shipping queens

    Hey Lauri,
    Here are a couple of links at the state to look at.
    http://dor.wa.gov/Docs/Pubs/SpecialNotices/2013/sn_13_HoneyBeekeepers.pdf...
  2. Thread: Swinger Trailer

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    Re: Swinger Trailer

    " Any good trailer builders on the west coast?"

    Mike, Have you checked out Torklift Central in Kent? Everything they do has to do with trailers and they do fabrication.
  3. Thread: Swinger Trailer

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    Re: Swinger Trailer

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    Hey Mike, is this what you are looking for? Less than 5 minutes to load and head down the road. It is a tilt trailer. The back wheels of the forklift set between 2 square tubes. A chain is...
  4. Thread: Custom Extracting

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    Re: Custom Extracting

    I am not looking to up production. I am retired so I do it to supplement income. I have about 50 Hives and I extract for local hobbyist and small sideliners. I don't want to hire any help.

    I...
  5. Thread: Custom Extracting

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    Re: Custom Extracting

    I charge 25 cents a lb and I keep the wax. They furnish the buckets. I can extract about 400 to 500 lbs a day with my 20 frame extractor if I push it.
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    Re: Who got what for Christmas?

    Lauri, Love the Ovation guitars. I have a later model Balladeer LX. What a great surprise by your husband.

    Charles
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    Re: Multiple Micron Filters... I need advice.

    I let the honey set over night in 5 gal buckets after extracting. Everything that floats to the top I scoop off with a comb scratcher into a small bucket. I dump what I have scooped off into my wax...
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    Re: Brushy Mountain 18 Frame Radial

    I have been using the BM SAF for 6 years with absolutely no problem. I extract honey from 100 hives plus I do custom extracting for about another hundred hives. Great machine.
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    Poll: Re: What are your opinions on Apiguard and Hopguard?

    Apiguard & Hopguard only kill mites on the bees. This is why you must do 3 treatments of hopguard to get through a complete brood cycle to kill all the mites emerging with the new bees. Hopguard is...
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    Re: Sue Cobey Queen rearing class washington

    How can one find out more about this class?
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    Re: what breed are "russian bees"?

    Here is an article from the USDA-ARS that identifies the place of origin of the imported Russian queens. These queens began what we know today as Russian bees here in the USA. The bees that...
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    Re: Has anyone tried these queens?

    Dan Harvey's queens are very good. I have been to his location and he manages a very nice operation. Good honey producers. They will fly in cooler temps under 50 degrees. The bees are a little on...
  13. Re: Why such size difference in three day old grafts? picture

    As an experiment try this if you notice a variation of size of the larva. Let the bees cap the cells and watch to see if there is any significant difference within the set of cells as to when they...
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    Re: Dead bees in OH- need help figuring out why

    The last 2 posts hit the nail on the head. Strong hives are a great breeding ground for heavy mite loads. No treatment and your winter bees won't make it through the winter. Here is what happens. ...
  15. Thread: Walk away split

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    Re: Walk away split

    Walk away splits can produce poor quality queens but they don't have to. The bees know they must produce an emergency queen when they realize they are queenless. They may start feeding royal jelly...
  16. Thread: D.E. hives

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    Re: D.E. hives

    Here is a picture of a first year DE Hive. I started this hive on April 20 with a 3lb package and this picture was taken around August 15. Everything was started from foundation. The top 3 supers...
  17. Thread: Stapler question

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    Re: Stapler question

    I have been using the Central Pnuematic 18G crown stapler from Harbor Freight for about 5 years. Started out using it as a finish nailer to do all the trim in my house. I have stapled frames for...
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    Re: "You know you are a real beekeeper when..."

    you sell $400 of honey at the office in an hour.
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    Re: Updated queen photos 16 March 2009

    Great Pictures. I like the second photo. This indicates she wants to keep laying no matter what is going on around her. She has to be a great producer.

    CES
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    Re: Queen Identification

    She does look very Italian and with the brown leg showing indicates Cordovan line. However her mother could be Carni bred to Italian/Cordovan drones thus your supplier is telling you she is a Carni....
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    Just being kind

    Amazing! I thought I was the only one who rescued the girls. I'm always warming up some cold bee and then put them into the hive. (probably the wrong one) I will even give them something sweet to...
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    I pay around $12 for 25lb at Costco so it is...

    I pay around $12 for 25lb at Costco so it is pretty close to the same price. I would have to make a 50 mile round trip to Sam's Club where as Costco is only two miles away. And the 25lb bags are...
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    I don't how many hives you are feeding but I find...

    I don't how many hives you are feeding but I find what works for me is getting my sugar from Costco. You could probably buy it from them by the pallet load if you wanted. I think that is about...
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    Just an FYI, there is a large commercial...

    Just an FYI, there is a large commercial operation in Idaho who winters bees in a potatoe warehouse. With all the controls for temp and humidity it makes it pretty easy and certainly cuts down on...
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