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    Re: Honey price in your area

    Caring about other people and selling honey for maximum gain are not mutually exclusive.

    Good luck with your honey.
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    Re: Honey price in your area

    "Try to stay inline with the larger local guys."
    I should have asked if this was advice for others or something you have decided is best for you.
    In any case
    I'm sure 'they' would be grateful...
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    Re: Honey price in your area

    Why?
  4. Re: How much money can a beekeeper make in a year owning 100 hives?

    I'm not sure this is the "easiest way" to make money on them for some locations.
    wouldn't that depend on the particular market, the weather(location), queen source?
    expenses just for replacement...
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    Re: M Palmer queen post

    Not to belabor this issue, for what is is.
    To clarify, There were no electronic malfunctions, full name address etc. was given.
    Aug. 11 8:12pm email sent regarding quantity desired and asking for...
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    Re: M Palmer queen post

    ordering like this is way to complicated for me,
    and not worth my time.
    i'll stick to the easier methods of making purchases
    from here on out.
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    Re: M Palmer queen post

    looks like we're up the creek without a paddle.
    what's up with that?
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    Re: M Palmer queen post

    Thanks Graham.
    I thought I was having a 'moment'.
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    Re: M Palmer queen post

    I have not been able to get him via PM or email to
    check shipping status.
    I'm good with queens.
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    M Palmer queen post

    Looking for the "queens for sale" post by Mike Palmer
    a couple of weeks back and can't find it.
    Does anyone know if there was a date or week listed for
    shipping out the queens?
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    Re: Bees drunk on wine grapes

    when did you last harvest fall honey ?
    I thought you were just back to beekeeping after 25 yrs of being beeless, but maybe I'm thinking
    of someone else.
  12. Re: Status Change For Antibiotics In A Beehive

    Sure they do!
    YTD (July 2015) from the USDA National Honey Report
    https://www.marketnews.usda.gov/mnp/fv-home

    Belgium 2000 Kg
    Germany 4100 Kg
    Italy 8200 Kg
    UK 147 Kg

    Worth a whopping...
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    Re: Bees drunk on wine grapes

    what wine grapes are being harvested now?
    still way to early for any of the varieties grown here.

    maybe they are harvesting table grapes?
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    Re: September splits?

    your bees build up and build new comb over the summer on natural nectar sources?
  15. Re: Identifying what's what in the frames and combs?

    do a search here on BeeSource.
    there have been many threads discussing what is what on and in frames of comb.
    some with very nice pictures.
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    Re: MAQS bees eating wax paper

    will you apply another strip in 2 to 6 weeks?
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    Re: Alternatives to pollen patties?

    I think you should try alternatives like peanut butter and let us know what works.
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    Re: MAQS bees eating wax paper

    MAQS since they became available. 4 years?
    Used mite away II before that.
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    Re: MAQS bees eating wax paper

    why one?
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    Re: MAQS bees eating wax paper

    yes it's normal for them to try and remove the MAQS paper covering and the strip itself.
    I've left them in overwinter and by spring manipulations there was not much left of it at all.
    Did you...
  21. Re: Can you please sign this petition regarding Neonicotinoids

    In short, when in doubt I don't sign anything.
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    Re: I am at a crossroad.....I think?

    you are a 1st. year beekeeper and it is still a hobby, just a more expensive one and a more time consuming one.

    what did you plan on doing with the original 6?
    and what did you think you'd do by...
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    US Imports of Canadian Honey YTD as of 8/21/15
    White: 4.9 million Kg value: 21.3 million $
    Extra light Amber: 182,000 Kg value: $890,000
    Light Amber: 76,800 Kg value: $220,000
    Other honey:...
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    Re: watched one of my hives go this morning

    If you want them to 'produce lots of honey' keep them in the boxes.
    Evidence that a swarmed colony rebounds quickly and does as well or better?
    better than what? and for what purposes?
  25. Re: pollen substitute patties and sugar syrup

    SHB= small hive beetles.
    a pest that infests weak honey bee hives. they like to feed on pollen patties.
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