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  1. Re: Queen Cells Carthage TX Starting March Reserve early

    Please call with any questions about pricing and timing.

    Mated queens also available.
    min. order 50
  2. Thread: Poster Child

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    Re: Poster Child

    This is a tough one, I just read over most of the posts here and they all seem correct in my opinion. So where does that leave us?
    Yes the timeline is sort of true although I think Apistan...
  3. Trading honey for extractors and bee equipment.

    Loooking for newer stuff only.

    Large Extractors
    Deep 10 frame boxes with newer comb.
    Live hives if equipment is in great condition.

    Honey is white clover/basswood.
    $2.00 lb in drums or...
  4. Thread: $1.75 Honey

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    Re: $1.75 Honey

    For a commercial beekeeper the difference between rice and honey is pretty obvious. Unless its wild rice in northern MN and you are a hobby beekeeper but thats a whole different deal.

    This forum...
  5. Thread: $1.75 Honey

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    Re: $1.75 Honey

    Yes it is cheap imports bringing the prices down. Certain packers, one in Iowa now only deal in imported honey. They have taken many customers from packers like Kallas honey who only deals in...
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    Re: Almond pollination 2016

    Vanderpump rules!

    How do you have time to be on here? Shouldn't you be out strapping your hives to pallets?
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    Re: Almond pollination 2016

    So your bees dont eat during the winter?
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    Re: What is the per hive value?

    Yes i think this is more like it if your buying a business and not just a load of bees. I have even read things that suggest a 5-10 times annual gross. Not sure what would apply to a bee business....
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    Re: Hives after almonds?

    $160 should get you a decent single.
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    Re: Hives after almonds?

    If it were a good double in good equipment would you pay $250?
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    Re: Anybody Using the vmvaporizer to treat for mites?

    Yep I like to see it billowing out the lid for about a second
  12. Thread: Inline Filters

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    Re: Inline Filters

    Not at all. Heating your honey above 90-100f is completely pointless and effects the structure of the honey. I run our hotroom at 90f and our heat exchanger at 110f.

    if your goal is to have non...
  13. Re: What is the latest on the demand for bees in the almonds this year?

    yes i know there is plenty of demand for bees and can send them easily. Its just over the years i here about so many people paying more for better bees. Well every year i send big doubles and get...
  14. Re: What is the latest on the demand for bees in the almonds this year?

    Interested because i have bees available to send.
  15. What is the latest on the demand for bees in the almonds this year?

    Is there less hives needed this year? Prices? Has there been much rain?
    Maybe things will change when all the bees come out of the cellars? Will the bees crashing make a higher price in the end?
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    Re: Anybody Using the vmvaporizer to treat for mites?

    I did use sticky boards and saw good mite kill. I also ether role often, just not yet this round. We work through our bees very often so i dont think its flying blind. The bees seem vibrant after the...
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    Re: Anybody Using the vmvaporizer to treat for mites?

    No I didnt do any ether roles. While cleaning bottom boards and working the bees I get a good idea of mites being killed and mites on bees. I don't have enough experience with this yet to be sure...
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    Re: Anybody Using the vmvaporizer to treat for mites?

    I have the VM unit and started using it late August for the first time. If you operate it correctly and give all hives an even adequate dose
    (white thick vapor) its only about 4 seconds per hive....
  19. Thread: Honey totes

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    Re: Honey totes

    Well I use a blanket to slowly melt the few totes i need to. I heat slowly and stir twice a day. I set the blanket at 99 degrees. As for the others its not my business. There is usually some honey...
  20. Thread: Honey totes

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    Re: Honey totes

    I use all totes and own them. They are the normal ones and its the best thing ever for us. So clean and easy to seal. I do stack them with warehouse forklift. I called it barrel wrestling before and...
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    Re: Anybody Using the vmvaporizer to treat for mites?

    Yes it seems easy and cheap and quick. I went ahead and bought one so we will see how it works.
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    Re: Anybody Using the vmvaporizer to treat for mites?

    Why do you say this?
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    Re: Anybody Using the vmvaporizer to treat for mites?

    anyone ??????????
  24. Thread: the gold mine

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    Re: the gold mine

    I think maybe what jacobee is saying is that people think they can make lots of money in bees and if they think that then let them try.
    Let them see what it takes, let them fail, or watch them...
  25. Thread: Too much rain

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    Re: Too much rain

    I braved the moving water and my 1 ton nearly was swept away, I made it to the bees and they were just barely above water.
    We are in the same boat over here in Panola county. Not ideal mating...
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