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  1. Re: Leaving off Fumagillin made no difference in survival rate - Thank Jim Lyon.

    I've also seen no difference in the years I've used it and the years I haven't. As long as mite levels are low and nutrition is high I've never had a problem.
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    Re: pollen sub ?

    "Randy O is just finished with some control trails with pollen sub..... some with sub some with out, the finding are crystal clear, that is, to some there crystal clear."

    I've been waiting for the...
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    Re: Mercedes Benz vs Cat C7

    Thanx Math for the advice I'll avoid the Mercedes. Any advice on the Cat c7? Phil, Yeah my 6.4 has been a dog. But, have a buddy with new 6.7 and has almost 100k not a single issue yet. Also have...
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    Mercedes Benz vs Cat C7

    Back in the truck hunt. Looking at a couple 2007 freightliner m2 class trucks. Any experience with the Cat vs the Mercedes? The Mercedes has 260 HP vs 210 HP for the Cat. I've always loved Cat...
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    Re: 2014 Predictions

    There will be a glut of bees in 2014 because beeks have figured out where to get Amatraz.
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    Re: Beeswax spraying

    Large numbers and automation is what I'm looking for. But I'll live with a hand sprayer for now. Thanx guys.
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    Beeswax spraying

    Have any of you done this on a large scale? Looking to set up to spray beeswax on large quantities of sheets of foundation. Anyone know who to contact that might sell such equipment?
    Thank you...
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    Re: Setting escape boards with our Ezyloader

    Wow, living in the desert we never see hives stacked up like that. Roger might covet your EZloader, I covet your honey crop!
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    Re: 8 frame vs 10 frame deeps

    "My previous thoughts were to go with all 7-5/8" boxes to lighten the workload"

    Yes, that seems to be a growing trend. I've cut quite a few of these boxes already much to my surprise.

    And I...
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    Re: 8 frame vs 10 frame deeps

    Stay with the standard, much easier to sell if you want to. On the other hand, I recently talked to a couple larger beeks, 10,000 hives each and they both said if they had it to do over again they'd...
  11. Re: Rebuilding Colonies after Sub Lethal Pesticide Kills

    Sue the applicators and buy new hives??? This really sucks, I've been there and there's no worse feeling.
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    Re: please excuse this little rant

    Farmers in the states have been overpaid for the past several years. Ever since the government started subsidizing ethanol. That's why everything is going into corn which in turn hurts the...
  13. Thread: Blow bees

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    Blow bees

    I've never had experience with them. But, if a fellow bought some this fall (September/October) could they be put in double deeps fed syrup and be expected to pollinate in February? Has anyone ever...
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    Best plants for cows and bees

    I have an opportunity to do something I've never done before. I've been asked to keep bees on a few thousand acres of irrigated pastureland. Unfortunately, there's not a lot growing on it besides...
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    Re: Pierco Frames and Uncapper?

    I HATE plastic frames!!! They bend, They stick way more to the lid and the adjoining supers and they hurt your hands to hold if they're heavy. I have worked them in the past but will NEVER again. ...
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    Re: CA Franchise Tax Board

    California is going to keep all small businesses from coming in and drive all existing small businesses out. Then where will they be? Sorry you guys have taken it so hard in the shorts from that...
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    Yes, they are looking and there appears to be a shortage at the moment.
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    Shortage of bees in almonds?

    Had a broker call me this morning looking for bees, of which I have no extras. I haven't talked to this broker in several years. She asked if I knew of anyone with extra bees. Sign of things to...
  19. Re: Any thoughts from any of the conventions last week?

    Great AHPA convention, even though it was rainy and windy. Thought it was a little sparse in numbers though. Wish the "Federation" and the "Association" would re-unite.
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    Re: CA ag check stations

    Make sure that your bottom tier of pallets are as clean as possible. No plants, dirt, cocoons, insects, etc. Those bottom pallets are generally the only ones they look at. Good luck.
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    Re: government grants

    Everyone's looking for a hand out.
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    Re: Pollination opportunity lavender

    $3.00 per LB in bulk is a very good price. Bees generally do well on lavender. Try it out for a year, make adjustments next year if you need to.
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    Re: Utah Bee truck spill

    I have a buddy in St George who helped clean up this mess until 3:00Am. He said they were able to save most of the hives and they are now sitting in local fields waiting to be reloaded and...
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    Re: Automated frame machinery

    Thanx sqkcrk, that's right neighborly of you!

    Jim and Ace, I've shot an email off to Brandt. Hopefully I'll hear something tomorrow.

    Thank you BeeSource and all of you guys!
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    Re: Automated frame machinery

    I need to purchase frame equipment to match the capacity of my box equipment. I'll have the capacity to produce about 1,200 to 1,500 boxes a day so I'd like to be able to produce 12,000 to 15,000...
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