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  1. Re: Continuous Application of Water to Hives On a Truck

    We would stop and hose our hives down periodically when we moved some in July.
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    Re: Looking for SS storage tank ideas

    Sure they can. I just don't want to spend more money than I have to. Saving up for that Hummerbee
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    Re: Looking for SS storage tank ideas

    Anyone using an IBC tote for the same service?
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    Looking for SS storage tank ideas

    We have a SS storage tank that holds about 330 gallons. I want to add another one that will hold about the same amount. I have been trying to find used tanks and haven't found a good open top tank...
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    Re: skid steer trailers

    We bought our trailer used.(picture above) The guy we ought it from had replaced the axles with some wimpy ones. We ended up overloading it,(the replacement axles) and the inside of our tires...
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    Re: skid steer trailers

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    I like a low pan trailer. The sidewalls keep someone who is just learning to keep from running it off the trailer. Ramps are attached. My wife hitches the trailer, loads and unloads the...
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    Re: Dadent Wax Melter

    Dan, are you saying you have owned the same melter, twice, and the first one was good and your second one is not?
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    Dadent Wax Melter

    http://www.dadant.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=107&products_id=399

    Anyone have any experience with this wax melter? We have one and it is really slowing us down. I think my problem is that...
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    Re: Interstate Hauling of equipment

    Here's what ND Highway Patrol told me. Once I leave ND, any farm truck advantages go away. If my GVW is 26,000 or less, I need a dot number, a regular, (D), driver's license, a medical card and a...
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    Interstate Hauling of equipment

    My wife was driving her F45016 ft flatbed, pulling a skidsteer and trailer,(from Texas to ND). In Iowa, she was stopped by DOT and given a ticket for not having an interstate license license to haul...
  11. Thread: USDA Honey House

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    Re: USDA Honey House

    We made a separate hot room for ours. Pallets go in one door to warm, then through the other door to the start of the extracting line. Setteling tank is in there also.
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    Re: Best way to re-wax molded plastic foundation

    Thanks for all the replies.
  13. Thread: USDA Honey House

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    Re: USDA Honey House

    When we built our honey house last summer, we tried to get information. I called and talked to different people, visited some, and no one seemed to know anything. We decided we would set ours up...
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    Best way to re-wax molded plastic foundation

    We have several hundred pieces of deep foundation which were damaged by wax moths. We have scraped and cleaned them. I would like to know the best way to re-wax them.

    Thanks for the info
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    Re: Best Forklift for all around Apiary usage?

    My question is how much is your budget. If you spend a bunch on a machine, what does it do for your operating capitol for other expansion? Do you have a good extracting setup?

    How are you going...
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    Re: How many boxes, on pallets...

    I don't know what size will be available. We will use the container in North Dakota.
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    How many boxes, on pallets...

    Can you store in a 40 ft container?

    What size pallets do you use?

    We need more storage, and since we just built our honey house, we can't afford another new building. The shipping container...
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    Re: Insurance for Bee Keepers

    Thanks for the replies. I will check it out next week.
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    Insurance for Bee Keepers

    We are looking to update our insurance coverage. Any recommendations for based in Texas and Summers in North Dakota?

    I We have a company liabilty policy, but looking for a better deal with...
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    Re: commercial beekeeping in ky

    We partner, but ownership of everything is kept separate
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    Re: commercial beekeeping in ky

    Your costs are really going to rise when you get more bees than you can move on your flatbed truck. (transportation, feeding, loading, extraction, ect. Everything becomes more of a job.)

    One of...
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    Re: What do you do for lights on your loader?

    Sadler, that is a great site. Thanks
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    Re: Transporting bees - Netting

    how far are you going? Can you load them up the night before and get going early if it's not too far?
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    Re: comerical beekiping in ky

    Are you already keeping bees and on what level?
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    What do you do for lights on your loader?

    We have a Mustang 940E. It has a couple of white fog lights on it. I want to upgrade the lights while the bees are in California. What are you guys using for yellow lights and do you also have a...
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