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  1. Thread: $1.75 Honey

    by justin
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    Re: $1.75 Honey

    if you look at the amount of honey vietnam and india export, and then look at the smaller amount they produce....you realize china doesn't have to go through europe to export.
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    Re: Ethical feeding for non beekeeper question

    the thing would be to plant bee-loving flowers, even just a few in containers, and enjoy watching bees feeding naturally.
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    Re: New member from Montana

    Hi Sam, welcome to the club. we are fairly serious gardeners here as well. the learning curve with bees is pretty huge so read lots, use the search feature here and ask away.
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    Re: us grants for beekeepers??? reality or myth??

    i run about 100, (high 80's right now). i retail my honey at farmers and holiday markets and my wife makes scrubs, lotions, lip balms, and soaps which we retail and wholesale in a few locations. I...
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    Re: us grants for beekeepers??? reality or myth??

    My biggest competitor in our local market got a grant from the local small business development center. It is a nonprofit that somehow pools resources( the SBDC) It seems to have helped them quite a...
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    Re: Why should people care about the honey bee?

    lots of people have an emotional attachment to bees in the same way we have with song birds. Ask them to imagine not seeing another cardinal, maybe have some numbers on how much money is spent on...
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    Re: Feeding bees and a horse

    white and yellow sweet clover do well here, and bloom longer than anything thats not called a weed. i do a mix of white and yellow sweet, white dutch, alfalfa, and then what ever grass comes back....
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    Re: Heating crystalized Honey...

    i use a small oil heater with a built in thermostat. the closet is probably 5'x7' and well insulated. the heater doesn't run all the time. the bottom buckets were melting slowest so i put an empty...
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    Sticky: Re: Today in the Apiary

    i moved 32 hives from 2 outyards to my home yard. my suit was moldy when i found it, so i was not well protected. the weather said 40 for a high so i figured i was alright. at the first yard i saw...
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    Re: Heating crystalized Honey...

    i have a closet that i keep at around 85 degrees. i move a 5 gallon bucket of crystalized honey in when ever i empty one. there are usually 6 or so in closet at a time. they might be there for 2...
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    Re: Honey from drained cappings

    i would guess the thinner honey is from the steam (water) from your hot knife.
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    Re: Ratchet Strap Lengths

    i bet he's talking front to back, 3 high.
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    Re: Biggest Problem / Pet Peeve Poll

    I need more time to work on my bees, and more money for the things i want. my day job is my pet peeve. and an affordable forklift for loading and unloading my 100 hives. sideliner.
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    Re: My Son born today

    congrats, you're a lucky man and he's a lucky son.
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    Re: Hmm..what's this all about?

    the jar on the left looks too clear. if you have a paint shaker a few minutes should cloud it right up.
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    Re: wild fire and bees

    i was just evacuated for a week. we got the horses out, but the 20 plus chickens/ducks and the 48 beehives stayed home. the fire was 12,000 acres and about 3 1/2 miles away. when they let us back...
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    Re: Are we all nuts?

    every year my mistakes get more complicated. not next year though!
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    Re: Smoke when taking honey?

    used 4 fume boards and bee quick followed by a blower today. the beequick worked better than i expected (it was 80 degrees). i don't dare light a smoker, we've got forest fires all around. i used a...
  19. Re: Alfalfa nectar temperature and tolerance to frost.

    do we see bees continue to collect pollen even after frost has shut down nectar production?
  20. Thread: Wasps

    by justin
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    Re: Wasps

    i've kept them in check this year. i am vigilant about it. i rebait my 15 traps with meat and sugar banana stuff every 4 days or so. i also have the bottles with inverted tops which worked great up...
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    Re: Make 15 year old help with sideline business?

    As others have said, it depends on whether you were paying him. if my 11 year old son helps me at our farmers market i split the tips with him. now he's hoping it will be busy every week. find out...
  22. Thread: Best bee truck

    by justin
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    Re: Best bee truck

    [QUOTE=jim lyon;1315824]I see guys going with a 16' bed. From my perspective with 4 way 10 frame pallets a 14' bed nets you five rows but to get the 6th row you need about 17'. Seems like if you go...
  23. Thread: What is this?

    by justin
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    Re: What is this?

    looks like the lesser wax moth larvae to me.
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    Re: Need some advice if you have time

    If it looks like they can use the room give them the wet supers, if you find quite a bit of room just have them finish up what they have. I repurposed my extracting room last fall to force myself to...
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    Re: Need some advice if you have time

    i would extract everything capped and consolidate anything unfinished. extracting is more fun when the frames are full and you know the honey is cured. glad they are doing well.
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