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  1. Re: LOL...somebody made top bar hives in video game

    My son plays this, I'll show him. Thanks!
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    Alternative to candle release spray?

    Is there an alternative to the candle release spray to get the candles out of the metal molds? Could olive oil spray, PAM, or butter spray work?
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    Re: Help me price this bid (pumpkin pollination)

    Thanks everyone, I'll refer the farmer to the local bee club in the area as well as call some of my beekeeping friends to pass on this opportunity
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    Re: Help me price this bid (pumpkin pollination)

    I've heard the same on the poor nectar/pollen crop, but its only 3-4 acres, not a monocrop.

    I was figuring I would visit the hives at least once a week to make sure they were ok, however, you...
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    Help me price this bid (pumpkin pollination)

    Was wondering if someone could help me price out a reasonable (for both ends) bid for pumpkin pollination for 2015.

    A farmer contacted me, said he has 3-4 acres of pumpkins going in for next...
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    Re: Strip Mine Beekeeping

    I think we are missing the original post from the OP where beekeeping on strip mines can help create jobs for Appalachian strip mines, as well as help promote pollination of the torn down land into...
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    Re: Strip Mine Beekeeping

    Nowadays it is rare for mine soil to be "contaminated". But historically, mine soil (called spoil) has sometimes been very acidic (with a low pH), causing acid mine drainage and causing some...
  8. Thread: hive scale

    by angel
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    Re: hive scale

    I used to be a carney at the local fairs to guess a persons weight....

    No.... seriously.... I use outdoor cattle scales that we bought new when we had sheep. I see them on craigslist now from...
  9. Breaking the cluster with open feeding (cold/hot temps)

    The weather has been spotty for the last few days, getting 40 degrees at night but up in the high 50's, low 60's during midday. Bees are seen foraging and I wanted to give them a boost by doing open...
  10. Re: Free Shipping Rant (Beekeeping Equipment Big Box Stores)

    Ah yes, the land of the FREE!
  11. Re: Free Shipping Rant (Beekeeping Equipment Big Box Stores)

    Just like the gas station that charges .35 cent "courtesy fee" for any transaction swiped with a debit/credit card less than $10 doesn't get my business. Next think you know there will be a...
  12. Re: Free Shipping Rant (Beekeeping Equipment Big Box Stores)

    Actually, I think it does and I would actually order from your company if you posted it that way. At least its not deceiving and playing me for an idiot. Anyone else concur?

    Seriously, that...
  13. Re: Free Shipping Rant (Beekeeping Equipment Big Box Stores)

    Honestly, its not about the money or the shipping, its humanity that made me start this post. I could care less about the money part of this. To me, if they say something is free and there is a...
  14. Re: Free Shipping Rant (Beekeeping Equipment Big Box Stores)

    Best answer and some very good points. Build it and they will come.

    So, this brings up a point... are they targeting the wealthy that don't care what it costs or are they targeting the naive? I...
  15. Re: Free Shipping Rant (Beekeeping Equipment Big Box Stores)

    :lpf:

    That was good.
  16. Re: Free Shipping Rant (Beekeeping Equipment Big Box Stores)

    What are you waiting for then? With your numbers and popularity I would get a sponsor! You are already sponsoring companies already, but don't know it (for free). Make them work for you, your the...
  17. Re: Free Shipping Rant (Beekeeping Equipment Big Box Stores)

    Obviously you and a lot more have missed the point of this thread. They ARE charging for shipping (hidden in their ongoing rising prices of tangible items)....Free is not free, to me, its gimmick...
  18. Re: Free Shipping Rant (Beekeeping Equipment Big Box Stores)

    Yo Mark, which company are you getting a kickback from? :thumbsup:
  19. Re: Free Shipping Rant (Beekeeping Equipment Big Box Stores)

    Exactly!
  20. Free Shipping Rant (Beekeeping Equipment Big Box Stores)

    Am I the only one that is getting sick of rising beekeeping equipment prices while knowing the increases are coming from their "FREE shipping" marketing strategies? And then they put in very small...
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    ZomBEES!!!!! Happy Halloween!!!

    My girls are going as zomBEEs. Going hive to hive getting as much sweet stuff as they can from their neighbors. Going to play some tricks on the Varroa's down the street.

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    Re: What is this equipment worth?

    x2, x3 or whatever number were at.
  23. Thread: More fall pics

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    Re: More fall pics

    Nice, I've set these as my background.
  24. Thread: test poll

    by angel
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    Poll: Re: test poll

    Ah, you'll get your chance on Nov 4 with Durbin or Oberweis! :thumbsup:
  25. Thread: test poll

    by angel
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    Poll: Re: test poll

    Why did I follow you here?

    :D
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