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    Re: Front Range weather roller-coaster

    Its pretty easy to tell on the video that the wires on the right hive are pumping in a few electrons of elevator music while the ones on the left obviously are helping the bees to have a little more...
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    Re: frames staples or brads

    Now there is a beek who know how to keep frames together once they are assembled..........:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
  3. Re: going rate for pollination of Alfalfa going to seed

    Anyone and I mean anyone who falls for the short sided gains of Alfalfa seed pollination is a blame fool IMO. I would not do it for $1000 A HIVE. I love my bees to much. About the only thing worse...
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    Re: Ag survey

    Since any information gathering scheme stirred up by the folks at the "census" dept or DOA is almost always "compulsory" you take a guess... Long ways from counting faces in order to correctly...
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    Re: Ag survey

    Just an early version of what the NSA does now. Information "GATHERING" for the "good" of all. Ya right. It provides really nice data the big packers can use to "fine tune" their "offers." If...
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    Re: Bee Brief Nucs

    When there is no room on top also you are going to have ONE HARD time trying that trick. The slack tolerances are zippo.
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    Re: Bee Brief Nucs

    Thinking about the Briefs a little more last night.

    I recalled that the big issue that I had with them was the LACK (as in 0 mm) of space below the frames and the bottoms. No room for squished...
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    Re: Time post treatment

    What would be the issue with leaving the supers on while treating? Not like its either legal in the first place........... or unsafe in the quantities (PPM) you are going to see as residue in that...
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    Re: Bee Brief Nucs

    I had a couple a long time back. Unfortunately they burned up in our shop fire and I never have replaced them. If I recall correclty they were well designed but the pricing was way out of line when...
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    Re: Noble Apiaries LLC

    Thought I'd share another really cool picture. Yesterday when we were grafting one of the frames that we used was one that had been pushed through the liquid nitrogen hygienic test on the 16th of...
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    Re: Noble Apiaries LLC

    My recommendation is that before you get any new bees close to the "old" ones is that you check them and check them well. If you are not sure how to do so give me a call and I will go through a few...
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    Re: Out yard problems u can face

    As the wise one once said "trust but verify."

    In saying so I am not saying that outyard owners are like red flagging communists which Reagan had to deal with...


    Our whole commercial system...
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    Re: Noble Apiaries LLC

    As many know the whole breeding to "get rid of the mites" has been an arduous task which has not been even close to being 100% successful. Although we and many other breeders are working on it very...
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    Re: Out yard problems u can face

    That my son is why God created branding irons. Use them to your advantage. Anyone in possession of one of my branded hives ( be they a land owners kid or not) had better have a certified bill of...
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    Re: Noble Apiaries LLC

    Go for it guys.......... Beat me to death. Here's your chance. :eek:

    Will give you a free package to tb or not toB if you can find anyone who will certify that they haven't received their order...
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    Re: Building Strong Frames

    If the only strength you are testing is where the end bars hit the tops and the bottoms it gives you a poor test cause not all frames brake at those location. ( although many do)

    Most people miss...
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    Re: North Pole, Alaska Beekeeper

    As long as the Maple leafs refuse to accept US bees you can expect the vise versa to be true which is the current case exluding the "bribe" queens heading north.

    How the world do you think a...
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    Re: North Pole, Alaska Beekeeper

    Trying to overwinter them in NP is pretty tough. The best results have been achieved by Steve Peterson off of Farmers Loop in Fairbanks just on the other side of the base from you. Check with him if...
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    Re: Plastic Hive body's?

    True so true...... Once the propolis gets a grip on them they are fine.
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    Re: Plastic Hive body's?

    I have purchased products form this company for over twenty years. Good to deal with..........

    I was dead set against plastic boxes until I bought a couple of hundred hives out of the almonds last...
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    Re: Terrible Problem /.=)

    Time to park my butt next to the BIG ROCK. Anyone who can get so few bees to care for so much brood needs a little competition in the area. Have any open yards available?


    ;)
  22. Re: Paramount Farms buys out Headwater Honey (David Mendes)

    Unless they get this gig down to something no one has yet been able to do ( which is possible considering their meteoric rise in the rest of the farming they do) its going to be pretty tough to...
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    Re: How would you have responded?

    FYI OLDTIMER:

    Some of Keiths...... both empty and full.

    http://s148.photobucket.com/user/CNHoney/media/100_1502.jpg.html

    http://s148.photobucket.com/user/CNHoney/media/100_0805.jpg.html
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    Re: How would you have responded?

    Bulk cages.......... Death traps for the inexperienced.

    As with many items in beekeeping knowing how many pounds one is able to put in a cage and keep them there safely is an art.

    Baked bees...
  25. Re: Any word on when bees could be released from almonds this year!

    If you google in this address you will see why your bees were not wanted. Looks like they already have some in house.
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