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    Re: Too late to plant?

    I just spoke to a sanfoin seed producer in Wyoming and he said it would be ok for me to plant right now in Colorado and I am sure you have more time between now and your first frost than we do. I...
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    Re: Denver area honey color in 2014

    With all the rain we got this year in Colorado I am guessing your bees had a lot more sweet clover this year, Nebraska I guess had a ton of clover everywhere, down here in the south we have had...
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    Looking for bees

    I am wanting to purchase about a 100 colonies. Prefer at least singles on 4 way pallets but will entertain other options. Preferably less than a 1000 miles from Colorado. I am also willing to buy...
  4. Re: Risk of Africanized Devil Spawn when hive makes their own queen - part 2.

    I am certain I will catch a lot of hell over this post but here it goes. AHB can be utilized as a great asset, they will swarm often with no more than a handful of bees. Swarming behavior of AHB...
  5. Re: great new Opportunity need advice on capitalization?

    I know about clover, we have clover in some pastures it thrives. Clover can cause bloat if there is more than 25% in a pasture, sanfoin is another alternative but like one person said that he saw...
  6. Re: great new Opportunity need advice on capitalization?

    I would like to thank WLC and Ginko, that is the kind of thing I was trying to get to.
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    I guess I did not make my point clear enough before, I figured I was talking to beekeepers not ranchers and farmers. So I have a farmer who is also a rancher. He is willing to work with me. I want...
  8. Re: great new Opportunity need advice on capitalization?

    Ok, I apologize for my ignorance evidently. I just figured that when I worked on a 4500 head cattle ranch and the cows had a body condition score of 3-4 at calving time and they were feeding lick...
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    Re: Question about finding a mentor.

    sent you a PM if you really want to learn I will show you what little I know
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    Re: My attmept at grafting

    I built a heated nuc box with a lunch box heater from a truck stop. the warming plate I placed wet towel on. This kept the frames of brood warm and a moist until I was ready to graft from them. I...
  11. Re: great new Opportunity need advice on capitalization?

    When I was young everyone allowed their hay to bloom a little. Weeds and flowers were in every unused space. Ast I look around today things have changed greatly. Now you spray every acre of crop...
  12. great new Opportunity need advice on capitalization?

    So here is what I am thinking. Sanfoin and clover add much needed protein to pasture. Fields of green manure that use little water yet return much needed resources to the soil have become very...
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    Re: Hello from SW WYO!

    I pulled up Evanston,WY on google earth I am guessing that is where you are from. Wyoming is full of good ranch country so I would get a couple of hives if I were you. Personally I like the plastic...
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    Re: Propane Fogger

    I don't think it would work too good as a smoker, If you try it make certain it is hot enough to not push out hot liquid or you will be killing bees. If you want to keep your smoker going you should...
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    Re: Hello from SW WYO!

    I can't speak about SW Wyoming, all I know about that area is if it is like Rawlins the winds blows too much for my taste. So first of all make sure that city hall does not have objection about...
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    Re: SKC super queens fact or myth

    if you split one hive 5 times and all the splits built up and survived then I would definately say it was a good investment. Who did you buy the queen from?
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    Re: SKC super queens fact or myth

    Yes I have dealt with Mathew, RA Nebraska, and he is an upstanding person and I bought some queens from him last year but unfortunately my uncle took them so I don't know how they did after the...
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    SKC super queens fact or myth

    So before we all heard and experianced the fact that many of us paid Russell apiaries for queens that were not delivered, and please let us not get into all of that, there were several reports of the...
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    Re: Ask Questions Here!

    I think one thing to keep in mind about being treatment free is location. Those in california have it tough because of the huge influx of migratory bees. Dr. Russell mentioned one time that even...
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    who buys propolis and pollen

    I am working on getting setup to trap propolis and pollen this coming year. who buys bulk raw propolis and pollen. I have 100 hives so it might be a fair amount of it. thanks
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    Re: Looking at new yard

    Well I will try to answer your questions based on my little experiance. I don't know for sure but I think both white and yellow sweet clover honey is very similar. Here in Colorado sweet clover...
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    Re: Bee yard in Colorado

    Hey Steve. I currently don't have a yard in Saguache, I had to move to Monte Vista to work for a drilling company here. I do know of a couple spots that I would like to put bees in Saguache once I...
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    Re: Bee yard in Colorado

    I could probably find you one but it would be a long way from mesa county
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    Re: AHBs as Pests -- Pros and Cons

    Well the AHB hives I have are dang near fool proof LOL. After going to California and putting my bees into the frying pan of everything under the sun I can tell you that everything that I suspected...
  25. Re: 110 acres to plant for your bees, what would you plant? What would you NOT plant?

    If you have irrigation that Clover is really a great honey producer. If it is dry land then yellow sweet clover is really good. If it were me and there was Canola next door then I would concentrate...
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