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    Re: Million dollar rain

    Michael...rained almost every day in Ky in April and first part of May. Wettest april ever. Put bees in swarm mode which has kept me busy. Then hot and sunny 80's)shortening the locust bloom. Now...
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    Re: I HATE Foundationless!

    Why anyone would go foundationless is beyond my mental comprehension. There are NO advantages.
  3. Re: who hauls their own bees on their own semi

    I have a 26 ft Kenworth with 48" sleeper. We tag behind it a 24'slide axle air ride trailer. Other than moving on 100 plus mile hauls I use the 10 wheeler to move bees from and into holding yards,...
  4. Re: Paramount Farms buys out Headwater Honey (David Mendes)

    Ive seen his bees after almonds. Very Very nice bees but mean as hell. Had some in my front yard two yrs ago after almonds and had tovwear a veil if outside. Bought some 300 cells three yrs ago. ...
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    Re: commercial beekeeping in ky

    Luck...but sometimes its BAD luck like getting stuck in sand at 2 am last week and walking thru orange groves 3 miles in deep loose sand to get pulled out. I was NOT happy. Ended up with 5 hrs...
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    Re: commercial beekeeping in ky

    If you want to stay treatment free with a 1,000 colonies good luck. Almost impossable as a commercial as you pick up mites and disease when pollinating.(i assume when you say send bees to pollinate...
  7. Re: Ag commissioner of Ventura county forces bee hive to move! Help needed

    I havent had this issue but have had problems at the ag check station at border. First off do not under any circumstances give in. Be a mad bulldog. Call the ag commissiones office and politely...
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    Re: Artic blast

    MOUNTAIN MAN...We sure played flat tonight. maybe too cold
  9. Re: Oxalic Acid ... soon approved for use in beehives

    I love it Michael
  10. Re: If gas prices stay low ($2/gal. aver.) what impact will it have for you as a BKP

    Wont affect most beeks as diesel hasnt dropped like gas. Big ripoff. But diesel and trucking is my biggest single cost so it will make usxa little more profitablle
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    Re: Can I use Mqs after expire date

    I used some one month out of date...killed mites but not as good. If kept in cold area would probably be fine. After talking with NOAD if they get too hot or stay warm for a period and you see...
  12. Re: State apiarist says oxalic is about to be approved.

    Tammy is a go getter and knowledgeable. Our state apiarist before her was a political hire and knew as much about bees as i know about working on a airplane engine. When hired it was stated he had...
  13. Re: State apiarist says oxalic is about to be approved.

    Yoy got that exactly right.
  14. Re: Best Forklift for all around Apiary usage?

    Kubota is a really good engine but cummins is the best. Leave. It to CA or the federal gov to mess things up. Either one could make a wet dream a nightmare.
  15. Re: How Many Lbs of Honey will a 2 deep colony produce a year?

    In 37 years of best year 275 lb ave oer hive(1982) my worst year 3 (2005)
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    Re: mite count after oav

    Rookie..i finished going thru my hives tuesdsy. Some were already broodless while most still had some capped brood. Only the ones i started in sept were still laying. This is the earliest ivecseen...
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    Re: What made you decide to keep bees?

    My advisor in college taught a begining beekeeping class and although i had no interest in bees he wanted more students and talked me into taking the class. I ended up taking the lab class the next...
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    Re: Need to seal floor on honey house

    Sherwin wiliams two part epoxy is the best. Ive had it on my bottling and extracting areas for 17 years with pallet jacks and forklifts on it...still there.
  19. Re: Kentucky looking for mentor in louisville, Simpsonville , shelbyville, la grange

    Call Lani Bassberg there is also a local beeks club..she can fill you in 5023212074
  20. Re: Farm license plates (benefits or regulations)

    It varies between states...for example glorification a farm plate you are limited to 150 airmile radius. My kenworth is lisc for 80k KY farm tag. I drive it to South Florida and to northern WI. ...
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    Re: buying a cappings spinner?

    Ron...I figured you had a spin float
  22. Re: NY Times Editorial: "Risking Another Silent Spring".

    I wonder if Americans chemical companies have contributed to me Rooney and Mr Jackson's campaign. Saving the citrus industry...very funny...the trees look awful. Besides the there is a lot of...
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    Re: How is the sourwood so far?

    Threepingsthree....your contact info isn't in my messages....
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    Re: How is the sourwood so far?

    We are moving some bees into Harlan co in about two weeks as I still have a clover flow here and Will wait until it's starting to open. Would love to find someone in the area to...
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    Re: Locust trees

    Locust honey is water white...clear. will not granulate. Locust trees are easily frozen. Not winter temps but later spring freezes and bow 31. The first thing out on a dormant tree in early spring...
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