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    Re: Lifting and moving hives.

    I just ordered one of those. I think between using that to lift and place in various modes of transportation, Dolly, Truck, Trailer behind the tractor etc it shouldn't be too bad of a job. I only...
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    Re: Lifting and moving hives.

    How on earth have you been dealing with caring for the bees that far from the road?

    I throw everything into a trailer and haul it out with the lawn tractor. Piling a bunch of single supers or...
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    Lifting and moving hives.

    What's the easiest way of lifting and moving full hives?

    I'm looking at moving 6-7 full hives. I'm not so worried about transportation as they will be in a truck and only moved a relatively short...
  4. Thread: Please Stop...

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    Re: Please Stop...

    Isn't this the way it is with everything though? I've seen this in every area I've every come in contact with. Guy changes his oil and suddenly he's giving advice on car repair. Guy runs a 5K and...
  5. Thread: Theft

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    Re: Theft

    I was a store up in WI when a beekeeper came in with the exact same story, same number of hives and everything. He had two yards, he describe both as being well hidden. In both cases he believed it...
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    Re: Stacking Buckets

    How high can 5 gallon buckets of honey be stacked safely?

    Safely in what sense? Falling over or structural integrity. Stacking at all is "Unsafe" from a falling over standpoint but the amount of...
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    Sting sensitivity changing.

    I've been keeping bees for 4-5 years now and typically get stung every year, some more then others.

    What I'm noticing, or at least seem to be noticing, is that I'm becoming less sensitive to the...
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    Dadant Extractor Manuals?

    Is there any place to get Dadant extractor manuals or exploded views of their extractors?

    ~Matt
  9. Thread: Refractometer

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    Re: Refractometer

    That may be true. The USDA says that anything over 18% can ferment, and anything over 19% will ferment.

    Take this FWIW, which is basically a person with limited knowledge and no real formal...
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    Re: Accounting for Bee Keeping Associations

    Most of these programs today are pretty self explanatory, malleable and easy to set up these days. I set up the company in Peachtree with no problem and any mistakes I made were easily fixable when...
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    Re: Most useful gadgets

    Hive tool tops my list. Useful for so many things even outside of the apiary when available.

    I think it was here that someone posted plans for a portable apiary table. I made one and as far as...
  12. Thread: Refractometer

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    Re: Refractometer

    I checked my honey with a refractometer, and it showed high at about 19%. I have 2 refractometers, and the 2nd one read the same. I left the honey in a room with a dehumidifier going, and heat bands...
  13. Thread: Useless gadgets

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    Re: Useless gadgets

    Don't ask me how I know this.

    Thanks for the heads up. Someone else mentioned they did this and it worked well...I'll pass I guess :-)

    ~Matt
  14. Thread: Useless gadgets

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    Re: Useless gadgets

    I actually like the frame grabber and bee brush. I did buy the frame hangers and used them a couple time but ended up making a bee table I bring to the yard that I just move around that has a place...
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    Re: Customer concern

    A very good friend of mine told me when I first got into business for myself that I couldn't have everyone for a customer. He is correct. I can't, nor do I want everyone for a customer.

    I've...
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    Re: Accounting for Bee Keeping Associations

    2nd this. I know a lot of small businesses that use quick books and say it is easy to use and I believe fairly in expensive. I've used Peachtree for 21 years, but it is more complex and much more...
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    Re: Feeling "ripped off"

    They appear to specialize in LCD screens, LCD mounts, Ghillie Suits, and a few beekeeping items ... for those folks that want to take care of their bees undetected while watching a movie.

    This is...
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    Re: Feeling "ripped off"

    Supposing you were shipping a 10,000 dollar diamond ring to your girlfriend or wife. It is not the price of the item that determines the cost of shipping

    If I were shipping a 10K diamond I would...
  19. Re: great new Opportunity need advice on capitalization?

    I think that is the basic problem when you approach something without the details. Often times what seems like a great idea is not workable.

    My guess is that if it were economical to do things a...
  20. Re: great new Opportunity need advice on capitalization?

    Without reading everything that has been written it sounds like you are attempting something closer to organic and sustainable farming then what the farmers you are talking about want to do.
    ...
  21. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    Thanks everyone. The facebook page just works better for me. No negative comments, just friendly debate and discussion.

    Hopefully you did not take my comment as being negative, I'm genuinely...
  22. Re: Photos of my partial sheet of foundation in deep frames -experiment

    Why do it this way rather then a starter strip across the top? What advantage are you seeing?

    The first year I did bees I did, starter strips, full sheets and combinations of the two. I basically...
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    Re: Queen Cell Size Variances

    I'm used to seeing cells grown vertically on cups like the pictures you have and or hanging off the bottom, side of comb. In all of those orientations there is a large base the bees seem to build off...
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    Re: Queen Cell Size Variances

    I was just about to post something similar.

    I did yet another queen raising experiment this year. I took a frame of brood, killed some of the brood around several holes and laid the frame flat,...
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    Re: Light Vine that has flowers for bees?

    Cypress Vines

    Excellent, appear to be from the same family as morning glories to probably exactly what I'm looking for.

    ~Matt
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