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  1. Re: Whats the good bad and the ugly on a Badger Dynamics Bucky forklift

    Those are probably the only couple that exist.
  2. Re: I need help designing a pump system for filling inside feeders

    Beesource is falling apart! enough of this thread about pumping syrup, how boring.
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    Re: Almond Pollination 2014.2 AKA 2015.1

    Any one else here anything about needing the bees in earlier than planned?
  4. Re: Singles and Nucs for sale spring 2015. Texas or Minnesota

    everything is sold out. except queens

    thanks
  5. Re: Singles and Nucs for sale spring 2015. Texas or Minnesota

    can also sell brood for $20 per frame no exchange min order 100
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    Re: Over wintering hives

    Why would you ship duds then ?
  7. Re: Singles and Nucs for sale spring 2015. Texas or Minnesota

    Queens are raised from proven stock.
  8. Singles and Nucs for sale spring 2015. Texas or Minnesota

    500+ singles for sale
    Singles will be on 4 way pallets with new queens.
    Equipment is not new but good shape
    $120 each picked up in Carthage, TX before May 10
    $160 each picked up in Northfield,...
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    Re: Over wintering hives

    Where did they arrive from? potato cellars?
    Finding duds now seems a little late
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    Re: which linden tree?

    You want an american linden. Not green spire linden, or any of those other varieties
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    Re: Over wintering hives

    Good to here! I just got back yesterday from working our bees and they also look great. Even some of the weaker ones made a come back.
    We put one pollen patty on a month for the last 3 months and it...
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    Re: Over wintering hives

    Now this is a good thread. Does the warm and wet winter mean early almond bloom?
    I wonder how the bees that didnt look so hot in the fall are doing now.
  13. Thread: Neonics again

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    Re: Neonics again

    not really. seems like they are looking in the wrong direction. The fact that they won an award for debating a topic like this is not impressive. The big picture says neonics are terrible and this...
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    Re: Should I start a 'Farm'?

    so anyone received payment for 2012 or 2013 ELAP?
    I recently signed up for NAP and ELAP. I had some approved losses for 2012 and have been waiting for this supposed payment.
    But NAP is worth the...
  15. Re: Texarkana area - What bush is that I saw blooming?

    Yes I am sure. I keep my bees in East TX for a good part of the year and spend a lot of time there.
  16. Re: Texarkana area - What bush is that I saw blooming?

    The plant is called Poverty weed. It does not produce anything for the bees. If you look close it, its more of a cotton/feathery bloom. but from a distance is looks like it could be good
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    Re: Nuc process in Minnesota

    If you make the split with plenty of bees you will make the same crop as the parent colony. Most beekeepers strive to have all their hives equal.
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    Re: Nuc process in Minnesota

    if your after a honey crop then make splits late april early May or as soon as the weather permits. Buy some mated queens and start them with 4-6 frames of brood. If the hives were over wintered here...
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    Re: Best Forklift for all around Apiary usage?

    A big portion of the larger beekeepers use bobcats with masts and tail wheels.
    had to mention it
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    anyone else? i am offered same as las year $175, seems like a good price just want to know if thats on par with others.
  21. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    no he is not involved, he couldn't stand a lot of it anymore, now i think he does miss it a little but is not physically able.
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    It was in the 70s
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

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  24. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    My folks retired about 8 years ago. I have worked very hard to make sure they have a great retirement financially.

    When you are lucky enough to get a opportunity like I had the last thing you...
  25. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    Well those are fair prices, but you were saying $10 per lb and that is not.
    There are people that totally lie and are salesman who dont produce honey. Seems they are the ones asking $10-20 per lb....
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