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    Re: How many hives on a load?

    Nice pictures, Jim!
  2. Re: Interesting questions you have been asked

    There's always the good ole classic..."have you ever been stung?"
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    Re: Undercover Boss - Orkin killing bees

    They talked about the bees being aggressive but they looked pretty calm to me. I thought they could have done without airing that segment at all-it was a little ridiculous.
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    Re: Spring nucing in east Texas

    Nice pictures, Jim!
  5. Re: Building Commercial Migratory Pallets, with Pallet Plans

    That would be an understatement!
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    Re: Who Is Your Beekeeping Role Model?

    Definately my grandfather and uncle. I have long admired any work Randy Oliver does as well.
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    Re: How do you identify robbing?

    Before it starts they buzz around quickly and nervously. When bees start robbing it is similar to black Friday when the stores open up for the day. It can be pretty hard to stop it once it starts!...
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    Re: "You just might be a beekeeper."

    You just might be a beekeeper if you drive to your day job and park your flatbed Dodge truck (complete with a hive tool on the dash and supers tied on the back with the unmistakable "bee knot") next...
  9. Re: Loading honey onto your truck. Anybody use a moto-dolly?

    I used to run Meyers ezy-loaders quite a bit years ago. We used to haul one to the yard when pulling honey and pull out ramps to run stacks up onto the flatbed. They did the job well, just be careful...
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    Re: How often do you check production hives?

    One of the fears that I always have with digging into a hive too often or without a good reason is the small chance I might crush a queen which can prove devastating to the hive depending on the time...
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    Re: Spin Float Seperators

    Jim,

    I remember when you and grandpa first got that spinner; boy I thought that was pretty state of the art at the time. That sure lasted well for a lot of years and was a good machine as long as...
  12. Re: Complaint against Auburn Michigan Veteran, beekeeper, prompts viral response

    Hopefully the city leaves this guy alone. I guess anywhere you go, there's always going to be someone who has to make a big deal out of nothing.
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    Re: Justifying an Uncapper Purchase

    As some have said, the ole hot knife is a bit of an art to use. One thing about it though, I can remember many times of waiting for the uncapping machine to get adjusted or repaired while the crew...
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    Re: night time inspections

    Most of my memories of working bees at night are unpleasant...
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    Drought- has it affected your crop?

    From other small beekeepers I've talked to locally (northern Iowa) honey production seems to be above average this year in our region despite a severe drought, which surprises me. As a kid in South...
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    Re: Full time beekeepers

    As far as finding full time employment in the bee business, one does not have to look hard to find a job if you have good work ethic and are reliable. As far as separating the grain from the chaff,...
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    Re: Topics for Beesource Reference Section

    If a reference section were created, one topic that I am always interested in is overwintering nucs. Michael Palmer has posted some great information in the past about his methods.
  18. Re: We didn't have enough to worry about....now Zombie flies?!

    I should have, Jim! Don't tell my boys to look for zombie flies, they will be outside with a mason jar and a net tearing apart my hives.
  19. Re: We didn't have enough to worry about....now Zombie flies?!

    I actually had somebody ask me if I have had zombie fly problems today. I'm used to being asked unusual bee questions a lot, but i must admit I had absolutely no idea what in the world they were...
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    Re: Charles and Archie Lyon

    Jim,

    I love the pics!! I haven't seen all of those. I'll have to print them out. This time of year I get a little nostalgic and wish Charlie and Archie were still around. I used to love talking...
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    Poll: Re: Should I treat?

    Do whatever you have to do to keep varroa at bay. I know it's been said time and time again, but if you keep varroa counts low you are going to eliminate most of your problems. Personally, if I had...
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    Re: Worrying about every single bee

    He certainly wouldn't be a very efficient helper in a commercial environment...
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    Re: Advice on tractor

    I sure like my Super M with live hydraulics and Duall loader. Get's the job done and easy to find parts for.
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    Re: Rumored...????

    I guess the industry is about due for the next big thing. One thing that we can count on is that there will always be another problem to contend with just around the corner!
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    Re: Myth-Information

    [QUOTE=Ted Kretschmann;635583]The reccuring myth that pops up repeatedly on the forum--Commercial beekeepers are the cause of all the industries problems.

    I seem to get that impression from some...
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