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  1. Thread: Poster Child

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    Re: Poster Child

    I have 4 broiler houses and they are not fed antibiotics on a routine basis. If they get sick we sometimes get medicated feed or antibiotics to run thru the water. More often than not they won't...
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    Re: Mini Mating Nuc

    Most of the guys here in MS have given up on mini nucs because of hive beetles. I run 3 frame medium nucs. I build a duplex box that will hold 3 regular medium frames on each side. They stay...
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    Re: Best veil for loader work?

    Swinger 1K. Nothing wrong with loader, just hard to see behind you looking thru hood of jacket.
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    Best veil for loader work?

    I love my loader and being able to move bees around. I also love my Mann Lake Pollinator jacket. But the two don't go together at all. Very poor visibility to operate loader.

    What do ya'll...
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    Re: Packaging Queens to Ship

    Yes, I ment 3 edges. With the JzBz cages I just drop them in. They are perforated on all sides s it doesn't matter. A three hole cage has screen on just one side, that's one reason I don't use...
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    Re: Packaging Queens to Ship

    I ship about a hundred a week, mostly in small orders. I cage all my queens in JzBz plastic cages with 5 attendants inside cage. I pick them off frame as I cage queens. I ship them all USPS Express...
  7. Thread: Honey House ?s

    by Broke-T
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    Re: Honey House ?s

    We have around 500 hives and have a 40 x 80 building with 12 ft sidewalls and a 16 ft rollup door.. In one corner we have a 16 x 22 extracting room. The bottling is still done in my mothers...
  8. Thread: Honey for sale

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    Honey for sale

    I have 6 barrels of 2015 soybean honey left for sale. It is unfiltered and unheated. $2.15 per lb. Located in Central Mississippi.

    Call me at 601-562-0701

    Thanks, Johnny
  9. Thread: Best bee truck

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    Re: Best bee truck

    I am currently using an 05 F350 crew cab with 9 ft bed. Its nice, but no 4x4 has me looking for a different truck. My first thought was to get away from the crew cab but there is often 3 or 4 of us...
  10. Re: Help with Expenisve Breeder queen introduction problem

    I run 6 to 8 II breeder queens each year. I run them in double deeps with an excluder and honey super above. I pull capped brood out of them each week to add to my cell builders and most make a...
  11. Re: Help with Expenisve Breeder queen introduction problem

    Use a much smaller nuc. I make mine up with 2 frames brood, 1 frame honey and just enough bees to cover frames. Use a push in cage and take your time. Build up stronger after she is accepted.
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  12. Thread: Loader lights

    by Broke-T
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    Loader lights

    My loader currently has only white lights. I won't to replace with either red or amber. Which works best.

    Johnny
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    Moving bees at night w or w/o nets

    I need to move 200 hives on 4 way pallets about 2 hours from home. I will load and move at night. Will I need to purchase and use nets?

    Johnny
  14. Re: It's Hard Out Here for a Queen Producer...

    I tell people to not make splits beforehand or kill that bad queen in anticipation of the new queens being at your place on a certain date. You never know what will happen. I could have a bad week...
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    Re: When having queens shipped.

    While UPS is a good option for overnight, it can get a little pricey for small orders. USPS express mail will get many places overnight with all others in 2 days. At $20 vs $40+ it really adds to...
  16. Re: It's Hard Out Here for a Queen Producer...

    Amen
  17. Thread: broke-t queens

    by Broke-T
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    Re: broke-t queens

    I am shipping queens each week. Haven't put ad in for sale section because I have had more orders than queens so far. I still have a few left for week of June 10th and each week after. Sorry I...
  18. Re: Any experience with Western Bee Supply in Poulson, MT?

    We order nothing but budget and have very few not usable. But we order 5 to 10 thousand at a time. If you only need a 100 commercial may be a safer bet.

    Johnny
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    Re: How do YOU harvest brood for mating nucs?

    Yes, If you have drawn comb to replace what you pull out they keep brooding up till the honey flow.

    Johnny
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    Re: How do YOU harvest brood for mating nucs?

    We make up 144 mating nucs for 3 weeks straight in March. They are 3 frame mediums. 1 frame capped brood, 1 frame honey and 1 frame foundation. The source colonies are 3 medium box hives with a...
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    Re: Swinger from CA to MS

    My wife won't let me have that kind of swinger!
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    Swinger from CA to MS

    I am looking at a swinger in CA. Will need to move it to MS. Anybody have any suggestions on a trucking company to move it?

    Johnny
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    Looking for Hummerbee or Swinger Loader

    Need good used loader to move bees. Prefer something in Southeast US but will consider all areas.

    Call 601-562-0701

    Johnny Thompson
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    Re: Apiary Registration

    No tax on livestock here. But a small registry fee per apiary location to help prevent encroachment by other beeks seems a small price to pay.

    Johnny
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    Re: Apiary Registration

    What I don't understand is that many of the larger operations in the state are opposed to any registry programs. They may not be the perfect answer but I just don't see the downside to these...
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