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    Re: Make 15 year old help with sideline business?

    When I was that age on the farm my dad would tell me we have 2 things that need to be done for instance fixing the fence and weeding the potatoes. If you want you can do one and I will do the other...
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    Re: Western Bee - 50 years in business

    I have ordered from you in the past and plan to again soon . I have always had excellent service . Thanks.
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    Re: Howdy from the SW Desert

    Welcome , I have a place down in Cochise county. Don't hesitate to ask questions . There are a lot of knowledgeable beekeepers on here.
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    Re: Reasonable payment for assembling woodenware

    He is 13 He was in Cub Scouts back in the day. As much as anything we are trying to figure out ways for him to earn the money he wants . I like the idea of doing it with him . however if he wants to...
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    Re: WOW--Fast Blooming Buckwheat

    Here is another place that sells it online . http://www.outsidepride.com/seed/cover-crop/buckwheat-cover-crop-seed.html
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    Re: WOW--Fast Blooming Buckwheat

    Kelley sells it in 10 pound or 50 pound lots.
    https://www.kelleybees.com/Shop/22/Queens-Bees/Feed/4324/Buckwheat-Seed
    not the best price but if you only need a little.
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    Re: O Rings for honey gates

    What are the measurements ? I work for Caterpillar and our parts program will search by dimensions
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    Re: Grafting with aging eyes

    I appreciate the suggestions. I had considered staying with a graftless system but I really want to learn to graft. I think I will be fine with a lighted magnifier . At first I was a little...
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    Re: Reasonable payment for assembling woodenware

    Thanks for all the ideas. I appreciate everyone's input.
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    Grafting with aging eyes

    One of my plans for this next year is to start grafting for queen rearing. However my nearly 50 year old eyes need a little help. I have glasses for up close things. I have seen some people grafting...
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    Reasonable payment for assembling woodenware

    I was planning to pay my son to assemble hive bodies and frames. What would be a reasonable amount to pay him? I don't mind doing it myself but was wanting to give him a chance to make some money ...
  12. Thread: Moth Control

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    Re: Moth Control

    When I was in Texas I kept them in a garage with a buq zapper on inside the garage . never had any troubles.
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    Re: Queen Introduction and pheromones.

    HarryVanderpool knows what he is talking about. especially when it comes to Queen introductions.
  14. Thread: Buildin Stuff

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    Re: Buildin Stuff

    I have a endless supply of free pallets at work and I am planning on making some hardwood frames. I bet they will last 200 years.
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    Re: Is an inner cover realy needed ??

    When they propolize between the cover and the super there will be nowhere to get a hive tool in to pry them apart. if you don't want to use inner covers use migratory tops so you can get a hive tool...
  16. Re: Opposite of feeding. Killing bees for honey production

    seriously though, sugar is cheap you can buy a LOT of sugar for the cost of a new package
  17. Re: Opposite of feeding. Killing bees for honey production

    Just take every last bit of honey and get all new 3 pound packages in the spring.
  18. Mesquite question for beeks in Southern Arizona

    How much honey do you usually get from the mesquite flow if the bees are built up prior to the flow? When does the mesquite flow usually occur?
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    Re: tylan shelf life.

    thanks for the update. I was curious how it turned out
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    Re: The Russian Scion

    Thank you for posting the info and the pictures about the Scion that is interesting
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    Re: tylan shelf life.

    The FDA approved tylan for treatment of AFB in honeybees in 2005 http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AnimalVeterinary/Products/ApprovedAnimalDrugProducts/FOIADrugSummaries/UCM049532.pdf
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    Re: Canadian Senate Report on Bee Health

    http://www.saskatraz.com/stock.htm on the saskatraz website it says queens are being raised in California . is there no way we could get some ?
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    Re: Million dollar rain

    We have been getting good rains the last week as well here in Eastern Montana. We were really needing it. all the rains we have had in the last week or two have been slow soaking in all of it...
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    Re: my interesting journey into beekeeping

    Bees don't sting Chuck Norris. Chuck Norris stings the bees
  25. Where do you take the bees after almonds if you summer in Montana or Dakotas

    I know a lot of commercial Beeks set the bees out up here in where I am ( eastern Montana and North Dakota) . But assuming they took them to Almonds where do they go between. Are there orchards in...
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