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    Re: 24 hives for sale

    Boy, I hate when they don't all fit on the truck. Nick, you know bees are worth more in FL.
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    Re: How big is your honey house?

    4 years ago I set up a 50x100 and the honey room is 22x50 which give enough room to pull 500+ supers(climate control room). 9x12 wax room, 12x16 tank/ bottling room, 8x12 break room. The warehouse is...
  3. Re: Granulated white sugar sources/prices

    Sorry forgot where I was posting. LOL
    900 hives + I sell sugar to other comm. guys too.
  4. Re: Granulated white sugar sources/prices

    $9,720 for my last load of 43,200 lbs. and that was delivered price.
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    Re: Fall Bee Packages

    All the brood boxes come into the shop after Thanksgiving. By then the brood is hatched out and we clean and sort all the frames. Then the frames get sprayed with syrup. All the brood box get reset...
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    Re: Fall Bee Packages

    All of my shake outs were sold in May. Start shaking the end of next week. These are not packages. I have the buyer come in with their equipment and we transfer the bees from my equipment to theirs....
  7. Re: I've got 1600 lbs of honey, now what?

    Put it a buckets and sell it all for $3 a lb. 1600x$3.00=$4,800.00, or take some time and bottle it up and find a market for it for $8 a lb. What is your time worth????? 1600x$8.00=$12,800.00. Thats...
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    Re: Closed to the public?

    I second and third that Berry.
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    Re: HONEY FOR SALE BY THE DRUM

    How many drums do you have, and at what price?
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    Re: Closed to the public?

    Jim, I think its cool to show off your work, but there is a time an a please too (better in the off season). Really it isn't the same as seeing it all up and running.:bus

    We opened a store a few...
  11. Re: New Single Colonies for Sale on Four Way Pallets--$170.00

    Where in Ohio?
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    Beeswax wanted.

    Looking for 20,000-40,000 lbs. of block beeswax from cappings. Looking to try an increase my wax bank this year since last year was a hard honey year and had to sell a lot of my bank off.
    Please...
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    This week we sold small barrel orders for $2.75 a lb. and customers supplied there own barrels. We sold skids of buckets at $2.80 a lb.

    2014 crop looks better so far then 2013 did.
  14. Re: What's the best way to get bees out of supers for extracting?

    Bee blower all the way. We stack all the honey off the hives and then blow them out when were done pulling. Most the bees go home when the honey flow is on. Really only blowing out the last 20-25% of...
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    Re: How Do You Spell Honey?

    Soybeans, and clover
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    Re: Propolis for sale

    What kind of price for all??????
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    Re: How Do You Spell Honey?

    Ran out of supers, so started extractor today. Main flow will start in a week or so. Trying to flip 200+ super a day. Hopeing for a 160+ avg. this year. Had some hive today that did 200+ pounds...
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    Re: buying a cappings spinner?

    Rick..hard to replace equipment that does the job so well. Would have to redo the whole setup if I change to a spin float. I like my $$$$$$$. Wouldn't mine a bigger warehouse with more truck docks.
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    Re: buying a cappings spinner?

    I have two Sr. Maxant spinner. Talk to others that have tried the Jr. and say if you are in the honey business don't waste you money on the the Jr. All the guys that have bought the Jr. have upgrade...
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    Re: Angry landowners

    Just yesterday I had to run down 40' of corn that the farmer planted on my lane. Landowner wants bees on the land and framer doesn't want to raise the planter to go across the lane.

    5 years ago I...
  21. Re: High supersedure rate on Georgia queens this spring?

    This years queens was better then last years queens sofar that we bought out of GA. Out of 1500+ queens we had less then 50 problem queens. But it is still early and the crop has been produced yet....
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    Re: Sump/clarifier size??

    I had a 30 gallon unheated sump that I use to use, but I found myself having to skim the holding tank each week.
    My new sump is a 70 gallon with a heated water jacket. Only have to skim the holding...
  23. Re: Just when you thought you have seen everything!

    Hey Phil, That's like a two for one deal.
    Been in the business almost all my life and that is a new one for me.

    REALLY COOL!!!
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    Re: Selling Beeswax

    The question I get the most is how many times do you filter it?

    REALLY HOW MANY TIMES DO YOU HAVE TO FILTER BEESWAX IF YOU DO IT RIGHT?????:scratch::scratch:
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    Re: beekeeper pay scale?

    I hired a foreman two years ago, and salary is based on skills like: Fit Ron"s truck, forklift, weld up new equipment, build new building for hired hands, and don't forget put up with me. All for...
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