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    Re: Netting or Tarps?

    Thanks for the Harbor freight idea. I think that will work. Having another outfit truck in my bees would not be a bad idea, but with such a small load I think it would eat up to much of the profits....
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    Re: Netting or Tarps?

    DOT# on my truck? Really? What a pain. How much will that cost me $ and time? Where do I find netting is there a company that I call call and get one sent out to me? Thank you for you replies
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    Netting or Tarps?

    I am considering taking a load of bees to Cali. on my F-450. I don't want to lose all of my bees, what sould I use to keep them in? This would be my first time doing this. Another option might be to...
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    Re: Moving hives in the day

    Yes we are the beehive state, but from what I understand we are not known for our honey. There are not nearly as many beekeepers hare as in other states.
    At the old location it is like a giant...
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    Moving hives in the day

    I know that it is best to move hives at nighttime or when it is cold. Today I had to move 24 hives 300 feet away (property owner's demand). Will I lose all my field bees or will they find the hives?...
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    Over winter in the shade?

    Good day all! I have some observations and comments that you may find interesting. Comments welcome as I am curios’ as to others experience.

    I was in my hives today and found some interesting...
  7. "I have solid bottom board turned around with the...

    "I have solid bottom board turned around with the screened bottom board on top of that. This leaves an opening in the rear that has to be blocked to keep:"

    that is your problem. the solid bottom...
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    I have been talking to Uinta-Wasatch-Cache...

    I have been talking to Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest they are just plain dumb. What ranger district did you go though? maybe I can find someone there with a brain.
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    when i mentioned catle his response was "yea but...

    when i mentioned catle his response was "yea but catle have been grazing on fs land for over 100 years." and also if what i was doing was for profit then it would not be fair to everyone else. WHAT...
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    BLM/Forestry

    Has anyone had experience with putting bees on public land? Is it worth doing? And if so what were the hoops you had to jump through?

    I contacted the ranger station in my area and found them to be...
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    Fight at the water cooler

    Here are some cool pics I took in front of my hives. Here are a couple of bees fightinghttp://www.toughpodiums.com/mybees/bee%20fight1.jpg
    http://www.toughpodiums.com/mybees/bee%20fight3.jpg
    close...
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    Fram of mold!

    I was looking at my two colonies this morning both are doing well:), but in one of them I found a pollen frame completely covered in mold:eek:. Also the entire back wall of hive was black! Is this...
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    Thank you all for your responses, and sugestions....

    Thank you all for your responses, and sugestions. I am looking forward to this season and hopefully I will trap me some swarms:)
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    best way to use swarm lures?

    I got some swarm lures and would like to find out how to best use them. do you put them inside trap? or outside? Do you put the trap in a tree or on soom blocks in the middle of a field? If any of...
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    Thank you for your responses. those are soom...

    Thank you for your responses. those are soom great #'s. I have two custome built super deep hives that have a cluster so big they are on 10 frames+. I plan on checkerboarding the supers this year....
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    What was your best harvest?

    This is my second year as a beek. I have read a lot of story's about how with some different hive design, or different way of managing a hive you could get a huge honey crop. One claimed he got 300+...
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