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    Second Opinion on Extracting

    I know I will get more than one opinion, and probably a few people who think I am dumb for considering this at all. But here goes...

    I do my full extraction in the beginning of September, but was...
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    Work With Your Best

    My experience has always been that 20% of the hives make 80% of the honey. That might be a bit exaggerated, but you get the picture. Your strongest hives will clearly outproduce your weaker hives,...
  3. Thread: Good Stock

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    Getting Closer

    Bjorn,
    Thanks, but I did read that article in Bee Culture, that is what prompted the post.

    To everyone else,
    I am not saying that commercially produced queens are bad, I am just wondering how to...
  4. Thread: Good Stock

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    Good Stock

    Three years ago I started raising my own queens, and have not bought new bees since (it is a tremendous money saver). Everywhere I read, it always says “Raise you own queens, you’ll get good after a...
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    Winter Inspection

    This is the first year Ive really had the guts to open up my hives in the winter time. Ive always been afraid in the past of killing them with too much cold air. But the weather has gotten really...
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    Support the troops

    Riverrat

    I'll donate half a dozen squeeze bears. It doesn't look like you have any from Michigan yet.

    Let me know where to send it, and by what date you need it.

    Thanks,
    --Jon D.
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    Co Operative

    Yoyo,

    Is what you are talking about a cooperative? It seems like there has been discussion on this board about that in the past. The two basic concepts are to allow smaller beeks to sell to...
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    Please Visit

    tecumseh sez:
    what to keep me from driving my one ton down to beaumont picking up four barrels of chinese honey and repackaging and resaling it on this board? heck I could even use the ploy to...
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    Honey Board Advertising

    Barry,

    I really like Rob's idea of two boards set up in the "Exchange". One for sellers, and one for buyers. That way some can look at both boards to get their needs met. Breaking it out by...
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    More Info

    The nucs are each five frames in separate five frame nuc boxes (built from the drawings on this site). I figued I would combine them into a deep box with a divider board to stack them on top of the...
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    I usually give the landowners 1 quart and a few...

    I usually give the landowners 1 quart and a few bears at each harvest. I tell them that if they ever need more let me know and I'll supply them. I also say use the quart, and give out the bears to...
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    Overwintering Nuc

    I have two nucs that I made during the summer, and they have both been really healthy all year. But now we are approaching winter, and I am trying to figure out what to do with them.

    Last year I...
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    Hassle

    Thanks for the thoughts Ruben.

    I am more trying to get out of the hassle of bottling, and the required "Salesmanship" that goes with the retail market. It was starting to kill my hobby. So I...
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    Selling Bulk Honey

    After an attempt to sell honey "retail", I am thinking this summer I will just go back to keeping bees, and sell my honey in bulk, keeping only what friends and family need.

    Anyways, the gentleman...
  15. Thread: Apprentice

    by Jon D.
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    [ February 12, 2007, 11:19 AM: Message edited by:...

    [ February 12, 2007, 11:19 AM: Message edited by: Jon D. ]
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    I thought it was pretty cool. My favorite parts...

    I thought it was pretty cool. My favorite parts were in the bee yard. I saw all the "candidates" duct taping their gloves and boots on, and then as they are doing this, the beekeeper is breifly...
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    andy12, I have noticed the wildflower...

    andy12,

    I have noticed the wildflower succession during the summer, however, I don't know what I'm looking at 75% of the time. Do you know of a good reference (book or other) that I could use to...
  18. Thread: Wax Melter Pot

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    I was trying to think of a good way to melt down...

    I was trying to think of a good way to melt down my wax cappings, and separate them from the honey. So far (in the fall when my Solar Melter won't work), I put all the cappings in a coffee can, and...
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    honigbiene I use the Triangle/Maze style bee...

    honigbiene

    I use the Triangle/Maze style bee escapes, and they work very well. Just put them on 3-4 days in advance and the supers are usually bee-free by the time you want to pull them.

    One...
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    Just a quick question about "How To Use". I've...

    Just a quick question about "How To Use".

    I've got a few hive top feeders I've put on my hives this spring to help them build up. But the bees haven't really been taking the sugar water. I think...
  21. Thread: Extractor motor

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    I have a Garbage Disposal Motor that I salvaged...

    I have a Garbage Disposal Motor that I salvaged from my kitchen remodel. After tinkering around a bit, I think I can make it work on my extractor. But after talking to a Maintenance Guy (who works...
  22. Thread: Dead Hives

    by Jon D.
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    Ok, I know it is a little late to be rehashing...

    Ok, I know it is a little late to be rehashing dead hives. Everyone else is working on building up what they have and looking forward to spring. But I've spent the last month researching (or trying...
  23. Thread: Honey on eBay

    by Jon D.
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    Has anyone tried selling Honey on eBay? I was...

    Has anyone tried selling Honey on eBay? I was thinking about it the other day, and I'm not sure whether to try it or not.

    Seems like you can sell anything on eBay, so honey should be one to sell....
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    tony350i, In 2004, I had a few hives located in...

    tony350i,
    In 2004, I had a few hives located in a wildflower field, with some black locust along the creek line, and lots of Russian Olives. Anyways, following the rule of thirds listed above, I...
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    idrisbee, Are you asking one of us to breed...

    idrisbee,

    Are you asking one of us to breed queens here, and somehow ship them to you? Or to come over there to Nigeria with our equipment and expertise, and breed queens?

    --Jon D.
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