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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    anyone else? i am offered same as las year $175, seems like a good price just want to know if thats on par with others.
  2. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    no he is not involved, he couldn't stand a lot of it anymore, now i think he does miss it a little but is not physically able.
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    It was in the 70s
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

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  5. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    My folks retired about 8 years ago. I have worked very hard to make sure they have a great retirement financially.

    When you are lucky enough to get a opportunity like I had the last thing you...
  6. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    Well those are fair prices, but you were saying $10 per lb and that is not.
    There are people that totally lie and are salesman who dont produce honey. Seems they are the ones asking $10-20 per lb....
  7. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    Yes the most expensive size is the one pounder at just over $4 per lb. Are biggest seller is the 3 lb and that is $3.63 per lb. we also deliver bulk at $3.05 lb.
    Also we produce all our own honey,...
  8. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    5 bucks a pound retail is actually a lot. How could you ask more than that? In the store they selling for 6 or so.
    $10 a pound, are you trying to rip people off? There are alot of people in my area...
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    Re: Latest Truck Build

    14 ft, just enough for 5 rows
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    Re: Latest Truck Build

    nice truck but why ford?
    http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b598/cbehlke/photo5_zpsddc9589d.jpg
  11. Thread: Southbound 2012

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    Re: Southbound 2012

    Yes mostly but the scary part is that im not sure.... Yea about the same as 2 years ago. Poor nutrition also has something to do with it. When you make a good crop the bees seem better. We made a...
  12. Thread: Southbound 2012

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    Re: Southbound 2012

    Yes tons of collapsing bees as far as I have heard. Wonder what that will do for almond rental price? I have lost 1000 colonies so far and im sure ill loose another 400. All i can say is there is...
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    Re: Winter hives in Texas

    There are lots of northern bees and northern beekeepers already in your area. There are lots and lots of cheap bees for sale in the area during the spring. If you are interested in having a bee yard...
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    Re: Labor Cost Overwintering Bees In California?

    Thats what california thinks..
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    Re: Bad Commercial Beeks

    [QUOTE=jim lyon;1169690]http://www.gccga.com/ELAP%202014%20Farm%20Bill.pdf
    I think ELAP is well intentioned. As with pretty much all of these types of programs the biggest share tends to go to...
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    Re: Bad Commercial Beeks

    [QUOTE=broodhead;1169108]Bingo, we have a winner!!! Yes the good ole ELAP program where you cannot lose, the good ole taxpayer stuffs your pocket with cash.

    This ELAP program is just happening now...
  17. Thread: Melter honey

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    Re: Melter honey

    How much is black melter honey worth?
  18. Re: Prairie Beekeepers Skip Fall And Dive Right Into Winter

    We are in the same spot as you guys, should finish the last 20 yards of the first round this week. If its warm like they say.
    I am gonna try to get some bees down there early October and see how...
  19. Re: Prairie Beekeepers Skip Fall And Dive Right Into Winter

    Yes Jim I will second that. Makes planning a week or even a few days very difficult. Sunny and 79 ends up being rainy and 67.

    Looks like huge golden rod flow in east texas starting in a few...
  20. Big News. Front page Sunday paper. http://www.startribune.com/local/274006381.html?si

    http://www.startribune.com/local/274006381.html?site=full

    its a 3 part series and the link is the 3rd.

    very good read.
  21. Re: Canadian prairie and northern US honey crop outlook

    Pretty horrible honey crop here in MN. Not a complete disaster. 55-60 lb average.
    Bees have more mites then this time last year.
    Farmers have been spraying for aphids like crazy for the last few...
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    Re: Trailer Axel #'s for forklifts

    Felling trailers make very nice trailers and are very very reasonable in price.

    felling.com
  23. Thread: Money Crop

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    Re: Money Crop

    honey is the big money maker. Our goal is to survive on honey alone. and anything else(queens, nucs, almonds, apples, wax) is extra. Does not always work that way because I spill so much honey on the...
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    Re: Large scale Nuc production

    how do you winter the bees?
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    Re: Closed to the public?

    Hey Harry what about the bee yards you have? What if those people were as anal as you? Having people come to your farm is annoying sometimes, but when people come out and you give them the time of...
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