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    Re: Partial load/Trucking companies?

    Can anyone recommend a company that services the east coast?
  2. Thread: HACCP Plan

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    Re: HACCP Plan

    Yes, please send me what ever info you have.

    thanks
  3. Thread: HACCP Plan

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    HACCP Plan

    I have been asked by a potential honey customer if I have a HACCP Plan. Wondered if anyone else might have a plan in place and can advise on the process?
    Thanks in advance.
    I did do a search on the...
  4. Re: Feeding pollen patties to encourage early brood up in overwintered colonies

    Hey Greenway- much respect for your efforts at doing what you think will help your girls have a successful season- keep it up. I used to feed pollen sub with fondant during late winter/early spring...
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    Re: -40 f windchill in central NY

    I think the first of us Yankees that went south this winter forgot to shut the door behind us when we left. It's too cold down there
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    Re: -40 f windchill in central NY

    I've since replaced both batteries in the truck and it no longer requires plugging in but I am told it's easier on the engine if you do plug them in for a few hours before starting on the extreme...
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    Re: -40 f windchill in central NY

    I recently bought a used diesel truck, previous owner complained about it starting hard in the winter, I asked if he plugged it in, he said, I never spent for the plug. I bought one after purchasing...
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    Re: -40 f windchill in central NY

    Looks like the temps will remain low right to the end of Feb. I've never started making nucs as late as mid- March.
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    Re: -40 f windchill in central NY

    Hey Brian,

    Bet you can't wait to make your next trip south, I pushed my cell order out to 3/10 because of the colder temps in SC.
    When you headed out?
  10. Thread: Southbound 2012

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    Re: Southbound 2012

    If the hives start raising more brood as a result of the patties, Marks hives sound like they have plenty of honey to feed that brood. Sounds like a solid plan.
    I've always added pollen patties and...
  11. Re: Pros and cons on Sharing a bee yard with another beekeeper

    Personally, I'd avoid that situation. I have shared yards before and usually something happens that makes you wonder if the other persons hives, and the way they were managed, effected your crop/hive...
  12. Thread: Black Comb

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    Re: Black Comb

    When you previously inspected this hive were the frames in question covered in capped brood? Did this hive start out as a nuc with new frames of foundation added, was it a package installed on all...
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    Re: Package bee hauling business

    As I mentioned, they were reserved for when I wanted them but my dates have been moved the last 3 years so yes I am B&Ming. Is the solution to produce them myself, yes I suppose I could OR find...
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    Re: Package bee hauling business

    I have had difficulties getting a reliable date for picking up packages even when reserving a year in advance. I would order 500 packages at one tme and still my dates got moved around. I think the...
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    Re: Oxalic Acid Vaporizing vs. Dribbling

    What is the mixture ratio using sugar syrup?
  16. Re: Northern Beeks; Hives should look like this....?

    Noticed the same thing in my hives this year, really surprised me. However, worked some hives for a friend and pulled honey and found much more capped brood and bees in his hives- he is about 70...
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    Re: Mark's new Honey Label

    I have a friend that created a label, and a brand, based around his image ( he really looks lke a farmer )so I think you have the right idea. It has really worked for him, mostly because he sells...
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    Re: Carpathian queens in the US?

    Dave Miksa had some Carpathian cells this spring. tried some and so far they look good.
  19. Thread: Mining Hives

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    Re: Mining Hives

    Glad to hear there is finally a nectar flow, see you next Sunday.
  20. Thread: Mining Hives

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    Re: Mining Hives

    Brian,
    Do you know when you're sending your first load home?

    Did some splits last week, then going back the end of next week for the final round of nucs. Some mighty chilly weather last month in...
  21. Re: Finally got most of my bees down south for the winter

    Yes I did get a gooseneck and what a pleasure to tow compared to my previous tag along. I hope to get a bobcat in the next couple years- I thought I could get away with hiring operators with machines...
  22. Re: Finally got most of my bees down south for the winter

    Mark,
    Could have rented a bobcat but it would have meant another round trip back to the yard. I did make arrangements for an operator w/bobcat but he never showed so being somewhat frustraited at...
  23. Re: Finally got most of my bees down south for the winter

    Hey Brian,

    Just returned from SC last night. Moved bees to out yards and did some feeding. Don't feel bad about the skidder, my guy canceled last minute so I hand loaded 120 off pallets, then back...
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    Anyone heading north around 5/11?

    Anyone looking to fill out a semi load heading north into NYS or PA around the middle of May. I have about 45 pallets in South Carolina.

    thanks,
    Ron
  25. Thread: Mating Flights

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    Re: Mating Flights

    Hi Steve,

    I made nucs at the end of Feb in SC this year, used danish buckfast cells, and just checked the first 8 and they all took but are extremly light. I won't go through the rest until I have...
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