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    Re: Is EFB a problem in your Apiary?

    "Antibiotics is for lazy people" All the Commercial beekeepers that I know aren't consider to be "Lazy". Most use antibiotics in there program, one way or another.
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    Re: Is EFB a problem in your Apiary?

    I feed pollen patties in fall and spring. They go into winter with some pollen on them to. I also buy queens from 3 to 7 different sources. Either EFB is becoming resistance to TM or the EFB that...
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    Is EFB a problem in your Apiary?

    I noticed it a few yrs ago. I have talked to other commercial beekeepers and it seems to be more prevalent in there yards too. Also seems to be Harder to get rid of. I use TM.

    IS there...
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    Re: Almond polination pics

    I stand corrected, Yes there is a way to mark boxes that are Paraffined. I don't want to take the time to do this. Thanks for the info on California's laws and regulations. This is nice to know. ...
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    Re: Almond polination pics

    Honey-4-all, We all have pet leaves, It sounds like this is one of yours. People not stenciling there boxes. I see a lot of none stenciled boxes, even from big commercial beekeepers living in the...
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    Re: My recipe/method for sugar blocks

    This is a very informative thread. Thanks

    I use 30 lbs of sugar, to 1 1/2 qrts water included in the water is 4 oz of monks apple vinegar. (We also put in HBH just before we pour the mix into...
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    Re: Corn Syrup/Bleach

    use unsented bleach.
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    Re: 8 frame vs 10 frame deeps

    I Run about 2500 hives, All 8 frame. I have 6 to a pallet. This works for me. Loading semi's is easy. The bees face the opposite side of where you pick them up. This is nice cause bees aren't...
  9. Thread: Bees wax

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    Bees wax

    Hey to you commercial beeks, Can you tell me what you all use for molds. I have a cook and beals wax melter and been using molds that I bought at cash and carry. I would like to know what others...
  10. Thread: Took the plunge

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    Re: Took the plunge

    I finally got the time to call Mark at Swinger. He said the pitting in the metal is due to carbon burn off when they roll out the sheets. During the making process.

    I really like the forklift....
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    Re: Looking for 2013 talent

    Ah John I wanted the job.:D
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    Re: 8 Frame deeps for brood boxes

    I'm a commercial beekeeper and this year I over wintered 1800 - 8 frame double deep hives. So I think your instructor needs to go back to school. Over wintering 8 or 10 frame hives, you have to...
  13. Thread: vapiaries

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    Re: vapiaries

    He's my Aunts neighbor there in Maxwell, (lives right across the street) I haven't met him but he's been in business for quite a few yrs. This will be my first year buying queens from him.
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    Re: Need a good beekeeper joke

    Where do bees go to the bathroom? At a BP station!!!
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    Re: OK post your close calls

    I had a worker nick his hand. Not bad but it really scared me. So the solution was to buy a Saw Stop. I have piece of mind with this saw. I'm not knocking on wood but haven't had an incident...
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    Re: Took the plunge

    Keith when I was going over it with a friend at his fab shop. He noticed that the sheet metal or steel plating that is directly behind the seat that's runs down was pitted. I wouldn't of notice or...
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    Re: Took the plunge

    Well it came in, went down to take a look at it. First impression Bulky. I love the seat though. I need to add-change things though. The foot peddle for forward and backward is a little awkward. ...
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    Re: Took the plunge

    I'm still waiting to get my 1k. I thought I would have it by now. I was really counting to have it when I loaded to come south. That's been a week and half ago. Swinger I thought was suppose to...
  19. Thread: hazelnut bushes

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    Re: hazelnut bushes

    I've heard it's a poor source of pollen, but it is pollen all the same and will stimulate your hives. I hope you don't plant bushes, all the ones I bought were trees. The Catkins are not actually...
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    Re: Hulett Apiaries, Rhine GA

    BUYERS BEWARE

    Well if any one knows this guy I don't know how he can live with himself. Thou Shall Not Steal. He's broke that commandment. And he has not made this wrong into a right. No phone...
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    Re: IGRs a problem in almond pollen?

    insect growth regulators
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    Re: American Farm Bureau Announcement

    I've talked to beekeepers down in Ca and the Ca dot have 3 yrs to implement the new law. And from what I understand Ca is going to take the 3 full yrs to implement these new rule changes. So don't...
  23. Re: How many hives did you loose? How do they look now? Are they still going backwar

    I agree with Ian, So that being said I'm running better then normal about 16%. They look good and eating pollen sub.
    I have a Fall loss number, and a winter loss number. Since I'm always growing...
  24. Thread: Took the plunge

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    Re: Took the plunge

    Looks like maybe it will be coming a little after the first of the year. Going to get a paint job first thing. Orange and Black. Go Beavers!!!! Then at same time, going to get a trailer for it....
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    Re: Took the plunge

    That's all too funny Jim, my first forklift was a swinger (04) I have to admit that I too sat on it in my shed but I didn't make the motor noises.:D I'm excited to see if I will like it more then...
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