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    Re: Growing into commercial beekeeping

    The more you learn the less you know. My goal is to end up stupid. LOL.

    If you love learning and are curious about the world, how bee colonies thrive and what makes them dwindle, how pests work,...
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    Re: Feeding during flow

    it's an accepted old chinese custom.
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    Re: Growing into commercial beekeeping

    I know Blake, he is the pres of our club. Nice kid that works hard. He had a wonderful mentor John Talbert who is the backbone of the club and has taught many young people the art of beekeeping. ...
  4. Thread: Good book?

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    Re: Good book?

    Follow the bloom - has an interesting, though dated discussion of pollenation. After I read it i decided the hardcore pollenators were actually truck drivers who used beekeeping as an excuse to...
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    Bonapi - anyone seen one?

    Found this in an apiary supply in France. I've always had the thought about taking a welding torch to a 4 wheeler. Looks like somone else had a similar idea. Just seems like a waste to drag a...
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    Re: Propolis Trap and pollen traps

    Curious how much propolis would you expect to get off one of those plastic propolis traps? Any idea how many ounces on average?
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    Re: Titebond III versus Titebond II

    think I bought titebond III by the gallon for < $30.
    I assemble equipment in the winter, titebond has a lower working temp than the gorilla glue
    and at too low a temperature you don't get good...
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    Re: Top hive entrance/ flat top board

    cool idea!
  9. Re: Possibly Coming Back to the Business, Need Advice

    and don't borrow.

    cheap used materials for covers and bottoms, a good table saw, used equipment that will last, new equipment that doesn't (frames and boxes!) keep your capital costs low. If you...
  10. Thread: Producing Nucs

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    Re: Producing Nucs

    [QUOTE=Allen Dick;532316]
    ... This method is very flexible and conserves heat, so should minimize stress on the bees, and that is always my goal........What makes all this work is that I have a one...
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    Re: Soaking end-bars- how long?

    It's all about how dry or green the wood is. If you turn your inventory of bars quickly then splitting is a small problem. If you buy too many (small trying to get the quantity discount) and take a...
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    Re: Nuc frame exchange

    Capped brood $12 frame in quantity.
    Queens $16-25 depending on quantity - average $20
    Five frame ESTABLISHED (this is important) NUC $85-$90
    most common is to establish NUCs for 4-6 weeks with 2...
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    Re: Buying, Selling Pollination Contracts

    you ask a very good question Harry. What price did the grower suggest you charge when you asked him?
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    Re: Dadant economy grade woodenware

    I have bought both their commercial grade and economy grade. The economy grade was about $1 cheaper so I figured that every 8th or 9th box could be a throw-away and I would be even. I think I threw...
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    Re: Raising cells in a nuc

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    Re: Raising cells in a nuc

    Recommend you use a starter finisher setup. You will get better queens this way. You can do this with one double deep hive although it is easier if you have 2. (sweep nurse bees from both hives into...
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    Re: Buying, Selling Pollination Contracts

    No offense intented but I don't believe you are looking for a beekeeper, what you are describing is a broker. When you use a broker you expect something in return, more so than a finders fee. A...
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    Re: Any commercials use Russian bees?

    what state was he from?
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    Re: "You know you are a real beekeeper when..."

    your idea of relaxing and getting away from work is spendng the weekend standing in a cloud of thousands of stinging insects, crawling up your sleeves and across the hood in front of your face and...
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    Re: Zero gravity nailing gun set up

    1. How to make 50 splits off a single hive in one year by adding secret queen bee formula to sugar water (ships frozen)
    2. How to expand from 1 theoretical hive to a 2,000 hive 250k/yr profit...
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    Re: Meeting Bee Nutritional Requirements

    iis the separated yeast slurry from beer and wine making usable in bee feed?
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    Re: Queen Rearing Advice

    Dr. Larry Conner travels around the country speaking at bee clubs and generally teaches a queen rearing class at each club. I found two days of hands on experience and sharing wisdom to be...
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    Re: Plastic Cone Escapes

    Agree, no luck with the plastic escapes. Have several escape boards with the plastic cones and they don't work at all.
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    Re: Almond Horror Stories day late for halloween

    my bees are the best performing account in my 401k.

    Not to belittle this guy (see link below) but I am sceptical even if they did get apimondia to publish their paper. Just don't buy off on any...
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    Re: Almond Horror Stories day late for halloween

    It's called Spreadsheet Beekeeping. The theoretical limit of splitting is 64 colonies per package per year. I think you have to use royal jelly mixed with jello you get from some eastern european...
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