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    Re: Load of bees For almonds

    also they can be picked up in Fl in lots of 100 for the same price before almonds
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    Load of bees For almonds

    I have 408 story and a halfs for sale. They will be a 8+ frame average, treated and ready for almonds; or what ever you need them for. They will be ready to go the last week of Jan. We can have...
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    Re: Pallet Decks

    for all my bee space boards i buy treated 1x2's i can get 940 8footers in a bunk for about .70 a piece
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    Re: Pallet Decks

    Keith do you use untreated wood then? And are you dipping them just like a bee box (300f for around 5 min)?
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    Re: Pallet Decks

    They will build them to my specs, I supply the wood and clips, I think they will build and clip for 8$
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    Re: Pallet Decks

    The reason I'm going with the treated plywood is i have a company that will build pallets for me, but they want to use new wood, and the form board is used with the rivets and cement and stuff on it....
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    Pallet Decks

    Just wondering what you guys use for your decks on your bee pallets? I have been using concrete form board but; am thinking about using treated plywood for this next batch i need to make. Do you...
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    Keith is this what you are talking about?
    http://www.roperatchet.com/products/index.htm#1-2
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    acbz can you post a pic on the forum i would like to see that also
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    Re: 6.7 psd Scorpion

    2011 F-350 86,000 miles one sensor went out, other than that a great truck!
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    Re: Tracheal Mites Must Be Extinct......

    Ian i couldn't tell you if i even have any.
    The cost is so small each year and i see benefits from using menthol with other essential oils, that even if i didn't have T-mites I would still use it....
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    Re: Tracheal Mites Must Be Extinct......

    In one or two more years I might take you up on the Rogain Mark lol.
    I used to use menthol a few years back then quit because "No one has T mites". But the bees just never looked as full and...
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    Re: Mite Teatmeants

    Thanks for the post Keith! Would you mind telling how You use a sticky, to tell when to treat, and if the treatment worked?
    I do see your point with the jar washes sometimes we will roll...
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    Re: Tracheal Mites Must Be Extinct......

    We still incorporate a shot of menthol in our bees twice a year, I couldn't tell you if i have T-Mites but why take a chance when the menthol mix seems to make the bees look nicer. (could be in my...
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    Re: Mite Teatmeants

    Keith could you also comment on why you feel a sticky board is better than a wash test?
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    Re: Latest Truck Build

    Nice truck! Why a gasser?
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    Re: Mite Teatmeants

    Alcohol wash here also, before and after treatment. It truly amazes me how many treatments do not work the way they say they do on the box. our acceptable numbers really depend on the time of the...
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    Keith....
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    Re: Hop Guard 2

    We tried a few pallets on someone who had some very mitey bees, the the pallet that we rolled varied from 25-40 in a wash of 300 bees. Two weeks after we put the hopguard in they were down to 4-7 in...
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    Re: Open Feeding (Open Feeders) methods

    If other bees are in the area how much do you think gets lost to them on open feeding? If the other persons yard is .5mi away your bees can make way more trips in the time that the other bees can. ...
  21. Re: How much wax is in a barrel of cappings?

    we figure 100-120 a drum we do pack them a little, not much though.
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    Re: Paramount Farms buying out beekeepers?

    Does any one know what they are paying for the hives that they want to buy? Just wondering.
    Nick
  23. Re: Cold canadian winter was good for something

    That is funny normally we have tons of yellow jackets down here in FL but this year i dont know if i have saw one.
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    Re: How many hives on a load?

    And the story is Jim......
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    Re: Time to get nervous # 2

    The ride out there is 3-4 days All the brokers i have talked to do not want the bees till after the 3rd. I talked to the FL inspector yesterday the way she talked is, really hardly any loads have...
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