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    Re: 200 of my hives were flooded this winter

    Where at?
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    Re: Carni queen in a package of Italians?

    Mann lake packages come from Olivarez out of Orland CA. Even if your queen is carni you wont get pure carni bees unless you artificially inseminate....
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    Re: BEE THEFTS STILL OCCURING IN CALI

    You better enjoy the cash while its still coming lol. Money is great to have when you feed all summer.
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    Re: Syrup pumping - relief valve

    I use a 3/4 adjustable 0-100 psi. I set mine at 60 PSI.
  5. Thread: Pollination prices

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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    Our hives are always overweight coming out of apples if temps are 60+ during bloom. I don't know whether its the Apple blossom or dandelion. Washington apples are well done so no problems catching...
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    Re: Nutra Bee distributor??

    NutraBee is sold in smaller quantities through BigR and North49 here in the west. I believe Mellivo beekeeping out of Utah sells small quantities so give them a call (801)819-9364. They stock BigR...
  7. Thread: Pollination prices

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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    Wish our apple prices were as good as yours. $50 is average for WA apples.
  8. Thread: MAP 21 ?

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    Re: MAP 21 ?

    Yes, you are exempt from ours of service if your hauling bees across US without map21. Under MAP 21 you are exempt from headaches such as hours of service and roadside inspections if your hauling...
  9. Re: Where do you take the bees after almonds if you summer in Montana or Dakotas

    My bees were released from almonds last week of Feb, Went into prunes for March, Placed into cherries and pears by the 25th of March, Placed on Apples last week and just placed some into high...
  10. Re: Supering question as your operation gets larger?

    Burn sulfur in a shipping container. No need for any licences.
  11. Re: Where do you take the bees after almonds if you summer in Montana or Dakotas

    After almonds we will place into prunes and split. Then they go into cherries then double set onto Apples and pears. Good luck sticking your foot into Washington pollination. Very tight. We produce...
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    Re: What to treat with this time of year?

    Oxalic vapor will work year round. Vaporize 4 times 3 days apart.
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    Re: snow bound hives/locations

    I would split as early as possible.
  14. Thread: hfcs ok or not

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    Re: hfcs ok or not

    I build bees on both but prefer fructose. If your building bees you need to think more about sub not syrup.
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    Re: re-queening strong hives

    I have placed cells on the last frame in brood nest with good success. The cell is hidden in the honey.
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    Re: re-queening strong hives

    90% formic will take care of most queens.
  17. Thread: Mesh Transport Bag

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    Mesh Transport Bag

    Anyone know of a good source for mesh bags that fit over a 5 frame nuc. Cardboard boxes aren't bee proof and we have lots of new customers.
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    Re: Mobile cell incubator kit?

    I have a incubator made with the 12v system. Doesnt get much use but for long trips it works alright. A few bottles of hot water in a cooler work just as well.
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    Re: Bottom board usage?

    I keep by bottoms around for Cells starters and swarms. Also, if you ever decide to sell off some hives with equipment, the bottoms come in use .
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    Re: Bottom board usage?

    You never know...
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    Re: Treating Package w/OA Dribble

    Why dribble when you can spray the package when shaking? http://www.beesource.com/forums/showthread.php?308181-Oxalic-acid-dribble-or-drizzle-for-Packages&highlight=oxalic
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    Re: who hauls their own bees on their own semi

    Might want to look at a straight truck with a sleeper 27 ft plus an additional western hay trailer 26'. Easier to get in and out of tight places than a 48' flatbed semi.
  23. Thread: Nosema and Queens

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    Re: Nosema and Queens

    Those Hawaiian queens might have developed some tolerance to Nosema.
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    Re: Hello from Washington State

    Welcome.
    I keep bees around Chattaroy.
  25. Thread: Sugar vs HFCS

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    Re: Sugar vs HFCS

    I feed mostly HFCS and prosweet blend of sucrose and fructose. I see no difference in stimulation or winter survival rates.
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