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  1. Looking to buy 150 hives in Florida or South GA

    Looking to buy 150 hives in Florida or S. GA 10 frames of bees

    Bill @ 4134548403
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    Re: MAQS ISSUES???

    Treated 3rd week in July some yards 1 strip and some yards 2 strips

    Noticed mites are almost right back at where they started a few weeks earlier

    Treated 2nd week August 2 strips...
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    MAQS ISSUES???

    Has anyone experienced any issues with MAQS this year not killing mites nearly effectively as other years?
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    Re: East Coast Pollination

    If you're serious about getting in the beebbusiness, go work for an operationfor at least 2 years first without running your own bees at the same time. Or you stand at losing lots if money without...
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    Re: East Coast Pollination

    Bigger question is how do you aim to getting pollination gigs? Undercutting other beekeepers is a good way to "annoy" already established beekeepers in your area and get yourself sprayed. Just...
  6. Re: Bobcat 5th wheel, two wheel setup.

    Well yeah he did, and that'd it be easier to keep it a 2wheel than switching to a 1 wheel, however I'm trying to get a pic for the welder.
  7. Re: Bobcat 5th wheel, two wheel setup.

    I know this one will mount, it used to be mounted on a long time ago, not really sure of what I have then. It should be all redone by Saturday evening and I'll try to remember to post a picture
  8. Re: Bobcat 5th wheel, two wheel setup.

    I'm just looking for a picture of the 2 wheel 5th wheel pretty much. I'm well versed in the 1 wheel with the airplane tire as I work for Hackenbergs. Just curious if anyone still has a 2 wheel...
  9. Re: Bobcat 5th wheel, two wheel setup.

    I'm not 100% sure one way or the other. However the previous owner believed it could have been made by bobcat. It's a 643
  10. Bobcat 5th wheel, two wheel setup.

    Hello. I'm rebuilding one I got when I purchased a skidsteer? It hasn't been attached in several years and curious if anyone has one that could post or send me pictures. Specifically where the...
  11. Re: Replacing equipment after ccd loss??

    I would still have a spring treatment if you need it. If I were doing it up there year round, I would probably treat in April or May to kill mites if I didn't do a winter treatment. As for...
  12. Re: Replacing equipment after ccd loss??

    mites are the only variable we can control of what seems to be triune reason for collapse. and also working for another beekeeper who does much less pollination and more honey prodution, keeping...
  13. Re: Replacing equipment after ccd loss??

    August would be the summer treatment unless levels get higher quicker. thinking and typing at different speeds. From my experience, In Massachusetts you make the majority of your surplus honey...
  14. Re: Replacing equipment after ccd loss??

    We do and have seen mites above 5 6 and 7 but the tendency is the ones that are keep their mites low and don't get over stressed fair much better. to what I've said are my recommendations not...
  15. Re: Replacing equipment after ccd loss??

    I've never said we found a cure for it...
  16. Re: Replacing equipment after ccd loss??

    I'm migratory and catch a lot more mites in the road. I'd at least treat spring and later summer, the apivar isn't temp regulated. and you won't need all 4 strip just one or two would work. ...
  17. Re: Replacing equipment after ccd loss??

    3 or 4 mites per hundred bees
  18. Re: Replacing equipment after ccd loss??

    Last year we lost over 2000 hives to ccd. you do not have to replace stuff. If u have plastic foundation, look and see if there is pollen in the comb that is Shiney and encapsulated by propolis,...
  19. Re: Should I become a commercial beekeeper?

    ditto, have be able to keep them alive. lots of hours involved. As when you work for someone it's not going to be a nice 40 hours a week... typical hours are sun up to sun down 6 days a week when...
  20. Re: Should I become a commercial beekeeper?

    I'm planning on breaking off on my own within the next 12 months if all goes well, still overwintering with the Hackenbergs though, buy I certainly wouldn't go out and buy a semi load of bees before...
  21. Re: Should I become a commercial beekeeper?

    Yes I did, takes a special kind of gal to be a beekeeper's wife
  22. Re: Should I become a commercial beekeeper?

    Go work for a commercial operation for a year before you decide. I'm finishing up my 2nd year and breaking off on my own. It's not at all like hobby beekeeping. The the hours are long, the...
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    Re: managing carniolians for honey

    You can always pull honey out of the brood boxes to extract. just feed afterwards
  24. Re: Anyone else having a lot of bees turn nice to junk in a month or make honey and d

    Virtually no mite but tons of virus and sick bees in the formerly good bees. .. however there is currently a mite load on the current strong hives. ..for now
  25. Anyone else having a lot of bees turn nice to junk in a month or make honey and die?

    Title says it. But heres a few more details.
    About all of the bees im talking about went to blueberries. They all looked geat going up except for part of a load that just squeaked by at 8...
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