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    Re: Truck Scales - under 26K GVWR

    what are the rules that dont apply to beekeepers? crossing scales has become a nighmare for me. full inspections, new permits required, randomly pulled over by the DOT in my one ton for a side of the...
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    Re: Fumagilian-B

    its hard on the bees. shouldnt just use it blindly. overuse of antibiotics not a good thing. u can get a microscope and test your own. its not that hard. my bees look the best when they have that...
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    Re: CA ag check stations

    we switch out all our hives onto power washed pallets. we pick up each hive on a cart and brush off all ants spiders dirt etc. with a toilet brush. the pallets are on tarps in the beeyards and then...
  4. Re: Any thoughts from any of the conventions last week?

    amitraz study and presentation was done by jeff pettis from the beltsville lab
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    Re: Spin Float Seperators

    theres a place to mount the second nozzle right next to the first one. just take out the plug and install it
  6. Re: Any thoughts from any of the conventions last week?

    Amitraz kills sperm in queens. So take from that what you will. Prob some poor times of the year to use it.
  7. Re: Bobcat with forklift mast, or without, vs Hummerbee!!!!!!!!

    Get yourself a Gehl loader. More versatile. Easier to operate. I have used swingers and bobcats and Gehl are the best. U can put on a mast or crazy wheel. 2 hand controls. No foot levers. U can stack...
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    Re: Spin Float Seperators

    There is no better seperator than the spin float. The new ones seperate much better than the old ones. I have had both. Get the electronic speed control. Mount a second spray nozzle inside pointed...
  9. Re: What type of truck rope do you use????

    i use straps now cuz they are so much stronger and you can get them tighter. when i used rope i had one continuous piece and it all rolled up on a rope winder with a handle behind the drivers side...
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    Re: steam in extractor

    keith,

    dadant steamer works like a dream. i use it on every load all year. combs get warm and dry. cowen makes an insert into the side of my 120 system extractor to hook the steam hose to. you...
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    Re: Bobcat or Tractor

    i have used a tractor that had a mast mounted backwards on it. it would lift alot of weight but what a pain in the butt to run. no one has mentioned that you have to clutch and shift gears on the...
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    Re: super cart

    headed to texas sunday morning. does anyone want a valley craft cart with rubber tires, hand brakes and tilt forks for $390? call me at 605-480-1048.

    david folsland
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    Re: The do nots in beekeeping

    do not back over the box of queens cells after lunch. my mom did this.

    do not back over the box of mated queens after lunch. i did this. maybe we shouldnt eat lunch.

    do not have a rookie haul a...
  14. Re: "You know you are a real beekeeper when..."

    you have left gates open and let cattle and or horses out.

    you have been chased by a mad cow.

    you have dumped everything off your truck at one time or another. hives, honey supers, drums.they...
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    Re: super cart

    i have a beekeeping cart purchase from dadants i think with rubber tires, hand brakes, foot pedal controlled forks for getting under stacks and tipping them back and then releasing to set them down.i...
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    Re: Starline breeding program

    starlines were good bees. too bad. biggest honey crop i ever got was with them.
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    midwest packer paying $1.52. going to move up more as retail sales are good and the supply is short. $1.60 would not surprise me.
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    Re: Any commercials use Russian bees?

    i met a commercial guy at the convention who uses russians. they made 150 lbs. last year and they go to the almonds.
  19. Re: do i need a trip permit to go through oklahoma with bees?

    thanks,

    ordered one.
  20. Re: do i need a trip permit to go through oklahoma with bees?

    You can drive around the scales in several places entering Texas.

    Most scales in the U.S. can be driven around and truckers maps showing the way are sold in most truck stops. The maps do not say...
  21. do i need a trip permit to go through oklahoma with bees?

    we have been going through oklahoma with bees for 30 years without problems until recently. my last trip i got called into 2 check stations and hassled for 1/2 hour. they are telling me that i need a...
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    Re: hives crashing

    lots and lots of bees crashing. i have talked to several beekeepers lately and it is not a good situation. california is really bad. some friends in texas not doing well either.
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    Re: hives crashing

    heard from several friends this week who are having big problems with hives crashing. they dont know what to do and they are going downhill fast.
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    hives crashing

    heard that alot of hives are once again crashing around the country. also hearing that nosema levels are off the charts. can anyone confirm or deny?
  25. dont go through needles if you can help it.

    dont go through needles if you can help it.
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