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  1. Thread: Neonics again

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    Re: Neonics again

    not really. seems like they are looking in the wrong direction. The fact that they won an award for debating a topic like this is not impressive. The big picture says neonics are terrible and this...
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    Re: Should I start a 'Farm'?

    so anyone received payment for 2012 or 2013 ELAP?
    I recently signed up for NAP and ELAP. I had some approved losses for 2012 and have been waiting for this supposed payment.
    But NAP is worth the...
  3. Re: Texarkana area - What bush is that I saw blooming?

    Yes I am sure. I keep my bees in East TX for a good part of the year and spend a lot of time there.
  4. Re: Texarkana area - What bush is that I saw blooming?

    The plant is called Poverty weed. It does not produce anything for the bees. If you look close it, its more of a cotton/feathery bloom. but from a distance is looks like it could be good
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    Re: Nuc process in Minnesota

    If you make the split with plenty of bees you will make the same crop as the parent colony. Most beekeepers strive to have all their hives equal.
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    Re: Nuc process in Minnesota

    if your after a honey crop then make splits late april early May or as soon as the weather permits. Buy some mated queens and start them with 4-6 frames of brood. If the hives were over wintered here...
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    Re: Best Forklift for all around Apiary usage?

    A big portion of the larger beekeepers use bobcats with masts and tail wheels.
    had to mention it
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    anyone else? i am offered same as las year $175, seems like a good price just want to know if thats on par with others.
  9. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    no he is not involved, he couldn't stand a lot of it anymore, now i think he does miss it a little but is not physically able.
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

    It was in the 70s
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    Re: Flatbed Build Ideas

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  12. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    My folks retired about 8 years ago. I have worked very hard to make sure they have a great retirement financially.

    When you are lucky enough to get a opportunity like I had the last thing you...
  13. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    Well those are fair prices, but you were saying $10 per lb and that is not.
    There are people that totally lie and are salesman who dont produce honey. Seems they are the ones asking $10-20 per lb....
  14. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    Yes the most expensive size is the one pounder at just over $4 per lb. Are biggest seller is the 3 lb and that is $3.63 per lb. we also deliver bulk at $3.05 lb.
    Also we produce all our own honey,...
  15. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    5 bucks a pound retail is actually a lot. How could you ask more than that? In the store they selling for 6 or so.
    $10 a pound, are you trying to rip people off? There are alot of people in my area...
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    Re: Latest Truck Build

    14 ft, just enough for 5 rows
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    Re: Latest Truck Build

    nice truck but why ford?
    http://i1293.photobucket.com/albums/b598/cbehlke/photo5_zpsddc9589d.jpg
  18. Thread: Southbound 2012

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    Re: Southbound 2012

    Yes mostly but the scary part is that im not sure.... Yea about the same as 2 years ago. Poor nutrition also has something to do with it. When you make a good crop the bees seem better. We made a...
  19. Thread: Southbound 2012

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    Re: Southbound 2012

    Yes tons of collapsing bees as far as I have heard. Wonder what that will do for almond rental price? I have lost 1000 colonies so far and im sure ill loose another 400. All i can say is there is...
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    Re: Winter hives in Texas

    There are lots of northern bees and northern beekeepers already in your area. There are lots and lots of cheap bees for sale in the area during the spring. If you are interested in having a bee yard...
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    Re: Labor Cost Overwintering Bees In California?

    Thats what california thinks..
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    Re: Bad Commercial Beeks

    [QUOTE=jim lyon;1169690]http://www.gccga.com/ELAP%202014%20Farm%20Bill.pdf
    I think ELAP is well intentioned. As with pretty much all of these types of programs the biggest share tends to go to...
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    Re: Bad Commercial Beeks

    [QUOTE=broodhead;1169108]Bingo, we have a winner!!! Yes the good ole ELAP program where you cannot lose, the good ole taxpayer stuffs your pocket with cash.

    This ELAP program is just happening now...
  24. Thread: Melter honey

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    Re: Melter honey

    How much is black melter honey worth?
  25. Re: Prairie Beekeepers Skip Fall And Dive Right Into Winter

    We are in the same spot as you guys, should finish the last 20 yards of the first round this week. If its warm like they say.
    I am gonna try to get some bees down there early October and see how...
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