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    Re: Crop Dusting Problems

    Florida law requires 48 hour notification. Prior to spraying the pilot also has to do a fly-by and if bees are still present he's not supposed to spray. There was widespread spraying in Central...
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    Re: Crop Dusting Problems

    Protection laws here are vague at best...
    1.) You have to prove blatant disregard for the apiary.
    2.) Notification is only required within a mile of the field to be sprayed.
    3.) The fines...
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    Re: Crop Dusting Problems

    Trying to stay away from sprayed crops in a commercial operation, is often impossible. Dependent upon what's available, your bees will fly a radius of 3 - 4 miles to blooming crops. I've seen them do...
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    Re: Crop Dusting Problems

    A lot of very good points made flyguy, thank you.

    And, let us not forget the neonicotinoids, transmitted by the plants at full bllom when applied pre-emergence either.
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    Re: Mixing sugar tank

    :D It was a pretty easy build Keith! You've just got to find an old Willys or CJ3 rear end to get that gear ratio down there around 6:1 where you need it.

    Should anyone attempt this build, keep...
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    Re: Mixing sugar tank

    That was all my dad's doings many many years ago Keith, around '73 -'74 as best I recall. And, it was actually a very low budget project. The old tank was laying out behind the honey house when we...
  7. Re: What are the best motto you have seen on a honey label?

    I wouldn't bet on it... http://www.bumblebarf.com/

    Site's been up for MANY YEARS.
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    Re: Hauling Bees---Best/Cheapest Way

    While there are a few places the bobcat does shine, loading bees I'll take the Swinger or Hummer Bee any day. Far more stable, and with load cushion added to the hydraulics on the mast, there is NO...
  9. Re: cappings wax - how much is produced per frame of honey?

    If you were loooking at the 120 frame Air Ram system, that would be the one Dee.

    The Cowen system is to say the least, an amazing piece of machinery. They are not necessarily cheap by any means,...
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    Re: Hauling Bees---Best/Cheapest Way

    Doubles coming out of North Dakota going to California will as a rule be heavy going back. Honey flow begins to dwindle mid-August and doubles will as a rule start packing the top hivebody down. If...
  11. Re: cappings wax - how much is produced per frame of honey?

    OH... Make that a Yes Ma'am then! My apologies Dee.

    Wasn't trying to pick on you, but on a commercial scale you simply see too many "frames" go by in a day, to contemplate much of anything in...
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    Re: Hauling Bees---Best/Cheapest Way

    Totally dependent upon - name your factor here - in most cases. However, we typically ship 408 doubled hives per truckload out of North Dakota, back to their owner in California. Can't queeze much...
  13. Re: cappings wax - how much is produced per frame of honey?

    Yes sir, it certainly can... It can also vary considerably dependent upon whether they are Deep, 3/4 depth, medium, or shallow supers. (Ours are all medium depth... 6 5/8 inch 10 Frame supers, with 8...
  14. Thread: Honey price

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    Re: Honey price

    The Co-Op itself is comprised of only US members, to the best of my knowledge, however they do purchase a HUGE amount of honey from outside the US to fill certain markets.

    They have long been...
  15. Re: cappings wax - how much is produced per frame of honey?

    Just ran our orange honey, 64 drums of honey netted 635 lbs of finished wax... plus slum gum of course. If I had to guess, maybe another 20 - 30 lbs in the slum.

    Some of those supers were light,...
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    Re: Web Site

    First off... Bluehost - Excellent service, can't say that I have ever seen any unscheduled downtime, it blipped off and back on for scheduled down time once or twice, but we're talking maybe a minute...
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    Re: How to kill a queen

    What sort of weather conditions is Keith using the Formic Acid method under? Could there be issues with 90 degrees and 85% humidity here in the south, versus the weather conditions in California?
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    Re: Mixing sugar tank

    Haven't seen the auger method but we have one that was made out of a 1500 gallon round tank and a jeep rear end.

    -- Stood the tank on end, with enough clearance for a pump underneath.
    -- Welded...
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    Re: Crop Dusting Problems

    Actually if you do a search for "fungicide bee toxicity" you will find that many fungicides are quite lethal to bees. Whether they are labeled as such or not, I really don't know. Might be a good...
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    Re: Hauling Bees---Best/Cheapest Way

    Boom is great for some applications, but as pointed out above, not necessarily so in orchards of any nature. Other pollination, cucmbers, squash, watermelons, etc. farmers sometimes like the bees...
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    Re: ? RE: Placing Hives on Farmers properties

    Personally I've wanted to do a Power Point for the school presentations, and to run in the booth at the County Fair; just haven't got around to it yet. When you build your presentation, give thought...
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    Re: Colony Homogenization Thru Transportaion

    sqkcrk,

    The biggest issue is keping them cool, you must have cooler ambient air temperatures, air moving over them, or water running on them to do so.

    In our operation we are typically on a...
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    Re: I joined the "I have SHB "club

    Oh, they are all year; never go away!!
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    Re: Inter-Beekeeper drama!! Advice sought.

    I'd simply inquire how the brother is doing, tell him you'd like to chat with him, and ask for his number. Leave the bees out of the discussion at this point. If he asks, simply tell him you want to...
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    Re: Colony Homogenization Thru Transportaion

    1.) Nosema as well as other bacterial diseases and fungi can and will be spread through shared equipment, as all is in a commerical operation, as readily as it would be on a screened truck.

    2.)...
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