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  1. #41
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    Default Re: Where to learn more about making packages

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldtimer View Post
    2 guys, in 6 hours, find 150 queens each and make packages? Remarkable.
    I agree, Remarkable.... That's find the Queen & shake every 2.5 minuts per hive. WOW, I would love to see that video. lol
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  2. #42
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    Default Re: Where to learn more about making packages

    Once I find out who they are, I am going to offer them a job working for me, so I can retire, wealthy. That's after I've doubled hive numbers and halved the labor force.
    44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).

  3. #43
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    Default Re: Where to learn more about making packages

    I here you OT, but can you wait for them too make the video of this operation first. lol
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  4. #44
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    Default Re: Where to learn more about making packages

    Yes looking forward to the video. Unfortunately I don't have any means to play you tube videos in slow motion, which means my eye might not be fast enough to follow the action. Be interesting though.
    44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).

  5. #45
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    Default Re: Where to learn more about making packages

    Come on guys - You don't know about Red Bull?

  6. #46
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    Default Re: Where to learn more about making packages

    David, I understand the bull part. lol
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  7. #47
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    Default Re: Where to learn more about making packages

    i need to hire these guy for a week in the summer i could have all the hives requeened in three days let me know if they are available. I will pay .50 a queen they could easy make 15$ an hour. thanks Nick

  8. #48
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    Default Re: Where to learn more about making packages

    Deal with it as you may, One guy is stripping hives the other is shakeing and putting them back. I am sure they would entertain offers for employment. There are several of them Mike has 4 crews that do it, Steve has 2 crews (they used to work for mike) Hardemans uses a 4 man crew, but the 4 th guy works the truck and puts queens in the packages.
    I can tell you this, Its hard to stay out of their way when there moving.

    Maybe instead of red bull and youtube you should actually go visit some of the guys and watch......

  9. #49
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    Default Re: Where to learn more about making packages

    And they are doing it sleeveless. Man they are machines.

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