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    So I guess no one actually has one yet? Guess...

    So I guess no one actually has one yet? Guess I'll keep searching for reviews.
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    VM mini vaporizer? Any opinions on it

    Title says it all. I'm looking into purchasing one before they go off sale. Anyone already have one and been using it. How does it compare to the regular size one?

    Would greatly appreciate the...
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    Pollination contract question

    I have been doing small local pollination for local farmers for a few years now. I have always just done a handshake contract. They say how many and where I say when and how much. I have recently ran...
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    Ever find nucs?

    Ever find nucs?
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    As far as I know it's pick up only. Maybe if a...

    As far as I know it's pick up only. Maybe if a fellow beek is heading down that way and your close they may transport for you. I will be going in April to pick up some nucs from him. Not sure what...
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    Only 3 years for me. But only been in it for 5...

    Only 3 years for me. But only been in it for 5 total. They are already holding up bare(no paint) better than my primed and painted pine boxes that I spent way too much money on.
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    You won't be disappointed. Especially if your...

    You won't be disappointed. Especially if your used to the pine garbage most big companies sell. I really can't say enough about how nice his woodenware is.
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    Normal business hours. He takes off an hour for...

    Normal business hours. He takes off an hour for lunch. I know he keeps a bunch of 10 frame boxes ready to go unsure of 8 frame equipment. Wish I could help more.
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    Cash only business. I believe he will take a...

    Cash only business. I believe he will take a check if he does alot of business with you. I always pay cash myself.
    Yeah he uses titebond 3 I believe on his boxes. At least that's what I've seen.
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    Yes Peter and Albert are brothers. I have dealt...

    Yes Peter and Albert are brothers. I have dealt with both.

    Go to whichever one is closer. You will not be disappointed either way. I deal with Peter more myself. Great guy. Knows his business. I...
  11. Thread: 2018 packages

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    Been driving to Louisiana from southern Illinois....

    Been driving to Louisiana from southern Illinois. If the price is right I can drive the same. Thanks
  12. Thread: 2018 packages

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    2018 packages

    Title says it all. I'm looking for the best price on 3# packages. Trying to expand to around 200 hives. Needing about 170 packages. If anyone has any suggestions on where to start looking it would...
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    Re: In need of Queens

    Thank you for the information. I have started making calls. Our guys we usually get queens from got flooded out. We are looking for 50-100 just to keep us going until we have our own queens ready.
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    In need of Queens

    Title says it all. I am looking to place an order for at least 100 Queens. Need them as soon as possible. Preferably VSH strains. High honey producer and gentle. If anyone can direct me to a supplier...
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    Re: Pros/Cons of frame feeders

    I love frame feeders, use them only.

    I have a .5 inch hole drilled into the side right where the feeder is and a couple of .5 inch pieces of PVC pipe angles and a cap.
    I take a 1 gallon pitcher...
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    Re: Major Problem

    I always have a smoker lit and ready. Normally I puff a couple puffs in the entrance and another couple in the top.
    That being said I dislike the smell of the smoke also, also dislike the smoke...
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    Re: Major Problem

    Just checking. But you did smoke em good didn't you?
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    Re: Major Problem

    Breaking them down into nucs should cause them to be less protective and aggressive due to their size and strength. When you break them down have mated queens ready to be placed into them and start...
  19. Thread: Apivar prices

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    Apivar prices

    Does anyone know off hand where the cheapest apivar strips are available to be bought. Looking for around 1000 strips.
  20. Re: Equipment suppliers and other trivia for winter discussion

    Update: I went to see Mr. Zooks yesterday I was highly impressed by his quality. The prices are very reasonable.

    I had only intended on purchasing 20 hives from him but after seeing his product I...
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    Re: Growing "first world problems"

    Went from 1 hive overwintered to 13 hives. Just bought another 20 complete hives.. Now just gotta make some bees and put together my boxes..
  22. Re: Equipment suppliers and other trivia for winter discussion

    I personally am only looking at about 20 hives. I'm visiting my grandparents in Cleveland TN currently and he's only about a 3hr trip away. I plan on visiting him tomm. and see if he can have them...
  23. Re: Equipment suppliers and other trivia for winter discussion

    Any idea how many boxes Mr. Zooks happens to keep on hand. I've been thinking about getting a truckload of cypress boxes from down Georgia way. He is A lot closer.
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