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    November queens

    Does anyone know who has queens available the last week in November? The place I got them from last year at this time might not have any.
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    Frame Making Machinery

    I have for sale various machines for frame making - some old, some new. This is a work in progress and I never got everything up and running. I spent well over $50K on all of this machinery but...
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    Splitting in December

    Has anyone ever split their big hives in December? I have no experience with this but do have access to coastal California locations with some pollen coming in and can get some Hawaiian queens. With...
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    Re: Best way to treat new hives for mites??

    What hex0rz said. Kills mites better than anything and relatively gentle on bees.
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    Re: Question About Commercial Process

    To a bottler they will pick it up by the semi load in 55 gal drums. You can sell it to bakeries in 5 gal buckets or maybe 1 drum at a time. Sometimes smaller bottlers will buy a few drums at a time...
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    Utah VS Texas

    So, I've been running bees commercially in this desert called Utah for 12+ years now. I've done well in the almonds every year but honey production in Utah SUCKS, I feed like crazy in the spring and...
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    Re: Big Orange Blossom Crops

    RAK, using doubles but no excluders.
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    Big Orange Blossom Crops

    So, I've been trying oranges now for 3 years after the almonds in California. It works FANTASTIC for nuc making! However, what's the secret to making honey? Some hives do great but most just want...
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    Re: Super bee 1 K

    Wow. Thanks for the heads up!!
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    Re: 2016 almond bloom

    Finished placing mine earlier this week. Lots of natural pollen coming in. Fed and medicated. Bees overall look good. Big rain coming folks, good luck getting them all placed!!
  11. Re: Leaving off Fumagillin made no difference in survival rate - Thank Jim Lyon.

    I've also seen no difference in the years I've used it and the years I haven't. As long as mite levels are low and nutrition is high I've never had a problem.
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    Re: pollen sub ?

    "Randy O is just finished with some control trails with pollen sub..... some with sub some with out, the finding are crystal clear, that is, to some there crystal clear."

    I've been waiting for the...
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    Re: Mercedes Benz vs Cat C7

    Thanx Math for the advice I'll avoid the Mercedes. Any advice on the Cat c7? Phil, Yeah my 6.4 has been a dog. But, have a buddy with new 6.7 and has almost 100k not a single issue yet. Also have...
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    Mercedes Benz vs Cat C7

    Back in the truck hunt. Looking at a couple 2007 freightliner m2 class trucks. Any experience with the Cat vs the Mercedes? The Mercedes has 260 HP vs 210 HP for the Cat. I've always loved Cat...
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    Re: 2014 Predictions

    There will be a glut of bees in 2014 because beeks have figured out where to get Amatraz.
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    Re: Beeswax spraying

    Large numbers and automation is what I'm looking for. But I'll live with a hand sprayer for now. Thanx guys.
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    Beeswax spraying

    Have any of you done this on a large scale? Looking to set up to spray beeswax on large quantities of sheets of foundation. Anyone know who to contact that might sell such equipment?
    Thank you...
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    Re: Setting escape boards with our Ezyloader

    Wow, living in the desert we never see hives stacked up like that. Roger might covet your EZloader, I covet your honey crop!
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    Re: 8 frame vs 10 frame deeps

    "My previous thoughts were to go with all 7-5/8" boxes to lighten the workload"

    Yes, that seems to be a growing trend. I've cut quite a few of these boxes already much to my surprise.

    And I...
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    Re: 8 frame vs 10 frame deeps

    Stay with the standard, much easier to sell if you want to. On the other hand, I recently talked to a couple larger beeks, 10,000 hives each and they both said if they had it to do over again they'd...
  21. Re: Rebuilding Colonies after Sub Lethal Pesticide Kills

    Sue the applicators and buy new hives??? This really sucks, I've been there and there's no worse feeling.
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    Re: please excuse this little rant

    Farmers in the states have been overpaid for the past several years. Ever since the government started subsidizing ethanol. That's why everything is going into corn which in turn hurts the...
  23. Thread: Blow bees

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    Blow bees

    I've never had experience with them. But, if a fellow bought some this fall (September/October) could they be put in double deeps fed syrup and be expected to pollinate in February? Has anyone ever...
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    Best plants for cows and bees

    I have an opportunity to do something I've never done before. I've been asked to keep bees on a few thousand acres of irrigated pastureland. Unfortunately, there's not a lot growing on it besides...
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    Re: Pierco Frames and Uncapper?

    I HATE plastic frames!!! They bend, They stick way more to the lid and the adjoining supers and they hurt your hands to hold if they're heavy. I have worked them in the past but will NEVER again. ...
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