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    Re: A Changing Landscape

    All this talk about fraud honey and disappearing bees... I have yet to see either.
  2. Re: My first two hives of 10,000 have been ordered :)

    Ah, the doubters are here still today. The expansion is going very well JW.
    The trailer you posted is already spoken for on a hobby farm for next year with 16 colonies on it.
    52563
    I now have a...
  3. Re: My first two hives of 10,000 have been ordered :)

    My last queen to swarm I recaptured. They pulled 5 frames of foundation on new frames in a week like nothing. By week 3 they had pulled 10 frames.
    Swarms are great for building comb.
  4. Re: My first two hives of 10,000 have been ordered :)

    Thats the idea. My neighbor got zoned to wash/detail cars at his house, and I have enough room for a few big trucks in my lot.
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    I am about to remodel and upgrade my house. The living room is going off limits to anything more damaging than the dog.
    I will also be getting a new kitchen table, so I can't build there anymore...
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    I do not own a table saw.
    I do make my nuc tops myself. Comercial style, and poorly, just out of a 10" board.
    I just got 100 unbuilt frames, but I got foundation too so $2 a frame.
    48755
    I have...
  7. Re: My first two hives of 10,000 have been ordered :)

    I could make 12 splits today. They would be able to be split in 30 days again. and 30 days after that with enough time to increase into 8 frames for winter. So I could be at 80 to send west if I had...
  8. Re: My first two hives of 10,000 have been ordered :)

    1 year status update.
    Due to financial constraints I have been unable to expand as fast as I wanted to. Divorce is expensive.
    I started with 3 nucs last year. One year later I am at 20 full size...
  9. Re: My first two hives of 10,000 have been ordered :)

    :waiting:
  10. Re: My first two hives of 10,000 have been ordered :)

    If I shoot for the moon and miss, I still am shooting very high. Without a super huge goal, I may stop when I hit my lowered goal.
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    You old men all still alive? Pfft, the rumors of my downfall have been supported by couches for awhile now.
    I got a new leather couch, so everything is built on my kitchen table now.
    I have just...
  12. Re: Oxalic acid via provap 110, and why I hate contrary opinions.

    This was one reason I was splitting small and using walk away splits.
  13. Re: Oxalic acid via provap 110, and why I hate contrary opinions.

    I am hoping to net $150 a colony. Watching every penny the first two years is going to be how I succeed at this. I am also setting income expectations very low.
  14. Re: Oxalic acid via provap 110, and why I hate contrary opinions.

    72,000 gross I would assume...
  15. Re: Oxalic acid via provap 110, and why I hate contrary opinions.

    Yeah, I am sure it is. It is also a ton of money. $117 for about 18 hives VS OAV at pennies per hive.
    This is why I am trying to do oav. When I get over 400, I am sure I will switch to the big OAV...
  16. Re: Oxalic acid via provap 110, and why I hate contrary opinions.

    Here is what I do not get.
    Brood is open for 8 days
    brood is sealed for 13 days
    as I see it I have 8 days to get the brood that is not sealed treated? Is this wrong?
    so lets say I treat every 4...
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    Re: Chevy T6500 Flatbed

    Diesel trucks are good for many things. However they are more expensive to repair by a wide wide wide margin. 6 injectors will set you back $3500, CP pump $1200, Chevy typical 200K service is about...
  18. Oxalic acid via provap 110, and why I hate contrary opinions.

    I have always planned on doing oxalic acid via provap 110.
    The problem came when I started asking people in the know about it.
    How the heck can 6 commercial beekeepers be evenly split on oxalic...
  19. Re: My first two hives of 10,000 have been ordered :)

    Fantastic question! How can you pass up a swarm in your own backyard? I figured at least they would build some nice comb for me, and I could requeen with a kona/hygienic in a month :)
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    Completely inexperienced. Thanks for noticing :P

    I have one major factor in my favor. I am constantly in my hives, and when i see something that does not look right, I ask 98,000 members in a...
  21. Re: My first two hives of 10,000 have been ordered :)

    I have hit 14 now as I caught a swarm (with help) that decided to stop in my backyard while looking for a home. No idea what type of bee they are, they are not the same type as mine. Not at all...
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    I somehow missed your post. Very good read, thank you!
    My requeen plan is every 3 generations I will introduce a new series of queens. My luck with the kona/hygienic queens from Hawaii has been...
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    I am following the theory of keeping queens in emergency mode. As many splits as they will suffer, very few bees, tons of 1:1 to build them up faster(just started feeding sunday). Based on the...
  24. Re: My first two hives of 10,000 have been ordered :)

    If the crop is mutually beneficial EG you get honey you can sell, then 50-60 is worth is. The honey in Cali is nasty stuff, so you dont get any. So they pay more.
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    I have a broker.
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