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  1. Re: Why do Queen Bee prices not fluctuate based on seasonal demand?

    some things depend on your market also. Some producers have a feel for supply/demand and produce accordingly. We produce queens every summer for beekeepers in northern IL that lose queens in the...
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    clean granulated sugar

    I have 425lb 55 gal drums and 2000lb super sacks of for sugar for sale.

    26 cents a lb located in Durand IL.

    Pick up unless you arrange shipping

    call with questions or to arrange pickup....
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    Re: Where to buy Cardboard Nuc boxes

    I have used the MDA nucs and they are horrible to work with. I will never buy another one.
    I talked to another beekeeper that purchased 500 of them and ended up tossing 300 on the burn pile instead...
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    Depending on the orchard $60 -$75
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    Re: Purina Hearty Bee Thoughts

    I think this could turn into a pr nightmare for beekeepers. Pictures of chickens being drained of blood and bees eating it. Now I know there are a lot of feeds out there that are unappealing but...
  6. Re: Are there almond growers that keep honey bees on their properties year round?

    most of the cali queen producers are involved in the almonds one way or another. Some own orchards some just put bees in them.
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    Re: nucs for sale

    beekeepers have been violating that law since it went into effect. it means nothing.
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    Re: Truck Input

    168 hives is all that it will be able to carry if its stacked 3 pallets high. What is the gvw on it?
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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    what does it take to buy honey in Canada to bring to the U.S.? What price point are you looking for in Drums? Maybe we need to help our Neighbors to the north have beekeepers buy your honey and...
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    Re: Charging for honey extraction

    I could PM you about 40 beekeepers you can call and listen to them ***** about it if you want.
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    Re: Charging for honey extraction

    be careful this was done in the Chicago are market and AFB was spread all over because they never washed the uncapper or extractor between runs.
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    Re: How Much Sugar Do You Use?

    Based on how much we sell I would say people feed a lot of sugar to the bees. looking at it from what customers are telling me they feed 60lbs in the spring and the same in the fall per hive.
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  13. Re: Oxalic/glycerin on cellulose mite treatment

    for those of you that have used this any new results to share?
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    Illinois Queen Initiative classes

    May 21, Saturday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
    Jarrett Nature Center, Byron Forest Preserve
    7993 N River Rd, Byron, IL 61010

    This one-day queen rearing workshop is designed to provide information for...
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    Re: Spring build up, when to start???

    In Northern IL I would not give them to much sub until they can fly. They will eat and not be able to get out and defecate and that can cause problems. the second week of March look at the ten day...
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    Re: Protein Patty recipe

    The consumption level of different hives. i have noticed some hives will eat it and some will haul it out. I would like to know why?
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    Re: Protein Patty recipe

    How much of this is being consumed vs hauled out of the hive and disposed of by the bees?
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    Re: Fungicide in almonds

    My understanding is the bees will go backwards and decline over the next two or three months after being sprayed with fugicide.
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    Fungicide in almonds

    For those of you that go to almonds and have been hit with fungicide how do you get your bees to recover?
  20. Re: How many frame feeders in double deeps?

    Put one in each box. Keeps it standard and when you make splits or divides everything is set the same. Nice to feed two gallons at once if they are light so not as many trips made to the bee yard.
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    Re: Bulk used sugar

    and my sugar is only 28 cents a pound.
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    Re: Bulk used sugar

    We sell it give me a call

    815-988-3766
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    Re: Feeding Invert Sugar

    enzyme inverted i was told is harder on bees but acid or heat inverted is not bad. The product I got was enzyme inverted sucrose. I think it was 45% fructose 45% glucose and 10% other sugars. ...
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    Re: Feeding Invert Sugar

    you can buy hfcs 55 for about the same price depending on how much you buy. The challenge you have with invert is sometimes the bees will not take it. I picked some up and it just sat there in the...
  25. Re: There Is No Such Thing As A Free Lunch

    bar clamps and glue then screw it to fix it.
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