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    Sticky: Re: Bulk honey prices and market outlook

    we can hope, I cut the number of honey hives this year after last season.
  2. Thread: Losses

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    Re: Losses

    Its interesting and sad how we all worried about Adee, and yet he plods on as one of the biggest. Never talk about the others that are doing great and busting ass. Look at Millers, or Zach...
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    Re: Used/ empty bee packages

    be careful. its aready been done and patented. www.bee-pros.com
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    Doubles on pallets

    Selling off a load of doubles after almonds. double deeps typically on 6 ways with screen bottoms
    full pallets at least up to 400 Drop is Illinois unless you want at least 200.


    220 plus...
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    Re: Bees for Sale

    singles or doubles?
  6. Re: NEW TO HONEY! 18 YEARS OLD, INVESTING MY TUITION IN MY COMPANY

    get sick from what? what is it your going to filter out to prevent illness? truth is nothing. Your knowledge of the product you want to sell is completely insufficient. You need to study more,...
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    Re: Where to buy Cardboard Nuc boxes

    They are super new, just shared with the public (patent rules) 2 weeks ago, Dadant, Bluesky and Mann Lake will handle them as well as Betterbee. They will be in the new catalog in Jan and set up...
  8. Re: ABJ article, page 1148 , "It is the Mites because"

    Roland, All fun aside, if you take Michelle at any value at all your making a complete mistake. I have debated her once or twice on the topic, and she is as close to clueless as one can get and...
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    Re: where do I turn in my beehive tool?

    WEll hate to say it, but if 150$ and killing a few bees discourages you, you picked the wrong hobby anyway! all bees die.... Thats beekeeping.
  10. Re: Stolen Hives recovered from arrested bee thief, not all boxes ID'd to owner.

    x10
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    Re: TF: Beginning

    My personal test, along with several IL inspectors also, not public test, just basic information I tested them 2 times, nice queens overall, Tested in 2015 and 2016, but in my yards they were...
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    Re: TF: Beginning

    the only ones to actual show some real resistance (not tolerance) is the VHS line. With Weavers, spicy can be an understatement. some are fine, others will cause problems. In my test they fared...
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    Re: Singles for sale 150 Each

    Central IL halfway between STL and Indy.
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    shallow super

    850 shallow supers for sale, 9.00 each in central IL used last year, boxes ugly, but decent drawn comb. ready to go to work, most set up at 9 frames per box

    60 on a pallet, full pallets...
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    Singles for sale 150 Each

    Takeing orders for mid April singles, 150 each in lots of 50 or more, on 4 way pallets, all boxes completley full of bees.

    Small orders are 185. delivery possible roughly 300 left.
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    Re: My experience with Minnesota Hygienic bees

    Sorry salty your 100% mistaken they survive very well anywhere in a live hive.....
  17. Re: Interesting question: What type of plastic is in plastic foundation

    Polypropolyne is the base material. what IS food grade plastic??? been in the industry for years. THe "standard" for food grade is a bit twisted, so what is your definition? most places the...
  18. Re: Very wide spacing of hives (100m) reduces mite build up

    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2311.1996.tb00261.x/full


    Seems there is a bit conflicting data (surprise surprise) but both papers agree the
    number of FERTILE mites...
  19. Re: Is there anything wrong with using medium boxes for brood?

    DITTO!
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    Re: Less than 2% had survivable mite loads!

    Interesting thread. Salty had a good concept, the catch is, its been tried, just as Randys current endeavor has been tried many times also, this is not to say am not in favor of it at all, ...
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    Re: Less than 2% had survivable mite loads!

    That math is completely skewed, in an average season there are much closer to 6 million queens produced, most of which are open mated, and knowing many of the players personal I can assure you...
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    Re: Less than 2% had survivable mite loads!

    Randys yards are very well isloated, and he supplies queens to all the locals for FREE to keep it that way. His stock is also a complimation of many sources, There is not a queen trait for TF that...
  23. Re: Very wide spacing of hives (100m) reduces mite build up

    The latest one I read is a German study, Danke comes to mind but not positive. the reproductive rate rises about 6% if i recall, as well as rising again when multiple fondress mites inhabit a...
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    Re: How can I feed in a cardboard nuc

    pop bottle, punch tiny holes in the lid, insert in top of cardboard nuc.
  25. Re: Very wide spacing of hives (100m) reduces mite build up

    point is simple, there are TF people who accept high losses, don't prevent swarming, and could care less about honey. The number of really TF pros is so tiny as to be non existent. My point was...
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