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  1. Equipment/Hardware
    Hi Everybody, I'm newly registered to the board but have been using it as a resource for a few years. I have two hives and have been borrowing a friend's manual 6-frame extractor once per year. I'm getting to the point where I sometimes want to extract a couple of times in the summer and my...
  2. Commercial Beekeeping
    Hi Folks, I would like some input from you guys on when to determine that a hobby is becoming a business? I have about a dozen colonies and about twenty nucs currently. Up until now I have just sold honey to friends and family and some queens (30-40) and nucs here and there. I have had my bees...
  3. Welcome Forum
    Hello all! I'm just another person jumping onto the backyard apiculture bandwagon. Truth to tell, I've had bees on the brain for a few years now - ever since I bought a house with a decently-sized backyard - but those dreams have been delayed by the tasks inherent in fixing up said house. One...
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