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    Re: Northeastern California Nucs For Sale

    http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b278/loggermike/100_1114_zps67d53689.jpg

    http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b278/loggermike/100_1115_zpsb305d323.jpg
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    Northeastern California Nucs For Sale

    5 frame nucs for sale @$100 each in a cardboard nuc box, or we can put them in your equipment.
    Brand new 2014 queens.
    Productive Hygienic Italians.
    Many to choose from.
    Quantity discount...
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    Re: almond bees stolen

    BeeGhost, there was some talk about hiring someone to just drive around all night to keep an eye on things during the pollination. Don't know if that would help or not.Maybe if enough patrols were...
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    Re: almond bees stolen

    Post some pics if possible. You never know if someone might spot them. Good luck, the stealing this year is the worst ever. It would help if the law would put these guys away for a long time after...
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    Re: Getting them all home......

    >> IMO, the broker's cut is well earned, I wouldn't want that job.
    Sheri <<

    10 4 on that
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    Re: Getting them all home......

    I deliver mine to holding yards, and the broker /friend places them.I am only 150 miles from the northern orchards so use my own small trucks.Still a lot of driving...
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    Re: Getting them all home......

    I've had a few MIAs over the years. They always turned up eventually. Once 12 hives were left in an almond orchard for almost a year. Most were still alive , but not in very good condition.We keep...
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    Re: Hives Stolen

    Thats a good description, but a picture might help us lock in on them.

    The theft this year seems way more excessive than normal. Time to consider a concealed weapon permit. Seriously.

    I will...
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    Re: Almond polination pics

    Quality is better than cheap in the long run. But sometimes cheap will get you by till the cash flow improves(if you dont mind a bit of frustration).

    Eastside: You need to clear some space in your...
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    Re: Texas beekeepers hives messed with.

    Now that was funny. It wasn't vandalism, just dumb curiosity. Sooner or later the bees would have put a stop to it.:)
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    Re: Lost a good one. Rip soupcan

    I am sorry for your loss. Sure gonna miss his posts on here.
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    Re: Early release from Almonds?

    Yeah its amazing how fast it disappears when there is lots of brood to feed, and little coming in. The rain sure is nice though....
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    Re: Almond polination pics

    JW Thanks for the stenciling tip. I've made some crude ones in the past, but that looks like it will work better.
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    Re: Almond polination pics

    Bill of Sale. Buyer needs to have one specifying the brands. The reality is many outfits will have quite an assortment of brands by buying out other beekeepers over the years. The brands have to be...
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    Re: Early release from Almonds?

    I was given a heads up for about a week from now.We were down taking off feeders on Tuesday ahead of the rain, and it looked like the Butte/Padre were hitting full bloom. Hopefully there will be...
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    Re: Almond polination pics

    >Tehama Co. requires a sign at each apiary site with name and contact info. <

    Same in Shasta county. Super cheap signs.com is a good place to get corregated plastic signs printed up....
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    Re: Almond polination pics

    >POSSIBLE quick recognition if stolen? <
    That is always a good idea.Anything to make them stand out.I also like the full name and address stenciled on each box like John Miller and Steve Parks(and...
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    Re: Almond polination pics

    Couldn't agree more. Thats why I said 'at this point' :), and that 'ok' time can be short or long depending on several things. Like, Did they go in light or heavy? Strong or weak? What is the...
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    Re: Almond polination pics

    >>What are the wooden things on top of some of the hives for?<<

    Feeder crates made from scrap plywood. They aren't finished yet, but had to use them anyway.
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    Re: Almond polination pics

    Harry,just came in from feeding the 100 or so that got missed last time. But it looked like I could just as well have stayed home.
    I wouldn't worry about anything starving at this point.Especially...
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    Re: Almond polination pics

    I dint have time to pull any frames ,just hefted boxes. But assume they are. But I also figure they are using whatever they are getting to raise brood. They seem to get more nectar towards the end...
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    Almond pollination pics

    Here's a few pics. Pollination is proceeding well. The bees were going 'nuts' yesterday.

    http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b278/loggermike/100_1088_zps92e25351.jpg...
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    Re: Bee-ProŽ Pollen Substitute

    Mbeck : I missed that 2nd thread you posted. Interesting.
    Our recipe is always evolving too, as new information on bee nutrition becomes available. The idea is to duplicate as close as possible ...
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    Re: Bee-ProŽ Pollen Substitute

    > BUT I have seen a product on the market that its patty keeps its consistency even after weeks sitting on the outer edges of the hive<

    Better ask Keith that one,lol.
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    Re: Bee-ProŽ Pollen Substitute

    Another point about feeding sub that is often missed by those who think bees wont eat good sub. IT HAS TO BE PLACED AS CLOSE TO THE BROOD AS POSSIBLE . Not at the top of a double deep full of honey...
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