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    Re: Inspiration to keep going

    That maybe true, but commercial beekeeping is not comparable to any of those things, as a matter a fact its so unique i wouldn't compare it to any other business.
    How would Barry Know? Is he a...
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    Re: Inspiration to keep going

    yea you cant be successful unless you have quick-books and good ledgers. The business thing is the last thing you need to worry about.
    That will come when it needs to because it has to.

    Keeping...
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    Re: Polar Vortex states

    Duluth,MN coldest place possible this winter. i wrapped my hives with shrink wrap last week in october 2013. never looked at them again until yesterday and they look awesome. wintered in 3 deeps. 4th...
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    Re: Should we try pollinating?

    there are a lot of bees in scott county so make sure you dont place hives right on top of someone. i personally have 50+ yards. And there are other commercials there also.
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    Re: Early release from Almonds?

    Early release from almonds............ Any one?
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    Re: Should I become a commercial beekeeper?

    I would never expose my spouse to this wild life. There is no time for chivalry in the bee yard.
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    Re: Almond polination pics

    I see your feeding. Are the bees bringing in some almond nectar???
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    Re: apple Pollination

    I also pollinate apples on a sort of large scale and i charge $70. Dont under cut yourself with price. Plan the bees being there at least 3 weeks. It doesnt hurt, lots of dandilions in apple...
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    Re: The Start of 2014 Almonds

    just south of the shields ave exit look on your left and snap a few!! thanks
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    Re: The Start of 2014 Almonds

    Good pics. Anyone in fresno county area able to post some pics? Would like to see some pictures of near the I5 corridor. Especially now that the sun is coming out. Are the bees gonna start making a...
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    Re: mann lake patties

    i would spend the little extra $ and get the ultra bee.
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    Re: Time to get nervous # 2

    waiting on the Blue Diamond web site to update soon

    http://bluediamond.com/applications/in-the-field/index.cfm?navid=101
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    Re: Time to get nervous # 2

    I was wondering about the almond nectar.
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    Re: Time to get nervous # 2

    Bees are moving out of texas like crazy. Couldnt ask for better loading weather.

    wondering about the nectar flow with the drought?
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    Re: Annual Comb Replacement

    there is the theory that if you sell brood/nucs every year and replace with new foundation then after a couple of years you are selling comb so nice it hurts to see it go.

    the constant cycle...
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    Re: Southeast Texas Pollen in January

    mistletoe
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    Re: Time to get nervous # 2

    At this point if it were to turn to rain that would be the thing that would make the bloom very early.
    Rain= warm nights= pushing the bloom early.
    seems like the nights are fairly cool as of now
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    Re: Calif on a heat wave

    are there drones?
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    the broker is trusted by the grower to provide good colonies and then places them.

    the broker loads and unloads the bees as well as handling the relationships with the growers.
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    155 to the beekeeper and 20 bucks to the broker = 175
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    distinction?
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    Any price updates for the upcoming almond pollination??

    what are you getting ?

    sounds like we are going to get 175/155 which is awesome, just curious if that's about the norm?
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    Re: Industrial Beekeeper

    I think your ranking in the beekeeping hierarchy is directly connected to your ability to be industrious. ha
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    Re: Industrial Beekeeper

    Well that is far from the truth.
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    Re: 5th Wheel and Mast

    This is a thought but it sort of cuts out the option for a tail wheel because you would need to use the aux. hydraulics to run the fork lift, there for there is no way to operate a tail wheel.

    I...
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