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    Re: almond bees stolen

    Our largest grower provides locked gates and has 24 hour security. Private security guards at night are there to watch the growers equipment as well as our hives.
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    Drawn Comb Wanted

    We are looking for 500 - 2,000, - 6 5/8" drawn supers in fair to good condition to be delivered to our North Dakota and Georgia locations.
    Will pick up anywhere.

    Please contact Steve at...
  3. Re: Would you like to learn more about commercial honey production?

    True but OUCH! :lookout:

    OK Take me off the list, I'm going to Disneyland .
  4. Re: Would you like to learn more about commercial honey production?

    Hey wait guy's don't for get me!

    I'll be there, we had a great time last year. I'm just sitting here "Burn'n Day Light" waiting for the almond bloom to be over.
    Having dinner with Tina and Grady...
  5. Re: Almond Pollination Services - Hives Wanted for 2014

    We are getting some last minute calls from growers looking for hives, e - mail me if you have hives available and let me know how many and what price you are asking.

    SHOUSEBEE@GMAIL.COM
  6. Re: Almond Pollination Services - Hives Wanted for 2014

    We have completed all of our contracts for this year. However, we have 3 Growers that will have new orchards that will come online next year requiring over 4,500 hives.
    If you are interested in...
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    Re: Getting started in pollination

    Depends on the size of the orchard. We have growers that want 24 hives and our largest Grower takes over 6,000 hives.
    What is your Break Even Point to travel the distance required with the number of...
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    Re: Getting started in pollination

    Hilltop,

    You are on the right track, form an (informal) Co-Op and "Just Do IT"

    Almonds produce very little honey, and it is bitter, bees go thought it as food. Those that extract it before...
  9. Re: Cash Flow/Budget Projection Template for Beekeepers

    My pleasure
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    Re: Pollination service rental rates

    I agree. We treat the revenue as Rental Income to avoid the self employment tax (15%) of Almond pollination works out to about a $26.25 per hive savings!!!

    We have been audited, and several...
  11. Re: Cash Flow/Budget Projection Template for Beekeepers

    We will need your email address. and you must have Excel.
  12. Re: Cash Flow/Budget Projection Template for Beekeepers

    We will need your email address. and you must have Excel.
  13. Re: Almond Pollination Services - Hives Wanted for 2014

    Thank you all, currently we have enough hives to cover our current needs. Should that change we will post new request here.

    Happy New Year to All.
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    Re: Loading/Unloading Fee

    dito
  15. Re: Almond Pollination Services - Hives Wanted for 2014

    Sorry, but the question is best answered by simply stating that we use the Standard used in the Industry. and the method is well spelled out in our contract both to the Beekeeper and the Grower.
    To...
  16. Re: Almond Pollination Services - Hives Wanted for 2014

    We can use all you got!

    We can pull the trigger NOW!

    We need 500 for a contract in Madera, CA

    Please send me your email at shousebee@gmail.com for more details
  17. Re: Almond Pollination Services - Hives Wanted for 2014

    We use the industry standard method.
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    Re: going from hobby to schedule C??

    It's a schedule F farm schedule.
  19. Thread: Paramount Farms

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    Re: Paramount Farms

    At the California State Beekeepers Association held the 19th - 21st of November the price was $160.00 for 8 frame, plus $7.50 for frames # 9 and # 10, $5.00 for frames #11 and #12 with a max of...
  20. Re: Almond Pollination Services - Hives Wanted for 2014

    We have a contract for 1,650 hives in the north Chowchilla, CA area and 1,100 in the south Chico, CA area.

    The contract in the South has a 3 year option and has wintering yards from October to...
  21. Thread: Migratory lids

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    Re: Migratory lids

    Well let me know, I'm right down the street from you and would be happy to buy you lunch sometime.
    I've always believed in some type of top entrance, drilling a hole in the top box becomes...
  22. Thread: Stolen

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    Re: Stolen

    Put them on a few pallets, if power lasted a week, I'll buy 100
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    Re: Best time to take bees down to California.

    nope!

    you need to go to our web site.
  24. Thread: Migratory lids

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    Re: Migratory lids

    What about screwing them. Glue is great and necessary, but staples would not last the age of the wood.

    Need 3/4 inch pressure treated plywood.
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    Re: Best time to take bees down to California.

    Send them now, I need all I can get
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