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  1. Re: Please explain the relationship between almonds/packages/midwest delivery

    Short disclaimer. I raise queens and produce packages in Cali.

    The "stressed" CALIFORNIA claim is more of a marketing gimmick than a physical reality. Those who claim so do so without any...
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    Re: Just starting out! CA foothills.

    Welcome to beekeeping and the new lifetime learning curve brought on by a bunch of bugs with wings. Beesource is a great place to get great insight into what you will need to keep them rolling.
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  3. Re: The pulse of the commercial operations

    True so true,

    Sell what people are buying.


    1. Considering the current management practices of the "big numbers" people it is my observation that if amitraz becomes unavailable or ineffective...
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    Re: U or W pallet clips?

    Simple solution. Put the feeder one frame a half inch away from the wall or just put one frame on the outside of the feeder and the other 7-8 on the other side... 1.F,2,3,4,5,6,7,and (8) if they are...
  5. Re: When are my package bees no longer a 'package'?

    Monkey wards and package bees....... What a combo that must have been. At the end they were so poorly run I'm sure all the packages they sold were dead before beekeepers could kill them.

    Anyone on...
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    Re: U or W pallet clips?

    The answer to this depends on where you run the bees. Been on pallets 22 years now and this issue comes up all the time. Seems like the biggest issue is the issue of "Rot" between boxes in wetter...
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    Re: Open mated Russians and trait loss?

    Unless you maintain a closed breeding population through AI you might as well kiss the idea of the russian stock staying russian.

    Have you asked what those where you are purchasing your original...
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    Re: Getting bees ready to head to cali

    Steve,

    Was wondering what you are sourcing that steel ply at $ wise? I know a lot of midwest guys used to snag a lot of "used" sheets while in Texas!.

    Over the new years holiday I went north...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    Had a repeat customer call today about getting more packages in 2015. Last year was his first year with bees. Central Montana. He purchased two three pounders. Followed my instructions about...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    Are you serious in saying that 20% is an acceptable number of dead bees in a package. If I showed up with packages in hand at a delivery and found 20% dead I would either go home with them or commit...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    Ace...... Get ready to be shot down by yourself if your willing...........

    The following might seem a little harsh but needs to be said:

    I think you really need to spend two months in...
  12. Thread: Bears

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    Re: Bears

    Dave... Your offender might just be the great grandkid of a bear I distinctly remember knocking over one of those green round one gallon wine jugs from a picnic table up the hill at Potwisha in the...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    Would that be:

    1. Produce and sell packages to disgruntled wannabees?
    2. Purchase bees that we taken care of in such a delightful manner they not only survived a 2000 mile trip but look slicker...
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    Re: Is this my queen?

    Nice to see you found the queen even though you lost the hive. So much for the idea that Carnies will kick old man winters but. Did they starve out?
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    Re: Getting bees ready to head to cali

    Might want to get your grove on. Was in our trees this afternoon cleaning up some left over nuts that stuck during shaking last fall and happen to see lots of buds on the move as well as two flowers...
  16. Re: Craigslist deal worth it? (New to beekeeping)

    Probably gonna get the ax for telling you this but you might want to pass.

    If you call the ad and someone with a Slavic accent answers the phone you might want to fly rather than run the other...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    Harry,

    Ever notice that there seems to be an unending supply of folks bent on bemusing both their supplier and queen to death on their first queen introduction attempt no matter what instructions...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    To look on the bright side of this upside down equation it should be noted that there are some very good programs being implemented to detect the issues and reverse the trend of Bad Queens.

    If you...
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    Re: Bee cluster is not moving to the food

    Anyone here want to venture a guess as to why bees that move vertically in a cold climate are having a hard time shifting horizontally to access a food source?

    :eek:

    Smartest thing you could do...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    Brian.... Still at a loss as to what exactly you are asking.

    As for the "distributors" not "performing any service" I would mightily disagree with you. You might disagree with yourself also if...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    ACE: Would be more than glad to answer under two conditions. 1. You extrapolate a little deeper as to what your mean in asking "how the scenario goes?" 2. I have any insight in to the answer... I...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    If this isn't the most dumb if not slanderous conjecture I have run across on BS in a long time I don't know what is. Any implications that the package producers are producing a product that is...
  23. Re: An other sort of feeder, for package bees?

    Fish canneries in Romania? Kind of like finding orange juice factories in Alaska isn't it? A dime a dozen I'd suppose! Well then ....Maybe not!
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    Re: Can someone tell me

    Press 1 if you are old enough to remember the days before good plastic foundation was available and those combs with a few papua casings were what one was hoping for because they didn't blow out in...
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    Re: I will never buy packages again.

    180....I'm sure you get many a newbie who wants one of your packages delivered with a local queen. In some cases it possible but in many instances the season will be well on the way down the road of...
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