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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    As with a lot of other GVT issued data there is the BS info from the high paid number crunchers with insane pension plans and then the real world data. Kind of like the GVT issued inflation rate and...
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    Re: How did your almond bees turn out????

    Would that be for the bees, beekeeper, or both?:no:
  3. Re: The real reason commercial guys spend big bucks on forkliflts

    Left over from building my dads house. Kind of mandatory around here since my father did the forklift dive from a skidless pallet while trimming a palm tree a few years back. Not osha approved but...
  4. The real reason commercial guys spend big bucks on forkliflts

    Picking cherries on Mothers day for the best mother in the world.
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    Re: Where does it end?

    It ends when you put your hive tool away for the final time or you sell all the associated garbage needed to keep bees and just give up. Tends to be a visious cycle in the intervening days. For...
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    Re: Price for double deeps

    The true word you are looking for is "value". We paid 200 bucks this year for a smoking load of DD out of the almonds from the same person we have bought them from for a good handful of years. Glad...
  7. Re: Which Cap & Ladder Division Board Feeder Do You Use?

    If you have a lot of drowned bees its usually an indication that the little buggers have other issues. Especially in the fall and winter its a very good indicator that the hive is on a death spiral.
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    Re: 2016 spring package production.

    Update re Nor Cal queens: Among the drops of rain we have been able to catch enough mating hours to have a few queens a laying as early as a few days back. For those who were willing and able to...
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    Re: Brewtech yeast

    Doesn't Heitkams carry that "brand" up north?
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    Re: 2016 spring package production.

    If you are on a list for early queens out of California you might want to reevaluate your expectations. The weather for those queens has been atrocious to put it mildly. Going to be a bunch of...
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    Re: Almond bloom

    Not sure how widespread it all was but i will try to attatch pictures sent to me by a beek with hives in the yolo colusa area. I helped get the beeinformed gents involved as it was beyond serious....
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    Re: Anyone else getting spammed to death by Mann Lake?

    Wonder how their customer service department would handle a pile a spam rotting back on their own lap? Whats the difference than if I need to take time to filter through their stuff before dealing...
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    Re: Anyone else getting spammed to death by Mann Lake?

    Hadn't seen that. Obviously the person in charge of SPamming at ML needs a chewing. I sent them an email about it. Guess what I got back. An out reply saying so and so was out of the office. Nice to...
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    Anyone else getting spammed to death by Mann Lake?

    Since the first of March I have received 19-20 emails from Mann Lake touting this or that product and/or sale.

    In one week....?????

    IMO its a good way to have turn people off right quick no...
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    Re: 2016 spring package production.

    Gonna be an interesting time watching the package situation in California evolve. I talked with another beek who was throwing a way 800+ cells a day because the torrential rain kept them from getting...
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    Re: 2016 spring package production.

    With California raised Queens?
  17. Re: what % of bees will die off in a typical year?

    For all the beeks who are still leaning to VSH queens as "thee" model to kick their Varroa addiction the above information should be heeded indeed.

    JW comes up with some superb wisdom of which...
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    Re: cell builder feeding

    This is the reason why we do what I call a "slash and burn" method of raising cells. Each one of our "stacks" gets to raise 180-270 cells the first round followed up by a second one of no more than...
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    Re: cell builder feeding

    Yes! Tylan 2. Ever since we've done the double shot combo we've had about zip of black queen cell virus or other issues come to think of it. Best thing one can do imo is make sure they have an over...
  20. Re: Expensive Breeder Queens are a waste of money...

    [QUOTE=Matt903;1385380]Thanks. Everyone has given me a lot .

    How is this different than any other long term investment. Myopic people run into the wall of shortsightedness all the time. Next...
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    Re: Almond bloom

    As ussual if you sent boomers they had ample opportunity and temps to gain wait. Least in the north. Today we were out shaking bees for grafting and came across a 20 framer in an 16 frame...
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    Re: super paint

    I personally would never apply a dark color to my boxes even if it was a free coating. Whatever you do dont use cheap paint if you are not into the thrill of "scrap and repaint." Big bucks primer...
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    Re: Jester Nuc boxes

    Dadant. As cheap as theyll sell em in large lots. Over 1000 this year. Think they were 7.75 plus the cut for uncle brown.
  24. Re: Looking for source of VSH package bees that ship

    Hi Adam.

    Wanted to let let you know that we have one of your AI queens over on our breeding stands. A beek nearby brought it over last year for us to graft some cells for him. This year ( a few...
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    Re: Fast way to grow one nuc to 40 hives

    If this gig was so darn easy everybody would be doing it. Oh ya.......

    And now for some advice I have never given before. Just pay the taxes. If you dont love bees those 40 hives are going to...
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