Send them, there's homes for them!
Type: Posts; User: Nick Noyes
Send them, there's homes for them!
The guys I know shipping in reefers can only get about 300 hives per load do to the large amount of heat the bees produce.
Make sure you hire trucks that specialize in hauling bees and put them on...
The attachment above will work good if you lots of time and not very many hives to handle . If you need to move a lot of hives I would buy a Hummerbee.
We run a 24' Western air ride pull trailer with a 3' extension. They are made in Boise , Idaho I may know were there is a used one for sale if your intersted.
The grower did go ahead and accept these bees even though they are not double deeps. If I remember right they went with Joe Traynor. Joe has a guy that goes through the hives and counts how many...
3 mediums= 2 deeps
We run a deep and a medium and don't have trouble getting them rented. Lots of bees in the boxes is what growers want.
Our Idaho extracting room is 25'x50' with a 25'x25' heat room and another 25'x25' break, tool, storage room. This works for extracting but we don't store any supers in the heat room (unless full...
This is an interesting topic.
I don't see the doom and gloom though? Paramount Farms has 46,000 acres of almonds according to a past post, this is less than 10% of the almond acreage in California....
Very well said, probably the best advice I have seen posted in while.
If the above was true you can pretty much rule California out. I don't know any package producers that leave bees out of almonds so they can shake them later, other than to start cell builders early....
Keeping hives healthy, strong and full of bees is as hard as it has ever been.
Making money with strong healthy hives full of bees is easy in todays market.
Forget the bees buy 2 Peterbuilts , 2 dropdecks, and 2 sets of nets. You and your brother could be profesional bee haulers.
Gum drops work good also.
Just open the border to bees on comb. We could come help solve some of these problems.
We are shipping now, going to start going through them on monday. I don't anticapate any major problems. We will know for sure in 2 weeks.
Boss says the spot check looks good and no one is screaming...
Open head food lined steel drums with lever rings. A lot of the new drums are light weight be careful of the light ones. Over 40 pounds with ring and lid is a good starting point.
This is what I have been hearing also.
It's hard to sell a hive before almonds for $325. It's easy to sell a hive after almonds for $150.
They will rent in almonds for $175. It doesn't always make sense but this is the way it goes.
We put an on demand propane generator in. It automatically turns on 5 minutes after it sense's no power. These are similar to what a hospital would have. Cheap insurance.
It makes my back hurt just looking at the pictures of a 6 way pallet.
Anyone traping pollen on a commercial level? If so what trap are you using and were do you get them?
Rain would be nice but a picture of you putting on sub while dressed in a warm weather bee suit like a bikini would be a great way to start off 2014. Now that would be HOT!!!![/QUOTE]
That would be...
I bought the same unit that babybee described. I had the same results as babybee described. Is this a pattern or are we just not doing it right?
I fogged them until vapor came out the lid. We had...
Good question. Wish I had an answer also.
What would the ideal RH be inside a bee hive?
I would think 40% RH would be better than 80% RH?