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    Re: bees shortage in almonds

    Australian dollar is so much stronger than the U.S. dollar. Unless the Australian economy tanks or ours significantly strengthens between now and the Almond bloom very few Australian packages will be...
  2. Thread: Hive Pallets?

    by UV Bee
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    Re: Hive Pallets?

    I build my own pallets. I have seen all kinds of different customizations with different benefits. I used to have the dimensions, but I don't seem to have them at my disposal now. My design is simply...
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    Re: Treating Nucs with Apiguard

    My understanding of apiguard is that you can put half a treatment (25g) in small (Nuc-sized) hives. Keep an eye on the hive and make sure to treat a second time. I have heard of some beekeepers...
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    Apiguard application

    I run around 8,000 colonies in Northern CA. We are exposed to numerous other beekeepers who have a varying mite control practices. Some of these practices are effective while others maintain a...
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    Re: bees bringing out live wingless bees

    I would be very concerned about observing wingless bees. I would check to make sure young bees are hatching with their wings intact and monitor if you have any mites. If you do see bees hatching...
  6. Thread: Bee Truck

    by UV Bee
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    Re: Bee Truck

    I own two F550 diesel 4x4s, a 2000 and 2008, and both have been great trucks. We only put on 10 stacks (80 hives) with some room to spare on the back, but in a pinch we can load another row of...
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    Hello from Northern California

    Hello fellow bee aficionados,

    I am a commercial beekeeper up in the Sacramento Valley. I run approximately 8,000 colonies (depending on the season). I look forward to interacting and sharing...
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