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  1. Re: going rate for pollination of Alfalfa going to seed

    50 to 60 per hive. more if they set in middle of field.
  2. Re: Ag commissioner of Ventura county forces bee hive to move! Help needed

    Apuary is 1/2 mile from nearest dwelling. 3/4 mile from complaining house. Bees are visiting none native plants & trees that are blooming. Extreme bee activity means one bee flew by & they see bees...
  3. Re: Ag commissioner of Ventura county forces bee hive to move! Help needed

    No, this is new apiary location on large ranch that does have many existing apiaries , these hives moved in late October
  4. Ag commissioner of Ventura county forces bee hive to move! Help needed

    Letter received by a beekeeper friend yesterday from Ventura County AG Commisioner

    He is registered beekeeper and my hives are on the location.


    Here it goes:

    You are out of compliance...
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    Re: Wintering Question.

    we push hive down to singles every year, just did a bunch this week. they do better inn tight chambers
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    Re: Sideliner Profitability Study

    first & formost Do you enjoy keeping the bees? When my father first started with 5 hives then to 100 shortly after it was for him an adventure and escape from his other business. ( retail/ wholesale...
  7. Re: People actually make a living with honey production??

    I drive a Mercedes S 500
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    Re: Thymol supplier issue ?

    I have purchased lots of thymol from Leburmuth, call customer service, you paid for good stuff, you should get good stuff
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    Re: Mite Teatmeants

    As of now I no longer test for mites. I treat based on the calander. 3 times a year for bees that go to Idaho in summer 4 times for hives that stay in ca.

    When we treat we spot check a few bottom...
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    Re: Bad Commercial Beeks

    Sounds like he's on the right side of the equation! And has repeat customers!
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    Re: New beeks effects on beekeeping

    Have no idea what you are asking.

    Beekeeping is not new, people have been doing it for a long time.

    Many ways to make money with bees, find what works for you.
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    Re: Paramount Farms buying out beekeepers?

    Does anyone know a operation or beekeeper that sold to Paramount?
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    Re: Watermelon Pollination

    if the word pollination is in the deal you need to charge. This is a business as is the farmers, they don't plant if they aint making money, we should go somewhere without doing the same!
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    Re: Do you check before you place your hives

    why even call?

    did you read previous post?

    When you get hold of whom ever this beeks is what will you says? I know what their answer will be , why in the world are you calling about this.
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    Re: Do you check before you place your hives

    Tuzserhu, lots of beeks have been placing bees in Ojai area for years. you will usually find between 5,000 to 10,000 hives in the valley every year. Most likely the commercial beek has been placing...
  16. Re: NEONICATOIDS ..........And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you

    Then BlueDiamond , maybe you should try it in your food at that rate, maybe then you wouldn't make an uninformed asinine comment!

    Ca dept of pesticides did a well know test on 5 trees on a golf...
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    Re: Commercial Pollen Traps

    I have 200 from CC pollen in AZ, they work good, & go on pallets.
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    Re: Calif on a heat wave

    Article from todays Ventura County Star

    Ventura county's dry year breaks record!!!!

    city of camarillo receives 2.97 inches of rain in 2013, driest since 1947 in area. More of same in forcast...
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    Re: Loading/Unloading Fee

    to off load 1 semi load, $ 600.00, if in local area, within 60 miles & in one yard no moving out.
    In almond pollination, $ 5.00 per hive to unload and place in orchard, $ 5.00 per hive to gather up...
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    Re: How much honey do you go through personally?

    2 to 3 gallons per year, business basic , use your own product!

    And it's good , feed the kids a teaspoon before bed each night
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    Re: Nation honey producers meeting?

    I will be in San Antonio for the meeting, would highly suggest that all commercial beeks get the check book out and join now!! Some things coming down that you do not want to miss out on. I missed on...
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    Re: 2014 Almond Bloom

    nothing happens early , nothing happens late, it happens when it happens each year!!!!

    most commercial beeks operate on a set schedule every year because of the sheer volume of work in a short...
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    Re: Managing back pain!

    push ups, sit ups core training!!!

    Also, vacations, hot tub, and hired crew to do heavy lifting
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    Re: Commercial trucking costs

    refer truck are used by a few beeks between Idaho & CA, they have special pallets that bee pallets are put on, think they ship about 380 per load and need pallet jack & additional crew to unload.
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    current offer prices, just returned from CA state beekeepers meeting

    paramount 160 base for 8 frame with bounus of 7.50 each for frame 9 & 10, & 5.00 per frame 11 & 12, max price 185

    standard...
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