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    Sunflower pollination

    I'm getting a contact offered to pollinate sunflowers what are the dos and nots while having bees on this crop and how much should I charge per hive?
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    Re: Old queens

    I change my queens 2 times a year one time after almonds after splitting the hive and in early august so the hive would go into winter lots of young bees and use mated queens
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    Feeders

    Where do you guys purchase your bottle feeders?
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    Re: Early release from Almonds?

    Got a call from one of my growers that I have take the bees out next week
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    Re: Almond polination pics

    Ok thank you for letting me know
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    Re: Almond polination pics

    [QUOTE=RAK;1064937]Last time I checked, prior to unloading, the county ag makes sure the boxes are marked or else its a no go. Tehema and Shasta make it clear. Maybe some counties dont enforce it? I...
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    Re: Almond polination pics

    I try to keep my equipment clean and gonna put new repainted stenciled boxes this year and my hive color will be white and the boxes I take off will be repainted stenciled and put back on :)
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    Re: Almond polination pics

    Matters location to I placed 250 in Fresno for $175 6 frame average but then I placed 300 in Chico for 145 but 8 frame average so it matters about the location to
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    Re: Almond polination pics

    My design and I just like to have a different type of lid then the other guys.
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    Re: Almond polination pics

    We also use bottle feeders so this design goes perfect with this type of feeding
    http://s873.photobucket.com/user/akulch/media/image_zps7214cb42.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0
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    Re: Almond polination pics

    It's a design that I like.
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    Re: Almond polination pics

    I live in Oregon there's no rules like that here but I'm started to brand my boxes.
  13. Re: Best Pollen Sub for commercial operations

    :thumbsup:
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    I usually buy sub from mann lake but that stuff 1.80 a pound but the bees love it.
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    Re: Almond polination pics

    http://s873.photobucket.com/user/akulch/library/?sort=3&page=1
  16. Re: Best Pollen Sub for commercial operations

    Ok wait tell some pollen sub guys click on this thread :popcorn:
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    Yep :D
  18. Best Pollen Sub for commercial operations

    What brand of pollen sub do you guys use i hear a lot of good stuff about nutra-bee I'm probably gonna try to order 4000+ pounds and just wanted to see what you guys use.
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    Re: Beekeeper forklift

    can you post some pictures of if on this thread?
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    Re: New hand holds!

    Thank you
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    Re: New hand holds!

    Could you show how you make em?
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    Re: Paramount Farms

    I'm getting $170 for 6 frame average in Fresno
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    2014 die off

    Spoke with my friend who had a commercial operation in ca he said he had a big loss this year. How bout you guys?
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    Re: Survived -34

    Here in Washington we had -19. Hopefully they made it!
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    Re: 3 frame nucs after almonds

    But the splits with be made after the almonds and I am from Oregon and there is something always blooming in the summer, so with some extra syrup and pollen sub, they will do just fine.
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