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  1. Re: Labor Cost Overwintering Bees In California?

    Yep, some brokers will take anything, as long has they meet the average frame requirements.

    All things being equal, a grower will chose a double deep over three mediums.

    It is just our policy...
  2. Thread: wild pigs

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    Re: wild pigs

    Wild Pigs are good for keeping the bears away.
    At least in the King City, CA area which is over run with pigs.
  3. Wanting to buy large or small Bee Operations, any where!

    We are looking to expand our overall beekeeping operation.

    We will consider locations anywhere in the USA.
    Our goal is to expand our honey production, queen breeding, package bee sales and...
  4. Re: Labor Cost Overwintering Bees In California?

    Hi Duncan,

    Yep, for us double deeps are the “unwavering standard” it has to do with our marketing to the growers and their perception, they want to see doubles.

    Even if the top or bottom box...
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    Re: Bee Package Cages

    Don't sell them to Buzz's Bees in California.

    Two years ago I dropped of about 65-75 and told Buzz I only wanted one buck for each of them, he said he would go though them, count them. Never heard...
  6. Re: Labor Cost Overwintering Bees In California?

    I think $0.75 would be fair.

    Depends on a lot of circumstances.

    408 hives = 102 pallets X 2 minutes per pallet = 204/60 minutes per pallet = 3.5 hours X $75.00 = $262.50/408 hives = $0.64....
  7. Re: Where to buy those cans of syrup and Bee Package Cages?

    Thanks for the leads.

    Yes I am looking for the type of cans already sealed.

    The empty cans are available at Home Depot or on line, but expensive.
  8. Where to buy those cans of syrup and Bee Package Cages?

    Where does everyone buy the 3-5 pound bee package cages and those tin cans of syrup that goes in them?

    Without the bees of course, we are planning on selling a few 100 packages this year after...
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    Re: Commercial Pollen Substitute

    You may want to check with some local beekeepers before using his stuff.
  10. Re: Help Wanted Almond Pollination Season, Central California

    bump
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    Re: Almonds 2014....Losses???

    Here's a report from Kim Flottum "Catch the Buzz"

    http://home.ezezine.com/1636/1636-2014.04.03.11.49.archive.html
  12. Help Wanted Almond Pollination Season, Central California

    California Almond Pollination Services, Inc. is looking for individuals to help manage over 11,000 hives during the almond pollination season in Stanislaus and Madera Counties and 3,000 hives in the...
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    Re: beekeeper pay scale?

    Why don't you pay more?

    What Happened to buying:
    "More loyalty,
    More focus,
    More honesty,
    More satisfaction in knowing you are helping someone else."

    How many do you hire?
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    Re: **INPUT NEEDED*** 1500 colony operation

    I have an Excel Monthly Cash flow and Budget schedule I would be happy to share with you. send me your e mail. You must have excel program, which it looks like you do.

    With 1,500 hives, the right...
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    Re: beekeeper pay scale?

    Yes the Free Market determines the rate, both what I receive from my customers and what I pay out.

    Illegals are people Too!

    So, you THINK that money can buy:
    More loyalty,
    More focus,
    More...
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    Re: beekeeper pay scale?

    How many people do you hire?

    Why don't you hire more?

    How much do you pay them?

    Why don't you pay them more?
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    Re: beekeeper pay scale?

    We let the Free Market determine what we pay for someone's labor. Our labor rate ranges from $10 to $15 and it depends on what that person can contribute to the profit line. You are not going to get...
  18. Thread: Frames of Brood

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    Re: Frames of Brood

    Yes that comes with bees attached, and they throw in a bunch more for good measure.
  19. Thread: Frames of Brood

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    Re: Frames of Brood

    That was without!
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    Re: Bees no Longer Required to Pollinate Almonds.

    Harry,

    That guy still has a booth each year at the Almond Board Conference. He must get takers because he keeps coming back every year. I spoke to him and he say's he guarantees 900 pounds EXTRA...
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    Re: Bees no Longer Required to Pollinate Almonds.

    That is TOOOOO funny! :banana: Another very good Observation!
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    Re: Bees no Longer Required to Pollinate Almonds.

    Very Good Observation!

    There were only over 1.6 million hives in the area during that time of the year!
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    Bees no Longer Required to Pollinate Almonds.

    Well it has been a good ride, but it appears that bees are no longer required to pollinate almonds. :ws:

    Take a look at the latest new method to pollinate almonds!

    visit: www.pollen-tech.com...
  24. Thread: Frames of Brood

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    Re: Frames of Brood

    Yep! $18.00 of excellent looking brood In Turlock area, but sold out fast just by word of mouth.
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    Package Bees Wanted

    We need 4 or 5 packages of bees with queens for the Yuba College farm project.
    Willing to pay market rate, but cannot pick them up until June 6-7.
    Prefer Northern California pick up

    Please PM me.
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