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  1. Re: How hard is it on a hive to make the migration to California from the east coast?

    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...
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    Re: Best Forklift for all around Apiary usage?

    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.
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    Re: Air ride trailer recommendations

    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.
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    Re: Configuration of almond bee boxes

    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...
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    Re: Labor Cost Overwintering Bees In California?

    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.
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    Re: supers for sale

    Are the bottom bars 18" or 17 3/4" ? Are all the frames the same or mixed styles?
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    Re: How big is your honey house?

    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...
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    Re: Paramount Farms buying out beekeepers?

    I agree.
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    Re: Paramount Farms buying out beekeepers?

    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....
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    Re: Inspiration to keep going

    Very well said, probably the best advice I have seen posted in while.
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    Re: Inspiration to keep going

    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....
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    Re: Inspiration to keep going

    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.
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    Re: Should we try pollinating?

    Forget the bees buy 2 Peterbuilts , 2 dropdecks, and 2 sets of nets. You and your brother could be profesional bee haulers.
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    Re: Package bees NZ Queen candy ?

    Gum drops work good also.
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    Re: Ontario Blueberry Pollination

    Just open the border to bees on comb. We could come help solve some of these problems.
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    Re: Time to get nervous # 2

    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...
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    Re: What kind of drums to buy?

    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.
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    Re: Time to get nervous # 2

    This is what I have been hearing also.
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    Re: Buying Hives

    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.
    I...
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    Re: Indoor wintering

    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.
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    Re: 6-way vs. 4-way pallets

    It makes my back hurt just looking at the pictures of a 6 way pallet.
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    Commercial Pollen Traps

    Anyone traping pollen on a commercial level? If so what trap are you using and were do you get them?
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    Re: Calif on a heat wave

    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...
  24. Re: Oxalic acid application Sprayer vs Vaporizer

    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...
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    Re: Indoor wintering

    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?
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