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  1. Re: 2016 Three Pound Packages of Italian Bees and Nucleus Colonies for Sale

    Our pickup/ship dates for three pound packages only are as follows:

    March 30, 2016
    April 13, 2016
    May 4, 2016

    Nucs pick ups will be listed separately. Thank you all.
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    Re: No compete clauses

    Respectfully, I disagree. Astro is in our Fourth Judicial Circuit and our Court of Appeals has held as enforceable a Confidentiality Agreement and Covenant not to Compete. In fact one year, while I...
  3. Re: What is the latest on the demand for bees in the almonds this year?

    Two months ago a grower called me from the Modesto area wanting to get two loads. I quoted him 190.00 and you could hear him fall off his chair. Fast forward to the last week of the year and he calls...
  4. Single Story Colonies for Sale After Almonds in North Florida

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    Will have 400 single story colonies for sale in North Florida around April 1, 2016. $175.00 each. They will have 2016 queens in them and will be on six way pallets. Contact me at the...
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    Re: A guide to buying package bees.

    Well, we go to J & J's every year and package bees with them before we take them each is weighed in the field. here are some pictures. 2235522356
  6. Re: 2016 Three Pound Packages of Italian Bees and Nucleus Colonies for Sale

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    Hi Mark, good point. I am attaching some photos of last years shake. Packages are shook by eye, then weighed before they are covered right there in the yard so that any deficiencies...
  7. Re: 2016 Three Pound Packages of Italian Bees and Nucleus Colonies for Sale

    Hey Mark, yes we package with our supplier each time we go down. Each package is weighed prior to leaving the yard and will either be 3.1 to 3.3 pounds of bees compared against the tare weight of the...
  8. Re: 2016 Three Pound Packages of Italian Bees and Nucleus Colonies for Sale

    2016 Nucs are sold out and we are almost sold out of April packages thanks everyone
  9. Re: 2016 Three Pound Packages of Italian Bees and Nucleus Colonies for Sale

    March packages are now sold out. thanks for everyone's support.

    Jerry
  10. 2016 Three Pound Packages of Italian Bees and Nucleus Colonies for Sale

    This is our fifth year of selling packages. We ship all over the country. Now taking orders for our 2016 three pound Italian Honeybee packages with mated queen. Delivery is expected the last week...
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    2015 Pepper Flow

    How is the flow by you all? I have 900 colonies in the Okeechobee, Florida area and the flow has just started to get heavy. Could be one of the better flows in a long time.
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    Re: WTB...Bees near eastern panhandle of WV

    Best advice is to wait until spring.
  13. Re: Beekeepers needed for 2015 Spring/Summer/Fall season

    looking to add two more for the fall pepper flow and splits in the Fort Pierce, Okechobee, Florida area. If you are local, and even if you are not and want to work from about September 15-October 1...
  14. Re: Negative Dealings with Bjorkman Brothers in California Almond Pollination-2015

    No this was spelled out in a written agreement. Would never engage a contract without one.
  15. Negative Dealings with Bjorkman Brothers in California Almond Pollination-2015

    Was contacted my Sven Bjorkman who wanted my bees. Agreed to send him a load. He picked them up and put them in an orchard in Modesto, California. Agreement was 50% upon inspection, and balance 10...
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    Re: What is pollination on shares?

    If you're going to do it this way, be sure to indicate a minimum amount of honey that will be "shared". If for some reason the minimum is not met, then there should be a financial payment to you....
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    Had a grower who called me today wanting 180 colonies at 50.00 per on melons. Guess what I told him?
  18. Re: Beekeepers needed for 2015 Spring/Summer/Fall season

    David, when I hire someone who is driving large vehicles and operating heavy equipment, I want to be sure that he/she is not "flying". I also feel I owe it to the others on the team to be sure that...
  19. Beekeepers needed for 2015 Spring/Summer/Fall season

    we are looking for two additional beekeepers to travel with us over the next several months to assist with pulling honey, placing hives on pollination, medicating, splitting, rearing queens, and...
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    Re: Getting bees ready to head to cali

    Our grower advanced our bee here date to Feb 1. We have our RIFA cert on Jan 28 while we are loading.
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    Re: Almond Pollination 2014.2 AKA 2015.1

    I was called last night to have my bees in the orchards by Feb 1.
  22. Re: I need help designing a pump system for filling inside feeders

    Beesohappy, my guys feed 400 colonies in less than 4 hours.
  23. Re: I need help designing a pump system for filling inside feeders

    My first pump I used a similar system and it failed miserably, 400 miles from home while trying to feed colonies. I use a 3" trash pump with pvc reductions to a 1" hose. I use a pool hose to go from...
  24. Beekeeping Class March 28, 2015-Virginia All Day

    Rock Hill will have an all day Basic Class with breakfast and lunch included from 9 am to 5 pm. A bee suit is needed as we will spend some time in the bee yards.

    email...
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    Running two queen colonies

    I am going to run some two queen colonies this year as an experiment, probably about 50. I was wondering if anyone here had any experience in a commercial operation doing this. Is it really just a...
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