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  1. singles bee hives with new 2014 queens in SoCal

    Singles bee hives available late April 2014 in Ventura County, Hives will be 10 frames equipment with 8 frames & internal feeder, including Lid & on 4 way pallets.

    Prices start at $ 140 per hive,...
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    Clearview Mast for Swinger Forklift

    I am looking for a clear view mast to install on my old 78 gasser swinger lift, if anyone has one sitting around I would be interested in making an offer on it.

    Thanks, Larry Pender
  3. 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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    Re: Insurance

    Its called CARGO insurance, visit with agent, we carry 30k coverage for any cargo we carry on trucks, have forklift trailer & lift covered under the policy also, but they call that part Marine ins...
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    Re: Fall bees dwindling

    WHY THE FOCUS ON PESTICIDES

    BECAUSE THE FUNDEMENTAL CHANGE IN THE USE OF THEM!!!!!!!!

    we use to kill the pest now with systemic use we poison the plant, the pest consumes either some of plant...
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    Re: Fall bees dwindling

    15 min. video on youtube about bees

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dY7iATJVCso
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    Re: Fall bees dwindling

    Please note that the scientist studying bees have yet to find a sample of pollen from anywhere in the whole USA with less than 6 pesticides in it!!!!!!!!!

    Like will link YouTube video later that...
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    Re: Fall bees dwindling

    What about looking outside the hive?

    Just a reminder that bees collect everything and bring back to hive.

    What it turns into in the hive is an unknown factor, this is where I remind all of...
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    Falls Splits observations

    Had a few queens come available, about 60. Took 60 doubles that were fat & full of bees and split them here in Southern Ca in beginning of sept. went back last week, was very disappointed with...
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    Re: I would like to be a commercial beek

    What's an "Off Season" ?
    Have never had one in last 10 yrs, only thing to do is book a vacation and go.
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    Thymol & mites

    Question , How or what is the mechanism with Thymol that kills v mites?

    Also, how would you suggest to use Thymol?

    looking for additional soft treatments for mites at different times during...
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    Re: When disaster strikes!!!

    That's why there is lots of money in beekeeping, we put it in to fix these things!!!!!!!

    also add employees telling you they put honey boxes on all the yards in that valley, only to find out you...
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    Re: Predictions 2014

    Been talked about for a long time, ask the grower how the independence tree is to harvest?
    They have also been proven to work better with bees
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    Re: Semis vs truck

    Dependes on the number of hives you are sending, semi holds 400 to 500 hives , goose neck about 128
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    Re: Predictions 2014

    Harry, why do you say a price increase is a GOUGE, we are not the ones printing money so fast that the inflation pressures are beating on our companies., From fuel to labor to insurance I have yet to...
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    Re: Predictions 2014

    The value of our bees is high to the grower, just asked them to go without the bees.

    One of my main concerns is the unknown factor, we can not always predict what the hives will look like in...
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