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  1. Re: Paramount Farms buys out Headwater Honey (David Mendes)

    Succeed or fail, its going to be interesting to watch this play out. All that money aimed at beekeeping could spin off some positive results for the industry.
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    Re: How would you have responded?

    Phil,Thats a very good explanation of the pitfalls of the bulk bee cage. I guarantee someone using these for the first time will end up cooking bees, unless they are very lucky.

    mbc we did the...
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    Re: How would you have responded?

    Also called bulk bee bins.
    https://glaciercountyhoney.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/img_20130314_134855.jpg
    That pic was from this website by the...
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    Re: How would you have responded?

    No. Lots of cages. Lots of ventilation. Real easy to cook if not very careful about getting too many in a cage.
    Keith has pics somewhere of some nice cages .
  5. Re: Paramount Farms buys out Headwater Honey (David Mendes)

    Almond growers consider beekeeping
    http://www.agalert.com/story/?id=7712
    Seemed like a good place to post this.
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    Re: How would you have responded?

    "He had read an article by RO in the ABJ and it was going to be as easy as 1,2,3... Or so he thought."

    But Randy used mated queens, not cells in this instance.

    3 or 4 lbs on drawn comb with...
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    Re: How would you have responded?

    I sell hives, nucs and bulk bees sometimes. Warre hive, top bar,small cell, treatment free are big red flags to me.But hey , its their money to keep or spend as they please. I feel sorry for the bees...
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    Re: How would you have responded?

    Bulk bees work great for splits IF you know what you are doing.If not, there is a big learning curve!
  9. Re: Any word on when bees could be released from almonds this year!

    Yes but its too darn early!(in the far north, anyways)

    http://bluediamondgrowers.com/february-24-2015-3/
  10. Re: Any word on when bees could be released from almonds this year!

    Fat drones raised on almond pollen makes for well mated queens later.And they feed a nice crop of varroa too.
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    Re: How would you have responded?

    "What do you all think is going to happen?"

    Mega swarms!
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    Re: New gas NMC 1K loader

    Right now, I have 0 interest in anything with DPFs. I can see why NMC is making a gas option available.
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    Re: Moving hives from pallet to pallet

    There are thieves stealing hives close to where we have our hives in almond pollination. I REALLY hope some one can catch them on a camera. I am playing with one now, also a Spot tracker.
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    Re: Moving hives from pallet to pallet

    Thieves will take them off pallets too. Happens all the time. They can just set them on a piece of plywood or even cardboard and go.Or set them on their own pallets.Thieves will not be deterred till...
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    Re: New gas NMC 1K loader

    Well thats interesting. What make of gas motor? Should be lighter too.
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    Re: Bees plugged out in the almonds

    My dad told me a million times not to exaggerate.
    Anyway, hives grew, look good overall, and now need split! Any excess honey and pollen will soon be gone....
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    Re: STOLEN HIVES!

    Just saw this this morning.
    http://www.actionnewsnow.com/news/thieves-steal-two-dozen-beehives-from-chico-almond-orchard-growers-on-high-alert/
    Keep your eyes open.
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    Re: Bees plugged out in the almonds

    http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b278/loggermike/004_zpsfb7be6fc.jpg
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    Re: Can I reuse this Queen Excluder?

    Thats just a bit of mold on pollen in the comb. Bees will clean it up in a day like new. They will use that pollen too if its not too dried out. You will need to feed your bees to get the rest of...
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    Re: Pseudo Name on Bee Source

    Survivor of a lifetime of falling timber, now full time beekeeper. And I thought logging was tough!
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    Re: Bees plugged out in the almonds

    I just got a call confirming all the above. And to think I was going to haul some syrup down Monday lol.I was advised bees are plugging out with pollen and one guys hives were starting to throw...
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    Re: Mann Lake pre-assembled deep frames

    Sorry , my grip is slipping;)
    Agree with the cuts and wood quality on Mann Lake frames. But that top bar is thinner than any frame I ever used.
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    Re: Mann Lake pre-assembled deep frames

    No its not funny, It involved lots of extra time on a couple thousand frames.:(

    The problem was that the foundation barely fit in the grooves.Some fell out immediately so we knew we had a problem...
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    Re: Mann Lake pre-assembled deep frames

    I was hoping the Mann Lake ones would not have the issues the Dadant ones had.Thanks for the tip off. I will not bother.No more pre-assembled(meaning not enough glue and staples way too short) for...
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    Re: Nosema spore counts this fall

    So nosema bounces back as treatment wears off. It seems a stretch to claim the fumagillin actually caused that effect.I think we are just dealing with a tough 'bug' here.One that can do a lot of...
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