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    Default To Keith (or anyone in Cali)

    Keith:

    If I came down to work for you for a week, could you pay my in splits?

    That goes for anyone.... in Cali...

    I have a week off in spring and summer so I thought maybe..........
    Last edited by Chef Isaac; 11-27-2008 at 03:05 PM.
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    I/m not in cali, but what is a slit????

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    Big Grin

    Chef, you bring down your boxes and a queen to go with them & I will fill every box you can haul back on your Truck.

    The Slits are extra through.

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    Slits.... that is what happens when I mix wine and thanksgiving together.... heck.. cant spell BEFORE the wine, cant spell WHILE drinking the wine and cant spell AFTER the wine.



    Seriously... though, would you pay in splits? I would like to go work for someone during my spring or summer break off of school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chef Isaac View Post
    Slits.... that is what happens when I mix wine and thanksgiving together.... heck.. cant spell BEFORE the wine, cant spell WHILE drinking the wine and cant spell AFTER the wine.
    Kind of reminds me of Julia Childs She had a terrible time with the wine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Jarrett View Post
    Chef, you bring down your boxes and a queen to go with them & I will fill every box you can haul back on your Truck.

    The Slits are extra through.
    Chef, how many boxes do you need to fill?

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    depends if I want to rent a bigger truck to come down to cali with or not. I guess whatever a weeks worth of work will get me. It would be nice to meet you and maybe cool for you and the family if your cool with that. Heck...set me up with housing and I will cook dinner every night as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chef Isaac View Post
    depends if I want to rent a bigger truck to come down to cali with or not. I guess whatever a weeks worth of work will get me. It would be nice to meet you and maybe cool for you and the family if your cool with that. Heck...set me up with housing and I will cook dinner every night as well.
    Chef, I will ask one more time, how many do you need to fill??

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    maybe 20-30. What do u think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chef Isaac View Post
    maybe 20-30. What do u think?
    It's not up too me, Chef, 20-30 will take me about an hour to shake.

    Are you sure you want to drive that far for such a small amount?

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    Keith:

    Well, I have two weeks off... one week in the spring and one week in the summer. I would like to do something bee related and work for an operation in hope to get paid in splits. All I have is that blue truck. I might have to rent a small flat bed or something. I would love to do it..... neat trip, meet beekeepers, work for larger operation, cook some, have fun and hopefully get paid in splits.
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    Keith: might be small order but it is hard to get bees up here.
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    This is killing me. But I got to do it. Go ahead and shoot me for this one chef but I must ask. You aint trying to sneak in and get that secret patty recipe or a sample for a lab anaysis are ya

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    Bang!!!
    "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." Winston Churchill

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    This thread is to Keith... or anyone in the Cali area that might be able to use some help during my time off in hopes that I would walk away with some splits.
    Last edited by Bizzybee; 11-28-2008 at 07:45 AM.
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    Keith: for a young beekeeper who is looking to expand , the drive down certainly makes sense. vs 3lb/ $73 each , chasing swarms, or ?

    a few quick questions (for anyone)

    -obviously, there a number of CA beekeepers who do not shake bulk bees after Almonds / or around April.. what do you think their reasoning for not shaking bees is? how easily could they be persuaded to do so?

    -what times(s) of year specifically could you really truly use an extra body (no cdl, not familiar with your operation) around?

    -how much does a bulk shipping container of shook bees go for (I realize quantity dependent, but say, ballpark 200-300lbs) response in pm would be ok

    thanks

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    Thanks Purvis....

    I want to go and I need to see bigger operations. I have seen prettyh much everyone on this side of the mountains in Washington.

    I would like the opprotunity to work and and work for splits.
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    Default Will work for bees

    Chef!

    If Jarrett is still willing go be a grunt. You will learn more than you can imagine. Examine the economics of hauling boxes down see why people buy packages. Get a bunch of Calif bees & queens and head home in mid April. May? Start getting your boxes together pronto because they won't do it by themselves while you are gone! Better one thing well than two half donkeyed.
    Make you mucho nucs spring maybe you have something 2010.

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    Hey chef,
    Bring a backbrace and a spatchula,as well as an open mind you can learn a whole lot in a short time.Dont worry about the pollen sub it gets put away in january.LOL.good luck.
    Last edited by high rate of speed; 11-28-2008 at 07:46 PM. Reason: spelling

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    Big Grin

    Chef,

    Sounds like Tom would fit the Calif bill, Almonds ... Orange's

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