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  1. #21
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    I guess sitting in a blizzard is easier on the bees than facing meltdown in the desert. But still, no hard working beek should have to put up with this crap.Hope the rest of your trip goes OK Sutton

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    Quote Originally Posted by jean-marc View Post
    This site has gotten awfully slow recently, must be show time. Good luck.

    Jean-Marc
    Yep, it's bingo time.

  3. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Jarrett View Post
    Yep, it's bingo time.
    What, nobody up any bingo.

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  4. #24
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    First told me I couldnt get thru because of ONE ant. I then called Sacremento main office and was told they allowed no be ants. My Florida ant certificate stated I was allowed 5 without problems.....when I brought this to their attention they had evidentually got on a ladder and found a larva in a a cocoon an said I had to switch pallets of wash load. Now we are in snow 5 inches deep.....and they want me to off load and wash! Pallets were pressure washed before loading and clean. I guess this little bug was in a corner and didnt get seen and was stuck real good. They spent about an hour going over the load. Driver said when he told them bees were from Fl they went back to load looking acting like Barney Fife. The last load he took in from SD. they walked around load and said go on. After again talking to the big wigs in Sacremento and loosing my cool and using some colorful language they finally determined I was not carrying anything dangerous and let me in as of 1:45. By this time snow was piling up and we used chains to get over donner pass. Bees are now off truck in orchard!

  5. #25
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    C-4....bingo.

    Nice pics but I think you are whimping out by only stacking them four pallets high. You could easily go six high.
    Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid. John Wayne

  6. #26
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    Quote Originally Posted by suttonbeeman View Post
    ... Bees are now off truck in orchard!...
    Wow, a little too much excitement for me. Glad to hear it all worked out and they are safely on the ground.
    Sheri

  7. #27
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    Default Just another

    day in Paradise

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    Hey Keith,
    That truck wasnt over weight was it.
    Stay away from Chowcilla.

  9. #29
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    Default What, nobody up any bingo.

    Kieth,
    Nice photos.
    Are you using W or U pallet clips?
    Are those pallets 48" long?

    Ernie
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    Quote Originally Posted by BEES4U View Post
    Kieth,
    Nice photos.
    Are you using W or U pallet clips?
    Are those pallets 48" long?

    Ernie
    Ernie, we use a "W" clip & 48" long pallets.

    Larry, the last two loads, 85000 & 88000 lb.

    We use a thong top for the girls, to keep the lids from BLOWING off in transport.

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    Default Thong top

    Keith:

    Never heard of a thong , at least not in reference to a top. So what is it? Are they kinda like ladders that span the load and have contact points on the lids?

    Jean-Marc

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    Big Grin

    JM,

    Just a net to cover the essential parts, ie., lids.

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    Thumbs Up

    Gotcha.

    Jean-Marc

  14. #34
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    Default Bees still wanted?

    There seems to be some talk that farmers may still want bees. Hope it that the latest rains with more to come, and snowpack, might be enough improvement in water allotments? The weather has held the bloom off, with the next week looking rainy/cloudy. State of CA will announce water figures on 20th. Still reports of lots of bees available in CA. Maybe not too late to get placed.

    A beek said that he's about 75% in, and the farmer (thru broker) asking to renegotiate price? (Beek only part of the many thousand hives on the farm.) Asked to make a 'voluntary concession', ($5-10 per) with implication being if you don't make concession this year, you won't be back on farm next year. Anyone else hearing this?

    Has anyone seen broker contract for 2010 floating around, price $100 per hive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbholl View Post

    Has anyone seen broker contract for 2010 floating around, price $100 per hive?
    Tad bit early on this one I would think.
    Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid. John Wayne

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    That's what I thought....I actually saw the (unsigned) contract, tho.

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    Default saw the (unsigned) contract

    What were the stats on the frame count?
    Ernie
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    "8 frame average or better" We are still moving bees in for this season, not even close to thinking about 2010?

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    Big Grin

    The tread says moving bees into the almonds.What's wrong with this picture.

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    Default What's wrong with this picture.

    Foot steps crossing the road are in one direction with one big one by the 09.
    The depth of H2 O in the solid state is only 2"
    The owner slept in after a much deserved sleep after moving all of his hives into the almonds.
    The fork lift does not have a heated seat.
    Ernie
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