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  1. #1
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    Default Blue Diamond in the field reports are starting

    http://www.bluediamond.com/applicati....cfm?navid=101

    So far, only weekly reports.
    Sheri

  2. #2
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    Hooray! Hooray! It's about the only time I come to,..'Commercial Beekeeping'.

  3. #3
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    Default

    they changed their webpage. its really lame. plus way too late to provide much information. no variety progress charts either.

  4. #4
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    Not sure I like the new format either, but I think they will be giving the daily reports once things get going, at least I hope so. I like seeing how much flight the bees get in. Other years they did sort of the same thing, no daily report at first, or later in the year either.
    Sheri

  5. #5
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    Sad Are we driving blind?

    I sure would like to see more frequent updates than that so far posted.
    I understand that the weather has cooled and the bloom has slowed, but I still like to see it.
    Maybe we should make an effort whenever possible to let Blue Diamond know how much we value and depend on their regular updates.
    Hopefully, they will post more frequently as the bloom progresses.
    I have exactly ONE hive more than you.
    That makes my opinion beyond question.

  6. #6
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    Default Blue Diamond Field Reports

    Now they're up to speed

  7. #7
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    Default Per day reports are nice

    Now, you can see the major differences in bloom and the progress of listed varieties!
    Ernie
    Ernie
    My websitehttp://bees4u.com/

  8. #8
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    A few sunny days have been nice for the bees to fly, but looking at more clouds and rainy for several days. Trees south of Delano are really blooming, north of Visalia a flower or two.

  9. #9
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    This orchard was blooming and the bees were really packing it in.But now its raining....
    http://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b2...e/100_0049.jpg

  10. #10
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    Default Got me

    OK Mike, what are they? Pollen traps on feeder holes? Not Aussi pkg boxes are they? You got me what are they?

  11. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom G. Laury View Post
    OK Mike, what are they? Pollen traps on feeder holes? Not Aussi pkg boxes are they? You got me what are they?
    The crates to hold the feeder pails.

  12. #12
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    As Keith said,just my old feeder crates. We just put them up there to keep them from getting run over or tripping over them
    I saw where someone had tied black plastic bags over every one of their feeder cans.Maybe to warm the syrup?
    Is everyone else feeding?
    I thought we were ok till I found one starved .You couldnt have jammed another bee in that hive.What a waste.
    Last edited by loggermike; 02-22-2009 at 08:06 PM.

  13. #13
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    Default Oh Yeah

    Shood of none.

    Used to put 8 cans in a hive body purty hevy.

  14. #14
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    >>Used to put 8 cans in a hive body purty hevy.

    Oh man,I still do that with my cans.Real backbrakers!!

  15. #15
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    Default Pretty soon

    We'll be moving out already. I'm hoping I can point to these reports and say: " Blue Diamond says IT'S OVER! Let me out! "

  16. #16
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    Time to go home.

    We have a release date of 03/10/09.
    Ernie
    Ernie
    My websitehttp://bees4u.com/

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