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  1. #1
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    Default Bees needed for 2010 almond pollination

    I am looking for quality bee keepers to supply almond pollination contracts for the 2010 season. We have grower contracts already in place and can receive and deliver your bees to the orchard and then return them after pollination and provide any other services your bees may require. So if you are out of state you would not have to make the trip to California. We also provide delivery services for out of state beeks who already have their own contracts but dont want to come to California.

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    Default Re: Bees needed for 2010 almond pollination

    I am interested, give me a call

    Larry Pender 805-302-5430
    Larry Pender,Jubilee HoneyBee Company,Camarillo, CA

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    Default Re: Bees needed for 2010 almond pollination

    i would bee intrested in sending my bees to cal. give me a call (315)594-1069 ask for fred.

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    Default Re: Bees needed for 2010 almond pollination

    was wondering what your payment and fees are. Call me at 859-304-3103

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    Default Re: Bees needed for 2010 almond pollination

    I would be interested. My bee's would come out of florida.
    Scott Barnes 269-506-5039

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    Default Re: Bees needed for 2010 almond pollination

    Brad please call me @ 209 368-0801 thank you Don

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    Re: Bees needed for 2010 almond pollination

    I am looking for quality bee keepers to supply almond pollination contracts for the 2010 season

    I am interested.
    Are you bonded for contracting?

    What is your minimum frame count? (6 frame minimum, 8 frame average)
    Do you average the frames into the frame count?
    What is my pollination fee.
    When do you make your payments to me as a pollinator?
    Does your growers provide potable water for the bees?
    Do all my hives go into one location/orchard?
    What are the growers spraying of pesticides and fungicides while my bees pollinate the almonds?
    At what stage of bloom are the bees moved into and out of their pollination sets?
    Are the locations hilly or flat?
    How old are the trees?
    Is there young trees within flying distance around the ones being pollinated to provide additional floral sources?
    Do you pool your contracts in case one of your grower defaults on payments?
    Are the roads accessible in wet weather?
    Do the bees have access to surrounding flora such as yellow mustard, filaree and willows?
    Will you take strong 10 frames singles with an inside feeder? = 8 frames of bees.
    Who will inspect the bees in my presence and what is your protocol for the inspection?
    Will you take 8 frame hives with a medium depth super?
    Can you provide a fork lift for unloading?
    What kind of security can you provide?
    Can you or your growers provide cotton locations and negotiate their value into the almond contract?
    Regards.
    Ernie
    Ernie
    My websitehttp://bees4u.com/

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    Default Re: Bees needed for 2010 almond pollination

    Need more information. Call me at 606-344-0712

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    Default Re: Bees needed for 2010 almond pollination

    I am interested! Several questions, most importantly can you place 6-8 frame singles for a lesser price. Roughly 2,000 colonies.

    email: redcedarhoneyfarms@gmail.com
    715-704-0128

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    Question Re: Bees needed for 2010 almond pollination

    hi brad!
    we are familiar with the trip to california. we have done almonds for several years now. we would make the trip, bring our bees, and have normally stayed and done all of the upkeep during the duration of the stay.

    last year, we went without a contract. assuming it would have been like any other year with more demand for bees being more than could be supplied, we were in for a shock. as im sure you know there were several beekeepers pretty disappointed last year.

    of course, we will not give up. lol.

    we have upwards of 900 colonies here in washington. all strong and healthy. please call me.

    skip guilmette 360-305-5868
    guilmettes busy bees
    5539 noon rd
    bellingham, wa 98226
    Last edited by honeybeecandleco; 09-29-2009 at 11:07 AM. Reason: adding email address: skipg55@yahoo.com

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    Default Re: Bees needed for 2010 almond pollination

    Hi Brad,

    If your looking for any Osmia species give me a call or email.
    jaysenla@yahoo.com
    801-910-6519

    Thanks,

    Jaysen

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    Default Re: Bees needed for 2010 almond pollination

    you can come get my 2 hives thay have 20 frames of bees each. heheehee. at least i wont have to wory about feeding them this winter if you do.

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    Default Re: Bees needed for 2010 almond pollination

    Hi Brad,

    We are beekeepers from AZ.
    We have ca. available 1200 colonies. Please call me at 602 722 6648
    we have contracts for the rest of them.
    Thank you
    Ovi

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    Default Re: Bees needed for 2010 almond pollination

    For all waiting to be contacted by Brad, don't hold your breath.

    This post was entered in Sept., many peolple added posts and no has has heard a word from Brad, no e-mail, no PM no phone call.

    If you post somethoing please follow thru.
    Larry Pender,Jubilee HoneyBee Company,Camarillo, CA

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    Re: Bees needed for 2010 almond pollination

    You are partly correct Larry. I have contacted several people that have inquired regarding my post, some I have talk to directly and some I have left messages with and have not called me back. However some I have not called at all simply because at the time I did not need to. Perhaps I miss understood the format of this forum in that you are expected to repspond to every person who contacts you, I assumed I could just repsond to the ones that interested me the most. So for that I apologize and hope it will not become an issue.
    In hindsight this post may have been a little premature. Typically the end of September and all of October and November is when we sign contracts with growers, so I posted this add in anticipation of lining up the bees ahead of time. However with last years problems growers are holding off longer and longer to sign a contract to see what the supply and the price is going to be like. However I am out everyday talking with growers and working toward signing contracts so if their is anybody in CA that doesnt have a home yet or is considering still coming let me know and maybe I can find you something.

    Also for you out of state beeks we can provide load and unload of semis, storage yards, delivery and pickup to and from orchards, feeding and medicating. Let me know your needs and I can take care of it.

    Thanks,
    Brad

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    Default Re: Bees needed for 2010 almond pollination

    I have 650 hives available for almonds.
    I can be contacted at 805-746-0827.
    Dave Mitchell

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