Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Hagertown, MD, USA
    Posts
    14

    Sad Experience with Jonathen Blankenship in Visalia, CA (Bee Broker)

    We had Jonathen contact us in Dec - Jan about sending hives to California for almond pollination. He kept calling and telling us how it would be good money and he would take care of everyting. We got a signed contract and shipped 2 truck loads out. When the hives got their he could not get them unloaded. Finally got the first load unloaded after several hours. Said he was happy with the loads. After the bees got there we never heard anything from him. never returned our calls. He did return a few text messages. We flew out to check out the hives could not find him or the hives, only a few in the holding yard. We paid for the shipping and loading of hives. Now its April and Jonathen is nowhere to be found. We havent received any payment or phone calls. Finally got ours bees back.
    We checked with the orchards and they said they have paid him.
    Just wanted to let other beekeepers know so they would not have the same problems or if anyone has had any experince working with him.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Garland, Bladen County, NC, USA
    Posts
    3,134

    Default Re: Experience with Jonathen Blankenship in Visalia, CA (Bee Broker)

    Believe I saw an arrest report for a Jonathan N Blankenship out in Visalisa, CA... reported in the Fresnobee a few days ago. Wonder if it is the same.
    “Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled.” - The Quran

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Crenshaw County, Alabama
    Posts
    2,001

    Default Re: Experience with Jonathen Blankenship in Visalia, CA (Bee Broker)

    I couldn't find the name in the Fresnobee, but found this link...

    http://www.localcrimenews.com/lookup...&cname=visalia

    I wish you the best on getting your payment,
    Ed

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Biggs, CA US
    Posts
    4

    Default Re: Experience with Jonathen Blankenship in Visalia, CA (Bee Broker)

    I had the same thing happen to me with the same person. Except I took the beef and picked them up so it wasn't as much for frieght and diesel. But I took 5 semi loads. I hope the report you saw is true and justice is served.

  5. #5

    Default Re: Experience with Jonathen Blankenship in Visalia, CA (Bee Broker)

    wow herb is well read. Must not be working much.

    I almost got robbed by a broker once. Almost. Needless to say I dont deal through brokers here, just growers now.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Ojai, California
    Posts
    1,014

    Default Re: Experience with Jonathen Blankenship in Visalia, CA (Bee Broker)

    Another broker you may try is Larry Pender of Jubilee Honey Company in Camarillo, California. The members of the Ojai Valley Beekeepers Association have had pleasant experience with him so far. A long-time beekeeper who is known to spill the beans on guys like Blankenship uses Larry Pender for almond contracts. He has not said anything bad about Mr. Pender. (805) 302-5430.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    smith center, kansas
    Posts
    15

    Default Re: Experience with Jonathen Blankenship in Visalia, CA (Bee Broker)

    Can anyone here tell me how I could get a hold of Tom Laury, Fresno? I have tried calling, PM, and emailing, but have not been able to contact him and he has not returned any of my calls. I talked to him several times this fall, but nothing lately. Any one have any experiences with Tom. PM me please. Thanks Rod

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    smith center, kansas
    Posts
    15

    Default Re: Experience with Jonathen Blankenship in Visalia, CA (Bee Broker)

    thanks

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Panama City, Florida, USA
    Posts
    593

    Default Re: Experience with Jonathen Blankenship in Visalia, CA (Bee Broker)


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Ads