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  1. #1
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    Default Commercial Pollinator Question

    On another Thread bluegrass stated that Commercial Pollinators requeen every year. I know a cpl who do and a bunch more who don't. How common is annual requeening amongst commercial pollinators? What's your practice and what's your impression of what most of your peers do regarding annual requeening?
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    Default Re: Commercial Pollinator Question

    Don't myself, but I do know Several who requeen 2 times a year... Thousands of hives. I quick discussion with oliveraz last fall they sell literaly 100k queens a year to guys who do just that.

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    Default Re: Commercial Pollinator Question

    Gm: Do you know if Oyliveraz is also in the pollination business or are the primarily queen/bee producers?
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    Default Re: Commercial Pollinator Question

    Olivarez is in the pollination business, according to their website:
    http://www.ohbees.com/index.php

    And if you read their About Us page, you will see that at least one of the owners is also in the almond orchard business as well.
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    Default Re: Commercial Pollinator Question

    We're not migratory yet, but we requeen once yearly.

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    Default Re: Commercial Pollinator Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Rader Sidetrack View Post
    Olivarez is in the pollination business, according to their website:
    http://www.ohbees.com/index.php

    And if you read their About Us page, you will see that at least one of the owners is also in the almond orchard business as well.

    Yup, and Ray is tied in real close with big island queens... can't remeber how, but he spends a lot of time there working also.....
    There are 4 guys in that little town in CA and between them they ship 20k queens a WEEK for about 2 months.

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