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    Default YouTube "almond pollination 2012"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxcpGJ_2Df8


    Interesting vid!

    Question to all you pollination beekeepers out there,
    The hives in this video is busting full of bees. When you place the hives into the Almond fields, do the hives re establish their swarming urge?
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    Default Re: YouTube "almond pollination 2012"

    >> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSEVEA2mHYM

    Moving beehives during daylight. I see in this video they are netting the load to be shipped out.
    I see, from my outside perspective, the hives are shipped into the California holding yards throughout day and night, also into the almond groves.
    Do you guys see any evidence of drag down from loss of foragers due to moving and drifting?
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    Default Re: YouTube "almond pollination 2012"

    [QUOTE=Ian;864079The hives in this video is busting full of bees. When you place the hives into the Almond fields, do the hives re establish their swarming urge?[/QUOTE]

    shake shake shake.... shake shake shake... Gee... I wonder what kind of sub Nick Fed.
    NUTRA-BEE feed supplements

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    Default Re: YouTube "almond pollination 2012"

    WOW - those are some monster bees in the middle of Feb. !!!!!!!!!!!!! This is not what you typically see when you rent bees for almond pollination!! Well done!

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    Default Re: YouTube "almond pollination 2012"

    Quote Originally Posted by Almondralf View Post
    WOW - those are some monster bees in the middle of Feb. !!!!!!!!!!!!! This is not what you typically see when you rent bees for almond pollination!! Well done!
    The results of feeding sub August-Jan.

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    Default Re: YouTube "almond pollination 2012"

    seems to me those hive would swarm
    how do you guys manage big hives in single and a shallow?
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    Default Re: YouTube "almond pollination 2012"

    Bees don't swarm in the winter. Splits and shakes all you need. Typically they will swarm like crazy right out of the almonds.
    Last edited by RAK; 11-03-2012 at 11:58 PM.

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    Default Re: YouTube "almond pollination 2012"

    Only beekeepers are worried about brood. growers just want bees.

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    Default Re: YouTube "almond pollination 2012"

    that would make hive assessments very quick!
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    Default Re: YouTube "almond pollination 2012"

    Unfortunately there is still a lot of growers out there who only count Hive-boxes !

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