Re: hive condition
hive strength is very important to the grower renting the bees, by extension it becomes very important to the beekeeper looking to rent out his bees.
Originally Posted by ladaok
one of the states in the north west US has published hive strength for rental on various crops, I'll see if i can dig it up.
almonds is 6 frames bees minimum, i believe, with rental rate increase for 8 frames of bees.
the hive strength publication mentioned above is in PDF form
Evaluating Honey Bee Colonies for Pollination - Oregon State University
this one is from Penn St. University
from Canada for blueberries
Last edited by clyderoad; 03-28-2017 at 04:29 PM.
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