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  1. #1
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    Default Need Advice Using Single 10 Frame Deeps For Almond Pollination

    Anyone pollinating almonds with single deep 10 frame boxes?

    If so,

    How many of these can you get on a semi?

    What prices are you seeing for pollination?

    Any tricks to managing swarming with this set up?

    Do you ship these home as a single deep or do you add another box at some point during the almond bloom or just after?

    Tony

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    Default Re: Need Advice Using Single 10 Frame Deeps For Almond Pollination

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Rogers View Post
    Anyone pollinating almonds with single deep 10 frame boxes? Yes people do... Seems to be more placed in the south than north

    If so,

    How many of these can you get on a semi? 700+

    What prices are you seeing for pollination? Depends on the year.

    Any tricks to managing swarming with this set up? Add boxes

    Do you ship these home as a single deep or do you add another box at some point during the almond bloom or just after? People do both. Not sure what you would save by dragging in boxes later. Not much. .

    Tony
    How about them starving out? You need to be on top of it if the rain show up. A lot of singles live on the edge between swarming and starving...

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    Default Re: Need Advice Using Single 10 Frame Deeps For Almond Pollination

    Quote Originally Posted by Honey-4-All View Post
    How about them starving out? You need to be on top of it if the rain show up. A lot of singles live on the edge between swarming and starving...
    Good info Honey-4-All. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Need Advice Using Single 10 Frame Deeps For Almond Pollination

    One of the guys we send singles to pollinates exclusively with singles. He sets in around 20000 hives. The other guy I send singles to sets in both singles and two box hives but very much prefers dealing with singles. He also sets in around 20000 hives. If I were you and really want to learn how to pollinate with singles and for that matter how to run them successfully then you must talk to guys that run singles not guys that run doubles or 1 1/2 story hives. Just my opinion, but I will admit I am biased.

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    Default Re: Need Advice Using Single 10 Frame Deeps For Almond Pollination

    Sounds wise to me! I love learning different techniques from different people.

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