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    Default Packaging Bees In Patterson Georgia, VIDEO

    This week we traveled to Patterson, Georgia to package up about 100 packages and bring them north. We took a video of our day.

    We traveled down on Monday to visit JJ's Honey, owned by Jerome Jones, to pick up about 200 bee packages. We got a chance to work the yard with him, a new learning opportunity.

    Here is the link to the post:

    http://dchoneybees.blogspot.com/2013...gia-video.html

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    Default Re: Packaging Bees In Patterson Georgia, VIDEO

    Great video

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    Default Re: Packaging Bees In Patterson Georgia, VIDEO

    Excellent video... nice job, get Kieth to watch it, he doesn't belive it can be done this way.......at least not fast.... Lots of fun isn't it? see more bees in a hive after you shake than most evre see in a healthy one!

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    Default Re: Packaging Bees In Patterson Georgia, VIDEO

    Quote Originally Posted by gmcharlie View Post
    get Kieth to watch it, he doesn't belive it can be done this way.......at least not fast....
    with all due respect........ that is painfully slow.

    this week were shaking every day we hope to shake 10-15,000 lbs by the 15th of April. Phil (aka honey4all) is averaging a 1000lbs a day when he shows up if the help doesn't get lost.
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    Default Re: Packaging Bees In Patterson Georgia, VIDEO

    Wow, did not intend to bring out the competitive endorphins of my fellow beeks. 1,000 lbs of bees a day is awesome. We should all hope to be that efficient!

    Jeff.

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    Default Re: Packaging Bees In Patterson Georgia, VIDEO

    Quote Originally Posted by DC Honeybees View Post
    Wow, did not intend to bring out the competitive endorphins of my fellow beeks. .
    You didn't Jeff, ole Charlie did.

    That was a nice video, but I have to say my back got sore watching it.
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    Default Re: Packaging Bees In Patterson Georgia, VIDEO

    HAH!
    Thanks Keith.

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    Default Re: Packaging Bees In Patterson Georgia, VIDEO

    When you resell them how do you advertise them?

    Weight? Volume ? Potluck?

    Looks like clearly a guess on the weight?

    What percentage are drones? Most of the ones coming out of Norcal are drone free....... Least ours are.

    Nothing like the sound of a bunch of angry bees getting beat to death in the background of a video to give a guy the chills!

    Always a fine line between production and beating the crud out of a hive I guess?

    One thing for sure............ its a simple system........... Wam-bam-thank-you-mam.

    Next please.

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    Default Re: Packaging Bees In Patterson Georgia, VIDEO

    Enjoyed the video.
    44 years, been commercial, outfits up to 4000 hives, now 120 hives and 200 nucs as a hobby, selling bees. T (mostly).

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    Default Re: Packaging Bees In Patterson Georgia, VIDEO

    Nice!!! Now I don't have to go down there to see how it is done. Appreciate the video.
    Rick

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    Default Re: Packaging Bees In Patterson Georgia, VIDEO

    DC I sent you a PM.


    Quote Originally Posted by DC Honeybees View Post
    This week we traveled to Patterson, Georgia to package up about 100 packages and bring them north. We took a video of our day.

    We traveled down on Monday to visit JJ's Honey, owned by Jerome Jones, to pick up about 200 bee packages. We got a chance to work the yard with him, a new learning opportunity.

    Here is the link to the post:

    http://dchoneybees.blogspot.com/2013...gia-video.html
    "Someday we will look back and realize someone was right...and conveniently forget we were the ones that were wrong."

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    Default Re: Packaging Bees In Patterson Georgia, VIDEO

    I enjoyed the video DC.

    Mr. Jarrett when you get a chance can you explain the way your guys do it? I will probably never get a chance to shake packages but, I always like to know how things are normally done.

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    Default Re: Packaging Bees In Patterson Georgia, VIDEO

    Thanks for posting your experience.
    Where do they get there package cages?
    How about the syrup cans? Do they make them?

    Yes Mr.Jarrett would you please share!
    I'd love to see your method.
    A video of shaking hives might be a good Nutra-Bee promotion. (As the first one to name your product in this thread do I win a prize)
    Pm me the name of the "get them moving juice" if you can't share that publicly.

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