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  1. #1
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    Default Can someone explain this picture?

    I took a picture of a page from a magazine article talking about the almond crop and honey bees...but I gotta ask, why are these bees being dumped into a container?
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  2. #2
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    Default Re: Can someone explain this picture?

    Looks like he is making packages but I don't know why they would be doing that during almond pollination.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: Can someone explain this picture?

    Its after almond pollination
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    Default Re: Can someone explain this picture?

    Yep,,, That's making packages.

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Can someone explain this picture?

    Some guys shake before almonds to sell bulk bees, not just packages. Their bees come out of winter that strong they shake them to head off swarming during bloom and make a pretty penny doing it.

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    Default Re: Can someone explain this picture?

    Quote Originally Posted by Riskybizz View Post
    Its after almond pollination
    I would disagree.......looks to be about 20%-30% bloom......there is absolutely no petal drop and zero green in the trees. I'm not sure how that works with the growers but if I were a grower, I'd want the bees to stay put but what do I know.

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    Default Re: Can someone explain this picture?

    This is about the first week in March, these are being shook for filling the first round of mating nucs, you put a 1/4 lb of bees with a cell, lock them up in a dark cool room for two days by that time the cell has hatched take them out early in the morning an cross your fingers for good mating weather.
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    Default Re: Can someone explain this picture?

    Keith, do you provide them with food or fondant or? during those two days?

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    Default Re: Can someone explain this picture?

    Sure would like to see a video of this whole process!!!!!

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    Default Re: Can someone explain this picture?

    Leer Family Honey Farm-Shannon Leer

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    Default Re: Can someone explain this picture?

    Now that's a system there.
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  12. #12
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    Default Re: Can someone explain this picture?

    OK.....I like that one but I was looking more towards the stocking of mating nucs process. I don't use bulk bees to stock mine and have never seen it done that way.

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