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    Default Almond Pollination Services - Hives Wanted for 2014

    Hives Wanted for Almond Pollination 50 to 7,500 Hive In Central California

    California Almond Pollination Services, Inc.

    $165.00- $175.00 per Hive
    • Rental price subject to quality and quantity of hives
    •  7 frames Minimum Average Before February 8, 2014
    •  We Can Provide Forklifts and Crew to Place Bees in Orchards

    [B]Last Year 100% of our Beekeepers were paid in full before April 1, 2013[/B][/B]

    Services We Offer to the Beekeepers:

    • You deliver and pick up your bees to/from the orchards at your cost, (we have forklifts and crews to load and unload).
    •  We disburse the hives thought out the orchard per the grower’s instructions.
    •  If you elect to disburse the hives in the orchard yourself, we prepare an Auto CAD plot map and mark the areas in the orchard where the hives are to be placed. We will meet you at the orchard to assist you in where to place the hives.
    •  In some cases, we can help arrange freight to and from California at competitive rates, helping you share the cost with other beekeepers.
    •  We will inspect the hives upon arrival and report back to you as to their condition if you are not present during the inspection.
    •  We do a mite count, check for live queen, take inventory of your equipment, etc.
    •  We negotiate a fair price for rental of your hives with almond grower and act as a liaison between you, and almond grower. You receive a copy of the contract with the grower and a photocopy of the growers payment check to verify amount of hive rental.
    •  We provide written contracts between, you, the grower, and us.
    •  Holding yards to winter your hives
    •  Some orchards are very secured, behind locked gates and patrolled with 24 hour security
    •  We purchase equipment, feed, medication in bulk, and share those savings with you.
    •  We are licensed, insured, and bonded


    California Almond Pollination Services, Inc. provides honeybee pollination services to the agricultural industry in a cooperative environment.

    Our goal is to arrange a “CO-OP” of beekeepers to help serve the Almond Growers.
    We market our services to over 2,000 growers, which represents over 250,000 acres of Almonds.

    If you are interested in having us rent your hives for the upcoming Almond season, please send us your Business name, contact person’s name, complete address, phone numbers, E-mail address, and the number of hives available for rent.

    Currently we have rental contracts for over 4,000 hives to fill for the 2014 season and have several proposals requiring an additional 9,500 hives pending.

    Please do not hesitate to E-mail or call me at (916) 740-5534 should you have additional questions.

    Visit our Website wwwalmondbeepollination.com

    Best Wishes,
    Steve, District Manager

    California Almond Pollination Services, Inc
    P.O. BOX 826
    Durham, CA. 95938
    California Almond Pollination Services, Inc.
    http://www.almondbeepollination.com

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    Default Re: Almond Pollination Services - Hives Wanted for 2014

    Need 2,200 hives delivered and placed in orchard near Manteca, CA Beekeepers Price:

    9 Frame Average or more $175.00
    8 Frame Average $170.00
    7 Frame Average $160.00

    Will accept minimum of 200 hives lots.
    Winter yards available.
    Holding Yards available for splitting hives after almond season until May/June. lots of post almond bloom natural foliage
    Unloading and Loading available.
    California Almond Pollination Services, Inc.
    http://www.almondbeepollination.com

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    Default Re: Almond Pollination Services - Hives Wanted for 2014

    We have filled the contract noted above, However we receive several inquires from Growers each week and have several new proposals pending.

    Our hive for Southern California Rental Rates net of our fees to the Beekeeper are as follows:

    9 Frames or more $175.00
    8 Frames $170.00
    7 Frames $160.00

    Above prices are based on the "average" frame count of double deeps 8 or 10 frame hives.
    Minimum frame count is 4 frames.

    Contact us to be placed on our referral list for the next available contract.

    For more information please contact us at www.almondbeepollination.com
    California Almond Pollination Services, Inc.
    http://www.almondbeepollination.com

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    Default Re: Almond Pollination Services - Hives Wanted for 2014

    We have a contract for 1,650 hives in the north Chowchilla, CA area and 1,100 in the south Chico, CA area.

    The contract in the South has a 3 year option and has wintering yards from October to February and available land available to do hive splits post almond until June, with 24/7 security.

    We receive several inquires from Growers each week and have several new proposals pending.

    Our rental rates for this contract in Chowchilla, California to the Beekeeper are as follows:

    9 Frames or more $170.00
    8 Frames $165.00
    7 Frames $160.00

    Our rental rates for this contract in Chico, California to the Beekeeper are as follows:

    7 Frames $145.00

    Above prices are based on the "average" frame count of double deeps 8 or 10 frame hives.
    Minimum frame count is 4 frames.

    Contact us if you are interested in these contracts or would like to be placed on our referral list for the next available contract.

    For more information please contact us at www.almondbeepollination.com
    Last edited by Shouse; 12-08-2013 at 08:54 PM.
    California Almond Pollination Services, Inc.
    http://www.almondbeepollination.com

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    Default Re: Almond Pollination Services - Hives Wanted for 2014

    Are your frame counts based on a true average or a slotted average?
    If slotted average what are the slots?
    and what is the most frames that will be counted? 15?20?

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    Default Re: Almond Pollination Services - Hives Wanted for 2014

    We have 200 hives in Fresno, maybe could do something with you if that would be enough. They are looking strong for now, hope to get the full 200 through until Feb.
    Would have to let me know asap as there are two others that want them but haven't pulled the trigger yet.
    Could bring 400 more from Missouri but would depend on our weather, so couldn't promise them. They were very strong going into winter but has been pretty cold here already.
    Let us know.
    Honey Hive Farms "Saving the world one bee at a time"
    www.HoneyHiveFarms.com

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    Default Re: Almond Pollination Services - Hives Wanted for 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by AstroZomBEE View Post
    Are your frame counts based on a true average or a slotted average?
    If slotted average what are the slots?
    and what is the most frames that will be counted? 15?20?
    We use the industry standard method.
    California Almond Pollination Services, Inc.
    http://www.almondbeepollination.com

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    Default Re: Almond Pollination Services - Hives Wanted for 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by Honey Hive Farms View Post
    We have 200 hives in Fresno, maybe could do something with you if that would be enough. They are looking strong for now, hope to get the full 200 through until Feb.
    Would have to let me know asap as there are two others that want them but haven't pulled the trigger yet.
    Could bring 400 more from Missouri but would depend on our weather, so couldn't promise them. They were very strong going into winter but has been pretty cold here already.
    Let us know.
    We can use all you got!

    We can pull the trigger NOW!

    We need 500 for a contract in Madera, CA

    Please send me your email at shousebee@gmail.com for more details
    California Almond Pollination Services, Inc.
    http://www.almondbeepollination.com

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    Default Re: Almond Pollination Services - Hives Wanted for 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by Shouse View Post
    We use the industry standard method.
    Anyone here interested in explaining what this means? If nothing more than for the sake of teaching us all how this works.

    Astro... Do you understand this answer? Did you get your question answered?

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    Default Re: Almond Pollination Services - Hives Wanted for 2014

    you mean there are 2 million hives that come into almonds at a min of $150 each and you do not have a standard yet?

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    Default Re: Almond Pollination Services - Hives Wanted for 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by Honey-4-All View Post
    Anyone here interested in explaining what this means? If nothing more than for the sake of teaching us all how this works.

    Astro... Do you understand this answer? Did you get your question answered?
    I have an idea what the industry standard is, but no this did not clarify any question I asked

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    Default Re: Almond Pollination Services - Hives Wanted for 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by AstroZomBEE View Post
    I have an idea what the industry standard is, but no this did not clarify any question I asked
    Sorry, but the question is best answered by simply stating that we use the Standard used in the Industry. and the method is well spelled out in our contract both to the Beekeeper and the Grower.
    To answer that question is beyond the scope of this ad, and we will be getting into a long discussion as to what the definitions of "average" (of what, population, sub-populations) and how do you define a "Slot" (because there could be many depending on your definition).

    This would be a good topic posted under the Commercial Beekeeping/Pollination Form.
    Last edited by Shouse; 12-23-2013 at 11:49 AM.
    California Almond Pollination Services, Inc.
    http://www.almondbeepollination.com

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    Default Re: Almond Pollination Services - Hives Wanted for 2014

    Thank you all, currently we have enough hives to cover our current needs. Should that change we will post new request here.

    Happy New Year to All.
    California Almond Pollination Services, Inc.
    http://www.almondbeepollination.com

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    Default Re: Almond Pollination Services - Hives Wanted for 2014

    We have completed all of our contracts for this year. However, we have 3 Growers that will have new orchards that will come online next year requiring over 4,500 hives.
    If you are interested in pollination contracts in 2015 please contact us for details as early as July 2014.

    Steve
    California Almond Pollination Services, Inc.
    http://www.almondbeepollination.com

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    Default Re: Almond Pollination Services - Hives Wanted for 2014

    We are getting some last minute calls from growers looking for hives, e - mail me if you have hives available and let me know how many and what price you are asking.

    SHOUSEBEE@GMAIL.COM
    California Almond Pollination Services, Inc.
    http://www.almondbeepollination.com

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