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odfrank
01-06-2016, 06:30 PM
Does any one know where one can get a list of what California Brand numbers signify? I know that the first number is the county and second is the order the brand was allotted in. I am 15-32, the thirty second person in San Mateo County to get a number. I would like to know what the other county numbers are.
Does anyone know who these beekeepers are or were? They came off of old 8 frame deeps purchased on Craigslist.

TR HAZ
J ROMANCE
11-B43
11 85
51-24
I HANNA
848-1
BILLET

Honey-4-All
01-06-2016, 09:16 PM
The last I heard the box of data went to Eric Mussen when the state closed down the AFB reg. That was over twenty years ago if I remember correctly. Maybe more. Although he is officially retired Eric is far from gone. Send him an email at UCD or get ahold of Elaina ( his replacement) As far as I know thats your best bet.

24-60 signing off......

Laurence Hope
01-07-2016, 06:50 PM
"j=J Romance" is Joe Romance, a fairly large beekeeper in Shafter, Kern Co, CA.
The rest, I don't know.