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    Re: Commercial pollination brokers etc?

    Talk to local commercial guys would be best to team up with one who knows the ropes hives can get stolen hives can die risk vs reward and the only thing the state of California government has got a...
  2. Re: Apiary Registration and BeeWhere Program in California

    Have had run ins in the past stensils with name and number seem to satisfy them
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    Re: electric fence

    metal wire
  4. Thread: bulk bees

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    Re: bulk bees

    A lot of guys looking been a rough beginning to the year … good luck
  5. Thread: Losses

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    Re: Losses

    The strange thing that I noticed this December and I'm not the only one who noticed this by the way was when initially grading a hive that say had 8 frames of bees the next week would only have 6-7...
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    Re: Super DFM - Honeybees

    After reading this entire thread from start to finish I am still curious of the general consensus of those who have tried it is it snake oil or a good tool for preventative maintenance of disease and...
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    Re: Cold, Wet, Mud, Late bloom

    I hear ya Harry seen more boxes under water out in Durham than I've ever seen hope they went in heavy gonna be a lot of starving bees this year
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    Re: Can I Make a Living from Bees???

    If you were to jump in right away and have minimal losses, you would need to invest about 200k this year to make 100k(if that) off of them next year.[/QUOTE]

    Spend 200k to make 100k sounds about...
  9. Re: How does the current rain/cold affect almonds/colony health?

    Yes whenever possible set on higher ground some orchards are worst than others
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    Re: Bees Wanted for Almonds

    Might want to throw out location price and delivery date seeing tons of guys scrambling to find hives this year good luck
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    Re: Parmak Magnum Solar-12

    Riskybizz same thing happened to me this year less than 6 months on it and battery is dead hopefully doesn't happen again
  12. Thread: VM Mini

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    Re: VM Mini

    If you keep it level you wont have to worry about the oa going into the fan just got done doing 300 today never had the oa go into the fan
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    Re: Where to buy medium supers in bulk?

    if you want the cheapest mannlake if you want great quality call shastina
  14. Re: How are your bees looking going into winter?

    Bees are looking good here in norcal finishing up mite treatments this weekend bees have been fed a lot most are 10 frames plus have a few 8 framers been warm here still in the 80s ready for a good...
  15. Re: Need direction on changing fuel filter and hydraulic filters on a Swinger

    When you do the fuel filter you need to bleed the fuel system or it will not start usually cracking the furthest fuel injector line loose and cranking until only fuel comes out is good enough.
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    Re: Show & Tell Time

    Thanks for the update Harry hope you got out of almonds before the rain
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    Re: Total loss almonds

    I'm beginning to have flashbacks of last year as wet as the orchards are now from all the sprinklers for freeze protection and with all the rain forecasted for latter this week into next week moving...
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    Re: Total loss almonds

    Usually both half when delivered half when removed but there are all kinda deals out there
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    Re: Total loss almonds

    The orchards I'm in are all in Durham the week before the freeze most trees were at peak bloom or very close to peak the bees definitely got time to pollinate as long as the freeze protection was...
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    Re: Has social media helped to drive sales?

    Yes social media will help promote you your business and your products go for it and keep your audience engaged with something new or a fun fact every now and then watch your market grow
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    Re: Efficient hive transport

    I say option 1 that's what I did don't regret it one bit can haul a lot of hives and still get in and out of some pretty tight spaces just my 2 cents
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    With bees short I have heard of guys asking for $200 and up for 5-6 framers
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    Re: Bees in 2018 (Good or Bad)

    My bees look awesome this year but have been hearing those whispers of big losses and possibly short bees if the prices get high enough though the bees will show up
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    I keep hearing bees are short this year heard that last year also though time will tell
  25. Re: ABJ article, page 1148 , "It is the Mites because"

    Very well put Harry could not say it any better than that
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