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  1. Re: First Almond Blooms Today in Northern California

    Anyone want to project release dates in the Chico / Orland vicinity for this year?
  2. Re: First Almond Blooms Today in Northern California

    This is the best conditions for almonds and bees in a number of years.
    Last year sucked really bad!
  3. Re: First Almond Blooms Today in Northern California

    THAT is some really good news!
  4. Re: First Almond Blooms Today in Northern California

    My "Orland Area" grower reports that bloom is all over the place.
    Some orchards are moving ahead rapidly, others at a more normal rate.
    I've heard of full bloom mid week next week.
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    Re: nuc sales agreement

    Are you saying that there is something wrong with using purchased queens in the making up of nucs?
    Just trying to understand your comment.
  6. Blue Diamond Almond Bloom Reports.

    I have many friends that live in California and place hives in Almonds.
    They get to monitor the bloom as it progresses.
    For the rest of us, once the hives are worked, and in place we return to our...
  7. Re: First Almond Blooms Today in Northern California

    I really appreciate your reports, Mike.
    I hope you'll update us often as our bees are just a few miles south of Orland.
    Looks like Blue Diamond is going to post more frequent reports this year:...
  8. Re: First Almond Blooms Today in Northern California

    Where's Logger Mike when you need him??
    :w
  9. First Almond Blooms Today in Northern California

    After near 80F temperatures, we saw the first blooms for 2020 opening on the Winters variety.
    First bloom on Feb 11 has been common in the past.
    The last few years have been earlier.
    Now the big...
  10. Re: Why does everyone think used equipment is ALL bad?

    I set a policy in our operation almost 30 years ago.
    "We do not bring in ANY used equipment".
    Hive equipment is WAY too inexpensive to bring in used stuff.
    Also, I am very particular and specific...
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    Re: Almond Prices

    Does this help?
    https://www.merlofarminggroup.com/almonds/California%20Inshell
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    Re: Almond Prices

    You must not have Costco in Ohio.
    They have a much better offer. Terms are "cash on the barrel-head"
    Check this out:...
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    Re: Bookkeeping

    Quickbooks pro is one of my favorite reasons for owning a computer.
    As you enter income and expenses, it does all of the work for you in the background.
    When tax time comes, I e-mail a copy of the...
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    Re: Global Warming

    BINGO!!!
    Everyone just loves to stand around and belly-ache about politicians.
    Yet, it is the low information voters that continue to vote them in over and over.
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    Re: Global Warming

    After 28 years of beekeeping; the only bees absconding that I have heard about were on Beesource.
  16. Re: Respirator suggestion to use with Easy Vap

    I didn't say anything against 3M or any other brand.
    I'm quite sure they all work fine with the PROPER RESPIRATOR USE, STORAGE, & SELECTION.
  17. Re: Respirator suggestion to use with Easy Vap

    OSHA finally mandated a Respirator Protection Standard for industrial workers in 2005, and it's obvious to see why.
    Prior to the mandate for employers to provide standardized education, training,...
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    Re: Foam filled tires

    O.K. I get the idea of water as added wheel weight.
    We do the same in our old Ford tractors.
    But foam?
    Does foam add weight; really?
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    Re: Foam filled tires

    Just curious:
    What's wrong with good old air?
    Do these forklifts have a tendency for tires walking off the rims?
    If so, why?
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    Asian Giant Hornet

    Hot off the press at the Daily Dead Fish Wrapper (Portland Oregonian), Asian giant hornets have been found in
    Washington State.
    Just what we need; another pest or disease to battle. It never ends!...
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    Re: Introducing a laying queen

    That which we seek to avoid.
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    Re: Introducing a laying queen

    This threat brings back memories of a thread several years ago.
    The question was, "What is the Commercial way to introduce queens"?
    Every time I think of that question, I have to chuckle.
    Bees are...
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    Re: Power For A Vaporizer

    I have decided to buy one of these:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyMonPCxzog
    I have wanted one of these for home use, but now after getting hooked on the crack-pipe, (Provap-110) gotta have one!...
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    Re: OAV, putting the risk in perspective

    Grainger has a sale on OG / acid gas canisters for Honeywell North respirators for $11.70 a pair.
    I bought 8 pair.
    Seems like my lungs are worth at least that much.
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    Re: Global Warming

    Modern industrial automation done correctly, raises quality dramatically, increases production, reduces waste and errors, raises wages for the remaining employees, and returns for shareholders and...
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