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  1. Re: First Almond Blooms Today in Northern California

    From what I saw in Durham yesterday two more weeks so March 7th. Temps were at 70 degrees bees were bearding big time some early orchards already hitting petal fall.
  2. Re: First Almond Blooms Today in Northern California

    I would say that is mostly accurate Harry we are in Durham some orchards however are pretty darn close to full bloom I've even seen some buttes starting to bloom which are usually another week or two...
  3. Re: First Almond Blooms Today in Northern California

    I think flash bloom Harry. Leave the forklift running this bloom is going to be over in no time. Unfortunately looking like a drought year here in Cali bring on the feed trucks.
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    Re: Stolen hives in N cal

    Every year I hope some body catches them and doesn't call the cops
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    Re: Foam filled tires

    Nothing but that extra weight in the tires makes the machine a lot more stable when lifting heavy loads these hummerbees are not as heavy as your monster forklift
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    Re: Foam filled tires

    I think they ride to rough water filled for me
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    Sticky: Re: Pollination prices

    From everyone I've talked to so far prices are staying put time will tell if the bees are short again like last year name your price we shall see
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    Re: The Avro Arrow

    Jim early 60's first flight was in 64
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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...
  10. 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
  12. Thread: bulk bees

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    Re: bulk bees

    A lot of guys looking been a rough beginning to the year … good luck
  13. 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...
  17. 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
  20. 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
  22. 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...
  23. 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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