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    Default Getting bees ready to head to cali

    We are in east Texas going through the bees posting some pics
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    Nice!

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    What part of the state will you be in?

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    Might want to get your grove on. Was in our trees this afternoon cleaning up some left over nuts that stuck during shaking last fall and happen to see lots of buds on the move as well as two flowers 100% open. The heat this weekend is gonna push them more. At this rate we will have trees on a roll within 10 days to 2 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey-4-All View Post
    Might want to get your grove on. Was in our trees this afternoon cleaning up some left over nuts that stuck during shaking last fall and happen to see lots of buds on the move as well as two flowers 100% open. The heat this weekend is gonna push them more. At this rate we will have trees on a roll within 10 days to 2 weeks.

    I agree. Got a call from a grower today asking me to get em in sooner than latter. Their in the Manteca CA area.
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    Good shipping first two loads out Friday and Saturday nights going to Bakersfield hoping they have something to do when they get there

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    Default Re: Getting bees ready to head to cali

    Our grower advanced our bee here date to Feb 1. We have our RIFA cert on Jan 28 while we are loading.

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    Steve

    Are all those knock down singles or do you winter them like that? Are those the old Dadant flat tops your using.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matt1954 View Post
    Our grower advanced our bee here date to Feb 1. We have our RIFA cert on Jan 28 while we are loading.
    What's a RIFA cert?

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    Red imported fire ant, I am guessing.

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    Yes we winter in a lot of singles they will get placed as singles we are making sure they all have 8 frame average. We make all the lids out of steel plywood . buy it all second hand it came off of concrete forms its great wood lasts forever. When we get done grading we will power wash all of them

    We run them in singles with a excluder all summer
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    Steve,

    Was wondering what you are sourcing that steel ply at $ wise? I know a lot of midwest guys used to snag a lot of "used" sheets while in Texas!.

    Over the new years holiday I went north to visit relatives and picked up a full unit of "seconds" from a mill in Washington. We will be able to cut around all the "issues" the sheets have.

    Do you use all HDO or is some of it MDO? Part of the load I snagged has a mahogany subsurface below the paper. Makes it really nice and tough. Suppose those pieces will be around till 2035 or later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beesohappy View Post
    What's a RIFA cert?
    My experience is that it's the little piece of paper that many border inspectors either laugh at or ignore when you try to enter the Great Republic of California. Just clean em up good and be prepared for them to take a good look at them at both the border and your unloading area.
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    Does everyone that brings bees into CA need to have this inspection or is it only people coming in from the southern areas? I'm considering moving to Roseburg OR. Would I need to be inspec ted?

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    I move in from WA with no problems. No certificates no nothing. Ive moved in clean pallets and dirty pallets. Just make sure you don't have bunch of thistle hanging off your pallets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honey-4-All View Post

    Over the new years holiday I went north to visit relatives and picked up a full unit of "seconds" from a mill in Washington. We will be able to cut around all the "i
    Funny you had to come here for plywood. I got several units of Best grade 3/4" HDO from brother for cheap. Gets it somewhere around LA but has some serious connections.

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    RFIA is defiantly a Fire ant inspection certificate. I'm not exactly sure about all the specifics but, it's my understanding you need one to get into Cali. if your coming from Florida. As Jim pointed out I'm sure the California inspectors still give your load a through going over even if you have the certificate. I have a couple friends that are Florida Inspectors and they stay really busy this time of year doing those Fire ant inspections I think they have to inspect every load of bees leaving Florida. So you can only imagine how busy the inspectors are gonna be over the next couple weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jim lyon View Post
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    wow! Im seeing pictures pasted all over facebook of trucks hauling and beekeepers unloading, quite impressive. Rock and roll and keep it safe!! Wish I could be there just to watch it
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    For our singles, we only need a 6 frame average. May I ask what you are getting paid for an 8 frame average single?

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