Almond bee supply 2017
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  1. #1
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    Default Almond bee supply 2017

    Very surprised I haven't heard of any shortages yet. What's everyone hearing out there? Maybe this will be a late bloom this year?

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    Default Re: Almond bee supply 2017

    I heard Firebaugh area, next couple weeks should be blooming. Buds were just turning fuzzy around Arbuckle this past weekend.

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    Default Re: Almond bee supply 2017

    Mixed reports on bee supply. My guess (and its only a guess) is its coming out pretty close, which would be pretty much a win/win for all concerned. Hats off to some pretty heroic work out there by those on the front lines under less than ideal conditions. Lets hope for some sunshine.
    "People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe."- Andy Rooney

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    Default Re: Almond bee supply 2017

    Northern Cal... looks about 8 days of rains and showers, should clear up for a bit after that.

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    Default Re: Almond bee supply 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by JRG13 View Post
    Northern Cal... looks about 8 days of rains and showers, should clear up for a bit after that.
    We deliver our hives directly into our grower's north California orchards.
    There are some years that are a real juggling act between lining up a truck, solid soil that allows placement in the orchards, and the weather forecast.
    This year is a classic example.
    Our orchard was a mud-hole but had about 10 days of dry and wind.
    We scheduled placement for the last dry day, and then moved it back one day.
    Sure enough, we placed all of our hives in the orchards and had over 2 inches of rain last night.
    As of today, the orchards are impassable due to 100% saturation of soil.
    And, as JRG said, we have a week of rain in the forecast.
    If we had not placed our hives when we did, we might not have ever had another chance prior to bloom.

    The same thing happened one year when it was time to remove. That year was really wet at the end of bloom. A real nail biter! I ended up sending the bees directly into cherries from almonds. YIKES!
    I have exactly ONE more hive than you.
    That makes my opinion beyond dispute!

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    Default Re: Almond bee supply 2017

    I've heard plenty of rumors of short supply this year definitely bad field conditions been stuck to much this year ugh

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    Default Re: Almond bee supply 2017

    Just had a load cancelled yesterday. The vriker has 6 extra loads but said probably many hives not graded and not good as lift lid and no bees in top box. Lots undercutting on price

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    Default Re: Almond bee supply 2017

    Harry why delete the message?

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    Default Re: Almond bee supply 2017

    The guys I deal with have all they want this year.

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    Default Re: Almond bee supply 2017

    Quote Originally Posted by Deservalleyhoney View Post
    Harry why delete the message?
    Sorry to have to.
    Just a reminder to check out the forum rules:

    Advertising. You may advertise a beekeeping related product or service in the For Sale Forum only. Chain letters, pyramid schemes, and solicitations are not permitted on the Beesource Beekeeping Forums and will be deleted. Do not post messages stating that you have "XYZ", you plan to sell it, and would like to know how much to charge for it. If you would like to purchase advertising on Beesource.com, see the link at the bottom of the home page titled "Advertise with us".

    I have exactly ONE more hive than you.
    That makes my opinion beyond dispute!

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