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Author Topic: California Almond Pollination  (Read 8636 times)

Offline HarryVanderpool

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California Almond Pollination
« on: March 22, 2009, 07:07:48 PM »




Theres tons of one-by pine in that picture.
Tons of bees too!!!  :laugh:

And you thought that Freightliners were only good for hauling logs!  ;D
Brag all you want, but never forget to thank those who took the time to teach that little snot-nose that became you!

Offline Frank Pender - AKA "Tail Gunner"

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Re: California Almond Pollination
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2009, 07:19:58 PM »
Nice looking rig set up, Harry.  Is that your new toy hauling those bees.  I was over to see Steve in Independece a few days ago and he was headed for Calif. to pick up some of his bees as their work for one outfit was completed.  He had to get them out in a hurry, as the area was to receive at least an inch of rain and the would be unable to retrieve  his hives, if the site got that much rain.

Offline Stevem

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Re: California Almond Pollination
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2009, 10:08:22 PM »
About 400 hives, about 8,000 bees per hive, total bees around 3,200,000.

Starting to sound like the per day the Federal deficit.

Why the smaller hives in front?  Westerns?  Empty supers?

What's the rental charge for almonds now?  Last time I was aware it was around $30/hive

Steve,
past pres Coos County Bee Keepers 
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Offline HarryVanderpool

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Re: California Almond Pollination
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2009, 03:41:42 PM »
408 hives.
$1300.00 each way.
The load was within 3000 lbs of overweight on the way down.
Mr. P, I wish that was my truck!

Steve, the hives on front belong to Kenny Williams, they are double semi-deeps.
By the way, thanks for your service as president in Coos!
Harry
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Offline Frank Pender - AKA "Tail Gunner"

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Re: California Almond Pollination
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2009, 09:58:39 PM »
How are you doing, Harry.  You need to come around for visit and let the bees do all of the work.