bees on almonds

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by riverrat, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    I got an oportunity while out here in california to drive through almond country on interstate 5. I must admit seeing the bees on the almonds was different than I had envisioned in my mind. I really enjoyed seeing them first hand.
     
  2. brooksbeefarm

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    Always thought that would be something to see. Was there anything else blooming that would distract the bees, or did they keep the fields and rows clean. I think i know the answer. Jack
     

  3. riverrat

    riverrat New Member

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    it was all clean only thing blooming was the almonds. I thought they put out more hives per acre not sure if they are cutting back the number or there was hives I wasnt seeing. only other crop i seen around the almonds was rice fields
     
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    .......and not a single pic :(

    You and the family have a good time and be careful in your travels!! :wave:
     
  5. riverrat

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    i made a 2nd trip down through the almonds on a different highway saw some hives out that was what I had pictured in my mind then saw some fields that didnt have any bees on them. One thing I did notice with nothing to get them up and over the road as a flight path several of them became decorations on the front of our vehicle.
     
  6. brooksbeefarm

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    Slow down rat, your driving to fast. :mrgreen: That's what dad use to say when my brothers and i came home from fishing, he would look at the windshield of the truck the next mourning and say, you boys fished to late and drove to fast coming home. :lol: Jack