Can you believe.........

Discussion in 'Bees' started by PerryBee, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    That I actually get paid for this? :lol: :thumbsup: :rolling:
    Wish I could figure out how to enlarge this, it was something to experience. It was like being in the middle of a thousand swarms. :mrgreen:

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    LIFE'S GOOD!
     
  2. gunsmith

    gunsmith New Member

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    Great pic, Perry. :thumbsup:

    How many hives were at that site?
     

  3. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    I have to be careful about what I divulge, but there were over a 100.
    If I hadn't been wearing my veil up, I would have been inhaling bees. :mrgreen:
     
  4. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    What are they pollinating?

    Blueberries??
     
  5. jb63

    jb63 New Member

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    It sounds like your happy with your job Perry.:grin:
     
  6. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    Do they use a fork lift to let you get to the lower level of hives? And if so, who operates it? You could be getting paid for double time. :wink:
     
  7. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    These hives had just come back from pollination and had been unloaded the night before. They had yet to be distributed from the holding yard. The bees were orienting and it was just thick with bees. When I first drove up it was actually intimidating.
    I did not have to inspect any of the hives that were strapped.
     
  8. Slowmodem

    Slowmodem New Member

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    So how do the big operators move hives around the yard? I've always heard the two feet or two miles thing. Or do they just say the bees will drift to the right hive eventually?
     
  9. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    These hives would be distributed around the valley I assume, they were just brought here from the berry fields. I assume drifting is only natural when you have this many bees in one area, even if only for a few days.