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Offline pdmattox

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First time moving bees to the oranges
« on: February 10, 2007, 04:21:57 PM »
Here is a shot of my nephew Alex on the left and likes2grill (Dan) on the right. They helped load and unload the hives.  We started after 1am saturday morning and finished unloading and heading home by 9:30am. Around 150 miles one way.


Here we set them up so it will be easy to change pallets out to the migratory pallets that i made.  Will be much easier and faster unload and loading.





Here is a full tree of oranges that will be picked this week.



We cheked the trees before we pulled the nets and unloaded the hives and seen no bees in the area.  This grove is isolated from other groves.  About a hour after setting them all up there was'nt a tree in 6 row's that was'nt covered in bee's.









Here is a shot of the hives and me. :)






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Re: First time moving bees to the oranges
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2007, 04:28:55 PM »
hey dan is that a new beesuit where the bees can't see you :?

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Re: First time moving bees to the oranges
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2007, 04:39:55 PM »
good one austin. Great pics guys
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Re: First time moving bees to the oranges
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2007, 04:46:37 PM »
Gee guys wish I could have been there. It looks like you had a fun day even with the hard work!! :)
good luck with the harvest!

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Re: First time moving bees to the oranges
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2007, 05:28:33 PM »
  Nice pictures . Thanks Dan For Sharing
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Re: First time moving bees to the oranges
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2007, 06:59:05 PM »
Dan you the man!! Camo PJs? or pretending to be a tree? Best bee suit I have seen! You must be picking up tips from 007, 2 steps into the bushes and you are invisible.

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Re: First time moving bees to the oranges
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2007, 07:07:21 PM »
nepthew alex on the left and...Dan on the right? but where :? i mean..what Dan???

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Re: First time moving bees to the oranges
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2007, 08:42:55 PM »
I had a great time today. Got my 1st bee stings ( 3 ). Dallas and Allex are great guys for letting me go and be a part of this.

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Re: First time moving bees to the oranges
« Reply #8 on: February 10, 2007, 08:48:00 PM »
Hey that looks like a great place to put bees and it looks like you have great friends also

good luck
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Re: First time moving bees to the oranges
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2007, 11:24:37 PM »
I think you dropped these dallas!



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Re: First time moving bees to the oranges
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2007, 11:41:49 PM »
yup mick, that might be a few of them but I think he's got a lot more SILVER SPOONS THAN THAT.....  :evil: 
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Re: First time moving bees to the oranges
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2007, 11:47:59 PM »
I'm with ted 120%
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Re: First time moving bees to the oranges
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2007, 08:28:00 AM »
Mick, I like to share my silver spoons with everyone.  I try to leave some behind where ever i go. Besides who uses a silver spoon twice? :evil:

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Re: First time moving bees to the oranges
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2007, 06:53:08 PM »
Mick, I like to share my silver spoons with everyone.  I try to leave some behind where ever i go. Besides who uses a silver spoon twice? :evil:


BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! And the truth comes out!!!!!!!!  :lol: :evil: :mrgreen:
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Re: First time moving bees to the oranges
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2007, 08:16:21 PM »
You can tell we weren't invited, there's no wooden spoons  :-D
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Re: First time moving bees to the oranges
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2007, 08:51:27 PM »
Dallas, you took some pretty nice pictures.  Thanks for sharing.  Greatest of days.  Cindi
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Re: First time moving bees to the oranges
« Reply #16 on: February 11, 2007, 10:51:21 PM »
aint bad at all, the man is starting his second season beekeeping and already pollinating, want be long he will own 2 semi trucks and going to California then to Washington them maybe Maine, just a big round trip, I can see it now, Ole Dallas 1500 hive's, 2 semi trucks each truck with about 480 hives each going places, the remainder hives will be the home supply for Florida pollinating and queen rearing (austin tending them)..... sounds like a plan ha????
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Re: First time moving bees to the oranges
« Reply #17 on: February 11, 2007, 10:56:47 PM »
Ted!!!  Right on!!!!  Greatest of days.  Cindi
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Re: First time moving bees to the oranges
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2007, 09:30:25 AM »
How long would you wait before putting supers on?  Did you put any on before you left?  Thanks for sharing the pictures. 

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Re: First time moving bees to the oranges
« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2007, 09:55:47 AM »
How long would you wait before putting supers on?  Did you put any on before you left?  Thanks for sharing the pictures. 

I put another deep box on most of them with just foundation. The others need to build up a little more before I put another box on them.  I am not sure how long before i can put more supers on, but it shouldn't be long because more trees are starting to bloom everyday.
I am going back down on wed. with another load and will check things out then. I will also carry extra boxes to put on if needed.  I will update this post then. 
Thanks for looking. :)

 

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