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BEEKEEPING LEARNING CENTER => GENERAL BEEKEEPING - MAIN POSTING FORUM. => Topic started by: iddee on June 27, 2019, 08:44:34 am

Title: A nice article
Post by: iddee on June 27, 2019, 08:44:34 am
https://jalopnik.com/that-big-rig-youre-passing-might-be-full-of-bees-1834383949?utm_source=pocket-newtab
Title: Re: A nice article
Post by: Nock on June 27, 2019, 09:13:27 am
Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: A nice article
Post by: DuaneB on June 27, 2019, 02:40:33 pm
Interesting story.  I'd like to watch the movie.  Don't think it will be anywhere near me though.
Title: Re: A nice article
Post by: van from Arkansas on June 27, 2019, 07:44:28 pm
A hundred thousand hives owned by a single person or company??  I can?t envision that: how many locations as hive yards, how many employees, sugar by the 18 wheeler load, treating, hauling, queen rearing, lumber, 4,000,000 frames needed for 100K hives.

Can you imagine a fella calling you and ordering 5 figures worth of queens: Ok well er uh, lets requeen half soo I only need 50,000 queens.  I just can?t envision all involved.  Overwhelming!!!!

Good article, ID.

Blessings
Van
Title: Re: A nice article
Post by: jtcmedic on June 27, 2019, 09:07:39 pm
Good article hope it is on amazon soon
Title: Re: A nice article
Post by: sawdstmakr on June 27, 2019, 09:30:00 pm
A couple of years ago Judy and I visited Browning Honey Co in Idaho. They run 30,000 hives. Each of the two brothers handle 15,000 hives with, I think, 15 employees for each crew.
Jim Altmiller
Title: Re: A nice article
Post by: iddee on June 27, 2019, 10:39:26 pm
I think Richard Adee was the original owner. The third or fourth generation of Adees are now running it. I don't know all the details, but I know it's a lot more than I would want to take on.