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February 23, 2007

An early morning breakfast at the IHOP in Bakersfield with Joe, Frank,
and their crews, then off to look in some out-of-state hives that Joe manages,
with the almond orchard manager looking on. 
The hives rated far above the expected minimum.
(These hives were smoked for easy handling)




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After, on the way to see Frank, we saw hundreds of hives dropped
in groups along the shoulders of public roads beside orchards


 

We had an opportunity to look inside some other hives on pollination.
(No smoke was used below).




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We met Frank and his crew, brushing pollen off flowers for part of an
experiment, had lunch, then went to an experimental yard.







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