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    crystallised honey sold to stores

    We are finally producing enough honey to place in three small stores. Unfortunatly, the honey began to crystallise before all could be sold. I swapped out the crytalze honey for new. Anyone with...
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    Re: Robert Russell is a fraud

    Could someone summarize what is known about this scam?
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    Re: Robert Russell is a fraud

    Boy am I confused! We ordered 12 nucs last winter. After several emails and persistent badgering, we forced the issue and finally got the go-ahead to pick up our nucs. We drove to the Branden MS...
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    Tattered Wings on new queen.

    I was preparing my Cloake board for tomorrows graft. When I located the queen, I noticed her wings looked chewed and tattered. I raised this queen this year from a swarm cell. She is laying very...
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    Re: Drones, drones, drones!

    I noticed the same thing on a trap out.. The 9,10 frame on bottom box was covered with drones. I was thinking the queen was lost inside of the wall.
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    Re: Russel Apiaries need some customer service

    The thread is about customer service. Basically, it is nonexistent. I find it troubling that no one from the company responds except through piggybacking emails through forum members. Who conducts...
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    Re: Russel Apiaries need some customer service

    Just posted this on Russell Forum:This is for RR or anyone at the apiary. It is just about time to initiate working a refund through my credit card company to reverse the charges for the 10 nucs I...
  8. Re: Need quick advice concerning swarm I caught

    Last year I caught one of my hives and the queen keep flying back to the tree. I thought keeping her confined might prevent that from happening today. Beeware10, how do you handle that scenario?
  9. Need quick advice concerning swarm I caught

    One of my hives swarmed this morning. It was low enough to drive under and drop in box. I placed a queen excluder over and under 2 medium supers. I believe that the queen is in because all bees...
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    Re: Russel Apiaries need some customer service

    Still no communication or info from Russell about April-May nucs. At best, they will arrive just in time for the dearth or they have lost order. Nothing like feeding bees all summer and...
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    Re: Russel Apiaries need some customer service

    yeah but their service was subject before the storm. I have never had a phone message returned or an email. The last nuc update was 4/10, 18 days ago. If their method of communicating is their web...
  12. Re: The hive that just won't requeen

    great advice, thanks to all who replied
  13. The hive that just won't requeen

    One of my over wintered hives became queenless. I caught a swarm and combined with hive. 1 week later, no sign of queen or brood. I purchase a queen, wait a week, no queen or brood. I added a...
  14. New kelley bottom boards with #6 screen

    I bought 10 new bottom boards with #6 screen instead of #8. My hope was to kill Hive beetles. The beetles are going thru but the Pam spray isn't killing them (not unexpected). The pull out is a...
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    Trapout question

    I am trapping out a hive in a friends outer wall. I am using a window screen cone over the entrance. I placed a hive next to entrance with a frame of brood, empty comb, and a queen cell. The queen...
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    Tupelo Black Gum Tree bloom date

    A friend is allowing me to place my hives in a large stand of Tupelo Black Gum trees in Arkansas. Does anyone know what the typical bloom date is for this tree in Arkansas?
  17. Anyone hear of storms hitting Russell Aparies

    I have nucs on order from Russell. Read a blurb about storms hitting his apiaries. Can anyone confirm?
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    Re: Russell Apiaries

    We ordered 10 nucs from Russell several months ago for early spring delivery. No confirmation. We have left several voice messages. No answer. We have emailed several times. Unanswered. I...
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    Re: Salt water swimming pools

    I have a salt water pool and hives. I had to move my hives. Salt water pools have hundreds of pounds of salt dissolved in the water. The Cl is
    cleaved of by a salt generator and chlorine is...
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    Re: Checkerboarding

    What do you mean 4th box? How are you wintering?
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    Re: Removing label glue from jars

    I use oxyclean to remove labels from beer bottles. Soak in a solution of 1 cup in gallon of hot water and labels will fall off.
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    Queen Question

    Went to beeyard yesterday. Noticed 20 or so bees clustered on ground. Futher examination noted dead queen in center of bees. Expection of hives showed much capped brood, honey, and activity. Best...
  23. Re: Are these honey supers safe to use

    Maybe I am sensitized by the number of patients that I have mixed chemotherapy medications for over the last 30 years. Google moth balls and carcinogen. Store bought moth balls are petroleum based...
  24. Re: Are these honey supers safe to use

    How much of a hazardous (carcinogenic) substance does it take to make it dangerous. I would not use it.
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    Re: moving hive

    I prefer moving early in the AM. In the south, bees are usually bearded up more in the evening. It is much easier to move them if you can see what you are doing.
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