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    Re: Beekeeping ethics and Social Context

    Speaking of gender, I have to admit I'm personally biased in favor of the female bees:)
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    Re: Glenn Apiaries Retirement

    Best queen I ever had was one acquired from you. Thanks for your work and all the best for your retirement.
    Terry
  3. Friend in Dobbs Ferry, NY received notice from Code Enforcement Officer

    Friend in Dobbs Ferry, NY who has a hive received a notice from Code Enforcement Officer from the Village of Dobbs Ferry: Outdoor premises shall be kept free from sources of insect, vermin and rodent...
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    Re: 50 % Hives lost this Winter

    Sorry about your losses. I would recommend next time if using the mountain camp method to put one sheet of newspaper directly on the frames and pour the sugar on top. You will need a two inch rim...
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    Re: Russian hybrids not accepting new queens

    Sorry wanted to say that the best way to get acceptance of a new queen to a Russian hive is to cage the new queen. Wait 5 days and then let them release her. After the queen is accepted you can...
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    Re: Russian hybrids not accepting new queens

    Place the caged queen in the queen less hive with a cap on the tube to prevent the bees from releasing her. Remove any started queen cells. Leave the queen cage in for 5 days after which you can...
  7. Re: NYC Beekeeper fined $2,000 for not watering bees!

    I agree fines don't go directly into an agency's budget but when it is time to balance the NYC budget and make cuts it seems the agency's that bring in more revenue, such as traffic enforcement,...
  8. Re: NYC Beekeeper fined $2,000 for not watering bees!

    I doubt its a control issue its about revenue. The NYC Department of Health has been issuing violations and $2000 fines for every crack they can find in every building by calling them "rat holes". ...
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    Re: No Russians for Glenn Apiaries

    All of the USDA released Russian breeder queens come from Charlie Harper who does not sell those queens anymore to the public. He used to sell $300 breeder queens. None of other members of the RHBA...
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    Re: No Russians for Glenn Apiaries

    I believe that Glenn apiaries doesn't sell the Russian queens because the Russian Honeybee Breeders Association stopped selling queens and breeder stock to non-members.
  11. Thread: Whitehouse Swarm

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    Re: Whitehouse Swarm

    [QUOTE=waynesgarden;539469]Do you know for certain that the swarm even issued from the White House hive? Reports I've seen said "The White House maintains an official beehive, ... but it was not...
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    Re: Freight costs.... awful

    I ordered from Brushy Mountain on Tuesday, they told me they are currently running two business days behind. On Friday I received an email telling me the items were shipped with a tracking number....
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    "I've never tried feeding dry sugar. If you place...

    "I've never tried feeding dry sugar. If you place it in a hive for winter and they run short or honey, how well will they utilize it? Or is fondent better?"

    They will take the sugar if they can...
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    If its one of the totally open plastic feeders...

    If its one of the totally open plastic feeders you can fill it with dry sugar as an emergency feed.
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    I tried one Russian queen this year and the...

    I tried one Russian queen this year and the colony was definitely more defensive than my Italian ones. Want to compare how they overwinter.
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    Doesn't Dee Lusby have AHB which are more mite...

    Doesn't Dee Lusby have AHB which are more mite resistant because of their aggressiveness.:scratch:
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    Japanese Knotweed?? How attractive is it to bees?...

    Japanese Knotweed?? How attractive is it to bees?

    They love it and its a good fall crop! I think its a little like buckwheat honey and is good. If you don't like it you can always extract honey...
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    Could you let me know what it is Norton is doing...

    Could you let me know what it is Norton is doing or waiting for? Please understand that his last message to me on July 15 was he would "get your refund out in the mail this week." I am also not...
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    Angry bees when dusting w/sugar?

    I tried dusting with powdered sugar(about half a cup) and all the bees flew out of the hive. They were all white. Is this normal for them to leave the hive and fall down around it? They later went...
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    I also ordered 2 russian queens from Norton in...

    I also ordered 2 russian queens from Norton in Feb and at the end of June asked for a refund. Norton said he would mail it out next week.:sleep: Since then I cannot get a reply from him. I have since...
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    Could the colony be africanized hybrid bees?

    Could the colony be africanized hybrid bees?
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    Im also having Norton problems

    I prepaid for two queens in Feb for $59.45 with paypal and Norton acknowledged my order with an estimated delivery date in May. Not hearing anything from him I sent him an email and he told me on...
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    Knotweed 8/23/08 zip 12483

    Knotweed
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  24. DDT was not banned but discouraged

    Yes DDT was not totally banned but what you don't say is that no donor country ( in the West) would pay for DDT eradication programs. Also the few poor African countries that thought of spraying DDT...
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    Thanks

    Thanks for the advice. I was trying to get Russian queens which the closest queen seller does not have. Also I am in southern New York where there are few local bee sellers. Betterbee is the...
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