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    Re: Dealings with Long Creek Apiary

    In addition to running his apiaries, I am sure that he also runs a Satellite/Satellite Internet under something like the name of 'Wild Blue'. I have seen advertisements in a hobby shop that has the...
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    Re: Dealings with Long Creek Apiary

    I did have the same problem as well. One question that i do ask you is, did they get a little aggressive at any point for no apparent reason? I thought for a while that they were all bipolar.and by...
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    Re: Dealings with Long Creek Apiary

    If you are in the East TN area, I suggest getting bees from K&K bee supply in Jonesborough. The have provided me with customer service, support and great products.

    Mr. Winter -- The only reason...
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    Re: Cotton rope and Mineral Oil

    The one thing that may or may not be relavent about the copper rings is, depending on the batch, there is sometimes trace amounts of arsenic in it, which have been used in pesticides for a number of...
  5. Thread: H&L Bee Farm

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    H&L Bee Farm

    I purchased this month a MN Hygienic queen. I installed in a split that I had made. have built up very strong and very fast. Shipping was very fast as well.

    Will definitely buy from again in the...
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    Re: Honeymoon Apiaries

    Bee warned: the Tyvek does not breathe, and in this hot weather, it will become almost unbearable to use. But the protection is unmatched
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    robbers + bee bread

    Not that I am trying to encourage this sort of thing, but one question has burned in the back of my mind for a little while now. Having never experienced a robbing problem, I have been wondering if...
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    Re: Dealings with Long Creek Apiary

    Mr. beemaster01:

    in what way has the weather been a factor this year. This region has a minimum of 6 plus inch deficient of rain this year... So, reading between the lines you are saying we had...
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    Re: Is no treatment possible?

    Kirk Webster and the others who live by the "if they live, they live" is a very strong strategy. Having read the works of Darwin, and knowing how survival of the fittest works, I have been chemical...
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    Re: Killing weeds around hive

    The only reason that I use this around a certain yard is the amount of Johnson grass that continuously grows there. I have used round up (at concentrations over manufacture rating) to try to kill...
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    Re: Russian Honey bees

    So, as one would put it, they are a hybrid and not a true species? It is always amazing how the mixed breeds of bee do better than the pure bred species. I would go on to say, that they are basically...
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    Killing weeds around hive

    I hope this is in the correct category. I have been using this method of weed control around my hives for quite a while. It is simple and to my knowledge, has no adverse affect to the bees.

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    Re: Rossman Apiaries in Moulton, Georgia

    Having worked in management for a fast food joint, I will say that sometimes, the customer may be right, but at the same time, there are the customers that want something for nothing. No matter what...
  14. Thread: 2010 packages

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    Re: 2010 packages

    I thought this might be of some interest to some of the people who have had comments on here.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch#!v=RGFEfABe5yU&feature=related

    In this video, it seems that the people...
  15. Thread: Old Hybrids

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    Re: Old Hybrids

    But how is that possible for the Star Lines and midnights to be have all be II?. in the years before 1960(?) II was not common place, according to what I have read, there have been major improvements...
  16. Thread: Old Hybrids

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    Old Hybrids

    I do not know if this has been discussed before, as I am not quite sure where things are in VBulliten.

    Going back many years to my first package of bees, the Star Lines. Does anybody know of the...
  17. Thread: HL Bee Farm

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    HL Bee Farm

    I am inquiring about a certain producer in Georgia that produces MN hygienic packages and queens. Has anybody ever dealt with HL Bee Farm (Terry Hester), and if so, how good is his product.
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