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    Re: Fall harvest time in Wisconcin?

    Juzzerbee, the best confidence builder is experiance. Reading can be helpful but it seems that people can read something and then when they see it in the hiv they're still not sure until they...
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    Re: Need a queen pronto

    If you can't find a local beek with an extra queen. Try Koehnen, Strachan, or Wootens. I've gotten some nice queens from all of them. Just bought some italian queens from Koehnen a few weeks ago and...
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    Re: Russell Apiaries

    With the season getting so shot I gave up on the Moonbeams I had ordered and sent a message to Rob telling him I would take Danish in their place. Two days later I had an email from Victoria that 5...
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    Re: Ultra Breeze Chin Protection

    snl, wife left the camera on top of a hive...and naturally it rained! So no pics until we can get another.
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    Re: Ultra Breeze Chin Protection

    I bought a new hood for my UB Jacket and asked if it would be possible to get veil material to replace the original with (ember damage). Received the new hood (came with new chin protection...
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    Re: Furguson,s

    Bought several Buckfast Queens from them a couple years back. Great people to deal with their very up front with delays and costs. Paid the same $75 to cover customs, veterinary inspection and...
  7. Re: Show us your smoker! Please post pics of your smoker here

    www, you can see if wildforager has any left. He had some shipped in last year. He's a member of this forum.
  8. Re: Ultrabreeze, Pigeon Mountain, Mann Lake or ....ventilated suit

    I agree with Ben 110% the UltraBreeze is great!
    And the service is excellent as well. I ordered a new veil last night and when I checked a few minutes ago I had an email with tracking number...
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    Re: Hello to all

    Welcome fellow cheesehead!
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    Re: Queens from Russel apiaries

    Funny you should mention that. I came here after trying and failing to get on their forum.

    They can leave the site down and concentrate on getting out the BACK ORDERS of queens or...
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    Re: Purvis Goldline queens

    Their Customer Service is second to none! I bought queens from them last year and again this year. Queens arrived before they were promised both times. Rosie ALWAYS replies to my emails and the bees...
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    Re: R. Russell queens

    K9, Yep that's it. They just typed in a different name.

    Good thing I wasn't holding my breath. I ordered from other suppliers and have the queens in their hives.
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    Re: R. Russell queens

    Because I think that SK's can be overwhelming for a beginner. Most new beeks that I have mentored or talked with do not have enough equipment available to handle the SK's brood laying. If they have a...
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    Re: R. Russell queens

    I filled out the form on Russell's website yesterday asking about the status of my order that I placed last year.

    I had an answer in my inbox this morning (sent by Victoria at 2:55AM).

    In it...
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    Poll: Re: How is your crop looking?

    It would need very long legs to get it's feet wet here! All I've been doing is watering trees. We need rain!!! The cool nights and hot days we have.
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    Re: The Main Flow

    Roland, Lets hope we can visit during a nice rain storm! If the nectare starts flowing really strong the honey havest could could be what feeds the business. The apples, pears and berries are a bust,...
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    Re: The Main Flow

    With the Linden trees blooming the flow is starting to improve, here in se Wisconsin. The yellow sweet clover has been in bloom for three weeks but with as dry as it is here the girls haven't been in...
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    Re: Ultra Breeze Chin Protection

    Tim, Thanks for working on the one flaw that many of us have found with the UltraBreeze. I hope your design change works. I may wait until it's put into production before I buy my next jacket from...
  19. Re: Where to buy Packages or Nucs in Central WI or Chicago area?

    DCurran and Roland covered the place I buy from. Just to give you one more to choose from there is Leer's honey farm on the east side of the state (member on this forum.) It's a good idea to get your...
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    Re: Purvis bros. Queens

    I bought 4 in August their doing great. Built up well, gentle and easy to work. Nice people to deal with.
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    Re: Late Season Splits

    Put a frame with capped/emerging brood in each nuc that you have made then put the queen in.
    The emerging bees will readily accept the new queen and take on the job of feeding the eggs that the new...
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    Re: Purvis Brothers

    My queens arrived yesterday morning....alive! They ship in JzBz cages, nice and easy to slip between the frames.

    great service!
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    Re: Purvis Brothers

    Pugs, thanks for the information.
    I emailed Rosie an hour ago (6:50pm now) and I've already got my queens paid for and they'll ship tomorrow!
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    Re: Mini Mating Nucs

    rdowell,
    I have the styrofoam double mini nucs from Mann Lake and a couple of single mini nucs I used for the first time this year with queen cells.
    I shook bees from a strong hive. Sprayed them...
  25. Re: Introducing SunKist southern bells to northern ladies

    Robert, true to his word did stand behind his queens. He replaced all 4 SunKist that I lost!

    Thanks Robert.

    Out of the replacement queens 3 are still in the nucs I put them in (have to move...
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