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    Re: Will not do business with John Pluta in Milledgeville, GA again....

    Ideal to Milledgeville(Where Pluta's nuks are located) 93 miles and 2 hours minimum.

    Pascopol, I just called a no customer service bee supplier to the mat. Call it whatever you want. Buyers...
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    Re: Will not do business with John Pluta in Milledgeville, GA again....

    Perhaps John is using an ultralight airplane to make the trip in under an hour? John is on the East side of Milledgeville according to his address.
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    Re: Will not do business with John Pluta in Milledgeville, GA again....

    I can see how this could hurt your ability to provide first class customer service. Answering machines can fail for a number of reasons and oftentimes do. Why not insist on being great in a world...
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    Re: Will not do business with John Pluta in Milledgeville, GA again....

    Hi John, why are you so afraid to call me? Why no reply to my email which was waiting for you when power was restored? I am not one hour from you. I am 2.5 hours from you. You received my order...
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    Re: Will not do business with John Pluta in Milledgeville, GA again....

    ....and you seem to be inordinately defensive and apologetic for Mr. Pluta. Care to share why?
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    Re: Will not do business with John Pluta in Milledgeville, GA again....

    This is confusing: "at least I considered leaving a message on an answering machine as having made contact". Did John say this? Thanks for the consideration but no call was ever made to me.
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    Re: Will not do business with John Pluta in Milledgeville, GA again....

    "We have had one report from one bkpr, so, I would give the benefit of the doubt to John Pluta, were I in the market for nucs. He seemed willing to answer anything I asked him. "

    Pluta answered...
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    Re: Will not do business with John Pluta in Milledgeville, GA again....

    "Is there no room what so ever for the possibility that the seller over extended themselves and therefore doesn't have the time to get back to all phone calls?"

    I ordered nucs from Pluta the end...
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    Re: Will not do business with John Pluta in Milledgeville, GA again....

    "from what I can see, having talked to John Pluta, it is mostly your misundertstanding. I believe that you had certain unfulfilled expectations which, perhaps, you shouldn't have had."

    Ya think? ...
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    Re: Will not do business with John Pluta in Milledgeville, GA again....

    Since this thread began I have been told by one other large supplier that Pluta's behavior is well known by those who have dealt with him. However, you are right in specualting that John could be...
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    Re: Will not do business with John Pluta in Milledgeville, GA again....

    "Right now it sounds like you are upset over what might or may have happened had you gone there. "

    Just imagine how upset I would have been traveling 3 hours one way with a truck full of hives...
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    Re: Will not do business with John Pluta in Milledgeville, GA again....

    NDNewbeek,

    You wrote, 'I would have given Pluta a chance to come through for me. Then, if he didn't have the nucs on the 17th - I would have been upset and complained."

    Evidently you have...
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    Re: Will not do business with John Pluta in Milledgeville, GA again....

    I must agree. The fact that John has not called at any time during this process simply broadcasts his intention of not committing to doing what he says he will do. While some folks operate on the...
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    Wilbanks in Claxton, GA

    Wilbanks is clearly future oriented and runs his business as a going concern. Have ordered packages from Wilbanks twice now and am impressed.

    Any bee seller that can do what they say they will do...
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    Re: Rough Beekeepers.

    I am noticing lots of people in the bee business that should not be in the bee business.
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    Re: Will not do business with John Pluta in Milledgeville, GA again....

    Wayne,

    You're right I was not clear. Pluta told me that the nucs would be ready on the 17th. Prior phone conversations indicated that Pluta was not dependable so I began calling on the 15th to...
  17. Anyone have experience with Odom appiaries in Rebecca, Ga?

    Anyone?
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    John Pluta in Milledgeville, GA

    I will keep this short:

    Ordered 15 medium nucs from John Pluta in January 2011.
    Put a deposit down too.
    John never once called me.
    I called Pluta at least 20 times always being told that the...
  19. Looking to follow feral black bees to their nest...how to do it????

    Any good bee tracking tips?
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    Re: German black bees

    I am in Georgia watching large numbers of the black honeybee gobble down my sugar water due to the drought. Seem to be aggressive.
  21. Beekeeper/ seller John Pluta (Milledgeville, GA) experience others should know about

    This is simply a public service announcement for those that are considering buying bees from John Pluta.

    Hello bee enthusiasts,

    I think everyone should know about my experience thus far with...
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