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    Re: White Oak Apiary

    EVERYONE! Paypal refunded 2/3 of my payment. 1 Queen = 1/3. At least they were able to tap his funds. YEA Paypal!
    (I am sure my credit card company would have been willing to do the same thing but...
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    Re: White Oak Apiary

    On July 8th I ortdered and paid $96.30 for 3 queen bees. I included this note:

    "I need these asap as have 2 queenless hives.
    Can you help quickly? If not, please call me 717-XXX-XXXX.
    Thanks...
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    Re: Dealings with Long Creek Apiary

    The bees did arrive today and at first glance,they seem healthy. The quantity looked good as I shook them out and the queen looks fat and she and her helpers look active. FINALLY! :thumbsup:

    Don't...
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    Re: Dealings with Long Creek Apiary

    Just this morning I received a message on my voicemail from David Winters / LCA. He cheerfully advised me that my package has shipped and should arrive Monday.
    If this proves to be true I will be...
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    Re: Dealings with Long Creek Apiary

    "Originally Posted by handyman dave: To top it off, now he says he has no record of my order!"



    Here is his entire, uncut and unedited, actual message received on 6/22. Judge for yourself...
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    Re: Dealings with Long Creek Apiary

    Last year I ordered and paid for a package from David Winters / Long Creek Apiaries. ($80 plus shipping.) When he failed to supply one, after many delays, problems, emails, etc., I agreed to take one...
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    Sticky: 5 swarms in last 5 weeks.

    We have gathered 5 swarms over the last 5 weeks in fruit trees within 100 feet of our hives. (One 2 days ago and another today.) All seem to be doing VERY WELL INDEED!
    We had all 3 hives survive the...
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    "Growling" hive

    Tonight as I was walking past them I heard one of my 5 hives "growling", rather loudly, It was well after dark. They have plenty of room, young brood and seem healthy but it is loud and I am...
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    Missing the queen AGAIN!

    The swarm I captured at the end of July has no queen, again. A week after hiving the swarm we checked the hive and found many eggs, so we assumed things were OK.
    10 days ago my wife and I went...
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    Swarm's original queen is gone!

    My wife and took some hives apart last Sunday to make sure we know what is happening. In the swarm hive collected a few weeks ago which was recently combined with the remnants of the queenless swarm...
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    Re: Yellow Jackets!

    I've had 4 calls in the past 3 weeks that were yellow jackets. Nasty little bugs!
    Now I ask better questions BEFORE I drive out.
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    Re: Problem hive...

    I have decided to do a combine.
    Thanks for the help!
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    Problem hive...

    HELP!

    The first swarm I picked-up 4 days ago has used 3 gallons of 1:1, drawn out 4 1/2 deep frames of comb and has eggs in some of those new cells!

    The problem is with the second swarm...
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    I gathered 2 swarms today!

    2 in one day! 50 miles apart but both were BEAUTIFUL and only 5-6 feet above the ground. I have hived one but didnt get home in time to get the second in a box before dark. I worked until 10 tonight...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I picked up 2 swarms today! Both in trees no more than 6 feet from the ground, 50 miles apart but both were BEAUTIFUL! :D
    I don't have enough equipment but hived one in a 10 frame deep and assembled...
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    What do you do with your scrapings?

    As a nubee I find myself with a hive tool loaded with scraped-off propolis and burr comb wax. How you deal with it while you are still in the hive?
    I am at a loss to know how to deal with this...
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    Re: First cutout

    Really fine pics! Congrats!
    I can only hope that I get a crack at a real one someday!
    (I went on one yesterday but it was those grey paper comb stinging nasties, not our sweet friends.)
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    Great Bees from Bjorn Apiaries!

    I got a nuc from Bjorn Apiaries back at the beginning of June to save a hive with laying workers. They have filled out 19 frames. Lots of lovely frames filled with honey, pollen and brood. They are...
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    Re: Unhappy Rough year continues.....

    Wow! What a terrible loss!
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your bees.
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    Re: re-queen laying worker hive

    I just re-queened a laying worker hive with a strong nuc. I put the nuc on the bottom with 2 sheets of newspaper between the bottom of the queenless box and the top of the nuc. I cut a few small...
  21. Re: Bees throwing larvae out the front of the hive!

    I was blessed to get a nuc from Bjorn Apiaries.

    http://www.bjornapiaries.com/

    Mike has quite an impressive operation and is a terrific guy as well.
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    They have LOTS of honey and pollen as well as sugar syrup and are foraging actively. I see them bringing in pollen. There is plenty of brood in all stages of development and they seem happy. The hive...
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    Re: Clearing weeds near hive

    Wow! I sit and watch my hive from 3 feet away, and they never even land on me. I'd be inclined to replace the queen with one that is more gentle.
  24. Bees throwing larvae out the front of the hive!

    As I watched the hive yesterday I saw two different bees, at two different time, dragging larvae about their own body size, out of the hive and disposing of them in front of the hive on the ground. I...
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    I looked at the requeening frame but they are...

    I looked at the requeening frame but they are "out of stock!"
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