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  1. Thread: Russell Apiaries

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    Re: Russell Apiaries

    Robert Russell is a slime bag if you ask me. takes my money and doesn't send bees or refund and then declares bankrupcy. he should be behind bars
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    Poll: Re: Russell Apiaries Customer Poll

    Why can we not see who voted each way. I thought that was how most of these worked. I have a hard time believing the results. I am still out $100.00. And cannot contact anyone
  3. Thread: Stupid bees

    by kwest
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    Re: Stupid bees

    pull up some drawn frames from down below as a guide. it should solve the problem. I always pull up 1 or two drawn frames.
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    Re: A true chemical free

    I am the same way Solomon. I do nothing other than split when I want to and feed a little sugar water when I need to and I keep the sugar at a minimum
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    Re: Ziploc Baggie Feeder--don't do what I did

    I have yet to have any issues feeding in emptys on top of my hives. When I feed i use quart glass jars facing down so i wonder if that makes a big difference? also do you really feed 1 gallon of...
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    Re: Racking first mead

    sounds like my first experience. im sure it will be fine. i only have one bottle left. its about 2 years old. mine tasted ok and is kind of sparkling wine. it is good and strong also.
  7. Thread: Beeyard/cattle

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    Re: Beeyard/cattle

    We lease some land with about 50 hives on it and the beek didn't have any fence at all around the hives. i saw no problems at all. They were spaced apart a bit. I personally do fence around my...
  8. Re: how many mediums do you Very northern beekeepers winter on?

    I agree with you wayne that its not the amount of snow as it is the amount of non flying days and days without a nector/ pollen source. We had our first frost here that killed my garden about a week...
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    Re: How are your Mites doing so far this year?

    I believe my mites are fine. I do admit that i have never checked for them or worry about them but then again i dont think ive yet to lose a hive to mites. I have a zero treatment policy on...
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    Re: combined hives killed my queen

    well i thought about that but it is getting so late here to raise queens im not sure if they will make it. maybee that is better than combining them with another hive and taking the chance of them...
  11. how many mediums do you Very northern beekeepers winter on?

    I have all natural cell mediums and this year I am ready to do my final extraction of honey. I live in Montana so i was wondering - How many Mediums are you far northern beekeepers (who are non...
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    combined hives killed my queen

    I had a queenless hive so i did a newspaper combine with a smaller hive that had a queen a few weeks ago. looked in yesterday and there are no eggs or queen. the last of the brood is hatching out. ...
  13. Re: bought used honey supers and frames at a auction, they are dirty

    I dont think i would use used boxes any more but i did once and really charred them with a big weed burner and then hit them with a pressure washer and they cleaned up about like new.
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    Re: So dear to my heart

    I love it. have my 4 strips for breakfast every day. nothing better except for maybee bacon with a sausage patty and fried egg on the side.
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    Re: Filtering system?

    my first year i just filtered through a pair of nylons. it works just fine. now i use the the 5 gallon bucket from mann lake with the 3 filters. they are plastic filters and i only use the...
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    dead queens in cells

    I have been raising some queens by forcing the bees to raise swarm cells. i have had many great queen cells but when i cut them out it is hard to move them and attach them gently. I have not had a...
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    Re: 5gl Buckets - Food Grade?

    how about putting it in the dishwasher with a big squirt of dawn. not only will you have a clean bucket but you will have clean kitchen floor. :D dont ask me how i know
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    Re: honey bound issues

    justin i have seen the same problem with my hives. some were so honeybound they raised swarm cells so i split the heck out of them and it fixed the problem with those few hives. i do have an...
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    Re: "Leave the bees enough honey..."

    well i went to all mediums and i absolutly love it. it makes life easier
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    Re: Help with capturing hive

    If they are bees take them. dress up good. use some smoke and cut out the comb and attach it in empty frames using rubber bands. then feed the heck out of them. if you have extra drawn comb from...
  21. Re: Economic Threshold..Money you wish you never spent

    i wish i never had spent money on foundation, on pollen patties. I have yet to ever buy any sort of treatment. I go foundationless and treatment free. it saves money and promotes naturally...
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    Re: Minnesota Dreaming?

    ill second justin. come to Montana. go to northwestern montana for the trees and lakes. 50-60 at night 80's during the day. nice and sunney. its the best time of the year to be here right now. we...
  23. Thread: Moving bees

    by kwest
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    Re: Moving bees

    it may help i have read that locking them up 3 days will fix the problem. if its to hot it will fix the problem good by killing the whole hive though. I would move all of them in the evening and...
  24. Thread: no eggs

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    Re: no eggs

    i would be patient for another week. i had this same thing this summer and finially the queen started laying. if you are concerned put a frame of eggs in the hive. if they dont have a queen they...
  25. Re: I just found a great site for those of us who are beginners in bee study!

    The best way to help with colony colapse disorder is to support your local beekeeper by buying honey from him. He is the one dealing with it and spending his hard earned money trying to fight it and...
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