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  1. Re: Ran across this today, Farm bill amendment on pollinatos

    Ohhh ok, no not poor beekeeping at all.
  2. Re: Ran across this today, Farm bill amendment on pollinatos

    Ok, i am having a brain melt, ppb? Parts per billion?
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    Re: UPS/Pidgeon Mountain dead bees

    The problem is UPS. Both Pidgeon mountain and the customer are getting the shaft. This is a time when the customers need to stand up and support pidgeon mountain in their efforts to force ups to...
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    Re: UPS/Pidgeon Mountain dead bees

    Its called operational funding. Most suppliers are not in the position of loaning out money til the settlement comes in. IF it is one or two packages, then yeah they replace, but if it is a mass...
  5. Re: Ran across this today, Farm bill amendment on pollinatos

    why do we need to get used to it. write your senators and demand full disclosure. Seriously i know my senators are ones who are against such measures of regluation as we aren't regulated at all in...
  6. Ran across this today, Farm bill amendment on pollinatos

    I ran across this today and it is very vague and concerning since it is Barbara Boxer submitting this amendment. Is this a precursor to more regulation in the bee industry? What say you on this...
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    Re: UPS/Pidgeon Mountain dead bees

    I only allow my suppliers to ship USPS to me and i PAY for insurance on them so that i get reimbursed. When your spending a hundred bucks or so on bees a extra five bucks is worth the peace of mind.
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    Re: UPS/Pidgeon Mountain dead bees

    quite frankly Having dealth with pidgeon mountain in the past, they are not obligated to refund anything as they did ship the bees and the bees died in transit. IF you did not pay for insurance on...
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    Re: Ultra Breeze Chin Protection

    i've found the wire mesh on one of my veils is lousy. They get bent too easily and where it bends it breaks. I prefer the nylon screen and mesh around my neck area. That keeps teh bees away from me....
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    Re: 2012 3lb Packages for Sale

    Ok, its like this, i have used UPS to ship before, and the rules are that if you have a damage claim, the recipient or shipper can file the claim. The problem comes when UPS decides that they don't...
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    Re: Honey bee with feathered feet

    THat looks like it! I was wondering LOL.
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    Honey bee with feathered feet

    Question here, some of my bees have these tiny greenish feathers sticking out from each foot. whats up with this??? I"m not talking about hairs where the pollen collects but looks like 4 or 5...
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    Re: 2012 3lb Packages for Sale

    I don't know why anyone uses UPS. or Fed ex. They rarely cover loss of bees. I use the USPS at least i can get my money back if they arrive dead.
    Why didn't the buyer pay the extra for insurance? ...
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    Re: Dealings with Long Creek Apiaries

    Thats a no brainer since you are actively selling from http://caucasianbreeder.com/ Aka Winters apiaries.
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    Re: Reason for just getting stung?

    I'm diabetic and it seems i tend to get stung more than other people working with me. Shrug. The other day i got hammered while another guy standing there didn't even get landed on.
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    Re: Help! Splitting and its not working

    well its the 3/4 side of the bottom board. I am fixing to go out and cut some comb out of the topbar and put in with the other frames. I just need to keep em in for 2 days and i can put my queen in....
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    Re: Help! Splitting and its not working

    I am not splitting for supercedure. I have queens to put in already. I have to let set for a day or two for them to realize they are queenless.

    I shook bees in yesterday put brood comb as well as...
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    Re: Suggestion for forum

    Thats the truth!
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    Re: Suggestion for forum

    I don't fill out profile as i don't give out my information. Not concerend with being well known and wouldn't even dream of giving out information no matter what. Shrug. IF i give suggestions, take...
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    Re: Help! Splitting and its not working

    i gave the brood, pollen and honey.
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    Re: Help ID this plant

    That is a oak gall.

    http://www.scnps.org/images/plantid/oak_gall.jpg

    http://www.roundrockjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/05/gall.JPG

    These are growths caused by the presence of the larva...
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    Help! Splitting and its not working

    I split off a hive into a new hive. I tied up comb of brood into a new box and shook bees down into the box with their comb and brood and this morning i check and the bees are gone and all the brood...
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    Re: Help need info on new queen

    well I just got back in installed the queen in the split. Got nailed boy are they pissy today from the weather! sheesh. But she's in there and hope she lives long enough to get out.

    Any rate, i...
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    Re: Help need info on new queen

    uggh i got them in 4 days ago and its been raining since. I am going to attempt to put this particular queen in the split today. I was worrying that she would not make it. Will the hive feed her if...
  25. Re: Mites Have Pushed Me To The Edge... I'm Jumping

    Well what i am doing is if i have a hive that has mite problems, i go to my top bar and grab some larvae and make a new queen for the hive. I have a ferel hive that i have had for 2 years which has...
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