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    Re: Long Creek Apiaries

    Well my situation has a HAPPY ENDING! David mailed me a refund check and I got it today. He left a message on my answering machine and let me know he mailed the check over the weekend and I got it...
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    Re: Long Creek Apiaries

    Thank you for your reply. Yes, paid by check:-(
    Learned my lesson the hard way I guess! Thankfully it is only 1 package for me - looks like others had it way worse.
    Good to know you are not a fan...
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    Long Creek Apiaries

    :pinch: I ws a fool and never researched Long Creek Apiaries and placed an order for 1 package of Russian bees back in January of this year. They were to ship to me this week. I checked the site to...
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    Re: Newbie from Northeast Ohio

    Hi John,
    My husband and I started beekeeping last year (AND I really AM allergic to bees - but with epi-pen in hand I happily open hives and love every minute of it - my allergy is not life...
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    Poll: Re: SouthEast US Package/Nuc Failures

    Our Italian package (first hive ever) went gang busters for the first 10 days or so and then went queenless - had to order a new one and are waiting to see if she will be accepted.
  6. Re: How long can a colony remain queenless b/f laying worker develops?

    Thank you all for your responses...so far no laying worker (no eggs) and our queen should be arriving today or tomorrow so I will post an update. From all I read that a queenless colony sounds...
  7. Re: How long can a colony remain queenless b/f laying worker develops?

    Good to know Jeff. I ordered one from "mikesbeesandhoney" (also in Ohio) but we are having it shipped as our young kids are likely not to want to be in the car so long. Will keep Simpson's in mind in...
  8. Re: How long can a colony remain queenless b/f laying worker develops?

    Thanks Clemens....I did read that (that all colonies have them) but am just paranoid that they will reject the queen getting shipped to us on Monday if there is no larva for them to take care of and...
  9. How long can a colony remain queenless b/f laying worker develops?

    So we are about 100% sure our 4 week old colony (from package) is queenless...no new eggs, no tiny larva, all capped brood. We also found 3 supersedure cells which we promptly removed BEFORE we...
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