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    Re: Russell Apiaries

    I got the same email, keeping my fingers crossed!
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    Re: Russell Apiaries

    I used it last October and requested a cancellation. Still no refund so I just wrote again and said that bees this year is my second choice if they insist on keeping my money.
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    Re: Russell Apiaries

    I found this posted on the Russell web site:
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    Re: honey heater old upright freezer

    The sensor in the open air should work fine. Yes the air will reach the target temperature before the honey and the lights will shut off, but the thermostat should turn the lights back on as soon as...
  5. Re: Jerry Hayes parting shot to florida beekeepers

    So it sounds like there is only a problem for beekeepers who are doing cutouts using pesticides. I didn't think a responsible beekeeper would use a pesticide to do a removal.
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    Re: Queen cells available

    Michael Bush has a good explanation of what he calls "Bee Math"
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    Re: Russell Apiaries

    They can choose to ignore the BBB the same way they do many of their customers but on a scale of A+ to F Russell Apiaries is now rated F by the BBB and there may be some potential customers who see...
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    Re: characteristics of honey

    The USDA classifies any honey that is over 114 on the Pfund scale as dark amber. Where would you find a definition for "extra dark amber" and "black" honey?
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    Re: Queens from Russel apiaries

    In one more week it will be a year since I sent them money for 5 Moonbeam queens, requesting delivery in early May. When that didn't happen I was told that they were shipping the week of May 28. ...
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    Re: hives per acre?

    40 hives 2 miles apart for 6 miles is 160 hives.

    40 hives 2 miles apart for 4 miles is 120 hives.

    30 hives 2 miles apart for 6 miles is 120 hives.
  11. Re: Can You Minimize Supercedure of Introduced Queens?

    What is the difference between a hybrid and a mutt?
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    Re: diluting honey to feed back to the bees

    1:1 this time of year is typical if you are mixing water with dry sugar but honey already contains water (or is it moisture?) and if you combine honey with water at 1:1 you will end up with a mixture...
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    Re: Superior service In New York

    Lloyd I like the way you avoid mentioning the elephant in the room. I agree with your suggestion but would add Mann Lake to the list of competent ethical suppliers even though they don't seem to...
  14. Re: Hey, which of these EBay refractometers would you buy?

    I bought http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honey-Refractometer-10-30-ATC-Free-Calibration-Oil-Set-/290590439691?pt=BI_Cellular_Optical_Television_Test_Equipment&hash=item43a88a390b and it seems to work fine. ...
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    Re: Full time beekeepers

    I would rather go to work then work with my bees. It will be warmer after work and I will not have to get up as early. Of course if I worked the night shift I would rather work with my bees then go...
  16. Re: Wait a minute, what are you guys feeding me.

    What a bunch of hogwash! If it's warm enough to forage the bees are going to go out looking for nectar and pollen. If they find enough of both they will raise brood. Does anyone here really...
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    Re: Serbian Hive Tool

    The Labud or "swan" tool was produced by Serbian beekeeper Milan Jovanovic. I reached him by email at apiaryum@gmail.com and he replied:


    Milan's home page is http://apiaryum.pcelinjak.com/ and...
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    Re: Feeding old honey...dilute???

    If I wanted to make a 1:1 water/honey mixture I'd add about 2/3 lb. water for every pound of honey. Assuming honey is normally around 17% water then a pound of honey will consist of .17 pound water...
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    Re: Varroa Destructor Paper

    Excellent post - many thanks!!!:thumbsup:
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    Re: Russell Apiaries

    I am very satisfied with the customer service from Russell Apiaries. It sometimes has taken a few days but they responded to every email that I have sent them. The queens I ordered last year...
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    Re: Why some beekeepers fail

    I thought it was a great answer. :)
  22. Thread: Age of queen

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    Re: Age of queen

    Sqkcrk, I'm curious how you handle queen replacement. Do you wait and let them make their own when they think the time is right? Do you see that the queen is failing and replace her then? I can...
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    Re: Betterbee's Nucs...

    I notice that on Betterbee's nuc page they brag about "Award Winning Customer Service". Does anyone here know who gave them an award?
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    Poll: Re: Winter 2011/2012 deadout Poll.

    But once we vote I don't see any way to go back and add another choice if we find another deadout. I also don't see a way to record multiple losses from the same type of colony.

    I voted once for...
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    Re: Would love to be chemical free but……

    Less dangerous for the bees or the beekeeper? Chemical treatments properly applied straddle a line between killing most of the mites and not killing too many of the bees. If you must treat then...
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