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  1. Thread: Betterbee

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    Re: Betterbee

    I have been buying my supplies from betterbee for 12 years and I am a very satisfied customer. My only complaint is that they are often out of of stock of wooden ware just when I need it, but I live...
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    Re: Styrofoam hives

    I started out with the BeeMax hives 12 years ago and they have good and bad features. They are light and I think they may have slightly more insulating power. I had no problems the first three years...
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    Re: Oops, I think it's white wax time

    It is pretty looking stuff though.
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    Re: Honey Bee Healthy ? Yea, Nay or "Meh"?

    Ditto on the robbing problems. I can find enough other things to spend my bee money on.
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    Re: Russell Apiaries SunKist Cordovan Queens

    Thanks for the info, good things to know both upside and downside.
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    Re: Russell Apiaries SunKist Cordovan Queens

    I have just ordered 2 Sunkist Cordovians and was wondering how everyone's Sunkists were progressing.
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    Re: Identifying Nosema via fecal stains

    I have the stringy bee poop condition with all my hives this year and have been wondering what was up with that. The bees seem to be ok otherwise and I have not been finding sick bees on the ground,...
  8. Thread: BeeMax??

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    Re: BeeMax??

    I started out with Beemax hives 10 years ago and for the first couple of years ants were not a problem. Then the ants began to take a liking to my beemax bottom boards which is bad enough, but when...
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    Re: Crystallized honey

    For me my fall honey(Lots of asters) crystalized very fast and is dark while my spring honey is light golden and takes much longer to crystalize.
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    Re: Hive placement

    My main concern would be that it gets enough sun in the winter and does not get too much wind. I would try to satisfy those two concerns first and then fit that in with avoiding bothering the...
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    Re: nis_sales on Ebay = Bad seller

    I have been on Ebay for 9+ years and have had almost 100% happy experiences as both buyer and seller. Ebay does not care if a seller stocks an item or not as long as the item is sent to the customer...
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    Re: nis_sales on Ebay = Bad seller

    I am guessing that the more expensive honey refractometers are something that he does not stock and has to back order and you can be left hanging for quite a while. The fact he has not responded to...
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    Re: nis_sales on Ebay = Bad seller

    Thanks for the advice countryboy, I think that is what I'm going to end up doing. I have been putting off filing a claim with paypal hoping the guy would come through, but I think you are right, if...
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    nis_sales on Ebay

    nis_sales on Ebay

    I paid for a refractometer from this seller November 1st and this has not yet arrived. They have not returned my many emails or phone calls . They go buy nis_sales aka...
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    nis_sales = Bad customer service

    I foolishly ordered the same model Refractometer from this guy on November 1st and still have not gotten it and he has not returned my calls or emails. I see there are many happy customers for the...
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    Re: Freezing combs

    I can only speak from my own experiences and have only stored full frames of honey for 2 or 3 months. I would pull a few full supers, freeze them and then thaw them out when I was ready to extract...
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    Re: Freezing combs

    If you have the freezer space it works. It is a good idea to seal it in plastic before you put it in the freezer, this way when you take it out of the freezer and let it get to room temp before...
  18. Re: Screened Bottom Boards this Winter or Not?

    I use all SBB and leave them open all winter. I also have them on 18inch high hives stands that are open where the hive sits over it, with 1/4 inch mesh on the opening of the stands to keep the...
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    Re: Moving help

    Another way is to just split them up into 4 nucs, close the nucs up late after dark, transport them to the new location and recombine.
  20. Re: Plastic or glass? Which sells best and why?

    I switched to glass because, for me I find it much easier and less worry to heat the glass bottles in hot water to decrystalize the honey than the plastic.
  21. Re: Understanding the Cloak Board & cell starter hive

    From what I have learned so far I can give you my unqualified answers to your questions.
    Please someone correct me if I am wrong.

    You need to remove the open brood so the nurse bees do not turn...
  22. Re: Understanding the Cloak Board & cell starter hive

    Thanks fish stix. I was originally going to use the bottom box as the cell starter, but realized it would be easier and smarter to use the top box as the cell starter. My concern was that if they...
  23. Re: Understanding the Cloak Board & cell starter hive

    Thank you very much for the tips Mike. I will be making the cell starter later this afternoon and your advice gives me some more confidence that this try will be a success.
  24. Re: Understanding the Cloak Board & cell starter hive

    Thank you very much for your reply bfriendly, that makes alot of sense.
    I did have the jenter box and cups in for a couple of days for the bees to clean, so that is one less worry. Thanks again for...
  25. Understanding the Cloak Board & cell starter hive

    I have a queen who I released from the jenter box yesterday after 24 hours confined in the box.
    This is my plan from this point and I am open to any suggestions or advice anyone has on the subject....
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