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    Re: Brushy Mountain Shipping

    Regarding "free" shipping!

    How would you know CBeckler? How many purchases have you made from companies other than Mann Lake? Interested in posting copies of purchase receipts? Do you keep bees...
  2. Re: Is OAV changing the way we count mites?

    Nice subtle ad.... Not!!!!!

    Let me help. https://oxavap.com/products/

    Your question begs to ask why people do not stick with a standard. If you buff your car with your left hand on one day...
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    Re: Please Stop...

    All the real beeks have been on hiatus because of hive tool syndrome. To much work to be done making a killing with bees to take time to give advice. As the fall shows up all the wise ones will come...
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    Re: Please Stop...

    A loud Bingo to Dingo for starting this thread. Nothing makes me want to explode like an evening spent at a bee meeting with a pile of neophyte experts who haven't a clue about the most simple of...
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    Re: Honey price

    Thanks for noting that quarts are just shy of 3 pounds. A lot of folks equate them as being one and the same. Never have been able to jam 3 lbs in a quart and still put the lid on a jar that has not...
  6. Re: Where to buy those cans of syrup and Bee Package Cages?

    Sealed and filled cans. Get a hold of Leonard.

    f you don't already have it in your plans you might want to hit the road to attend the Nor Cal queen breeders meeting in a few weeks. He should be...
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    Re: 4 Failed Hives!?

    No offense taken. I really hadn't considered starvation as an option as it rarely occurs in our bees. If it does its almost always going to happen when the moths are not going to show up. At least...
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    Re: 4 Failed Hives!?

    Ok you got me there. I sit humbly... Corrected as to one possibility although I am still wondering about this "From queen right to moths in two weeks"?

    Would never happen here at the home place...
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    Re: 4 Failed Hives!?

    Am I the only one befuddled by the "fact" that these hives went from "queen right" to moth infested in two weeks? I would personally like to shake the hand of anyone who would certify this as...
  10. Re: Where to buy those cans of syrup and Bee Package Cages?

    Try Koehnens for the cans if you want the big hole and want to fill the cans yourself. If you want them already filled in the sealed cans get a hold of Pankratz.
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    Re: Bees closing entrance with propolis

    To me this looks a lot more like a picture of a front door with a lot of dirty feed passing through than one that is getting propolized. Some really old comb behind the wall? Were is the propolis?
  12. Re: Buying bees for Apitherapy in San Francisco

    Why not start one hive and have it under your control. The drawback is the work and money involved. The best benefit in the long run is that your access to be bees is going to be unimpeded by...
  13. Re: Would Bee Source be open to a forum for states?

    Wise answer Jim !!!!!!

    Beekeeping rules in general apply almost universally. Learn them here.

    Most of the regionally specific answers most people look to acquire are best learned with...
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    Re: tounge stuck out

    Just another sign of a high viral infection precipitated by mite loads beyond a "safe" range. Dig a couple of bees out of closed cells and you will find more with their probiscusis hanging out of...
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    Re: The trouble with Russians

    Thanks for the confirmation JW. After dealing with them many years it is my current stance that I would rather gas a free package of these "meanstards" than deal with the headache and heartache down...
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    Re: The trouble with Russians

    Where shall we start. Below are a few wonderful attributes of true Russian stock:

    1. Meaner than a son of a gun.
    2. Like to test the wind more often than........ .
    3. Will not survive without...
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    Re: The trouble with Russians

    NOT MUCH DIFFERENCE? OK!!!!!

    On an average nucs are 40 to 50 % above the costs of a package across the US. Personally not looking to pay 75 thousand dollars for a 45 thousand dollar truck myself....
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    Re: Bad Commercial Beeks

    Is it time to party or time to put your reality check hat on.....?

    One side of me says its time for you to celebrate and be thankful while the prudent side of me says that the placement of a...
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    Re: What is this?

    That's what it is. Since propolis is usually made out of pitch or tar from trees it will often run when the heat its on........
  20. Re: Help sick bees what could be causing this and how should I treat the hive

    To may mites. To little food. To many things gone wrong and to little time before winter to rescue it. Treat the good one and kiss the one with DWV goodbye........... Cut your losses NOW!
  21. Re: What to do with live Verrona mites found on a sticky board?

    Any body else wondering why mites were "walking" on the sticky? Either this board has been in use way to long or we have a new strain of super mites an our hands!:scratch:
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    Re: STATE BEE INSPECTOR .

    Its not April 2015 yet! What was that saying about counting you live hives before the last snow flies? Low mite counts will help tremendously but isn't celebrating now a bit premature? Even in...
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    Poll: Re: City bees vs. Country bees

    Speaking of city bees:

    Have a package customer who has lost almost all his "high end " city bees a few years in a row now . His theory is that all the rich slickers have the dough to pour on the...
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    Re: Extractor measurement

    Why not just speed up the rpm's.
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    Re: Advice for Package Bees

    As Wrightstuff will observe if they do their homework correctly all this advice about package failures will quickly discern that all the posted complaints posted here about problem packages come from...
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