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    Re: First grafting session of 2014 a success!!

    Cool
  2. Thread: Is more better

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    Re: Is more better

    A full hive is the same price as a nuc here.
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    Re: Getting started in pollination

    Im supplying 20 this year and was asked if I knew anyone with 8 hives for another location. There are small growers for small beekeepers just need to find them. I think small orchards are avoided by...
  4. Thread: 2014 die off

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    Re: 2014 die off

    I bought my queens from honey-4-all which is why I posted in the first place. My location is also pretty close to beeghost who is a friend of mine. You guys maybe right but I still think that mine...
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    Re: 2014 die off

    This is my fourth winter. My numbers have went up and down. I got up to about 70 in 2012 and had about 8 come out of winter which I turned into the 22 I have now. I used home brew (shop towel) mite...
  6. Thread: 2014 die off

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    Re: 2014 die off

    I probably have at least 60 other hives within a mile at all times. During certain times of the year alot more than that. Not trying to debate with you guys but I always have others right on top of...
  7. Thread: 2014 die off

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    You are correct but I really didn't spend much time with them at all. I credit it to spending $ on feed and good store bought mite treatments.
  8. Thread: 2014 die off

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    Re: 2014 die off

    Just fed mine and did a check. 22 out of 22 are still good. 2 out of 4 nucs dead.
    Requeened with queens from some guy in Dixon.
    Started feeding sub in July.
    Did OA drip as a knock down in late...
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    Re: Contact info for Keith Jarrett.

    Keith do you have anyone a little more north selling your stuff?
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    Re: What's everyone using for TREAMENTS??

    It is an applicator's id not licence. The licence requires a test I believe the id is just for tracking purposes. MannLake would not sell it to me in July without the ID.
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    Re: What's everyone using for TREAMENTS??

    I did an OA dribble in early summer and apivar late summer. Bees have never looked better. I also started feeding sub in July.

    I went to my county ag department to get my applicators id to use the...
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    Re: Robert Russell is a fraud

    No, I'm not really interested right now. Maybe some day. I still need more practice. I may do what I did last year and give away cells that I make for practice. As a subproducer I was going to buy...
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    Re: Robert Russell is a fraud

    Several months ago Rob Hughes on another forum said that Robert Russell was sick (cancer or something) and asked for donations to buy him a gift. Some people pitched in and sent money to Rob Hughes...
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    Re: Robert Russell is a fraud

    Intheswamp

    My website had my full name, po box, a google map showing how to get to my house, my cell phone number (which some of the people with problems called and spoke to me), a picture of...
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    Re: Robert Russell is a fraud

    Did they disappear or were they flagged? I was able to read the one about picking up the soap in prison, which is hilarious.
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    Re: Robert Russell is a fraud

    I was also part of the "sub-producer" program but did not sell anything and paid a small portion of the $3000 but stopped after I got a funny feeling. The production bees I received from him were...
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    Re: R. Russell queens

    I think everyone should just take a few deep breaths. Being out with the bees is a way for me to unwind. Talking bees should bee fun and we shouldn't get so worked up. Life is not fair. It is also...
  18. Thread: Licorice Honey?

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    Re: Licorice Honey?

    Anise Hyssop?
  19. Thread: Russell Queens

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    Re: Russell Queens

    Just like many other producers his price goes down the more you buy. $1900 for 100 queens isn't that far off.

    There are alot of over the top people that both like and dislike Russell. If your...
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    Re: A Tale of 2 Cities

    it was the best of times it was the worst of times
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    Re: price of frames of brood and bees.....

    If I was selling brood frames like this I would have a minimum order so your not having to deal with the ones and twos. Another thing to keep in mind is how much you can buy a hive for. Around here...
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    Re: price of frames of brood and bees.....

    I just bought brood for $15 a frame. No frame exchange.
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    Re: Syrup Storage and transfer

    http://sacramento.craigslist.org/for/2948317036.html

    $125 for a tote
  24. Re: Why so much price difference between Glenn apiaries and Latshaws breeders?

    Barry you got me on the first point. I showed hostility when I shouldn't have. Adam I am sorry for that. Barry on your second point: How did I praise my favorite breeder? I was pretty negative in all...
  25. Re: Why so much price difference between Glenn apiaries and Latshaws breeders?

    I believe Adam made the first attack with the whole reasonable folks comment in post 4 putting others on the defensive. Saying ad homiem over and over just sounded funny to me. I wouldn't have said...
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