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  1. Re: Unique Queen Cage and High Quality Queen Catcher

    The cages I got have a plastic lid instead of wood. I assume the hole in the lid is for candy. In the opposite end, mine not only has a half-inch hole for insertion of a queen cell cup, it also has a...
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    Re: Paint inside of hive?

    A family member who started beekeeping in the early '60s, the same time I did, has always painted the insides of his hives. I never have.

    His bees do just as well as anyone else's I know,...
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    Re: Paint inside of hive?

    Since I started keeping bees about 50 years ago, I have always seen and heard the advise to never paint the interior of a beehive. I have passed that advice on to those I've mentored and taught. But,...
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    Re: Russell Apiaries

    The expected has happened. Today, I received court notice that Russell Apiaries is in bankruptcy court. Regardless of what his supporters on this forum seem to believe, one cannot run a business the...
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    Re: R. Russell queens

    August 26. Still no refund.
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    Re: R. Russell queens

    July 3. Still no refund or "reversed" funds. Russell Apiaries has made no effort to respond to my attempts to communicate with them.
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    Re: R. Russell queens

    No refund as of 20 June.
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    Re: R. Russell queens

    Not quite.

    1 - I needed queens. I didn't get them.
    2 - I disputed the order through PayPal nearly 2 weeks after requested delivery date and 6 futile attempts to communicate. I waited as long as I...
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    Re: R. Russell queens

    Would it be unreasonable for me to at least be able to cancel my order? I can't even do that because Russell Apiaries will not respond to any of my attempts to contact them! No responses to mail or...
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    Re: R. Russell queens

    As I said before, I confess that I have myself to blame. Had I googled Russell Apiaries, I would have learned that their failure to deliver in a reasonable amount of time and their failure...
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    Re: R. Russell queens

    May 28.
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    Re: R. Russell queens

    The charge is there. They have my money -- paid in full. I'm leaving town on June 13 for three months of work away from home. If I don't get my queens by then, they will die in the Post Office. I...
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    Re: R. Russell queens

    I placed my order on March 16 and paid in full on that date. To date, I have received no acknowledgement of my order from Russell Apiaries. All attempts to communicate with them have failed.
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    Re: powdered sugar treatment, how-to-do

    What about dusting a new package before installing them in a hive?
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    Re: dadant vs maxant 20 frame extractors

    Pigeon Mountain Trading has a relatively new line of extractors in models from two to twenty frames (http://www.pigeonmountaintrading.com/Category/1-22632-honey-extractors.aspx). The descriptions are...
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    Poll: Re: Ulster type observation hives?!?

    Here's Brushy Mountain's Ulster Observation hive - http://tinyurl.com/7hcdmx9.

    http://www.brushymountainbeefarm.com/images/U501Ulsterobserhive.jpg

    Because it is the same size as a 5-frame nuc,...
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    Re: To Paint or not to.

    I always paint the outside -- never the inside. I have boxes still in use after nearly 50 years of use. You'll never get that kind of longevity without paint. I buy light-colored exterior latex paint...
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    Re: Wax foundation mould press

    Hmmm. Looks kinda like a waffle iron. That gives me some ideas.
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    Re: Bee House ideas ?

    Try these YouTube videos for ideas:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XPEpdyR_PQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p86Jpwd2L98

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9H2A3uwStfE
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    Re: Frame Preferences

    I've made my own frames for nearly 50 years. The design came from the 4-H leader who got me started in beekeeping way back then. They aren't self-spacing, but they're easy to make. At 1" wide, they...
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    Re: Rabbet Joints on Hive Boxes, How To?

    That's the way I've made 'em for nearly 50 years. Most of my original boxes are still in use. I currently use TiteBond II glue. I've always used 6d cement-coat nails into the corners from both...
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    Spreading disease

    Watching the family doctor wash his hands and don new latex gloves between patients made me think of bees.

    It seems to me that beekeepers can easily and innocently spread disease from one hive to...
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    Re: Pledge to be a BSA Beekeeping Mentor

    While my hobby as a beekeeper started as a 4-H project, I earned the Beekeeping Merit Badge back in the '60s. I look forward to serving today's Scouts as a Beekeeping Merit badge Counselor.
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