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  1. Finially heard back

    Well they do not have an email but they finally called. They said they would send the queens next week. Guess I will keep my fingers crossed.
  2. No phone Answering for Drew Apiaries..Anyone know anything?

    We sent a check for 30 Queens and each time we call we get a mailbox full or no answer. We spoke to them early in the year and sent the money now we don't know what is going on. Any suggestions? ...
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    common questions

    Do you get stung is always the first question.

    On a side note of dealing with public when I ask if they want to try our honey (a toothpick sample) they tell me they are diabetic and then go over...
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    Mean bees

    I have, over the last few years been taking wild hives that have formed in various places. All my hives are pretty aggressive from these implants of wild bees. I am really tired of having bees...
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    Dadant service

    I wanted to chime in on this, I had lost the directions for the refractometer. They sent me another copy, no charge! I was, as always very happy with their service and products! Cheers! Les
  6. Thread: Microscopy

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    Pollen

    I have done some research as to the grain size of pollen and its relationship to bee collection. I am very much interested in palynology and its relationship to farm crops. I use a digital...
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    Bees names

    I worked for an old beekeeper in Nebraska and he use to call them "the little fussies" especially if they were upset or stinging more than usual. Cheers! Les
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    Beekeeping and making money

    Yes I think that the Ohio area would really work well. If you do not have the old "Hive and the Honeybee" that Bob Banker wrote the article you could PM me and give me your address and I will send...
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    Beekeeping and making money

    Well intellectual information can be just as valuable as durable goods and yes that is why I am a little guarded. After all success is its own proof of the pudding. Cheers all! Les
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    ag wavier

    I think that if you have under 50 hives you do not have to register, check the site: http://www.mdac.state.ms.us/n_library/agency_info/reg_laws/laws_honey.html
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    Beekeeping and making money

    Well sometimes something’s are best kept to the company’s management. Hence, why many companies keep their secrets. I will share a great deal of what I know, and I don’t bend or obscure the facts I...
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    Beekeeping and making money

    I think so I would have to look at the book again. I worked for Bob Banker who wrote the article and I can assure you that is claims are correct. We had a staggering 200-700 lbs of honey with small...
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    Truck loading

    My kids are coming down too to rejoin the bees, congratulations! I will be helping them move too. Have a great year! We have a 25' trailer for hauling its a quad tire. Low down to load and...
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    Beekeeping and making money

    Hey I love your website! I too have nubian goats, they are great. Anyway, we sell both retail, soft wholesale (grocery stores, quick stops, natural food stores). We have not sold in the big 55...
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    Money and beekeeping

    Joel that is absolutely right! If you don't maximize the timing to coincide with the blooming period it will not optimize the production from the buildup. When we did two-queens in Minnesota, we...
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    Money and beekeeping

    There are two reasons I do not run two-queens now. First of all the season here in Mississippi is too long. The whole purpose of two queens are to build up as quickly as possible to optimize the...
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    Beekeeping and making money

    I am familar with the Government averages and of course the averages are based on a huge sample base. As always averages are based on statistics and I guess you need to have some level of belief in...
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    Beekeeping and making money

    I did work for three large commercial beekeepers, so I feel that i have a little experience in this area. Of course being a relative newcomer to beekeeping (43 years) I would say that it very much...
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    Requeening

    Personally, I like to requeen every other year, primarily because if the queen begans to fail you may not catch it in time and the colony will collapse. Also remember it takes colony energy to raise...
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    Better Bee

    Excellent company always very prompt and friendly. Cheers! Les
  21. Thread: EZ Loaders

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    E-Z Loader

    Yes they were very simple to operate, relatively cheap to buy and would save at least one hired hand. We would unload the semi's or load the semi's in a couple of hours (760 hives). I thought they...
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    E-Z Loader

    YES!! I had forgotten that A H Meyers made them. Do they still sell them? Thanks so much that is what I was looking for, Cheers, Les

    PS The Donkeylift looks a little like it but not really the...
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    EZ Loaders

    I love the pictures but those are not the ones I am talking about these were three wheel with a gas engine that you could walk behind in the field. They had a gear shift to back up away from a stack...
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    jn russell

    If you note, he is referring to his father. So the fact that he was not even born yet, since he is my son. He was born after this little incident. On the $10 thats right folks bees in those days...
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    EZ Loaders

    Years ago I used ez loaders, gas powered, where are they available? Would like to buy one sometime. Cheers, Les
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