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  1. Re: Albany NY Beekeeping Seminar March 16, 2013

    We're looking forward to a great seminar!
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    Re: R. Russell queens

    No need to get into the details (drama) of my order to Russell Apiaries because there is always room for debate but PayPal contacted him and he agreed to a refund.

    Got a notice from PayPal this...
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    Re: Russell Apiaries

    Sorry for the cross post. Just put this on the bee forum post.

    No need to get into the details (drama) of my order to Russell Apiaries because there is always room for debate but PayPal contacted...
  4. Thread: Betterbee

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    Re: Beware of Betterbee

    I started this thread and I am not the one who posted pictures. It was uncapping fork I mentioned and last year I used the same style for nearly 1000lbs of honey. I think it's produces a cleaner...
  5. Thread: Betterbee

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    Re: Beware of Betterbee

    The prong did look like the fork above and the point was after I paid the shipping for them to see the problem, they said it wasn't a problem even suggesting it was adjustable. They refused to send...
  6. Thread: Betterbee

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    Re: Beware of Betterbee

    Jeremy, thanks for advice. You're right, I probably should call and speak to Justin directly but as I understand he doesn't take calls from customers now and there was more to the story but I didn't...
  7. Thread: Betterbee

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    Re: Beware of Betterbee

    Thank you!
  8. Thread: Betterbee

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    Betterbee

    May my experience serve as a warning to others. I'll make this as short as possible. A few weeks ago I spent $950 on frames at Betterbee and also got their pro uncapping fork. Got around to putting...
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    Re: Where to buy packages?

    Thanks for that thread.
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    Re: Where to buy packages?

    It's Megan not Mike. Who's your grandfather? We are a small group of beekeepers here and always looking to help each other in anyway we can.

    Still looking for anyone's experience in mail ordering...
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    Where to buy packages?

    The club I belong to, in NY Hudson Valley, can no longer can get the Russian bees we love. They were driven up from Georgia from Hardeman's through a broker and we are not really in a position...
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    Re: Off Topic: Bee Club Party Ideas Anyone?

    Here's another one someone shared:

    One year we had a box that had 5-6 things in it and a hole where you put your hand in to only feel the items. The one who guessed the most things right, won....
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    Re: Off Topic: Bee Club Party Ideas Anyone?

    Thanks for the ideas. Another one is a Bee Trivia challenge. Four rounds of four questions, then a basket full of little prizes for the winning table.
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    Re: Off Topic: Bee Club Party Ideas Anyone?

    Not sure the logistics of pin the singer would work and a speaker is a great idea, I was just looking for something a little more interactive.

    We're having a sit down dinner and I was looking for...
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    Off Topic: Bee Club Party Ideas Anyone?

    Our club holiday party is coming up and wondering is anyone has any bee related fun games/entertainment suggestions from their past bee club parties.

    Thanks and let's keep it clean people.
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    Re: Mite Away II discontinued???

    Ordered from Mann Lake, they're offering free shipping for orders over $100. Brushy Mtn has stock too and it's on sale. After all the math about the same price for 50 pads.
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    Re: Mite Away II discontinued???

    Thanks Lloyd.
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    Re: Mite Away II discontinued???

    Okay... here's the deal. No jacking my post. Just want to know if anyone has heard if Mite Away II pads are no longer being manufactured.

    Quick strips seem cool when I can get them in NY but this...
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    Re: Mite Away II discontinued???

    The question was...

    I was wondering if anyone has heard if NOD is going to stop or has already stopped making Mite Away II? Apparently Betterbee thinks so.

    ps: I know Quick Strips are coming.
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    Mite Away II discontinued???

    Went to order Mite Away II from Better Bee's online catalog and found this message. "Please note: The manufacturer of MiteAway II has discontinued production of this product, stay tuned for more...
  21. Thread: Robber Caught!

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    Back to the books

    You guys are pretty funny and it makes asking stupid questions easier. So here's one more for my thread.

    After checking in my extensive bee library I can't find a passage that states they attack...
  22. Thread: Robber Caught!

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    Okay

    First, to all, I apologize for not having an Italian worker honey bee in the photo for comparison. This bee is HUGE. I've only kept Italians and I can say with some confidence it's not Italian drone....
  23. Thread: Robber Caught!

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    Robber Caught!

    I've heard there are hundreds of kinds of wild bees but this one kind in particular is doing a pretty good job at robbing my hives. Anybody recognize her?

    http://gabionmedia.com/robber.html
  24. Thread: Queens

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    He has queens now... just ordered one.

    Charles Frederic Andros
    Linden Apiaries since 1973
    Speaker, Eastern Apicultural Society Conference 2001, on Propolis and Pollen Production
    NH/VT Apiary Inspector 1978-1989

    Keeper of 50...
  25. Thread: Bear Behavior

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    Thanks

    Thanks, again.
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