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    Re: Lost half my hives today

    No sir i haven't looked. the areas still smoking too badly to mess with it. Its supposed to rain today and that should put the rest of it all out. I'll go see if any survived and moved. Not sure if...
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    Re: Lost half my hives today

    Cause i didn't want to make multiple trips hauling it from my other yard. Also had problem with the bees getting into one of them at my house where my other hives are and figured that i would stick...
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    Re: Lost half my hives today

    All but 7 of my hives were new. so they are SOL on that issue and btw they were cypress boxes. So that adds to the value.
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    Re: Lost half my hives today

    Oh i'm preparing myself. It's not my first rodeo with insurance companies. the last time i had replacement insurance for my tools, and they nickled and dimed me on brand spanking never used tools and...
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    Re: Lost half my hives today

    I had not planned on screaming at the insurance company. Right now we've caught this guy in a lie already. I still don't have insurance information he said he would have to get that to me....
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    Re: Lost half my hives today

    Dan, I don't care if you were a stranger and your house was in danger, i would be right there alongside of ya helping. You just do that. I know no other way of being than help your neighbor in need....
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    Re: Lost half my hives today

    Yes marshmasterpat, the VFD came rolling up while we were fighting the fire, passed us by to go cut a fence across the road to go save a herd of cows. Simple fact is the cows were fine, they would...
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    Re: Lost half my hives today

    Thanks everyone. I am just sitting here trying to figure out what to do. honestly i don't have reciepts for everything, i do have pictures of hives standing right there in that yard though. and i...
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    Lost half my hives today

    Well, got back in from helping the guy who owns the property saving his house. Some idiot lit their pasture on fire today to burn it off on a windy day. Go figure. IT jumped the road, into the next...
  10. Re: Ran across this today, Farm bill amendment on pollinatos

    Ohhh ok, no not poor beekeeping at all.
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    Ok, i am having a brain melt, ppb? Parts per billion?
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    Re: UPS/Pidgeon Mountain dead bees

    The problem is UPS. Both Pidgeon mountain and the customer are getting the shaft. This is a time when the customers need to stand up and support pidgeon mountain in their efforts to force ups to...
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    Re: UPS/Pidgeon Mountain dead bees

    Its called operational funding. Most suppliers are not in the position of loaning out money til the settlement comes in. IF it is one or two packages, then yeah they replace, but if it is a mass...
  14. Re: Ran across this today, Farm bill amendment on pollinatos

    why do we need to get used to it. write your senators and demand full disclosure. Seriously i know my senators are ones who are against such measures of regluation as we aren't regulated at all in...
  15. Ran across this today, Farm bill amendment on pollinatos

    I ran across this today and it is very vague and concerning since it is Barbara Boxer submitting this amendment. Is this a precursor to more regulation in the bee industry? What say you on this...
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    Re: UPS/Pidgeon Mountain dead bees

    I only allow my suppliers to ship USPS to me and i PAY for insurance on them so that i get reimbursed. When your spending a hundred bucks or so on bees a extra five bucks is worth the peace of mind.
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    Re: UPS/Pidgeon Mountain dead bees

    quite frankly Having dealth with pidgeon mountain in the past, they are not obligated to refund anything as they did ship the bees and the bees died in transit. IF you did not pay for insurance on...
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    Re: Ultra Breeze Chin Protection

    i've found the wire mesh on one of my veils is lousy. They get bent too easily and where it bends it breaks. I prefer the nylon screen and mesh around my neck area. That keeps teh bees away from me....
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    Re: 2012 3lb Packages for Sale

    Ok, its like this, i have used UPS to ship before, and the rules are that if you have a damage claim, the recipient or shipper can file the claim. The problem comes when UPS decides that they don't...
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    Re: Honey bee with feathered feet

    THat looks like it! I was wondering LOL.
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    Honey bee with feathered feet

    Question here, some of my bees have these tiny greenish feathers sticking out from each foot. whats up with this??? I"m not talking about hairs where the pollen collects but looks like 4 or 5...
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    Re: 2012 3lb Packages for Sale

    I don't know why anyone uses UPS. or Fed ex. They rarely cover loss of bees. I use the USPS at least i can get my money back if they arrive dead.
    Why didn't the buyer pay the extra for insurance? ...
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    Re: Dealings with Long Creek Apiaries

    Thats a no brainer since you are actively selling from http://caucasianbreeder.com/ Aka Winters apiaries.
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    Re: Reason for just getting stung?

    I'm diabetic and it seems i tend to get stung more than other people working with me. Shrug. The other day i got hammered while another guy standing there didn't even get landed on.
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    Re: Help! Splitting and its not working

    well its the 3/4 side of the bottom board. I am fixing to go out and cut some comb out of the topbar and put in with the other frames. I just need to keep em in for 2 days and i can put my queen in....
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