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  1. Thread: New York

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    Corwin Farms Crop Pollination Service

    We have 50 hives available and always growing. We offer honey bee pollination services for all crops including strawberries, apples, cherries, peaches,...
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    Re: How do you react to a sting

    Oh and I always carry a EpiPen with me just in case something crazy happens or my ole lady gets stung badly cause she swells up instantly when she gets stung. I just told my doctor I was a beekeeper...
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    Re: How do you react to a sting

    I have different reactions every time I get stung. They range from just the initial pain and nothing else to slight swelling that spreads a couple inches from the sting site and is sore for a day or...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    I got a call at 7am yesterday morning and collected my first swarm of the year here. It was a 4-5 pound cluster. An easy one on a branch about 4' off the ground. Calverton,NY 11933
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    Re: Busy Bees Apiaries Package Delay

    Well i finally received my bees on Thursday. I was glad to finally get my packages that were two months late from there original delivery date. But I ordered marked Carniolan queens and what I...
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    Re: crazy package arrival

    One of the packages I got for Gardners last month also had a knot that was falling out but luckily it didn't fall out till I banged the box down when I was installing. These packages weren't mailed,...
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    Re: Marked Worker???

    I never thought about that. We had two students that did a project on honey bees a few years back and set out traps on our farm. And the county extension farm is only a couple miles from where this...
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    Re: Marked Worker???

    Thanks for the obvious answer but its not the first time I've opened a hive and can tell the difference between a queen and a worker. And second I don't use marked queens in any of my hives. So...
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    Re: Marked Worker???

    Yea its definitly paint. Its a small dab on her back just as if she was a queen. I tryed to get a pic but had trouble. I'll try again on my nerxt inspection
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    Re: Package Queen Not Laying

    I inspected the hive today and sure enough she started laying. I guess I'll have to learn to be patient. Thanks for the help.
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    Marked Worker???

    So i was inspecting on of my hives today, which happens to be the same hive that the queen took over a week and a half to start laying. I started it as a package two weeks ago. And I noticed that one...
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    Re: Package Queen Not Laying

    Yea i bought the packages through Highland Valley Apiaries who got them from Gardners. I spoke to Ron from Highland yesterday and he told me to give gardners a call tomorrow and see what there advise...
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    Package Queen Not Laying

    I installed 4 packages last saturday that were from Gardners. All of the queens were released by day 4 and 3 of the hives were loaded with eggs. But the forth had no eggs. So i figured I'd give it a...
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    Bees for sale in PA?

    Well I have a order of bees that was just delayed AGAIN. But I'm gonna be in Pennsylvania this Tuesday and Wednesday and was wondering if anyone knew of anyone in the Lancaster area / eastern side of...
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    Re: Busy Bees Apiaries

    Has anyone gotten any update or further info since we got the 10 day shutdown email. That was the last info I received. I'm getting my bees mailed to me so I'm not sure if there going to mail orders...
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    Re: Busy Bees Apiaries

    Florida Beekeeper. To be perfectly honest with you I would rather pay a little more and get a more accurate delivery time. As stated by many so far all the people waiting aren't backyard beeks. I am...
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    Re: Air Staple Gun for Foundation Frames

    I used a brab nailer this year cause I blew a seal in my air stapler, it worked great. As for where to buy a new air stapler I saw one in home depot that was a staple/brad nailer that was pretty...
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    Re: Busy Bees Apiaries

    Well now I just got off the phone with gardners and I was told that they aren't shut down and if I was going to pick up my packages I could buy them today! But they aren't shipping anymore through...
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    Any packages still availabe anywhere??

    Does anyone know if there is any package bees or medium nucs available for shipping or pickup in the northest? I know there was a huge demand this spring but maybe there's a "little guy" that isn't...
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    Re: Busy Bees Apiaries

    I'm looking for another company that i can get bees from but that isn't going very well. Everything that i'm finding is much more expensive then the ones we ALREADY BOUGHT. And I you wouldn't be able...
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    Re: Busy Bees Apiaries

    Well all I'm saying is mine and others on here had orders scheduled for weeks ago and they don't have bees for those orders why would they have bees for newer orders. I spoke with Rory two day ago...
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    Re: Busy Bees Apiaries

    Plumber, how are they gonna ship your bees if the supplier is shut down for 10 days. Thats why this is getting confusing did they shut down for 10 days last week or is that starting today. Big...
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    Re: Busy Bees Apiaries

    This is still pretty confusing. 10 days. So that means we have to wait another week and a half till we find out what and when we might receive our bees.
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    Re: Funny Bee Related Craigslist Posting

    Too funny!
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    Re: Busy Bees Apiaries Package Delay

    I also have a order i with Busy Bee thats now been delayed twice. I spoke with Rory yesterday on the phone and he told me he was going to GA yesterday afternoon to speak with the supplier in person...
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