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    Re: Poaching swarms by traping/ beek respectiful

    Coopermaple, Sometimes these bigger operations pick up their hives when there is flight. Those bees left behind may not be swarms ! Down East alot of pollination is done by bees which are sent up,and...
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    Re: Poaching swarms by traping/ beek respectiful

    No they were hives on low bush blueberry pollination, sitting quite close to a back road. I was by earlier in the day and saw them but didn't have an extra box to put them in, by the time I got...
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    Re: Poaching swarms by traping/ beek respectiful

    I know the original post was about trapping swarms, but I just wanted to say that Maine's law states that it is unlawful to enter onto a persons land to remove swarms without the permission of the...
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    Re: Payment on Pollination

    Most of the larger blueberry companies up here in Maine pay 1/2 upon delivery and 1/2 within 30 days of departure. However there is one company,at the dismay of the beekeepers who pollinate for them,...
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    Re: Hauling Bees---Best/Cheapest Way

    boy we're only talking 100 hives here .I'm 54 ,run over 200 hives , pollinate, and still use the armstrong method . keeps you in shape!
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    Re: recent experience at Betterbee

    Only one complaint I ordered some bear collars, for around 10 bucks ,and the shipping charge was MORE.and I only live two states over. My orders most always get here in a day.If they had put them in...
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    Re: Picking up package bees

    I've hauled pkgs from Ga to Me. for 16 years . My truck boxes have boards spaced about 6" apart., with a top . I start off open and as I progress northward I slowly close up the load with pieces of...
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    Re: Tea lights..please help!

    we too had problems with our candles burning poorly or going out. most importantly,CLEAN your WAX. if you're using capping wax rinse it well before melting it, any honey left in the wax will clog...
  9. Re: Bee O Pac experiiences? (rectangular plastic trays and lids)

    I've had no problem with the bees filling them out, in a good flow, but did have some problems with the frames and sections falling apart as I tryed to get the super off the hive, they had put burr...
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    Re: Apiguard Treatment

    I know of some who have put it between the boxes in the brood nest, and have gotten good control .
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    Re: Rumor or not????? Maine Blueberries

    Maine blueberries are NOT planted they groww wild
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    Re: Northern Expanding Range of the SHB??

    we've had tem up here in Maine for 5-6 years. they do overwinter.never been a problem unless you pull your honey and leave it sitting.
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    Re: Dado Blade width?

    you might try a "wobble" dado blade which you dial the width you need.Doesn't leave as clean a cut though.
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    Re: Who ships package bees in July/August?

    that would be Gardner's 912-367-9352.
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    -2 degrees

    it was 2 below here the other nite, had left some honey in the truck, does this make it two-below -honey?
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