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    Russell Apiaries Amended Posting

    I know a lot of us has had our moments with Russell Apiaries, and that is understandable. I know I have.

    Basically, as I understand it, the firm was a commercial only outfit until this year. This...
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    Re: Guess who is checking out my hives???

    45-70 time!
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    Bug Killing Banner?

    You know - having a pesticide service advertising on a bee keeping forum just does not seem right to me. Seems like a conflict of interest or something.
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    Re: Russell Apiaries

    All I heard is that a few months ago they mentioned that they would send me an email when they were ready. For over a month I have tried to get someone to tell me (phone calls and email) when that...
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    Russell Apiaries

    Recently (about 2 weeks ago), Russell Apiaries suffered from storm damage (from what I have heard). Does anyone have any idea when they may have nucs available? I have 6 preordered and prepaid nucs...
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    Re: Russel Apiaries need some customer service

    I preordered and prepaid for 6 nucs back at the end of August for this spring. I have been worried.
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    Re: question on electric fence

    As for the bacon thing listed above - use aluminum foil to help hold the bacon. It make an excellent conductor.

    The same method can be used for deer. Try folding up some foil to 8" strips then...
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    Re: ground rod for elec fence

    I sue a rather easy method for all mu electric fences. I take a piece of 3/8" or 1/2" galvanized all-thread (3 - 6 foot long - depending on soil type), screw a nut, then 2 washers, than another nut...
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    Re: package bees

    Correction...I ordered nucs, not packages. Sorry about that.
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    Re: How many beekeepers in USA?

    I have seven and plan on building up to 20. Sad thing is for the last 9 years where I have lived, until I installed my hives last spring, I never saw a honey bee in my yard...all 25 acres.

    Now, I...
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    Re: package bees

    I hope so. I ordered 6 packages from them for next spring. It will be my first experience with them.
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    Re: package bees

    I have had pretty good luck from ordering from Kelly's in Kentucky
  13. Re: Electromagnetic theory for colony collapse

    Physics and psychics are totally different things. A visit to a library or a search on google may assist.

    The probability of an EM field or related matter resulting in colony disorders is far, far...
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    For those of us with a physics degree...this is one amusing thread.
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    Re: Going against the grain.

    I would recommend starting with at least two, not only to watch the different traits, but to use them to help each other out in case one gets in trouble. Also, if you only start with one, you may...
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    Re: New beek question

    Little late in the year to start one out. Very low chance of survival.
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    Re: 200.00 VA tax credit, hopefully

    Yes please do keep us informed. I started back into it this year and I have some nucs already ordered for next year.
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    Different Note On Feeding

    Quick question. Next year, if needed, can I take some of my extracted honey and use the quart jars with the little holes in the lids to feed with if I get low next winter? Just curious and thinking...
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    On a side note, Kelly's sells a 4 - 1 quart feeder with with screens that fits on the top board. They do not cost much at all, and they fit inside of a standard deep.

    It kind of makes it easy to...
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    Re: Russell's Advice

    Thank you!

    If I do end up going down there...I would be hard pressed not to buy up a bunch more things!
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    Re: Russell's Advice

    May I ask how you will be updating us?
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    Russell's Advice

    Hello everyone. Recently, I ordered from Russell's 6 nucs for next spring.

    From your experience, when are they usually ready to pick up. I have over 6 emails to his staff and PM's on this forum...
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    Re: Help for a struggling hive

    If you do combine, as said above, check out the laying worker issue. This summer, I did do a combine with a hive with a laying worker issue. The way I did it was I placed a Dadant hive top screen on...
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    Re: How would you respond to this?

    You know...the hard part about this thread is my first and middle name is F. Scott....and the original poster is Scott F....it is like I am commenting on my evil twin skippy!

    The bottom line is...
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    Re: How would you respond to this?

    I believe the beek community as a whole does not seek to willfully starve our beloved honey bee. Lord knows sugar is getting expensive enough. One must remember that one key element of hive design...
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