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    Re: Is this a drone honeybee?

    It's an American Hover fly
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    Re: Package bees and splits

    AmericasBeekeeper I must say yesterdays class(4/30/11)was off the charts.You and your volunteers did a fantastic job yesterday,which made for a very exciting day for all of the new beeks.I'm sure I...
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    Re: Busy Bees Apiaries

    Anyway for my final update of my experience(I can think of a few better suited choice words than experience)with Busy Bee Apiaries,I just checked my bank account and Busy Bees finally refunded my...
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    Re: Busy Bees Apiaries

    Sorry to disagree ,but I fail to see where this applies to those of us the"new bee keepers" that it does us any good at all if we don't "have" bees to do summer nucs,and were depending solely on Busy...
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    Re: Busy Bees Apiaries

    ok just got home from work and checked my bank account and do not see a refund from Busy Bees Apiaries.What a shock guess I'll just have to call them(again the 4th time via phone call)and ask why...
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    Re: Busy Bees Apiaries

    I've found that Busy bees won't respond to emails(they haven't responded to the multiple emails I've sent since Apr. 2),you're wasting your time trying.I just kept calling the main number(pretty sure...
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    Re: Busy Bees Apiaries

    Haven't updated in 2 days and still have yet to see my refund credited back to my account from Busy Bees Ap.,despite speaking with Rory,who on the last conversation said he canceled my order.And on...
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    Re: Busy Bees Apiaries

    Update regarding my dealings with Busy Bees Apiaries....
    Just checked my bank account today(Thurs. 4/14) and still(no surprise at all)do not see where Busy Bees has credited my refund back to my...
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    Re: Busy Bees Apiaries

    Update on my dealings with Busy Bees Apiaries.

    Finally got to speak to a "live" person today,Rory Answered(after 10 days of leaving email and phone messages) and after a short heated discussion...
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    Re: Upgrade successful!

    Sorry to disagree but I feel having avatars have nothing to do with aversions,hiding or anonymity.It gives members the freedom to express their individuality,and adds a little fun to the forum to see...
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    Re: Upgrade successful!

    It would be great if we could use personal "avatars" seen when posting instead of just profile pics.....or is that not possible or allowed?
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    Re: Busy Bees Apiaries

    At least they have one happy customer!!!
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    Re: Busy Bees Apiaries

    Will do vollypc,sorry to hear they got you as well.

    IMHO Busy Bees Apiaries are a DISGRACE TO THE INDUSTRY

    There's no telling how many unfortunate others out have been trapped in their snare.
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    Re: Busy Bees Apiaries

    Well it's now day 9 since I've requested a refund for package bees from Busy Bees,and have left countless messages on their phone as well as emails and they haven't tried to make contact even once.
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    Re: Busy Bees Apiaries

    I'm not happy,no replies on emails or phone messages(countless),these people have just stonewalled me from the start.I been requesting a refund for a week now and have only gotten the so-called...
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    Re: Dry mead

    So HVH when crafting a dry mead then I'd want to keep the alcohol low using a 13% alcohol tolerant yeast to stay near and below a 12% alcohol,and go with a 0.9 acid level?

    I always thought dry...
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    Re: Dry mead

    If you start your "must" at a high SG(brix)and used a high tolerant yeast like EC-1118,and let it whittle all the way down to dry,it will definitely make you a happy camper for sure.I've made wines...
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    Re: Dry mead

    Thanks all for the input,this gives me a to start.I never thought(or heard)of using black tea for tannins,but I'm a little leary though to use citrus juice.I once made a batch of grapefruit wine and...
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    Re: Dry mead

    HVH,
    For a dry mead you say scale down the Brix,what is a good Brix level to start when making dry mead?
    Also we test every wine batch we start for acid and usually start our grape wines at a 0.7...
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    Dry mead

    I have a question regarding mead.I've made wine for years but I've never attempted a mead.My wife and I like our wines very dry and let most batches ferment down to a .993 to .990.
    Is mead good...
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    Re: Howdy from Plant City Florida

    Bob, you nailed it,because one of the more confusing issues I have learning beekeeping is how do I know what's going on in my geographic location and what to do.


    Mtedcarr4, Thanks for the...
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    Re: Howdy from Plant City Florida

    B Reeves are there any more Plant City members here on the forum?
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    Re: Howdy from Plant City Florida

    Thanks all for the warm welcome and also my backyard beek B Reeves.That sure didn't take long to hear from someone from my neck of the woods. :D
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    Howdy from Plant City Florida

    Hello,
    Yep it's more "newbies" joining the forum.
    My wife and I just took the first step to beekeeping.We attended the monthly bee workshops at the University of South Florida Botanical Gardens...
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