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  1. Re: RUSSELL APIARIES- FACTS, and first hand knowledge... He taught me how to raise be

    I do not feel that it is flogging a dead horse if the information is accurate and helps explain the sorry treatment that some have expeirinced at the hands of someone they send payment to and did not...
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    Re: Homebuilt Section?

    Nope, seen that, I am building one from a food grade blue barrel, and 1 frome sheet stainless.
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    Re: Homebuilt Section?

    I am building a pair of extractors, an eight frame and a 24 frame, having a great time figuring out how to make things work, I have built all of my own equipment and have sold quite a bit too. I tell...
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    Re: 48 Hour Queen Cells

    I, in my humble opinion, think the 48 hr cell would work out great. They should have a good aceptance rate in a small nuc. I am going to try it before the end of the mating season here.:scratch: ,...
  5. Re: Wanting to capture genetics of Queens

    I thank you all for the input, one question I am asking is; If a Queen was poorly mated, but, of good genetic stock, would she be a good choice for grafting if you were wanting that genetic type? I...
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    Re: Interesting find in hive

    If there were 2 Queens in the hive, Iwould have found eggs in the brood nest area, none were found.
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    Interesting find in hive

    I intro'ed a new Queen in a hive, was caged for 5 days, old Queen was taken out @ intro. I found that I needed to go back into the hive for something about an hour later, while I was there I was...
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    Re: Russell Apiaries

    After contacting Rob on RA web site a few weeks ago,, I got a notification that today replacement Queens are going to arrive this afternoon via UPS. I am very pleased that they would do this, and...
  9. Re: Wanting to capture genetics of Queens

    I do agree that Drones are very important, and much less talked about, the Queens always seem to be the stars of the conversation. I do suplement the area with drone colonies of drones that I want to...
  10. Re: Show us your smoker! Please post pics of your smoker here

    :DHere is the 1st smoker I ever had, (made it meself,, can ya tell?)2839 I call it FRANKINSMOKER!:lpf: <---- LOVE THE LIL GREEN GUY,,,
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    Re: 48 Hour Queen Cells

    In June 2011, I took Dr. Conner's Queen Rearing class and the resulting cells were sent home with us in styrofoam cups, it worked out quite well, I still have both Queens, and have grafted off of...
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    Re: Extreme Hot Weather Queen Rearing

    Thanks for the replies, it helps me to hear that they can take the heat, if the graft is kept moist, most likely will use royal jelly when it is hot like this, thanks. Paul
  13. Wanting to capture genetics of Queens

    OK, I know the coventional wisdom is to breed from the best in the apiary, but my question is concerning capturing the VSH, Minn. Hyg. from some Queens that I purchased this year, but turned out to...
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    Re: strange happening

    Most likely scared the hell outa them,, LOL:lpf:
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    Extreme Hot Weather Queen Rearing

    This hot weather we are having is raising some questions in my mind. Are the Queens able to mate in temps that hover aroung 95-100 Deg.s? How do we get the best results with the heat? Are the temps a...
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    Re: Bee Bee Trees from OdFrank

    Just got my BeeBee trees from Frank, looking great from their trip, added a bit of water and will plant this weekend, will order more next year.
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    Re: Russell Apiaries

    I was a "beliver" in RA. I 1st ordered last year 3 Sunkist, out of 3 1 did fantastic, 2 were killed, I took responsibility for being an "unexperienced" Bee Keeper, (which I am not),. So I tried again...
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    Re: Russell Apiaries...I'm done with them...

    Same situation here, USPS showed the Queen order sitting in Miss, NOT recieved, and then on Sat. I get a call WHILE I am going to Class, saying "your Queens are here", the tracking still showed that...
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    Re: Cloake board

    Thank you, I hope they work well for you, call anytime if you have any more needs, thanks again.
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    Re: Russel Apiaries need some customer service

    Ya know Twinkie, when stuff like weather happens, there are some here that would volunteer to be there to help with the repairs, all for the chanch of learning or watching methods of breeding Queens....
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    Re: Cloake board

    Hi, I build bee equipment, and I use a Cloake board, if you would be interested, you could contact me, Paul.
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    Re: Russell Sunkist Queens

    Well, I just checked my Sunkist hives today, the original Queen is doing very well, with 4 frames of brood, both sides, lots of fuzzy little new bees, the daughter of a Sunkist Queen that went into...
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    Re: home built Honey decrystalizer

    ok, got some pics, basicly just built a large box from plywood, lined it with styrofoam, made sure it would seal tight to prevent heat loss, and installed the electrical per instructions that came...
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    Re: home built Honey decrystalizer

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    Re: home built Honey decrystalizer

    http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u380/preciousbeesfarm/Robertswreckhotbox026.jpg http://i1064.photobucket.com/albums/u380/preciousbeesfarm/Robertswreckhotbox028.jpg...
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