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    Re: Russell Apiaries

    This is my last post on Russell... Just took a look at their website and they are now only accepting orders from commercial operations. All small orders will go through their subproducers. ...
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    Re: Russell Apiaries

    Daniel - that actually isn't true. I had one other dispute with a vendor about three months ago. I put the dispute request in with American Express and the next day the vendor realized they had not...
  3. Re: Elderly bee keeper, Neglected hives, and a question

    My father is 85 and blind. We live close and visit several times a week with our kids. He starts looking forward to our visits the day before we show up. During hunting season, I also stop by with...
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    Re: Russell Apiaries

    Status Update

    I had ordered my queens in February for delivery in June. Numerous e-mails were sent to Russell with only two responses. In addition, I posted a number of requests for refunds on...
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    Re: Let's Talk Smoking, Bees that is.

    About four years ago I purchased four packages from B. Weaver. Two were "normal" in temperament, one was a bit hot and one was just nasty, mean, and down-right vicious. I couldn’t walk through my...
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    Re: Russell Apiaries

    K9 - could you mention to the AGs office that there are multiple parties involved. AG's tend to not get worked up for what they consider smaller amounts but get more interested when you have...
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    Re: Russell Apiaries

    SideYard - that is interesting as that just happened to me as well. Two days ago I posted on the RA forum asking why I couldn't get a refund. Those posts were removed but I very quickly received a...
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    Re: Russell Apiaries

    Hopefully, many of us that have had our cash stolen by Russell can recover our money via our card carrier. Eventually, if enough of us make claims, the companies will refuse to process payments for...
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    Re: Russell Apiaries

    Quick update: Paypal, American Express, and Visa have a general policy of only allowing disputes for about 60 days after the transaction occurs (e.g., Russell charges you as soon as you pay so that...
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    Re: Russell Apiaries

    I ordered two queens back in early spring. I have a very detailed e-mail chain with Victoria where I have asked for a refund and been ignored or it was blamed on "new hire" as to why they were not...
  11. Thread: Bee Weaver

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    Re: Bee Weaver

    I bought four queens from them last spring. One died right after installation (extremely stupid beek move with zero fault of Weaver). I didn't feed them at all, pretty much neglected them, and am...
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    Re: Larva and a Few Dead Bees

    what you are seeing is a good thing. the larva were either dead or diseased and were pulled out by the house bees.
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    Re: Michael Bush

    Ditto on the kuddos to him.

    I'm on my third year with 12 hives and the information presented on his website is the foundation of my beekeeping. To this day, I am also amazed that he actually...
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