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    Russian Queens

    I am wanting to use some russian queens in my hives. Who out there knows a reputable breeder of good quality russians?
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    Re: Russell Queens

    I want to post on this thread that i did receive my refund from Russell Apiaries. 3 months late, but to his credit I did receive it.
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    Re: Russell Queens

    I could not have said it better my self, it is easy to be popular when the sun is shining, but when the chips are down, where is mister professional now.....To all those of you who are staunch...
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    Re: Russell Queens

    This company will make promises to refund your money, but I believe they purposely delay you until it is to late to file a complaint with PayPal. PayPal has a 45 day period until they will no longer...
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    Re: What to pay for yard rent?

    Thanks for all the info. No I did not ask to put the hives there and I don't need to be there. I don't do this commercially, and I didn't want to cheat her. We will have an open discussion and if...
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    What to pay for yard rent?

    I am a new beekeeper only been keeping bees for 4-5 years. I am slowly getting bigger and last year was contacted by someone that wanted me to put bees on their land in exchange for honey. I have...
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    Re: What is this bug? (picture)

    Thanks for the advise. Luckily Montana is not considered Southern US.
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    Re: What is this bug? (picture)

    I agree with Kangaroo, this is an Assassin Bug, found one in my son's bed one night and did a little research, not sure how they effect bees (good or bad).
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    How to deal with YellowJackets?

    Yellowjackets have taken over my bee yard!!

    I know better for next year, but what can I do now for the remainder of this year?

    I got a call about a honey hive in a tree that had been cut down...
  10. Thread: No honey

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    Re: No honey

    My personal thoughts are that it is time to requeen. Some queens are just duds. It could be location, but I have had hives that were side by side and one will have a good population but just not be...
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    Re: Getting the word out!

    Anyone know where on the web I could find a release of Liability form for free??

    Placed an ad on Craig's list and got 3 swarm calls this spring and call from a pest control company that passed...
  12. Re: New queen laying multipule eggs is cells ?

    I had this exact question several weeks ago, go down a few pages (page 5) in this topic and you will find the answers you are looking for. Basicly, I decided (with all the advice) that she did not...
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    Re: Possible queenless swarm??

    Just an update if anyone is interested......Tons of bees, took three deeps to get them all hived. I split the deeps into three different hives and I have orderd queens from Russell Ap. I got about...
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    Re: Why don't queens sting??

    Has anyone ever heard of a beekeeper being stung by a queen??
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    Why don't queens sting??

    I'm a new beekeeper, three years, 15 hives. I'm allergic to bees, have to carry an epi pen everywhere, but I love doing this and I am really carefull.

    I have heard and read that you can handle...
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    Possible queenless swarm??

    Last night I got a call about a swarm of bees at a semi tractor trailer repair shop. It seems that a big rig hauling bees broke down and needed to be repaired. Frieghtliner got the rig repaired and...
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    Possible queenless swarm??

    Last night I got a call about a swarm of bees at a semi tractor trailer repair shop. It seems that a big rig hauling bees broke down and needed to be repaired. Frieghtliner got the rig repaired and...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Tuesday June 7, Billings, Montana 59106. received two swarm calls, too late for the first, but successful with the second. We have been cold and rainy for the past month. Then Friday nice and...
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    Re: Is PT lumber toxic to bees?

    Sorry just did a search on Cop-R-Tox and it is a Copper Naphthenate Solution. Looks like John G already commented on this.
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    Re: Is PT lumber toxic to bees?

    What about Cop-r-Tox sold by many bee supply places (I bought my last can from Rossman's). I really have a hard time putting this stuff on my hives and I have always wondered if it is worth the...
  21. Re: Why don't the bees sting the mice out of the hive?

    Opened a strong hive last night, June 6. had mice droppings on the top of my honey super (two hive bodies and one super). No mouse but undoubtly he was there some time in the last week. Probally...
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    Sticky: Re: Please Post your Swarm Dates?

    Sunday June 5, 2011. Billings, Montana 59106. Received a call today about a swarm moving into a tree in a yard in town. Too late to catch this one, but my first swarm call of the year.
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    Re: Will this stop bears?

    I do wildlife damage control for a living (hobby beekeeper) and I have extensive experiance in the area of damage to hives by bears. Over the last 20 years of my professional career, the only...
  24. Re: Multipule eggs in one cell from new queen

    Yes the total population of adult bees is about the size of a baseball. I will add some sealed brood from another hive.

    I wondered if because there was not enough adult bees to cover anymore...
  25. Multipule eggs in one cell from new queen

    I have a small split that I just put a new queen in. This is a very small group of bees maybe baseball size. I bought the queen from a reputable breeder in CA. She has brood on two frames in...
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