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    I'm considering the Hackler Honey Punch for my...

    I'm considering the Hackler Honey Punch for my Permacomb frames. For those of you who have this tool, is it all that it's cracked up to be?
    Works like a dream?
    Thanks
  2. Thread: Buckeye Bee

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    "Does anyone know if they are still in buisness"...

    "Does anyone know if they are still in buisness"

    Hmmm....probably not until this coming January, when spring orders are being placed and everyone has since forgotten about this thread! LOL
  3. Thread: Buckeye Bee

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    Since there doesn't seem to be enough interest in...

    Since there doesn't seem to be enough interest in initiating a rating system to compile this very type of information in one location for easy access when one goes to book new orders this January for...
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    BjornBee, Jim Fischer, all great comments....

    BjornBee, Jim Fischer, all great comments. BjornBee, I have to agree with your comment on FGMO. If you're not a disciple of the FGMO cult, then you are indeed not welcome! LOL
    I wanted to expound...
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    Well said bejay. I doubt that just because there...

    Well said bejay. I doubt that just because there is a place for one to place a rating, folks would stuff the "ballot box" with negatives or positives. If a supplier had 50 positive ratings and 5...
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    Curry,I purchased 10 nucs this spring of which 8...

    Curry,I purchased 10 nucs this spring of which 8 had Carni queens and 2 had Italians. My intentions were to replace the 2 Italians. Inspection of the hives has revealed that I have one dark queen...
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    Mark,how is expecting an honest return for giving...

    Mark,how is expecting an honest return for giving of one's money, or being forced to having one's plans put on hold for a year because of an unreputable supplier "getting out of hand"? That's what's...
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    The poll I posted "Supplier Ratings" shows an 88%...

    The poll I posted "Supplier Ratings" shows an 88% interest in doing some type of Rating system.
    It doesn't have to be EXACTLY like eBAY or photo.net, these were only suggestions. In this thread...
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    On inspection of the new nucs started this May...

    On inspection of the new nucs started this May with Carniolian queens, I found most all have the remnants of a couple supercedure cells, and the present queens all appear to be nice big and yellow in...
  10. Thread: Supplier Ratings

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    Poll: Inspired by the topic "Is there really a Bolling...

    Inspired by the topic "Is there really a Bolling Bee",would you find a forum for rating experiences in dealing with suppliers, like that found on Ebay (positive,neutral,negative feedback) of value in...
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    It is obvious to me that this forum could use...

    It is obvious to me that this forum could use some type of a feedback forum in the form of positive/ neutral/ negative evaluation. Yes, similar to that found on Ebay or Photo.net...
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    Any word on these frames yet?

    Any word on these frames yet?
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    I've noticed while watching my bees work the...

    I've noticed while watching my bees work the Russian Olive bushes which are loaded with thousands of small flowers, when a bee works a specific flower and it is visited a few minutes later by another...
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    I was in the grocery store with my wife last...

    I was in the grocery store with my wife last weekend, cruising the specialty aisle, when I happened upon an 8-oz. jar of sugar-free honey! And what was worse, it was selling for $4 a jar! Looked like...
  15. Thread: late flow?

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    I put a hive on a digital weighbar scale back on...

    I put a hive on a digital weighbar scale back on April 16th,with a reading of 204.0. Yesterday, one month later the scale read 210.5. During some recent cold spells I've seen it as low as 198.0.
    I...
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    I've read all through this thread and have only...

    I've read all through this thread and have only found one comment in regards to the taste of the honey from the Russian Olive bush which was that it was very inferior. The bush did produce water...
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    The Epi Pen takes a script from your Doc, and...

    The Epi Pen takes a script from your Doc, and they run about $125 for two pens if I remember right. Then you have to store them at the right temp. and not in the glove box of the car. If you need to...
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    I think that as one watches the bees for hours,...

    I think that as one watches the bees for hours, and begins to recognize the different aspects and duties of their everyday life, one can come to understand that this hive, and the universe...
  19. Thread: Queen Catching

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    For those of us who have a hard time chasing the...

    For those of us who have a hard time chasing the queen around the frame in order to smush her for requeening. I've got the answer. Get one of those spring handled,screened tea balls. The one I use,...
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    Thanks Tia and others for the help. Seeing that I...

    Thanks Tia and others for the help. Seeing that I know nothing about raising fruit trees, and even less about the spray for the trees, I appreciate hearing of your experiences and brand names of...
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    Should have known, everyone respects a man in a...

    Should have known, everyone respects a man in a three piece suit and bowler hat! Even the bees! LOL
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    Maybe Topbee and others are on to something here...

    Maybe Topbee and others are on to something here with the Glade, Lemon Pledge, the use of lemon oils, etc. I just hit the men's room on the way to the cafeteria, and noticed high up on the wall a...
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    dickm writes:If they kill my new queen, I know I...

    dickm writes:If they kill my new queen, I know I have laying workers.
    Dick, then what do you do if there is a laying worker? Can I assume this hive has been without a queen for longer than a day and...
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    I was out watching the bees with the wife, and...

    I was out watching the bees with the wife, and noticed that our fruit trees are loaded with blossoms. I was wondering, what kind of spray dope can be used on the trees after blossom fall, that would...
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    Michael,your thoughts please on immediate...

    Michael,your thoughts please on immediate replacement.
    Fill a spray bottle with a small bottle of double strength vanilla. To this add some water.
    Spray the top bars and down in between wetting a...
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