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  1. #1
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    I noticed this when I was looking for beekeeping stuff on Ebay. They have up to 500 Queens for sale.
    I don't know anything about the seller.

    http://business.search.ebay.com/queen-bee_Business-Industrial_W0QQcatrefZC2QQcoactionZcompareQQcoentr ypageZsearchQQcopagenumZ1QQfmcZ1QQfromZR10QQfsooZ1 QQfsopZ1QQftrtZ1QQftrvZ1QQsac atZ12576QQsatitleZQ28queenQ20beeQ29

    [size="1"][ December 09, 2005, 04:35 PM: Message edited by: mdotson ][/size]

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    While I wouldn't buy as much as a box of
    paperclips on eBay, it would appear from
    the "seller locaion" that this is
    Tollet's, a producer of generic Italians
    of no particular pedigree or distinction.

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    I believe the seller is www.damoc.com
    I have talked to them via email and they seem knowledgeable enough though I have never had any queens from them so I can't say anything about them. They can be ordered directly (at a lesser price)
    http://www.damoc.com/beekeeper/apser.html

    -Tim

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    Well if Tarheit wont put in a shameless plug for himself, even when given such a golden opritunity, I will!

    I bought some queens from Tim this summer, found him on ebay. Prompt shipping, reasonable price, even took the time to talk to me by phone...twice, to answer kindergarden level beekeeping questions. Did I mention excellent queens?

    I'll be buying from him again this summer.

    Thats www.HoneyRunApiaries.com

    see above posting

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    Jim, before you slam eBay have you ever purchased anything there? I have purchased lots of things with no trouble at all.

    There are misleading statements everywhere. Why I have even heard companies claim to be non-profit and when ask for their 990 they donÂ’t comply which is against IRS regulations.

    IRS

    A charitable organization must make available for public inspection its approved application for recognition of exemption with all supporting documents and its last three annual information returns. Pursuant to the Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2, the organization is required to provide copies of these documents upon request without charge (other than a reasonable fee for reproduction and copying costs). Penalties are provided for failure to comply with these requirements. For more information, see our frequently asked questions
    Hey, Jim that gives me an idea. I am requesting a copy of your 990 since you claim bee-quick is a non-profit. Just tell me how much I need to send you for reproduction cost.

    [size="1"][ December 16, 2005, 06:29 PM: Message edited by: magnet-man ][/size]
    Home of the ventilated and sting resistant Ultra Breeze bee suits and jackets
    http://www.honeymoonapiaries.com

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    magnet-man, haven't seen you here in quite awhile.

    >Jim, before you slam eBay....
    oh, he's just entertaining himself.

    >There are misleading statements everywhere.
    If you've followed many of Jim's posts, you'll see that he makes many of them himself. [img]tongue.gif[/img]

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    Hi Dick, I have been busy and free time is very limited. Did you treat with OA this year?

    I honestly believe Jim will send me the 990. Not!
    Home of the ventilated and sting resistant Ultra Breeze bee suits and jackets
    http://www.honeymoonapiaries.com

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    I did treat some hives with OA vapor, but the tube cracked early on, so I had to go the the hardware store for some metal copper/brass pieces. The pipette is still ok so I can easily see the vapor as it leaves the pipe.

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    There's a plan. Use the copper with a glass pipette. [img]smile.gif[/img]
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    I liked magnet-man's setup as it was easy to see when the crystals vaporized, realizing that it was glass and required more caution.

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    magnet man adds:
    (other than a reasonable fee for reproduction and copying costs)

    tecumseh amuses himself by thinking:
    some folks have evidently not gotten any copies by their favorite legal eagle. let me see at $10 per page that would be about... well let me just say possible a bit more than some folks might expect.

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    I thought ebay didn't accept live animals as part of their auctions??

    is this a breach of Ebay's policies?

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    They do allow live animals sales, but do have a lot of limitations. Their limitations look to be pretty much governed by what is allowed by government laws and regulations. (And are perhaps a bit more conservative than federal law). Though they never mention honey bees specifically I suspect they'd fall in a category or exception by themselves given the large amount of legal trade that already takes place in queens.

    I have seen others sell queens and even complete hives and entire beekeeping operations on ebay over that past few years without any problems (Including myself in the mid summer slowdown that always seems to happen).

    @Blue.eyed.Wolf - Thank's for the compliment. I probably could plug my queens and other wares here but I just don't feel blatent self promotion belong here (except maybe in the For Sale forum). It just feels too much like the pushy door to door sales man you just can't get out of your house to me. But you're welcome to plug away all you want [img]smile.gif[/img]

    -Tim

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