Progress on Foulbrood

CLICK!–New Foulbrood treatment being developed

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Sponge feeder

Look at this feeder- I’m going to try one!
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Bees, someone has bees that need moving, ARE THEY REALLY BEES????

There is a comment from someone who wants to have bees moved, please check the comments. I find many people don’t know the difference between honeybees, wasps, yellowjackets. Please identify your bees before posting a swarm here, we are only interested in honeybees, yellow jackets are for the exterminator or a can of spray.

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White Oaks Apiary


I am a bee keeper in Minnesota and I was interested to see White Oak offering “cold hardy” Queens and Nucs.So, I purchased 5 nucs and shipping charges of over $900 in February, the nucs were to ship on June 14th, but NO NUCS.Worse, I get no reply from e mail or repeated phone calls. Now their phone says the mailbox is full and no messages are being taken. I am worried this is a rip off and after reading many other complaints, I am very concerned about this. Very bad Bee Karma!!
Does anyone know IF White Oak is out of business or if this is their style of business???? Help????


Hi Peter,
I was at White Oaks Saturday June 14 and picked up 2 very healthy top bar nucs.
They were working as fast as they could (Lots of people picking up) and the farmer, Mike, seems like a steady honest guy. My nuc has expanded very rapidly and seems healthy, very gentle yellow bees. There are small hive beetle larvae on the  bottom board, (not a lot) I have been wiping out what I can. As I have my hive on a roof where the beetle will not be able to burrow in, I hope it will die away and not complete the life cycle here.
I have only seen 3 mites in the 10 days I’ve had this nuc.

I know he had all the paperwork there, but I heard him discussing an order that someone had taken by phone, a female name, and he said her orders were all screwed up and she had left.
So that could be your problem. It is bad they don’t answer the phone! But they are there, they have bees, the bees are healthy, and they are trying to fulfill all orders. I am certain that if you never get the bees he will refund your money. He is in it for the long run and won’t want to cheat you, in MY opinion.

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Picked up nucs from White Oaks Saturday

Our top bar nucs from White Oaks are very strong so far and building up quickly. They seem great so far. Will keep you posted.

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received this comment about White Oaks Apiaries. Anyone else know about them?

Many consumers have complained about White Oak Apiary:

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Help needed anyone???

Are there any beekeepers or honey producers in Rockland County or nearby looking for assistance in the summer harvest? I am an experienced beekeeper/honey producer from Russia who will be visiting New York this summer and am very interested in looking for work.


A response would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

Anna Nikolina

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workshop in Virginia

Beekeeping Workshop in Floyd VA, with Gunther Hauk


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Local Nucs for TOP BAR hives!!

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Bee news?

I hope that now we can use this space to discuss hives and beekeeping instead of malicious people. Speaking of malicious people, did anyone see the New Yorker article this week about Sygenta’s smear campaign against Tyrone Hayes, the scientist who discovered that their herbicide atrazine causes a serious deformation in frogs? It is truly chilling, and confirms that the big pharma and pesticide producers are capable of truly wicked behaviour. (We all knew that, but) it is a good thing that this article was published. Please read.
New Yorker February 10, 2014, page 53



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