Russell Apiaries

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47 years old
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Russell Apiaries
Science for our Future
Chautauqua County Beekeepers Association
M&B Honey Farm
Varner's Bee Farm
PDG Honey Farms
VSH Pol-Line Queen & VSH Dark

About Me

P.M.S. Honey is located in NY state. Winters can be hard here, so we winter in 10 frame double deeps, and use medium supers for honey production only.The team here at P.M.S. Honey makes all of the woodware except frames and plastic cell foundation that we do buy from a suplier. Every hive sits on sceen bottom boards that we also make. We have found that making our own woodware keeps everything one standard and everything interchanges so correct bee space is mantained in every hive. We are moving into raising more of our own replacement queens to keep our cost of re-queening down; we will however, continue to buy queens to bring in better genetics to our bees. As we all know, bee keeping is full of new challenges, techniques that work for some don't work for others. Not all things that some say are the "golden rule of bee keeping" are fact. Some "golden rules" are only golden becuse they have never previously been challenged or other better methods developed. Don't be afraid to think outside the box or ask yourself why are these the "golden rules"? Ok, enough about us, if anyone has any questions about us, our business, or our ideas, don't be shy, ask away.

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Reply Ignots
9:07 PM on January 10, 2012 
I'm actually in East Coventry,the woods of Pottstown. Got in 50 deep and 40 med boxes needing assembly and also have 12 packages coming in for April(?) hopefully. Also have 10 each of med and deep nucs which I am hoping to start with raised queens later in the summer and over-winter them for sale next year. Will get in some Carniolan, Buckfast and VSH queens that I want to breed for the nucs (and for practice), really enjoying all of this, and requeening at years end. I do want to see a swarm, even if I can't capture it,that was the original intent for the russians I have now...repopulating the area, not so sure now...