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Offline abates99

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Looking for a bee Supplier
« on: March 04, 2008, 05:40:01 PM »
Does anyone have any suggestions on a supplier for Minnesota Hygenic Bees?  My local supplier has been hit hard with CCD and probably will not have any bees for sale this year, he is trying to build his colonies back up.  I would like nucs or single stories as long as they were within a reasonable distance but that is unlikley (located in north central Arkansas), so I will be looking at package bees.
Thanks for any suggestions.

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Re: Looking for a bee Supplier
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2008, 09:04:57 AM »
look in the ABJ.  I think I seen an add from one of the large bee guys making splits and using MH queens and selling off as singles.  They are probably palletized though.

Who do you normally get your bees from?
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Re: Looking for a bee Supplier
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2008, 03:13:39 PM »
abates99

Hey there....

I am near Drasco Ar.  There is a place near  Jonesboro called JesterBees.  THey sell Nucs.

Mike
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Re: Looking for a bee Supplier
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2008, 06:21:24 PM »
hey i live just across the river in mississippi and i have called jesters and they have said they will not be selling this year,but i will be going to my local bee keepers meeting next monday evening (memphis area bee keepers)and i will ask if any other locals have any to sell.

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Re: Looking for a bee Supplier
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2008, 09:13:48 AM »
abates99

Hey there....

I am near Drasco Ar.  There is a place near  Jonesboro called JesterBees.  THey sell Nucs.

Mike

I heard Jester took a beating with CCD this year and needs time to recover.
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Re: Looking for a bee Supplier
« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2008, 05:23:00 PM »
yes  jester  is the supplier I was talking about.  The Memphis area would be great!

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Re: Looking for a bee Supplier
« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2008, 06:47:21 PM »
Here's an advertisement in our beekeeper assoc. monthly newsletter. I bought from them last year:

2008’s 2lb. and 3lb. Packages will be here on April 19th with your chose of queens, Italian,
Minnesota Hygienic and New World Carniolan Hybrids. Visit our NEW website
www.KnightFamilyHoney.com to learn more about the queens and packages or you can call Lee Knight
at 706-0984. Get your name on the list now so you're guaranteed to get your bees for spring 2008