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Offline derrick1p1

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where to purchase a queen?
« on: May 21, 2008, 02:00:45 PM »
I've not had to purchase a queen until this point.  I'm not even sure how to find a supplier...google?  I know race/hybrid ect... are options, but where to start?  Especially this time of year...any suggestions?

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Offline Moonshae

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Re: where to purchase a queen?
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2008, 10:47:57 PM »
Most equipment suppliers sell queens. Try betterbee.
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Offline tillie

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Re: where to purchase a queen?
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2008, 10:59:31 PM »
Hi Derrick,

There's a beekeeper who sells honey every week at St. Phillips at the Farmer's Market.  I know two Atlanta Beekeepers who have ordered queens from him just today and he's delivering them on Saturday at the Market.  Call PN and he can get you in touch with them.

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Offline pdmattox

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Re: where to purchase a queen?
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2008, 11:46:37 PM »
There are lots of queen producers in GA. Rossmans, Hardmens, Spell Bee , just to name a few. A copy of Bee culture or my favorite - American bee journal- should have a huge selection of queen breeders with pricing. I got a bunch from Kona Queens and I'm very happy.