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Offline BEEMAN

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Where to buy queens at this time of year reasonably priced
« on: July 31, 2008, 04:21:34 PM »
Can anyone advise where I might be able to buy some queens for some swarms that I have caught in the last few weeks? Some of the swarm queens are laying a very good pattern but most are just so-so. I have been trying to find some at a reasonable price to no avail. I would appreciate any information.

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Re: Where to buy queens at this time of year reasonably priced
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2008, 04:44:05 PM »
i have bought some from kelleys in the last couple of weeks.about 15 bucks ea.

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Re: Where to buy queens at this time of year reasonably priced
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2008, 07:00:24 PM »
Have you checked out Michael Bush?
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Re: Where to buy queens at this time of year reasonably priced
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2008, 08:06:16 PM »
Arthur Hudgins sells Italians here in GA, $18 but shipping is $15.  He has many right now.  Let me know if you want his number.
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Re: Where to buy queens at this time of year reasonably priced
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2008, 08:06:56 PM »
do you know if your swarms had virgin or maybe really young queens?  i got one earlier that had a virgin.  it took her a long time to get going well, but now she's super.  i hate to requeen a swam if i don't have to.  especially if i know it has come from a long existing feral hive.

mine was probably the 3rd swarm out of that tree according to the lady who called me.  as i understand it, after-swarms often fly with a virgin or very new queen.
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Re: Where to buy queens at this time of year reasonably priced
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2008, 08:41:21 PM »
Arthur Hudgins sells Italians here in GA, $18 but shipping is $15.  He has many right now.  Let me know if you want his number.

His are minnesota hygenic italians. They are sooo cute, they look just like a queen bee only smaller.  Mr Hudgins is very easy to work with. He had me 2 queens within a half hour after my initial phone call.

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Re: Where to buy queens at this time of year reasonably priced
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2008, 09:53:30 PM »
Good to hear of someone near me.  I can not send email yet so I had to post again.  I know this is not the place to ask, but do you attend the Bartow Beeks meeting in Cartersville?  They are on Tues. and I have a continuing ed. class so I can not make them.  Can I get your email for a contact near me?  I am working with Michealea Flynn and Amber Prince to get started.  Also, know David Johnston.
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Re: Where to buy queens at this time of year reasonably priced
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2008, 10:06:05 PM »
Good to hear of someone near me.  I can not send email yet so I had to post again.  I know this is not the place to ask, but do you attend the Bartow Beeks meeting in Cartersville?  They are on Tues. and I have a continuing ed. class so I can not make them.  Can I get your email for a contact near me?  I am working with Michealea Flynn and Amber Prince to get started.  Also, know David Johnston.

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Re: Where to buy queens at this time of year reasonably priced
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2008, 07:40:16 AM »
thanks Rob.


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Re: Where to buy queens at this time of year reasonably priced
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2008, 03:00:53 PM »
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