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Where are you getting your bees from this year?

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Offline leominsterbeeman

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What Apiary are your bees coming from
« on: January 07, 2005, 09:50:10 PM »
There are so many bee dealers in the US, but do you know where they are getting their bees from?   If so, where are they coming from?

I've listed the most common suppliers here.

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What Apiary are your bees coming from
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2005, 09:55:30 PM »
I'm getting mine from Koehnen in Glenn, Ca.    They have a 4 package crate that I like, and they work their bees themselves.  Pollination contracts etc.

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What Apiary are your bees coming from
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2005, 10:01:55 PM »
Lagrants in Ware, MA for me. They raise their own bees there so the bees come from my local climate! :D
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What Apiary are your bees coming from
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2005, 10:08:05 PM »
Weeks Works here in Georgia.
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What Apiary are your bees coming from
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2005, 11:14:30 PM »
Can-Am in California. The local bee store gets them in a couple times a year.
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What Apiary are your bees coming from
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2005, 11:30:34 PM »
Ordered from B Weaver last year and called mid December and they were already sold out. So giving R Weaver a try this year.

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What Apiary are your bees coming from
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2005, 11:56:36 PM »
I ordered from Draper, but I don't know for sure where they are shipped from.  Last year it was York, but they are out of business now.  Guy from Draper said they had packages reserved from several different suppliers.

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What Apiary are your bees coming from
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2005, 12:27:15 AM »
kris drapers gets thier Bee's from B.Weaver if there all-stars and buckfast, or SMR's
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« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2005, 11:58:24 AM »
No, just good ol' italians.  I wanted to get some russians, but their suppliers didn't come through with them, so they aren't supplying them now.  Although they did say they thought they'd at least be offering russian queens (czarinas?), so maybe if I split this spring and need a queen, I'll get one.

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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2005, 06:14:09 PM »
I got mine from Sacramento Beekeeping Supply (Sacramento, CA), but am not sure where they get them. I was able to get them fairly late in the season and I picked them up myself and drove them home - (probably the bee's first time staying overnight in a motel)..
This year I plan to split the hive and buy the queen from them.

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Lagrants Also
« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2005, 12:13:46 AM »
I've decided to get all my stuff from Lagrants. I'm just starting out and have absolutely nothing and they have a great price on a full kit including a 5 frame nuc

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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2005, 12:19:16 AM »
I've decided to get all my stuff from Lagrants. I'm just starting out and have absolutely nothing and they have a great price on a full kit including a 5 frame nuc