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Author Topic: Too late to re-queen in GA????  (Read 2727 times)
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« on: October 01, 2008, 04:53:19 PM »

I need a new queen in one of my hives. It will probably make it over the winter, but I want to get a jump start on spring. Your thoughts?

Also, where should I order the queen from?

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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2008, 05:09:06 PM »

I like fall re queening and have done so as late as mid November. As far as queens go the only place I know of this time of year will be from Hawaii or south Texas.  I get mine from Kona.
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« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2008, 08:19:11 PM »

Thanks for the input. Any others?
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« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2008, 08:45:10 PM »

Even up North they recommend fall requeening.If you can find a queen,go for it.
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« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2008, 08:51:51 PM »

I requeen here as late as October, and I'm a long ways north of Georgia.
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2008, 09:27:01 PM »

Try Terry Hester:

http://birdsnbees60.com/contactus.html
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« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2008, 05:28:45 AM »

I heard Dann Purvis still had a few queens a week or so ago

http://purvisbrothersbees.com/
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« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2008, 06:14:37 AM »

What is the purpose of requeening in the fall?  Does this help the hive?  Is it to replace current queens?  Just curious.... we only have a few hives of our own.  One has a lot of bees, but doesn't seem to have as much honey as the other two smaller hives.  Mark hasn't really wanted to disturb that particular hive too much as its his first colony, and it was feral when he acquired it from a historic home.  We know it was an older colony as the people said it had been in the roof for years.

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« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2008, 07:11:23 AM »

Purvis was giving away queens at GBA this past weekend and Rossman still has queens.

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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2008, 08:39:46 AM »

>What is the purpose of requeening in the fall?

If you have a problem queen ---- or one you just want to replace. Fall is a good time, Usually quicker build up in spring because of new queen and no lost time because she is ready to go!
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« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2008, 04:05:42 PM »

Linda------GBA? What's this?

I ordered one from Rossman's last night. Anyone have any experience with their queens?

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« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2008, 04:33:36 PM »

GBA--- Georgia Beekeepers Association

Yes I and my mentor have put in lots of Rossman Queens. No problem --- and Fred is easy to work with in my experiences.
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« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2008, 08:58:38 PM »

I'm in Rome, GA.  try the market bulletin.  Arthur Hudgins in Cedartown sells queens.  If you want his number PM me, I don't know if I should post it here, but he is in the Ga. Farmers Bulletin as are several others.  Arthur has Italian/Minnesota Hygienics.  I drove down and got one in July and she is doing nicely, even dropped her out of the OB hive and she's still laying.  $18 each.
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« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2008, 10:24:33 PM »

chemlight,

GBA is the GBA:Georgia Beekeeper's Association.  The annual fall meeting was in Rabun County in Clayton last weekend.  Great group of folks and knowledgeable beekeepers.  Randy Oliver was the key speaker - gave three fabulous talks and is now one of my beekeeping heroes - right up there with Michael Bush! 
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« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2008, 01:08:44 AM »

chemlight,

GBA is the GBA:Georgia Beekeeper's Association.  The annual fall meeting was in Rabun County in Clayton last weekend.  Great group of folks and knowledgeable beekeepers.  Randy Oliver was the key speaker - gave three fabulous talks and is now one of my beekeeping heroes - right up there with Michael Bush! 


I have met Randy Oliver at his home in Grass Valleyand I purchased a queen from him this summer. He has quite an operation at his home. Many people work with him and I really need to get myself up there for the day.
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« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2008, 09:57:04 AM »

Chad

Stop.   I just got a queen from a friend.  I'll be going to Florida on Sunday morning on I-75.  Do you want her?  706-676-1362.  Wait, are you on the other side of Adairsville?  I'll meet you half way this afternoon.  Call me.  I do not want to kill this queen, she's from good stock.
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« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2008, 04:46:54 PM »

Where in florida?
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« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2008, 05:58:06 PM »

We are leaving early Sunday and going strait to Orlando.  Posting queen on "General" forum too.
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« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2008, 12:18:46 AM »

Oh boy if I lived in GA, I'd be requeening! You know, I have to pick up a new hobby to keep me occupied during the winter. Like maybe AI....
We have ordered from Italian queens from Rossmans several times and have been happy. We have had great luck with the queens being excepted most of the time. Some of the queens were small, and the brood pattern was a touch spotty. However, the bees were gentle and they produced very well.
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