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Author Topic: IF YO WERE TO START NEW COLONIE WHAT MAKE OF A QUEEN WOULD YOU USE  (Read 1814 times)
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« on: May 04, 2010, 11:43:53 PM »

IF YOU WANTED A HEATHLY HIVE STRONG HIVE MITE RESISTANT WHAT QUEEN WOULD YOU BUY FROM A QUEEN BREEDER ANY HELP THANKS
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2010, 08:34:22 PM »

I am using some mutt queens, daughters from a queen from Calverts. Hopefully will be mated soon. If you want mite resistance, you have to build from sock that is surviving the mites. Live and let die, survival of the fittest.
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« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2010, 07:24:03 PM »

I'm trying some B Weavers to see how mite resistant they are, I have 5 ordered for this week.
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2010, 01:35:47 AM »

I'd raise my own and hope they mate with local feral stock...
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2010, 09:04:56 AM »

I use any queen that is available when and where I need her.
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« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2010, 11:13:12 PM »

There is a company in Hawaii called Kona Queen. They have some of the most gentle queens I have ever worked with. They will sell only one or two queens at a time. You know what you are getting and they can even give you a history if you want. They have marked and unmarked queens. They are mite resistant also.
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« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2010, 11:46:22 AM »

I would use a Goldline queen. If I could find one.

Any way have one for sale let me know.
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« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2010, 03:39:43 PM »

I use any queen that is available when and where I need her.

I am with you on this. Queens come and they go. The best ones for me are the ones where I let the hive raise their own from a frame of eggs from one of my most productive hives.


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« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2010, 04:27:26 PM »

Ive heard good things about the Kona Queens. However, I agree with Michael Bush. I have bouught different queens from different breeders and now all my hives are feral and doing great.
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« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2010, 07:22:04 PM »

I have 4 Carnolian Queens from northern survivor stock, untreated hives, coming next week.
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« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2010, 09:47:31 PM »

There is a company in Hawaii called Kona Queen. They have some of the most gentle queens I have ever worked with. They will sell only one or two queens at a time. You know what you are getting and they can even give you a history if you want. They have marked and unmarked queens. They are mite resistant also.

I thought until recently, there were no mites on the islands. And even now, not sure if the mites are throughout the islands in the breeding operations. So I question the mite resistance of queens from an area void of mite pressure. Can you elaborate their breeding and resistant selection process? You got me wondering how all this works out in the islands. Thank you.
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