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Offline slacker361

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new package and a new queen already?
« on: May 12, 2011, 12:18:21 PM »
One of my new packages looks like they re-queened already. This was the extremely pissy hive I had, now they seem better, and I found the queen today, she didnt have her white dot any longer, I understand that they could clean it off, but with all the other "signs" i think they might have made a new one......

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Re: new package and a new queen already?
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2011, 10:56:57 PM »
Sounds like everyone is doing better then.

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Re: new package and a new queen already?
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2011, 10:57:13 PM »
They often supersede the package queen.
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Re: new package and a new queen already?
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2011, 11:07:20 PM »
sounds like I should make sure not to pay for the marked queen... ( i didnt this time but hmm 2.00 savings)

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Re: new package and a new queen already?
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2011, 12:36:26 AM »
If $2 to have her marked is a big deal to you, then I wouldn't buy anymore queens, I'd raise my own... then you can save $20 or more...

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Re: new package and a new queen already?
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2011, 08:55:26 AM »
nah 2.00 isnt a big deal, but just waisting 2.00 well, I wouldnt just drop 2 on the ground...  But i do like the idea of raising my own queens that is why I got that queen rearing video  :lol:

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Re: new package and a new queen already?
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2011, 10:32:31 AM »
But i do like the idea of raising my own queens that is why I got that queen rearing video  :lol:

That video is on my short list of things to buy....maybe after I hopefully sell some honey this year.

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Re: new package and a new queen already?
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2011, 02:19:18 PM »
yeah dont get me wrong (well I am cheap) but I dont mind spending money for a value...... I guess If I couldnt find the queen with out the marking it would have a value..... What might be better is to take an actual pic of the queen , this way one might be able to figure out whether or not the hive re-queened or just gave the queen a bath ...lol