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Offline Michael Bush

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Re: Sears and Roebuck
« Reply #20 on: June 11, 2011, 01:30:34 AM »
The early Midnites were a Caucasian hybrid (two lines of Caucasians kept separate and then crossed).  They had trouble maintaining the two lines so eventually it was a Caucasian x Carniolan cross.  It was a Dadant project back in the sixties and seventies and then York took it over for many years.   They are not available that I know of anymore although there are a few Caucasian breeders.
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Re: Sears and Roebuck
« Reply #21 on: June 11, 2011, 01:32:39 AM »
They also sold barn and house kits in those catalogs.  They would deliver all the lumber for the house or bar along with plans and step by step instructions...
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Re: Sears and Roebuck
« Reply #22 on: June 11, 2011, 09:32:01 AM »
ccar2000,  I think you have found just what I've been looking for, sure does look just like I remember the old Midnight Bee looking like.....thanks
 
I will be placeing an order today!
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Re: Sears and Roebuck
« Reply #23 on: June 12, 2011, 08:43:47 PM »
I bought some packaged bees and bee equipment through both Sears & Roebuck and Montegomery Wardccatalogs.  They quit offering bees in the Mid-70's.  As Michael Bush said, the Midnite bee was a Caucasian hybrid, that, I believe, also had some Italian lineage.   It was a burr comb builder of the 1st order.   The Starlite bees were, if I remember correctly of Buckfast origin.
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Re: Sears and Roebuck
« Reply #24 on: June 12, 2011, 10:26:50 PM »
I purchased my first bought bees from Sears in 1968 and I was a senior in high school.  Two years earlier my dad bought me a Browning Sweet 16 shotgun on my birthday from Sears.  Great store and great products.  I purchased several more packages of bees and hive bodies from Sears over the next several years.  Great memories! ;) :) ;)
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