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Offline westmar

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queen bee suppliers.
« on: October 03, 2011, 09:20:04 AM »
hi
   just wondering were every one gets there queens from.for a couple seasons i used Dewar queens at kalbar near Ipswich in qld good people to deal with nice queens.they have Italian queens contact num is [07-54635633].i did buy ten ligurian queens from kangaroo island last season.i only got one left the climate doesn't agree with them out her.this year i be raising my own queens.so were do you get your queens from.   

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Re: queen bee suppliers.
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2011, 11:32:53 AM »
Even newer question, how did you buy your queens? I'm especially interested in the KI Ligurians. I thought you should be able to buy them but wasn't sure, do you just ring up the apiary there or..?

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Re: queen bee suppliers.
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2011, 09:04:30 PM »
hi
  details are kangaroo island Queen bees.0885595045  can bee hard to get at times keep trying.

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Re: queen bee suppliers.
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2011, 10:09:27 PM »
Thankyou very much! Will get on to them soon.

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Re: queen bee suppliers.
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2011, 10:55:12 PM »
hi her another queen br
eeder.Italian queens DENMAR APIARES PO BOX 99,WONDAI QLD 4606N [07-41690064] FAX[0741690966]
                         1-5...$22.00
                         1-10...$19.25
                          11-49...$16.95
                          50+...$14.50
                           ISOLATED MATED BREEDERS $240.EACH
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Re: queen bee suppliers.
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2011, 06:51:32 PM »
I buy mine from Howard Kirby (italians)
Bray park QLD 07 32055178 or 0448283047

Great to deal with!

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Re: queen bee suppliers.
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2011, 02:50:33 AM »
                        GOLDEN ITALIANS
                        contact Barry Williams or Bruce hibbett
                        ph(o7 54930510 mob(0428300365}
                          glass house mountain QLD

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Re: queen bee suppliers.
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2011, 01:14:32 AM »
I bought my first queen (Italian) this week from Ross Wood in Grafton http://www.rosswoodqueens.com/index.html
I must say he has been a real pleasure to deal with and very patient with a noob like me. The queen & attendants arrived yesterday and seem very calm and relaxed. I am off to our farm tonight and will place them in the hive tomorrow. I believe the hive has been queenless for the last couple of weeks, long story that I won't relate here but it's my only hive and Ross has come to my rescue  :-D I do have a nuc ready to go on the off chance my hive had a queen all along but I don't think that's the case.
 I'll let you know how she goes.
Paul.
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Re: queen bee suppliers.
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2011, 09:48:07 PM »
I get Carni X Italians from Charlie & Belinda Casido in Orange, NSW - awesome queens!

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Re: queen bee suppliers.
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2011, 04:57:41 PM »
Hey Ozbuzz,
Noticed you use Carni x Italians.
What traits do they offer over pure Italians ?

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Re: queen bee suppliers.
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2011, 12:43:27 AM »
The carnis typically handle colder conditions better and winter over better than the italians - the colony shrinks over winter to suit the conditions rather than consuming all of the stores that they have and keeping a large brood nest. They also recover quickly in spring when things start flowering. But they're not as productive as the italians... so the italian X carni cross - from my experience - leads to a better wintering bee with a rapid buildup in spring with plenty of stores to promote that rapid build up but they have the productivity of an italian

 

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