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Offline lee

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« on: July 18, 2005, 11:41:50 PM »
is it to late to order new queen, for hives here in michigan.

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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2005, 08:28:29 AM »
Lee, I don't know if it is too late, however here  is a link to NC Agriculture Review with listing of Queens for sale.  The first entry (Jack Tapp) is the only one I am familiar with.  I purchased a Nuc from him, 2 weeks ago.

http://www.agr.state.nc.us/paffairs/class/7-05bees.htm

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« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2005, 09:43:10 AM »
I had good service getting queens from Draper Bee.  1-2 day service.

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« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2005, 11:19:08 AM »
I just got 2 Carniolans from Draper, and an Italian earlier in the summer that's been going gangbusters.  They're good people to deal with, I've always received good service and good product.

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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2005, 02:02:24 PM »
This is another place to by queen, I used.

http://www.gabees.com/
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« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2005, 06:32:45 PM »
Most places carry them into September.

I have been shipping queens but the heat is causing some losses.  I may wait until the heat breaks before shipping more.  I shipped some on Monday because it was the first time in a while that it's stayed under 90 for the day.  :)
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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2005, 07:06:01 PM »
THAT's ME TO THE LEFT JUST 5 YEARS FROM NOW!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2005, 04:06:03 PM »
everone said it is to late for a new queen here in michigan so thanks for the info. that is a lot of bees to lose. :(

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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2005, 04:29:08 PM »
why is it to late? its not even fall yet , order you a queen if you need one!!!
 alot of beekeepers requeen in the fall so they can winter a young queen and have a good start nest spring., why is it to late????
THAT's ME TO THE LEFT JUST 5 YEARS FROM NOW!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2005, 04:41:38 PM »
>everone said it is to late for a new queen here in michigan so thanks for the info. that is a lot of bees to lose.

Lots of people have queens.  *I* have queens. Email me at bees@bushfarms.com if you can't find what you want.  It has been too hot and I've lost a lot in transit lately, but the heat seems to be breaking everywhere now.
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« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2005, 05:12:46 PM »
Quote from: TwT
why is it to late? its not even fall yet , order you a queen if you need one!!!
 alot of beekeepers requeen in the fall so they can winter a young queen and have a good start nest spring., why is it to late????
these bees will have to start all over new everthing a lot of people toll me it was to late for that

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« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2005, 05:53:34 PM »
>these bees will have to start all over new everthing a lot of people toll me it was to late for that

So you're not saying it's too late to buy a queen but it's too late to save the hive?

How many bees are left?

I've seen a medium sized swarm build up enough from this time of year to winter.

Do you have another hive?
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« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2005, 06:02:57 PM »
there must bee about 5 thou. or more it is a lot of bees to lose. michael bush i email you

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« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2005, 08:47:32 PM »
That would be a cluster smaller than a soccer ball and bigger than a softball.  Does that sound right to you?  Probably worth putting it in a small space and either give them so brood to rear a queen or buy a queen.  But if you have any other hives you could also consolidate them.
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« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2005, 12:48:23 AM »
i did what you said i made a swarm box. like a #3lb pk box. all most feel it up . i will go back with another box and get the rest of them. i will have some pic to show you. i hope this works this is a lot of bees to lose. thanks

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« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2005, 01:41:32 AM »
Mr. Bush - do you have carneolans?  what do you have?

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« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2005, 11:55:09 AM »
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Feral survivors.  I breed from the black ones.  I get some black queens, some tiger striped, and occasionally some yellow ones.
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