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Offline gundalf

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Queenless in Hillbilly heaven. HELP!
« on: March 21, 2012, 08:53:37 PM »
 :roll: Lost my queen this winter but am keeping the hive up with donations from a great hive....   Anyone know where I kin find a queen, this early...
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Re: Queenless in Hillbilly heaven. HELP!
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2012, 08:56:22 PM »
So you are taking frames from your great hive and giving it to the queenless hive?    If you are taking eggs, you will have a queen soon.

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Re: Queenless in Hillbilly heaven. HELP!
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2012, 09:09:19 PM »
Too early here...   No drones...   Virgins ain't no fun...
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Re: Queenless in Hillbilly heaven. HELP!
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2012, 09:11:59 PM »
Are you sure there are no drones out yet?    Give them some time if not.

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Re: Queenless in Hillbilly heaven. HELP!
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2012, 09:35:42 PM »
:roll: Lost my queen this winter but am keeping the hive up with donations from a great hive....   Anyone know where I kin find a queen, this early...


I know a guy in Martinsburg WV that is bringing up packages from Georgia this weekend and might have some extra queens. If intrested PM me and I will give you his contact info.

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Re: Queenless in Hillbilly heaven. HELP!
« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2012, 10:17:34 PM »
If I can't get a queen by next week, I'll lose them...
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Re: Queenless in Hillbilly heaven. HELP!
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2012, 10:25:28 PM »
Trying Russell Apiaries in MS...   Anyone know if they're moving SunKist queens yet this year?
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Re: Queenless in Hillbilly heaven. HELP!
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2012, 03:25:27 AM »
Every place I have looked aren't getting in queens in until first 2 weeks of April. I had to order a queen pheromone  to tide the bees over until I get my queen in for my queenless colony. She should be here in Oregon around the 19th. She'll be flying in from Kentucky. lol.
I have heard some interesting statements about a queenless colony having the workers actually lay unfertilized eggs that become drone or that a virgin queen can lay drones. If that be the case,  wouldn't it be plausible to get the brood prepped and see if something miraculous could happen without the need to order a new queen since she'd be showing up too late? I'm not an expert on the breeding science of the bee... yet. 

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Re: Queenless in Hillbilly heaven. HELP!
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2012, 08:27:54 AM »
Russell Apiaries will be shipping SunKist queens next week and I have one ordered...
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Re: Queenless in Hillbilly heaven. HELP!
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2012, 11:07:30 PM »
Russell Apiaries will be shipping SunKist queens next week and I have one ordered...
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