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Offline Barnabus

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fall nucs
« on: August 30, 2005, 03:40:24 PM »
Hi:
I had planned to start a couple nucs this fall to replace any that I might loose through the winter but I guess I have waited to long for there isn't any Italian queens to be found at least I can't find any and I've made at least 15 calls.
Anyway my question is: I live in the upstate of S.C about 30 miles below Charlotte N.C. our climate isn't too harsh but we do have a good many cold days. Has any in this area raised there own queens this late and wintered them through to spring. I dont' mind feeding if they have a chance to make it!
I appreciate any comments and helpful hints that apply to this situation not only from this area but from anywhere with simular climate.
Thanks
Gerald

Offline Michael Bush

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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2005, 04:16:42 PM »
I don't have any Italians.  I'm in a colder climate.  But I do have queens from feral survivors.

$19 per queen.  $16 handling per shipment.
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Offline jefftck

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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2005, 06:23:39 PM »
I just got an Italian gueen from them a couple weeks ago, Also a freind of mine got 3 from them last week.
http://www.kelleybees.com/   1-800-233-2899
Walter T. Kelley Company
807 West Main Street
Clarkson, Kentucky  42726-0240


You need to call to see for sure if they have any left.
Good luck hope this helps

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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2005, 06:47:17 PM »
My guess is if you look at Beesource or anywhere else that lists queen breeders you can find lots of queens of any race you like.
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2005, 04:55:04 AM »
I live 55 miles ene of Charlotte. Just started 2 moore nucs this week, same reasons. Purchased new Italian marked queens from Rossman. They shipped within 4 days.