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Author Topic: Who uses lingurian bees?  (Read 886 times)
House Bee
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« on: June 27, 2013, 01:50:33 AM »

Out of interest who has Lingurians from Kangaroo Island or have used them in the past? If you have where are you located?

I have some in Melbourne, only 20 minutes from the CBD. They are a super gentle bee but I think they are not well suited for Melbournes weather conditions.


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« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2013, 01:17:44 AM »

I did get several queens and tried to get them going in Sydney but I had other problems and probably was not a good time to try them. In short the colonies didn't survive.  I think I will be keen to give them another go in spring.
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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2013, 05:42:01 PM »

I tried Ligurians in Melbourne! As you noted an incredibly gentle bee but, in my opinion, not suited to Melbournes climate - I'm sticking with the dark bees.
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2013, 06:33:50 PM »

That seems to be a common problem, most of the queen breeders are up north or in warmer areas and what works for them doesn't necessarily work well for us in colder wetter climes. I have had a couple of bought in queens that just won't stop laying over winter and run the colony in to the ground.
On the other hand I have one colony of really dark bees I got from a cut out locally that are the quietest bees I have ever worked with and are really frugal with their winter supplies. Unfortunately they don't produce a lot either, I have never gotten any honey from them! I refuse to re-queen them though as they are such great bees  grin

If you can keep your head when all about you are loosing theirs, you probably don't fully understand the situation!
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