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Offline pdmattox

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« on: June 06, 2006, 07:37:08 PM »
What time of year do you install package bees, summer, spring, fall or does it matter?

Offline Kirk-o

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« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2006, 07:53:45 PM »
you get packages in the spring and install them then April
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« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2006, 10:11:42 PM »
Mostly April or May, plus you want to order them in the fall or they may not be available when you call in the spring.

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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2006, 12:42:04 AM »
Packages bees are considered a Spring time acquisition.  Usually if you haven't order your queens by March 1st you are out of luck ot have to search real hard for a supplier will to fill late orders.  
Nuc's can be purchased until about the 1st of May.  Later and the odds of be the bees successfully wintering dec lines rapidly.
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