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what kind of bees do you keep?
« on: February 22, 2007, 09:46:23 PM »
i was just curious about what kind of bees everyone has.
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Re: what kind of bees do you keep?
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2007, 09:55:32 PM »
Italian Hybrids and ferals.


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Re: what kind of bees do you keep?
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2007, 09:58:27 PM »
Im gonna be keeping Italian, and Russian.
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Re: what kind of bees do you keep?
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2007, 10:58:47 PM »
I have all italians except for one and they are russian.

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Re: what kind of bees do you keep?
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2007, 11:20:40 PM »
Mutts (ferals that are from removals), and 3 PBA's Gold line
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Re: what kind of bees do you keep?
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2007, 11:40:26 PM »
russian, Italians, ferals in that order.  I am adding atleast 20 nucs this spring and I bet all of them will be carnies I have worked a deal with a local side liner to buy all of his extra splits or swarm catchs to go along with the 20 splits

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Re: what kind of bees do you keep?
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2007, 11:56:20 PM »
All feral survivor stock now.
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Re: what kind of bees do you keep?
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2007, 12:18:08 AM »
Honeybees
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Re: what kind of bees do you keep?
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2007, 12:19:53 AM »
Honeybees

Jerry got them African bee's and they look like this  :mrgreen:
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Re: what kind of bees do you keep?
« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2007, 12:23:09 AM »
Honeybees

Jerry got them African bee's and they look like this  :mrgreen:
They act like this.  :-x :evil:

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Re: what kind of bees do you keep?
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2007, 12:26:40 AM »
italians and russians. Interesting observation at this point: the italians come out readily and in large numbers at amazingly low temps, even when it snowing;  the russians lay low - no activity at all - until it's sunny and close to 50F. I have frequently worried that they were dead but they are healthy and numerous.

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Re: what kind of bees do you keep?
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2007, 09:04:29 AM »
I-T-A-L-I-A-N-S  8-)

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Re: what kind of bees do you keep?
« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2007, 11:12:31 AM »
Italian, getting some Russians also.

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Re: what kind of bees do you keep?
« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2007, 01:54:04 PM »
Carniolan, as if i could have any other  :-D

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Re: what kind of bees do you keep?
« Reply #14 on: February 23, 2007, 02:19:28 PM »
Carniolan last season; this season, carnis, italians, MN Hygenics and some of Old Sol's Russian SMR hybrid/survivors.
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Re: what kind of bees do you keep?
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2007, 03:55:01 PM »
hygenic italians.
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Re: what kind of bees do you keep?
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2007, 05:29:46 PM »
WOW almost everybody has italians! I will add myself to the list.
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Re: what kind of bees do you keep?
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2007, 12:04:32 AM »
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I have Italians too and they are nice to handle.

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Re: what kind of bees do you keep?
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2007, 05:17:03 AM »
Carnolian packages imported from Australia last year, and a mystery hive with either italians or feral bees....both are very gentle.  I haven't had to suit up much, and can lie in front (to the side) of the hive and watch them.  I usually wear my veil and gloves because Im new to this but honestly don't need it unless I am swapping frames around.  So far I have been very pleased with the genetics.
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Re: what kind of bees do you keep?
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2007, 07:04:59 AM »
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When they are carniolans, watch out, they are eager to swarm if they have too tight or hey have honey flow . They are really centle. Color is grey-black.

 

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