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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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Re: what kind of bees do you keep?
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2007, 02:06:40 AM »
    Two years ago started with mutts from a removal, still around and doing good.  Last April three Russian packages, one absconded due to idiot human, two going good.  Last fall two hives inherited after buying extractor.  Was told they are Midnights, but not sure.  I just call them my brown bees.  Doing good last time I looked.  Three more Russian packages this year.
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Re: what kind of bees do you keep?
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2007, 07:05:18 PM »
qa33010, you have a lot of different kinds of bees.
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