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Author Topic: Itialian queen need fast in Indiana  (Read 1067 times)
New Bee
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« on: May 28, 2007, 04:45:13 PM »

  I need a queen preferebly an Itialian but I need one fast!  Mine died and dont have any brood because it was a new package.  Don't want to loose them!


Brian D. Bray
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« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2007, 09:38:22 PM »

Dear ajm in hopelessly lost:

If the package arrived with a dead queen you have two options:
1. The queen was most likely killed because there was one loose in with the workers (this happens occasionally when makeing up pacakages.  Set up the hive and watch for eggs and brood.
2. Contact the distributor for a replacement.  A true professional package bee producer will make good on the dead queen.

3.  Take a deep breath and relax, like Forest Gumps says @#*& happens, don't sweat the small stuff and it's all small stuff.

Life is a school.  What have you learned?   Brian      The greatest danger to our society is apathy, vote in every election!
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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2007, 11:13:06 PM »

Dear ajm

I had this to happen to me when I was installing my packages...Thought I need a queen also till I looked at them on saturday there was one in there. The place that I got packages from sent me another queen got her on saturday in the mail. Didn't need her so called a friend an she gave me two frames of brood with bees an made a nuc. Called the company that I got the bees from an told them that I was willing to pay for the queen that they had sent an the told me not to worry about it. I will be doing business with them again. Have a great day.

James Shoemaker
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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2007, 07:32:44 AM »

What part of Indiana are you in?  Up north I'd recommend Danny Slaybaugh (Nappanee) 574.315.5586.  Central state, call Roger Graham (Morgantown), 812.597.2000.  Both raise their own queens, and can mail them if you can't pick them up.
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2007, 11:47:12 PM »

    Is there a mentor or another beekeeper around that you might get a frame of brood from?  I guess this could be an option if you trusted the source and if there is no loose queen and if you could not get a new queen from your supplier.  This may be an option to also get a little jump start for your package.  Do you have any other hive to draw from or is this your first?

Everyone said it couldn't be done. But he with a chuckle replied, "I won't be one to say it is so, until I give it a try."  So he buckled right in with a trace of a grin.  If he had a worry he hid it and he started to sing as he tackled that thing that couldn't be done, and he did it.  (unknown)
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2007, 10:23:24 AM »

I get my queens from COMA Apiaries in northern cal they can express mail it to you they have a web site

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