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    Re: Carniolan/Italian Hyrbid Help

    I managed to set up the hive and integrate the bees in. Everything's going well and today I'm gonna release the queen, just using a marshmallow. I've waited 4 days to release the queen because I'm...
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    Re: Carniolan/Italian Hyrbid Help

    I'm acquiring the bees this Saturday, so in 2 days time. I think I'll be fine. To be specific I'm gonna-
    Pick up the bees, place them in the hive
    Leave them Queenless for 24 hours
    Place the queen...
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    Re: Carniolan/Italian Hyrbid Help

    Thanks for the advice! The Carni queen costs exactly $25, so based on what Mike said that's pretty reassuring. I'm definitely going through with the Carni queen now, and I'll be glad to post pics and...
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    Re: Carniolan/Italian Hyrbid Help

    Basically what you all are saying is if I take an Italian Hive and breed them with a Carni queen, I'll end up with a Carni Hive within 5-6 weeks, which is ideal. The negative behind this being that...
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    Carniolan/Italian Hyrbid Help

    I live in the northern parts of Ohio, where the Winters are harsh. Clearly my best bet is to start a Carniolan hive within the next week or two, right? Unfortunately the only seller in my area only...
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