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  1. #21
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    Morris,

    Could you tell us which of the Weavers' sent this package to you?
    Rob Koss

  2. #22
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    Waxahachie, TX
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  3. #23
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    Morris and Jeffrey...... I ordered 6 queens from RWeaver last year and every hive became so aggressive that I could not even re-queen and had to destroy. The lady I spoke to at RWeaver was very rude and short and offered no help with the problem. This year I ordered from BeeWeaver and they have been a delight to work with and the bees (so far) are wonderful.

    Hope this helps.....Jennifer

  4. #24
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    Aug 2005
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    Washington County, Maine
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    I love my NWC from Strachan. Very nice to work with.

  5. #25
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    Jan 2006
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    Lexington, KY
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    My bees from Rossman Apiaries are very tolerant off my inexperience [img]smile.gif[/img] Also, it is the only place where my Grandfather would buy his bees.

  6. #26
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    Perkasie, PA
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    I can't speak for the Rossman queens (never tried them) , but their hiveware is pretty good and they are pleasant to do business with.

  7. #27
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    Mar 2006
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    Thanks for the info, Jennifer, that is good to know.
    NWC sound nice but have heard they are more of a northern bee and do not know how they would do here in Central Texas.
    "I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. " John 10:11

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    Everyone seems to be talking gentleness from new queens and packages. Very important indeed. An observation on my splits with new queens and packages I installed this year: small cell wax production.

    I installed all by queen cages on empty frames, no foundation or starter strips. When I went to remove the cages, the new packages were all producing small cell (with the exception of one which was producing drone cell and was queenless for some reason). I did't notice what was produced for the splits with new queens being the first inspected.

    At any rate, I buy Italians from John Foster of BZ-BEE in CA. (BZ-BEE.COM)

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