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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Coastal North Carolina
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    Have 6 Russian hives that overwintered very well last winter and have now made two shallow supers each of honey. They start early and work late even on marginal weather days. I have other colonies of varing pedegrees [Italian, Buckfast] that are late starters and early stoppers and now have less than a full super of honey. Also I lost 4 out of 12 colonies last winter. Should I look toward replacing my loafers with what appears to be a superior producer/survivor?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Sawyer, Michigan, USA
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    Glad to read that you have had good success with your Russian bees I have four packages on order myself. I have a variety of races Italian from R. Weaver of Texas and NWC from Strachan bees of California they both seem to be excellent bees.
    The Busy Bee teaches two lessons: One is not to be idle and the other is not to get stung.

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