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  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Loomis, CA USA
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    One of my two hives has been limping along all summer - swarming, poor queen, no honey crop. I tried re-queening twice in spring/early summer but both new queens were killed/superceded. I decided to just wait until fall to re-queen.
    Looked for the (unmarked) queen in September and couldn't find her. Things got busy and wasn't able to look again until today - and AHA! found her.
    And (in hindsight) stupidly, killed her.
    The local beekeeping supply store has no queens. I've called every queen breeder advertising in the most recent Bee Culture and nobody has any queens.
    So what to do now? There are eggs in the frames, but even if they raise a queen, will it get them through the winter if it hasn't mated?
    My plan (if I can't get a queen somewhere) is to combine my two hives with newspaper and then split and requeen in the spring.
    Any other ideas? Anybody know a breeder with queens?
    Thanks in advance.
    -Lee


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Frankfort, Kentucky
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    Lee

    Tom Glenn has queens available at the moment.
    http://members.aol.com/queenb95


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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Raymond, Mississippi, USA
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    You gonna pay 75.00 to requeen at this time of year??? Thats the price on the website anyway..... heck... for 25.00 I'll raise you one now.... I might have a couple left/will check... if not, lemme know if you want to grow a new one now.... but for the money, I would just combine now, and split in spring or get a package in the spring.
    Sippybee

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Loomis, CA USA
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    Crisis averted.
    Taber's a couple of hours away from me called back and said they have queens. One is going into the mail for me Monday.
    Thanks for the help!
    -Lee

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Trinidad, California
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    http://www.jett.net/~allens/section2.html

    Great Queens, only $7 each plus S&H.

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    -Scotty

    Weekly progress of my hive(s): http://bees.total-x.org

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