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    I have just built my first TBH and now I am trying to locate some package bees. Does anyone know of a source that will ship to Colorado? Thanks

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    Andrew<br /><br /> <a href=\"http://orsba.proboards27.com/index.cgi\" target=\"_blank\">http://orsba.proboards27.com/index.cgi</a>

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    You can find that information in beesource.com
    The Busy Bee teaches two lessons: One is not to be idle and the other is not to get stung.

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    Thanks for the information. The problem I am running into is that everyone I have contacted is sold out for this year. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Where in Colorado?
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    I am located about 18 miles west of Trinidad, CO.

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    Ah, well I thought that I heard that the Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association had a couple packages left over from the group purchase. Probably too much of a drive to go pick up.
    JohnF INTP

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    Hi bd2211,
    I am in Alamosa, CO and have some nucs I could sell you, if you are interested.... I don't have any packages.

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    Thanks to everyone for the Colorado nuc information. I have limited experience with typical bee hives. This time I am trying a top bar hive. I am considering purchasing a nuc from nectar in Alamosa. My concern is how do I transfer the frames/bees from a nuc into a tbh? Any thoughts will be appreciated.

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    I would build "swarm catching frames" to fit the top bar hive dimensions and cut the brood out and put it in the frames. These will come in handy anyway anytime you get a wild comb and don't wish to waste it.
    Michael Bush bushfarms.com/bees.htm "Everything works if you let it." ThePracticalBeekeeper.com 40y 200h 37yTF

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    Thanks for the information Michael. I'll give it a try.

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