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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Nebraska
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    20

    Default I need some queens

    I need to do some splits in a couple weeks or maybe less. Does anyone have about 30 queens. Less would be ok too. Thanks

    Joe

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    omaha nebr. USA
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    509

    Default Queens

    Where are you at in Nebr?

  3. #3
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    May 2008
    Location
    Kimball,Ne,USA
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    3

    Default Queen

    Phi how are our queen coming along ? might need some in late may or frist of June please let me know. Iceman

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Lynnville, Ia, USA
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    173

    Default Queens Available

    We will have Texas and California queens for sale through the end of May. I don't anticipate having anything from our own production until the end of June. April has been wet and chilly. the bees are pretty much in a holding pattern. We have to get some buildup before we have enough bees to load the mating nucs.
    phil

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Kimball,Ne,USA
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    3

    Default queen

    what kind of queens are you looking to get? Iceman

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Lynnville, Ia, USA
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    173

    Default Queens Available

    Right now I have some Italian hybrids I got from Dale Bauer. They are fairly dark for Italians. We have had them before. Dick Blake used them for years. I've got about 50 left. They should last until the middle of next week. After that, I have two shipments of Carniolans coming from Koehnens.
    phil

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Kimball,Ne,USA
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    3

    Default need some queens

    I was thinking about trying some of koehnens cordovan Italians have you ever tried them ? was concerned about overwintering in my area western nebraska.



    thanks

    iceman

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Lynnville, Ia, USA
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    173

    Default Queens Available

    We have had them when I couldn't get anything else. It takes a lot of syrup to keep them alive. They don't stop laying eggs. Constant brood also leads to more mites. They are beautiful bees and are nice to work with but I wouldn't recommend them for a northern climate.
    phil

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