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    Default Looking to buy VSH queen

    I'm looking to buy a VSH queen in the spring, not wanting a expensive breeder queen, but a reseller of a naturally mated queen. If anyone has suggestions of a seller please PM me. THanks.
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    Default Re: Looking to buy VSH queen

    I'm pretty sure Mike Bjorn sells naturally mated SMR/VSH queens

    http://www.bjornapiaries.com/index.html

    I'd call him now to arrange it, he gets them out late as he's in PA.

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    Default Re: Looking to buy VSH queen

    I will have VSH naturally mated QUEENS IN THE SPRING. My Queen mother came from VP Queens in Maryland.
    popsjim@gmail.com
    Thanks
    Last edited by popsjim; 09-20-2009 at 04:50 AM.

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    Default Re: Looking to buy VSH queen

    Check out website of Glenn Apiaries. They have a list.

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    Default Re: Looking to buy VSH queen

    go for the VP queen.. I have VP lines and they're good queens all around. No mite problems at all and I do not need to treat.

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    Default Re: Looking to buy VSH queen

    How much for them vsh qweens popsjim?

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    Default Re: Looking to buy VSH queen

    I have small cell vsh queens, available in april 15 bucks. I have an ad in for sale section of beesource

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    Default Re: Looking to buy VSH queen

    I will have open mated VSH starting in may and will have them all summer long. the price will be $18.00 each

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    Default Re: Looking to buy VSH queen

    I also recommend VP queens. I installed six last June in splits. All produced surplus honey by late summer. All had very low mite counts in early fall. And to date all are still roaring nicely when you gently tap the side of the hive to see who is alive.
    The Busy Bee teaches two lessons: One is not to be idle and the other is not to get stung.

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    Default Re: Looking to buy VSH queen

    The real problem with full vsh is they're too hygenic. It's a good queen to breed into your stock, but they seem to drag out ALOT of brood. My VSH hives are really big though... They do like big clusters..

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    Default Re: Looking to buy VSH queen

    i will have daughters of a VSH breeder queen from Glen's starting around April 1

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    Default Re: Looking to buy VSH queen

    I would also like to buy some queens that are resistant to mites, but not for sure which ones that I should choose for my area. I live in North Eastern Missouri.

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    Default Re: Looking to buy VSH queen

    look at VSH or the MSH both i think would do go in your area.....David

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    Default Re: Looking to buy VSH queen

    I am lacking understanding about the differences between VHS MHS and VP queens. I would also like to understand why anyone would prefer a naturally mated queen over one that isn't.

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    Default Re: Looking to buy VSH queen

    People buy II queens in order to introduce new and known genetics into their bee yards. Typically II queens are not used in production hives and are normally used for producing open mated daughter queens. Naturally mated queens contain more genetic diversity then an II queen, simply because they mate with up to 30 different drones. Most II queens contain sperm from only one drone, although there are some II breeders that contain sperm from more then one drone.
    Last edited by Yuleluder; 03-17-2010 at 12:07 PM.

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    Default Re: Looking to buy VSH queen

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Hurd View Post
    I am lacking understanding about the differences between VHS MHS and VP queens. I would also like to understand why anyone would prefer a naturally mated queen over one that isn't.
    VHS ??? It's VSH = Varroa Sensitive Hygiene (a trait)

    MHS ??? I think it's MSH for Minnesota hygienic (hygienic bee developed by Marla Spivak at the UofM)

    VP is a breeder = http://www.vpqueenbees.com/bio.html

    I get all that right?

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    Last edited by JoeMcc; 03-17-2010 at 12:16 PM.
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    Default Re: Looking to buy VSH queen

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeMcc View Post
    VHS ??? It's VSH = Varroa Sensitive Hygiene (a trait)

    MHS ??? I think it's MSH for Minnesota hygienic (hygienic bee developed by Marla Spivak at the UofM)

    VP is a breeder = http://www.vpqueenbees.com/bio.html

    I get all that right?

    JoeMcc
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    Default Re: Looking to buy VSH queen

    Quote Originally Posted by Yuleluder View Post
    People buy II queens in order to introduce new and known genetics into their bee yards. Typically II queens are not used in production hives and are normally used for producing open mated daughter queens. Naturally mated queens contain more genetic diversity then an II queen, simply because they mate with up to 30 different drones. Most II queens contain sperm from only one drone, although there are some II breeders that contain sperm from more then one drone.
    Actually one may use as many drones in II as in a natural mating. Usually, single drone matings with II are used when one is looking for very specific cross outcomes.

    We rarely use single drone matings and have never received a request for one from a client.

    Adam Finkelstein
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    Default Re: Looking to buy VSH queen

    I would like to buy some naturally mated mite resistant queens this spring, but I don't know where to look. Could someone please point me in the right direction?

    Thank You.

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    Default Re: Looking to buy VSH queen

    Update on my earlier post. Maple trees are producing pollen and the bees are finally flying again. All six VP queen hives, have survived very strong and ready to kick it in high gear. Out of the twenty four hives I went into winter with twenty three are still going strong. By far the best winter survivor rate I have ever had.
    The Busy Bee teaches two lessons: One is not to be idle and the other is not to get stung.

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