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    So I got my packages today from george taylor at waldo apiaries. My bees arrived with very few dead, and thats all that really matters on his end. How the bees from hardmens preform is yet to be seen. His way of paperwork probly isn't the best but he gets the job done.
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    "Peep",

    I think you should change your signature to "Cutting to the Quick"...
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    I also picked up 3 packages in Waldo today, too. 2 had almost no dead 1 has about a cup and a half of little corpses. Weather too nasty today, they're sitting in the basement. Maybe tomorrow

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    I shook two,and placed one in the hive today. One I decided to try the method of not shaking, and thats the one I placed.
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    George has some good packages and is quick to mail you out a queen if you should need one.
    life is like a box of chocolates,you never know what you are gonna get

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    Quote Originally Posted by giant pumpkin peep View Post
    I One I decided to try the method of not shaking,
    D peep B getin smarter
    Ed, KA9CTT profanity is IGNORANCE made audible
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    Your weather must have been a little beter than mine. We had mid 30s and off-and-on freezing rain all day Thurs. Girls spent another night in the basement. Today's the day - high predicted near 50.
    Where are you? Your handle suggests you're near Circleville. I used to grow big pumpkins myself but we're too far to enter them into the pumpkin fest.

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    If you look at my location it the top right corner of my post it says columbus. Im in columbus. It only got to 38 yesterday, but wasn't raining. I didnt want to keep the ladys inside any longer. My basement was to warm so I had to put them in our back "four seasons" room with a little heater. Dont like running that little heater. They'll be fine. I had drawn combs, and honey stores. Let me know how your queens look. Mine where big and fat.
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    Warmed up today so I shook them in. This was my first experience with Russians (and only my second year) so I wasn't quite sure what to expect. Only one of the queens was what I would call big & fat. They were all quite lively, though. In fact, I would describe the whole procedure as quite lively. After taking 5 or so stings from the first package, I had to suit up. They were really anxious to be out of the package. My brand new jacket got heavily spotted and has a bunch of stingers stuck to the arms. But they're home now and I'm sure we'll come to a better relationship soon.
    I saw that your location was Columbus but I didn't know if, like me, you just generalized your location to be more recognizable to folks unfamiliar with rural locations near there.

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    Probably should have placed them in, too.

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    One of packages peirced me up pretty good. The other just liked to hang out on soemthing big, and warm. (me) I lost count at about 5 stings with the other one, and there third I obvously didnt shake. Where around athens are ya? I work with a alpaca shearer and we do a lot of work around athens, and to the south. I wish ya luck. A friend who got hardmens russians last year said they did great, but if you made one of them bees mad, you got the whole bunch going.
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    My mailing address is Millfield but really I live just about a mile outside the Athens city limits. If you're down here shearing alpacas, you might know my friend Marilyn Wentworth.
    I'm wondering if what riled the bees up was the weather, length of time in the package or what. Because they're Russkies? I figured I'd be getting 3 lbs of Italians with a Russian queen added but they are smaller and darker than my Italians. Really different experience than my installation last year.

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    nah the ruskies didnt do it. I think it was the weather. I was commenting on the behaivor based on what a friend experienced last year. They built up well,but could be tempermental. And your right its probly italians with russian queens.
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    Sorry, it's an age thing. Most of my life we've blamed everything bad on the Commies

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    If anyone is looking or bees I'm pretty sure george has them. I guess he didn't have all of em sold on the load I got bees from, and just used them for himself. So, if your still looking for bees, chances are, george has em availible or future ship dates.
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