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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Camino, CA
    Posts
    78

    Default Strachan Apiaries

    Just wanted to say Strachan gets nothing but top ratings from me! As a new beek I had a couple of emergencies over the last few weeks and they were more than helpful getting me the queens I needed.
    On both occasions they were last minute and even though I called during their peak time and hadn't reserved a queen prior to this they were able to find an extra for me. They even offered to have them shipped that day but I chose to drive the 180 miles round trip both times just to make sure the girls were less stressed and also wanted to see the place. On the second visit I had forgotten to mention I'd like a marked queen and the only one available was unmarked but the guy that does the marking was in the office when I was there so he took her in the back, marked her and i was back on the road minutes later.

    They definitely get two thumbs up from me not to mention both queens are doing great.

    John

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Placer County, California
    Posts
    76

    Default Re: Strachan Apiaries

    John,

    You must have received my bees

    I picked up 20 NWC in April. All doing excellent. Ordered 50 more late April-first of May, said they were soldout, said something about a big order to fill in Canada, (nothing about Camino, CA) and to call next week. So I did and every Monday until finally Call OH Bees in Orland, picked up 52 NWC the following Tuesday, all doing excellent. I like Strachen very much, born and raised in Yuba City, but now OH Bees gets my business.
    "Success is all about attitude"
    California Almond Pollination Services, Inc.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    St. Louis, Missouri, USA
    Posts
    626

    Default Re: Strachan Apiaries

    In late August I ordered a NWC queen from Strachan Apiaries. Tami was really responsive and helpful working out the shipping and they mailed the queen out promptly. It was my first experience re-queening but it went well. The bees love this new queen. There are a ton of them in her retinue so she must have great pheromone levels. She got right to laying with a great pattern and I never saw any evidence that they considered superseding her.

    Overall great product, great service. I am thrilled with this purchase!

    NWC Queen Aug 2012.jpg
    Last edited by Colleen O.; 10-02-2012 at 07:36 PM. Reason: Add Photo

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