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    Default SF BayArea Backyard Beekeeper looking for VHS Queens

    I have been reading so much about VHS bees that I want to give it a try. Any idea where I can buy any in my area? Would like to avoid the shipping cost if locally available.
    Thanks

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    Default Re: SF BayArea Backyard Beekeeper looking for VHS Queens

    I usually make a queen run to Orland in April. How many do you want?
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    Default Re: SF BayArea Backyard Beekeeper looking for VHS Queens

    All the way to Orlando? I'm but a hobby beekeeper looking for a couple only. Hope it is not to much trouble.

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    Default Re: SF BayArea Backyard Beekeeper looking for VHS Queens

    Betamax queens are better.

    deknow
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    Default Re: SF BayArea Backyard Beekeeper looking for VHS Queens

    Quote Originally Posted by deknow View Post
    Betamax queens are better.
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    Default Re: SF BayArea Backyard Beekeeper looking for VHS Queens

    haha, i didn't get the betamax joke right off til I thought about it more... didn't even notice the VHS instead of VSH
    Last edited by JRG13; 01-22-2013 at 04:44 PM.

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    Default Re: SF BayArea Backyard Beekeeper looking for VHS Queens

    Quote Originally Posted by radu43 View Post
    All the way to Orlando? I'm but a hobby beekeeper looking for a couple only. Hope it is not to much trouble.
    Ohhh what difference an O makes....
    2,988 mi, 42 hours

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    Default Re: SF BayArea Backyard Beekeeper looking for VHS Queens

    Do you mean VSH bees?
    Time to be a gypsy again, 2014 will be my prep year, my bees want a better area with actual rainfall.

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    Default Re: SF BayArea Backyard Beekeeper looking for VHS Queens

    radu,

    Orland is bee breeder land in No Cal. 2 1/2 hours away. I usually consolidate orders and make one run a year up there. I'm assuming you mean VSH queens. Depending on the size of the order, I add up to $5 on top for gas but it's better than paying $25 for shipping and then getting a dead queen with USPS. (Their service is horrible here).

    You'll have to pick up your queen(s) in SF.
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    Default Re: SF BayArea Backyard Beekeeper looking for VHS Queens

    Thanks for explaining it so the old guys can get the joke. Between missing o's and reversed s's and h's I am really confused by this thread.

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    Default Re: SF BayArea Backyard Beekeeper looking for VHS Queens

    Quote Originally Posted by odfrank View Post
    Thanks for explaining it so the old guys can get the joke.
    Us younger guys got it right away.
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    Default Re: SF BayArea Backyard Beekeeper looking for VHS Queens

    Hey Charley,
    What type of VSH queens are you picking up, & from who?
    We drove up to the Oliverez bee day a few years ago, it was a fantastic day.
    Dan

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    Default Re: SF BayArea Backyard Beekeeper looking for VHS Queens

    Dan,

    I feel a field trip coming on! I usually stop in at whoever has them. Zbees, Koehen, Oliverez. They're all VSH. Zbees has great Carnie queens. We'll talk Uncle Ollie into going and buying us a taco lunch.
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    Default Re: SF BayArea Backyard Beekeeper looking for VHS Queens

    Charlie...Ollie... Come to Orlando, i will buy you a taco lunch.

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