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  1. #1
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    Apr 2012
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    surry, north carolina, usa
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    Default Queens arriving earlier than expected

    I ordered some queens to make some splits this year but they seem to be coming about four weeks earlier than I believed. Any ideas on keeping them alive and healthy for four to five weeks? Day time temps still a little cool. Might get to the fifties a few days a week.

  2. #2
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    Feb 2011
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    Dexter, Missouri USA
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    Default Re: Queens arriving earlier than expected

    Split as soon as they come in or day prior.Banking queens that long would be terribly hard on them.

  3. #3
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    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA
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    Default Re: Queens arriving earlier than expected

    Have you talked to the seller to see if they could delay shipment til a more appropriate time?
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

  4. #4
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    Default Re: Queens arriving earlier than expected

    Emailed em. Waiting for reply.

  5. #5
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    Default Re: Queens arriving earlier than expected

    What's the new date that they are suggesting they will arrive? It depends a lot upon the strength of the hives that you'll be splitting. Four weeks can make a big difference. What has caused them to shift the delivery so much? I'd expect them to give you the OPTION of the early delivery, and not mandate such a situation. If they don't budge in the date, I'd be looking for a new queen supplier.
    Horseshoe Point Honey -- http://localvahoney.com/

  6. #6
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    Apr 2012
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    surry, north carolina, usa
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    Default Re: Queens arriving earlier than expected

    Just recieved response and it was an error that I received that message. " that was close".

  7. #7
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    collbran, co
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    Default Re: Queens arriving earlier than expected

    give each new queen with one frame of bees in a nuc and a frame of honey they will bee fine.

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