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  1. #1
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    Default NW Carolian queen

    I lost a Italian queen and this was the only queen my buddy had I've always used Italian mutts.What can I expect from this queen if she makes it I know almost nothing of them.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: NW Carolian queen

    I raise 80% of the Italian queens and worker bees. Some look like the Cordovan bees too.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I00gdhHIUgM
    Unfortunately, I also lost her because of a neglect of one virgin Carni queen that emerged yesterday.
    Maybe this old queen got kicked out of her hive?
    Hunches told me to cage this queen but I let it slide by. Just one day late.
    How many mistakes do I need to learn about beekeeping, huh?

    From what I have read they are resourceful of their stored resources. Not likely to swarm like the
    OW Carniolan. And some will stop making broods when the weather turns cold and when resources
    are not available they will stop laying. If nobody give you a good answer then google it.
    Unlike the Italians, they don't build up a large hive population for over wintering. That means they
    will need to be feed to maintain a large colony in order to have some bees left over to build up fast
    in the spring time. Some like the Italian/Carni cross to have the best of both world, sort of. I have
    been trying to mix both to see how they perform over winter this year.

  3. #3
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    Default Re: NW Carniolan queen

    I think you meant "carniolan", rather than "carolian".
    48 years - 50 hives - TF
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  4. #4
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    Default Re: NW Carniolan queen

    Thanks beepro.Joseph LOL I just noticed that.

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